Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer’s Guide to Food Safety

COLEBROOK — UNH Cooperative Extension will be presenting a free, three-hour program on Cooking for Groups: A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety. This training opportunity is for groups or churches that offer meals to the public, whether the meal is free or as part of a fundraiser.

The workshop is being held on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at Monadnock Congregational Church, 147 Main Street, Colebrook. The workshop will be presented by Field Specialist, Ann Hamilton. Ann is a certified ServSafe® instructor.

Topics covered include review of safe food handling techniques; reminders of personal hygiene practices; prevention of cross-contamination; safe time and temperature controls; and food donations. Certificates of attendance will be issued.

For more information call the Carroll County office of UNH Cooperative Extension at (603) 447-3834 or 1-800-322-4166. Pre-registration is requested by September 16, by calling Betty Lou Canty at 447-3834, 1-800-322-4166 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


AVH Relay For Life Team Scrapbooking Crop benefit Sept. 26

BERLIN — Do you have an interest in scrapbooking but haven't tried it yet? Do you need a little motivation or guidance with your scrapbooking project? Or would you just like to scrapbook with other scrapbookers, have a little fun, and share ideas?

The AVH Relay For Life Team welcomes you to join them on Saturday, September 26, 2015, anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the AVH Lecture Room to help you accomplish your scrapbooking goal. All ages are welcome, as well as all skill levels, whether beginner or advanced. A $10 donation will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Come with your photos and scrapbooking tools and supplies. The Team will be happy to meet you and assist you with your project.

For more information, please call Scrapbooking Crop Benefit Event Chairperson Debbie Alonzo at (603) 326-5885. Visit AVH online at or on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. AVH: Leading the Way to a Healthier Future.

White River Junction VA Medical Center invites all to be a part of a 'Summer of Service'

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — On August 20, White River Junction VA Medical Center will host the medical center's second Summer of Summer of Service Voluntary Outreach and Open House. A nationwide VA initiative called a 'Summer of Service' seeks the help of local communities to create and build partnerships to grow the number of individuals and organizations serving Veterans.

Cooking classes teach how to prepare healthy and affordable meals


COLEBROOK — Would you like to learn how to cook healthier meals? How about ideas on stretch your food dollars and maximize resources? Cooking Matters™ for Adults is scheduled for the Colebrook area starting in mid-September. Those interested are encouraged to register with UNH Cooperative Extension, Coös County office today.