Written by Barbara Tetreault
You've seen them raising money at the annual Berlin/Gorham Relay for Life fundraiser to end cancer. Now the New Hampshire Northern Correctional Facility 'Jailbirds', a group of local correctional officers, have come up with another great event to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
This Saturday, Feb. 23, the Jailbirds have challenged the Berlin Fire Department firefighters to a fun hockey game at the Notre Dame arena in what is being called 'Skate for a Cure'. The game will get underway at 7 p.m.
In addition to watching the two teams play their hearts out, spectators will be entertained by mascots who will cheer on the teams and mingle with the crowd. There will be half time games for kids interested in participating. They even plan to have halftime games for any kids who want to participate.
If hockey isn't your thing, a silent auction will be held in the lobby and is free to all.
"We really hope this will be an annual thing," said Laura Tardiff, of NCF. "Everyone has been affected, somehow, due to cancer. W e like creating new ideas and ways of raising money," she said.
Tardiff hinted a local celebrity will be dropping the ceremonial first puck to mark the start of the competition. She said Jailbirds went so far as try to get Maine comedian, Bob Marley, as a celebrity referee. But, he reluctantly admitted he was not a big fan of hockey.
"A big thank you goes out to the Fire Department for jumping at the opportunity when we offered the idea." Tardiff said. "We hope to give back to the community in more ways than just during Relay for Life, and I think this is a good start".
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Come hungry as the breakfast is all you can eat for just $7 for adults and $4 for children. Served up hot and fresh will be all of your breakfast favorites including eggs, bacon, sausage, homefries, and of course…pancakes! There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds from the breakfast will go towards the purchase of life saving equipment.
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Librarian Joy McCorkhill and various members of the Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Library, and the Library Building Committee will be on hand to welcome visitors and to share thoughts and information about the future of the library.
All community members are invited to attend.
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Stop in and enjoy a fresh cup of locally roasted coffee or a delicious steep of Forte Tea.
"The great thing about this set up is you can try before you buy," states proprietor, Elizabeth Ruediger. "I offer 24 varieties of kcups available for mix and match and four rotating varieties of Forte Tea so you can get a little taste of superior goodness before investing in a particular flavor.". Forte Tea is a New England based business, as well as the gourmet popcorn, biscotti and yummy donuts and artisan breads from Vermont that will stock the metro-feel cafe.
SaVoir Flare has gone through several stages of transition as it has grown from a 265 sq. foot venue to nearly 800 feet between two store fronts on Berlin's rebounding Main St. In three years, SaVoir flare has been recognized as a NH GRAND Best of Business and a NH Magazine, Editors Pick, Best in Shopping "unique north country gift store". The bookstore offers a wonderful selection of best sellers, as well as the talents of local authors. The boutique is an urban oasis in the small city and welcomes all with a little humor, edginess and a touch of haute couture.
It will be hosting local authors, Kyle Newton on Sat., Feb. 23 and Rosalie Richards on Sat., Mar. 3. Both events are noon to 3pm.
SaVoir Flare is located in downtown Berlin at 52 Main St., Berlin, NH. 603-752-3930 www.
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