The Nicholas Glover Russell fundraiser is getting close to the end and we wanted to bring everyone up to date. Nicholas had his open heart surgery on March 22, and is doing well at this time. He was released several days early because he was doing so well. He is breathing much better and has excellent color now. He is a trooper.
The drawing for the raffle will be held at the Town and Country on Wednesday May 8, starting at 6 p.m. in the lounge. There will be a door prize raffle and 50/50. Music will be played by the TimPaul Band. It will be an exciting evening and it is open to all those who would like to come and share this with us.
We want to thank all those who have offered their prayers and kind words, to all those who have bought raffle tickets, made donations, and have given of your time.
Once again, we would like to thank and recognize the donors of the items that will be raffled on Wednesday night. The donors are: H&R Block, Muddy Paws, Betty Dee’s, Route 12V, Storyland, Great Glen Trails, Angel Guardian, Gills Flower Shop, Sears of Gorham, Aubuchon Hardware, Attitash Mountain Resort, Town & Country, Cedar Pond Campground, Sherwin Williams, Denise Bergeron, Maureens, Mt Washington Auto Rd, Royalty Athletic Club, Santa's Village, Devan Bickford, Linda, Bruce Jordan, Greetings Jewelers, Gorham House Florist, Dunkin Donuts, Guys Auto Shop, Peebles, Rudy's, Caron Bldg, Valley Creek, Circle K, Absolute Power Sports, Pizza Hut, Brenda Aubin, Deb Alonzo, St. Kieran's, Mr. Pizza, Subway, Gorham Car Wash, St. Kieran's, Jays Corner, Dynasty Buffet, Employees of VIP, Wildcat, Gorham House of Pizza, Tea Birds, and Hot Bodz.
Tickets are still available at Leon Costello Tire Company, Gills Flowers, Up The Rivah (in Milan), Gorham House Florist, and family members. Tickets will also be sold at the IGA on Monday May 6. We would like to thank all the other locations for making these tickets available as well.
A personal thanks to Bob Chapman of Chapman Steel and Container. Thank you for your time, your ear, and your donation. I say this for our Androscoggin River community that we are appreciative of all that you do for us as individuals and groups. I have heard many examples of your kindness. Thank you Bob.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 19:58
On behalf of all the children that attended the Berlin Head Start program this year I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that made this year a great year for us. I would like to say thank you to the site committee members who spent a lot of time working together to make sure they had a lot of fun and educational projects, activities, and events throughout the year. Thank you to the teachers for doing their part to make learning safe and fun for the children. Last but not least Thank you to all the parents and community members who helped do their part to make this such a successful year. The children enjoyed an end of year celebration at the Northern Forest Heritage Park which included a Pirate Ship bouncy house, face painting, arts and crafts and two excited shows performed by Mad Scientist out of Portland Maine. I hope next year will be just as successful.
Lisa Stewart, Chairperson
Site Committee 2012/2013.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 21:28
The Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society at White Mountains Community College would like to thank the businesses and community members who helped our fundraiser on Wednesday, April 17.
Our food donors were: IGA, Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, and Barry Murphy.
Our prize donors were: White Mountains Community College, Curves, David Lee Mountain, Gills Flowers, Sweet Mamas, Hot Bods, WMCC Bookstore, Northland Dairy Bar, Berlin Bowling Center, Middle Earth, Maureen's Boutique, Gold House, Rumorz Boutique, and Mom'z Grilled Cheese. Without the support of these businesses, this event would not have been possible.
The prize winners were: Sue L'heureux (WMCC 3 credit course), Matt Cook and Scott Locke (Yankee Candles from David Lee), Anthony Brezzo (Middle Earth GC), Sally Laberge (WMCC Bookstore GC), Karen Sevier (Gills GCV), Ashley Peters (Maureen's GC), Felicia Aubut (Gold House GC), Kelly Horne (Hot Bodz GC), Brenda Bailey (Berlin Bowling Center GC), Russ Vitko and Trey Yacek (Sweet Mamas GC) Jesstina Murphy (Both Curves GC's), Jen McKay (Northland GC), Ashley Peters (Rumorz Bangle Bracelets) , and Heather Johnston (Moose Balls from Mom'z Grilled Cheese).
Our event was a huge success. We raised over $650 and collected nine boxes of food. All of these proceeds will be divided amongst the seven area soup kitchens and food pantries. As Phi Thete Kappa members, we strive to better our community. The success of this event will allow us to do just that. Thank you for your support.
Phi Theta Kappa Members
Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 21:28
I'm writing this in response to the letter printed by my friend Andre Belanger. I'm so glad that he wrote in with his thoughts on theatre in the Berlin area. I have spoken with him about the subject many times over the years and we are both very enthusiastic. Andre has agreed to not only help with the summer production, but he has already started to do so with thoughts, ideas and sketches for set design. I am thankful to have him on our team. The summer production is called “Arthurian” and as Andre stated in his letter, I wrote it. Although it would be fairer to say that I adapted it from the King Arthur legends that have been around for hundreds or years or more.
Arthurian focuses on the young life of the boy, Arthur, who will grow to be the King spoken of in the legends. At it's heart it is the story of two brothers growing up, one of whom is adopted. They have very different paths in life since one is noble and the other isn't. It asks questions about how much of our lives are based on destiny and how much is based on the choices that we make. Family relationships are strained when one boy is destined to be a knight, the other a servant, and a young maiden enters their lives. This show is a family appropriate adventure story, peppered with comedy action and drama. There will be nine shows over three weekends in August at 921 Main Street in Berlin.
Thank you again to Andre Belanger, and to you for taking the time to read this. We can and should work together to keep community theatre alive in the Berlin area.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 21:28
NOTE:This successful fundraiser was the brainchild of Gina Saladino and Sharon Hamel. Both had sons, Bailey and Cael, in kindergarten and both boys had attended the Gorham Community Learning Center. Seeing the needs of the schools, Gina and Sharon believed a community fundraiser would be a good way to raise funds and awareness. he first spaghetti dinner was held six years ago, serving 200 dinners and raising $1,000. This year, more than 800 meals were served, $3000 raised and countless parents, grandparents and friends of the schools volunteered to make this such a great success. This has become an iconic community event that represents the wonderful area we live in and the great schools our children attend. It is with very grateful hearts that the parents and children thank all those who contributed and enjoyed great food!
In the middle of a crazy March snow storm on March 19t, Saladino's Restaurant in Gorham was the place to be for lunch and dinner. The 6, annual Saladino’s fundraiser served 831 meals and with the assistance of more than 75 volunteers that raised money for the Gorham Middle School and the Ed Fenn Elementary School in Gorham.
We thank Yokohama Restaurant, Jay's Corner, Town & Country, Boott Spur Grill, Eastern Depot, Pizza Hut, Circle K, Central Paper, PFC foods, White mountain cafe, Mr. pizza, IGA, Gorham Booster Club, Cafe Services, Gorham House of Pizza, SaveALot, AVH and Sysco for additional support by donating products and allowing us to keep the cost of the meal the same and serve so many meals.
Our countless volunteers helped by baking desserts, rolling 300 lbs of meatballs, slinging spaghetti, making salads, filling dressings, cutting bread, rolling silverware, delivering meals to local businesses, setting tables and serving customers! Again, they did this all for the benefit of our local schools.
The organized, chaotic day ended with us serving 831 meals in just 8 hours. Four hundred and eighty plus meals were delivered to area businesses such as AutoNorth, AVH, Mt Tire, Berlin City Auto group, Brookfield Power, Northway bank, SAU 20, SAU 3, GCLC, Gorham Paper & Tissue and many others. We thank every person that ate with us, take out or dine in that day. Your support is very appreciated.
In six years, the Saladino’s Spaghetti Fundraiser has provide $19,075 to our community schools. Edward Fenn Elementary has received $9,875, Gorham Community Learning Center $5,600 and Gorham Middle School $3,600. The funds have helped to fill a large gap in the basic needs in our schools by providing classroom furniture, storage units, SmartBoard, cameras, digital media equipment, microscopes, and funding for enrichment programs and activities.
Our sincerest thanks to Michael and Sylvia Saladino for allowing us to take over their restaurant, giving up all business for the day and once again helping our schools.
Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 21:27