Points of Interest – Paul Tierney – Valley Community Loan Fund

Lebanon Friends & Neighbors

Lebanon Friends & Neighbors,


Flash-flood recovery is going well, thanks to so many of you wonderful folks.


1. WE NEED 4–6 MORE VOLUNTEERS THIS AFTERNOON to help a Slayton Hill couple remove damaged items from their flooded basement.

Please sign up at www.uvstrong.org & stop by the volunteer tent in the Storrs Hill Ski Area parking lot. Someone should be there till 3:30 pm today, Sunday, July 7.



Please sign up at www.uvstrong.org & stop by the volunteer tent in the Storrs Hill Ski Area parking lot. Someone should be there till 3:30 pm today, Sunday, July 7.



Those living alone, with health challenges, &/or unable to afford cleanup/repairs are those people most likely to suffer mold-related problems especially the more time goes by.

Anyone needing or knowing of someone needing recovery assistance can contact Upper Valley Strong at http://www.uvstrong.org/ orhttp://www.uvstrong.org/household_survey/


At this point UV Strong knows of approximately 14 water-damaged homes in Lebanon, not counting Rivermere. Following initial Lebanon Fire Dept. contact & response (thanks, LFD!) UV Strong has spoken with or left messages with residents of all but 3 of those homes, which will be visited in person this afternoon.


We’re fortunate to have access to specialized flood basement cleanup teams IF we can find out who needs help. The volunteer specialist team from Keene can only stay through tomorrow (Monday). Specialized teams from northern Mass. & VT may be available but can be matched with needs only if UV Strong hears from affected residents.


Our regional chapter of the American Red Cross last Friday provided cleanup kits for residents; remaining kits are available for pick-up at Lebanon Fire Station 1 at 12 South Park Street (on Lebanon Green), (603) 448-8810. The Methodists have also provided UV Strong with a number of very useful flood-cleanup kits, including buckets, which UV Strong is happy to drop off for people.


THANKS to the volunteers helping an elderly Shaw St. homeowner this afternoon, as well as those 4–6 of you additional who can help the above-referenced Slayton Hill couple.


4. RIVERMERE UPDATE: In all, 7 units were damaged, out of the total 21 units from which 17 families were displaced. Chief Christopoulos yesterday OK’d the lower undamaged Building 21 to be reoccupied. The upper building includes 3 undamaged units that also have been OK’d for reoccupation. Of the 7 damaged units in the upper building, 5 units are now clean & drying out for the next few days before they can be reoccupied. Also, there are 4 never-occupied units into which some families can move. Bottom line: Only 2 units cannot be reoccupied today or soon—really good news in the scheme of things.


TPHT Executive Director Andrew White & Upper Valley Strong Chair Anne Duncan Cooley join all of us in noting that many people besides Rivermere residents had flooded basements and property damage from last week’s rains. Thanks for their concerns & ideas on sharing resources.



Yesterday the Red Cross hosted a meeting at the Fireside Inn to assist Upper Valley residents with information related to disaster recovery services. A follow-up meeting for anyone impacted by last week’s rains will be held this Wednesday, July 10, from 12 noon till 8 pm at the Lebanon High School cafeteria, 195 Hanover Street Extension. Representatives from a number of Upper Valley non-profit helping agencies will be available to meet, with privacy available for those desiring such.


Thanks, everyone!

Eastern Propane & Oil


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Points of Interest – Bob McCarthy


Points of Interest – Don MacMeekin

Service Credit Union holds educational luncheon for new businesses

For More Information:    Karen Benedetti, 603-422-7827
                                         Lori Holmes, 603-422-7832



Service Credit Union holds educational luncheon for new businesses


PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Monday, April 22, 2013 – Service Credit Union will hold its first in a series of free Business Connection education luncheons for entrepreneurs and new business owners, including military veterans.

The Ready. Set. Launch. Series is scheduled for May 17th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fireside Inn, 25 Airport Road, West Lebanon, where two local entrepreneurs and a distinguished legal expert will discuss the complexities involved in bringing a product to market and growing a business.

This Service Credit Union event will feature Jennifer Davagian Ensign of Christcot Medical Company, KK Gregory of Wristies, Inc., and patent attorney Dan Bourque of Bourque & Associates who will offer expert advice and personal experiences to help attendees protect their business interests and intellectual property.

Registration is required and can be completed by calling 800.936.7730 or following the link here.


Service Credit Union is a full service financial institution, offering a wide range of financial products to its members.  With 40 branch locations including two staffed 24/7 contact centers, and full internet banking services, Service Credit Union serves anyone who lives or works in New Hampshire (excluding Coos County), 4 towns in Cape Cod, MA., and all branches of the U.S. Military and Department of Defense employees and their families. With over $2.2 billion in assets, Service Credit Union has 22 branches in New Hampshire, one in Massachusetts, and 17 branches on U.S. military bases in Germany.

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