Points of Interest – Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette

Points of Interest – Senator David Pierce

2013 Best Banks to Work For


2013 Best Banks to Work For


For Immediate Release

November 4, 2013

For More Information:

Samantha Pause, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Sales and Service

samantha.pause@mascomabank.com 603-443-8643


Lebanon, NH –



Mascoma Savings Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For. The program, which was initiated in 2013 to identify, recognize and honor the best banks to work for in the nation, is a project of American Banker and Best Companies Group.


To be considered for participation, banks had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:


– Have at least 50 employees working in the US;

– Be a Commercial Bank, Thrift, Mutual Association, Mutual Savings Bank, Savings and Loan Association or a Savings Bank.


In all, 35 banks achieved “Best Bank” status in this inaugural program. The full Best Banks to Work For list is featured in the November issue of American Banker Magazine and is available online at AmericanBanker.com. Best Bank to Work for in the US


Determining the Best Banks to Work For involved a two-step process.  The first step consisted of evaluating each participating bank’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics.  This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation.  The second part consisted of employee surveys aimed at assessing the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace.  This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation.  The combined scores determined the top banks and the final ranking.  Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.


For more information on the Best Banks to Work For program, visit www.BestBankstoWorkFor.com or contact Jackie Miller at 877-455-2159.



Lebanon Friends & Neighbors,


Relaying the latest from the amazing Anne Goodrich, who’s been coordinating volunteers for Upper Valley Strong…

As throughout, please sign up to help/donate via



Moving items from temporary storage in Canaan back to a Rivermere unit in Lebanon. Has truck but needs loaders/unloaders at either end.



Lunch sponsor for Rivermere volunteers



At Rivermere & homes around Lebanon & beyond:


Scraping/removing mud




Realizing that this is the Prouty weekend plus vacation/visiting time of year for many…


Any/All contributions are appreciated—including $$ & food-shelf items. See donation info at websites of UV Strong, Twin Pines Housing Trust,The Haven, LISTEN, COVER, American Red Cross, etc.


AVA Gallery and Art Center


May 3, 2014

Contact: Margaret Jacobs, 603-448-3117




AVA Gallery and Art Center


Wayne Nield

The Walls of the Reliquary

April 25 – June 6, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, April 25, 5-7pm


AVA Gallery and Art Center, located at 11 Bank Street in Lebanon, NH, is pleased to present the exhibition The Walls of the Reliquary by Wayne Nield, on display from April 25 through June 6, 2014 in the Clifford B. West Gallery.  A reception, free and open to public, will take place on Friday, April 25, from 5 to 7pm.

Originally from Baltimore, MD, Wayne Nield, a recent resident of Canaan, NH, received his BS in Art and English from Towson University and his MA in Art History, with an emphasis on Architecture, from American University. For many years he served as an historic sites specialist for the Maryland Historical Trust studying hundreds of old buildings for inclusion in the State Inventory of Historic Sites and the National Register of Historic Places.  Nield considers this historic preservation work as “grist for his mill as an artist,” whose work explores themes of place, the history of everyday lives and the demolition of historic buildings. Awarded numerous grants by the Maryland State Arts Council and Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City, his installations, wall pieces and murals have been shown in numerous art spaces and galleries in the Baltimore/Washington area.

Drawing on more than twenty-five years’ experience in the field of historic preservation, Nield’s work explores themes of place, the history of everyday lives, and the demolition of historic buildings. For his exhibition at AVA, Nield will be showing a selection from a body of work titled The Walls of the Reliquary. This work began as a response to the many abandoned buildings of Baltimore and those anonymous historical people who had resided in them.  Nield states: “Ruins say as much, if not more, about our past than conjectural restorations. Old dilapidated buildings are an eye-sore for many. When I see ruins I see reliquaries whose worn surfaces and patina took generations to create and which stand as visual documents of the Eldergone. Our oldest buildings are more than academic examples of design; they are visual records of that continuum of which our lives are a part, and like the true symbols they are, say something that words fail to communicate.”


Since leaving Baltimore in 2005, Walls of the Reliquary have become less urban. These later works respond to the many ruins of our agrarian past as the artist experiences them in Pennsylvania, New York and now New Hampshire and Vermont.



Wayne Nield will give a talk on his work on Thursday, June 5th at 6pm in the

Clifford B. West Gallery.  The talk is free and open to the public.


This exhibition is generously sponsored by:

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Hutchens Media, LLC

Woodstock Soapstone Company




AVA Gallery and Art Center/Alliance for the Visual Arts is a non-profit organization representing Vermont and New Hampshire artists.  Located at 11 Bank Street right off Colburn Park in Lebanon, NH, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM to 5PM (7pm on Thursdays) and by appointment; closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Admission is free, and the gallery is accessible to the handicapped.

                                                                                                                                             AVA is supported in part by:

the New Hampshire  State Council on the Arts,  the National Endowment for the Arts

and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

Lebanon Police Chief Appointed

Lebanon Police Chief Appointed
posted Nov 4, 2013, 7:05 AM by Lebanon NH                                                                                       [
23 hours ago


City Manager Greg Lewis today announces the appointment of Gary J. Smith to the position of police chief for the City of Lebanon,  effective November 12, 2013.

Since March 2006, Smith had been deputy chief, and, upon the retirement of Police Chief James Alexander in February 2013, took on the role of interim police chief.
He has been with the Lebanon Police Department for close to 27 years, since 1987, when he joined as a patrolman. Through the years, Smith advanced through the ranks, holding positions as corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain before being named deputy police chief. In his career, he has held all supervisory positions available within the department.
In March 2004, he was named to the Governor’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence. Smith is a member of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and the New Hampshire Police Association.
“I’m proud to have Gary, with his years of leadership and excellence on the force, step in to this most important role for Lebanon,” said City Manager Greg Lewis. “I thank him on behalf of the city for taking on the responsibilities of police chief.”
Smith will begin his official duties with the City of Lebanon as police chief on November 12, 2013.

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