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AVA Gallery and Art Center

Monday, May 5th, 2014


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.

Bridgman’s Furniture

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Bridgman’s – About Us

 Store Hours:        Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Address:               387 Miracle Mile, Lebanon, NH 03766
 Telephone:   603-448-2510           800-639-6208
Experience, Quality and Value.  Since 1891.

As one of the Northeast’s most treasured furniture stores, Bridgman’s Furniture has provided customers in New England & the Northeast with home furnishings and accessories for over 120 years.  Known for our style, quality, and service, Bridgman’s Furniture is a family owned and operated business dedicated to treating each customer as a member of our extended family. Made with care and detailed craftsmanship, every piece of home or office furniture found at Bridgman’s Furniture is guaranteed to suit your needs and style at a price that’s right for you. In our showroom you will find dozens upon dozens of your favorite brand names to furnish your home with quality upholstery, leather, and wood pieces, as well as mattresses, lighting accessories, decorative gifts, carpets, rugs, window treatments, and much more.  Bridgman’s strives to bring you the best local, regional and national brands.  Ninety percent of our products are made in the USA.

At Bridgman’s Furniture, we enjoy working with our customers to help choose the right piece for your home or office based on quality and design. Our dedicated sales staff has been in the home furnishing business for many years and, with the best in the business on our showroom floor, we assure you that high-pressure sales tactics are something you won’t find anywhere in our store. And when you need expert decorating advice, the Bridgman’s Design Team is happy to visit you for an in-home consultation.  For experience, quality and value, visit Bridgman’s Furniture on the Miracle Mile in Lebanon, New Hampshire. We look forward to seeing you.

Business After Hours

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
January 19, 2017
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

Business After Hours – Hosted by Rotary Club of Lebanon, Dwinell Room, Harvest Hill, Alice Peck Day Drive, Lebanon, NH

Business After Hours – April 12

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Business After Hours – Hosted by River Valley Community College, 15 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH

Business After Hours – May 18

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Business After Hours – Hosted by Service Credit Union, 225 Mechanic Street, Lebanon

Catered hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, door prizes and more! Learn all your local credit union can do for you!

City of Lebanon – Storm Recovery Update – July 8, 2013

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

City of Lebanon – Storm Recovery Update – July 8, 2013


Issued by: Chris Christopoulos, Jr., Fire Chief-Emergency Management Director Date: July 8, 2013 at 2100 hours


The following are the major activities related to the response and recovery efforts from the severe rain event between July 1st and July 2nd.


The City of Lebanon continues to focus our resources and efforts toward response to basic public needs as a result of last week’s rain event. Priorities are as follows:

Public Safety

– ensuring that all residents have basic services including: water for sanity use and potable drinking water (bottled water is available to those in the affected area at Lebanon Fire Station 1, So. Park Street), electricity and providing access for residents to their homes. Further resources continue to be deployed to address areas which could suffer significant damages during another rain event.

Slayton Hill Road

– has been opened to one lane of temporary traffic and most homes have driveway access restored as of July 8th. City officials met with a geologist from the State of New Hampshire to being investigating the cause of the severe damages to this area.

 Forest Avenue and Shaw Street – heavy cleanup activities continued throughout July 8th.

Impacted areas

– all impacted areas, including over 60 city and state streets are being inspected for storm related damage and catch basins are being cleared of debris to minimize further damages.

. Anyone wishing to report damage should contact Lebanon Public Works at 448-3112.

Public Assistance Service Center

– There will be a service center set up at Lebanon High School, Hanover Street Extension. The center will open on Wednesday, July 10th from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The following organizations will be on hand to offer assistance or provide direction to the public:

The Haven

Upper Valley Strong

Twin Pines Housing Trust



Senior Center

Lebanon Housing Authority

Coupon Club

Recovery – City officials will be meeting to develop a comprehensive City Storm Recovery Plan. This plan will include meetings with engineers for the reconstruction of Slayton Hill Road, an investigation by meteorologists and geologists to determine the cause of the damages, other street and culvert restoration projects, and mitigation projects for which the City can seek funding to minimize future impacts. This process will being tomorrow with FEMA officials touring the city to develop damage estimates.

Public Informational Meeting

– as soon as the City has assessed al damage and developed a City Recovery Plan, we will host a public information meeting to allow public input for the recovery phase.


– People wishing to volunteer or residents requiring clean-up assistance can contact Upper Valley Strong at (603) 448-0272 or online at http://www.uvstrong.org/ or http://www.uvstrong.org/household_survey/.

While we understand that many on the community have been impacted by this tragic event, we ask the public to be patient while we determine the most effective approach to make permanent repairs to city infrastructure. For general questions please contact the Lebanon Fire Department at 603-448-8810 during normal business hours.


Issued by: Chris Christopoulos, Jr., Fire Chief-Emergency Management Director Date: July 8, 2013 at 2100 hours


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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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Dead River Company Networking Event

Thursday, May 7th, 2015



Please join Dead River Company

for networking, delightful libations and

delectable appetizers


You are encouraged to bring a guest, and

when your guest becomes a new Dead River customer,

You will receive a 100 free gallons of fuel.



FROM 5:00 TO 7:00 PM


25 Airport Road, West Lebanon, NH





4 Red Sox tickets (May 21st game), An Outside Fire Pit, An Outside Patio Heater

And Much More



Please RSVP to crystal.rogers@deadriver.com



Tuesday, June 4th, 2013









115 ETNA RD.


Gross Leasable SF: 1,650 SF 2nd Floor and 2,400 SF 1st Floor

Minimum Lease Term: 1 Year unless otherwise negotiated

Base Rent per Gross Leasable SF: 1,650 SF $10.00/SF and 2,400 SF $12.00/SF

Additional Rent per Gross Leasable SF: $7.00/SF

Additional Rent Includes: Taxes, Insurance, and Common Area Maintenance

Tenant Pays Own: All Tenants pay own telephone and data/internet charges


Office is located 1 mile of I-89 exit 18.


If you require more information on a particular property or service, please send us an e-mail or you can reach us by phone or fax:  Mike Woodard.


Mailing Address: 45 Lyme Road, Suite 306, Hanover, NH 03755


E-mail Address: mikewoodard@woodardassociates.com

Phone Number: (603) 643-1508

Fax Number: (603) 643-6236

Dirty River Gang

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
July 19, 2014

Mascoma Cleanup

Downtown Lebanon 1964

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Fire of 1964

Dragonfly Ball

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013


Eastern Propane & Oil

Friday, May 2nd, 2014


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Endless Summer Event June 20-30, 2014

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
June 20, 2014 12:00 amtoJune 30, 2014 12:00 am


FairPoint Communications Continues to Bring More Broadband to NH

Friday, July 19th, 2013




News Release



Jeff Nevins



FairPoint Communications Continues to Bring More

Broadband to New Hampshire


Regulatory decision paves the way for further broadband expansion in Grafton and Orange


MANCHESTER, NH (July 18, 2013) – More residents in the Granite State can quickly e-mail photos, download music and surf the Internet now that FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband service to more than 55 additional homes and businesses in the town of Grafton and Orange.


In early 2013, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (NHPUC) approved FairPoint Communications’ proposal to allow the company to invest approximately $2.8 million of service quality monies incurred from 2009 through 2011 to further expand broadband in New Hampshire.  The total amount to be invested through this plan is $3.3 million with FairPoint’s contribution of $500,000.


“We continue to take the lead in bringing high speed Internet services to New Hampshire. High speed Internet access is very important to the state’s future economic growth and employment opportunities,” said Pat McHugh, New Hampshire state president for FairPoint. “With more than a $310 million investment in our network and infrastructure in New England since 2008, FairPoint is committed to bringing next-generation technology to New Hampshire residential and business customers.”


FairPoint, in collaboration with the NHPUC Staff and the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development identified specific regions across the state that will benefit from this investment in broadband infrastructure.  FairPoint is using the funds to expand broadband in unserved areas of the state.


As a result, Grafton and Orange are part of more than 2,500 homes and businesses throughout New Hampshire that will benefit from the $3.3 million broadband expansion project. This expansion is in addition to FairPoint’s ongoing commitment to increase broadband availability to 95 percent of its access lines in New Hampshire by the end of 2013.


High-speed connection areas include portions of the following streets/roads in:

Grafton: Bullock’s Crossing, Height of Land, Main, Orange Pond, Razor Hill, Snug Harbor, Straw, Tewksbury Landing, Tunnel, Turnpike and Tuttle Hill.

Orange: Arnold Acres, Orange and Peaslee.


To find out if you are eligible for FairPoint’s high-speed Internet and to obtain information about prices and bundled plans, residential consumers can call 1-866-984-2001 or visit www.FairPoint.com.


About FairPoint Communications, Inc.
FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) is a leading communications provider of broadband Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other high-capacity data services to customers in communities across 17 states. Through its fast, reliable fiber network, FairPoint delivers high-quality data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. FairPoint delivers Internet services through its resilient IP-based network in northern New England. This state-of-the-art fiber network provides carrier Ethernet connections to support the surging bandwidth and performance requirements for cloud-based applications like network storage, disaster recovery, distance learning, medical imaging, video conferencing and CAD/CAM along with traditional voice, VoIP, video and Internet access solutions. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com. You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/fairpoint), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint) and LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/fairpoint-communications).

Finish the Fight to End Cancer – You Can Make A Difference

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Finish the Fight to End Cancer – You Can Make A Difference

Lebanon, N.H. – After a successful year of surpassing its goal and raising over $29,000, and counting, for the American Cancer Society, the community of Greater Lebanon is looking for volunteers and committee members to continue their fight against cancer and make it even stronger.  2015 will be this Relay’s second year back as a community event after separating from Dartmouth-Hanover-Lebanon.  The committee is happy about the continued interest and enthusiasm the community has for the event, but needs the support of volunteers and committee members to make it another successful year.

The Event Chairs are excited to continue as a community event and are looking for your support. If you want to be involved in next year’s event as a committee member or volunteer please contact Makayla Warren, ACS Staff Partner, at 518-396-9256 or Makayla.Warren@Cancer.org.


Relay For Life celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those we have lost, and gives everyone the chance to fight back against cancer. Relay is a community event where teams of friends, families, schools, businesses, and organizations take turns walking overnight at a local track. Special activities, ceremonies, and entertainment make it a fun and moving experience. All teams raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight every cancer, in every community, every day. For more information on the American Cancer Society, or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.






Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
September 27, 2015
4:00 pm

For Immediate Release


What: Symphony NH

Where: Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, NH

When: Sunday, September 27, 2015

Time: 4:00 pm

Ticket Price: $45, $35, $25 & $12 (students). Seniors receive $5 off each ticket

LOH Contact: Heather Clow, 603.448.0400, hclow@lebanonoperahouse.org

Good Neighbor Health Clinic Contact: Dana Michalovic, 802.295.1868, dana@goodnhc.org



Symphony NH

Benefit Concert for the Good Neighbor Health Clinic

Live at Lebanon Opera House

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Symphony NH will perform a benefit concert for the Good Neighbor Health Clinic at Lebanon Opera House on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Seats for the 4:00 pm show are $45, $35, $25, & $12 (students). Seniors receive $5 off each ticket. Tickets can be purchased at Lebanon Opera House Box Office in person or via phone 603-448-0400. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.lebanonoperahouse.org. Please be sure to give Good Neighbor’s code (GN100), when purchasing tickets directly through the Lebanon Opera House.


With a rich history beginning with its founding in 1923, by conductor and educator Elmer “Pop” Wilson, Symphony NH is the oldest professional orchestra in New Hampshire. Symphony NH, formerly known as Nashua Symphony Orchestra, was joined by Music Director and Principal Conductor Jonathan McPhee in 2008. Since that time, the orchestra has soared to new artistic heights, continually pushing the envelope with challenging programming and repertoire.


Symphony NH’s season opening concert at Lebanon Opera House salutes a trio of American composers, and will feature: Copland’s Rodeo, Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town and Gershwin’s effervescent Concerto in F. Along with conductor Jonathan McPhee, the concert will also feature the sensational piano soloist, Randall Hodgkinson.


Randall Hodgkinson is the Grand Prize Winner of the International American Music Competition sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the Rockefeller Foundation.  He’s performed with orchestras in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Boston, Cleveland and abroad in Italy and Iceland. In addition, he has performed numerous recital programs spanning the repertoire from J.S. Bach to Donald Martino. He is an artist member of the Boston Chamber Music Society, and he performs the four-hand and two-piano repertoire with his wife Leslie Amper.


Symphony NH’s concert will benefit the Good Neighbor Health Clinic, which was established in 1992 and is located in White River Junction, Vermont. Last year, The Good Neighbor Health Clinic provided a total of 3,000 free medical and dental visits to low-income residents of the Upper Valley. Care provided by the clinic is delivered by physician volunteers and students from the Geisel School of Medicine and Harvard and Boston University Schools of Dental Medicine. Nurses, dental hygienists, and community members in other roles come together as “clinic teams” to provide medical and dental care. Additionally, the Good Neighbor Health Clinic’s Red Logan Dental Clinic provided $600,000 worth of free services to those in need last year.


For more information regarding Good Neighbor Health Clinic, visit: http://www.goodneighborhealthclinic.org/

For more information regarding Symphony NH, visit: http://symphonynh.org/about-snh/





FYI: Flash Flood Update (8/26/13)

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Lebanon Friends & Neighbors,


The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) sponsors the Emergency Watershed Protection Program, which may be able to assist some of you who suffered property damage from last month’s flash floods. For more info, please see the links below as well as http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/landscape/ewpp/


Please note that the deadline for filing for City help with this process is this Friday noon, Aug. 30.

Halloween events in NH

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
October 1, 2015 12:00 amtoOctober 31, 2015 12:00 am

Halloween events

Haunted houses and attractions

New Hampshire’s real haunted houses

The Granite State is haunted by everything from a love-struck pirate and mischievous children to malevolent spirits in cemeteries and mill workers who perished in fires.View the list of haunted buildings, houses and restaurants
Did you know?

Ghost hosting aficionados claim if you dust a table with baby powder and spirits are about they sometimes communicate through patterns created in the fragrant dust.
More from the paranormal experts

Did you know?

“America’s First Serial Killer,” H.H. Holmes, started out in life as Herman Webster Mudgett, a native of Gilmanton, NH. His story is about to become a film starting Leonardo DiCaprio.
More about H.H. Holmes

Graveyard foliage tour

This tour of historical and beautiful graveyards from around the state combines the spirit of the Halloween season with some of the best places to view fall foliage.

Take a tour of the cemeteries

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