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Chamber Member News & Events

Cardboard Sled Race at
Arrowhead on February 16th

PANCAKE BREAKFAST has been RESCHEDULED to February 23rd!
Registration for the Cardboard Sled Race begins at 10:30am in the main lobby. Entry fee is $8 for single, $16 for two and $20 for team of 3 or more (max of 8 people per sled). Judging of the sleds will begin at 12:00pm and continue till 1:30pm. The sleds will be judged in two categories; artistic and construction. There will also be awards for the fastest sleds from start to finish line (must make it in one piece) and other categories. Race will start at 2:00pm. For official rules on sled construction and other helpful information please visit Arrowhead's Website .

The Sleboggan Club is challenging all Adult/ Business /Family entries to beat them, they don't think you can!

Due to a scheduling conflict the pancake breakfast has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 23rd. The pancake breakfast will be served from 8am-10am at the Teal Lantern Restaurant located inside the Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center on South Street in Claremont on Saturday, February 23rd . Breakfast is $6 per person and includes pancakes, North Country Smokehouse bacon and sausage, maple syrup from Bascom Maple Farm, juice and coffee. All proceeds benefit the Arrowhead Recreation Club.

Amplified Arts News & Upcoming Production
On January 19th, Amplified Arts of Claremont and cast members from past and present productions of the arts education and performance hub, as well as over 50 other Theatre Arts organizations and companies descended on Downtown Concord for the 17th New Hampshire Theatre Awards produced by The New Hampshire Theatre Alliance. It was a night of celebration for all things NH Theatre and for those that walked away with an award, a little extra bounce in their step.

As most artists will tell you, you don’t create art, and theatre is an art, for the awards. You create it to say something, to share a piece of yourself to the world. This year, Amplified Arts both had the chance to create an experience that spoke to many and walk away with a NH Theatre Award for one of its cast members with its production of The Laramie Project by the Mosis Kauffman and the Tectonic Players, produced by Amplified Arts Academy Program and Rural Outright, a program of TLC. David Stark for the second year in a row walked away with the Best Male Actor in a Youth Production for his portrayal of several characters in The Laramie Project .

Another special moment for the the cast of The Laramie Project was the opportunity to perform as part of the evening. Their scene was included with other scenes from award nominated productions from around the state. “It was lovely to see many of our early career artists reunited after a year as they performed such an impactful scene on the stage at the Capitol Center for the Arts, in front of a full house of theatre lovers. It was really special!” said Shelly Hudson, Amplified Arts’ Artistic Director and the director of production of The Laramie Project. Ms. Hudson was nominated for a Best Director in a Community Production Comedy/Drama award and another cast member Matthew Hennig was a top three finalist for Best Supporting Actor in a Youth Production.
Members of the Academy, Amplified Arts youth theatre Program at the NH Theatre Awards on Jan 19, 2019; Austin Judd-McCarthy, Mia Caccavaro, Anna Caccavaro, David Stark, Cameron Eaton.
 Members of the Company, Amplified Arts Adult Theatre Program Rehearse for The Country Wife open Feb 14th: Craig Woodbury plays Master Pinchwife & Kirstie Small plays Margery Pinchwife. 
What’s next for Amplified Arts after the big win in January? Doing what they do best, intimate & immersive theatre. On February 14th, Amp’s adult theatre program “The Company” opens their production of The Country Wife , a saucy period comedy about bedroom manners by William Wycherley and adapted by Amplified Arts Artistic Director Shelly Hudson. The Show opens February 14 and runs through February 23. Tickets for general admission are $12. Because of limited seats, the Amplified Arts Team encourages folks to purchase their tickets in advance on their website .

For more information about the The Country Wife , other programs like Amplified Arts Summer Trunk Theatre Camp for ages 7-12 coming this summer or their art film series coming back this spring, reach out to Amplified Arts online or email.

Business Training Survey
Turning Points Network is asking for your help with a survey about corporate training that they trying to conduct with businesses in Sullivan County. The survey is specific to types of trainings employers may want to see for their staff relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, bullying, harassment, etc.
We invite you to also take this survey yourself. Our goal is to reach 100 independent responses. 
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Ucci , or at 603-543-0155.
Sullivan County Conservation District’s 2019 Spring Plant Sale
This year’s Plant Sale is now underway, featuring a variety of quality plants at good prices. The money raised from the sale supports conservation activities throughout the year, including workshops, programs and projects aimed at promoting and conserving the county’s natural resources. All of the plants offered are hardy, healthy, and adapted to our growing conditions. Most are native, and none are invasive. New items this year include an assortment of trees, shrubs, and wildflowers that benefit wildlife as well as bulbs, a hosta, and a few ornamentals. Cover Crop Seed will also be sold in small quantities for home gardeners to prevent erosion and increase soil health. 

Visit our  website   to view the catalog and download an order form! 

The order deadline is Sunday, March 3th, 2019. 

Plant pick-up will be on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from
9am-11am at the Ahern Building garage, Sullivan County Complex, County Farm Rd. Unity, NH 03743.  

If you would like a catalog and order form mailed to you,
please contact Dawn Dextraze at 603-542-9511 x269
Places we LOVE in
Sullivan County
Choose your favorite outdoor place, building, restaurant, business or historical site. Any place where others can visit is perfect to share. Use your smart phone to snap a photo, then visit bit.ly/LoveSullivan to upload and describe what makes it special to you!
Taverne on the Square is now offering a 15% discount for lunch to all business members of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Lunch is served from 11:00am to 4:00pm

For your convenience you may consider calling an hour ahead of your desired pick up time. Then simply pick up your lunch order to go. If you prefer, we will be happy to have it ready to serve to you!

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Community News & Events
Joseph D. Vaughan Award Nominations
Only one month remains before the deadline for you to nominate the noteworthy volunteer(s) that you will want to nominate for the Joseph D. Vaughan Award for service provided tis past year. Recipients will be re cognized in a ceremony in the State House on May 6, 2019.
The State Committee on Aging and Eng AGING  NH invite and urge you to take advantage of this opportunity to nominate special volunteers from the state or in your community in recognition of his or her service or advocacy rendered on behalf of older residents in the Granite State.
Please see the  attached document  for criteria and other pertinent information. 
Every person who is nominated will receive one of two letters; award recipients will receive a letter congratulating them for being selected and inviting them to the award ceremony; non-recipients will receive a letter commending them for being nominated to let them know they are appreciated by their community for the service they provide.