Great Bay Services Unveils New Logo

Great Bay Services Unveils New Logo

 

Dover, NH/Sanford, ME – A lot has changed in 67 years. Great Bay Services was founded in 1954 by a group of parents who refused to send their children with disabilities to the state institutions. Today, the nonprofit is still on the forefront of innovative and progressive programs for adults with disabilities.  

 

To reflect the evolution of Great Bay Services, the nonprofit is unveiling a new logo, designed by Eileen Berezni.  It incorporates the same elements of the soaring seagull and the waves of Great Bay.  But rather than separating the pieces, the new logo unites the bird, waves and name in the same image. 

 

“We wanted to emphasize our longevity, our mission, and our name,” said Executive Director Pamela Layne.  “We are part of the community, not separate.  Rather than the seagull above Great Bay, the new logo shows that we are merged with the whole.”

 

The new logo also updated the color scheme, while still using the cool blue and green tones that have always represented Great Bay Services.

 

“Our organization is constantly developing,” added Layne.  “We wanted a logo that people didn’t associate with the old Great Bay Services, sheltered in Newington.  We operate all along the greater seacoast area from Hampton, NH to Portland, ME.  We serve not only our members, but their families, their employers, and other area nonprofits where our clients volunteer. We are part of the community, enriching the community – we are Great Bay.”

 

Tote bags featuring the new logo will be available for $15 by contacting 603-842-5344.  The bags were printed by Spectrum Designs, a New York based company which employs adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

Any families with loved ones searching for adult services in New Hampshire or Maine are welcome to contact Great Bay Services at 603-842-5344.

Cornerstone VNA Seeks Volunteer Balance Coaches

Cornerstone VNA Seeks Volunteer Balance Coaches

 

Rochester, NH – Cornerstone VNA, your local nonprofit home health and hospice care organization, is looking for volunteers to join their well-received ‘A Matter of Balance’ (MOB) program as a Volunteer Balance Coach.  MOB is designed to help community members manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity by attending a special 4-week program led by Balance Coaches.  Volunteer Balance Coaches are specially trained to help participants become more confident about managing falls, identify ways to reduce falls, and lead exercises to help increase strength and balance. According to Judy Goodnow, Cornerstone VNA Volunteer Balance Coach, “Participants really enjoyed the class and felt that it helped with their balance and stability.”

 

The next coaches training will take place on August 30 and 31, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Cornerstone VNA main office on 178 Farmington Road in Rochester, NH.  No previous experience is needed to become ‘A Matter of Balance’ Volunteer Coach.  Once trained, volunteers will be assigned in pairs to facilitate community balance programs that will take place over a 4-week period for two 2-hour sessions each week.  Volunteers are asked to facilitate at least two ‘A Matter of Balance’ programs per year.

 

If you are interested in joining this outstanding volunteer team, please contact Katie Michaud, MS, OTR/L at kmichaud@cornerstonevna.org or 603-332-1133 x1186.  You can also find additional details at www.cornerstonevna.org/volunteer/.

 

Cornerstone VNA is a nonprofit organization currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides award-winning care and support through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For 108 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end-of-life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.

Historic Downtown Portsmouth Walking Tours

Historic Downtown Portsmouth Walking Tours Daily at 10:30 am plus Saturdays and every other Friday at 2:30 pm starting from the Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center. This daily 75-minute walking tour covers the streets, stories, buildings, and architecture of historic downtown Portsmouth. You can make online reservations at https://portsmouthhistory.org/walking-tours/

Motorcycle Show

Motorcycle Show on Sunday August 8th from 11:30 to 2:30 pm benefiting Chris’ Pets for Vets at Gibb’s Garage, Portsmouth. No Motorcycle? No problem! Come anyway and revel in the sights and sounds of the motorcycles competing for the “Stock”, “Custom” and “Vintage” awards with prizes awarded at 1:30. LIVE music, great food and good times!

Explore Local Scottish Legacy

Exhibit Explores Local Scottish Legacy

 

Old Berwick Historical Society’s Counting House Museum exhibit, Unwilling Immigrants: From the Scottish Battlefield to the New World, 1650, is now open. The panel and touchscreen exhibit, produced at Durham University in England, is expanded at the Counting House Museum with a display of artifacts and images that recount the experience of the Dunbar battle prisoners who arrived in southern New Hampshire and Maine as indentured servants and settled in the Berwicks, leaving a long and proud Scottish legacy in the town of South Berwick.

 

The companion exhibit focuses on four soldiers from Scotland, who survived starvation, imprisonment, and travails at sea to become sawyers, farmers and carpenters in New England. It features items from the museum’s collection, including materials from the 17th-century Chadbourne house and sawmill site, as well as objects loaned from local collectors. The exhibit was partially funded by a grant from the NHSCOT Fund.

 

The Counting House Museum is open June-October on Saturdays from 1pm-4pm, and by appointment. For more information, visit www.oldberwick.org or call 207-384-0000. Free admission, donations gratefully accepted. 2 Liberty Street, South Berwick.

 

Showstoppers Auditions

Showstoppers Auditions: Thursday, August 26, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Garrison Players Arts Center, Corner of Roberts Road and Portland Ave (Rte 4), Rollinsford.

Garrison Players is looking for 8-16 singers for their Showstoppers touring ensemble, which performs musical theater selections at Seacoast area events. Men and women of any age are welcome. Please prepare a brief song that highlights your vocal range and bring your own sheet music. Accompanist will be provided. Must be able to attend evening rehearsals beginning in September, with performances to be scheduled throughout the year. Anyone auditioning must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as we will be performing in area nursing homes. This is non-negotiable.

Email: gpshowstoppers@gmail.com with questions.

Garrison Players Arts Center (GPAC) is a nonprofit, volunteer-based community theatre group dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the area by presenting high-quality theatrical performances geared for family audiences. Established in 1953, the players encourage people of all ages to enjoy and participate in the many facets of the performing arts, and to help maintain the Garrison Players Arts Center. For more information about auditions, shows or GPAC, visit the website at www.garrisonplayers.org

Huge Silent Auction See the items available

Troop 3 Silent Auction

 

Huge Silent Auction by Scouts BSA Troop 3 at the Raymond Town Fair Over 300 Auctions! Friday July 9th from 5 to 10 PM and Saturday July 10th from 12 to 8 PM at the Congregational Church, 1 Church St. Raymond, N.H.

 

Auction Items:  Boston Red Sox Baseballs in Deluxe Cases autographed by Christian Vazquez and Zac Grotz, Television Set, Learning Tablet, Smart Watch, Maple Syrup, Cutting Board , Comic Books, Fishing Rods, New England Patriot’s Flags, Ted Williams Photo (Pop Culture), Atari Flashback (Gorilla Games), Cartoon Character Pillows, Framed Professional Nature Photographs, Gift Baskets, T-Shirts, Hats, Decorative Bag, American Flag Kit and More

 

Vacation Resort Certificates to:  Allegory Inn, Attitash Mountain Village, Mount Jefferson View, and the Woodstock Inn & Resort

 

Golf Certificates to: Bomoseen Golf Club, Eastman Golf Links, Jack-O-Lantern Resort, Loudon Country Club, Owl’s Nest Resort and the White Mountain Country Club

 

Baseball Tickets to: New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Nashua Silver Knights and Hartford Yard Goats

 

Attraction Gift Cards & Gift Certificates to:  Albacore Park, Altitude Trampoline Park, Bay Spirit Tours, Bethel Outdoor Adventures, Boston Tea Party Ships, Bromley Mountain, Butterfly Place, Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Captain Cove Adventure Golf, Castle in the Clouds, Cedarland, Charles River Kayak/Canoe, Charles Riverboat Company, Cheshire Children’s Museum, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Chuck-E-Cheese, Chuckster’s, Clark’s Trading Post, Coppal House Farm, Davis Farmland, Dover Bowl, Drumlin Farm, Eastman’s Fishing Fleet, Escape 101, Escape Room Concord, Essex Stream Train & Riverboat, Family Ice Center, Family Fun Bowl-O-Rama, Fells Estate & Gardens, Funspot, Fore-U Mini-Golf, Fun and Games, Game Time Lanes, Granite State Escape, Great Escape Room, Gunstock, Hilltop Fun Center, Institute of Contemporary Art, JFK Library, Kimball Farm, Land of Witches and Pirates, Lakeside Lanes, Launch Trampoline Park, Merrimack Ten Pin, Montshire Museum, Moose Hill Wildlife, Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, New Hampshire Telephone Museum, New England Air Museum, New Hampshire Audubon, Norman Rockwell Museum, Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Phantom Gymnastics, Pilgrim Monument, Ragged Mountain, Rinks at Exeter, Roller Kingdom, Salem Witch Museum, Sandlot Sports, SEE Science Center, Ski Fanatics Kayak Trip, Skull Island Sports World, Space Center/Block Party Social, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Tree Top Adventures, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Vertical Dreams, West End Creamery, Wright Museum, Xtreme Craze and York’s Wild Kingdom.

 

Restaurants Gift Cards and Gift Certificates to:  Auburn Tavern, Barley House, Beach Plum, Black Mountain Burger, Cello’s, Chili’s, China One, Cinco’s, Commodore Grill, Constantly Pizza, Copper Door, Costello’s, Country View, Crack’d Kitchen, Derry Restaurant & Pizza, Dos Amigos, Epping House of Pizza, Friday’s, Fremont Pizzeria, Goldenrod, Gordi’s Fish & Steak, Granite Steak & Grill, Gypsy Cafe, Hooked Seafood, Hop & Grind, Horsefeathers, Ignite Bar & Grill, Indianhead Resort, Jamison’s, Java Joe’s, Johny’s Pizza, Kendall Pond Pizza, Lazy Lion, Live Juice, Lobster Claw II, Longbranch, Longhorn, Maddie’s, Mary Ann’s Diner, MASA Japanese Hibachi, New Chef Wok, Newick’s Seafood, Nick’s Place, 99 Restaurant, 110 Grill, Popovers, Portsmouth Gas Light, Prime Pizza, Rise & Grind, River Wharf, Second Brook Bar & Grill, Supreme House of Pizza, T-Bones/Cactus Jacks, Telly’s, Thai 9, Thai Smile 2, Thirsty Moose Taphouse, Thompson Tavern, TOMO Japanese Hibachi, Wildcat Pizza, Windjammers and Zoey’s Pizza

 

Retail Gift Cards and Gift Certificates to: Bread & Chocolate, Comic Book Palace, Coyote Creek Outfitters, Elements Massage, Golf & Ski Warehouse, Goodheart Media Services, Hot Asana Yoga, Jambs Jewelry, Luna Chic Clothing, Manchester Firing Line, Orange Leaf, Osborne’s Agway, Pitchfork Records, Prime Butcher, Putnam’s Ski & Snowboard, Shaw’s Supermakets, Sugarbush Farm, Vermont Spot Country Store and Zeb’s Country Store,

 

Camping Certificates to: Acres of Wildlife Family Campground, Bourne Scenic Park, Paugus Bay Campground and the Pine Valley Queechee KOA

 

Fairs, Theatre and Movie Tickets to: Chunky’s Cinema, Majestic Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Palace Theatre, Smitty’s Cinema and the Topsfield Fair.

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