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Rallying Around Recovery in New Hampshire
Saturday event features distinguished guests, honors those on the journey
(Manchester, NH) October 15, 2014 – We’ve all heard the terms “recovering alcoholic,” or “recovering addict,” but do we know what those really mean? Do we realize that recovery is a life-long, and often lonely, journey that people often travel in silence? Do we know what happens when someone successfully completes a treatment program but doesn’t have the resources to stay sober?
Recovery doesn’t have to be so daunting. Join Hope for New Hampshire Recovery, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and others this Saturday from 11am-2pm at the State House in Concord for the We Believe in Recovery Rally.
Hope for New Hampshire Recovery believes that Recovery Community Centers are the key to ensuring that people who’ve been through addiction treatment programs stay on the road to successful, drug and alcohol-free lives. That’s why we’re working, under the leadership of our new Executive Director Cheryle Pacapelli, to set up these centers across the state – places people in recovery can turn to, without shame, for the guidance, support, and resources to stay in recovery.
Pacapelli said “Recovery Community Centers are a place where people in recovery can come and feel safe, to be with others in recovery, and help the next person coming in the door.”
We also believe there is no shame to being in recovery – a theme filmmaker Greg Williams explores in his award-winning documentary “Anonymous People.” He’ll join us Saturday for an honor guard parade to celebrate long-term recovery, show the public recovery is real, and give hope to those just starting their recovery, that we do recover.
Nearly everyone is touched, in one way or another, by the disease of addiction. Community support, encouragement, and resources can be the cure! Learn more by visiting www.hopefornhrecovery.org and by joining us Saturday at the We Believe in Recovery Rally.
WHAT: We Believe in Recovery Rally
WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 11am – 2pm
WHERE: In front of the New Hampshire State House, Concord
WHO: Hope for New Hampshire Recovery, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, filmmaker Greg Williams and many Granite Staters in recovery!
WHY: To show encouragement for those in recovery (and those seeking it!) and build support for Recovery Community Centers in New Hampshire
On Saturday October 11th, Prescott Park Arts Festival will hold their much anticipated 25th Annual Chili Cook off, sponsored by WHEB. This year, nearly a dozen local restaurants will be participating in the event to see who will take home a brand new and locally crafted trophy with the highly coveted “Best Chili” award. Starting at 11:30 am, the 25th Annual WHEB Chili Cook-Off is hosted in conjunction with Strawbery Banke’s New Hampshire Fall Festival in Puddle Dock, just across from Prescott Park.
“The WHEB Chili Cook-Off has the perfect elements of New England Fall Festival; local restaurants, great beer, homemade cider donuts, and the whole community coming out in support of a great cause” says executive director Ben Anderson. “It’s a great event that wraps up our favorite season of the year. The changing leaves, crisp Autumn air, delicious food and incredible beer is the perfect celebration.”
The list of local restaurants participating in the 25th Annual Chili Cook-Off is one to tempt even the most lackluster chili fan. Restaurants bringing their best chili recipes will include The District, Marcia’s Jamaican Sauces, 7th Settlement, Dos Amigos Burritos, Fat Belly’s, The Soup Guy, The Portsmouth Brewery, Ri Ra Irish Pub, The Thirsty Moose Tap House, and Cork n’ Keg.
Folks will vote on which restaurant deserves the coveted Best Chili Award and a recently crafted Chili Fest trophy compliments of the Seacoast School of Technology in Exeter, NH. This award is given to the restaurant that the public votes as their favorite. People’s Choice will also receive free advertising with WHEB. The Judge’s Choice award for best chili will receive free advertising with Taste of the Seacoast Magazine.
In addition to the delectable chili available to guests, When Pig’s Fly Bakery will be on-site providing fresh out of the oven bread samples, Cabot Cheese will offer a variety of their signature cheddars and The Prop will be selling their fresh, homemade cider donuts and hot cider drinks. American Lamb will be handing out free samples of their very own lamb jerky as well as inviting folks to join in the fun at their photo booth. To complete the classic chili and beer pairing, Redhook Brewery will be on-site with their perfectly autumn inspired craft brews.
Just before the 25th Annual Chili Cook-Off, Prescott Park Arts Festival and Seacoast Community School team up to host the 2nd Annual ISM Memorial Bridge Road Race. The 5K run will cross over the landmark Memorial Bridge and loops through the historic South End of Portsmouth. The race concludes at Prescott Park. All participating runners will receive $5 off entry to the Chili Cook-Off and NH Fall Festival, plus a Free Drink Ticket. Learn more and sign up for the Memorial Bridge Road Race at www.prescottpark.org/roadrace.cfm.
The Chili Cook-Off starts at 11:30am and goes until the chili is gone. The event is free for Prescott Park Arts Festival and Strawbery Banke Museum members, $17.50 for non-member adults, and $6 for children. Kids age 5 and under are FREE. Bring your own spoon or borrow a spoon from the Festival for a $1 deposit.
Prescott Park Arts Festival, a non-profit organization, is the Seacoast’s premier outdoor performing arts venue, offering a uniquely accessible experience of high quality live theater and music -- no fixed admissions fees -- in an idyllic natural setting.
For more information contact Ben Anderson at (603)-436-2848 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LADY PROJECT ANNOUNCES NEW CHAPTER: HVN LADY PROJECT
FIRST EVENT - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 IN NASHUA MARGARITAS RESTAURANT
Nashua, NH - The Lady Project, based out of Providence, RI, is launching their next chapter, NSH Lady Project in Nashua. The chapter’s first event, the NSH Lady Project Kick-Off Party, is Friday, September 26, at Margaritas Restaurant (1 Nashua Drive, Nashua, NH), beginning at 6:30 pm.
The event will feature the HVN 3x3 where three women, from different backgrounds and
industries, will speak for three minutes. The inaugural event speakers are:
· Monica Singh - Nashua native and accomplished corporate attorney with a deep passion in helping other women realize their potential for professional success. Singh was distinguished by Massachusetts Weekly in 2013 as an “Excellence in the Law” honoree.
· Charlene Tabat - of Nashua, the President of the evening’s beneficiary, Cure with Hope, will also be discussing her professional journey.
The NSH Lady Project Kick-Off Party is the first in a series of events designed to connect, inspire and showcase awesome women doing amazing things in the Greater Nashua Area. NSH Lady Project is a volunteer run organization. NSH Lady Project City Managers, Nika Legatova and Lindsey Frechette are both from Nashua with undergrad degrees from UNH and the University of Maryland, respectively.
Tickets can be purchase at the door or online at https://nshladyproject.eventbrite.com/. Tickets are $12 and include a Margarita and appetizers; attendees are also encouraged to add a $5 donation to Cure with Hope to their ticket purchase. Cure with Hope is a non-profit built on the foundation of brightening the hospital stays of children in New Hampshire. In pursuit of this mission, Cure With Hope has committed $100,000 dollars over three years to the Pediatric Inpatient Refresh Project at CHaD.
The Lady Project was co-founded in 2011 by Sierra Barter, one of Providence Monthly’s “10 To Watch in 2014”and Julie Sygiel of Dear Kate. The Lady Project is a collective of women who come together to connect, inspire and showcase women doing awesome things, through events, membership and community engagement. The first chapter, PVD Lady Project, launched in early 2012 and has over 250 members in the RI area. The second chapter, HVN Lady Project launched in New Haven in October 2013; and BOS Lady Project kicked-off in Boston in January 2014. Lady Project events and memberships are open to females or female-identifying. Access 2014 memberships here, and membership demographics in the PVD Lady Project Media Kit.
Please join me in commemorating the career of our good friend, Senate Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen. Over the course of her 20 years in the State Senate, Senator Larsen truly made a difference for the people of New Hampshire and we are all grateful for her dedicated public service.
I hope you will join me and Senator Larsen's colleagues past and present as we celebrate her accomplishments and honor her service: