News Digest

NASHUA

Former BAE employee joins United Way board

United Way of Greater Nashua is pleased to announce that long-term BAE Systems employee Paula Moran will be joining its 2018-19 board of directors.

Paula becomes the 24th member of the United Way board, joining fomrer Chairperson Susan McHugh, UPS; Co-Chairperson, Bob Larmouth, retired; Co-Chairperson, Bernie Rousseau, Pennichuck Water; Treasurer, Dan Munfoe, Presstek Inc.; Secretary, Bob Mack, city of Nashua; Finance Committee Chairperson, Peter Chaloner, retired; Community Investment Chairperson, Jay Dinkel Enterprise Bank; Campaign Co-Chairperson, Trent Blalock, Edward Jones Investments; Campaign Co-Chairperson, Heather Tebbetts, Liberty Utilities; At-Large Executive Committee members Lucille Jordan, Nashua Community College; Kevin Slattery, Etchstone Properties, Inc.; Rolf Goodwin, McLane-Middleton.

Also, board members Jim Donchess, Nashua mayor; Heather Henline, publisher, The Telegraph; Wendy Hunt, executive director, Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce; Andrew Smith, DMC coordinator, NH DHHS; Amir Toosi, dean of Business, Rivier University; Brandon McGrath, Anheuser-Busch; Deb Howes, Nashua School District / AFL-CIO; Amanda Schneck, Pearl Marketing; Jamie Pappas, Monarch Instrument; Galina Szakacs, Galina Szakacs Coaching and Carl Soderberg, principal, Able-Ebenezer Brewing Company.

“We continue to be blessed as an organization with one of the strongest, most diverse, and most talented boards of directors in the Greater Nashua region,” said Mike Apfelberg, president of United Way of Greater Nashua. “Our directors represent a myriad of different business and social sectors as well as being regionally representative. We continue to build ‘bench strength’ on our board and are continuously impressed with the dedication of this amazing group of volunteers. In my opinion, this group truly exemplifies our credo, which is that Great Things Happen When We LIVE UNITED.”

Region

Girls on the Run season registration now open

Girls on the Run of New Hampshire’s registration for the spring season is now open with 114 programs being offered across the entire state.

Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in third through eighth grade to be joyful, healthy and confident. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of eight to 15 girls for a 10-week program, beginning the week of March 12 that encourages personal development, team building and connection to the community.

“Lessons include topics to enable girls to effectively problem solve and remain strong during adolescence,” said Jen Hubbell, executive director of the program. Topics include dealing with self-image and the media, resisting peer-pressure, making healthy decisions and contributing to the community.

From Peterborough to Wolfeboro, and Claremont to Seabrook, each of the 114 teams in New Hampshire will meet two times a week for 90 minutes after school and participate in research-based lessons that use dynamic discussions and fun running games to teach life skills. The season will culminate in a 5k event on June 2 in Concord that brings together family, friends and community members to celebrate the girls’ growth throughout the season.

The program fee for the spring 2018 season is $140, and financial assistance is available during the registration process. The program fee includes registration for the end-of-season 5k event, a shirt, water bottle and a healthy snack at every practice. For information and to register, visit www.girlsontherunnh.org/.