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Wells River, VT, - The Co- hase Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of their Annual Citizen of the Year Award and Busi- ness of the Year Award. Co- peland Furniture, Inc. has been selected as Business of the Year and Bradford resi- dent Monique Priestley has been selected as the Citizen of the Year. The awards will be presented at the Cohase Chamber Annual Meet- ing to be held on Tuesday, January 22 at Alumni Hall in Haverhill Corner, New Hampshire. Both Chamber members and the general public are invited to attend and take part in the celebra- tion. Tickets are $25 each and RSVPs are required. Copeland Furniture, in ad- dition to being one of our area's largest employers bringing millions of dollars into our regional economies, is also a consistent and reli- able community supporter. They have been a key con- tributor to the Bradford Academy Restoration Proj- ect and created the Town of Bradford's Veterans' Honor Roll Board that is on display at the Bradford Academy Auditorium. They actively support many area organizations including The Mentoring Project of the Upper Valley, the Brad- ford Public Library, the Bradford Business Associa- tion as well as a wide vari- ety of other organizations and fundraising efforts throughout our region. Copeland has also been a leader in commitment to the environment including the introduction of the "Es- sentials Collection" using excess wood from produc- tion of their other furniture lines, implementation of a 3-acre solar array to power approximately 60% of the company's electric load and converted to wood heat us- ing manufacturing waste as a fuel source instead of fos- sil fuels. Monique Priestley who most recently has re- ceived local, regional and national recognition for her spearheading of The Space on Main in Brad- ford, Vermont has been an important and impact- ful community leader and advocate and is a stalwart in all of the communities within our region and well beyond. In addition to leading The Space on Main, she also serves in various capacities (often in a leadership or Board Member role) for various organizations including the Cohase Rotary Club (President), Cohase Cham- ber of Commerce (Secre- tary), Bradford Recreation Board, Bradford Conser- vation Commission (Vice- Chair), Bradford Business Association, Vermont Citizen Council, Bradford Board of Civil Authority, Bradford Public Library (Trustee), Bradford Public Safety Commission (Sec- retary), Green Mountain Gamers, Vermont Council on Rural Development , Global Campuses Founda- tion, Little Rivers Health Care, Bradford Business Associates, River Bend Ca- reer & Technical Center, Bradford Planning Com- mission, Bradford Young Makers Club and the Men- toring Project of the Upper Valley. In addition to all that, Monique also works full time and runs her own technology/design busi- ness! To RSVP for the Cohase Chamber Annual meet- ing: www.cohase.org and click the Annual Meeting RSVP button at the top of the page. RSVPs must be received by January 15, 2019. You may also email the Cohase Chamber for more information at co- email@example.com or call (802)-518-0030.
Monique Priestley and Copeland Furniture to be Honored By Cohase Chamber
The Oxbow High School Girls Varsity Basketball team, along with Coach Emerson, were Santa's helpers at the Bradford Congregational Church on Saturday December 15, 2018. The team helped serve breakfast and assist in sleigh rides with Santa. This is a community service event the student athletes have participated in for the past three years. Pictured below are the players with Santa. (L-R) Melanie Neil, Tiffany Longmoore, Arianna Bolles, Mason Tomlinson, Rachel Spear, Mariah Shumway, Coach Emerson, Emma DeGoosh, Madison Fornwalt, Kaysea Neil, Rilee Wadsworth. In front: Emma Parkin and Lauren Wright. (Not pictured: Chloe McIntire) Courtesy photo
(Above) Harriet Skovsted enjoys her pretzel dipped in chocolate fondue at the Barnet library, between Christmas story hour, song fest and ornament decorating. She is perhaps the youngest and cutest farmer on Joe's Brook Road in Barnet. (Above Right) Barnet Library's new assistant library Jackie Verley is a woman of multiple talents. Shown here playing her ukulele and singing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer to entertain kids and parents, she is a part time music teacher in Newbury and part time organist at the Barnet Presbyterian Church, plus works as co-manager of Milarepa where she lives in Barnet. (Photo Right) Jackie Verley checking books in and out at the Barnet Library Saturday before the newly hired assistant librarian picked up her ukulele to sing with the children after story hour. The Bridge Weekly Photos/Sally CookPrevious Page