Recipients of the Merrimack Rotary “Excellence In Workplace” are recognized

Recipients of the Merrimack Rotary “Excellence In Workplace” are recognized.
MERRIMACK- Eleven local individuals will be recognized by the Rotary Club of Merrimack for demonstrating “Excellence in the Workplace.”  The event will be a breakfast at the John O’Leary Adult Community Center on Thursday, April 18.  Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the buffet breakfast, catered by the Stocked Fridge, will be served at 7:15 a.m.  Members of the public who wish to join in honoring recipients are welcome; tickets are $15.00 per person and must be reserved by Thursday, April 11.  Call Chris Christensen at 424-2542 to make reservations.
Invited honorees are:
Name                         Employer                                      Occupation                 Sponsor
Jeff Capone                Merrimack High School                 Videography Teacher    Lynn Christensen
Jean Crawford            St. Joseph   Community Services   Site Manager                Irene Jenness
Rick Crawford             R Crawford & Son                         Contractor                   Bill Wilkes
John Cyr                     Interstate Battery                        Owner                          Bill Behrens
Vasilios Gakas             Mr. G’s Pizzeria                            Owner                          Tony Deblasio
Joe and Theresa          Machado    Pet’s Choice               Owners                         Phil DeGregorio
Bill and Lisa Spinney    Strikeback Dynamic Defense        Owners                         Bob Best
Becky Thompson         Town of Merrimack                      Executive Assistant        Peter Flood
Kristin Wardner          Town of Merrimack                       Secretary                      Peter Flood

According to Chris Christensen, program chair, “One of Rotary’s five avenues of service is ‘Vocational Service.’  Our goal is to recognize the value of all occupations, and I’m very pleased to see such a wide variety of jobs represented.  Other vocation related activities include our scholarship programs and member participation in Enterprise City”.  “Of course, Rotary is well known for its guest speakers, and these presentations are often related to various occupations,” he added.
The Rotary Club of Merrimack meets for breakfast every Thursday morning at the John O’Leary Adult Community Center.  To learn more about Rotary, or how you might be a part of Rotary, call Chris Christensen at 424-2542, or email him at More information is also available on the club website:

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at