Allen joins Ambrosi Donahue Congdon
The Newburyport accounting firm of Ambrosi Donahue Congdon & Co., P.C., is pleased to announce the newest member of their professional staff, Michael H. Allen. Mike graduated this year from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. He joins the firm after interning this past tax season.
Home Health VNA earns top rating
Home Health VNA announced today that the agency has been named among the top 25 percent of the Home Care Elite, a listing of the top tier of home health care agencies in the United States. Outcome Concept Systems launched a compilation of the most successful home care agencies nationwide and Home Health VNA made their listing. As part of this prestigious group, Home Health VNA ranks in the top 25 percent of home health agencies throughout the United States. John G. Albert, president and CEO credits Home Health VNA's highly skilled professionals and their dedication to the high standards of quality care with the company's ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite. "I'm fortunate to have a team of professionals that are not only experts in their field, but also have the same devotion to excellence in the care of our clients," Albert said. "Our staff is committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients every day. Being named among the best agencies in the country recognized that commitment."
Newburyport bank honors local scholars
The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank recently awarded 28 students from seven area high schools the annual Excellence in Education award. The award recognizes the hard work of students who make the honor roll during their sophomore year. Students from the Amesbury High School, The Governor's Academy, Newburyport High School, Pentucket Regional High School, Sparhawk High School, Triton Regional High School and Whittier Regional Technical High School were honored.
New board members at Opportunity Works
Opportunity Works is pleased to announce its two recently appointed members to its board of directors, Richard Eaton and Peter Falconi. Richard A. Eaton has served as president and chief executive officer of The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank since 1994 and has 32 years of service with the bank. His community involvement is extensive. Peter Falconi is owner and operations manager at Port Broadcasting (WNPB Radio 1450 AM). He is a highly experienced radio professional with more than 30 years of expertise in the areas of radio programming, operations, marketing and management, as well as ownership, sales, budgeting and capital acquisition.
Ankeles returns to WNBP
Jacky Ankeles, one of the most recognized radio personalities north of Boston, has joined "The Legends" WNBP AM 1450. Ankeles started hosting a new program weekdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 18. Based in Newburyport, WNBP is a locally owned, independent radio station reaching Cape Ann to Portsmouth, N.H., and throughout the Merrimack Valley.
"We are thrilled to have Jacky join 'The Legends' and bring her familiar and beloved voice back to listeners on the North Shore," said WNBP co-owner and operations manager, Pete Falconi. "New and faithful fans will enjoy her show that includes our popular lineup of 'legendary songs by legendary singers,' as well as new informative feature segments on North Shore, Seacoast and Merrimack Valley businesses and people."
"I'm very excited about becoming part of the WNBP family and getting back to the music, listeners and the community," Ankeles said. "It has always been my goal to have people to turn on the radio and feel like they're spending time with a friend and that we're enjoying the music together ... that happens on local radio. WNBP is a gem. Its growing success and popularity are directly a result of the station's extremely talented and knowledgeable broadcast veterans at the helm. They care about, and are totally devoted to, the community."
Zach Field Drum Studios moves
Zach Field Drum Studios has relocated to a more commercial location in the Tannery Marketplace. The new downtown space, located in Mill 1, Suite #8, has four separate drum rooms for private instruction, as well as a large ensemble room for hand drum ensembles and steel drum ensembles. Steel drum groups are offered for elementary, middle and high school age students as well as adults. There is a special ensemble for preschoolers, Plum Island Pans for Kids. Each group rehearses once a week for 12 weeks in preparation for the final semester performance at the Firehouse Center for the Arts. The new location allows for collaboration with the Musical Suite and the Dance Place, as well. ZFDS has four instructors, all of whom hold a degree in music performance: Austin Bryant, Conal Ryan, Phil McGowan and owner Zach Field.
O'Brien's General Store anniversary
O'Brien's General Store, with locations in Seabrook and Portsmouth, N.H., celebrated its 35th anniversary on Oct. 2 with an array of giveaways and raffles, food, drinks, and festivities. The event was especially exciting for Leslie and Debbie Goodhue of Seabrook and Claire Mangos of Portsmouth, who won the weeklong Las Vegas trips that was raffled off. Leslie and Debbie Goodhue and Claire Mangos and guest will each enjoy round-trip airfare and a weeklong stay at Tahiti Village in Las Vegas, Nev., compliments of O'Brien's General Store.
Edward Jones adviser wins service award
Rosemarie Kountz, of the financial services firm Edward Jones, recently won the firm's Service Award for eight years of hard work and enthusiasm as an Edward Jones financial adviser. "I can't believe it's been eight years," Kountz said. "This firm has proved to be everything I expected. It is truly dedicated to individual investors and understanding each investor's unique financial goals. For that reason, I am proud to represent this firm in Newburyport."
Noyes named to MRWC board of directors
Merrimack River Watershed Council executive director Catherine Arning has announced that Duncan Noyes has been named to its board of directors. Noyes, a lifelong Amesbury resident, was also elected treasurer. As a member of the MRWC board, Noyes looks forward to building on the positive momentum that has developed in recent years. "We can't rest on our laurels," he said. "Through good science, conscientious stewardship, education and advocacy, we must strive for continuous improvement in the watershed to ensure that the Merrimack remains the environmental treasure it is today."
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