Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day
Concord Hospital will celebrate Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 4, at the Payson Center for Cancer Care. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the program begins at 1 p.m.
Bring your circle of support and join the festivities including guest speaker and cancer survivor Jamie O’Rourke. Music is provided by Performers Who Care. Other activities include educational exhibits, drumming for health and well-being, raffle items and more. Light refreshments are provided.
Over 15 exhibitors representing local businesses and hospital services will be present with educational and fun displays. HeartGifts Boutique and Joan K. Farrel Cancer Resource Library are open during the event.
Pleasant View Gardens is providing in-kind support.
Register by calling 227-7000 ext. 6937 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 29. Upon arrival, park in Lot A or B and enter through the Radiation Oncology entrance to the Payson Center.
It’s public works week in Concord
The American Public Works Association annually hosts National Public Works Week to promote the importance of public works services. This year, National Public Works Week is May 21-27, and the theme, “Public Works Connects Us,” celebrates the vital role public works plays in connecting us all together with streets, roads, bridges and water systems.
The city of Concord’s public works services are performed by Concord General Services. These services include street maintenance, trash and recycling services, water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment, snow plowing, public properties maintenance and equipment services. These services provide resources we have grown accustomed to having every day – such as having water every time we turn on the faucet, or having our trash properly disposed of, or even safely maintained streets to travel on.
The Mayor of Concord, Jim Bouley, has signed a proclamation to declare May 21-27 as this year’s Public Works Week for Concord in recognition of the contributions of public works employees.
The city is also hosting a Public Works Celebration on Tuesday (May 23) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Field in Concord. It is a free and public event featuring Mayor Bouley, Touch A Truck, display tables, career opportunities, live demonstrations, a pay-as-you-throw trash bag raffle, and Battle of the Backhoe! Come meet some of the dedicated public works employees who provide the important services that keep the Concord community running and resources flowing.
Visit concordnh.gov/generalservices for more information about Concord General Services and the services provided to the Concord community.
New board chairman at Granite United Way
Granite United Way is pleased to announce that Nannu Nobis, founder and CEO of Nobis Engineering, has stepped into the position of board chair.
This month, Dean Christon, executive director of New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, passed the torch to Nobis after completing his service as chair since 2016.
“I am humbled to have been elected to the position of Granite United Way Board Chair,” Nobis said. “There is a tremendous amount of work that has been done by our board of directors, the staff and volunteers, but we know there is much more we are striving to accomplish. I look forward to working with the staff, our board and our tireless volunteers and partners statewide to improve conditions in our local communities and across our entire state.”
Nobis founded Nobis Engineering Inc., an employee-owned company, in 1988. The Concord-based consulting and design engineering firm has offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maryland.
Nobis, a resident of Bow, came to the United States in 1978 from his native India with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India. He earned his master’s of science in Geotechnical Engineering in 1979 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, then went on to complete several executive management programs at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business in Hanover.
He has served as board member for Granite United Way since 2010 and is also chair of the board of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and a director of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Hampshire.
Nobis was recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the 2012 New Hampshire Small Business Person of the Year.
“We are fortunate to have Nannu Nobis leading our board of directors,” said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way. “Nannu has been a loyal contributor and leadership donor to Granite United Way. His entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to collaborating with community leaders across all sectors will undoubtedly result in positive change in our community. I am honored to work with Nannu on the goals our board has set forth.”
For more information on Granite United Way visit graniteuw.org.
Register for Star Party at GoodLife
Join GoodLife Programs & Activities for a Star Party on Thursday, June 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The festive evening will celebrate the stars of GoodLife – our donors, participants and instructors! The event features a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, beer and wine bar, heavy hors d’oeurves, plus a special performance by participant Lana Kangas.
Cost is $25 per person, and includes one drink ticket. RSVP by June 15.
GoodLife is located at 254 N. State St.
For more information, visit goodlifenh.org/activity/star-party/ or call 228-6630.
Don’t miss the parking forum
The Concord Parking Committee will host a public forum on Tuesday (May 23) at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, to present and seek community input on the revised recommendations for the Strategic Parking Plan. Recommendations include potential changes to days and hours of enforcement, meter rates and time limits, parking meter geographies, citations, implementation of new technologies to improve customer service, as well as the possibility of transitioning from the current lease system in the city’s three public parking garages to a flexible permit program.
A full summary of the proposed recommendations can be found by visiting concordnh.gov/ index.aspx?NID=841.