News, Notes & Announcements for the Londonderry Region

Free Tax Preperation Help

Here at Neighborhood Connections, we are well into the current tax season. Our trained, certified AARP Tax Representatives have already helped many area people of all ages to complete their tax forms for free. Some have even stopped by to tell us that they have received their tax refunds.

In the remaining weeks of March and April, there is still plenty of time and opportunity to call and schedule an appointment. The Reps are available every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon with availabilty on Saturdays and evenings.

The telephone number is 824-4343. This tax program is being sponsored by Neighborhood Connections.

Stratton Hosts Black & Blue Bash

On Saturday, March 27, the Stratton Mountain Base Lodge will be buzzing with excitement, as guests enjoy dancing to Doc Scanlon's Rhythm Boys, candlelight dining and bidding on fabulous auction prizes at the Black and Blue Bash.

This is your chance to win a Stratton Mountain Winter Value Ski Pass for 2010/2011. Valid all season except holidays.

You could also win two Stratton Mountain Country Club Value Passes including unlimited greens fees, and unlimited play Sunday afternoon to Friday.

The Stratton Mountain Championship Golf Course offers three distinct 9 hole courses, Mountain, Lake and Forest, each highlighting a different aspect of our beautiful green mountains.

Here is a prize for the technology fan; a Sony Reader Touch Edition model 600.

Raffle tickets and more information are available online at www.strattonfoundation.org or 297-2096.

PeaceQuilt Event at Waterwheel House

On Saturday, March 20 the Waterwheel House Quilt Shop in Londonderry will host a free event to benefit the "PeaceQuilts" project in Haiti. Maureen Matthews McClintock, the PeaceQuilts Quilting Coordinator will be giving a talk on this cooperative effort.

There will be a slide presentation along with a "Trunk Show". Donations of fabric and sewing supplies will be collected to be placed in pillowcases donated by the Waterwheel House's third 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge Event taking place on Friday, March 19 from 1-4 p.m.

The "Peacequilts" Project is enabling Haitian women to earn a living through meaningful and creative work-improving their lives and those of their families.

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