News from our members

WACHUSETT BREWING COMPANY OPENS NEW TAP ROOM

Indoor Brew Yard Experience with Airstream Bar Now Open Six Days a Week

 Wachusett Brewing Company is expanding their on-site experience by bringing their successful summer Brew Yard concept indoors.  The new indoor Brew Yard extends the popularity of the outdoor version that opened this summer to now create a year-round destination for craft beer fans across New England.  Visitors can now buy pints, grab a bite to eat from the Brew Yard food truck and fill growlers to take home all in one visit.

The grand opening will be this Saturday, December 16th from 12pm-10pm. There will live music, giveaways and more.

The Brew Yard, Growler Fill and Retail Store will now be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 12pm-8pm, Saturday 12pm-10pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm.

“We couldn’t be more excited to now offer a year-round experience that the Brew Yard was able to create this summer” said Ned LaFortune, CEO of Wachusett Brewing. “The Brew Yard will hopefully be a great addition to the local community as well as the overall New England craft beer scene.

The new indoor Brew Yard was built using reclaimed wood from a 200 yr-old barn that the Wachusett team carefully took down and reconstructed in to the space.  It is also equipped with its signature, one of a kind Airstream bar, plus an enormous copper fire kettle, indoor games and garage doors that open up to the outdoor Brew Yard.

For more information about Wachusett Brewing Company, visit www.wachusettbrew.com

   

Leominster Credit Union donates warm clothing to hurricane Maria victims

Leominster Credit Union donated a variety of winter coats, gloves and hats to the Shalom Neighborhood Center to be distributed to residents of Puerto Rico and USVI. The request to participate in the “We got you covered” winter drive was to assist those who have been displaced and relocated due to being severely impacted by hurricane Maria.

Left to right:  Danielle Rivera, LCU; Karina Wallace, SNC; Barbara Mahoney SVP, LCU

About Shalom Neighborhood Center:  The Shalom Neighborhood Center (SNC) opened in 2010 and functions as the social action branch of the Christian Community Church or Iglesia Cristiana de la Comunidad. The center is a nonprofit organization focused on helping and advocating for the immigrant and refugee populations in Worcester, MA.

 

Founded in 1954, Leominster Credit Union (LCU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with a full range of deposit, lending and other financial services. Headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts, LCU is proud to claim nearly 50,000 members and more than $600 million in assets. LCU has seven branch locations in Leominster, Worcester, Clinton, Holden, Sterling and North Leominster with ATM services at all branch locations. LCU also provides 24 hour banking via Mobile and Online services. Visit leominstercu.com or call 800-649-4646.

SEATS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR Active Shooter / Civilian Response Classes

REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOONTIME MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017.

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Considering the very recent horrific events, we felt it was again time to train individuals and/or businesses in the proper response to an Active Shooter event.

This is not something you can just figure out at the last minute.  You need to respond instinctively and quickly.  This class will provide you with the necessary information and tactics to better your chances of survival should you get caught in one of these horrific events.

 

DATE:             Monday, December 11, 2017

 

TIME:              Runs 6pm to 9:15pm

 

LOCATION:  South Fitchburg Hunting & Fishing Club

60 Warren Road

Townsend, MA 01469

 

COST:             $45 (payable in advance by cash, check or credit

card)

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DATE:             Tuesday, December 12, 2017

 

TIME:              Runs 6pm to 9:15pm

 

LOCATION:  Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce

670 Linwood Ave. – Bldg A

Whitinsville, MA 01588

 

COST:             $45 (payable in advance by cash, check or credit

card)

 

Call NOW to ensure you reserve your seat in one of these classes.

 

Bruce Willard

A+ Firearms Training of MA

508-864-7473

Web:    APlusHandguns.com

Email:  Info@APlusHandguns.com

NRA and MA State Police Certified Firearms Instructor

RSO (Range Safety Officer)

Certified Ambassador Trainer and Director of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute Nevada

 

Kristen DiMeco joins Leominster Credit Union

Leominster Credit Union announces that Kristen DiMeco has joined the Credit Union as Branch Manager.  She will be responsible for managing the member service team and for the daily branch operations at the Clinton office.   DiMeco has worked in the financial services industry for over 14 years. Her experience includes staff development, consumer lending, loan origination and relationship management.

DiMeco is an active member of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce.  She is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration at Nichols College and has received Branch Manager Certification from the Massachusetts Bankers Association. DiMeco and her family reside in Clinton.

bankHometown DONATES TO WOODSTOCK PLAYGROUND

Michael Hewitt, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced that bankHometown has made a donation of $1,000 for the Woodstock playground.

Viktor Toth, Superintendent, along with Wendy Durand, WMS Principal and Crystal Adams, Woodstock Playground Committee Chair, recently received a check for $1,000 from bankHometown’s Woodstock Branch Manager George Dimopoulos.

With this donation, the Woodstock Playground Committee is now over half of the way to their $100,000 goal. The playground will be located behind the Woodstock Middle School and is well designed for older children. It will also be available for area families and children to enjoy when classes are not in session. In addition, families at the adjacent sports fields will be able to use the playground during practices and games.

“We are very grateful for the support and trust bankHometown has shown us,” said Adams. “They have also generously allowed us to use their coin-counting machine during our recent Pennies for Playground’s fundraiser. We look forward to inviting them next year to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the playground.”

bankHOMETOWN HIRES BRANCH MANAGER

Michael Hewitt, President and CEO of bankHometown, is pleased to announce the hiring of Karla Christiansen as the Branch Manager, AVP of the office in Sturbridge, MA.

Karla worked for bankHometown for two years as the Oxford Branch Manager, beginning in 2013 before leaving to work as a VP Relationship Manager for a bank in the Eastern, MA area.

CEO Hewitt stated “We are pleased to welcome her back as one of our bankHometown team members and we are proud of her performance and accomplishments.”  He added, “bankHometown is a community bank truly caring about the communities we serve with a focus on providing the best customer service.   With over 33 years of banking experience of which 25 of those years include management positions Karla has earned the recognition for the execution of that charge and we look forward to many more years of her exemplary service.”

Karla grew up in Brookfield and graduated from Tantasqua Regional High School in Sturbridge.  She is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce and is Treasurer for the Central New England Equine Rescue. She also owns the Cardinal Ridge Equestrian Center in Barre.

Karla resides with her family in Charlton, MA.

Pro Lawns Landscaping: Ice Melt For Sale

LUNENBURG MA and STERLING MA LOCATIONS

Bagged Ice Melts:
50Lb Bags. 49 Bags Per Pallet.
Based on Full Pallet Pricing.

Rock Salt (Melts to -1): $6.75/Bag

EcoGuard Ice Melt (Melts to -20): $8.25/Bag – Best Seller and Most Popular

StormGuard Max Ice Melt (Melts to -15): $8.75/Bag – Similar to X-Melt and Landscapers Choice.

Calcium Chloride Pellets AKA Peladow (Melts to -25): $14.00/Bag

Magnesium Chloride Pellets (Melts to -15): $14.50/Bag

BIG $ DISCOUNTS ON 6+ PALLETS

If you want less than one pallet, please call for “per bag” pricing.

Bulk Materials: Sold by approx. yard/bucket
Rock Salt: $120.00
Sand/Salt 3-1 HOT MIX: $80.00
We load 24/7 during storms.
There is an after-hours $40.00 gate fee to load after hours
Normal loading hours are 6am-5pm, CALL ahead.
Plus 6.25% MA Sales Tax, unless providing a tax exemption form.
Prices/terms subject to change at any time, without notice.
Cash, Credit, Debit or Bank Certified Check.
Credit/Debit Cards Add 3%
Product Sheets and Information available upon request: 978-563-1532.

Joyce G. Leger appointed to Leominster Credit Union Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Leominster Credit Union recently voted to appoint Joyce G. Leger as a Director.  Leger’s appointment results from the vacancy on the Board due to the     retirement of former Chairman Anthony Gasbarro.

“We are delighted to have Joyce join the LCU Board of Directors. She and her family have a long history in the local community, and as the daughter of one of LCU’s founders, she has a very personal tie to the Credit Union,” said Michael J. Sauvageau, Chairman of the Board. “We will look to Joyce to offer a fresh perspective on what today’s consumers want from their financial institution.”

Prior to her appointment to the Board, Leger served on the LCU Advisory Committee.  She also volunteers her time with several organizations.  Her previous activities include working with the Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network, and she co-chaired the Summer Experience of Greater Lowell. She currently serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell.

“Three generations of my family were born and raised in Leominster.  I am very excited about the opportunity to be more involved in my home town,” Leger commented.  “My father, Nick Gorgoglione, was a founder of LCU.  I feel that joining the LCU Board offers me a way to both carry on his legacy, and to give back to the local community.”

Leger is the Director of Human Resources at Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. in Billerica, MA.  She holds a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and an MA from the University of Baltimore.

Founded in 1954, Leominster Credit Union (LCU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with a full range of deposit, lending and other financial services. Headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts, LCU is proud to claim nearly 50,000 members and more than $600 million in assets. LCU has seven branch locations in Leominster, Worcester, Clinton, Holden, Sterling and North Leominster with ATM services at all branch locations. LCU also provides 24 hour banking via Mobile and Online services. Visit leominstercu.com or call 800-649-4646.