DTC Tours The New YMCA Community Facility

On Wednesday, July 15, attorneys and staff from DTC toured the new YMCA community facility being built on Linden Street in Exeter. The construction is moving fast, and the full-sized gymnasium, locker rooms, exercise and wellness class rooms as well as charming “nooks” for congregating and relaxing (including one with a working fireplace!) are now clearly visible in the new building. Even on a rainy late afternoon, natural daylight streamed into the gym and other rooms via “solar tubes,” carrying the natural light indoors. Visitors commented on the broad windows that bring the green vistas of woods, lawns and trees into the building. DTC is proud to have made donations to the Southern District YMCA and pledged to continue to donate for several years towards this construction.

Denise Poulos Runs in Veterans Count Pack & Boots Road Race

On July 4th Attorney Denise Poulos participated in the Veterans Count Pack & Boots Road Race in downtown Portsmouth. The race raised money to provide critical and timely financial assistance and services to veterans of all eras, service members and their families to ensure dignity, health and overall well-being. For more information on Veterans Count visit the Veterans Count Webpage.

Veterans Count NH Radio-Thon

In partnership with WGIR – 610 AM and WQSO 96.7 FM (stations of iHeart Radio), Veterans Count NH will hold its first annual 12 hour Radio-thon! From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25th, the airwaves will be dedicated to Veterans Count NH which provides emergency funds to NH veterans and their families. The radio-thon will be hosted by Jack Heath and will be broadcast throughout New Hampshire.  DTC Partner, Denise Poulos, serves on the Board of Directors of the Seacoast Chapter.  To make a donation, please click here!   If you would like to donate hourly incentives for call-in donations or if you’d like to get involved please contact Joe at 603.621.3570 or jtemmons@eastersealsnh.org.

Mike Donahue Serves as Mentor for Hoffman-Haas Fellowship Program

Michael Donahue recently served as a Mentor for the 2014 Hoffman-Haas Fellowship Program in the Seacoast sponsored by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits.  Mike’s service was recognized by a Certificate of Appreciation at the January graduation of this year’s group of 20 Fellows who underwent extensive training in all aspects of non-profit Board participation, including leadership, fundraising, sustainability and strategic planning.  Mike was selected as a Mentor based upon his experience serving multiple years on the Boards of the Greater Seacoast United Way, Strawberry Banke Museum, and the Exeter Chamber of Commerce, in addition to his Naval Reserve leadership experience.  For more information on the Hoffman-Haas Fellowship experience and other programs of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits is available at www.nhnonprofits.org.

DTC Sponsors Record Breaking Riverwoods Gala to Benefit Saint Vincent de Paul

svdpMore than 400 people attended the recent RiverWoods Gala Auction “Help Today, Hope for Tomorrow” to benefit Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Exeter (SVdP). The RiverWoods Gala raised more than $100,000 for SVdP and the families they serve!

The biennial event punctuates a two-year fundraising and partnership with SVdP, an all-volunteer non-profit that helps people in the Exeter area with a variety of issues, from food and housing to job seeking and child care. As in previous years, RiverWoods residents and staff donated hundreds of hours of time during the two year partnership, all culminating in the recent gala.

DTC is proud to be a sponsor of this Wonderful Event!  For more information on SVdP, or to donate, please visit www.svdpexeter.com.  (Pictured are Cleo Castonguay, SVdP President and Attorney Patrick Collins).

DTC Shares in the Holiday Spirit

svdp food drive“Needed Items” Drive / Society of St. Vincent de Paul & Crossroads House

As part of DTC’s effort to give back to the community this holiday season, we sponsored a “needed items” drive in each of our offices to benefit Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Crossroads House.  Many non-perishable food items and consumable goods were dropped off to the benefitting organization on December 18. (Pictured are Cleo Castonguay, SVdP President and DTC Staffers, Priscilla Lord and Stephanie Guy).

Winter Coat & Clothing Drive / Wonderland Thrift Shop

Please join with DTC as we host our second annual winter coat and clothing drive to assist Wonderland Thrift Shop in their goal of collecting 4,000 coats this winter. DTC welcomes donations in our Exeter and Portsmouth locations of all types of winter clothing for adults and children, including sweaters, coats, snowsuits, jackets, hats, scarves, mittens, gloves and boots. Wonderland Thrift Shop is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the community, and relies solely on donations from individuals and businesses. Please join with DTC in this very important drive–clean out those closets, and help someone in your community stay warm, while contributing to Wonderland’s continued spirit of giving!

DTC is proud to sponsor these organizations that give back to our community.  For more information on these organizations please visit www.svdpexeter.com or www.crossroadshouse.org or www.wonderlandthrift.org

Black Hawk Down Showing a Success for Vets Count

Veterans Count working through Easter Seals NH to provide emergency funding to military families sponsored the presentation of the movie Black Hawk Down which, together with narration by soldiers who were part of that mission, served as an educational opportunity to learn about the events from the heroes that were there as well as increase awareness of  Veterans Count  for those service members and veterans who can benefit from the program.   DTC was proud to be a sponsor of the event.  For more information on Veterans Count click here.


DTC Supports Workforce Housing

In October, DTC joined Kennebunk Savings Bank and the Town of Stratham in sponsoring a two day Workforce Housing Design Charrette presented by volunteer members of the Workforce Housing Coalition.  DTC has been designated as a “Community Builder” by the Coalition for its support of workforce housing initiatives in the Seacoast.  The Stratham Charrette produced two alternate development scenarios for nearly 100 acres adjacent to the Town Center which were prepared by two teams of professionals donating their time.  The scenarios which showed the integration of workforce and market rate housing with mixed use (office, retail and even a brew pub) and cluster subdivision construction were based upon the existing zoning and the input of Stratham residents, several of whom attended and participated in the opening and presentation sessions held at the Stratham Town Office.

DTC Senior Partner, Mike Donahue, of DTC’s Land Use Practice Group, attended both sessions contributing to the educational aspects of the presentation.  Mike also added the benefit of the Firm’s ready familiarity with Stratham’s land use regulations and extensive permitting experience of other successful projects in the community.  For more information on the Charrette click here.


Exeter Area Lions Club Raffle to Support Holiday Food Baskets

On December 20, 2014, The Exeter Area Lions Club will raffle off a 265cc Toro Premium OHV 4-Cyle Snowblower provided by Perkins Lawnmower Service.  The funds raised will be used to offset the costs of food baskets for the needy during the holiday season.  Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10.  If you are interested in purchasing a ticket please contact Karen Baillargeon at 778-8496 or kebail@comcast.net.