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Loacted in Dracut, MA AJ's Home services success is based on the years of experience and dedication to satisfying each and every one of our customers by installing quality-roofing systems that have stood the test of New England’s sometimes-harsh weather.
A.J.’s Home Services Inc. has been providing roofing solutions for Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire for over 15 years. We are certified with multiple roofing manufacturers, such as G.A.F. and CertainTeed. Our installers are also certified applicators, guaranteeing that your home or business will receive the best quality installation available in roofing today.
- Asphalt Shingles
- Wood Shingle
- New Construction
Vinyl Siding is among the most popular coverings for the exterior of houses today. It is a great investment for adding value to your home. Not only does it look beautiful it’s maintenance-free. A simple soap and water rinse once a year is all that’s required to remove dirt and maintain the look of freshly painted wood. With so many colors and designs to choose from you can let your imagination take over.
Roof Shoveling and Snow Plowing
What is a Constable?
Constables offer Discreet, Professional, and Dependable service to Private Citizens, Small Businesses, Corporations, Insurance Companies, Attorneys, State Agencies, and the Federal Government. If you need court documents served upon a party involved in Civil or Criminal Litigation with the State, District or Superior Courts.
Who should call D.W. Constable Services office?
Any individual that needs to have papers served (including legal documents, letters, notice of court dates, and eviction notices), should contact D.W. Constable Services either in person or by telephone. If you have questions regarding papers you received from court or papers that you have had served by our office, feel free to call our office and we will answer any questions to the best of our ability. While we are not allowed to give legal advice, we can often advise you regarding legal procedures, including the process of evicting a tenant from your apartment or home.
For further info Contact Doug Wiggins:
Transformational Beginnings Program Manager
The Transformational Beginnings (TB) Program Manager guides and supports all youth who participate in the Mattress Deconstruction and Recycling Enterprise, the first phase of workforce programming. S/he plans and implements daily structured programming, which includes working in the mattress recycling warehouse, workshops, talking circles, and orientation sessions. Above all else, the TB Program Manager identifies as a dedicated youth worker with a passion for transitional employment programming. The individual values innovation and creativity and is inspired to address the challenges and benefits of an integrated youth development social enterprise business. Reporting to the Senior Director of Programs, the position also works with the Chief Innovation Officer, Mattress Recycling Operations Manager, Director of Youth Promise, and TB Coaches to develop, manage, and support the Mattress Recycling social enterprise.
Responsibilities and Outcomes
- · Supervise and manage a crew of up to 20 youth in the mattress recycling warehouse
- · Develop, plan, and facilitate Transformational Beginnings orientation and weekly workshops for new enrollees to UTEC’s workforce development programs
- · Complete weekly performance reviews for all youth who complete 3 days of attendance per week
- · Responsible for promoting 4-5 youth a month to the next stage of programming (food services or woodworking)
- · Provide support to the Mattress Recycling Operations Manager and Chief Innovation Officer in developing and maintaining operations process and protocols in Mattress Recycling
- · Collaborate with the Senior Director of Programs, Director of Youth Promise and workforce staff in implementing quality integrated programing and preparing youth for a continuum of workforce and educational opportunities
- · Manage youth time sheets, attendance, payroll, evaluations, and daily activities and enter data in ETO, UTEC’s performance management database
- · Supervise 1 AmeriCorps member in Mattress Recycling
Qualifications and Competencies
- · At least 3 years of youth development experience with proven-risk youth
- · At least one year of supervisory experience preferred
- · Experience developing lesson plans and an understanding of group dynamics
- · Flexibility: Thrives in a hectic and fast paced environment; open to other perspectives
- · Commitment: Genuinely cares about the youth’s and UTEC’s success
- · Relentless: Does not give up on youth, proactively reaches out to youth, can see youth succeeding even when the youth cannot see it her/himself
- · Leads by Example: Demonstrates punctuality, reliability, sound judgment, stress management and team work to corps members, other staff, and youth; works side-by-side with crew on-site or off-site
- · Controlled Response: Remains calm and objective when confronting defense-provoking situations; tolerates stress
- · Creativity: Develops innovative solutions to challenging problems and creates engaging, fun workshops and program experiences for youth
- · Coachable: Open to feedback and personal and professional improvement
- · Relationship Builder: values and nurtures relationships between self and youth, self and community partners, self and colleagues
- · Drive: Hunger to do an excellent job, a passion to own one’s work, proactively comes up with systems and solutions to make one’s work more effective
- · Well Organized: Can manage at the high level while keeping day-to-day on track
- · Attention to Detail: Creates and maintains protocols that enhance youth experience and provides positive environment for youth
- · Team Player: Upholds UTEC’s mission, values, and vibe
- · Sense of Humor: Ability to laugh at oneself a must!
Benefits: 3 weeks paid vacation, 10 paid sick days, and health/dental benefits (50-85% subsidized).
Strong candidates should submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “Transformational Beginnings Program Manager” in the subject line of the email. Candidates whom we choose to interview will be contacted. Please no calls or email about this position.
CONTACT INFORMATION for MCS Press Release:
Kirsten Mohring – 731-9360
9 Stonehenge Road
Londonderry, NH 03053
MCS Seeks New Singers for Requiem Poem
Looking to sing some incredible music this spring? Then come sing with us, the Manchester Choral Society! This season our Masterworks series will feature Maurice Durufle's "Requiem" and the world premiere of "Requiem Poem” by award-winning New Hampshire composer Jonathan Santore.
All interested singers from high school and beyond are welcome to attend our first open rehearsal on Monday, January 25, 2016 at St. Catherine of Siena School (206 North St. Manchester, NH) from 7:00-9:00pm. To sign up for an audition contact Betty Dunn (603-893-8501, email email@example.com). For further information about Manchester Choral Society, go to www.mcsnh.org or contact Co-president Liz Sheil at firstname.lastname@example.org or Co-president Megan Carrier at email@example.com.
MCS is supported by generous donations from many individuals, local businesses and foundations including the NH Charitable Foundation (Corbit Fund), and the Frederick Smyth Institute of Music.
The Manchester Choral Society is a non-profit auditioned community chorus established in 1961. MCS is committed to sharing and promoting the best in choral music of a variety of styles and periods through vibrant performance, collaboration, and educational and community outreach. Concerts for the public are offered several times a year under the musical direction of Dr. Dan Perkins, who has served over two decades as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Plymouth State University. Dr. Perkins is also Music Director of the New Hampshire Master Chorale, and has served as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet in Hanoi, guest conductor of the Dartmouth Concertato Singers, Dartmouth Handel Society, and as the Music Director of the Hanover Chamber Orchestra, and New Hampshire Friendship Chorus. Dr. Perkins’ choirs have performed all over the world, including Europe, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, and Vietnam.
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Andre loves to "Create Joy Thru Art". He is currently publishing his web comic Becka & Dre. Becka and Dre is a fun comic about the mayhem that Dre gets into with Becka. Plus all the craziness that happens with their friends. Follow Becka, Dre, Marcie, Puck, Sasha, and Ahman as they enjoy and navigate modern life.
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On January 7th, 2016 over 500 high school students from the great Merrimack Valley area will be competing in the annual DECA District competition. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
Part of this competition is a mock interview with a business professional. This year we need over 75 judges to run the event. Your day will run from 8am - 1pm. During that time you will meet with several students all interviewing for the same position or solving a problem.
Following are the details:
Event: Massachusetts DECA District V Conference
Location: Chelmsford Radisson, 10 Independence Way, Chelmsford, MA
Date/Time: Thursday, January 7th, 2016 @ 8:30am
(In case of snow: Friday, January 8th)
Finance Professional with strong analytical and communication skills with experience bringing people together to tackle difficult issues. My management style, which draws on the basic tenets of quality management, is focused on quantifiable results driven by every member of the group. Record of analytics, strategic vision and results-oriented leadership across numerous industries and institutions.
Core Expertise includes:
Finance Operations Management
MA Families Organizing for Change
Project Coordinator who conceptualized, developed and grew Housing Connections, a state-wide tool to allow families of the disabled to connect to find housing for their loved ones. Led seminars on housing as well as transition topics; designed and led goal-setting process for Northeast region (2012 – present). www.mfofc.org/housingconnections/
Manager Cargo Revenue Accounting, with responsibility for accounting, customer service, collections, claims and records management (2000 – 2003).
Developed and implemented detailed quality metrics for all functions; instituted long-term performance improvement plan resulting in dramatic operational improvement over three years:
Reduced days sales outstanding by 70%.
Reduced oldest open invoices by 85%.
Reduced longest customer service response times by 96%.
Renegotiated collection vendor contract to save $800k (52%) with improved control processes.
Manager Long Term Cargo Planning, with planning responsibility for warehouses, equipment, automation, process, quality and data (1998 – 2000).
Implemented performance measurement and quality standards for field cargo operations.
Restructured O’Hare ware house renovation for savings of 13 months and $10 million (11%). Full scope of renovation completed within timeframe and budget.
Financial Analyst, Controller’s Division, responsible for collaborating with field maintenance operations to develop $1.9 billion operating budget (1997 – 1998).
Modeled maintenance productivity and cost to align spending with operational volume.
Valued numerous ESOP scenarios in support of union contract negotiations.
Education & Certification
MBA, Finance and Statistics
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Designed, tested and implemented proprietary investment strategy with average returns above the S&P500 but only 55% of the risk of long stock using equities and equity options (2007-2013).
Cooking instructor and blogger at www.ucancook.net, with a passion for teaching people to make food that is healthy, tasty and REAL.
Developed and taught Investment Club, an investment enrichment course for 4th and 5th grade students from 2005 – 2010. Designed 4-factor stock picking model for students based on writing web common in elementary schools.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) from 2004 – 2009 and Education Surrogate Parent (ESPP) from 2006 – 2014 advocating for teens in the Massachusetts foster care system
Current board memberships: Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Citizens’ Advisory Board, South Church Youth Board, Northeast Arc Transition Task Force