News Digest for Jan. 11, 2018

BCTV weekly meeting schedule

BEDFORD – Next week on BCTV, the live meeting on channel 22 will be a WBNH-LPFM Radio Board of Overseers on Monday, Jan. 15; a Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16 and a BCTVBoard meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All archived meetings can be viewed on demand by visiting www.bedfordtv.com. Also, visit our website to view all three BCTV channels – 16, 22 and 23 live online.

Be sure to check out the variety of programming airing on channels 16 and 23. You will find talk shows, local town events, political programs, outdoor recreation, cooking shows, music shows, lectures, history programs and much more on channel 16. On channel 23 you can watch sporting events and educational programs. Don’t forget if you missed a program or a live meeting you can watch it on demand by visiting www.bedfordtv.com. You can also find programs and broadcast times for all three BCTV channels (16, 22 and 23) by visiting our website or by calling the station at 472-8288. You can also follow us by liking our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/bedfordtv or subscribe to our Bedford Community TV YouTube page. Thanks for watching!

Ski and snowboard lessons on Jan. 27-28

Ski New Hampshire kicks off Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month in January with discount lesson packages offered by ski resorts across the state, which will culminate in a statewide celebration of Ski New Hampshire Weekend on Jan. 27-28.

There’s no better time to learn to ski and snowboard than in January. Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities agree that taking a lesson your first time makes a huge difference, and our Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month special is a great and affordable way to try a new sport. Offers include a $39 lift, lesson and rentals beginner package for alpine skiing and riding, and a $19 trail pass, lesson, and rentals beginner package at cross-country ski areas.

In addition, Ski New Hampshire members were part of the national Bring a Friend Weekend efforts on Jan. 5-7, as well as the upcoming World Snow Day on Jan. 21.

Note: Availability and restrictions for this program vary at each resort. Remember – this program is designed for Level 1 students – that is, people who have never been on skis or snowboards before. If you want to improve your skiing, lessons are available for all levels of ability!

Local wealth advisor releases book

BEDFORD – Bob Bonfiglio, CFP, ChFP, MBA, a private wealth advisor with Rise Private Wealth Management, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Bedford, recently released a book on personal finance.

Bonfiglio’s book, “Retire with Confidence, Simplicity and Success,” was published in December 2017. This nine-chapter book highlights a straightforward approach to creating a confident and successful retirement plan. Bonfiglio breaks down complex topics, creates an easy to follow guide and provides information on what it takes to build a successful retirement plan.

Bonfiglio has been with Ameriprise for the past 28 years and has been named to the Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State by State Ranking” from 2014-17, including a number one ranking amongst New Hampshire Advisors in 2015.

As a private wealth advisor, Bonfiglio provides financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations, and provided in one-on-one relationships with his clients. For more information, contact Brittany Abbott at 606-4255 or Brittany.1.Abbott@ampf.com.

St. Mary’s Bank promotes Lisa Viau

MANCHESTER – St. Mary’s Bank announces the promotion of Lisa Viau to senior vice president, director of operations.

Viau joined St. Mary’s Bank in 2001 and has overseen the credit union’s Member Contact Center, internet banking and training teams. She also leads the Retail Operations Committee to enhance operational processes and member experience.

“Lisa is a tireless champion of outstanding member experience and embodies our commitment to our members,” said Ken Senus, chief operating officer. “This promotion is well deserved, and her direction of operations in this new role will help move St. Mary’s Bank forward.”

Viau now oversees St. Mary’s Bank’s electronic and deposit operations, loan servicing and training departments.