Monadnock Ledger-Transcript – Jaffrey Chamber announces citizen, nonprofit and business of the year

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Published: 1/25/2023 10:58:52 AM

Modified: 1/25/2023 10:58:26 AM

The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce has named Bonnie Coll Cutter as the Citizen of the Calendar year, Project Shakespeare as Nonprofit of the Year and the Shattuck Golfing Club and Dublin Road Taproom & Eatery as Enterprise of the Yr for 2022.

Coll Cutter was nominated by good friend and fellow company owner Marc Tieger.  Coll Cutter, who owns Coll’s Garden Centre and Florist, also is an avid town volunteer, which includes preserving the town’s flower containers.

“The person I am nominating for our citizen of the calendar year is a ideal illustration of why Jaffrey is so exclusive,” Tieger wrote in his nomination.

In an interview, Coll Cutter explained she was “totally blown away” when she was advised she experienced been chosen.

“My correct terms were being, ‘Are you sure it said my identify?’” Coll Cutter said. “I’m a driving-the-scenes variety of girl. I just under no circumstances, ever assumed it would be me. It gave me a lot more pep in my stage, that what I’m performing is becoming acknowledged, becoming seen and generating my local community pleased.”

“Bonnie, her enjoy of neighborhood, her ability to unfold sunshine on the darkest of times, and her aspect in making Jaffrey a improved location to live and enjoy, make her my alternative for the Jaffrey Chamber’s 2022 Citizen of the Calendar year,” said chamber President Cyndy Burgess.

The 2022 Enterprise of the Year is the Shattuck Golfing Club and its pub, the Dublin Highway Taproom & Eatery.

Doni Ash procured Shattuck in 2019, and underneath his ownership, the business has gone through quite a few improvements and renovations. In addition to currently being a golfing program, the Shattuck also enables residents to accessibility miles of trails on the cart paths together the property during the winter season for snowshoeing and skiing, at no charge.

Cathy Furze, one particular of the people who nominated the Shattuck and Dublin Road Taproom, stated Ash’s involvement with the community reaches outside of the doorways of his small business. Ash and the Shattuck get the job done with nonprofits these as Jaffrey’s transitional shelter, Shelter from the Storm, and the chamber’s Ron Despres Memorial Golfing Event is held there.

“The Shattuck Golfing Club is residence to one particular of the major courses in New England for the class and its administration. With all the enhancements that have been made beneath Doni’s ownership, The Shattuck is definitely an asset to Jaffrey and the Monadnock area,” Burgess reported.

The 2022 Nonprofit of the 12 months is Undertaking Shakespeare, a youth theater firm that puts on productions of Shakespeare every single summer months, furthermore the once-a-year standard creation of Charles Dickens’s “A Xmas Carol” in the wintertime.

Clay Hollister of Jaffrey, who was 1 of the citizens who nominated Venture Shakespeare, wrote, “It is really hard for me to visualize a regional business that has a more distinctive, inspirational and absolutely optimistic impact on the small children in our community than Job Shakespeare. Deborah Shakespeare Thurber, the creator and driving power driving Challenge Shakespeare, is a veritable dynamo of creativeness, determination and really like focused on increasing the environment of our young ones to the rich and diverse worlds of Shakespeare.”

All a few awardees will be honored in the course of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce’s once-a-year meeting and gala, scheduled this year for Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Woodbound Inn in Rindge. Tickets for the gala are $40, and involve a sit-down food. Tickets are readily available on jaffreychmaber.com, or by calling the chamber at 603-532-4549.

Ashley Saari can be reached at 603-924-7172, Ext. 244, or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT.