Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry Art Club

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Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry

Eric Tetler graduated from Springfield College with a bachelor of science in sports management in 1992. He has worked for Windfield Alloy in Atkinson, New Hampshire, since 1994. Eric Tetler has donated to the Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry.

The Boys & Girls Club has served the youth of Greater Derry since 1969, and has several programs from which children can learn and grow. One is the Art Club.

The Greater Derry chapter is one of 4,000 Boys & Girls clubs nationwide actively trying to spot young artists. The local group takes part in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA’s) National Fine Arts Exhibit, a competition which encourages children’s creativity, skills, and appreciation of art.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry will enter artwork in four age divisions and 10 separate categories. The best artwork selected at the regional district level will go on to compete at the national level, where 37 winners are chosen. Various events for the next year will then showcase the winning artwork.

The Greater Derry chapter’s Art Club meetings occur on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m., and space is limited.


Brad Knighton of the New England Revolution – Stellar 2016 Season

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Brad Knighton

Eric Tetler has led Atkinson, New Hampshire-based Windfield Alloy as president since 1994. Active in his community, Eric Tetler has contributed to local youth soccer teams and donated tickets to New England Revolution soccer games.

In the 2016 season, New England Revolution goalkeeper Brad Knighton finally found much-deserved playtime after serving for years as a backup keeper for several clubs, including the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Philadelphia Union. In 2016, the 31-year-old keeper appeared in the starting lineup for nine consecutive matches, during which he allowed only nine goals.

During the 2016 season, Knighton also won the Major League Soccer (MLS) Save of the Week award on two occasions, and he was named the Revolution’s Santander Man of the Month on three occasions, despite the fact that he played in only 13 league matches.

In recognition of Knighton’s achievements during the 2016 season, his teammates voted him the Players’ Player of the Year.

Landscaping Tips for Beginners




Eric Tetler earned a bachelor of science in sports management at Springfield College. For more than 20 years, Eric Tetler has been involved with Windfield Alloy, where he is now president. Away from work-related duties, he enjoys landscaping.

Beginners can benefit from a few tips that can turn their landscaping venture into a success. To start, make a list of requirements for your landscaping project. Do a rough sketch of your yard and contemplate how you want to arrange your outdoor furniture, garden, and other outdoor scenery.

Before making any final decisions on placements, studying wind and sun patterns is beneficial. You will most likely want your patio set where the sun will shine, but you do not want the area to be overly hot for you and your guests. If you plan to add a fire pit, you will want to ensure you are not putting it where the wind will interrupt your fire.

Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid



Eric Tetler serves as the president of the Windfield Alloy, a single-source recycling, refining, and reuse solutions company based in Atkinson, New Hampshire. In his leisure time, Eric Tetler enjoys various outdoor activities, including landscaping.

Landscaping not only adds value and curb appeal to a home, but it’s also a fulfilling way to spend time outdoors time on a regular basis. That said, there are some commons mistakes that novice landscapers tend to make when first starting out. Here are two common errors to avoid.

The first and most costly mistake novice landscapers make is not developing a plan. Take time to learn about the kinds of plants, trees, and other flora you are interested in growing. Some will only last a season or two, while others may last a lifetime. There are many factors to consider, and when starting out it may be worth the investment to consult with a landscape architect if you don’t feel comfortable developing a landscaping plan on your own.

Another common error that beginners make is clumping groups of plants too close together. When first planted, it may look as if that row of shrubs is spaced too far apart, but most plants need room in which to grow and to allow their root systems to take hold. If they aren’t planted far enough apart, they will eventually look overgrown and choked, and overcrowding also promotes unhealthy competition for water among the plans, especially during drought conditions. Overcrowding can also lead to disease among your plants.

Four Keys to Caring for Japanese Maples

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Japanese Maples

Eric Tetler serves as president and CEO of Windfield Alloy, a New Hampshire company that offers a range of recycling solutions and environmental services. In his leisure time, Eric Tetler enjoys outdoor activities such as landscaping.

Japanese Maples can be a wonderful addition to anyone’s home landscape. There are certain things to keep in mind, however, when planting and caring for them. Below are the four most important things Japanese Maple owners must do in order to maintain healthy trees.

When planting a Japanese Maple, it is vital to ensure that the tree has adequate afternoon shade. While the tree does require some afternoon sun to provide color to its leaves, the foliage can become dried out and damage in the summer months due to increased sun exposure. For those with Japanese Maples already planted that are experiencing this problem, it’s okay to dig them up and move them to a more suitable location.

Because Japanese Maples are fragile, they require protection from the wind. If left without adequate blockage, they can quickly dry out, leaving branches and foliage quite brittle. While the tree does not require complete enclosure, at least some wind protection is highly recommended.

The soil in which a Japanese Maple rests should be regularly damp, but drained properly as well. There aren’t any major pH considerations for this tree’s soil bed, as it can grow in acidic, neutral, or even slightly alkaline conditions. The most important thing is to keep the soil moist and drained on a consistent basis, and free of high salt content.

Frosts are common in the late spring. Japanese Maples require protection from them, as this is the time of year when they are most vulnerable. If frosts appear in the spring forecast, be sure to cover the trees.

How to Be More Organized As a Soccer Coach

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Soccer Coaching

Since Eric Tetler took over leadership of Windfield Alloy in Atkinson, New Hampshire, the company grew from 6 employees to 55 employees. Eric Tetler’s role at the company focuses on the growth and development of the business. Away from work obligations, he coaches soccer.

Applying specific organizational tips can allow you to have a more successful coaching experience. Holding a contracting session for the upcoming season should be the first priority. This will ensure that players and parents know what to expect as far as plans for the season. Holding a contracting session gives you the ability to make sure your agenda is filled out, go over the rules and set policies, hand out any necessary paperwork, and ensure new players feel welcome.

In addition, it’s beneficial for you to review strategies, tactics, drills, and new practices. Reading about new techniques will provide insight on approaches to helping your players have a great season.

Youth Coaching Tips

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Youth Coaching

As president of Windfield Alloy in Atkinson, New Hampshire, Eric Tetler is responsible for leading the environmental services firm in working toward the continual improvement of pollution prevention and environmental performance. Outside his professional life, Eric Tetler enjoys coaching soccer.

Youth coaches may want to consider the following points when developing a coaching style.

First, spend a good amount of time thinking about what specific skills you want the players to achieve, and coordinate the necessary drills to develop those skills. Additionally, think about the standards and ethics you expect the players to adhere to, and then communicate them clearly. It’s also important to have a strong mission statement and always be aware of why you got into coaching in the first place.

Praise goes much further than criticism. When working with a player, be sure to highlight the areas in which they are showing progress before touching on the things that need improving. People always respond more favorably when they are praised, and are consequently more likely to work harder for a coach who they feel respects and values them.

Personally demonstrate the skills you want to develop in the players. If you can’t do it yourself, employ an assistant who can. Players need to know that their coaches are equipped to teach them, and one of the best ways to demonstrate this is by showing–not just telling–them how to do the things you are requesting.