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Storytelling workshop at Castle in the Clouds

MOULTONBOROUGH — Castle in the Clouds was recently awarded a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to host the workshop From Seed to Tree; Growing Memories into Stories. This workshop is open to the public and will be presented on Thursday June 18t at 6 p.m. at the Castle in the Clouds Carriage House.

Guided by well-known Storyteller Jo Radner, participants will experiment with a toolbox of practical storytelling techniques to make their stories more vivid and engaging. While this workshop is open to all, it will be especially useful for anyone working in the history, museum or education fields. Attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite small historical object to practice with during this program.

The program is free and light refreshments will be available before the workshop. Use Ossipee Park Road entrance and follow signs for visitor parking and the Carriage House. Seating is limited; register for the event by calling Michelle Landry at 603-476-5418.

Castle in the Clouds is a not for profit organization owned and managed by the Castle Preservation Society and dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of the historic Lucknow Estate, built by Thomas G. Plant in 1914.


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Walks & Talks returns to Castle in the Clouds

MOULTONBOROUGH —The popular Walks & Talks series will return to Castle in the Clouds.

This series will take place on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. from July 6– August 24th. Some of our most popular walks, such as Mushrooms and Geology, will return and some new and family friendly walks like Insect Investigation will be added/

Check out www.castleintheclouds.org, for a full list of this year's nature and history inspired walks. Remember to enter Castle in the Clouds via Ossipee Park Road, and meet at the Carriage House unless otherwise stated. Walks & Talks are $8 per person per class, or free for Friends of the Castle. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 603-476-5414 to reserve a space.

This series is sponsored by Pella Windows & Doors.
Castle in the Clouds is a not for profit organization owned and managed by the Castle Preservation Society and dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of the historic Thomas G. Plant Estate.

For information about Castle in the Clouds visit the website at www.castleintheclouds.org or call 603-476-5900.

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PSU recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly worksite

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University (PSU) has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.

"Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at PSU," said Healthy PSU Program Manager Denise Normandin, RD, LD. "We are honored and excited to be recognized in this way and are committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. This benefits our employees' health and produces even more positive results for our worksite overall."

The American Heart Association's criteria for being named a platinum-level employer include:

Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace.
Increase healthy eating options at the worksite.
Promote a wellness culture in the workplace.
Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness.

To promote a culture of wellness, PSU offers monthly, designated sneaker days along with weekly group exercise programs, such as Wellness Wednesdays, Gentle Yoga for All and Drums Alive at no cost to employees and their families

On June 3, nearly 200 people participated in the Healthy PSU Walks NH Reunion, a campus-wide walking event for faculty, staff, students, family and community members. Plymouth State University and Healthy PSU sponsored The Fit-Friendly Worksites program in making employees' health and wellness a priority.

"The Fit-Friendly Worksite Program offers a unique, easy-to-implement opportunity for corporations to increase employees' physical activity, which will help improve their health–and their employers' bottom line," said Barbara McCahan, director of PSU's Center for Active Living and Healthy Communities. "Even people who haven't exercised regularly until middle age can reap significant benefits by starting a walking program. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that some adults may gain two hours of life expectancy for every hour of regular, vigorous exercise they performed."

According to the American Heart Association, employers in the US are losing an estimated $225.8 billion a year because of healthcare expenses and health-related losses in productivity. Many American adults spend most of their waking hours at sedentary jobs. The lack of regular physical activity raises their risk for a host of medical problems, such as obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. Employers face $12.7 billion in annual medical expenses due to obesity alone. The American Heart Association is working to change corporate cultures by motivating employees to start walking, which has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.

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Ashland Historical Society to hear ‘Songs of Old New Hampshire’

ASHLAND — Jeff Warner will present "Songs of Old New Hampshire" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, at the Ashland Railroad Station Museum. Warner, a professional musician and a student of folk music, will draw heavily on the repertoire of traditional New Hampshire singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945). The 18th and 19th century songs will include ballads, love songs and comic pieces, and songs from lumber camps, sailing ships and textile mills.

The program is sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society and is largely funded by the N.H. Humanities Council. The Historical Society will also serve refreshments. The Ashland Railroad Station Museum is located at 69 Depot Street, on Route 132 in Ashland village.

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