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Former Gov. Lynch to receive PSU's Robert Frost Award

PLYMOUTH — Former New Hampshire Governor John Lynch will be honored by Plymouth State University with the Robert Frost Contemporary American Award, January 27, at 6 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. His friend, Boston Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino, will serve as event speaker and special guest.

The award is named in memory of America's late poet laureate, Robert Frost, who taught at Plymouth Normal School early in the twentieth century. Plymouth State University's Alumni Association created the award in 1970 to recognize those individuals whose service to the people of New England best exemplifies Robert Frost's values of individuality, hard work, humanitarianism, and devotion to the country "North of Boston." At Governor Lynch's request, proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for deserving New Hampshire students through PSU's Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund.

"Both Governor Lynch and Mr. Lucchino perfectly reflect Robert Frost's values," commented PSU President Sara Jayne Steen. "We anticipate a memorable evening celebrating accomplishments that reflect individuality, hard work, and humanitarianism."

Gene Martin '09, chair of the PSU Alumni Association Board, added, "As Governor from 2005 to 2013, John Lynch focused on education. That he requested the proceeds from this event be used for scholarships for New Hampshire students further reinforces his long-standing commitment to the bright future of our great state through our young people, and Plymouth State's role in it."

Alumni Relations Director Rodney Ekstrom '09G noted, "Governor Lynch's character and accomplishments make him a worthy role model for all Plymouth State students and alumni. Larry Lucchino's incredible career and hard work toward the common good will make this event particularly motivational for our alumni and guests."

Lucchino has been president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox since 2001,and had extensive professional sports experience prior to joining the team. Lucchino served as President/CEO of the Baltimore Orioles, and later, the San Diego Padres, before assuming leadership of the Red Sox.

More than 400 citizens from all corners of the state are expected to attend the dinner on January 27. According to Steen, "The positive response to this effort to honor Governor Lynch has come from all segments of New Hampshire, including many generous businesses and sponsors. It's a powerful reflection of the universal, bi-partisan respect for John's work and his lifelong commitment to the state. All are invited to join the celebration."

For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, visit http://go.plymouth.edu/rfcaa.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:15

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Artists sought for Meredith Sculpture Walk

MEREDITH — Sculpture artists are invited to submit an entry application to participate in the second annual Meredith Sculpture Walk. This is a year round outdoor juried exhibit. Sculptures are positioned throughout Main Street, Lake Winnipesaukee lakeside parks, and Mill Falls Marketplace.

Sculptures will be installed for a period of 12 months on one of 25 highly visible locations. Secure bases are provided as required.

The Meredith Sculpture Walk Committee promotes the Sculpture Walk and its participating artists. A $150 stipend is offered to artists to defray installation expenses.
A plaque is located at each site identifying the artist and displaying his or her contact information.
An online and printed brochure with Walking Map map is published annually, locating and identifying each sculpture and artist. Direct links to the artists are included.
Regular press releases are targeted to local and regional media outlets.
Applications can be made online or applications and images may be mailed to:

Greater Meredith Program
PO Box 1417
Meredith, NH 03253

Deadline for submission is March 31.

Detailed information, including site photographs, is available on the Greater Meredith Program website and is available on facebook. For more information, contact the Greater Meredith Program by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 603 279-9015 or Bev Lapham, chairman at 603 677-2298.

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Books & Blooms show at Gordon-Nash Library Jan. 24

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton Garden Club members have begun planning for the new year and the program committee is planning a number of interesting programs for the coming months.

To get the year started, there will be a Books and Blooms show at the Gordon-Nash Library. Members of the Garden Club will design and create beautiful floral arrangements using a favorite book as inspiration. These will be on display from Tuesday, January 20-Saturday, January 24. This is open for the public to come and enjoy the results of their artistic expression. These designs will be placed throughout the library, so visitors can browse at their leisure and enjoy the designs.

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Application deadline is Jan. 29 for N.H. Electric Cooperative Board

PLYMOUTH — Members of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Co-op) interested in being considered for nomination to the Board of Directors should submit their material to the Nominating Committee by 4:30 p.m. on January 29. More information is available on the Board of Directors page at the NHEC web site (www.nhec.coop).

"The Co-op seeks highly qualified members with diverse personal, professional and geographical backgrounds, as well as broad education and experience," says Fred Anderson, President/CEO at the Co-op. "As a member-owned, non-profit organization, serving on the Board of Directors is one of the ways members have a direct impact on how this democratically controlled organization is run. It is an important and rewarding job."

Board members are elected to three-year terms. Four of the 11 seats are up for election this year. Election ballots will be mailed to all members in May. Winners will be seated at the Annual Meeting of Members, Tuesday, June 16.

The Nominating Committee meets numerous times to review the applications and interview candidates for the Board of Directors. After completing the process, they nominate a slate of candidates to be included on the ballot. The candidates selected will be identified on the ballot as having been nominated by the Nominating Committee.
If you are interested in applying, contact Sharon Yeaton at 603-536-8801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a candidate packet.

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