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Meredith Library hosting program Tuesday on songs from World War II

MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library presents the program "Songs from World War II and their Stories You Didn't Know" on Tuesday, May 5 at 4 p.m. 

Presented by "Ramblin' Richard," this program recalls the music and brings to light the fascinating and unfamiliar stories about some of America's most beloved songs from 1939 - 1945. Songs like: "Beer Barrel Polka," "Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover," "You are My Sunshine," "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition," and "Sentimental Journey."

This special hour-long program, "illustrated" with music, was debuted, in part, at the "Humanities Fair" in Concord sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and has been presented throughout the region. The presenter of the program is a member of the New England Foundation for the Arts, a retired professor who studied Gospel and American folk music and is an active musician who makes more than 200 performances each year. He tells the stories and sings the songs while accompanying himself on guitar, 5 string banjo and baritone ukulele.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Meredith Library.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 06:07

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Plymouth Elementary technology director to be recognized at Bammy Awards

­​PLYMOUTH — The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences announced today that Plymouth Elementary School Technology Director John Martin has been nominated for honors in the category of School Technologist at the 2015 Annual Bammy Awards to be held in Washington DC this fall.

The Bammy Award is a cross­discipline award recognizing the contributions of amazing educators from Martin's passion in his job as a technology educator has enabled him to work with other teachers across the globe: from the rural and urban schools of the United States to the jungles of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, then halfway around the world to the culture and chaos of South Asia to work with experienced educators in New Delhi, India and with both experienced educators and pre­service teachers in Islamabad, Pakistan.

He also serves as "Chief Imagineer & ExperiMentor" for his own consulting company White Mountain Technologies, served as a school board member, moderates the education focused Twitter chats #NHed and RuralEdChat, and provides professional development opportunities across the country.

"All across the nation, nominees like John Martin demonstrate that there is exceptional work being done to educate our children on many levels. Much of the good work being done goes unrecognized and is not covered in traditional media. Students are not the only ones who need validation. More than ever before, educators need to be validated and the stories about what's going right in American education need to be told," said Errol St. Clair Smith, executive producer of the Bammy Awards. "We are delighted to be part of this collaborative, nationwide effort for the fourth year."

Honorees will be announced on September 26th at a red­ carpet event in Washington, D.C. The Bammy Awards are presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences, which includes leading educators, education professors, journalists, editors, researchers, commentators, advocates, activists, visionaries and pioneers. The Academy is comprised of a board of governors, a council of peers and the executive committee. Supporters can vote online to help recognize the contributions to the education community that led to the selection of John Martin for this prestigious education community honor at http://www.bammyawards.org.

CAPTION — John Martin. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 05:59

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Sanbornton Historical Society to tour Governor’s Mansion

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Historical Society will hold a field trip on May 14 to tour the N.H. Governor's Mansion. Attendees will meet at the Lane Tavern at 3 p.m. and then carpool to the destination in Concord.

The tour will lead guests around the mansion, recently restored during the administration of Governor John Lynch. Reservations are requested for those who wish to participate. For further information or to RSVP call Linda Salatiello at 286-4526.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:46

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Bayside Rentals hosting networking event on May 14

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce and the staff at Bayside Rentals, will host a Business After Hours and Open House on Thursday evening, May 14 at the new home of Bayside Rentals.

Located at 273 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, the former location of Nash Realty, Bayside Rentals specializes in vacation and long term rentals in the Lakes Region and the White Mountains. Those attending will have the opportunity to tour the property, interact with the staff, and at the same time network with area business leaders. The event will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

For more information or to make reservations contact the Chamber office at 279-6121. The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote the businesses located in the Winnipesauke, Squam and Newfound regions of New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:44

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