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Ashland students raise funds to help care for animals

HOLDERNESS — Ashland third graders Laura Liebert and Eliza Foote were moved to support animals in their community through the Sponsor A Species program at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness.

The Sponsor A Species program is designed to allow the public to support a specific animal species by helping with the cost of food, health care, and housing.

Liebert and Foote started by making posters that were hung around the school asking for donations. A daily reminder to the school was included in morning announcements. The girls expected to raise enough to sponsor one species but were amazed when they found they had raised a total of $142.44, enough to sponsor two animals with money remaining for another cause. The whole Ashland Elementary School community participated in achieving this goal.

Liebert and Eliza were able to sponsor two animals at the Science Center; the river otter and coyote. They used the remaining money to purchase items from the wish list for the New Hampshire Humane Society.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 08:50

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Northfield students learn about West African culture

NORTHFIELD — Southwick School recently hosted an eight day African Artist-in-Residence that celebrated the visual art, music, and stories of the West African culture.

The residency involved all students, teachers, and staff as they explored the theme of community.

African artists Segun Olorunfemi, a sand painter, and Theo Martey, an African percussionist, provided the children with an integrated arts experience that explored and expanded students' knowledge and awareness of another culture and foster tolerance and respect. The Artist in Residence experience ended with a culminating event for families and friends in the community. All students participated in a large African drumming ensemble; the unveiling of the "Tilton-Northfield Community Sand Mural," and shared displays of individual student artwork and poems.

The artist in residency was supported in part by a $3,523.81 grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts; Southwick and Union School PTO; and Southwick School.

School officials thank the Southwick A.I.R. team, teachers and staff, and parent volunteers that helped to make this A.I.R. such a wonderful experience for all.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 08:33

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Community dinner in Meredith on Wednesday

MEREDITH — Altrusa of Meredith will be preparing another wonderful community dinner on Wednesday, April 22. The dinner will be served at the Meredith Community Center at 5:30 p.m. 

The April menu includes salad, rolls, roast pork & gravy, applesauce, potatoes, peas and ice cream. Dinner is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Seating is limited to 50 people. There is ample parking in the parking lot and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Reservations are required by calling Alison at 279-9918. Guests may begin arriving after 5 p.m.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 08:28

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Toby Kieth coming to Meadowbrook on June 13

GILFORD — Toby Keith's Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour presented by Ford F-Series makes a stop at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook Saturday, June 13, just in time to kick off 2015 Laconia Motorcycle Week. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 10th at 10 a.m. and range from $39.75 to $99.75. Get tickets by calling the Box Office at 603-293-4700 or log on to www.BankNHpavilion.com.

From his first No. 1 smash hit Should've Been a Cowboy to his latest release Drinks After Work, Toby Keith is one of the most consistent self-directed hit makers of his time.

Joining Toby on the 'Brook stage is storyteller and singer-songwriter Aaron Lewis. In 2011, the Staind front man arrived on the country music scene, releasing his debut EP Town Line.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 08:13

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