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Plymouth Rotary welcomes new member

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth NH Rotary Club recently inducted and welcomed Anthony 'Tony' Fitzherbert as its newest member.

Fitzherbert got to know several of the Plymouth Rotarians when he helped arrange for train rides during the Plymouth 250th celebration. He chaired the special service train ride, an exciting part of the weekend's events, working alongside Co-Chair Paul Montour, historians Anthony Cassarino and Malcolm "Tink" Taylor, and Paul Gilbin of the Hobo Railroad. The "Pemigewasset Valley Local" took passengers on a short trip between the Senior Center Railroad Platform, to Frosty Scoops at the Common Man Inn, and back, while Fitzherbert served as its conductor.

Fitzherbert explains his desire to join the club, "I strongly believe that one should 'give back' to the area where one chooses to live. A Rotary member suggested that I should consider Rotary membership when we worked together during Plymouth's 250th celebration. I observed the group's community service activities with much interest, and have become very impressed! It will be my privilege to participate!"

Fitzherbert is no stranger to community service. He has been an active youth soccer league coach, an officer of the PTA including State PTA Vice President, has served in various capacities for his church, and has been a member of both the Lions Club and the Masons. He has served as president of the Metropolitan NY Railroad Superintendents' Association and is a current member of the National Railroad Historical Society.

Additionally, Fitzherbert is a retired railroad training department manager and continues to enjoy touring urban railroad and rapid transit systems. When he is not engaged in riding the rails, he is often found hiking, learning about radio history and station operations in the National Radio Club, writing for railroad and radio hobby group publications, or visiting local breweries to taste test their products. The Plymouth Rotarians appreciate his enthusiasm and look forward to working with Fitzherbert on current community projects.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:03

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Internet safety seminar at Sant Bani School

SANBORNTON —  Sant Bani School in Sanbornton is hosting a free seminar, "Internet Safety: Best Practices for Children & Parents," presented by educator and consultant Hans Mundahl on Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m.

Mundahl explains, "the internet is a powerful educational tool for our kids, but there are also plenty of scams, fake websites, and troubling images online. With so many apps, devices, and passwords to manage how can parents help children stay safe online?" At this seminar, he will share practical advice and teach parents useful tips to navigate the ever-evolving world of technology and social media.

Mundahl has been an educator since 1995 when he first stepped into the classroom as a Fulbright exchange teacher in the former East Germany. As a school administrator, he pioneered a values-driven approach to technology integration grounded in meaningful faculty and student engagement. Now an independent consultant, he works with schools across the country and internationally on strategy, training, video production and website/social media. His eBook Teaching with the iPad is available on the iBookstore.

This event is free, but seating is limited. Please reserve your spot by calling 934-4240 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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Belknap County Sportsmen to learn about osprey tracking on April 16

GILFORD — Iain MacLeod, Executive Director of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness will speak about some exciting new exhibits and upcoming events at the Science Center and also discuss the Osprey Satellite Tracking project at a meeting of the Belknap County Sportsmen's Association on April 16.

Since 2011, the Science Center has been coordinating a project which places satellite transmitters on Ospreys here in New Hampshire and follows their migrations to South America. These Ospreys are watched by students and researchers across the globe. MacLeod will describe a new multi-state Osprey Tracking initiative which include nature centers and schools in 12 states from New Hampshire to Florida.

The Belknap County Sportsmen's Association will be having their baked ham and beans dinner that night starting at 6 p.m. at their club house on Lily Pond Road in Gilford. All are welcome to attend. Cost is $10 per person.

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Circle Program announces addition of marketing director, assoc. program director

PLYMOUTH — Circle Program Executive Director, Kathleen Kearn has announced the addition of two talented staff members to the Circle Program team.

Kearns said, "Pasha Marlowe joined us in February as our new Special Events and Marketing Coordinator. Pasha's extensive experience, as a self-employed entrepreneur and owner of the Holland Hill Studio for Yoga and Fitness, has made her passionate about personal health and wellness. Through her studio, she organized and directed at least four fundraising races a year including several 5Ks and triathlons, so she has the know-how to keep our 5th Annual Circle Trot (on April 19th) and our 8th Annual Circle Triathlon (on September 6th) on course."

Pasha is enthusiastic about joining the Circle Program and says, "I am at a point where I am ready to challenge myself personally and professionally working in an organization that serves a larger community. I want to work on a team and with a staff of equally compassionate and service-oriented people...The Circle Program is an ideal fit."

Shannon Rich joined the Circle team in March as its new full-time Associate Program Director. Shannon will serve as assistant camp director at Circle Camp and will organize the Teen Adventure Program camp session for the high school teens. Shannon describes her professional experience by explaining, "For the majority of my career, I worked as a supervisor in a residential treatment setting with adolescent girls struggling with behavioral and emotional disturbances. I consider some of my greatest professional achievements to be building meaningful connections with this age group and helping them to strengthen their social skills, confidence, and resilience. After over 10 years of living in Massachusetts, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to my home state to work with an amazing group of women, and to combine my love for working with children and teenagers with my love of nature and learning. I am so looking forward to this and other adventures my position will bring!"

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