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Daily Sun publisher named USTA New England Board of Director

GILFORD — Adam Hirshan, publisher of The Laconia Daily Sun has been elected as a director for USTA New England. He has also been named as the chair for the league tennis committee for New England.

Hirshan has served as a men's league coordinator for USTA New England for 5 years. For the past 12 years he has captained more than 12 men's teams for Algonquin Tennis Club of Hooksett, Bow Brook Club of Concord, Concord Racquet Club and Cranmore Tennis Club of North Conway. He was instrumental in organizing new competitive leagues in the state such as the 40 and over and the tri-level league which encourage more players of varying abilities to get involved with organized play.

The new Board of Directors for USTA New England was approved at the organization’s Annual Meeting on January 10 in Marlborough, Mass. The 27 person board is comprised of new and tenured tennis enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds representing all areas of New England.  

Scott Steinberg, a long-time board member and officer, is the new President and CEO of USTA New England. "I am excited and honored to serve for the next three years. Together with our new Executive Director, Matt Olson, a mix of new and experienced board members and staff, and our partners throughout the section, we will continue to thrive in our mission, 'To Promote and Develop the Growth of Tennis.'"

The Board is charged with setting the strategic vision for the section as well as accepting policy recommendations from various committees and the executive director. The group is also the final authority on all policy matters of USTA New England.

USTA New England is one of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association (USTA). It is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the growth of tennis and increasing participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit www.ustanewengland.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 07:22

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Golden View egg hunt to be held on April 4

MEREDITH— Golden View Health Care Center’s will be holding its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4 at 2 p.m.

Every year community members enjoy this family event. Prizes are available for all children. All children ages one to ten are welcome to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring their own Easter basket. For more information or to RSVP, please call (603) 279-8111.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 09:44

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Meredith altrusa cub learns about circle program

MEREDITH — The Meredith Altrusa Club recently enjoyed an evening with our invited speaker, Kathleen Kearns, Executive Director of the Circle Program, a mentoring program for girls starting at 9 years old through high school graduation.
The Circle Program was founded in 1993 by the trustees of Camp Onaway as well as that camp's director on Newfound Lake. It began as a pilot program with twenty-two girls and has grown to over ninety girls from twenty-nine towns throughout the Lakes Region.
Their first experience with the Circle Program is attending an adventurous, three-week residential session at Circle Camp, located on Spectacle Pond in Groton. For many girls this is their first time away from home and it can seem a little intimidating as well as exciting but by the time they leave they are pumped up.
Kathleen told Altrusans about their Mentoring Program where each girl is paired with a volunteer female adult from their community. Mentors spend time with them during the school year and meet with them at least twice a month for a fun activity of mutual interest.
Every other month the Circle Program offers them a group activity, a field trip or community project which mentors are encouraged to join them.
The mentors also get together to share and swap ideas; anyone at any age can learn something new.
Those referred to the Circle program all have great potential but may have not had the opportunity or resources to develop that potential. This program gives them the chance to learn self-confidence, be good decision makers, become leaders among their peers, and to continue to strive to become outstanding citizens in all they do in all the aspects of their lives.
Kathleen talked of some of the many success stories they have had. It is a wonderful feeling to know that these young girls will be so positively impacted for the rest of their lives.
Altrusa members were very inspired by the promise that the Circle Program offers these young girls and know that they are creating a better future for not only the girls but all of society.
As everyone knows "It does take a village" to do this kind of important work, so if you are reading this and would like to help them get there step by step make a pledge for a Circle girl walking/running in their 5th Annual Circle Trot or seek pledges yourself and trot along with them. The trot is for everyone; there's the 2K, 5K, or 10K on Sunday April 19.
For more information call 536-4244 or go to www.circleprogram.org

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 06:32

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Copyright, trademark and fair use seminar set for April 21

PLYMOUTH — The Enterprise Center at Plymouth will offer a free seminar on Copyright and Trademark Protection and Fair Use on Tuesday, April 21, from 8-10 a.m.

For start-ups and small businesses, identifying and protecting intellectual property is vitally important, but can oftentimes prove to be confusing. In addition, trying to understand what is permissible in using another's copyrighted or trademarked material, or how someone else can use yours, can make the whole area of intellectual property feel like a huge hassle. This session is intended to give small business owners a general understanding of how to identify and protect intellectual property through copyright and trademark, as well as providing an overview of the concept of "fair use."

Seating for this complimentary event is limited. For more information, contact the Office at 535-3222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
As part of their ongoing commitment to business growth and development, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth brings educational seminars and professional skills training to Grafton and Belknap Counties. The ECP is an incubator/accelerator that provides a one-stop shop of services and referrals to assist business owners and entrepreneurs through all aspects of business acumen.

These programs are supported by the NH Community Development Finance Authority, Plymouth State University, and the Economic Development Councils of Grafton and Belknap Counties.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 06:29

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