PLYMOUTH — New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and members of the Live Free and Start business advisory group met August 5 at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) to learn about the ECP's activities and to talk with local business leaders about how the state can partner with them on job creation strategies. The Live Free and Start initiative was formed last month to help make it easier for high-tech companies to start up. The advisory council's goal is to spur economic growth.
The ECP is a business incubator and accelerator, a partnership between the Grafton County Economic Development Council and Plymouth State University; it is home to start-up companies that will have created 18 jobs by September. Governor Hassan said that he ECP is a great example of job creation, and creating high-tech startups is a goal everyone can support.
"I want to make sure we're an attractive place to start businesses. I also want to make sure we're an attractive place to stay and grow a business," Hassan said. "Everybody knows the future of our state is with the entrepreneurial spirit of our people."
Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen said the success of the ECP partnership dovetails with the Live Free and Start objectives–to create good jobs in the region. "Live Free and Start ties well with what we're doing here," said Steen. "We too want to make central and northern New Hampshire home for high-tech businesses. And if we want those businesses to locate here, we need to talk about innovation, and bringing government, education and private businesses together."
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 07:11
MEREDITH — Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, August 23 from 12 noon to 4 pm for a Zulu Flowerette Necklace class with juried artist Deb Fairchild. Learn and explore in the rich beading tradition of the African Zulu tribes and see how the necklace is a wonderful introduction to their culture. The 'flowers' are lightweight and make an excellent choice for summertime jewelry for any occasion.
Make one and you will be tempted to experiment with simple modifications to create stunning and unique variations. This is an ideal class for anyone who would like to experiment with beading or for experienced beaders who are looking for a new perspective. No prior experience required. Students should bring eyeglasses or magnifiers if they use these for close work.
The tuition for the class is $30 per student and must be paid in advance. There will be an additional $25 materials fee that will be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 07:03
LACONIA — The Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation recently became the recipient of a substantial bequest of more than $175,000 from the estate of Hazel Noyes. Prior to her death Noyes established the Herbert L. & Hazel R. Noyes Scholarship Fund as a permanent endowment to be managed by the LRSF.
Larry Leonard, a long-time family friend of Herbert, described him as "a true gentleman, a staunch Christian, and an active member of the International Order of Odd Fellows as well as other benevolent groups." He continued by state Hazel, "was a grand lady and a caring person with a great sense of humor. She was active in all aspects of her church, the Rebekahs, and several other community organizations."
Both Hazel and Herbert Noyes were accountants. Herbert worked for PSNH of 20 years and Hazel for Lake City Beverage Company. As such, it was Hazel's wish that the endowment money be used to fund scholarship opportunities for students planning to study accounting.
Attorney Suzanne Weldon-Francke stated that Mrs. Noyes' estate also generously benefited several other nonprofit organizations. LRSF Executive Director, Joan Cormier, added "it is indeed fitting that this couple, who gave so much of themselves to their church and so many other worthwhile community programs, should be remembered for generations to come by supporting our local students."
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 August 2014 06:47
WOLFEBORO — Wolfeboro poet Robert Demaree will read poems from his new collection "After Labor Day" at the Wolfeboro Library on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m.
Demaree is the author of three book-length collections of poems, including "Mileposts," published in 2009 by Beech River Books. He is a retired school administrator with more than 700 poems published by 150 periodicals, including The Louisville Review and Miller's Pond.
In the past two years Demaree has won first place in poetry competitions sponsored by the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, the Burlington (N.C.) Writers Club and the Gilman Library of Alton. Critics and editors have commented upon his "gift for describing the rituals of place" in accessible poems that "demand further consideration." The setting for many poems in "After Labor Day" is the Lakes Region. Copies will be available.
Demaree lives on Rust Pond in Wolfeboro and in Burlington, N.C. The Wolfeboro Library is located at 259 South Main St.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 08:50
- Young Gilford Women Attend Firefighter Camp
- Interlakes Childrens Theatre to close out summer season with ‘Wizard of Oz’ Fri. & Sat.
- Triple bill for comedy night at Pitman’s on Saturday
- Squam Lake Paddle to LRCT's Butterworth and Jimmy Point Preserves
- Lakes Region Tea Party Meeting
- Alton celebrates 90 years of Levey Park on Saturday