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AutoServ hosting AARP safe driving course

TILTON — An AARP Smart Driver Course will be hosted by AutoServ on Friday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This six-hour course can be used for point reduction and some New Hampshire insurances companies will give discount for attending class. The cost for the class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.

The fee may be given to the instructor on the day of the course.

There will be a lunch break so participants are welcome to buy lunch in the AutoServ café located at the dealership or bring their own lunch.

Those who wish to register or who want further information can call Carolyn Gaudet at AutoServ at 729-1120.


Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 07:31

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Archaeology field school set for Holderness this summer

HOLDERNESS — An archaeology field school will study an approximately 4,000-year-old Native American site near Squam Lake in Holderness this coming June and July.

One of the main objectives of the field school is to determine when Native Americans may have lived at the site and how they may have used it.

Coordinated through the Division of Historical Resources' New Hampshire State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP), the field school will conform to archaeology standards set by the National Park Service. State Archaeologist Dr. Richard Boisvert will direct all fieldwork and instruction.

Volunteer participants and those seeking graduate or undergraduate credit through Plymouth State University may register for any of the three two-week sessions: June 22-July 3, July 6-July 17 and July 20-July 31. Fieldwork will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Field school participants will learn fundamental recovery and documentation techniques as well as basic artifact identification and field laboratory methods. Hands-on instruction in the field, background readings, and evening lectures by various affiliated scholars are all part of the experience.

Volunteers will receive the same instruction as credit students. There is no fee to participate as a volunteer, however, a $40 donation to defray the cost of supplies and instructional materials is suggested.

Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, visit http://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/SCRAP.htm and click on "Upcoming Events & Opportunities," then "SCRAP Field School 2015" or contact the N.H. Division of Historical Resources at 603-271-6433.

For more information, visit us online at www.nh.gov/nhdhr or by calling 603-271-3483.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 07:29

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Centerplate at Gunstock Mountain Resort graduates 2nd internship class


LACONIA —  The "CRAVE" program, Lakes Region Community Services' very successful partnership with Centerplate food services at the Gunstock Mountain Resort, just graduated its second class of interns. CRAVE, an acronym for Centerplate Recruiting and Assistance for Valuable Employees, is an on the job training internship program for individuals who experience disabilities. The goal of the program is to teach participants the skills needed to attain competitive employment in the food service industry.

This year's CRAVE graduates, Ben Evans of Tilton and Alicia Gilbert of Laconia were honored for their accomplishment with a graduation ceremony and an opportunity to go tubing on the mountain. Graduate Ben Evans also celebrated his achievement with a complimentary adaptive ski lesson.

"The CRAVE internship program is becoming a favorite part of my job," said Centerplate Assistant General Manager Mary MacDonald. "It is an amazing experience. The staff here really embrace the interns and the program gets better every year." Interns attend the program five days a week and work side-by-side with a mentor from Centerplate. Each intern develops an employment portfolio that includes resumes and references. Upon completing the 12-week CRAVE program, all interns receive assistance in seeking employment and other career services.

Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency with a primary focus of providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders and their families. A dynamic human services organization, LRCS offers other essential and critical services to individuals in the Lakes Region from birth throughout their lifespan.

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Meredith historical society will view concord memorabilia

MEREDITH — Everyone is welcome to join Meredith Historical Society members on Tuesday, April 7, as they tour a private collection of 19th century Concord memorabilia.

Concord resident Johnny Prescott has been collecting items of the capital city's past, including Pickett's clock, a familiar site for years on Concord's Main St. He is generously opening his collection for this special viewing.

Meredith Historical Society members will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Main St. building of the Meredith Historical Society before departing for Concord. The tour will last from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Lunch will be on your own. Call 524-6586 for directions and carpool information. This tour is open to all MHS members and friends.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 07:23

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