BRISTOL — The 22nd season of the NH Marathon concluded with a special reception on November 2. Volunteers and sponsors gathered to celebrate another successful Marathon year. The race this year saw a record 756 participants finish in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, Health Walk & Kids Race combined.
Race Director Dan MacLean welcomed the group by thanking everyone for helping with the event. Thanks were given to the many volunteers, sponsors, and hospitality sites for this year's Marathon. And special thanks and recognition was given to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield who was the title sponsor of the race again this year. MacLean also thanks The Inn on Newfound Lake as they have been a continuing sponsor of the Marathon and hosted the celebration.
The reception opened with recognition given to a few key organizations that helped with the race, each receiving small donations for their efforts: Newfound Area Chiefs Association for the police officers and EMTs from the area towns – Chief Travis Austin of Hebron PD was on hand to accept the donation; Community Emergency Response Team for their assistance with parking and road safety – Wendell Beaty was on hand to accept this donation. A donation will also be made to the Newfound Regional High School Band program for playing music at the start including the National Anthem.
The second part of the reception was the much-anticipated presentation of proceeds to local youth programs. When the present Marathon Committee took over in 2000, a total of $1,000 went to three area youth programs: The Mathew Program, Circle Program, and Tapply Thompson Community Center. This total has continued to grow over the years and this year the NH Marathon was proud to present $11,000 to each program, for a total of $33,000!! Over the past 22 years, the NH Marathon has proudly awarded $197,250 to community organizations.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 10:14
GILFORD — The Cafe Deja Vu Pub Mania Team will be hosting Cribbage Tournaments on Wednesday Nights at Patrick's Pub & Eatery to Benefit the WLNH Children's Auction. The registration will run from 6:30-7 p.m. and play starts at 7:15 p.m.
$10 entry fee with 50% to cash prizes and 50% to The WLNH Children's Auction. There will be two 12 week sessions with grand prizes. Tournaments will not be held on November 26, or December 24 or 31.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 10:08
PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will host the All New England Band Festival November 24 at the Silver Center for the Arts. The annual program will bring more than 200 high school students from across New England, along with their band directors, to the PSU campus.
The concert will conclude a daylong event involving honor band members representing 65 high schools from all six New England states. The students were chosen from more than 400 who applied for the festival from a total of 80 high schools. Selection was based on students' individual musical achievements while attending the schools they are representing. More than two-thirds of those selected have been members of their respective all-state band or orchestra.
Dr. Jack Stamp is a guest conductor for the festival. Stamp is professor of music, department chair and director of band studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the wind ensemble and teaches courses in graduate conducting. His compositions have been commissioned and performed by leading military and university bands across the United States.
Professor Russell McCutcheon, also a guest conductor, is director of bands in the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College. McCutcheon directs the Bullets Marching Band, and teaches conducting and music education courses. He also supervises student teachers in the field. Bands under his direction have performed in China, Singapore, England, Scotland, Italy and Switzerland.
The festival bands will share the concert with the Plymouth State University Symphonic Band, conducted by PSU Professor Mark Stickney. The Symphonic Band will perform Jack Stamp's "Gavorkna Fanfare," "Choreography" by Robert Sheldon, "Shadow Falls" by Julie Giroux and "Illumination" by David Maslanka, among other works.
Tickets for the concert are $8 for adults and youth and $6 for seniors at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS or (800) 779-3869.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:55
PLYMOUTH — A Massachusetts firm specializing in data integration, consulting and training services has relocated into the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP). Rapidata Consulting works with hundreds of clients in data integration and data warehousing projects. This includes data storage, data quality, data analysis, metadata management, data governance, and business intelligence.
Mike Mahoney, owner of Rapidata, said that "moving into an accelerator with close proximity to campus resources was the key factor in deciding on relocating from another state. I plan on employing motivated PSU students to move my business forward."
The ECP is located at One Bridge Street in Plymouth, and is a business incubator and accelerator whose goal is to support entrepreneurship, small businesses, and economic development in central New Hampshire. Business services provided are leased space, shared office equipment, mentoring, educational programs, fund-raising assistance, and networking with new and existing businesses. It opened in October, 2013 and has experienced rapid growth and job creation success; since the ECP opened, 21 PSU students have interned at ECP and five have turned those internships into full-time jobs.
ECP Executive Director Michael Tentnowski said that all available office space is already occupied, while new space is being built out in time for the new year.
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:50
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