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DOT holding meeting on July 15 about improvements to Meredith intersection

MEREDITH — A combined public officials/public informational meeting will be held Tuesday, July 15, at 6 p.m. to discuss proposed intersection safety improvements on NH 104 at Meredith Center Road and Chase Road in Meredith, the state Department of Transportation has announced.

The meeting will take place at the Meredith Community Center, Meeting Room B, 1 Circle Drive, in Meredith.

The purpose of this meeting is to present information regarding the proposed project. The meeting is also to solicit public comment in order to ensure that the project decisions meet public transportation needs, community goals, and protect and enhance the environment.

Anyone needing assistance or auxiliary communication equipment due to sensory impairment or other disability, should contact the Bureau of Right-of-Way, NHDOT, PO Box 483, Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0483 or call 603-271-3222 – TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964. Notification for the need of assistance should be made at the earliest convenience.


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Gospel trio performing in Rumney

RUMNEY — Southern Gospel music trio, The Hyssongs, will perform in concert at the Rumney Bible Conference at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 5.

The concert is free, but an offering will be taken up during the performance.

Dell, Susan and Richard Hyssong travel full-time as The Hyssongs. Their family ministry combines family vocal harmony, trumpet and trombone to bring audiences their Christ-centered message, shared through the powerful medium of music. The family's classical music background underpins a distinctive sound that has entertained audiences throughout the United States and Canada.

The group has been singing together as a family for more than 15 years. In that time, The Hyssongs have received many accolades for their inspirational Southern Gospel sound. The group was voted a Top 5 New Trio during the 2013 Singing News Fan Awards. They have also consistently placed songs on Southern Gospel Top 40 charts, such as the 2013 single, "Oh What Name."

The Hyssongs perform at more than 250 events each year throughout the United States and Canada. They minister in churches, auditoriums and on Gospel singing cruises, as well as on television and radio. Working with the Inspire label, The Hyssongs record at the Chapel Valley Studio in Sharps Chapel, Tenn.

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Lake Winnipesaukee Museum hosting program on one-room schoolhouses

LACONIA — Lake Winnipesaukee Museum in Weirs Beach is hosting a lecture, "New Hampshire One-Room Rural Schools, The Romance and the Reality," featuring Steve Taylor on Wednesday, July 9, at 7 p.m.

Taylor will talk about the hundreds of one-room schools that dotted the landscape of New Hampshire a century ago and were the backbone of primary education for generations of children. Revered in literature and lore, they actually were beset with problems, some of which are little changed today.

The greatest issue was financing the local school and the vast differences between taxing districts in their ability to support education. Other concerns included teacher preparation and quality, curriculum, discipline, student achievement and community involvement in the educational process. In his presentation Taylor will explore the lasting legacies of the one-room school and how they echo today.

An independent scholar, farmer, journalist and longtime public official, Taylor operates a dairy and maple farm in Meriden Village, and served for a quarter century as the state's Commissioner of Agriculture. He has been a newspaper reporter and editor. He was also the first executive director of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is a lifelong student the state's rural culture.

This event is free and is made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is located on Route 3 in Laconia, next to Funspot. Please call 366-5950 to RSVP.

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WinnAero schedules teacher workshops

GILFORD — WinnAero, the Laconia Airport-based non-profit educational organization, has scheduled a new  round of teacher workshops.

The five sessions will be dedicated to STEM-related activities around aviation topics and will utilize Civil Air Patrol (CAP) curricula modules.

"These workshops are great for teachers implementing STEM activities in their classrooms but are also for the home schooling parent who wishes to keep abreast of how to use STEM to challenge and educate" said WinnAero Education Director, Dan Caron.

Caron is a high school technology and engineering teacher and has won numerous awards for teaching excellence, including the Civil Air Patrol National Teacher of the Year Award.

The workshop topics include Aircraft Systems & Airports, July 14; Air Environment July 15; Rockets, Aug. 14; Space Environment, Aug. 15; and Spacecraft, Sept. 6.

Workshop participants will receive, if not already a CAP Aerospace Education Member (AEM), a one-year membership. This enables certified teachers to access additional CAP educational materials as well as an opportunity to apply for CAP classroom grants. Workshop sessions are held at the Laconia Airport and the cost per workshop is $50 for non-Civil Air Patrol members and $20 for current CAP AEM members. The registration fee includes all materials, lunch, snacks and the CAP AEM membership.

Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. with adjournment at 3:30 p.m. Workshops may be used for teacher professional development credit as allowed by the sponsoring school district.

Interested teachers may attend any or all of the workshops and professional certification credit may be applied based on the teacher's district policy. Additional details and workshop registration information are on-line at www.winnaero.org.

WinnAero gratefully acknowledges the grant funding from the Wolf Aviation Fund and the Air Force Association which helped to make these teacher workshops available.

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