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Moultonborough Rec Department offering trip to King Arthur Flour

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Recreation Department is planning a trip to King Arthur Flour and the Simon Pearce store in Norwich, Vt., on Friday, November 15.

Participants will travel by coach bus to visit King Arthur Flour's newly renovated campus, where they will  enjoy a baking demonstration and a lunch prepared by their professional chefs. Lunch is included in the cost of this trip. People will  also get to visit the brand new retail store andbrowse all the kitchen tools and gadgets.

After lunch, participants will travel to the Simon Pearce store in the Mill at Quechee, Vt. where they can observe glassblowers at work on a self-guided tour and browse the beautiful and unique hand blown creations in their shop.

The cost of this trip is $45 per person and is intended for adults age 18+. The fee includes admission, lunch, baking demonstration and coach bus transportation. Menu choices for lunch are available on our website. We will depart from the Moultonborough Recreation Department at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 15 and will return at 6 p.m. Pre-registration for this trip is required by November 7.

Contact the Moultonborough Recreation Department at 476-8868 to register or for more information on this or other MRD activities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 09:46

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BHS Drama performing Willy Wonka at Franklin Opera House this week

FRANKLIN — Belmont High School Drama is pleased to announce its production of the musical, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory opening tonight at 7 p.m. Additional performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. with an additional matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased through the Franklin Opera House by calling 934-1901 or online at www.franklinoperahouse.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 09:44

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Gunstock building Terrain Based Learning Center

GILFORD — Gunstock Mountain Resort is building the first Terrain Based Learning Center in the state of NH. This project is estimated at $175,000 in earth moving, expanded snow making, lighting and extending the surface lift to create a completely new learning experience. The new learning center is among more than $1 million of investments recently made to the resort.

Learning to ski or snowboard has traditionally been on flat terrain with little representation of what is on the mountain, or the skiers movements to help make turns, and navigate runs. The new Terrain Based Learning Center will feature: Rollers, a Sluice, The Dish, The Spine and a Mini Pipe. These features are designed to help the skier or rider "feel" the mountain and use their natural movement to change the direction of the ski or snowboard. As they progress form the surface lift to the complex designed for beginners, served by the Penny Pitou quad lift, the Terrain Based Learning Center will again reduce the learning curve and build their confidence.

"Scott Goeller, Gunstock's Snowsports and Outdoor Adventure Manager was instrumental in testing these ideas out last season, and presented an exciting, forward thinking plan to the senior management team last year", says Greg Goddard, GM at Gunstock Mountain Resort. "In conjunction with Jeff Jacobsen, Gunstock's Resort Services Director, Gunstock again is going to take a leadership role in a new way to get the beginner skier and rider up on the mountain and enjoying the day, using movement based learning.

Gunstock has invested more than $1 million on improvements, preparing for winter with additional lighting, a new snow cat, snow making and trail improvements for the coming winter season. Gunstock has been a leader through the years when it comes to technology, and teaching. This year Gunstock will feature a learn to ski free week from Dec. 7 to Dec. 15. By signing up for the award winning 3 day Mountain Magic program, the first day is free.

Gunstock also has a 4 to 7 week outreach program giving schools and recreation departments the opportunity to bring younger skiers and riders to the mountain. These midweek programs at Gunstock bring 2,500 kids a week to the sport for the program. Anyone wishing to get their community or school involved should call Gunstock at 603-293-4341.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 09:39

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PSU graduate scholarship goes to high school teacher

PLYMOUTH — Bonnie Robinson, a teacher at Lebanon High School was named the 2013 recipient of Plymouth State University's Dennise Maslakowski Graduate Education Scholarship. Robinson was chosen because of her commitment to graduate education in advancing her teaching potential.

Robinson is a student in PSU's Doctor of Education in Learning, Leadership and Community advanced degree program. The scholarship was created in memory of the late Dennise Maslakowski, PSU's former Associate Vice President for the College of Graduate Studies.

"Earning an EdD is the next step in my pathway to achieving my full potential," Robinson said. "I know that my students are inspired by my enthusiasm for learning, just as I am inspired by them."

Bonnie earned a Master of Education degree and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from Plymouth State, in addition to a bachelor's in Education from UVM. She hopes to complete her doctoral degree at PSU in 2014. She is the Extended Learning Opportunity coordinator at Lebanon High School, which allows students to earn high school credits through non-traditional learning. Hundreds of students are pursuing classes at local colleges including Dartmouth, Lebanon College, and the Community College Systems of New Hampshire and Vermont. In addition, students earn credits through internships, private instruction, independent study, online learning, and community service.

Robinson is a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Accreditation Visiting Team, Lebanon High NEASC Chair, and is an active member of the Handel Society of Dartmouth College, the Lebanon Opera House Board of Directors and the North Country Community Theatre.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 09:31

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