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Applications Now Being Accepted for 2014 NHEC Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

PLYMOUTH — The New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for 2014 scholarships. This year a total of six $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to deserving Co-op members or children of Co-op members.

Scholarships are available to college-bound high school seniors, students returning to college, and non-traditional students. One scholarship will be reserved for a student entering a vocational or technical institution. All applicants must be a Co-op member, or a legal dependent of a Co-op member. Complete details and applications are available online under the Community menu at www.nhec.coop, or by calling 1-800-698-2007.

Applicants will be judged on work experience, activities, leadership and community contributions, educational and career objectives and overall scholastic achievement. Based on those scores, approximately 12-15 applicants will be invited for a personal interview conducted by the Awards Committee. The deadline for applying is April 25 at 4 p.m. All mailed applications must be postmarked by this date and mailed to: NHEC Foundation Scholarship, 579 Tenney Mountain Highway, Plymouth NH 03264. Otherwise, they may be turned in at NHEC headquarters in Plymouth by 4 p.m., April 25.

The New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation Scholarships are funded by the donations of Co-op members who agree to have their monthly electric bills rounded up to the next dollar with the proceeds benefitting the Foundation. The NHEC Foundation welcomes tax-deductible donations to continue its mission of providing support for non-profit groups that enhance the quality of life in New Hampshire. For more information about the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation Scholarships, or to make a donation, contact Audrey Goudie at (603) 536-8699, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

New Hampshire Electric Co-op is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving 83,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 07:40

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Women's Flag Football Registration Now Underway

MEREDITH — Registration is now underway for the Lakes Region Flag Football League's Women's Spring 2014 Season. This is the women's only version of our exciting NFL Flag Youth Flag Football Program. Women's flag football is a safe, non-contact, fast-paced sport and requires no equipment to play.

The LRFFL Women's Spring Flag Football League is open to all women in the Lakes Region area over the age of 18 (as of April 15, 2014). Registration can be done online at lrffl.com. Form your own team (roster size of 8 minimum and 12 maximum) or join us as a "free agent" and we will find a team for you. Team Captains will be able to register entire team online. Team Captains will choose a team color of t-shirt and a team name.

Registration Fee for the Spring 2014 season of Women's Flag Football is either $350 per Team or $40 for a Free Agent. Payment by credit card can be made online or you may pay by check or cash.

The season will start on Friday evening April 18 with Pre-Season games. We will have a nine-week season, running from April 18 until mid-June, with one hour long games played on Friday evenings at the Inter-Lakes High School turf field. Season will end with Post-Season games culminating in a Super Bowl Championship Game.

Sign up today at lrffl.com and join us this spring for some exciting and safe flag football.

If you have any questions, or for more information, contact the league at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 07:36

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‘Faces of Laconia’ photo project to be displayed at Taylor Community

LACONIA — Lakes Region Photographer Alan MacRae presents a program about his project entitled "Faces of Laconia," at Taylor Community's Woodside Building, Monday, April 7 from 7-8 p.m. The project includes the portraits of 23 people who have made significant contributions to Laconia and the surrounding area. The display will remain available for viewing throughout April.

MacRae worked with Brenda Kean, executive director of the Laconia History and Museum Society, contacting and interviewing people they felt had made a difference through their unique contributions to the the city. They interviewed most of the people in their own homes or workplace, where MacRae could get photos in a natural setting, most comfortable to the subjects.

The event is free and open to the public but RSVPs are requested to ensure seating. Call 524-5600 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Taylor Community is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community whose mission is to provide the highest quality retirement living options to support the independence, health and dignity of community residents. Visit www.taylorcommunity.org and like us on Facebook to keep up with all our events.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 07:33

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Plymouth Wastewater Treatment Plant wins Excellence Award

PLYMOUTH — Wastewater Treatment Plant was recently selected by EPA for a 2013 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award. The Plymouth Village Wastewater Treatment Plant staff, led by Superintendent Kirk Young, was recognized by EPA's New England Office for exceptional work in operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment plant.

The plant was one of two facilities in New England acknowledged for exemplary performance during 2013. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services was instrumental in nominating this facility. The plant has been provided with outstanding support and leadership from the Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District over the years.

“The professionals operating these wastewater treatment plants, as well as the municipalities and the state environmental agencies that support them, are essential to keeping our environment healthy by protecting water quality. EPA is proud to give them the credit they deserve,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator of EPA's New England Office.

The EPA Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award was established to recognize and honor the employees of publicly owned wastewater treatment plants for its commitment to improving water quality with outstanding plant operations and maintenance. More often than not, and particularly with the smaller facilities, conscientious operators and staff continue to perform exceptionally with limited resources.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:59

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