LACONIA — Local families are invited to "Share Your America" with a high school exchange student from one of 70 European, South American, Asian, or African countries during the upcoming school year. Sponsored by PAXProgram of Academic Exchange (PAX), these students arrive to the U.S. in August, over the next two weeks.
PAX students are 15-18 years old, have studied English for at least three years, and are motivated to learn more about the U.S. by attending high school and living with a host family. PAX students are eager to experience American activities—backyard barbecues, birthday celebrations, and holidays with their host families. They are covered by comprehensive medical insurance and have their own spending money for incidentals.
Volunteer host families provide PAX students with a bed, a quiet place to study, a seat at the dining table, a warm and supportive home environment, and encouragement to engage in everyday American life. With their exchange students, host families experience such activities through fresh eyes while also learning about the exchange student's country and culture.
Host family opportunities are available to all types of families. Single parents, young couples, retirees, and parents with teenagers are all welcome to host.
For more information, call Shannon Robinson-Beland at 603-393-5616 or visit www.pax.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 12:39
PLYMOUTH — Learn how to care for loved ones after death at home with family and friends by attending an all-day workshop Saturday, September 14 at the Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall in Plymouth.
Participants will learn about the benefits, legal rights and responsibilities of holding home funerals, plus information on blended (hiring a funeral director for specific services) and green funerals.
There will be a demonstration of body care and the opportunity to learn how to complete required paperwork, start a community care group in your area or church, and how to make funerals meaningful without breaking the bank.
The event is sponsored by New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education & Advocacy, a nonprofit whose mission is to support informed funeral consumer choice through education and advocacy.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 12:30
Leo Glasheen was presented the SCORE Platinum Award by SCORE Lakes Region Chapter Chair, Frank Giebutowski during the SCORE chapter's annual summer outing aboard the M/V Mount Washington on July 16. The SCORE Platinum Award is the national organizations highest recognition for the contributions of its active small business mentors. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 12:26
MEREDITH — An article published in yesterday's paper regarding the State of the Loon presentation failed to include the date of the event. The program "State of the Loon: The Natural History, Challenges, and Successes of Loon's in N.H." will be held on Wednesday, August 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 12:23
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