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Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee to hold meeting March 10

BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC'G) has announced that their next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 pm at J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant (upstairs dining room), 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead.

The Committee will provide details of the upcoming grass-roots training that will be held in Concord in mid-March which includes a visit by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

Announcement of the BARC'G guest speaker for the March 10 meeting is pending; it'll be posted on the Committee's website, www.barc-newhampshire.com.

BARC'G meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire.

Per their usual meeting format, those interested in having dinner (at their option) or wish to socialize before the meeting, should plan to arrive as early as 5:30 p.m.

The Committee reminds guests to bring a non-perishable food item (cans of soup, tuna fish, etc, etc) to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

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Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang at Pitman’s Freight Room March 7


LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room and House Rockin Productions will host Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang on Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Blues saxophonist extraordinaire Eddie Shaw was born on a Stringtown plantation in 1937. He learned music at school in Greenville and performed in various local bands before moving to Chicago to join the Muddy Waters band.

Shaw served as bandleader for Howlin' Wolf for several years and launched his own busy touring career after Wolf's death in 1976. His hard-hitting horn work won him Instrumentalist of the Year honors in the 2006 and 2007 Blues Music Awards. Eddie Shaw earned international acclaim and has been honored with the 2013 Blues Blast Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentation and 2011 Living Blues Critics Award for Most Outstanding Blues Musician/horn.

Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 527-0043 for dinner reservations.

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New strength and balance class for seniors offered in Meredith

MEREDITH — The Meredith Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with LRGHealthcare Rehabilitation Services to offer a new Strength and Balance class for active senior adults. The class will meet for eight consecutive Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon at the Meredith Community Center beginning on March 19.

The registration deadline for this class is March 16 and the fee is $40 for Meredith residents and $45 for non-residents.

Norma Kortz, a licensed physical therapy assistant who has worked at LRGHealthcare for 14 years, will be the instructor.

For more information or to register call 279-8197.


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PSU partners with LRCC in a new enrollment agreement

PLYMOUTH — Earning a two-year degree at Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) in Laconia now guarantees acceptance into Plymouth State University's undergraduate degree programs. In a February 23 signing ceremony, leaders of both institutions expressed support for the agreement.

"Students who start at Lakes Region Community College know they can come to PSU to receive a quality education and stay in the region," said PSU President Sara Jayne Steen. "When students complete their work at Lakes Region, they are automatically accepted into a four-year program; they don't need to go through the application process. This is about providing improved access to advanced educational options."

"The community college system is all about pathways. This is a significant step for students to start with us by earning an associate's degree and then have a natural path to continue their studies toward a bachelor's at Plymouth State," said LRCC President Scott J. Kalicki.

PSU's Associate Director of Admissions Tony Trodella believes the admissions agreement provides some significant advantages for LRCC students, including academic advising services provided by Plymouth State.

"In many cases, transfer students are frustrated because they don't know which courses they need to earn a bachelor's degree," Trodella said. "This program helps us identify their needs early on, so the courses students successfully complete at Lakes Region may be transferred into their PSU degree program," Trodella said. "The admissions agreement is a great benefit for students because it provides the potential for cost savings combined with a rich academic experience."

LRCC Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management Larissa Baia noted the agreement opens doors for people who may never have considered earning a bachelor's degree. "We have students of all ages, and to be able to say to those individuals, 'If you finish your associate's degree at LRCC, here's a pathway to a bachelor's degree,' that has real value for them," Baia said.

For more information on the transfer agreement, contact PSU Transfer Admissions Counselor Marylynn Cote at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 535-2183. 

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