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Walt Havenstein and Jim Lawrence to Speak at GOP Spaghetti Dinner

ASHLAND — The Pemi-Baker Valley Republican Committee (PBVRC) welcomes Walt Havenstein, gubernatorial candidate, and Jim Lawrence, candidate for Congress from the 2nd Congressional District, to its next All-You-Can-Eat spaghetti dinner on Friday, July 18 at 7 p.m.

Havenstein graduated from the US Naval Academy with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He served 28 years in the Marine Corps. He retired from the Marine Reserves in 1999 at the rank of Colonel.

Over the years, he has been a leader in the private and non-profit sectors having taken a strong interest in the success of our nation's youth. He has served as Chair of FIRST, a non-profit established to inspire young people to be leaders in science and technology, and to promote STEM education. Havenstein has been the Vice Chair of the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, providing higher education opportunities to the children of Marines. And, for more than 30 years, Walt and his wife, Judy, have been involved supporting the Juveniles Diabetes Research Foundation, advocating for and funding research to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Havenstein has been CEO for two companies, including BAE Systems, Inc., one of the state's largest employers. At BAE, he was responsible for managing a budget nearly 3 times the size of New Hampshire's annual budget. He also served as CEO of SAIC, an $11 billion, FORTUNE 250 scientific, engineering, and technology company.

Jim Lawrence is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. Upon leaving military service, he became a consultant to use his experiences to improve the way government did business. This later led to the formation of a small business firm dedicated to streamlining government and reducing federal spending. In 2002 he was elected to the New Hampshire House to begin the first of three terms.

Lawrence says ''I have spent over 15 years streamlining Federal government spending as a small business Department of Defense contractor.''

The dinner, which includes spaghetti sauce with meatballs and Italian sausage, garlic bread, salad, beverages, and desserts, runs from 5-7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 37 Main Street, in Ashland. It is open to the public. Adults are $10, kids 5-12 are $5, and under 5 are free. Special family price is $25. For more information, Omer can be reached at 603-536-2224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; or contact Cindy at 603-536-3880 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 10:15

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‘The Internet of Things’ talk on July 29

WOLFEBORO — Retired computer engineering professor Marlin H. Mickle will present a program on the Internet of Things on Tuesday, July 29, at 1 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Public Library. The program is free and open to all.

The Internet of Things is an expansion of the Internet we use every day so that devices (things) can communicate with each other and with people via wireless connections. These devices include refrigerators, milk cartons, toasters, doors, lights, cars, trucks, pacemakers, blood vessels, and much more. The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing with a predicted market of $19 trillion over the next decade. The United States is trailing many countries in this technology and its commercialization.

What does the IoT look like? What does it do? What does it mean to you? These are the questions we need to consider today to move our country forward and regain our technical leadership in the world.

Mickle is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and was the Executive Director of the RFID Center of Excellence. He has 37 U.S. and seven foreign patents. He received the Pitt Innovator Awards each year from 2005 through 2012. He has also been honored with a Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence in Corporate Innovation and a Systems Research and Cybernetics Award of the IIASSRC. He is a member of the AIDC100 and a Life Fellow of the IEEE.

His research, development, and education activities have been supported by over 135 grants and/or contracts from the Lemelson Foundation, HUD, NSF, the U.S. Army, UMTA, NASA, NIH, DOC, PPG, Inc., Intel , Digital Equipment Corp., Motorola, Texas Instruments Corporation, Argonne Laboratory, EPA, Siemens, Tego Inc., Penn DOT, Lockheed Martin and others. He has served as a consultant to the National Science Foundation, Battelle, TASC Inc., Westinghouse, The American University of Cairo, George Mason University, TI Inc., DEC, the U.S. Navy and others.
For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.


Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 10:09

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Tickets Still Available for Bus Trip to Red Sox Game

MEREDITH — The Meredith Parks & Recreation Department has a limited number of tickets left for the Red Sox trip on Friday, July 18th. Come join us as we ride in style in a comfortable coach bus to and from Fenway, departing from the Meredith Community Center at 3 pm with an estimated arrival of 5:30 at Fenway. The Red Sox will be taking on the Kansas City Royals at 7:10 so there will be plenty of time to explore the park prior to the start of the game.

The fee includes the bus ride to and from, parking at Fenway and the ticket itself; the fee for Meredith residents is $75 and for non-residents it's $85 per person.

For more information call the Community Center at 279-8197 or our website www.meredithnh.org . There are  only a small number of tickets left and are available until they are sold out.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 10:06

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Holy Trinity School Announces New Leader

LACONIA — Holy Trinity School has announced that Mary Jane Cooney will be the School's new principal.

Mrs. Cooney first became involved with Holy Trinity School in 2012, after moving to the area. She has acted as a volunteer, substitute teacher and as a grandparent, having a grandson in the HTS eighth grade class. As a graduate from Catholic school herself, and sending her children to Catholic School, Mrs. Cooney is committed to the values a Catholic education provides.

Realizing she has big shoes to fill, taking the reins from retired principal, Jack Fortier, Cooney brings her management and communication skills partnered with her respect for the Catholic Church and Catholic education. She realizes the partnerships between staff, family, and the community are the center of what makes Holy Trinity School so special. "It is my goal to work collaboratively with all of you, and I will work hard to earn your trust and respect," Cooney explained to school staff and families while introducing herself.

Her goal is to continue the positive culture and keep the strong connections to ensure the best education possible for all Holy Trinity School students. Cooney began her post on July 1 and is eagerly anticipating the start of the 2014-15 school year.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 10:03

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