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Local students win Plan NH scholarships


Students from Meredith and Franklin are among students from across the state who have been awarded scholarships by Plan NH, an organization of organization of planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers, and others.

Local scholarship recipients are Nick Swedberg of Meredith, an architecture student at Virginia Tech, and Iv Shqevi of Franklin, studying architecture at UNC Charlotte.

Plan NH awarded the scholarships -- $30,000 in all -- in partnership with the NH Charitable Foundation. Recipients, who are studying in a field related to planning, design, and/or development of the built environment, were honored at special dinner and program held at the Centennial Hotel in Concord.


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Author at Wright Museum on Tuesday

WOLFEBORO — Author Marina Dutzmann Kirsch will talk about her World War II book "Flight of Remembrance" on Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the Wright Museum of WWII History.

Kirsch's book recalls the story of a Latvian aeronautical engineering student who is forced to repatriate to Nazi Germany before the first Soviet takeover and the German woman he meets in 1940 in Berlin. Besides being a love story, "Flight of Remembrance" also chronicles how a young man's engineering dreams were fulfilled despite the chaos, destruction and upheavals of war.

Admission to Kirsch's talk is free for Wright Museum members and $7 for non-members.

Admission includes access to all of the museum's exhibits.


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Ashland Library Holding Book Sale July 12

ASHLAND — The Friends of the Ashland Town Library will hold a book sale by donation on the Library grounds from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 12. Those donations will be used for improvements at the Town Library, as the Friends support the Library through the purchase of books, videos and equipment and by funding programs and other services.

The Ashland Town Library is located at 41 Main Street in downtown Ashland, at the junction of Routes 3 and 25 with Route 132. Come to find some good books or videos and to support Ashland's public library.

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14th Annual HK Powersports Land & Lake Poker Run for Easter Seals NH

 LACONIA — Easter Seals NH's Land and Lake Poker Run is a great day on the lake for a great cause. Grab your favorite mode of transportation—boat, personal watercraft, car, truck, or motorcycle--round up your friends and family, and play for the day on Lake Winnipesaukee on Saturday, July 19 for your chance at more than $20,000 in prizes and giveaways. Cruise to four checkpoints around the lake to create your poker hand and head to the Naswa Resort & Beach Bar to get your final card and enjoy a BBQ, music, raffles, a live auction and fun activities and games for all ages.

At each checkpoint that you visit you will receive a sealed envelope with a playing card inside to build your poker hand. Back at the Naswa Beach Bar, play your hand and also try for prizes from our sponsors and grand raffle items. For an extra $100, join the High Roller's Club. The High Roller with the best hand will walk away with $1,000 sponsored prize. This Club is exclusive as there are a limited number of entries that are available to increase the chances of winning in addition to other "high roller perks!"

If you are 18 or older, sign up today. Registration is $45 pre-event and $50 on event day and includes a buffet pass, an event shirt, a raffle ticket, and a Poker Run hand.

The grand raffle has four amazing prizes that include an Ultimate BBQ Survival Kit ($300 value), an Old Town Heron Kayak ($600 value), an Old Town Saranac 146 Canoe ($760 value), and a SeaDoo Personal Watercraft GTI 130HP with a trailer ($10,400 value). You do not have to be present to win. The Grand Prize Raffle is sponsored by HK Powersports, SeaDoo, BRP, Irwin Marine, CVS and Winnipesaukee Marine Construction.

In addition to presenting sponsor HK Powersports, other major sponsors include: The Naswa Resort, Bank of New Hampshire, SYSCO of Northern New England, Zero Waste Recycling Services, The Cohen Family, Harley Davidson Motorcycles of Manchester & Nashua, Belknap Subaru, Baron's Major Brands Appliances, Amoskeag Beverages, Plastic Distributors and Fabricators Inc., Ameriprise Financial, South End Media, Tanger Outlets of Tilton, Pederson Flooring & Refinishing, Pepsi, The Citizen of Laconia, and Silver Image Photography.

For more information call 1.888.368.8880 or register online at www.easterseals.com/nh and click on "Get Involved." Group discounts available. Register by July 11 and receive a Tanger Outlet Center slingbag.

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