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Association for Blind Central NH Advisory Committee Formed

NORTHFIELD — The New Hampshire Association for the Blind has formed a Advisory Committee for Central New Hampshire
which meets on the second Thursday of every month at the Pines Community Center.

Members come together with their notes and schedules, thoughts and ideas, guide dogs and white canes to gather and discuss their new positions of being "ambassadors" for the New Hampshire Association for the Blind.
The New Hampshire Association for the Blind's main office is located in Concord on 25 Walker Street. The NHAB provides vision rehabilitation services for New Hampshire residents of all ages who are blind and visually impaired. Founded in 1912 the mission of the Association is to advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired. The Association delivers assistance to virtually every community statewide, including social work and public education.
The new Advisory Committee's mission is to advocate for the New Hampshire Association for the Blind and get the word out about the issues of blindness throughout Central NH. (Concord north to Campton). The NHAB already has advisory committee's established in the Portsmouth and Manchester areas. These advisory committees have made a considerable impact in spreading awareness of the issues of blindness throughout these areas.
One issue that the committee is addressing is the fact that many people don't understand the white cane, what it stands for and what it means for those who use one. People still treat the blind differently because there is not enough information available to the public. The hope of the committee is to create awareness of the issues facing the blind in Central New Hampshire by getting into stores, businesses, offices and school systems.
For more information about the various advisory committees contact Shelley Proulx at the New Hampshire Association for the Blind (603)224-4039, ext. 327 or visit the website at www.sightcenter.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:31

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Free Car Seat Inspections at Irwin Automotive

LACONIA —  Irwin Automotive Group announced today that free car seat inspections and education will be available to the community today from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Irwin Automotive Group, 59 Bisson Avenue, Laconia. The event is part of "Child Passenger Safety Week" and will include car seat inspections by Carolyn Muller of LRGHealthcare who is a Certified Child Passenger Safety technician. Muller will be on hand to teach parents and caregivers how to choose the right car seats for their children and how to install them correctly.

"There's always danger on the road, every time you leave your home," said Muller "The best way to protect your child is to have him or her in the right seat for the child's age and size and to use that seat correctly. Even if you think you've got it right, make an appointment during Child Passenger Safety Week to know for sure. All parents want their kids to be safe, and this event will give them that peace of mind."


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Ashland Historical Society to host program on Native American History on Thursday

ASHLAND — David Stewart-Smith will present a free illustrated talk, "Native American History of New Hampshire: Alliance and Survival, circa 1400-1700", in the Ashland School cafeteria at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19.

A former history professor, Stewart-Smith has been researching New Hampshire's Indian history for over thirty years. This talk will focus on the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, when the natives of northern New England faced European colonization, devastating epidemics, climate change, and intertribal warfare.

The Penacook alliance of 16 tribal and family groups was guided by the Penacook chief Passaconaway as it dealt with these challenges. The program ends with King Philip's War and its aftermath.

This free program is largely funded by the N.H. Humanities Council and is sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society, which will serve refreshments.

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Strategic Marketing Planning Seminars hosted by Enterprise Center

PLYMOUTH — Move your business forward and join the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) at a location near you for a seminar about Strategic Marketing.

Terri Dautcher, Marketing Maven and Adjunct Faculty member at Plymouth State University (PSU), will offer strategies about marketing at the Pease Public Library in Plymouth on September 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the White Mountains Community College in Littleton on September 23 from 1-3 p.m. and at Lakes Region Community Services in Laconia on September 30 from 4-6 p.m.

Learn how to identify your market, craft your message and connect with customers. "Whether you're running a one-person company or a multi-million dollar operation, strategic planning is an essential part of success," said Terri. "There are some wonderful, simple tools and guidelines that can be used to facilitate and improve strategic marketing planning in any business."

Seating for this event is limited, so reserve a spot by contacting the Center office at 535-3222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There is a charge of $20 per person to attend the seminar.

Terri Dautcher has been a member of PSU's College of Business and Administration faculty since 2007 teaching marketing and professional development to both graduate and undergraduate classes. Her decades of corporate experience span various industries from trucking to non-profit to psychic reading source. Terri hails from Philadelphia, PA where she received her MBA from Temple University; prior to that she received her BA from Dickinson College.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:24

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