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Rising Star award for Laura Brusseau

LACONIA — Laura Brusseau of Laconia, a teacher at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith and the founder of the Faith, Hope and Love Foundation, was honored as Civic Leader of the Year at the fifth annual Rising Stars Awards, an initiative of Stay Work Play in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio.

Also honored at the Concord event held on October 6 were:

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Michael Carlton, Northwood, Calling All Cargo

College Student of the Year: Ian Gagnon, Enfield, UNH

Young Professional of the Year: Corey MacDonald, Portsmouth Police Department and MacDonald & Black Law Firm

Coolest Companies for Young Professionals:

· Calypso Communications, Portsmouth

· W.S. Badger Company, Gilsum


Leadership Development Program of the Year: Leadership College, Leadership New Hampshire.


Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:50

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Community college hosting forum on October 24 for State Senate candidates

LACONIA — District 2 state Senate candidates Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, and Carolyn Mello, D-Holderness, will meet in a forum at 7 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 24, at Lakes Region Community College. The forum will be in the Center for Arts and Technology auditorium, and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to allow all Lakes Region candidates to meet and mingle with the public.

This candidate forum is co-sponsored by Scholarly People Educating and Encouraging Knowledge in Society (S.P.E.E.K.S.), a student group at Lakes Region Community College, and the League of Women Voters NH.

"We're very pleased to be able to work with a group of such actively engaged students on this forum," said Liz Tentarelli, co-president of the League who will act as the moderator for the forum. "Citizens have important decisions to make in this election, and this event will help them to learn about the candidates and hear how they view the issues they will be faced with in the next two years."

S.P.E.E.K.S. is a student-run group at LRCC which works to spread information and knowledge throughout the community by creating and sponsoring speaker-based events meant to incite conversation and interest on a variety of informational and creative topics.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to making democracy work through voter education, issue advocacy and citizen participation. The League of Women Voters regularly hosts events that allow the public to get to know candidates for office. The organization never supports or opposes any candidates for office or any political parties.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:46

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Youth deer hunting weekend is October 25 & 26

CONCORD — New Hampshire’s youth deer weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, provides young people age 15 and younger the opportunity to go deer hunting with an adult mentor, without the pressure of competing with thousands of adult hunters.
Accompanying adults must be licensed hunters and are not allowed to carry a firearm; the idea is to concentrate one's time and attention on coaching the young companion. Prospects for this year’s youth season are good, according to Dan Bergeron, Deer Project Leader for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. New Hampshire’s deer population is healthy and will provide excellent opportunities. In 2013, young hunters took 483 deer during the youth weekend.
“The weekend presents a great opportunity to introduce your son or daughter, grandchild, or even a young friend to the joys, excitement, and rewards of deer hunting; all under the careful guidance of an experienced adult” said Bergeron. “You can help teach them about the sights and sounds of the forest, how to interpret wildlife sign, and how to use this knowledge to track and harvest a white-tailed deer. It’s a great excuse to get young people and yourself, out in the fresh air, have some fun, and enjoy some beautiful fall foliage. Teaching a young person how to hunt and seeing their excitement can help even the most avid hunter remember why they love the sport so much. This shared experience can build bonds that last a lifetime. We hope hunters will spend the weekend teaching the state’s youth what hunting is all about."
Bergeron notes that hunting can also help youngsters learn about the environment, conservation, tradition and ethics, and it can build a deep and abiding appreciation for the wildlife and wild places that many of our citizens and visitors cherish. New Hampshire has offered a special youth deer hunt since 1999. Nonresident youth may participate in New Hampshire’s youth deer weekend only if their state of residence allows New Hampshire youth to participate in its youth deer hunt.
For more about New Hampshire’s youth deer hunting weekend, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Youth_deer_wknd.htm.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:21

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Bone Builders group meeting in Bristol

BRISTOL — RSVP & The Volunteer Center is working with Newfound Area Senior Services and the Bristol UCC to bring Bone Builders to the Newfound Region. The group meets every Tuesday and Friday from 9:30-10:30 at the Bristol UCC on Church Street. Trained co-leaders for the group are Rebecca Herr, Phyllis Schofield, Ginny Arsenault, and Carleen Stickney. Weights are provided; participants need only come in comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes.
RSVP Bone Builders is no-impact weight training program geared to older adults to improve bone density and balance. Bone Builders helps to prevent osteoporosis in both men and women and for those already diagnosed with osteopenia, the program can help to build new bone mass.
Bone Builders will help people get the required permission from their physician so they can get started. There is no fee; a daily donation of 50 cents is requested to cover administrative costs, but no one is turned away. WFor more information call Rebecca Herr 744-6526.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 10:36

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