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Appalachian Teen Project receives funding from United Way, Pardoe Foundation

WOLFEBORO — The Appalachian Mountain Teen Project recently received generous donations from both Granite United Way and the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation.

A mainstay of the project's mission has always been to actively engage with members of our communities to address systemic issues that impact the youth and families the organization serves. The funding from Granite United Way will support the active role that the Teen Project is playing in poverty reduction work in Belknap County, as well as the Teen Project, AMTP's youth mentorship program.
The Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation generously supported the Pathways to Leadership Program, a trip-based program in which youths enroll in one of two trip pathways: Outdoor Leadership or Service Learning, and engage in progressive skill- and confidence-building over a nine-month period with a small group of committed peers. This program is for AMTP youths who want to develop deeper technical and leadership skills, and aims to graduate participants who will engage with AMTP as future peer leaders.
AMTP is a community-based, nonprofit organization committed to supporting healthy development and resilience in youth, families, and communities throughout the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

More information about AMTP is available at its website www.teenprojectnh.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 07:17

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Northeast Delta Dental Foundation Supports Dental Hygiene at the Circle Program


PLYMOUTH — Northeast Delta Dental Foundation has renewed its annual support of the Circle Program's dental education curriculum at Circle Camp, in Groton. Currently, over 90 Circle Girls and Circle Teens from low-income families are participating in the residential summer camp program. They work together in small cabin groups on a full range of health initiatives and self-care skills including: good nutrition, health and wellness, personal hygiene, and overall physical fitness.

A critical component of this effort is the dental education program funded by a Northeast Delta Dental Foundation grant award. Girls meet with the camp nurse and a visiting dental hygienist for dental workshops. The girls receive a dental screening, an educational brochure, toothbrush, toothpaste and disclosing tablets so they can check on their progress. The girls also receive dental kits to take home with them after camp. The hygienist acts as a case manager and follows up with a girl's parents or guardian if she discovers a problem during the screenings.

The Circle Program is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide girls from low income families with new opportunities to develop the skills, courage and confidence they need to handle the challenges in their lives. Circle does this by offering girls a unique combination of adult and peer support delivered through residential summer camp and year-round mentoring programs.

The Circle girls come from 29 towns in central and northern New Hampshire including the Greater Concord, Plymouth and Laconia areas. They are referred to the Circle Program by teachers and guidance counselors as they enter the fifth grade. Once enrolled, the girl can remain in the Circle Program until she graduates from high school.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 01:34

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Quilt shop owner to speak to local quilters' group

MOULTONBOROUGH — Michelle Vanasse of North Country Quilters will present a talk and trunk show at the Country Village Quilt Guild meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 1:30 p.m. at the Moultonborough Life Safety Building

North Country Quilters, owned by Michelle and Steve Vanasse, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The shop is located in the Tenney Mountain Plaza off Yeaton Road in Plymouth. Besides everything related to quilting, the store also offers classes, sewing machines, and repair services, and takes part in many community and charitable projects.

The Country Village Quilt Guild is open to all and meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 01:30

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Penny Pitou Named Best Honeymoon Travel Agency


LACONIA — Penny Pitou Travel has been selected by the readers of New Hampshire Magazine's BRIDE as "Best of Bride 2014" for "Best Honeymoon Travel Agency". The winners, who were selected in an online poll, will be listed in the next issue of BRIDE, coming in September, and on the website, bridenh.com.

"It's the magazine's sixth annual poll," says Barbara Coles, editor of BRIDE. "We felt the poll was a way to recognize people in New Hampshire's bridal industry who strive every day to provide great service for couples who are planning one of the most important days in their life. We also wanted to give those who benefit from the training, experience and expertise of wedding professionals a chance to express their satisfaction."

The poll, which was conducted from the beginning of April to the end of May, had 45 categories.
Penny Pitou Travel has won this prestigious award for 2014 and 2013. Their knowledge and expertise of destinations, and resorts has set them apart as they can successfully match their couples to the perfect honeymoon of their dreams. The staff of Penny Pitou Travel is able to accomplish this by their expert guidance, by the convenience and time savings of having an experienced agent handle all the details of a honeymoon, while the brides can focus on their wedding. Penny Pitou Travel offers personalized service and professional advice and unbiased recommendations to their brides.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 01:29

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