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Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund Grants $5000 to Pemi Youth Center to Support After School Program

PLYMOUTH — Pemi Youth Center was chosen as one of thirteen non-profit agencies across the greater Lakes Region to receive a grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank Charitable Fund in 2014. The Center will use the $5,000 grant to support their After School Program, which provides a safe, supervised, after school environment that engages youth in educational and enrichment activities to support academic and social development.

All services at the Pemi Youth Center are provided at no cost to youth or their families. Staff and volunteers provide positive role models and mentors for attendees and lead them in a variety of after school activities including: academic support, mentoring, creative arts, recreational activities, cooking, empowerment groups, drug and alcohol prevention, a science program, community service opportunities, college planning assistance, and much more. In addition to these activities, the group prepares a healthy meal daily and 90% of participants eat dinner each week night at the Center.

"This program provides young people, who may otherwise be heading to an empty home, a safe and supportive place to come make new friends, gain positive role models and participate in fun and educational activities that help them build confidence and expand their interests," said Jessica Dutille, Executive Director for Pemi Youth Center. "We are so appreciative of the generous support from local businesses, like Meredith Village Savings Bank, who help us to continue to provide this after school resource to the youth in our area."

Established in 1999, the Pemi Youth Center provides a safe and welcoming environment where youth can gather after school, on weekends, and during school vacations and can participate in programming that allows them to develop their abilities, talents and interests and makes them feel that they are a valued member of their community. The team at the center is dedicated to engaging youth through adult and peer mentoring, creative arts initiatives, social and recreational interaction, and opportunities for community service. For more information, visit www.pemiyouthcenter.org.

MVSB established the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund in 1997 under the leadership of John Starrett who was then president and CEO of the Bank. Since then, 248 grants totaling more than $971,992 have been awarded to a wide range of environmental, social, educational, and historic projects throughout the Greater Lakes Region and Plymouth areas. Over the years, the Fund has supported literacy programs, after-school programs, environmental monitoring and education, restoration of historic structures, organizations that provide support for individuals and families in challenging circumstances, and equipment that helps save lives. The deadline for consideration for the 2014 grant cycle is October 15, 2014. Applications are available on the Bank's website (www.mvsb.com) and at all MVSB offices.

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Loon Center Hosting Program on Peregine Falcons

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Thursday, July 31st, Chris Martin, NH Audubon Raptor Biologist, will describe successes and failures, review management partnerships, and share what has been learned through banding Peregrine Falcon chicks in New Hampshire.

Held at the Loon Center by the Loon Preservation Committee, The Summer Nature Talks are given every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm during the months of July and August. All programs are free admission. Come early and browse The Loon's Feather Gift shop. Proceeds from the gift shop help fund the important work of the Loon Preservation Committee. For 37 years the Loon Preservation Committee has worked to preserve the Common Loon and its habitat in New Hampshire through research, education, and management activities.

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Winnipesaukee Yacht Club to hold inaugural JBT Charity Regatta on Sat.

GILFORD — The Winnipesaukee Yacht Club is excited to invite all sailors to this years inaugural JBT Charity Regatta and Auction event on Saturday, August 2.

The event, known for years as the Jimmy Fund Race and Auction, is now the John Bradley Thompson (JBT) Charity Regatta. All proceeds will benefit the local chapter of The Cure Starts Now. This is a charity selected by Jesse and Alison Thompson and their families which supports research into rare childhood brain cancers. Check out their website,
www.thecurestartsnow.org for more information.

This year's event will feature a reverse start PHRF sailboat race and a huge benefit auction. Festivities will kickoff with registration, coffee and snacks at the WYC clubhouse on Dockham Shore Road in Gilford, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until 10 a.m. at which time the opening meeting to discuss course descriptions and other details of the race will be held.

The first sailboats (based on their individual handicap) will start racing at 11 a.m. Following the race there will be a cookout at 4 p.m,. an aunction at 5:30 p.m. and an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

There is a $35 entry fee for this event. Tax deductible donations to The Cure Starts Now will be gladly accepted.

For more information, check out the latest news at the WYC website at http://www.wyc-nh.org/ or e-mail Ed Philpot at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jesse Thompson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:13

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Mini golf course to host 'Pirate and Princess party'

TILTON — A miniature golf course will hold a special children's event Aug. 9 and Aug. 10, with a portion of the proceeds going to a local special education school.

Pirate Cove Adventure Golf on Route 3 in Winnisquam will host what it is calling a "Swashbucking Pirate and Princess Party," starting at 2 p.m. both days.

A portion of the $25 ticket price will be donated to the Spaulding Youth Center Foundation. The foundation raises funds to support programs at the Spaulding Youth Center, which provides educational, residential, therapeutic and foster care programs and services for youths with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning and/or developmental challenges.

Event activities include a treasure hunt, pizza party, "balloon swords," and an opportunity for youngsters to have their picture taken with Pirate Cove personalities Capt. Jack, Elsa and Belle.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 603-286-4524.



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