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Habitat Hosting 'A Roof Over Our Heads' Dinner

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University's Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, in association with Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity, will host 'A Roof Over Our Heads', a night of celebration and achievement dinner, on Friday, April 11 at 6 p.m. at the Common Man Inn, 238 Main St., Plymouth.

The evening will feature a silent auction, cash bar, entertainment, free photo booth and three course buffet dinner.

Tickets are $45 per person ($330 for table of eight or $170 for table of four) and are available online at www.pemivalleyhabitat.org, by calling 536-1333 or by visiting the Pemi-Valley Habitat ReStore at 1116 U.S. Rte. 3, Holderness. Credit cards will be accepted. You can also send a check payable to Plymouth State University (on the memo line write: Habitat for Humanity) to Pemi-Valley Habitat, PO Box 238, Plymouth, NH 032264.

This event benefits the PSU Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, which works with Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity, providing volunteers on Habitat home builds and at the ReStore.

Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity has built 28 homes for needy and deserving families in the Plymouth area. Pemi-Valley Habitat is currently in the midst of building its historic Hedstrom Way Habitat four home sub-division in Bristol, the largest project ever.  Pemi-Valley Habitat is seeking to raise the funds to complete the final two homes in this project, so your attendance at this dinner will help that cause. If you or anyone you knows could benefit from a Habitat home, call 536-1333.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:22

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Leadership Academy focuses on criminal justice system

PLYMOUTH — On Wednesday, March 5, The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Academy focused on criminal justice.

The day began with "A View from the Bench". Justice Ed Kelly, administrative Judge of the NH Circuit Court System provided an excellent example of ways the circuit court is using technology and streamlining practices to save taxpayer dollars while also improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the court system. Through new technologies to improve operations, Justice Kelly provided his philosophy of compassion, respect, dignity and ways in which having an efficient and proactive system embodies his philosophy.

The first panel discussion of the day focused on Law Enforcement and featured Lt Kevin Duffy, NH State Police Troop Commander of Troop E in Tamworth and Commander of the NH State Police SWAT Unit, Chief Amy Moeller from Thornton, Commander Scott Sweet of the Attorney General's Drug Task Force, and Assistant Director Steve Temperino of the Department of Emergency Planning and Homeland Security.

The panel shared changes in current practices, the need for more proactive resources to lessen criminal activity, the challenges of being a small operation trying to serve many functions, and the importance of inter-collaboration between departments, towns, and agencies. Of particular note, was the number of repeat offenders and our state's need to provide better and more accessible mental health and substance abuse related services, treatments, and education/prevention programs.

From there, the academy traveled to Grafton County House of Corrections. Superintendent Glenn Libby and his team, provided us with a detailed understanding of past facility challenges and demonstrated to us how this new facility has created greater efficiency for the county and also focused on building employability skills and rehabilitation. Of particular note was the community farm that provided additional revenues to the House of Corrections to maintain operations as well as provide the community with a great local market.

The last panel of the day was provided in the Superior Court Complex which focused on moving criminal justice into action. Lara Saffo, Grafton County Attorney, Bob Gasser, Coordinator of Grafton County Drug Court, Shelly Golden, Coordinator of Grafton County Mental Health Course, Colleen Strout, Coordinator of Restorative Justice for Grafton County, and Cathy Brittis, Coordinator of Child Advocacy for Grafton County provided us with overviews of their programs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:19

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Gilford a ‘Showcase District’ at the Boston Museum of Science Gateway Symposium

 

GILFORD — The GSD S.T.E.M. Team is proud to announce that it was chosen to be a "Showcase District" at the Boston Museum of Science Gateway S.T.E.M. Symposium on Thursday, March 20.

Superintendent Kent Hemingway and Director of Curriculum Scott Laliberte represented the District, and presented several of the different STEM-related learning activities that have been introduced by Gilford teachers this year. The school's participation in the Symposium will only broaden the network of STEM resources available to Gilford students and teachers.

This school year, teachers have presented our students with a number of different learning opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math as highlighted on this web page. The advancements that have been seen in this, our first year working with the Gateway Institute, have caused the leadership at Gateway and the Museum of Science to recognize the great work that has been done in a very short period of time by our teachers and students around this most important effort.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:11

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Variety Basket Weaving with Ray Lagasse

MEREDITH — This Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will be hosting a Variety Basket Weaving Class with Ray Lagasse. In this one-day workshop students can choose which kind of basket they would like to make from start to finish. Ray has been handcrafting baskets for over 20 years, and we are delighted to offer both his wares and his workshops here at the Meredith gallery.

All materials and use of tools are included in the workshop fee. Students are encouraged to bring a lunch as the workshop runs a full 8 hours. Tuition is $110 with no additional materials fees. Space is limited so preregistration is required. To preregister call the Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit us at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:07

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