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Talk on malaria Aug. 20

Imagine No Malaria

GILFORD — An effort to eradicate malaria will be the topic of a talk on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the United Methodist Church in Gilford.

A guest speaker will talk about the Imagine No Malaria project starting at 7 p.m. The public is also welcome to attend a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. before the program begins.

For more information, call Nancy Bourassa at 524-2580.

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 08:52

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DWI checkpoint to take place within next 8 days

BELMONT — As a result of the increasing incidents of drinking and driving, the Belmont Police Department in cooperation with the Sanbornton, Northfield, and Tilton police departments have established a Regional DWI Task Force. This Task Force was recently granted a Superior Court Petition to conduct Sobriety Checkpoints in the Belmont area during the week of Aug. 17 through Aug. 24.

The Sobriety Checkpoint is the most effective method of detecting and apprehending the impaired operator. Sanbornton Police Chief Stephen Hankard, Belmont Police Chief Mark Lewandoski, Tilton Police Chief Robert Cormier, and Northfield Police Acting Chief John Raffaelly have taken an aggressive stance to prevent persons from driving when intoxicated. New Hampshire has some of the most aggressive laws in the country to fight the intoxicated driver and the law enforcement community will use those tools to their full extent.

 

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Nature-based Montessori school to begin offering full-day program this fall

HOLDERNESS — Blue Heron School at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center are offering a new full-day program at the school starting this September. Families can choose 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. sessions.

Blue Heron School began in 2010 as New Hampshire's first nature-based Montessori early learning center with a child-focused approach and daily outdoor experiences. The school, for ages three to six, operates from September to June, Monday through Friday.

Being outdoors every day in all types of weather helps students learn about themselves and the world around them. The children climb trees, jump off rocks, balance on logs, and build shelters outside. There are weekly expeditions with a naturalist to learn about specific topics and visits with live animals.

The blending of environmental education in a nature preschool with the Montessori approach creates a rich program for students. The classroom is a carefully prepared environment with activities that introduce letters, numbers, geography, care of the self and the environment, science and nature, and more. Teachers observe each child's interests and strengths and guide them in activities to support growth in independence and social skills. Children attending the school are encouraged to develop responsibility for their own behavior and learning.

"We are looking forward to the start of another great year at Blue Heron School," said Laura Mammarelli, Blue Heron School Director. "Extending our schedule until 3:30 p.m. will make it possible for more children to experience Blue Heron. We are excited to have more time every day for outdoor adventures and activities."

Blue Heron School is currently accepting registrations for the 2013-14 school year. School orientation takes place Sept. 3 through 5. More information about Blue Heron School is at www.nhnature.org/programs/blue_heron_school.php.

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LHS drama group holding car wash this Sunday

LACONIA — The Laconia High School Theater Department will hold a car wash Sunday afternoon as a fund-raiser.

The event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. on the front lawn of the high school, 345 Union Ave. Donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted, organizers say.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 08:35

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