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Children's Artwork on Display at Hall Memorial Library

NORTHFIELD — On loan from the Fermata Arts Foundation located in Avon, Conneticut, the Nagorno-Karabakh Repbulic Children's Artwork is featured until June 11 in the upper and lower levels of Hall Memorial Library.

This relatively new republic is a landlocked mountain region which seceded from Azerbaijan in 1988. Though there is a rocky truce between Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, it is not recognized by the United Nations as an independent state.

The Fermata Arts Foundation's mission is to aid in the preservation of peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation. The model for achieving this is through the synthesis of art, architecture, philosophy and poetry. The Corporation exists to promote and encourage intercultural dialogue between countries, through which the representatives of different countries can discover shared values and spirtual commonality.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:40

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Class on scarf making on May 30

MEREDITH — On Friday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the League of NH Craftsmen-Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is hosting a free lace scarf class with Nancy Evans. The class will be offered at the Meredith Community Center.

The class will teach attendees how to sew fibers together with simple "thread play" between 2 layers of water soluble stabilizer, rinse, embellish with beads, to create a wearable scarf. These scarves are prefect for every season and aren't too heavy or hot for the summer.

Students taking this class must bring the following: a sewing machine in good working order, a collection of fibers, ribbons, yarns, bits of silk or other fabric, light weight fabric to tear into strips if desired , sewing machine thread to compliment the chosen fibers, and two bobbins wound to match, beads for embellishment if desired, needle to sew on beads, and scissors. Soft fibers and ribbons are most desirable as they will be worn around the neck. Extra kits will be available for purchase

The tuition is $70 per student, and there is an additional $15 materials fee to be paid to the instructor the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre- registration is required. Pre-registration can be made by calling the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visiting the Gallery on 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:37

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Union Meetinghouse in Gilford open Memorial Day

GILFORD — The Gilford Historical Society announces that their historic Union Meetinghouse on Belknap Mountain Road will be open immediately after the Gilford parade on Memorial Day, May 26. This building dates to 1834, and is on the New Hampshire Register of Historic Places.

The Society's collection of military articles and records will be highlighted. This also will include military uniforms from several different eras and branches of service. Visitors are welcome to come and talk, or write about their own Memorial Day memories and observances. Visitors can also get to experience the sense and experiences of these past years from the Historical Society readings and displays.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:27

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University System, Community Colleges Announce Streamlined Nursing Transfer Pathway

CONCORD — The University System of New Hampshire and the Community College System of New Hampshire announce the signing of a new partnership agreement for RN-BSN nursing programs. The agreement between the two systems will help address projected workforce needs in nursing that face New Hampshire.

USNH and CCSNH will jointly offer a four-year degree pathway which combines curriculum offered by the community colleges with a BSN degree completion program provided by USNH. The program is expected to meet projected nursing education needs across New Hampshire, by increasing bachelors and masters capacity in nationally accredited programs for registered nurses (RNs) in the workforce. It will also provide affordable and efficient pathways for residents. The completion curriculum will be in place for the semester that begins in January 2015.

A 2010 report by the Institute of Medicine recommends increasing the proportion of nurses with bachelor degrees to 80 percent by 2020. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is also expected to result in increased nursing responsibilities, educational requirements and demand.

Presently New Hampshire's community colleges collectively are the state's largest provider of registered nurses (RNs), graduating approximately 300 nursing students annually with associate degrees. This partnership provides a new pathway for associate degree RNs to earn a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree with completion of the BSN taken through the University System.

"This agreement will create clear, definitive and affordable pathways to bachelor's degrees in nursing," said CCSNH chancellor Ross Gittell. Gittell said that access and affordability were key priorities in developing the agreement. "The real benefits for nursing students and graduates who return for the completion program include that the final two years will be at community college tuition levels."

In addition to nursing students currently in a community college program, this partnership will benefit the thousands of nurses presently in NH's workforce who now have a more affordable, accessible way to continue their education through the BSN and even Master's degree level.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:17

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