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Winnisquam Ag Students Attend Leadership Camp

TILTON —  Seven motivated members of the Winnisquam FFA Chapter spent the weekend of January 17 at the annual NH FFA Winter Leadership Camp, where they improved their skills as young leaders, met other FFA members from around the state and participated in social activities. In all, 59 students of agricultural education engaged in the event.

Campers participated in workshops on subjects such as diversity, ethics and goal setting. The seminar was led by Corey Flournoy, a former National FFA President and founding partner of Creative Outreach, a diversity and motivational consulting group. Assisting Flournoy were the six NH FFA State Officers, teens from across the state elected to leadership positions by their peers.
NH FFA Leadership Camp has been held annually for more than 15 years, and remains one of the organization's most popular activities. It is funded in part by the NH FFA Foundation, with participants paying only a portion of the cost to attend. The event is held at the Brookwoods Conference Center in Alton, on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. While at the event, the students meet and interact with other teens from some of New Hampshire's 16 agricultural education programs, staying in heated cabins and sharing meals, workshops and recreational activities.

The FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) is a national organization of nearly 580,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. The organization has 7,570 chapters located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA's mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Local, state and national activities and award programs provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Visit www.nhffa.org for more information.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 09:26

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Pines Hosting Healthcare Enrollment Event

NORTHFIELD — A healthcare enrollment event will be held Monday, February 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Pines Community Center  and will be conducted by Covering New Hampshire, the official free resource designed to allow Granite Staters to learn about the health insurance marketplace, and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

To register call or email Amy at: 560-8812/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 09:05

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Frog Rock Wine and Paint event set Feb. 10

MEREDITH — The Frog Rock Tavern on 67 Main Street in Meredith will be hosting its first Wine&Design event on Monday February 10.

This event will feature two local artists, Jasmyn Ali and Kate Lemay, who will walk you through a creative masterpiece, step-by-step.
This event promises a night of spirited creativity with friends and like minded people. The event will run from 6:30-9 p.m. with instruction starting promptly at 7 p.m.

The cost is $40 per person and includes two hours of art instruction, all the materials necessary to make a painting including a 16x20 painting canvas, and a comfortable space to initiate creativity. The Frog Rock Tavern will be offering specials on glasses and bottles of wine as well as buckets of beer.
Jasmyn Ali is a mother to her beautiful Australian Sheppard (Poet) and cat (Steve French) living in Gilford. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston where she studied computer generated graphic arts, painting and sculpture. She then obtained her master's degree in Art Education from Plymouth State University and works for the Laconia School District. Jasmyn would like to see her art "project her creative view of the world, in an original style that evokes feelings of wonder and stimulates the senses with bright, colorful, and energetic prowess."
Kate Lemay is a married mother of two (Cooper 6, Finn 3) from Gilford. She earned a bachelor's degree in Studio Arts from the University of New Hampshire and later earned her master's degree in Arts Education from UARTS in Philadelphia, PA. She currently owns and operates a studio in Gilford in addition to her professional career. Kate believes art "...is a barometer to ones soul, an indicator of wellbeing."
Registration will be limited to 30 on a first come first serve basis. Pre-register at www.thefrogrocktavern.com and click on the events tab. Those who would like to plan their own separate private event can email Chantelle Moynihan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 12:26

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Broadband Plan for NH Lakes Region being developed

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) has been working to help communities better understand the availability of high-speed broadband internet access and plan for reliable, affordable broadband internet solutions. The ability to access high-speed internet will have a significant impact on the economic development of a community now and well into the future.

At the next Lakes Region Broadband Stakeholder Group (LRBSG) meeting on February 21 at 9 a.m  in the LRPC First Floor Conference Room members of the group will continue to review the draft of the NH Lakes Region Broadband Plan with a focus on Recommendations and Implementation strategies.

They will also be discussing plans for a public forum that will be held later in 2014 to update citizens on the status of the NH Broadband Mapping and Planning Program, and introduce the draft NH Lakes Region Broadband Plan and maps for public review.

The LRPC encourages all members of the public who are interested in any aspect of high-speed broadband service to attend. For additional information, or special accommodation, call Michelle Therrien at 279-8171 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 12:13

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