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Survey and public input sessions to help plan future of Meredith Public Library

MEREDITH — The trustees of the Meredith Public Library have begun work on a Master Plan for the library and one of the issues the plan must address is the deteriorating state of the library building. In the 2014 budget the Meredith Select Board designated some funding for the most serious of these problems and the library received and L-CHIP grant to assist with this.

However, much more remains to be done. An inspection by the State Fire Marshal found that the Meredith Public Library building had several life-safety code violations. In order to meet code, the library will need to replace an historic staircase, move the Children's Room from its current location and possibly will have to install a sprinkler system, among other things. Before investing in costly renovations, the trustees thought it wise to examine what the needs of our library will be in the future.
Last fall, a committee of Meredith citizens was formed from all parts of the community including working professionals, parents of young children, a representative from the Friends of the Library, a teacher from Inter-Lakes school, a teen from Inter-Lakes High School, and two representatives from the Meredith Public Library Board of Trustees. The Library Director attends all meetings in an advisory role.
By interviewing staff, surveying the community and hosting public input sessions, the Master Plan Committee is tasked with making a recommendation to the Meredith Public Library Board of Trustees regarding the future of the library. With that recommendation as a baseline, the trustees will begin the task of drafting a Master Plan.
The committee will be distributing surveys throughout the community in places such as the Town Hall, Community Center, Library and the Inter-Lakes Schools. In addition, visit: www.meredithlibrary.org to access an online version of the survey and to learn more about the library's issues. Those who opt to leave their contact information on the survey will be entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire. Deadline for inclusion is March 31. The committee will also be hosting public input sessions where members of the community will be invited to share their opinions about what they feel the future of the library should be. Meetings to be announced at a future date.
The trustees have contracted with Full Circle Consulting to help with their Master Plan. This service was partially paid for by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 09:40

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Feb. 7 Deadline Set for NHEC Board Candidates

PLYMOUTH — Members of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NHEC) interested in being considered for nomination to the Board of Directors should submit their material to the Nominating Committee by noon on February 7. More information is available on NHEC's web site at www.nhec.coop.

"The Co-op seeks highly qualified members with diverse personal, professional and geographical backgrounds, as well as broad education and experience," said NHEC President/CEO Fred Anderson. "As a member-owned, non-profit organization, serving on the board of directors is one of the ways members have a direct impact on how this democratically controlled organization is run. It is an important and rewarding job."

Board members are elected to three-year terms. Three of the 11 seats are up for election this year. Election ballots will be mailed to all members in May. Winners will be seated at the Annual Meeting of Members, Tuesday, June 3. The Nominating Committee meets numerous times to review the applications and interview candidates for the Board of Directors. After completing the process, they nominate a slate of candidates to be included on the ballot. The candidates selected will be identified on the ballot as having been nominated by the Nominating Committee.

If you are interested in applying, contact Sharon Yeaton at 603-536-8801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a candidate packet. NHEC is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving 83,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 09:37

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Email Marketing Boot Camp Set for Feb. 6 in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Constant Contact and the Enterprise Center at Plymouth to bring an exciting event to the Plymouth area on Thursday, February 6, from 8-10 a.m. at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth.

Joanne Randall, owner of Leap Year Marketing, will share her years of marketing experience during this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how easy it is to create emails for marketing campaigns using Constant Contact while branding their business and generating calls to action. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own computers to work within the Constant Contact program.

Marketing Mojo Radio host and owner of Leap Year Marketing, Joanne Randall, has a background in business management and hospitality. Specializing in management and human relations, she also hosts workshops on Facebook, Getting Organized, and Turning Prospects into Clients.

Click the link on the Chamber's website, www.plymouthnh.org, to register or call the Chamber office at 603-536-1001.

This educational seminar and professional skills training conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber is part of their active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of key area businesses and professionals, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, and Constant Contact.

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Boys & Girls Club of Franklin Open House Saturday

FRANKLIN — The Boys & Girls Club of Franklin will be having an Open House this Saturday, February 1 from 2-5 p.m. at their club at the St. Gabriel's Parish Center, 15 Elkins St., (the old St. Mary's School).

Kids and parents will be able to check out the game room, meet the staff, eat pizza, and find out about all of the programs the Boys & Girls Club offers, including the After School Program, February Vacation Camp, and the Summer Day Camp. February 1 is also the last day to join the After School Program for no registration fee and receive the first week free. Memberships starts at $5 per week.

For more information contact Site Director Tom Charbono at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 998-9984 or visit www.concordkids.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 09:29

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