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Author Thomas F. Lee to speak at Plymouth State University on April 2

PLYMOUTH — Author Thomas F. Lee will speak about the ethical implications of the human genome project as part of the Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at Plymouth State University on Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m.

Lee, a retired educator and biologist at St. Anselm College, will speak in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts. Lee is the final speaker in this year's Sidore Lecture series.
Lee says we are living in an exciting era of modern biotechnology that allows us unprecedented control over life forms. He will discuss the rich opportunities and ethical perils this control presents. In his book "The Human Genome Project," Lee moderates the clash between scientific values and the new genetics that has built around the human genome project," according to Publisher's Weekly.

Lee retired from Saint Anselm College in 2002, after 35 years as a professor in the Department of Biology. His areas of interest include microbiology, marine algal development and genetic engineering. He has published and spoken widely on his research on plant tissue culture, cellular polarity and airborne microorganisms.

The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series was established at PSU in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the university each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time.

The theme for this year's series is "Whatever Happened to Ethics."

All Sidore Lectures are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. A reception follows each lecture. Tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. General information about events at PSU is available at ThisWeek@PSU, http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu.

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Lobster Pound Hosting Red Sox Trophies on Friday

LACONIA — The 2004, 2007 and 2013 World Series trophies will visit fans in New Hampshire this month, making stops in Concord and Weirs Beach on Friday, March 28. New Hampshire is the home of Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington who is a graduate of Lebanon High School. The visit to New Hampshire is part of an effort to share the 2013 World Series trophy with fans throughout New England, the U.S., and the globe.

The three trophies will be in Concord from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at The State House , located in the Executive Council Chamber on the second floor. This appearance will be co-hosted by WTPL 107.7FM, a Red Sox Radio Affiliate.

The trophy tour will wrap up with another visit co-hosted by WZEI 101.5 FM in Weirs Beach from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Weirs Beach Lobster Pound, located on Route 3 in Weirs Beach. All stops are open to the public.

Friday's trip will be the fifth time the 2013 World Series trophy has been to the Granite State for both public and private events.

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LRCC Announces Summer Semester

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) announces the finalization of LRCC's Summer Semester 2014 to begin Monday, May 19, for day, evening and online classes. More than 110 courses and workshops are being offered over four terms, day, evening, online, and hybrid (half of the classes meet in class and half are online for convenience and flexibility to move at one's own pace, yet get to meet and know the professors personally).

"LRCC's administration, faculty, and staff know that students come home in the summer and desire to 'get a jump' on their degrees and certificates from other institutions of higher learning," says LRCC Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Larissa Baia. "Transferability of LRCC courses is at an all-time high across the country and continues to improve."

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Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is offering 7-week Bereavement Support Groups

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is offering 7-week Bereavement Support Groups in two locations beginning in April. One group will meet in Laconia on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. pm and the other group will meet in Wolfeboro on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Each group consists of a series of 1½ hour meetings held each week for 7 weeks.

Support Groups give people the opportunity to discuss and learn ways of coping with their loss, to gain the support of others in safe and caring ways, and to learn about the grief process. Although grief is a unique experience through which each person finds his or her own way, there are common threads we all share when going through grief.

Pre-registration is required / The support group is offered free of charge.
To register for the group or for more information, call or email James Miller, Hospice Bereavement Coordinator to schedule an appointment.

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