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AARP Smart Driver Course Scheduled for May 29

LACONIA — The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation's first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older. For more than 30 years, the course has taught millions of drivers proven safety strategies so they can continue driving safely for as long as possible.

The new, updated course is scheduled for Thursday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Taylor Community's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave. Class size is limited to 20 people. To sign up, call 524-5600, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The nominal fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, payable the day of class. AARP members should bring their cards. There will be a break for lunch and the Woodside Café is available for dining.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 08:11

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PSU Business Professor Honored by Business Group

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University Business Professor Robert Nadeau was honored April 24 with the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce's most prestigious award, the 2014 Chamber Champion, which is presented to a chamber member who "demonstrates extraordinary support to the chamber and its mission."

Nadeau provides a series of Brown Bag luncheon seminars for local business owners/managers throughout the year, and is a valuable partner for Chamber officials in developing student projects that support the work of the chamber and provide great educational experiences for the students. PSU President Sara Jayne Steen said Nadeau's business expertise and insight are valuable resources both for students and the community.

"Bob speaks to business leaders and students with clarity and purpose ," Steen said. "It is wonderful to see him recognized as the excellent resource he is, both for the campus and the wider community."

As the Director of PSU's Professional Sales Leadership Program, Nadeau teaches marketing, sales, and sales management for the College of Business Administration. Students learn the marketing framework and sales cycle, along with processes and leadership mechanisms to select, develop, and lead a sales organization. His students are being widely recognized at the national level. Nadeau is also a Business Consultant to organizations for new business development, and sales training.

Prior to teaching, Nadeau was a senior manager of a Fortune 100 corporation heading up the New England Region. As a multiple time winner of their prestigious Manager of the Year award, he demonstrated a significant track record in developing sales managers. As a trainer he is skilled at helping managers and sales professionals increase their productivity in marketing, b2b, and b2c sales.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 08:06

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'Don't Drink the Water' is Sandwich Players Spring Show

SANDWICH — The Sandwich Players Spring Production "Don't Drink the Water" will be performed May 23, 24, 30, 31 at 7 p.m. with a matinee May 25 at 2 p.m. at the Sandwich Town Hall.

Tickets at the door are $10, $5 for students.

Ben Bullard is directing an enthusiastic cast of characters in the hilarious Woody Allen comedy of the 60's, "Don't Drink the Water". The Hollander family: husband, wife and 23 year old Susan are on vacation from New Jersey somewhere behind the Iron Curtain. Walter, Mr. Hollander, has unintentionally taken some pictures of a restricted area. Chaos ensues. They find refuge in the American Embassy run by an efficient and effective Ambassador. However, the Ambassador's not so capable son, Magee, has been left in charge during the Ambassador's absence.

You are introduced to Act 1 by Father Drobney, an eccentric priest; who has been in refuge at the embassy for 6 years. A multitude of side splitting characters add to the pace and hilarity of this play, as well as an unexpected romance. You will be tossed between the actions of a temperamental chef, a crafty and ambitious secretary who wants Magee's position, the vicious head of the secret police, a Sultana and his wife – insulted by the unabashed opinions of Mr. Hollander, the Embassy support staff, and of course you, the audience.
Don't miss the entertaining flamboyant talents of this sensational production. For more information contact the Sandwich Players at 284-6897.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 07:44

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Wolfeboro New Legacy Swing

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Friends of Music and the New Legacy Swing Band will wrap up the organization's 78th  season with the mood lifting and rejuvenating classic sounds of the Big Band Era. The concert will take place on Saturday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingswood Arts Center.

New Legacy Swing Band will close Friends of Music seventy-eighth season with the distinct rhythms and sounds of American swing music. With the velvet quality of five saxophones, the brilliance of six brass, one of the region's most experienced rhythm sections, and one sultry-voiced jazz vocalist, the New Legacy Swing Band recreates the great swing classic sounds of the Big Band Era. Begun in the early 90's as 'The Little Swing Band,' the band has evolved into one of Northern New England's most sought-after dance orchestras.

Tickets are available for $25 at the door or in advance at Black's Paper Store, Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro and at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith. High school students with ID will be admitted free of charge. A child accompanied by an adult ticket purchaser will be admitted free of charge. To reserve tickets call 569-2151 or visit www.wfriendsofmusic.org.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 01:23

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