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Retired Educators offer three scholarships

LACONIA — New Hampshire Retired Educators Association offers three $1,500 scholarship awards to graduates of New Hampshire secondary schools. The students must be in their junior year of an accredited college or university, pursuing a course of study that leads to teacher certification.

The Irene Hart Memorial Award is given to a student who is completing his or her course of study at a New Hampshire college or university. The NHREA Memorial Award is given to a student completing his/her course of study at a non-New Hampshire college or university. The Mary W. Ruell Memorial award is given to a student who is completing a course in Journalism or English at a college in New Hampshire or at an out of state college.

Completed applications are due on May, 1. The forms must be obtained from a retired educator in the area. Possible educators to contact include: Phyllis Simmons at 382-8405, Margaret Pyszka at 472-5716, Nancy Doe at 978-373-0960, or Patricia Bolduc at 524-2662.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 11:42

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Local photographer receives national recognition

RUMNEY — Authentic Eye Photography has been selected as a 2014 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section featured on TheKnot.com/BOW. TheKnot.com the number-one wedding destination, most trusted by brides.

This is the second year Authentic Eye Photography, a boutique portrait and wedding studio owned and operated by Thea Dodds, has been voted a The Knot Best of Weddings Pick.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2014 provides a "by brides, for brides" guide to the top wedding professionals across the country.

"It is a true honor to receive this recognition, but I can't say I did it alone. I have to thank all of the wonderful couples who allowed me into their lives to photograph their wedding in a personal and authentic way," says Dodds.



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Hands Across Table returning to Boys & Girls Club

LACONIA — Hands Across the Table will be serving its free hot dinners on Tuesday night at the Boys and Girls Club building, formerly St. James Church, beginning Tuesday, January 7. Doors open at 4 p.m. with the meal beginning at 5 p.m.

HATT has been using temporary space at St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall while repairs have been taking place at the Boys and Girls Club as a result of recent vandalism.

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Workshop on 'Becoming an Outdoorswoman'

CONCORD — The 2014 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Winter Workshop, a one-day program where women can learn outdoor skills to enjoy during the winter months will be held on Saturday, February 15  at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

Winter BOW participants choose a single activity to explore during the daylong workshop. Learn how to ice-fish, explore winter outdoor survival skills, track wildlife on snowshoes, try snowmobiling for beginners only, or experience the popular 'Shoe and Shoot' class.

Registration opens Monday, January 6. To sign up, visit http://www.nhbow.com and complete the mail-in registration form. A fee of $55 covers the workshop, lunch and most equipment use. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Only mailed-in forms will be accepted, no walk-ins accepted.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 11:32

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