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LRCC's Johnson Rising Stars Awards Finalist

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Business Management Honor Student, Kimberly Johnson of Meredith has been named one of four finalists for the 2013 Rising Stars Award, College Student of the Year in New Hampshire.

Carlene Rose  LRCC Business, Accounting, and Office Technology Management Department Chair Carlene Rose, said ."LRCC faculty, staff, and students are proud to have Kim as the sole community college student finalist. She is a top-notch young lady who is quite worthy of receiving the College Student of the Year in New Hampshire. Ms. Johnson is extremely active at LRCC."

Johnson is President of LRCC's Phi Beta Lambda, a nationally recognized student club, and has been active in PBL since becoming a student. Johnson was the recipient of the 2013 LRCC Academic Excellence Award from the Business Department. She is also active in the College's Prescott Hill Authors Society, PHAS Tracks, a national award-winning literary publication.

She is presently doing an internship at Lakes Region Community Services and was heavily involved in LRCC's Flapjack Fundraiser for Autism where PBL raised $800 for the Autism Foundation. Johnson took first place at PBL's State Leadership Conference for Public Speaking.

The Rising Stars, an initiative of Stay Work Play in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, announce the finalists. The Rising Stars Awards are a call to celebrate and recognize New Hampshire's remarkable young professionals and college students, and recognize businesses and organizations that go the extra mile to recruit and retain the Rising Stars.

The Rising Stars Awards celebratory was held October 7  at the Pandora Mill, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester. The emcee for the evening was Virginia Prescott of New Hampshire Public Radio's "Word of Mouth." For additional information, contact Stay Work Play New Hampshire, 603-860-2245.




Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 09:32

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Irwin Automotive employees wearing pink to support breast cancer awareness

LACONIA — With the first of October comes Halloween decorations, fall weather, and leaf peeping, but it is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Irwin Automotive is showing all their customers how important this is by wearing pink shirts the first full week of October. Irwin employees see the importance in supporting this cause and spreading awareness about taking preventative measures.

This is the second year that employees have sported pink shirts to show support during October and want to make it a tradition every year. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is all about promoting awareness, sharing information on the disease and helping to provide greater access to services and Irwin employees want to do their part. LDR of Laconia will supply these shirts and also supplied them last year.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 09:10

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LRCC Hosting Exhibit of DOC Inmates' Art Work

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) will host an exhibit of art works by inmates at the Belknap County Department of Corrections (DOC), created under the guidance of their art instructor, Mary Ellen Boudman.

While some inmates have art experience, most do not. They receive instruction in technical skills, such as use of media and design principles, as well as the use of art as a tool for self-reflection and inner growth.

"This exhibit is a great opportunity to support the growth and change that many inmates are working towards," said Patricia Wild, chair of the LRCC Art Department. "Art-making can be one step among many others on the road to a different life. It is important for us to recognize and encourage all artists, whether novices or masters, wherever they are."

The exhibit runs through October 11 in the Center for Arts and Technology foyer.

Photo: Preparing for the Belknap County DOC Art Exhibit at LRCC are Programs Director at Belknap County DOC, Tamara McGonagle, right, DOC Visual Arts Teacher, Mary Ellen Boudman, center, and LRCC Art Department Chairperson, Pat Wild, left. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 03:19

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Taylor Community Presents Classical Music Concert

LACONIA — The next concert of the 2013 Taylor Community Music Series, sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire, features the music of Franz Peter Schubert, Bernhard Heiden and Alec Wilder. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. in Taylor's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave.

The trio is comprised of Allan DiBiase, Michael Dodge and Ron Wold. DiBaise is a collaborative pianist in the Plymouth State University Department of Music Theatre and Dance where he's a frequent recitalist with students and faculty. Dodge is a senior Vocal Performance and Pedagogy major at PSU. He's currently studying voice under the direction of Dr. Kathleen Arecchi and will be singing the role of Valjean in the PSU production of Les Miserables (Oct. 24-27). Wold was a professional musician in the Boston area for 20 years before moving to a farm in New Hampshire and more recently, Vermont. The French horn player has performed in dozens of orchestras, chamber ensembles and recording sessions, as well as a soloist.

The event is free and open to the public; however, those planning to attend must pre-register as seating is limited. Call 524-5600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for reservations.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013 08:48

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