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LRCC taking part in Manufacturing Week

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College will observe New Hampshire Manufacturing Week and National Manufacturing Day on Wednesday, Oct. 1, will an open house at the college from 4 to 7 p.m.

State-of-the are devices along with and high-tech equipment used for instruction will be on display, including 3-D printers, robotic arms, computer-assisted design and manufacturing software, coordinate measuring machines, advanced welding units, and precision machine tools.

Special tours for middle and high school groups, as well as youth organizations and employment agencies, can be scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. Visit www.ampednh.com/news-and-events for full event details and registration.

Lakes Region Community College and the seven other community colleges in the state unite with more than 200 industry, state- and federal-agency partners under NH's Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education initiative to develop and deliver more than 30 advanced manufacturing certificate and degree programs in advanced composites, advanced welding, CNC machining, electronics/electromechanics, robotics and automation, engineering and more.

AMPed NH teams up with the NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership, NH Division of Economic Development and others each year to coordinate a week of events statewide that raise awareness about the high-tech, high-demand, high-paying industry of advanced manufacturing.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 11:05

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College prep series at Meredith Library

MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library is very excited to be announcing the launch of the College Prep Series, a schedule of free presentations whose aim is to help families of future high school graduates navigate the difficult process of searching for, selecting, applying to, and visiting prospective colleges and universities. The College Prep Series will feature free presentations by university professionals from a variety of institutions, including UNH, PSU, and Lakes Region Community College.

Ryan Patten, an admissions counselor from Plymouth State University, has scheduled two different presentations this fall. Ryan will be here on October 7th to talk about finding the college that is right for your situation. In addition to basic search tips, he'll also be talking about the college visit process, and what to look for and ask about while on campus. Ryan will then be back on November 4th to do a presentation on tips for submitting an application that will help you stand out in the crowd.

On November 25th we'll welcome Karina Locke, the Assistant Veteran's Coordinator at UNH, who will be here to talk about the GI Bill, which has been responsible for sending tens of millions of US soldiers to colleges around the country. And finally, on December 12th we're welcoming Wayne Fraser, the Director of Admissions at Lakes Region Community College, who will be here to talk about the truths of the modern community college, including their many transfer opportunities, such as the popular Liberal Arts transfer program.

All CPS events are free to the public and open to anyone with interest. For more information on these or any other library programs, visit the  website at Meredithlibrary.org, or feel free to contact us by phone by calling (603) 279-4303.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:58

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High school bass fishing final tournament to be held Oct. 4 on Lake Winnisquam

CONCORD — Since the first-ever student bass tournament in May of 2013, these tournaments have become a popular high school sports competition in New Hampshire. A qualifying tournament with 39 registered teams will take place on Thursday, October 2, out of Lee's Mills on Lake Winnipesaukee. The top third of the teams from the qualifying round will move onto the state finals tournament on Saturday, October 4, on Lake Winnisquam.

A State Champion will be crowned and individual medals will be awarded at the final tournament for the largest total catch (eight fish maximum) and for the largest largemouth and largest smallmouth bass caught. High school bass fishing tournaments occur in the fall of each year. The events are conducted by the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA), with assistance from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the NH B.A.S.S. Nation.

The tournaments include a strong educational component. Teams have adult mentors who guide them through the process of learning about New Hampshire's aquatic resources and the responsibility that goes along with being anglers. Additionally, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department recently conducted a High School Bass Fishing Education Seminar which was attended by almost 60 students.

"It is exciting to see how enthusiastic the students are about fishing and I hope that fishing becomes a lifelong activity for many of them," said Kyle Glencross, who coordinates the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Let's Go Fishing Program. Glencross and New Hampshire Fish and Game Fisheries Biologist Gabe Gries serve on the NHIAA Bass Fishing Committee and provide logistical and volunteer support for this event.

Additional information about the tournament can be found on the NHIAA website at http://nhiaa.org.

The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association is a private not for profit organization that has served as the leader of high school athletics for its member schools in New Hampshire since 1947. The student bass fishing tournament is in keeping with the NHIAA goals of adding sports that will have lifelong appeal to student athletes and providing more sports that are coed and inclusive to all populations within our schools.

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Landscape expert to speak at Moultonborough Library

MOULTONBOROUGH -- An expert in Granite State landscape and horticulture will lead a program titled Landscaping in the Lakes Area at the Moultonborough Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The program, featuring Dr. Cathy Neal, is free to the public and is provided through the Bearcamp Valley Garden Club. Dr. Neal will share valuable tips about creating and maintaining landscapes that are beautiful, lower in maintenance, and environmentally friendly.

Neal will talk about how landscaping can have far-reaching effects on water quality. She will explain which plants thrive with a minimum of care. Other topics she will cover include how close to a well or water body can one safely use pesticides, and what lifestyle choices can one make that will help New Hampshire's lakes and rivers remain pristine.

Neal's program is for the average gardener/homeowner, and not just for those with waterfront property.

Dr. Neal is an Extension Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at UNH, and is the state specialist in Landscape Horticulture for UNH Cooperative Extension. She frequently conducts training in sustainable landscape practices. She is author of several fact sheets and books, including "Landscaping at the Water's Edge: A Manual for New Hampshire Landowners."

She will be available for an informal question-and-answer session after her talk. Reservations are not required, but they are appreciated, as refreshments will be served. For more information, see bearcampvalleygardenclub.org. to reserve a place, select the tab "Make your reservations now."

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