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Feb. 7 Deadline Set for NHEC Board Candidates

PLYMOUTH — Members of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NHEC) interested in being considered for nomination to the Board of Directors should submit their material to the Nominating Committee by noon on February 7. More information is available on NHEC's web site at www.nhec.coop.

"The Co-op seeks highly qualified members with diverse personal, professional and geographical backgrounds, as well as broad education and experience," said NHEC President/CEO Fred Anderson. "As a member-owned, non-profit organization, serving on the board of directors is one of the ways members have a direct impact on how this democratically controlled organization is run. It is an important and rewarding job."

Board members are elected to three-year terms. Three of the 11 seats are up for election this year. Election ballots will be mailed to all members in May. Winners will be seated at the Annual Meeting of Members, Tuesday, June 3. The Nominating Committee meets numerous times to review the applications and interview candidates for the Board of Directors. After completing the process, they nominate a slate of candidates to be included on the ballot. The candidates selected will be identified on the ballot as having been nominated by the Nominating Committee.

If you are interested in applying, contact Sharon Yeaton at 603-536-8801 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a candidate packet. NHEC is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving 83,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 09:37

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Email Marketing Boot Camp Set for Feb. 6 in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Constant Contact and the Enterprise Center at Plymouth to bring an exciting event to the Plymouth area on Thursday, February 6, from 8-10 a.m. at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth.

Joanne Randall, owner of Leap Year Marketing, will share her years of marketing experience during this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how easy it is to create emails for marketing campaigns using Constant Contact while branding their business and generating calls to action. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own computers to work within the Constant Contact program.

Marketing Mojo Radio host and owner of Leap Year Marketing, Joanne Randall, has a background in business management and hospitality. Specializing in management and human relations, she also hosts workshops on Facebook, Getting Organized, and Turning Prospects into Clients.

Click the link on the Chamber's website, www.plymouthnh.org, to register or call the Chamber office at 603-536-1001.

This educational seminar and professional skills training conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber is part of their active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of key area businesses and professionals, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, and Constant Contact.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 09:34

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Boys & Girls Club of Franklin Open House Saturday

FRANKLIN — The Boys & Girls Club of Franklin will be having an Open House this Saturday, February 1 from 2-5 p.m. at their club at the St. Gabriel's Parish Center, 15 Elkins St., (the old St. Mary's School).

Kids and parents will be able to check out the game room, meet the staff, eat pizza, and find out about all of the programs the Boys & Girls Club offers, including the After School Program, February Vacation Camp, and the Summer Day Camp. February 1 is also the last day to join the After School Program for no registration fee and receive the first week free. Memberships starts at $5 per week.

For more information contact Site Director Tom Charbono at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 998-9984 or visit www.concordkids.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 09:29

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Singer-Songwriter Lori McKenna at PSU Silver Center February 8

PLYMOUTH — Stoughton Mass. singer-songwriter Lori McKenna will bring her bold, raw and emotional voice and her poignant and profound poetry to Plymouth State University's Silver Center for a single performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 8, in the Smith Recital Hall.

McKenna started writing songs as a teenager and became a professional songwriter at the age of 27 years. She began singing at open mike nights at the Blackthorn Tavern in Easton, Mass., and eventually at her own shows. Working with then manager Gabriel Unger, she released four critically acclaimed independent CDs. In 2001 the Boston-based folk station WUMB named McKenna its best artist, and the Boston Globe honored her first album in their year-end top picks. She won the Boston Music Award (BMA) in 1999, performed at the Newport Folk Festival and won the grand prize at the "Lilith Fair Talent Search" which got her an opening slot on the Lilith Fair tour. Other BMA recognition followed. In 2001 she won the prestigious American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) Sammy Cahn Award.

Her fourth release, Bittertown, caught the ear of superstar Faith Hill who first covered two of her songs, and later covered a third as the title song of her 2005 album, Fireflies. McKenna subsequently teamed with Hill for an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show and joined Hill on her 2007 "Soul2Soul" tour with Hill's husband, Tom McGraw. Hill says, "I don't remember ever being impacted by a songwriter the ways I was with her ... her writing is masterful, with a pureness that is completely unaffected. The songs are such a great combination of depth and realness ... there's just this indescribable collision of innocence and honesty in her writing."

McKenna's fifth album presented 11 songs about the joys and hardships of everyday American family life (McKenna now has five children). While some of her songs are biographical, McKenna says she can also "... take a little piece of something that I've heard somewhere and turn it into a song written in the first person." Many of her songs are written at her kitchen table, with the familiar sound of her children clamoring in the background.

USA Today said, "McKenna folds folk, rock and country textures into wistful and wry reflections on heart-ache and faith." Massachusetts, McKenna's sixth studio album was released last year. She says, "I want to write great songs, timeless songs, songs that affect people."

Tickets for the performance are $35 for adults, $33 for seniors and $20 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 09:13

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