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Young Women’s Conference Oct. 25 at Plymouth State University

PLYMOUTH — On Saturday, October 25 the President's Commission on the Status of Women at Plymouth State University will host The NH Young Women's Conference at the Hartman Union Building on campus. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The conference is dedicated to empowering and educating adolescent girls throughout the state. This half-day event provides a forum for young women to discuss important topics in a safe and supportive environment, pick up valuable resources at the information booths, and connect with other young women in New Hampshire. The cost is only $10 and includes lunch and a t-shirt. Scholarships are available for young women needing assistance. All those who identify as young women are welcome.

This event will include workshops led by Plymouth State students and their advisors. Topics include loving the body you have, career exploration, creative expression through storytelling, and building strong relationships. In addition, PSU's women's acapella group, Mixed Emotions, will be performing.

For more information call Jessica Dutille at 603-535-2372 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/755619054480876/

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 08:51

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Franklin drug task force plans lunch-n-learn on Friday

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force is inviting local citizens to attend a Lunch-n-Learn on Friday, October 7th from 12 noon–1:30 pm. Results from the recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) completed by Franklin youth in grades 9-12 will be the focus of conversation. The Community Health Institute will report on local trends in substance misuse and how the city of Franklin and its youth compare to state averages.

"This is an opportunity for community members to hear what Franklin youth are saying about their use of substances such as alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and K2 or Spice. The YRBS is a vital tool for all who work with and are concerned about the future of our youth and we invite people to join us and focus on ways that we may be able to reduce youth substance abuse," says Angela Lynch, Coordinator of the Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force.

The Lunch-n-Learn will be held at the Bessie Rowell Community Center. A light lunch will be provided. Those who would like to attend the October 10 event can call 603-998-5337 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP.

Since 2009, the Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force has served the communities of Franklin and Hill in a variety of community education and outreach capacities to prevent and reduce youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and to promote healthy environments and promising futures. Learn more by clicking on the link to the Drug Task Force at www.franklinnh.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 08:43

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Transportation committee to meet today in Bristol

BRISTOL — The Lakes Region Planning Commission Transportation Technical Advisory Committee will an open public meeting Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Minot-Sleeper Library, 35 Pleasant St.

The meeting will begin the evaluation of Transportation Alternatives Program bicycling and walking proposals to determine priority projects in the Lakes Region. Committee recommendations will be finalized after acceptance by LRPC commissioners and then forwarded to the NH Department of Transportation in mid-November. An initial list of locally identified improvements totaled more than $4 million to construct.

The LRPC Transportation TAC encourages all members of the public who are concerned about any aspect of transportation to attend and provide ideas and comment. For additional information about this meeting please contact the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 08:37

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Pitmans hosting blues tonight band friday

LACONIA — It will be Dance Night with the Blues Tonight Band at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday October 10 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

A lot of Blues bands come and go on the local music scene these days, with most never to return. However, this band did return in 2011 with a vengeance. Consisting of three core members of the original LA East Band from Laconia along with fresh new talent the group is now a 5 piece hard hitting blues band.

Not only does the Band play covers of blues songs but it also performs songs that not everyone has on their set list. Its the group's original songs that the band is getting known for and that people are requesting.

Band members include Craig Farrington - Guitar/Vocals, Steve Brooks - Bass Guitar, Eric Anderson –Drums, Dave Bottom - Guitar/Vocals and Alan Doyle – Harp/vocals.
Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 494-3334 for details and reservations.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 08:35

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