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Celebrate Sanbornton on Oct. 4 Includes Eagle Scout's Blanket and Socks Drive

SANBORNTON — Saturday, October 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Celebrate Sanbornton" will happen in the Town Square, including the library, UCC church, Old Town Hall, Lane Tavern and Currier Building and field, and Life / Safety Building.

Included will be Eagle Scout Luke Morrison's project to benefit the community homeless, working with Carey House in Laconia to collect 300 blankets and 600 pairs of socks. Blankets need to be clean and socks need to be new.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 10:12

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PSU Earns High National Ranking in Employability of Alumni

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University alumni rank in the top 15 percent in a recent national review of more than 1,200 institutions that was conducted by a national non-profit agency, Educate to Career (ETC). PSU alumni are better positioned to work in their chosen field and receive better-than-average salaries compared to graduates from competing institutions, according to ETC, which offers data-driven, outcome-focused tools that enable high school students and their parents to make informed, objective university and career planning decisions.

Dr. Jim Hundrieser, PSU's Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs, said the ranking illustrates Plymouth State's value to potential students.

"As an innovative residential campus, Plymouth State University is continuing to seek ways to engage students to ensure that they are career ready upon graduation," Hundrieser said.

"Employers who hire our alumni tell us PSU graduates are ready to work and make significant contributions within their fields, and the latest alumni survey tells us 99% of our recent graduates are either employed or enrolled in graduate school."

ETC uses various metrics to determine an institution's value in preparing graduates for the workforce, including:

· Percentage of graduates employed in occupations that utilize their field of study,

· Average salary earned by recent graduates, by school for each major category (adjusted for region, occupation and other variables),

· Percentage of persons employed within one year of graduation (weighted on an occupational trend basis),

· Major, weighted against national norms,

· Number of years to graduate, and

· Tuition- net cost.

The ETC College Rankings Index is comprised of four-year colleges and universities, with annual enrollments greater than 1,000 students. The Index analyzes data for over 1,200 colleges, representing 94% of all students enrolled in four-year institutions.


Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 10:09

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Opechee Garden Club to hear about hydrangeas

GILFORD — One of America's favorites, the hydrangea offers red, white and blue choices such as the mophead "Electric Rouge", the "Gatsby Star" in large white cones or the clustery blue lacecap, "Tiny Tuff Stuff". But these colors may change dramatically back and forth, dependent on the ph factor of the soil or a change in aluminum.

There is such a large variety of hydrangeas in all kinds of shapes and colors - big leaf or oak leaf, mopheads or lacecaps, panicle or climbing. Gardeners need to know how to care for them and when and how to plant and prune them. Co-Presidents Judy Robertson and Doreen Worthley will introduce their guest, Laurie Perry, owner of Cackleberries Garden & Gift Shop in Meredith who will offer tips to members at their Opechee Garden Club meeting on Monday, October 6 at 1 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church on Potter Hill Road.

Perry, who believes that plants are good for your soul, started her business 13 years ago and appreciates nature in funky and whimsical ways in plants, gardens, her gift shop or events like her annual Fairy Night, or even a pet parrot who greets each with a "Hello". The name of her business also peaks curiosity since cackleberries are hen's eggs and she is a.k.a. the Chief Hen.

Program Directors, Marge Dyer and Louise Osburn and Hospitality Chairs Marilyn Lynch and Susan Finn and their committee members - Betty Hovey, Trudy Hastings, Gayle Green, Connie Russell, Fran Crawford, Gail Breyer, Judy Nelson, Claire Stinson, Brenda O'Brien and Fran Donahue - will host and serve refreshments.

A workshop on "Hydrangea Wreaths and Table Arrangements" will be co-chaired by Carolyn Temmallo and Sally Doten at the Gilford Public Library on October 14 at 1 p.m.

Co-chairs Louise Osburn and Carolyn Temmallo are preparing for the fifth "Homes for the Holidays" house tour and greens and gifts boutique to be held on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7th.

The Opechee Garden Club, a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and the National Garden Club, Inc., meets at 1 p.m. on the first Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at the Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Road, Gilford. New members and guests are welcome and those who would like to attend, can contact Membership Chair Sandy Hickok at 279-0515. For more information, write P.O. Box 6025, Laconia, NH 03247, call 527-0493, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.opecheegardenclub.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 10:06

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Acting classes offered in Meredith starting Oct. 18

MEREDITH — Nancy Barry, producing artistic director of The Interlakes Summer Theater, will offer three theater classes on Saturdays for six weeks, starting Saturday, Oct. 18.

The first class is a group voice class. This introductory class, for students between the ages of 10 and 14, is designed to give students an opportunity to learn basic technique with regards to breathing and placement while assessing potential and interest for future study without the expense of the private lesson. The class will meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

The second class, also for ages 10-14, is a musical theater workshop, from noon to 1:15 p.m. where the students will learn scenes and musical numbers and work on solos, duets, and trios.

The third class is an audition workshop which will run from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. It is for older students -- high school age -- who want to learn to choose/cut a song and monologue for an audition as well as also practice cold readings from scripts.

The price for one six week class is $90, and $150 for two six-week classes. For more information or to sign up for a class, call 1-888-245-6374.


Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 09:55

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