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Meredith Rotary Club Presents 34 Scholarships

MEREDITH —  The Meredith Rotary Club presented 34 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Meredith, Moultonboro, Center Harbor and Sandwich. The combined value of the scholarships was $32,000 compared to a combined total of $20,000 awarded to 22 winners in 2013.

Scholarships were awarded to 17 graduating seniors from Moultonborough Academy at a school ceremony at Geneva Point on May 27. Scholarship committee co-chair Roger Kosits made the presentations assisted by Moultonborough Academy Guidance Director Jennifer Chapmann.

On June 4, 14 scholarships were awarded to high school seniors from Inter-Lakes High School at a ceremony conducted at the Meredith Community Center. The Meredith Rotary Club was represented at the event by Miller Lovett, recently retired Meredith Selectman and long-standing member of the club, and Rick Ippolito, past Rotary Club president.

Additionally three scholarships were announced at the June 11 Rotary meeting for high school seniors living in our community but attending private schools.

Since 1982, The Meredith Rotary Club has donated almost $2 million dollars through scholarships and sponsorships to many groups in the communities of The Lakes Region.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:10

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Rumplestiltskin to be staged at PSU on July 3

PLYMOUTH — The Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University hosts professional actors from Jean's Playhouse Children's Theatre in Lincoln throughout the summer, presenting their repertoire of children's stories adapted for the stage. Performances are 2 p.m. each Thursday.

The production for July 3 is Rumpelstiltskin. Locked away in a tower room, the lovely miller's daughter has been ordered by the King to turn straw into gold. Impossible? Not with the help of one strange little man with a very peculiar name. But the man has his own list of demands in exchange for his help.

Additional Thursday afternoon performances include The Princess and the Pea performed on July 10, Beauty and the Beast on July 17, Excalibur! scheduled for July 24, Rikki Tikki Tavi shown on July 31, George and the Dragon performed on August 7, and Cinderella on August 14.

Jean's Playhouse's Children's Theatre Company has been delighting audiences for more than 20 years, with original adaptations of fairytales and folktales produced and created for children of all ages. Shows are approximately 40 minutes long and appeal to adults, and children three years and older. Characters greet the audience in the Silver Center lobby after each show.

All seats (including babes in arms) are $7 and usually sell out early. A group rate of $5 per seat is available for groups of 15 or more. For more information (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or call (800) 779-3869 for tickets, or shop online at http://silver.plymouth.edu. Convenience fees apply to online orders.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:07

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Mayhew Program receives grant

BRISTOL — The Mayhew Program has received a $5,000 grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation to help support its residential summer programming and school year mentoring for 205 at-risk New Hampshire boys.

“We are pleased to continue our support for The Mayhew Program,” said Byron Champlin, program officer for Lincoln Financial Foundation. “The investment we make in these boys today will pay dividends by creating active, enterprising and productive citizens tomorrow. That is what Mayhew excels at.”

Mayhew provides tuition-free programming for boys, age 10 to 17, from economically and socially challenging circumstances. The grant, made possible with the support of the Lincoln Financial Foundation, will challenge and help at-risk New Hampshire boys to believe in themselves, work well with others, and find their best. “This investment in the boys has everyone humbled and inspired. We are so grateful to Lincoln Financial Foundation for standing so strongly behind the boys,” said Jim Nute, Executive Director.

Mayhew is a member agency of the Granite, Greater Seacoast, and Monadnock United Ways. For more information, visit www.mayhew.org or “like” them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheMayhewProgram.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:03

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Tatting Class at Crafts Gallery on June 21

MEREDITH — Learn the oldest and the easiest form of Tatting from International winner Tatter and Designer Elaine O'Donal on Saturday, June 21 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery.

During this class students will learn the process of creating a beautiful needle tatted butterfly from beginning to end and you will also learn a bit about the origins and history of tatting. Come to this class and learn how to do a rare form of fiber art.
Learning to tat with the needle is much easier and faster to learn than the shuttle method. No prior experience is needed. Class will include everything you need to know to tat with the needle, from start to finish. Including how to follow patterns and finish pieces.
Tuition is $25 per student, and there is an additional $10 materials fee for the kit that is to be paid to the instructor the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. If you would like to register for this class please call the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the store on 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:01

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