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Brad Wolff Named NH HIstory Teacher of the Year

ASHLAND — Recently retired Ashland Elementary School social studies teacher, Brad Wolff, has been named the Gilder Lehrman 2013 New Hampshire History Teacher of the Year.

Wolff was honored with the presentation of this award at the Annual Conference of the New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies in Manchester on Tuesday, October 29.  Recognized for his outstanding work in the classroom, Wolff was chosen for the level of inspiration he provides to students, his career achievements in education, and his extensive use of primary documents in his curriculum. He was recognized for engaging students with dedication and creativity.
Wolff received a $1,000 award, a certificate of recognition, and an archive of books and historical resources which were presented in his name to the Ashland School library.

As part of the award, Ashland School has been designated as an affiliate school with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. This will provide enhanced access to the Institute's collection of over 60,000 online documents, professional development, student resources, and opportuniites to participate in additional enrichment activities.

Dedicated to excellence in the field of American History and the improvement of history education in our schools, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has developed an array of programs for schools, teachers, and students that now operate in all fifty states. The Institute's programs have been recognized by awards from the White House, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Organization of American Historians.
Wolff continues to be a student and teacher of American history, most recently as a session presenter at the Annual Conference of the NH Council for the Social Studies. Brad and his wife, Karen, live in Moultonborough where they are active members of the community.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 04:35

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Glad Tidings Christmas Fair in Gilford Saturday

GILFORD — The Glad Tidings Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, November 9 at First United Methodist Church in Gilford. The festivities will run from at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Handcrafted gifts from knitted goods to quilted items, antiques and collectibles that include many pieces of fine china, silver, linens, needlework, house plants, a variety of homemade baked goods, a cookie walk and toys will be available.

In addition to holiday items for purchase, a verity of soups, sandwiches, or donuts and coffee will be available throughout the day. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be on hand to listen to Christmas wishes.

First United Methodist Church is located on Rt. 11A near the Laconia-Gilford Rt. 3 by-pass. Church office phone number is 524-3289.

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Committee on Aging program Friday on Medicare Part D

GILFORD — Belknap County Area Committee on Aging will host Alice Young, from Paige Insurance to discuss Medicare Part D and what people need to be doing now to make sure they have the proper coverage.
BCACOA meets on November 8 at 10 a.m. in the Wesley Woods Community Room. Wesley Woods is located behind the First United Methodist Church off Rte.11A in Gilford. For more information, contact Stace Dicker-Hendricks at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:48

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Classic comedy Harvey at Winnipesaukee Playhouse

MEREDITH —  The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will be presenting Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey. This classic comedy will be presented by the Winni Players Community Theatre Group on Friday through Sunday, November 8-10 and 15-17. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Harvey, which premiered on Broadway in 1944 and was made into a film starring James Stewart in 1950, was most recently revived on Broadway in 2012 when it featured The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons. Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall "pooka" resembling a rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets, and his sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her and her daughter Myrtle Mae from future embarrassment. Those circumstances only begin the comedy as mistakes and mix-ups at the sanitarium cause even more upheaval.

Director Charles Fray helms a cast of Winni Players regulars including Diane Nickerson, Maggie Roberts, Bryan Halperin, Michael Baker, Meredith Imbimbo, John Wade, Lynn Dadian, John Piquado and Barbara Webb. New cast members include Jim Mernin and Stephen Copithorne.

Tickets cost $18 for orchestra and $10 for balcony and are available at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or by calling 279-0333.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 11:39

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