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New Scholarships Available For Fire Science Students at Lakes Region Community College

LACONIA — The Community Colleges of New Hampshire Foundation has announced that a new scholarship fund is now available for students in the Fire Science Programs at Lakes Region Community College.

The Frank Fernald Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to carry on Fernald's legacy of firefighting and informing the public about fire protection and fire science. The Frank Fernald Scholarship Fund is for students who are enrolled part- or full-time in fire technology, fire protection, or fire science at Lakes Region Community College. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2015.

Fernald was a firefighter who retired from the Portsmouth Fire Department with the rank of captain. He passed away in 2011. During his time as a full time, active duty firefighter, Fernald attended classes nights and weekends to earn his degree in Fire Science from Lakes Region Community College.

After his retirement from the fire service, Fernald continued his passion for firefighting by photographing fires battled by many New England departments. These photographs became a resource for training and investigations. He also became well known by sharing these images through slideshow presentations throughout the State and region.

Fernald understood the importance of civil service. Upon his passing, many people spoke of what a great influence he had on their lives. He inspired many people to become firefighters in Portsmouth and the surrounding Seacoast area. He encouraged people to follow their dreams with his contagious smile, great sense of humor and an expectation of success.

Frank's family and friends have joined together to establish an endowment fund in his memory in the hope of enabling others to pursue their passion for a career in firefighting. The Community Colleges of New Hampshire Foundation website features the scholarship application and a donation page for friends who wish to contribute to the scholarship fund: www.ccsnh.edu/foundation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:41

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Cabin Fever Reliever dinner at Meredith church Saturday

MEREDITH — The First Congregational Church is holding a supper which organizers are calling a Cabin Fever Reliever Dinner on Saturday, March 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dinner selections will include chicken and biscuits, macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, baked beans, various casseroles, scalloped potatoes, bread and rolls, salads, pies and beverages.

The cost of the meal is $8 for adults, and $4 for children under 12.

Reservations can be made by calling to 253-6845. Reservations are appreciated but not necessary.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:37

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Melcher & Prescott Helps Boys and Girls Club Obtain $1,000 Grant

LACONIA — In support of their fundraising efforts to establish a permanent home, the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region was awarded $1,000 through the Community Grants Program of Co-Operative Insurance Company. Melcher & Prescott Insurance facilitated the transaction.
"We think the Boys and Girls Club does great work for the youth of the Lakes Region," said H. Thomas Volpe, President, Melcher & Prescott Insurance. "We're proud to support their efforts."

"We greatly appreciate this thoughtful gift as we build toward our future," said Cheryl Avery, Executive Director. "We couldn't succeed in our endeavors without the support of community partners like Melcher & Prescott."
Co-operative Insurance Companies' Community grants Program was established in 2004 to assist with community projects across Vermont and New Hampshire. Through this program, Co-op partners with its agents and directors to provide funds for capital campaigns throughout the two states.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:30

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Pruning demonstration offered March 29 in Gilford

GILFORD — On Saturday, March 29 UNH Cooperative Extension will hold a pruning demonstration at the home of Dr. Douglas Scott at 45 Gilman Drive in Gilford from 10 a.m. to noon.

Bill Lord, Extension Fruit Specialist Emeritus, and Kelly McAdam, Belknap County Food & Agriculture Field Specialist, will lead this workshop for home gardeners. Emphasis will be on pruning apples, peaches, pears, and small fruit such as blueberries and raspberries. Varieties suitable to grow in central New Hampshire, how to maintain plantings and manage pests such as deer and voles will also be discussed. 

Pre-registration for this event is not required. A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested. Please come dressed for the weather, as this event will be held rain/snow or shine.  For more information or if special accommodations are needed, please call UNH Cooperative Extension Belknap County at (603) 527-5475.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:09

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