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ACE Academy Enrollments Continue to Rise

GILFORD — This summer's ACE Academies operated by the non-profit WinnAero, are nearing capacity for enrollments. Interested students and parents should file an application as soon as possible for consideration.

Applications and course descriptions, faculty backgrounds and other pertinent information are available for download at www.winnaero.org. Seats are still available for the elementary age students Academy which is scheduled to run at the Laconia Airport August 4-8, mornings only. The Middle School session and advanced ACE for high school students will run simultaneously from July 28-Aug 1.

"We are very pleased that enrollments for Summer 2014 are up" said WinnAero President Bill Seed. "I am especially pleased because this year, based on previous years' successes and feedback, we've expanded the format to run three ACE Academies with instruction and hands-on activities geared to varying age groups" Seed added. He cited parental and youth interest in STEM-related hands-on learning in a fun environment as one factor in the high enrollment.

The second factor is  faculty Seed said. Led by WinnAero Educational Programming Director Dan Caron, a teacher with 35 years' experience in teaching technology and engineering, the staff includes a 24 year technology educator, an 11 year engineering and physics teacher, a certified counselor and a retired airline captain who began his flying career in 1960 and is still flying light aircraft.

"The depth of experience our faculty offers in STEM-related aviation subjects is amazing" Seed said. He noted that Caron was the Air Force Association's Christa McAuliffe Teacher of the Year for New Hampshire in 2004 and the Civil Air Patrol Teacher of the Year for New Hampshire in 2014.

Anyone seeking more information about the ACE Academies or WinnAero is invited to visit the website. As WinnAero is a federally recognized 501-c (3) non-profit staffed 100% by unpaid volunteers, donations are welcome. See the secure donor button on the website to help WinnAero bring aviation and aerospace-related learning to area youth.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:39

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Pitmans hosting Ervin Dhimo Jazz Trio Thursday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia will host the Ervin Dhimo Jazz Trio on Thursday June 5 at 8 p.m. Admission is $12.

European bass player Ervin Dhimo presents his dynamic jazz-funk project the Ervin Dhimo Jazz Trio featuring world-known Berklee Professor Keyboardist Steve Hunt and prodigy Percussionist/Drummer Vancil Cooper.

The Albanian-born electric bassist and his trio specialize in fierce, soulful, funky workouts on jazz, pop, and original tunes.
Catered dinner buffet is available at 6:30 p.m. for $10. Call 527-0043 for info and reservations.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:35

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Gilford Youth Center offering 9-week summer camp for middle schoolers

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center is once again hosting a full day summer program for middle school students.

The nine-week program will offer participants the opportunity to have fun, learn new skills, gain self-esteem, interact with peers, all in a safe and structured setting. The camp utilizes the Gilford Youth Center and town fields. The camp also visits Gilford Beach twice a week and takes a weekly field trip to a local attraction, including the NH Fisher Cats, Canobie Lake Park, Whales Tale Water Park and York Beach.

To learn more about the program, or to register child, visit www.gilfordyouthcenter.com. For more information contact Scott at 524-6978.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:32

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Alton Garden Club’s annual sale is Saturday

ALTON — The Alton Garden Club hosts its annual "Plant and Pastries Sale" fundraiser to benefit the Doris Barnes Scholarship Fund on Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Center in Alton Bay on Route 11.

This fundraiser is a much anticipated event during the Town Wide Yard Sale. Garden club members dig up plants from their own perennial gardens for community members to purchase. Baked goods are also for sale and basket of assorted items will be raffled off. The proceeds from this event go to a student graduating from the Prospect Mountain High School in Alton.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:30

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