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Only 7 Weeks Left To Take the G.E.D.

LACONIA — The GED Exam has helped provide adult learners, who dropped out of high school, to obtain the equivalent of a high school completion. Beginning in January 2014, New Hampshire will no longer be offering the GED Exam. New Hampshire was the second state to announce that it will begin offering the HiSET (high school equivalency test). The HiSET Test was developed by non-profit Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the University of Iowa's Testing Program (ITP).

New Hampshire joins an increasing number of states, educators, policymakers and employers looking for a high school proficiency exam that includes elements that are critical to providing out-of-school youth and adults with proof of their readiness for the workplace or higher education.

Laconia Adult Education is urging individuals in the Lakes Region who have taken the GED Exam and failed it or who have only taken parts of the GED Exam to come in and finish the GED Exam before December 12, 2013. The scores on the current GED Exam wil lnot be carried over to the HiSET Test. This means that you will have to start all over again.

The HiSET test's five subject areas – writing, social studies, science, reading, and math-will be revised to more closely reflect Common Core State Standards, a set of English and Mathematics standards and topics that students are expected to learn. The new HiSET Test will also have either a paper based test as well as a computer based test.

Laconia Adult Education offers both daytime and evening GED/HiSET Test preparation classes that are free. The daytime classes meet Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The evening classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m.

For more information about the GED or HiSET preparation classes or testing dates, please call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 09:02

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Jack the Giantslayer Film at GIlman library Family night Movie

ALTON — "Jack the Giant Slayer" will be  featured at Family Movie Night at the Gilman Library on Friday, October 25 at 7 p.m.

This film tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them.

Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend—and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 08:29

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Plymouth Chamber hosting Business After Hours event on October 29

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding a Business After Hours to celebrate the one year anniversary of Burrito Me in Plymouth on Tuesday, October 29, from 5-7 p.m. and will be held at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth located at One Bridge Street in Plymouth, to help showcase this new facility in the region.

"We are so pleased that Plymouth has embraced us and welcomed us into the community." Said Reuben Bassett, who co-founded Burrito Me with his cousin Aaron. Their website tells the story, "With a desire to provide good, fresh, inexpensive food, Aaron and Reuben knew from the beginning that they wanted to make everything from scratch and use local products whenever possible."

Plymouth is Burrito Me's second location as its original restaurant is thriving in downtown Laconia at the historic train station. With a simple, yet ever-evolving menu, Aaron and Reuben work with area farmers and vendors procuring better-tasting and harder-to-find foods and beers, connecting more directly to the communities they serve.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 08:27

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Annual Gunstock Ski Club Ski & Snowboard Sale

GILFORD — Gunstock Ski Club is holding their annual ski and  snowboard sale again this year at Gunstock Mountain Resort. Over a million dollars of inventory spread over three floors from local area ski shops.

Experts will be on sale to help skiers get booted and suited for the winter. In addition to alpine skis, twin tips, snowboards, boots, helmets, poles, the sale includes hats, mittens, jackets, x-country skis, snowshoes, hockey skates and gear, figure skates, and more.

Consignment drop off for a small fee is available on Friday,  Nov 1. People can stay to shop if they have a consignment. Doors open at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Go to GunstockSkiClub.com for more information or call Ruth at 603-528-5553 or visit Gunstock Ski Club on Facebook.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 08:23

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