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Sandwich to host disc golf tournament October 12

CENTER SANDWICH — Sandwich Parks and Recreation will be hosting a disc golf tournament on Saturday October 12 at Sunshine Park Disc Golf Course in Center Sandwich.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and start will be at 10 a.m. Tournament director Nate Fletcher has directed volunteers
over the past 3 years as this briar covered 21 acres has transformed into a beautiful rustic course where each hole is framed by big pines.
"We have worked so hard here." said Fletcher. "Where else can you play disc golf in the area like this? It's just so nice here and each hole is a good challenge for every level of player."
Afternoons see a steady stream of players on the course which is free to the public with some discs provided for beginners.
For more details and directions call/email Sandwich Parks and Recreation 603-284-6473/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Oscar Foss Memorial Library to Host Health Insurance Marketplace Educational Session

CENTER BARNSTEAD — Oscar Foss Memorial Library is hosting a free one-hour educational session about the new Health Insurance Marketplace.for residents of Barnstead on .Tuesday, October 15 from 7-8 p.m.

Just about everyone has questions about how the changes will affect them personally, whether they have health insurance, don't have health insurance, or are covered by Medicare. This one-hour educational session will provide an overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace: who is eligible, how they enroll, tax credits, and options for those with limited incomes.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information on the Affordable Care Act, visit www.HealthLawAnswers.org and www.HealthLawFacts.org.

For more information contact: Sharon Archambault at 269-3900

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:31

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Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar: LinkedIn

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the next Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar on Thursday October 17, from noon to 1 p.m.at Pease Public Library in Plymouth. Professor Robert Nadeau, Director of the Professional Sales Program at Plymouth State University (PSU), will introduce and explain the networking power of LinkedIn and how it can help develop and grow a business.

Tim Lang, Head of US Operations Quality Customer Operations Group & PMO for DHL, wrote of Professor Nadeau's LinkedIn training session in New York at DHL's annual commercial managers meeting last month, "I personally loved Professor Nadeau's seminar on LinkedIn. I have used the tool for about 6 months and his knowledge will drastically help me improve my network and profile."

Linda Whitworth, Managing Director at Derek Marshall Lighting, LLC in Sandwich, wrote, "Up to this time, I was, typically, very uninformed about LinkedIn and had not bothered to avail myself of its power. Bob changed all that with great information, wit and enthusiasm. Bob went beyond my expectations for an instructor. It was a seminal moment, and a great evening of learning and fun."

Professor Nadeau (www.linkedin.com/in/bobnadeau) will co-facilitate this session with Daniel Rusu, a Graduate Assistant, Project Leader, and MBA student at PSU (www.linkedin.com/in/danielrusu).

There is no charge for this event, but space is limited. Reserve a seat today by calling the Plymouth Regional Chamber at 536-1001 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Robert Nadeau is the Director of the Professional Sales Program at Plymouth State University teaching marketing, sales, and sales management, empowering students with leadership mechanisms to select, develop, and lead organizations. His career as a Senior Manager for a Fortune 100 company earned him multiple awards, keynote speaking engagements, and a reputation as a results-driven consultant. In his spare time, Bob teaches motorcycle safety courses for Harley-Davidson

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PSU honors 2 profs for excellence & achievement

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University has recognized Education Professor Mary Cornish and English Professor Robin DeRosa for excellence and achievement as professional educators. Cornish received the Award for Excellence in Faculty Service and DeRosa received the Award for Distinguished Scholarship at the University's Faculty Day event August 28. PSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Julie Bernier said both recipients exemplify dedication and excellence to their students, the institution and their profession.

"Listening to their acceptance speeches left no question in my mind why these two faculty members were chosen by their colleagues," Bernier said. "They are both stellar examples of teacher scholars who care deeply about the success of their students."

Plymouth State University's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service is awarded to the faculty member who best exemplifies the goal of balanced and sustained service that has had a quality impact on the campus, the faculty members profession, or the broader community.

Cornish joined PSU's faculty in 2000; since then, she has made many contributions to PSU through service, from advising the Early Childhood Studies Club to chairing the Interdisciplinary Studies Council and the Faculty Welfare Committee. She served as co-director of the Plymouth Writing Project, helped establish the PSU Early Childhood Studies/Newfound Area School District K–3 Professional Development School, and provided professional development and led reflective practice groups for K–12 teachers.

Although the focus of her service activities vary, they all revolve around a common theme of educational innovation and reform, with the goal of improving teacher education and training, increasing educational standards and expectations, and above all, improving the quality of care and education for young children. She said receiving the Award for Excellence in Faculty Service was gratifying, because service work is a guiding principle for her life's work.

"It's something I do because I feel compelled to engage in my work; service enriches and informs my teaching and scholarship," noted Cornish "There is tremendous value in people working together to impact teaching and learning."

Since joining the faculty at PSU in 2000, DeRosa's work is the model of the kind of interdisciplinary research prevalent in English studies today. She is interested in how we perform and construct the world around us, whether it is through her work on the Salem witch trials or tourist destinations like New Hampshire's historic Old Man in the Mountain site. DeRosa's work, which includes dozens of publications and presentations, not only taps into popular subjects, but also explores the ways in which we interpret and experience the past.

"The past isn't something we can recreate with certainty, but that's what makes it a complex and rich subject to explore," DeRosa said. "Staying current in my field and researching new avenues of thought helps me remember that the best scholars are also the best students. I like thinking of my classroom as a collaborative space where we are all learning together."

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