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Local Girl Scout making bracelets in quest for Gold Award

MEREDITH— Local senior, Elisabeth Hutchins is working on her achieving the Gold Award in Girl Scouts, which is the highest award award that Girl Scout Ambassadors can earn. To earn this award she is working with area teens to make hand knotted friendship bracelets that will be given to teen patients at local hospitals as a way of letting them know that someone their age is thinking about them and hoping they get well soon.

Hutchins began to develop this idea when she was working on her Bronze Award in Girl Scouts in 2009. During this time her troop made quilts and donated then to David's House at Children's Hospital of Dartmouth. Upon delivery, Hutchins saw how happy families were to receive the quilts and wanted to make a difference in the lives of the teens and preteens that were patients in area hospitals. Shortly after this experience Hutchins began taking on her bracelet making project, to benefit patients in the Lakes Region.

Laura Brusseau, a freshman social studies teacher at Inter-Lakes high school and former Gold Award recipient, requires her students to be involved with community service projects each quarter. After hearing about Hutchins charitable endeavors, Brusseau agreed to allow her students to help make the friendship bracelets as part of their community service hours. This collaboration between the two parties has helped them achieve community service hours, while simultaneously helped members of the community.

Area teens and preteens that would like to get involved with this project may contact Elisabeth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:37

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Greater Meredith Program Meeting Postponed until Feb. 17 (180)

MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program Annual Meeting, postponed because of the weather, has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing in Meredith.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and hors d' oeuvres, followed by a program honoring a "Decade of Accomplishments" for the GMP. All are welcome to attend. Reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 279-9015.

GMP President Rob Stephens and Executive Director Liz Lapham along with committee chairmen Jeanie Forrester, Promotions; Chris Williams, Design and Chris Kelly, Career Partnership will highlight the programs, projects, and accomplishments of the past ten years followed by award recognitions, including Volunteer of the Year and Board Member of the Year.

The Greater Meredith Program is a non-profit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:31

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Future Business Leaders Chapter Enjoying Busy Year at Belmont High

BELMONT — Members of Belmont High School chapter of  Future Business Leaders of America are busy this week promoting the purpose and value of their organization to their peers and administration at the high school, the School Board, and the local community.

According to senior Shania Mulley, who is the reporter for the BHS FBLA chapter, "FBLA opens a lot of doors for people. There is so much opportunity to build business skills, as well as leadership skills. This week we will be meeting with different people at school and in the community to tell them what FBLA is all about and what we do."

Community service is a large part of the experience that FBLA offers, so members of the FBLA chapter at Belmont High School decided to kick the week off Saturday night in Manchester at the Monarchs "Pink in the Rink" event supporting the fight against breast cancer.

On Monday students planned to hold a social event to start the school week off, inviting friends who might be interested in learning more about their organization to join them for pizza. "Bringing a friend to our socials is a fun and creative way to get people to join FBLA and they don't just come for the pizza, they end up sticking around when they see what we do and how much fun we have," stated FBLA Vice President Mary Kate Russo.

The Monday social also offered a unique experience as BHS Alumnus Nick Harriman, who last year opened a frozen yogurt business, Dips, on Main Street in Concord, returned to talk with the future business leaders about what inspired him to open a business, why he chose the Concord location, and some of the successes and challenges he has dealt with in his first year of business.

On Tuesday night, FBLA President Colton Cadarette, Treasurer Nikolai Fernandez, and senior Cody North headed over to Canterbury Elementary School to deliver a presentation to the School Board.

On Wednesday, Colton, Mary Kate, and junior Chayleigh Cadarette planned to travel to Farmington High School to talk to students in Business Management about FBLA and the possibility of starting a chapter at their high school.

Many of the students at Belmont High School already know a little something about FBLA. Approximately 50 students are members of the BHS chapter this year, representing well over ten percent of the school population and a new record for participation. Adviser Ben Hill attributes the participation to the approach of FBLA. "This club is about offering opportunities for students to choose ways that they want to learn, participate, and give back to our local communities and people in need across the state of New Hampshire. The idea is that if students play a role in choosing what we do as an organization, they will be more committed to those events and causes, and hopefully learn more as a result of that commitment and ownership.''

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:25

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Speare Memorial Hospital to Host Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

PLYMOUTH —  Speare Memorial Hospital will celebrate the opening of its new Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at the Plymouth Regional Chamber's next Business After Hours on Thursday, February 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Wound Care Center is located just inside the Emergency Room entrance with parking available in the Avery Street parking lots adjacent to the building.

The new Wound Care Center will be addressing a growing healthcare need in our communities. Partnering with Healogics, Speare's Wound Care Center will offer patients access to state-of-the-art outpatient clinical wound care. A patient with a wound that has not begun to heal in two weeks, or not completely healed in six weeks, may benefit from proven, best-practice methodologies.
Hearty appetizers and refreshments will be provided while enjoying the company of fellow community members.
This monthly scheduled networking opportunity conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber is part of their active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of key area businesses. For additional information, contact the Chamber at 536-1001.

The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce serves the business community by promoting the greater Plymouth area as a unique place to live, work, and play; recognizing its business, social, and economic opportunities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:36

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