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2014 P.E.O. Star scholarship goes to Gilford High's Sally Ann Tinkham

GILFORD — The prestigious P.E.O. Star Scholarship for 2014 has been awarded to Sally Ann Tinkham, a graduating senior at Gilford High School. The scholarship was presented at a school award ceremony by Marilyn Lynch.

Tinkham is the daughter of Dan & Diane Tinkham and was recommended for the $2,500 scholarship by P.E.O. Chapter 6 in Meredith. She will attend Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. in the fall. She plans to study elementary education.

The P.E.O. Star Scholarship is based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and the potential for future success. The program is open to young women who are citizens or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada and who are graduating high school seniors at the time of application. A student must be recommended by a P.E.O. chapter to be eligible for an award.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded in 1869 at Iowa Wesleyan College, is an international philanthropic and educational organization which promotes increased educational opportunities for women. There are nearly 6,000 local chapters in the U.S. and Canada, with almost 90,400 initiated members. The sisterhood has given $235 million in financial assistance to almost 90,400 recipients. It also owns Cottey College, a fully accredited, private, liberal arts and sciences college for women in Nevada, Missouri.

For more information about the P.E.O. Star Scholarship program, pleas contact Marilyn Lynch at 524-1906 or visit peointernational.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 09:09

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Unique Sea Shell "Valentine" demonstration at the League of NH Craftsmen

MEREDITH — Come join the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, June 7 anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to see Denise Betourne create her signature Sailor's Valentine.

During this demonstrations Denise will be showing how she finely crafts one of her Valentine's out of shells. She will show how she makes individual flowers out of sea shells and how she decides to place them and organize them. This process is extremely delicate and planned out and Denise will have examples of the different steps, from drawing out her design, picking colors, cutting the mat board, creating flowers out of shells, and finally filling in the Valentine to finish it off.

Every Valentine is different and there are no two that are the same, so come see how Denise makes these beautiful and delicate one-of-a-kind works of art at the Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 09:01

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Bolduc Park Holding Open House Saturday

GILFORD — Bolduc Park Association will be hosting an Open house on Saturday morning June 7 from 8 a.m. to noon. Guests are invited to visit the park to see the nine hole par-three golf course, the pro shop and our hiking trails. Visitors are invited to use facilities free of charge during the open house hours.

Bolduc Park is run and maintained solely on the work of volunteers, the park has no paid employees. Members of the volunteer group and board of directors will be on hand to offer information on volunteer opportunities.

Golf lessons and leagues are available at the park all summer long. Bolduc Park will also host a business after hours to be held in August and an annual golf tournament open to the public the weekend of August 15-17.

A new and improved disc golf course is being planned and guests can get information about its development at the open house.

Bolduc Park is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization and is fully operated and maintained by volunteers. The park offers golfers of all ages and skill levels a beautifully maintained nine-hole, par 3 golf course, walking trails and retail/pro shop. Lessons and leagues are available and in the winter the park is groomed for cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed. Stop by or call the park for more information 603-524-1370.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:57

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Alton Historical Society holding Yard Sale Saturday

ALTON — The Alton Historical Society will be having their 8th Annual Fundraising Yard Sale on Saturday, June 7 during the Town Wide Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the J. Jones & Son Freight Building on Depot Street next to the B&M Railroad Park.

It will be held rain or shine inside the building. 100% of the proceeds from the Yard Sale go towards the restoration of the J. Jones Building.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 08:54

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