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Applications being accepted for Nathan J. Babcock Scholarship

GILFORD — Applications for the Nathan J. Babcock Nathan J. Babcock Scholarship are currently being accepted. Application forms must be turned in to the appropriate Guidance Departments in either Laconia or Gilford by Monday, April 28.

Nathan J. Babcock was a senior at Gilford High School when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that claimed his life on September 28, 2005. His wish was to go to college, and planned to attend the University of Rhode Island, but he never got the chance. The purpose of the Nathan J. Babcock Scholarship fund is to assist students with their endeavors towards post-secondary education.

Babcock was known for his positive demeanor, his great enthusiasm for life, and his ability to light up a room. Those who knew him best remember him for all these things, but more importantly, for his extremely kind and giving nature, his constant reaching out to others in need without any concern for acknowledgment. It is these qualities The Nathan Babcock Fund is most interested in. The concepts of kindness and compassion in one’s daily life and how one contributes to others are the key criteria used in awarding the scholarship.

Students who are graduating from Gilford, and Laconia high schools are eligible to apply, if they are planning to attend a post-secondary educational program in the fall of 2014. Post- secondary educational programs include, but are not limited to, 4 year college, 2 year college, apprenticeship, and technical programs. Students who have graduated in past years from one of the two high schools listed, and who are still pursuing an education, may apply.

Application forms are available in the Guidance Depts.at Gilford and Laconia high schools, or by contacting the Babcocks, at 41 Haywagon Rd., Gilford, NH, 03249, or by calling 528-2820, or by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

All scholarships will be awarded at the 2014 Awards Night at each high school by a member of the Babcock family.


Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 10:18

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Small Business Legal Series: Identifying and Protecting Your Intellectual Property

PLYMOUTH – The Enterprise Center at Plymouth is pleased to present the second workshop in the Small Business Legal Series with Devine Millimet: Identifying and Protecting Your Intellectual Property on Thursday, February 20, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth.

Kim Peaslee, of the legal firm Devine Millimet, will present information about how to identify Intellectual Property (IP) you may already have, and help you determine how to capture any IP you create so that you can make a conscious decision to protect it or not.

Following this workshop, a Devine Millimet lawyer will be available for consultations at the ECP.

As a member of Devine Millimet's Patent, Trademark and Licensing practice group, Kim Peaslee assists clients with a wide range of intellectual property matters. Her years of experience in both patent and IP litigation legal departments for firms in Boston, Nashua, and now Manchester, contributed to Kim's experience with patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and litigation matters. As author of several articles on intellectual property law, Kim is affiliated with Arthur Gajarsa Inn of Court, Boston Intellectual Property Inn of Court, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Boston Patent Law Association, and winner of the Merck Patent Fellowship award 2006-2009.

This event is offered at no cost to attendees, but space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat today by clicking the "Seminars" page on the ECP website www.EnterpriseCenterNH.com, contacting the Center office at 535-3222, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Upcoming workshops in the Small Business Legal Series will meet on the third Thursday of the month from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Conference Room at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth. Topics include: NH Taxation for Small Business Owners in March, Employee vs. Independent Contractor in April, Raising Seed Money in May, and Fair Use in Copyright and Trademark in June.

Winner of the 2013 New Hampshire Small Business Champion of the Year awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Devine Millimet's team encompasses extensive experience and a broad range of legal skills working hard to build strong relationships with clients and solid foundations for their businesses. Their lawyers live and invest in the communities in which they work and maintain an energetic passion for cutting-edge issues and topics revealing their deep understanding for the businesses they serve. Established in 1947, Devine Millimet has grown to its premier status as one of the largest business and litigation law firms in northern New England with offices strategically located in Manchester and Concord, NH. For more information about the business launch program, please visit their website at www.DevineMillimet.com.

As part of their ongoing commitment to business growth and development, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth brings educational seminars and professional skills training to Grafton and Belknap Counties. Managed by Plymouth State University, the ECP is an incubator in your community complete with services to assist business owners and entrepreneurs through one-on-one counseling, resource referrals, and hands-on learning. For more information about programs or the ECP, you may go to the website at www.EnterpriseCenterNH.com, contact the Center office at 535-3222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This program is sponsored by the NH Community Development Finance Authority, Plymouth State University, and the Economic Development Councils of Belknap and Grafton Counties.

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Health Insurance Marketplace Information Session

GILMANTON — Allison Hutchins, a Certified Marketplace Assister with ServiceLink Resource Center will be speaking about the Affordable Care Act and the new Health Insurance Marketplace on February 18 from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 1385 New Hampshire 140, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Call Allison for more information at (603) 528-6945.

The local ServiceLink Resource Center and HealthFirst Family Care Center have Certified In-Person Marketplace Assisters ready to provide free and confidential enrollment assistance as well as to answer any questions about the Healthcare Marketplace.

ServiceLink Resource Center can be reached at 1-866-634-9412

HealthFirst Family Care Center can be reached at (603) 366-1070

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Catholic Parish to Host Retreat with Renowned Speaker

LACONIA — St. Andre Bessette Roman Catholic Parish will host a spiritual retreat with Fr. Michael Gaitley on Saturday, February 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church located at 291 Union Avenue in Laconia.

Fr. Michael Gaitley will join parishioners for a day of reflection on the message of Divine Mercy and our access to the tender depths of God's merciful love in and through the heart of Jesus.

Anyone interested – even non-Catholics – are invited to attend. There is a $10 registration fee, payable in advance or at the door. A box lunch will be provided for an additional $10 for those who register by February 19. For more information contact the parish office at 524-9609 or visit www.standrebessette.org.


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