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Youth Leadership Program will fund team projects

LACONIA — Granite United Way and Laconia School District – Project Extra recently presented a new "Youth Leadership" program for Laconia students.

The program has been developed to provide positive, long lasting change within our local community through a previously untapped resource......our youth. The program supports young adults, ages 10 –20, in the implementation of a youth-created, youth-led project.

Each "team" that successfully launches a project will develop leadership, project management, entrepreneurial, community outreach, and communication skills. Team projects must be sustainable and benefit the community in some way; a completed business plan is an additional requirement.

Each team presents their project to a 3 -5 person community panel for approval to receive up to $1,000 per team for project start-up funds. Granite United Way has contributed $5,000, while Laconia's Project Extra has set aside $2,000 to support this effort.

Those who wish to participate as a mentor or on the community panel to approve projects can cpntact:
Ken Martin, Laconia High School – Project Extra Site Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 524-3350 x4123

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:56

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Youth Waterfowl Weekend is this Saturday and Sunday

CONCORD —  New Hampshire's 2013 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend will be held statewide on Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29.

To participate, youth must be age 15 or younger and must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older. The adult may not hunt. The youth does not need a hunting license or duck stamp.

"The youth weekend is a great way to get kids involved in waterfowl hunting. It gives them a chance to go with an adult who knows the sport, at a time when it's still fairly warm and good numbers of birds are around," said Ed Robinson, waterfowl biologist for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. "Quality time spent with a child during the youth weekend can help instill in them an appreciation of hunting lore, ethics and our outdoor environment."

All regular season waterfowl regulations, including shooting hours, use of non-toxic shot, etc., apply during the youth weekend. Specific seasons and bag limits for various waterfowl are listed on the Fish and Game website at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_waterfowl.htm.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:54

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Speare hosting Health & Wellness Fair

PLYMOUTH — Speare Memorial Hospital, in coordination with the Central New Hampshire Public Health Network and members of the Central New Hampshire Health Partnership, is hosting its annual fall Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 28 from 8 – 11 a.m., at Speare Memorial at Boulder Point, located off Tenney Mountain Highway in Plymouth.

The purpose of the annual fair is to help community members access screening tests they might otherwise put off due to costs or accessibility, and also educate the community about the health services available right in their own backyard.

The lineup of services and information for September 28 include:advance directives, blood pressure checks, bone density, cancer awareness, cholesterol/glucose (12 hour fasting recommended), dental screenings, diabetes and nutrition, facial screening for sun damage, hearing screening with an audiologist, mental health, physical therapy and balance checks, RehabFIT Medical Fitness and choice physical therapy, respiratory screening, vision screening, sleep lab information, substance abuse prevention: Rx and OTC Drug Safety, Tdap Clinic: Vaccine will be available to anyone 19 years of age or older who has not previously had vaccine.

All screenings and services are free and open to the public. No advance reservations are necessary, but some screenings will offer scheduled time slots which can you can sign up for once you arrive. For questions or any additional information call Speare Memorial Hospital's Office of Community Relations at (603) 238-6468.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:47

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Free Hoops, Lax & Adventure Clinics at New Hampton School

 NEW HAMPTON — New Hampton School is pleased to announce that it once again hosting free Tennis and Adventure camps  on four Saturday mornings this fall (September 28, October 12, October 26, November 6). All activities are for grades K-6 and take place from 9:30–11:30 a.m.
The Adventure Clinic takes place at the Alpine Tower on Burleigh Mountain. Activities include: ropes course, short hikes, and cooperative games. The focus is on fun, personal challenge, and group support. The lacrosse and basketball clinics are a great opportunity for experienced and beginner players.

Drop-off and pick-up locations are at the New Hampton School Memorial Dining Hall off of Dr. Child's Road for lacrosse and basketball and Burleigh Mountain for the Adventure Clinic. All activities are led by NHS student voulnteers and supervised by experienced NHS faculty members. All participants should bring water bottles. Snacks will be provided All clinics are free of charge. Parents or guardians must drop off and pick up their children promptly at the start and end of each session. Registrations are still being accepted. Call 603-677-3508 for further information or email Jonathan Schwab This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:44

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