LACONIA — Select students from Holy Trinity School, together with history teacher, Mrs. Karen Sullivan and some parent chaperones, recently visited Washington, D.C., to compete nationally in History Day.
The seventh and eighth grade Holy Trinity students had each won first place in the NH State National History Day competition earlier this year, and were eligible to compete nationally. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen arranged a special visit with the students to help celebrate their victory.
"Senator Shaheen shook our hands and told us how proud she was of our achievement and thanked us for representing New Hampshire" said Allison Jope, now an eighth grader. Sen. Shaheen also helped arrange for the students to tour the U.S. Capitol and visit the White House.
"We got to see a lot of behind-the-scenes things inside the Capitol including the rooms of the Senate Committees Sen. Shaheen sits on like Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Armed Service and Small Business, and where she sits at the head of the table," said Brigid Hosmer, also now an eighth grade HTS student.
Dominique Bolduc, who graduated HTS in June and will be attending Tilton School this fall, loved the White House tour saying, "We got to pet the presidential dogs Bo and Sunny, and we even saw the president hopping into a helicopter to leave for a meeting. He waved to us. It was an amazing experience, one I'll never forget."
The students didn't place nationally, but feel like winners knowing that among 600,000 students who competed from around the globe, they made it to the select group of national finalists.
National History Day is an international program that helps students develop special attributes for future success like critical thinking and problem-solving skills, research and reading skills, oral and written communication and presentation skills, self esteem and confidence, and a sense of responsibility for and involvement in the democratic process. This is the fourth year in a row that HTS students have qualified for National History Day, led by Mrs. Sullivan who was named History Teacher of the Year for New Hampshire in 2013.
Participating students were Sam Cooney, Christina Beane, Addie Dinsmoor, James Marceau, Allison Jope, Brigid Hosmer, Dominique Bolduc, and Cheyenne Wright.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 08:31
BRISTOL — When's the last time you ran your buns off? Well, this Labor Day weekend you can. Basic Ingredients Bakery and Gift Shop and NH Adventure Boot Camp for Women invite people to join the road race everyone's talking about.
On Saturday, August 30 at 9 a.m. runners and walkers will leave from Basic Ingredients Bakery located on Rt. 3A in Bristol to "run or walk their buns off" for a 4.2 mile jaunt. This is a professionally chip-timed event. This year's race co- beneficiaries will be Newfound Pathway Project and the Day Away Program.
Register online: www.lightboxreg.com/runyourbunsoff. For more information, or to download a brochure/registration form, visit www.basicingredientsnh.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 08:28
HOLDERNESS — David D. Closson (85), of Shepard Hill, peacefully passed at his home on Monday July 7, 2014. A third generation summer and full-time resident of Shepard Hill, David was born on April, 12, 1929 to Henry Whitney Closson and Elisabeth Dickinson Closson.
A graduate of Choate-Rosemary Hall School, he enlisted in the National Guard where he served for four years. In 1951, he joined the Record Print Shop in Plymouth, the job printers and publishers of the weekly Record and Ashland Citizen newspapers, which would later become the Record Citizen and the Record Enterprise. He retired from the Record Enterprise in 1998.
For more than 60 summers, David could be found plying the farthest reaches of Squam Lake piloting his beloved Fay and Bowen mahogany laker, the "Puffin III" – part of the Closson family since 1927.
An avid sailor, David was a member of The Squam Lake Lightning Fleet 332 for more than 50 years during which time he also served as Commodore for several years.
David was a gentle and life loving man, and an inspired photographer who had a knack for capturing moments in time that his friends and family have treasured for decades. A collector of big band music, he and his beloved wife, Millie, could be counted on as the first and last to grace a dance floor.
David was predeceased by his loving wife, Mildred Courtney Closson and his brother H.Terry Closson, and survived by his step-daughter Myrna Robinson.
His bright smile and his happy and kind spirit will be missed by his 12 nieces and nephews, Linda C. Coughlin, Deborah C. McCormack, H. Mark Closson, Christina B. Grauvogl, E. Terry Closson, Michelle D. Perry-Palmer, Andrea Perry LoBianco, Marc Whitney Perry, Sandra L. Martin, Rebecca R. McDougall, Steven H. Hiltz and Courtney J. Hiltz and his nine great nieces and nephews, together with his three great, great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 4 p.m. at The Holderness Community Church, Route 3, Holderness, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Squam Lakes Association Community Youth Sailing Program, founded by David and other members of his family. Donations will be earmarked for the scholarship fund. Please indicate "In memory of David Closson" and send to The Squam Lakes Association, P.O. Box 204, Holderness, NH. 03245.
The Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium in Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements.
To sign David's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
ALTON — The Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront along Alton Bay will come alive with color, flavor and music for the 25th Annual Craft Fair at the Bay on Saturday, July 12 and Sunday July 13 from 10 am to 5 pm daily.
Over 75 juried craftsmen and women from all over New England will display and sell their American made works including Fine Jewelry, Dried Floral, Photography, Woodturning, Scarves, Soaps, Country Woodcrafts, Stained Glass, Calligraphy, Knits, Sports Collages, Hair Accessories, Furniture, Pottery, Painted Clothing, Candles, Doll Clothes & Accessories, Handbags and more.
There will also be gourmet specialty foods including Herbal Dips, Salsas, Baked Goods, Home made Fudge, Candies and more.
Free admission and free parking. This event is held rain or shine.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 08:07