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Meredith Altrusa serving community dinner on June 24

MEREDITH — On Wednesday, June 24, Altrusa International of Meredith will host another community dinner on Wednesday, June, 24, at the Meredith Community Center.

Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The doors will open at 5 p.m. to give everyone a chance to socialize over a cup of coffee.

Area residents of all ages are invited to enjoy a home-cooked meal in the company of neighbors.

The menu for the June dinner will feature ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, fruit salad, and brownies. 

Seating is limited, so guests are strongly urged to make reservations by calling Alison at 279-9918. There is no charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Altrusa of Meredith plans to continue the community dinners the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Community Center.

For more information about the club is available at www.altrusameredithnh.org.

 

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Sylvia Detscher, left, and Alison Newton, both members of the Meredith Altrusa Club, put the finishing touches on food for a recent Community Dinner. (Courtesy photo) 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 07:33

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Haynes Library to host special events

ALEXANDRIA — The Haynes Library is sponsoring two special events next month.

The library's Board of Trustees is inviting the public to these programs which will held at the old Town Hall, next to the library.

On Monday, July 6, at 7 p.m. the state Fish and Game department will present program titled Black Bear Happenings. This presentation, by Fish and Game environmental educator Haley Andreozzi, is a culmination of Fish and Game's research on black bears and living with black bears. It covers their range, habitat, breeding, winter survival, population and most importantly, conflicts with humans.

On Monday, July 20, at 11 a.m. there will be a program about fire fighting heroes. First, Stacey Dubois and her arson sniffing yellow lab, Molly, will give a presentation on Molly's amazing abilities to assist in arson investigations. Molly is the only canine accelerant detector in the state. After that, those attending can go outside to get an up-close look of a fire truck.

Both events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

In addition everyone is invited to come to the library afterward to browse the collection which includes DVDS, audiobooks and books for all ages!

Sign up for summer reading and win prizes as you read.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Trustee Chair Ruth Harrow at 744-8256 or trustee Erin Apostolos by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 07:26

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VynnArt Gallery exhibit to showcase works by Virginia artist, local youngsters

MEREDITH — A display of young creative talents will be shown at VynnArt, Meredith, Thursday, June 25, through Sunday June 28. The exhibit will feature the works of Hallie Cooper and a group of home-schooled youngsters.

An artist's reception for the exhibit has been scheduled for Friday, June 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the gallery, 30 Main St.

Cooper resides in Sterling, Va., and spends time in the summer in New Hampshire. She discovered her artistic abilities in the fifth grade, when her artwork was featured in her school yearbook, and she received an award for a poster incorporating the themes of art and music. She began taking art lessons with Christine Hodecker-George, which began a relationship with VynnArt and Gallery 51 in Meredith.

Watercolors, pen, and pencil have become her primary strengths and she has now started selling some of her work.

Today, while creating art works independently, Cooper pursues music in school and at a private music school. She is a member of an all-female auditioned choir, as well as an a cappella group.

The other creative group featured, is an energetic group of children ranging in age from 7-12. The youngsters have been gathering together over the past few years with local artist Marilee Sundius.

Each student will have on display the pieces that they are most proud of.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 07:07

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Newfound Area School District names two new administrators

BRISTOL — Dr. Sarah Rollins has been selected to be the new principal of Bristol Elementary School, and Christopher Ulrich has been named the new assistant principal of Newfound Regional High School, the Newfound Area School District has announced.

Rollins is currently the director of college and career readiness for the Pittsfield School District. Prior to this, Rollins had served as a seventh-grade science teacher and STEM coordinator for the Sierra Verde STEM Academy in Glendale, Ariz. She was also an eighth grade science teacher in Avondale, Ariz., and principal of the Arizona Academy of Science (K-12) in Phoenix. Rollins has also served as an adjunct professor of Education at New England College.

She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology at Arizona State University. She received her Master's of Education Degree in Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction from Walden University. She received her Ph.D. in Education from Capella University. Rollins currently has state Department of Education Certification with the endorsements of Principal, Curriculum Administrator, and Superintendent.

Ulrich has been a social studies teacher in the Laconia School District. Prior to this, he taught social studies in Nashua and Pembroke.

Ulrich obtained his undergraduate degree in social and constitutional history from the University of Maryland. He then went on to obtain his Master's in Education from Harvard University. He received a law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Having served in a variety of capacities in the legal field, Ulrich came back to his passion: Education.

Ulrich brings a wide variety of experiences to the assistant principal position.

Newfound Superintendent Stacy Buckley said, "We are excited to have Sarah and Chris join the Newfound Regional School District administrative team. They both bring great skills and varied backgrounds to their new roles and will prove to be valuable leaders in the district."

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 07:02

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