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Blue Loon Making Funspot, Weirs Beach Stops

OSSIPEE — The Carroll County Blue Loon will be offering deviation of the regular bus route for passengers wishing to go to Weirs Beach and Funspot.

This deviation will be available on the bus route that runs twice daily from West Ossipee to Laconia and back. See our schedule on our website at www.tricountycaptransit.weebly under Blue Loon Schedule. This will provide residents and tourists the opportunity to enjoy the entertainment that these two venues offer. For more information, or to schedule a trip, call 1-866-752-6890.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:11

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Wine’ing Butcher opening at former Meat House locations in Bedford, Pembroke

GILFORD — The Wine’ing Butcher will soon open its doors in former Meat House locations in Pembroke and Bedford.

No stranger to the Granite State, the Wine’ing Butcher has two locations in the Lakes Region and has become well known to both New Hampshire residents and those traveling through the area ever since Andrew and Gretchen Arguin opened the first location in Gilford on the fourth of July, 2006.  Three years later they opened their second location in Meredith.   
Though The Wine’ing Butcher is expanding, the quality and uniqueness of this small town market will remain the same.  The Wine’ing Butcher will continue to offer hand select quality products and provide dedicated, knowledgeable customer service. The Wine’ing Butcher will offer a full service meat market stocked with top grade meat and fresh, never frozen seafood, along with a selection of fresh produce, a Boar's Head Deli, local breads, and a selection of sophisticated select wines, craft beers, and artisan cheeses. It will also offer an extensive selection of imported specialty items and custom made gift baskets.

“You’ll taste the difference, experience the texture you want and get the tenderness you deserve at the Wine’ing Butcher” saysRobert (B ob) Smith, who is a resident of Gilford and has frequented The Wine’ing Butcher since the beginning, and has now partnered with Andrew and Gretchen.  Also joining the partnership is Bob’s son, Rob Smith, and as a resident of Bedford, Rob is excited to bring a local market to his community.  
Social media is already a “buzz” celebrating the return of the neighborhood market to Pembroke and Bedford. Former employees of The Meat Market have come knocking on the doors not just for employment opportunities, but also rejoicing that they will soon see their old customers again.  Though The Wine’ing Butcher is opening in the same location as The Meat House there is no association
between the two companies.   
To stay on top of all events visit the current locations in Gilford and Meredith or on the web at  www.TheWineingButcher.com   Those interested in employment opportunities can email a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 07:54

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PSU’s Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award goes to Pamela Clark

PLYMOUTH — "It's absolutely all about the students. To be a part of the journey in helping people get to where they want to go – it doesn't get any better than that." That's the philosophy of Plymouth State University faculty member Pamela Clark, who is this year's recipient of PSU's Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award.

Clark has worked in education in New Hampshire for more than 30 years, first as a teacher and principal and currently as a faculty member in PSU's College of Graduate Studies. A member of the Plymouth State community since 2003, Clark's passion and life work is facilitating individual and organizational growth and transformation. PSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Julie Bernier, believes Dr. Clark's experiences as a teacher and principal bring a richness to the classroom.

"Our graduate students benefit from her expertise in leadership development and change management," Bernier said. She is highly effective in the classroom, and I'm pleased to see her recognized in this way."

Students and colleagues alike speak highly of Clark's skill in the classroom, where she uses a variety of innovative teaching methods, and constantly looks for creative ways to engage her students. Clark credits her mentor, the late Dennise Maslakowski, PSU's former Associate Vice President for the College of Graduate Studies, with guiding her career path.

"Dennise saw in me something that I didn't even know I had and encouraged me to begin teaching here; it was her energy, her passion and belief that I could do it," Clark said.

Clark teaches graduate and doctorate level courses in leadership development, group dynamics, adult development, and change process. During her tenure in the classroom, she believes education has taken an ever-widening perspective.

"I hope that my students would say that I really helped them to find themselves; that I helped them to develop the courage to step into who they truly are and helped them to move forward with their dreams and to make their contributions to the world," said Clark. Emphasizing the globalization aspect, Clark continues stating, "We're pulling in students from around the world, and our students are traveling around the world, striving to have an impact in places beyond our country. That's a really exciting and significant change. We're waking up to how interwoven the world is, and I don't think anything but good can come from the growing understanding, the relationships we're developing, and our ability to work together and across the whole globe."

Clark also expressed thanks to those who nominated her for the Teaching Award. "I hope it's because of the passion and love for the work that I do, and I hope it's because I've made a significant contribution to the University and even more so to our students," Clark said. "One of the things I truly love about Plymouth is the incredible quality of people this campus draws -- outstanding, stunning people full of heart and energy."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 07:50

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Meredith Village Savings Bank Supports Granite State Adaptive with $5000 Grant to Adaptive Ski Program

MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) is pleased to announce that the charitable fund carrying its name has awarded a $5,000 grant to Granite State Adaptive (GSA) of Mirror Lake. The organization will use these funds to provide scholarships to children at local school districts who would otherwise be unable to afford adaptive ski lessons and participate in their school's winter ski program.

Granite State Adaptive was created to provide individuals of all ages with disabilities in the Lakes Region the opportunities to develop independence, confidence, life skills and fitness through participation in recreational programs such as winter sports, cycling and horseback riding. Beginning in January each year, they serve disabled children who ski at King Pine Ski Area with the following elementary schools: Tuftonboro, Crescent Lake, Ossipee, Madison, Freedom, Brett School, Oyster River, New Durham, Effingham and Lakeview. In 2014, the organization provided 50 disabled students with a total or nearly 200 adaptive ski and snowboard lessons.

"It can require several trained instructors and highly specialized equipment- with a cost of up to $3500- to provide just one disabled child the opportunity to ski or snowboard with their school," said Jennifer Fraser Haynes PT, Executive Director for Granite State Adaptive. "We are so appreciative of this grant, which will help give schools and parents the opportunity to provide outdoor learning experiences to children with special needs."

"For many of our participants this is the first time they've felt the air blowing across their face from outdoor activity," said Granite State Adaptive volunteer, Jonathan Haynes. "Granite State Adaptive's programs give disabled individuals the opportunity to fully participate in experiences that they may normally be excluded from, along with a sense of pride and accomplishment that extends far beyond the training we provide them."

Though the ski season has come to a close, Granite State Adaptive is busy preparing for their warm-weather programs: adaptive cycling and horseback riding. The organization's Mirror Lake location includes a fully accessible barn, office, riding ring and trails. Therapeutic horseback riding lessons, sensory trail rides and Hippotherapy are provided on site by Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Heidi McBride Costello and Level Two Hippotherapy Specialist, Jennifer Fraser Haynes PT.

Granite State Adaptive works with individuals from ages 2 through 80 who have physical, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities as well as those who are visually impaired, blind or hearing impaired. Targeted outreach is conducted toward physically and developmentally disabled youth and adults, disabled veterans, active service men and women and at-risk youth. It is their mission to provide individuals who have a disability the opportunity to develop independence, confidence, life skills and fitness through participation in sports, therapy, training and recreation programs. To find out more about Granite State Adaptive and how you can participate or contribute, please visit http://www.gsadaptivesports.org/

MVSB established the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund in 1997 under the leadership of John Starrett who was then president and CEO of the Bank. Since then, 248 grants totaling more than $971,992 have been awarded to a wide range of environmental, social, educational, and historic projects throughout the Greater Lakes Region and Plymouth areas. Over the years, the Fund has supported literacy programs, after-school programs, environmental monitoring and education, restoration of historic structures, organizations that provide support for individuals and families in challenging circumstances, and equipment that helps save lives. The deadline for consideration for the 2014 grant cycle is October 15, 2014. Applications are available on the Bank's website (www.mvsb.com) and at all MVSB offices.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 07:36

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