FRANKLIN — Franklin Savings Bank works with the Friends Youth Mentoring Program, especially through the Fund for Community Advancement. Through this program volunteer mentors are matched with children, ages 6-18.
Each year, volunteer mentors devote over 13,000 hours to Merrimack County youth in mutually-rewarding, one-to-one relationships. Mentors serve as positive role models to enhance self-esteem and strengthen behavior at home, in school, and in the community. There are, however, 75 children waiting to be matched with a volunteer mentor. Support from Franklin Savings Bank will help the Friends Program connect these youth with mentors in the communities served by the organizations.
“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders,” said Franklin Savings Bank President and CEO, Jeff Savage. “Franklin Savings Bank is pleased to assist The Friends Program with this $2,500 grant as they connect the youth of Boscawen, Penacook, Salisbury and surrounding communities with a positive force in their lives.”
“The Friends Program is an important Merrimack County resource who currently assists over 100 youth,” said Nancy Watson, Boscawen Office Manager. “Franklin Savings Bank looks forward to assisting Friends with their community outreach to someday reach the point when every child hoping for a mentor is no longer waiting. To assist these important efforts, FSB’s Boscawen Office is proud to partner by getting the word out through our office’s distribution of informational materials, Facebook postings, and community networking.”
The Friends Program was one of six organizations to receive funds this month through the competitive grant process. Over $792,000 has been awarded through 34 grant periods since the FSB Fund for Community Advancement was created in 1997.
The Fund provides support for substantial projects that enhance the lives of people in Central New Hampshire. For a recipient list and application information, visit www.fsbnh.com. Connect with FSB on Facebook at facebook.com/franklinsavingsbank for news and community updates.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 10:14
PLYMOUTH — Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region is announcing the opening of their Plymouth location at 94 Boulder point off of Tenney Mountain Highway.
The brand new 8,000 sq. ft. office, offers state of the art equipment, private procedure rooms for infants, teens, and specialty treatments, along with an open bay area with its "wall of windows", which offers a beautiful, calming treetop view.
Similar to Children's Dentistry Gilford location, the child friendly environment offers a comfortable and playful dental experience for children/ The reception area features fun activities such as the electronic game console, playful wall train and fascinating "bubble wall."
Together co-owners Dr. Melissa Kennell and Dr. Matthew Smith combine years of experience and are proud to bring the highest standard of dental care for children to northern New Hampshire and the surrounding region. They are both very excited to welcome Dr. Timothy Smith to the practice. Smith received his BA in Biology from Brown and graduated from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2012. He continued his training at Children's Hospital of Michigan for Pediatric Dentistry and is looking forward to joining the Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region's team.
Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region is accepting patients in both our Gilford and Plymouth locations. Check out the website www.childrensdentistnh.com or call 536-2500 for the Plymouth location, or 527-2500 for Gilford.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 09:59
CANTERBURY — The Canterbury Artisan Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Canterbury Shaker Village. The festival celebrates traditional arts with an artisan craft fair and farmers' market, music, artisan food and demonstrations.
Mainstage highlights include Liz and Dan Faiella from 10 to 11:30 a.m., the Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio from noon to 2 p.m., storyteller Rebecca Rule from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., and Roger Sorlien and Samantha Tracy of the Starlight Honeys from 4 to 5 p.m.
Artisan food will be provided by Brookford Farm, Stone Oven Mountain Fired Pizza and The Farm Concessions Vegetarian.
Traditional Arts demonstrations include coopering, blacksmithing, basketry, pottery, wood carving, historic building restoration by Preservation Timber Framing, and herbal presentations, including do-it-yourself teas. Agriculture demonstrations include draft horses from Sanborn Mills Farm, farm animals, permaculture, and seed saving, plus a special panel discussion: "A Farmer's Life" at 11 a.m.
"The range of activities in store for visitors at the Artisan Festival--the juried craft show, the agricultural and traditional arts demonstrations, a farmers market, music, and good food -- encompass the wide variety of Shaker-inspired activities and partnerships we have been developing at the Village," noted Funi Burdick, executive director at Shaker Village. "We are excited to have three of our current strategic and program partners—Sanborn Mills Farm, Brookford Farm and Preservation Timber Framing—as part of the day."
Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17. Children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.shakers.org.
The Canterbury Artisan Festival is sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental, Nathan Wechsler & Company, The Rowley Agency, Cobb Hill Construction Inc., Lake Sunapee Bank, Meredith Village Savings Bank, and Mango Security Systems.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 09:38
LACONIA — Laconia High School honors graduate Dylan Martel is doing a number of things right. Most recently he has graduated in the top 30 from LHS, has chosen to attend Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) this fall, and has been awarded LRCC's Bonnie Newman Scholarship in the amount of $6,000.
Martel, a Laconia native, will be studying Fire Science at LRCC, the second largest Fire Science program in the United States of America.
Martel's Principal at LHS, Jim McCollum, has also done a number of things right. He has been designated LRCC's Running Start Education Advocate of the Year, which he was awarded for strongly supporting the opportunity for LHS students to earn college credits while at the same time meeting their secondary school requirements.
"Let's face it," says McCollum enthusiastically, "allowing high school students to complete up to their first year of college while still in high school is a no-brainer; the cost is next to nothing. It is imperative to encourage post-secondary continuing education in America. LHS's relationship with LRCC is a very good one."
When looking at the numbers, McCollum feels that LHS Running Start registrations through LRCC are likely to triple from the prior year for the coming fall. He also stated, "LHS Running Start Coordinator, Steve Tucker, has been fantastic as has LRCC Running Start Coordinator, Kalene Barney. Everyone is working together superbly for the ultimate benefit of the students."
Martel was unable to take advantage of Running Start, originally a building trades student at LHS, where the relationship between LHS and LRCC in that specialty area had not come to fruition. However, Martel's younger sister, Hailey Martel, is planning to sign up for LRCC Running Start classes at LHS and take even more of them in her junior and senior years.
"Many of my LHS classmates are going far away to college," says Martel. "My family and I felt strongly that we should look closer to home and LRCC's Fire Science program is the right choice for me. The Community College Foundation Bonnie Newman Scholarship is a huge plus as well."
Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 09:32
- Unique book & music sale at Gilford Methodist church
- ‘Bess the Book Bus’ in town on Sept. 13
- Greater Meredith Program planning ‘Spooktacular Series of Events’ for October
- Food for Friends meal returning with new location
- Patrick’s again offers ‘Take me to Ireland’ sweepstakes
- Beans & Greens hosting Gilford, Laconia Historical societies