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Science center participating in Museum Day Live!

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 27, as part of Smithsonian magazine's tenth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian's commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Last year's event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year's event expects record-high participation.

"We are very proud of the Science Center participating in Museum Day Live! for another year," said Amanda Gillen, Marketing and Visitor Services Manager at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. "The event makes places like the Science Center truly accessible to everyone." 

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. For more information about Museum Day Olive! 2014 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 09:31

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Tip A Cop in Tilton on Sept. 17 and Support Special Olympics

TILTON  — Local law enforcement officers will don different uniforms on September 17 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. in support of Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) during a "Tip A Cop" event at the Applebee's restaurant located at 4 Sanborn Road.

Law Enforcement Torch Run volunteers, including Tilton Police Chief Bob Cormier, will act as "Celebrity Servers" by greeting guests, serving food and drinks and educating the public about SONH. All "tips" they receive will directly benefit first year athletes and local programs participating in a variety of Special Olympics sports programming.

As part of the Applebee's promotion to benefit Special Olympics New Hampshire, the restaurants have also been selling paper icons for $1 each with all proceeds benefiting SONH. Icon sales will continue through September 23.

Members of law enforcement said they appreciate the opportunity to share their passion for supporting Special Olympics with their communities through Tip A Cop events.

"Applebee's has been a great partner to Special Olympics New Hampshire and the Law Enforcement Torch Run over the years by hosting golf tournaments and the 'Tip-a-Cop' events," Cormier said. "We hope everyone in the Lakes Region will stop by the Tilton Applebee's to enjoy dinner and join us as we raise funds for Special Olympics!"

Tip A Cop events will also be held in Nashua, Concord and Derry between Sept. 17 and Sept. 22.

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Audiologist to give free talk at Taylor Community Tues.

LACONIA — A free educational presentation titled "Be Wise, Take Care of Ears Like Eyes" will take place in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community, 227 Ledges Drive in Laconia, 11:30 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, September 16. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. Dr. Laura Robertson of Audiology Specialists in Laconia will be the speaker.
Some attendees will enjoy the opportunity to "test drive" the newest technology available in hearing devices, allowing them to experience the advancements for themselves. Only a few devices are available for the presentation and arrangements must be made in advance.
Registration for the event is strongly encouraged as space is limited. To ensure the comfort of all who attend, walk-ins will be permitted only as space allows. To register, call 528-7700 during normal business hours or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Robertson is the recipient of nine consecutive ACE Awards from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. This award is only given to professionals who obtain more than 30 hours of continuing education, within the profession, during a limited period of time. Robertson frequently attends continuing educational programs to stay current with the ever-changing developments relating to hearing healthcare.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 09:24

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Gilford Library to host wildlife guide presentation

GILFORD — On Thursday, September 18 at 6:30 pm, the Gilford Public Library will host a presentation by Wildlife Guide Robin Dublin.

She will share her experiences and photographs from a summer spent at Alaska's world famous McNeil River Game Sanctuary, where the largest annual gathering of brown bears congregates to fish for salmon. At the height of the salmon season, visitors can sit 15-20 feet away from 900 pound brown bears as they fish, sleep and interact with other bears. It is common in July to see 40-60 bears at a time.

Visiting McNeil River is a very special opportunity only given to ten visitors a day through a special lottery permitting system that the state has managed since 1973. Those lucky enough to win a permit fly to the sanctuary, camp in bear country and view bears for four days on the remote Alaska Peninsula. Robin was one of these lucky people.

Robin is visiting her mom, Gloria Dublin who is a mainstay at the Knit Wits Knitting Club at the Gilford Library. Robin is giving this presentation in honor of her mom's 80th birthday. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 09:21

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