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Bank of NH gives to Life Bridge program

WOLFEBORO — Bank of New Hampshire recently supported Life Bridge Inc. with a $2,500 contribution towards their youth mentoring program.

"We understand the importance of providing support to organizations such as Life Bridge," stated Edie Carter, AVP – Ossipee Banking Office Manager for Bank of New Hampshire. "The work they do brings students and healthy adults together resulting in positive life changes."

Life Bridge's vision is to give students hope, keep them off drugs and alcohol, help curb risky behaviors and to encourage healthy choices. Trained adults invest 90 minutes each week for a year through a one-to-one mentoring relationship. Mentoring enables a student to develop responsible decision making skills, deeper relationships within their family, improved grades and attendance in school and potentially a rewarding journey into the future as responsible young adults in their community.

For more information about Life Bridge, visit www.lifebridgementoring.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 11:38

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Northway Bank hosting AARP Driver program

BELMONT — Northway Bank is sponsoring the AARP Driver Safety Program on Tuesday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bank’s Belmont office, located at 9 Old State Road by the Belknap Mall.

Northway is pleased to offer this course to its customers and area residents as part of its commitment to community wellness. AARP developed this classroom refresher to ensure that drivers 50 years and older stay safe behind the wheel. The course’s curriculum has been updated to reflect the most current driving information and safety tips available. The driver safety course is designed to educate participants about how best to reduce traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries; update drivers’ knowledge about relevant laws; and provide safe driving strategies to compensate for age-related changes that affect one’s driving ability. Upon successful completion of the course, participants may be eligible for a discount on their automobile insurance.

AARP volunteer instructor Allen Gable will be presenting this course through a combination of group discussion and video. The fee for the course is $15 for AARP members who show their membership card, and $20 all non-AARP members. For more information or to register for the course, call Maralyn Beauchesne at (603) 528-1800 or (800) 442-6666 ext. 4563.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 11:32

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Franklin Fire Department to hold open house

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Fire Department will hold an open house on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fire Station located at 59 West Bow St.

The open house has been scheduled to coincide with the start of Fire Prevention Week, the following week.

"We will have firefighters on hand to give several fun and exciting "hands-on" demonstrations," said Deputy Fire Chief Goodearl.

There will be demonstrations in vehicle extrication, use of fire extinguishers, live fire hose operation, and a driver safety simulator.

There will be free hot dogs, displays, and museum tours.

The event is free and is open to people of all ages.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 11:27

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Gilmanton Historical program about life of Amoskeag mill workers

GILMANTON — Robert Perreault returns to the Gilmanton Historical Society on Tuesday, September 23, for a talk on daily life for textile workers at the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. Refreshments and social hour begin at 7 p.m. followed by the program begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

The presentation sheds light on how people from many rural locations made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society and how that change affected families, cultures, the nature of work and relationships among workers themselves. The program, at the Old Town Hall on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Perreault has undertaken specialized study in New England Franco-American culture. He conducts historical tours of Manchester and has published works of fiction and non- fiction in English and French. This is the final program in the Society's 2014 summer season. The program is free and open to the public; donations to support the work of the Society are gratefully received.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 11:25

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