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Plymouth Elementary to host open house in celebration of National Engineering Week

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Elementary School will hold an open house on Thursday, February 19, from 9 a.m. to noon to celebrate National Engineering Week.

It will be one of several open house events conducted by the NH Technology Education Association.

The open house events will allow the public to visit elementary, middle and high school programs to see first-hand how our children use technology and engineering along with math and science to invent, innovate and solve problems.
Visitors will see sample projects, displays of student work and students transforming materials into items that solve specific design problems. Visitors will have an opportunity to ask questions of the students and teachers about the work they are doing. Technology Education teaches technological literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, the use of tools, processing of materials, and the engineering design process which are all important parts of an integrative Science, Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 08:58

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Allan C. Hale, Jr., 49

LACONIA — Allan Carter Hale, Jr., 49, of 85 Fenton Ave, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in his home after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on April 27, 1965 in Laconia, the son of Allan C. Sr. and Sally (Martin) Hale. Allan received his MBA from Plymouth State University and worked as an I.T. Director for Inter-Lakes School District. He was a 2nd Degree Black Belt holder in the art of Uechi-Ryu and was a certified Reiki 1 Practitioner. He loved golf, dogs and hunting. He especially enjoyed salt water and back country fishing in the Florida Keys.

In addition to his parents of Center Harbor, he is survived by his wife, Leslie (Gray) Hale of Laconia, his son, Carter Hale of Laconia, his step-son, Benjamin Ames of Hawaii, one step-daughter, Kirsten Fields of Laconia, one brother, Craig Hale and his wife Kim of Center Harbor, one sister, Denise Glennon and her husband Patrick of Longwood, FL, several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246 or at www.centralvna.org.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Sanbornton Library hosting ‘Take Your Child’ day

SANBORNTON — Sanbornton Public Library will host a Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The day will feature various activities for parents and their children including learning to knit, building with Legos, crafts, and story times. This annual Take your Child to the Library Day event is celebrated by libraries across the United States and Canada.

For the schedule of activities visit the library's website at www.splnh.com or call the library at 286-8288.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 08:32

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Lakes Region Child Care Services nominated for 2015 Let’s Move program

LACONIA — The NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Children, Youth and Families-Child Development Bureau and the NH Department of Education, Division of Program Support, Bureau of Nutrition Programs and Services have announced that their nomination for the 2015 Let's Move. Child Care Program is Lakes Region Child Care Services (LRCCS) will be recognized at the 29th National CACFP Conference in Las Vegas in April.

Lakes Region Child Care Center was selected for their extensive work with Let's Move! Child Care, the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC), Early Sprouts, Farm to Preschool and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). LRCCS has been nominated due to their multi-faceted approach to child wellness that begins with their program and classroom practice and extends to engaging their community in helping children and families become healthier and more active.

LRCCS, a non-profit organization serving families in central NH with children ages 6 weeks through 13 years, runs three children care centers and four before and after school programs located in Belmont, Laconia and Plymouth. LRCCS has been participating in "Let's Move" since it was first introduced. Their philosophy promotes healthy choices and they have ongoing assessments that allow them to gauge how the program is supporting these annually. They have adapted the recommendations in all programs through practice and policy to support statewide initiatives and improve quality for their children, families, and staff.

"We are thrilled to be chosen to represent New Hampshire," said Marti Ilg, Executive Director, "We feel that nutrition and movement curriculum are essential in promoting overall health and development. By participating in a wide range of programs focused on the health of children, their families and our staff, we aim to create a best practice environment."

Recent initiatives have included nutrition education and monthly cooking activities to promote color and variety and healthy nutrition; on site gardening at all of the child care centers; participation in the Early Sprouts program at the Belmont Early Learning Center; involvement in a public initiative to get fresh fruits and vegetables into local convenience stores; and hosting of parent education nights. To learn more, visit www.lrchildcare.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 08:26

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