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Gilford Youth Soccer registration night on June 3

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a registration night for the Fall Youth Soccer program on Wednesday, June 3 from 5:30–7 p.m. in the Gilford Parks and Recreation Office in the Town Hall.

The youth soccer program is open to all Gilford students entering grades K-5 this fall. Registration for the summer sports camps sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department will also be available this evening. The cost is $25 per participant or $35 per family by August 10. Cost is $35 per participant or $45 per family after Monday, August 10 accepted on an availability basis only.

For more information contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:20

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Lakes Region Community College’s innovative projects receive funding

CONCORD — Eight projects at NH's community colleges to enhance student success and career readiness were selected for seed funding in the third round of grants from the Community College Innovation Fund of NH. The Innovation Fund was created in 2012 by private donors to foster innovation within NH's community colleges. Proposals submitted by college faculty and staff were evaluated by a panel of NH venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and business leaders. In addition to funding, recipients will benefit from access to a group of experts organized to support their efforts.

The majority of projects funded this year focus on STEM (science, math, engineering and technology) fields, and many engage students at the middle and high school level in order to build interest in college STEM pathways.

Each project will serve as a pilot effort that can potentially be scaled up or shared to create broad impact across the system, according to Ross Gittell, CCSNH Chancellor. "NH's community colleges benefit from expert faculty and staff who are committed to the success of their students and to exploring new ways of meeting educational needs," said Chancellor Gittell. "Education is a rapidly changing field, and today's innovative ideas will be tomorrow's leading educational approaches."

Proposals at Lakes Region Community Colelge funded through the Innovation Fund for 2015 include projects to:

· Establish a Computer-Numeric Controlled skills competition for Lakes Region-area students (team lead: Michael Labreque, Lakes Region Community College CNC machine technology instructor)

· Create a technology camp for middle and high school girls in the Lakes Region area (team lead: Sandra Lavallee, Lakes Region Community College, applied computer technologies instructor)

Charter contributors to the fund include Paul Holloway, Chairman of the Holloway Automotive Group and Chairman of the CCSNH Board of Trustees; Craig Benson, technology entrepreneur and former Governor of the State of NH; Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO of Dyn, Inc and a member of the CCSNH Board of Trustees; Jesse Devitte, Managing Director and Co-founder of Borealis Ventures; and Matt Pierson, Chairman of the NH Charitable Foundation, trustee and past Chairman of the NH High Technology Council, and Managing Director with Dunn Rush & Co.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:17

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Touch-A-Truck event planned in Plymouth on June 27

PLYMOUTH — The Pease Public Library is kicking off our summer reading program, Every Hero Has a Story! with their third annual Touch-A-Truck at the Plymouth Municipal Airport (11 Quincy Rd.) on Saturday, June 27, 12-3 p.m.

Touch-A-Truck is a fun filled family event meant to be enjoyed by children of all ages. Children can meet local heroes, ask questions, and have hands on experiences with their favorite vehicles. So far the Plymouth Fire Department, Plymouth Police, Plymouth Highway Department, Longview Farm, State Police, Municipal Airport and Andrews Construction will be bringing fire engines, police cars, tractors, back hoes, airplanes and dump trucks.

This year we are asking everyone to make a $5 per person donation if they are able. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. This money will help fund the summer reading program.

Mo Fun, a balloon artist, is coming to twist balloons for the kids during the event. A mascot from the Fisher Cats will also be joining us and there will be a raffle for 4 tickets to a Fisher Cats game.

Contact Tanya Robbins at the Pease Public Library for more information at 536-2616.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:07

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Meredith past and present tours offered

MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program Sculpture Walk has partnered with the Meredith Pathways Committee and will offer guided tours to explore "Meredith Past and Present" on Sat. June 6 at 1 pm. Starting at Hesky Park, guides will be available to lead tours that will encompass some of the historical buildings in Meredith with the sculptures that have been positioned throughout the town.

This is a great opportunity to hear some of Meredith's colorful history and enjoy the public art that is now a part of the community. Come and learn about "The Great Catastrophe" in 1855 and what resident was with Lincoln the night he was assassinated. Find out why the sculptured hand was named "Advantage" by the artist and how the American Dog sculpture was created. Look for the canopy in Hesky Park where the tours will begin at 1 pm on Sat. June 6th. The event is free to the public and Crystal Geyser water, donated by CGRoxane will be available for participants.

The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:58

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