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Meredith Altrusa Club offers scholarships

MEREDITH — The Meredith Altrusa Club will again award scholarship money geared to the "non-traditional" student twenty-three years of age and older as of March 1, 2015, continuing their education. Scholarships are intended for any of the following:
• Individuals upgrading their job skills or acquiring skills for job entry. For example, but not limited to - LNA programs, re-certification programs, cosmetology programs.
• Candidates enrolled for a minimum of three college credits at an accredited facility.
• Graduate students.
• Applicants living or working in one of the following towns: Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, New Hampton or Sandwich.

One of the scholarships given will be in memory of Professor Jeanette Ritzenthaler, Ed.D, founder of the Meredith Altrusa Club. Another scholarship will be given in memory of Mrs. Marian Touhey, a long-time member, past Treasurer and co-chair of the Scholarship Committee. These scholarships are called, "The Jeanette Ritzenthaler Scholarship" and "The Marian Touhey Scholarship".

The Altrusa Scholarship Committee will select candidates to interview. Applications may be picked-up at the following Public Libraries: Meredith, Moultonborough, New Hampton and Sandwich. Applications are also available at Plymouth State University and Lakes Region Community College. Applications may also be obtained electronically by visiting the Altrusa Website at www.altrusameredithnh.org/ or email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Deadline for the receipt of application is Friday, March 27, 2015. For further information contact chairperson, Lorraine Cahill, 476-5919, or co-chairperson, Shirley Currier, 279-8772.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 09:23

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LRCC student-run ‘Shaker Table’ to open in Canterbury on February 17

CANTERBURY — The Shaker Table Restaurant, operated by LRCC hospitality students, is scheduled to open for day and evening service starting Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Day operations will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Starting in the fall of 2014, LRCC began serving dinners regularly at the Shaker Table Restaurant for the first time. This spring, LRCC will be operating Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

"The Shaker Table dinners were a real hit with our guests last semester," says LRCC Hospitality Club Vice President, Christian LaRoche a third year dual major. "Each week features a different country's exquisite cuisine and I would love to see all of the patrons return for the worldwide cuisine spectacular! The international flair was extremely well received last spring and I am positive it will continue to be successful in coming years."

Kennish was the first LRCC culinary student to compete in the SkillsUSA national competition held in Kansas City, MO. In 2014, she finished 10th place nationally against the top students in that specialty area from each of the 50 states on the college level.

For reservations, call 708- 1192. A listing of featured country's cuisines to be served weekly is posted under the Shaker Table on LRCC's website, www.lrcc.edu, or visit 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH 03224 on days of service.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 09:18

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Chocolatier to lead work-shop at Gilford Library

GILFORD — Chocolatier Jake Maxwell will be at the Gilford Public Library on Saturday, February 7 to teach a small class the basics of making chocolates. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Jake's class will cover how to "temper" chocolate and make simple and simply delicious treats. Jake has taught this class in the past the Library and it has been a huge hit.

The class will run from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m and costs $5.00 to cover the cost of ingredients. You must have a Gilford Public Library card to sign up. Spots are limited so stop by or give the Library a call at (603) 524 – 6042 to reserve a spot today.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 09:14

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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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