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By Lloyd Jones
8-19-malcolm-badger---new-england-key-club-governorMalcolm Badger is the newly elected Key Club district governor for all of New England and Bermuda. (LLOYD JONES PHOTO)CONWAY — It's already shaping up to be a busy school year for Malcolm Badger, and classes haven't even started yet at Kennett High School. The senior from Jackson, who participates in three sports for the Eagles, will also have a major role in Key Club this year — he's the newly elected Key Club district governor for all of New England and Bermuda.

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INTERVALE — After building a legendary cross-country ski area from the ground up, consulting with Olympic committees, planning and hosting national and international competitions, founding trade associations and sitting on the boards of several industry organizations, Thom Perkins is now offering his skills and experience to other Nordic areas and non-profits through his new business, Thom Perkins Consulting.

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By Eric Meltzer
The Internet. Not in my lifetime has any other technological advance directly impacted so many lives in so many different ways. In the world of automotivedom, the Internet has opened vast resources otherwise unknown. As I clean out my barn in preparation for a downsize move, I am reminded of just how much the Internet has changed the very culture of my avocation and the old-car hobby in general. In years past, I would pore through printed classifieds, the now defunct "Want-Ad" was my bible of choice, and I would jump on any lead, driving ridiculous distances to see rotted out hulks of vintage vehicles. No keywords to search, just scanning columns of text for something that would stand out. No photos shown nor expected and certainly no chance of receiving any in a timely manner. For those long-distance inquiries, some photos might be mailed, that's USPS mail, or as a prelude to You Tube and if the seller was savvy, one might get a VHS tape in the mail to review.

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TAMWORTH — In the midst of another peak growing season, White Gates Farm, owned and operated by the Letarte family of Tamworth, has added additional farm-to-table dinner dates extending into the fall season. The dinner and tour evenings feature a multi-course farm dinner experience showcasing 100 percent farm fresh organic produce and naturally raised meats, complemented by tours of the farm and its operations.

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CONWAY — Twenty-eight industry professionals from throughout the U.S. and Canada have recently earned the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation, the only integrated executive program specifically designed for the destination marketing industry. Melody Nester, director of membership for the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, was among this year's graduates from this, the highest educational achievement for destination management in the country. Nester was recognized for her CDME certification during the Destination Association Marketing International (DAMI) 2014 annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 23, 2014.

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