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St. Margaret of Scotland to remember veterans with service April 19


CONWAY — St. Margaret of Scotland Church will honor and remember all veterans at a special prayer service on Holy Saturday, April 19, at 7 p.m. The service will include remembrances for the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard as well as Merchant Marine Veterans. The focus of the prayer service is to remember those who died, those still missing and those who never came home.

Local Veteran groups, including members of the Conway American Legion Post 46 will be in attendance. Veterans and their families are invited.

St. Margaret of Scotland worships on Sundays at 10 a.m. The church is located at 85 Pleasant Street in Conway. The Rev. Chaplain Jeffrey Monroe MM, (Capt-USMM, USNR-Ret) is Rector, and the Rev. Mr. Harry E. Wellsman (USA-Ret.) is Deacon.


Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 07:01

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Cornerstone Academy shoe drive ends April 30

OSSIPEE — Cornerstone Christian Academy of Ossipee announces its used shoe drive will end Wednesday, April 30. Shoes can be dropped off at the school on Route 28 in Ossipee and at locations throughout the region.

Over the course of eight weeks, communities from North Conway to Rochester, Parsonsfield, Maine to Alton have helped Cornerstone Christian Academy collect more than 6,000 shoes: slippers, sneakers, work boots and high fashion shoes. Discarded or just unwanted, the shoes will bypass local landfills and find new life with micro enterprises in emerging economies or, recycled, new life as new products. The program is administered through funds2 orgs.com

For information about drop-off locations, call Cornerstone at 539-8636.

Cornerstone Christian Academy is the only independent elementary and middle school in the Governor Wentworth Regional School District and attracts students from as far away as Somersworth, Parsonfield, Maine; Conway and Alton. Located on a 192-acre campus on Route 28 in Ossipee, Cornerstone offers solid educational foundations, arts, athletics, technology, before and after school programs, and vacation camps. Learn more at www.cornerstoneca.net

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 07:01

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Believe in Books Literacy Foundation offers scholarship program

INTERVALE — The Believe in Books Literacy Foundation (BIBLF) is seeking to reward volunteers for their dedicated community service, and their assistance in helping the Literacy Foundation to continue its goal of improving literacy throughout New Hampshire and Western Maine.

These scholarships aim to recognize individuals furthering their education who have volunteered their time in making programs of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation successful, and who have truly captured the giving spirit. The BIBLF Scholarships are open to all individuals who have participated in Foundation programs; The Polar Express Event, Outreach Reading Programs, Earth Day Event and the Theater in the Wood programs.

The Literacy Foundation awards up to 10 scholarships annually ranging from $500 to $1,000. These scholarships are intended to aid in the oncoming academic year and are used as reimbursements in the purchase of educational tools such as books, supplies, and educational software. The Foundation has given nearly $20,000 in scholarships since 2006. An application can be downloaded at HYPERLINK "http://www.believeinbooks.org" www.believeinbooks.org and the deadline to apply is May 1, 2014.

Individuals interested in applying for the BIBLF Scholarship must have volunteered for a BIBLF program or event for a combined total of at least 50 hours, 25 of which must have been in the past calendar year.

The mission of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is to enhance the quality of life through exposure, education, and the engagement of reading by bringing stories to life. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

For more information about the program call 603-356-9980 or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.believeinbooks.org/" www.believeinbooks.org.


Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 05:23

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Volunteers needed for record-breaking science fair May 8

CONWAY — Volunteers are needed for the seventh Annual Mount Washington Valley Regional Science & Technology Fair to be held Thursday, May 8, at Tech Village at Granite State College. That's because nearly 400 youth have entered more than 360 projects for this year's fair — a record-breaker.

"This year will be our biggest science fair ever and with all these young exhibitors we need more volunteers," said Dave Rudewick of Granite State College.

Judging coordinator Claes Thelemarck of UNH Cooperative Extension added, "One of the things that has made this science fair so successful is the participation by local volunteers who help support the science fair and judge the exhibits, but with the record number of youth participating this year we are in need of more volunteers and judges."

The Science Fair Planning Committee is looking for volunteers to fill various positions including judging of the science fair exhibits. Judging is a two- to three-hour commitment between 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on May 8 at Tech Village.

"We are looking for volunteers who want to help youth expand their horizons, have a working understanding of general science and can focus on the task of fairly judging exhibits in a timely and consistent manner. If someone has knowledge in a science specialty area that would be helpful for judging some of our high school exhibits," Thelemarck said.

Interested individuals should contact Kristin Mullaney at Granite State College at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Claes Thelemarck at UNH Cooperative Extension at (603) 447·3834 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.mwvscifair.org for more information.


Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 05:17

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Once upon a time there was a storyteller in Effingham April 18

EFFINGHAM — Storyteller Rebecca Rule, whose mission is to collect and share stories of New Hampshire, will be featured Friday, April 18 at the Effingham Historical Society's meeting at 7 p.m. at the Society's main building, 1014 Province Lake Road (Route 153), Center Effingham.  

The recipient of an honorary doctorate from New England College and roster artist for the NH State Council on the Arts, Rule was selected by New Hampshire Magazine as "Thalia: Muse of Comedy" in the magazine's list of New Hampshire muses. Her books include "The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever,'' "The Best Revenge," "Could Have Been Worse," "Live Free and Eat Pie," and "Headin' for the Rhubarb: A New Hampshire Dictionary (well, kinda)." In addition, she writes a blog, "Travels with Becky" at www.livefreeandeatpie.com and hosts "The Authors Series" on NHPTV for Friends of UNH Libraries.

This program is free and open to the public. The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period, refreshments and the EHS monthly business meeting. Call Sheila T. Jones at (603) 539-4071 for more information about this program.



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