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Holy Rosary Credit Union and Northeast Credit UnionPartner in 8th Annual Spaulding High School CU 4 Reality Fair

June 1, 2017, Rochester, NH – The 8th Annual Spaulding High School (SHS) CU 4 Reality fair was held on Wednesday, May 17th. Holy Rosary Credit Union (HRCU) and Northeast Credit Union (NECU) partnered in sponsoring the event. A number of credit union staff were on hand volunteering and working with the kids. Over 350 SHS and homeschooled students participated in the fair.

The CU 4 Reality program is an event where students are taught basic financial literacy skills like budgeting, saving and planning for unexpected life expenses. Being able to have an opportunity to develop these skills, before students venture into the real world, can be greatly beneficial in leading to success in life.

Students are given the opportunity to meet with various representatives of businesses from the community to discuss real-world monthly expenses for needs like housing and transportation, while also being given spending options for entertainment and other discretionary expenses.  At the program’s completion, each student’s spending is evaluated against the monthly income for their selected occupation and they get a feel for how within budget, or over budget, they may be.

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“The CU 4 Reality program is a fantastic approach to introducing students to real world financial decision-making,” states Tim Collia, Northeast Credit Union President and CEO. “The kids take on the challenge with enthusiasm, and come away with their eyes open to the importance of smart spending habits. We believe the fairs truly have a lasting impact on the students.”

“Between our high school branch and assisting with events like CU 4 Reality, we are very proud to continue helping the education of the youth in our community on financial literacy,” said Brian Hughes, President and CEO of HRCU. “Something we always hear is that “I wish a program like CU 4 Reality existed when I was a student” because it really can be eye-opening to see first-hand what the real cost of living can be. Providing this education early on is a real bonus to students”

Community members from HRCU, NECU, Bernier Insurance, Northeast Planning Associates, NH Banking Department, NH Department of Education, Broadview Animal Hospital, Hannaford, First City Motor Sales, CU Alliance, Delta Management Associates, Hourihane, Cormier & Associates, Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce & SHS Guidance Counselors volunteered as advisors during the event.

Holy Rosary Credit Union (HRCU) is a state-chartered and federally insured community credit union with assets over $250 million and serving over 21,000 members in Rochester, Dover, Farmington and Spaulding High School. For more Information visit www.hrcu.org or call (603) 332-6840.

Northeast Credit Union (NECU) is a state chartered and federally insured community credit union with assets over $1.1 billion in assets and serves over 111,000+ members at branches throughout New Hampshire. For more information visit www.necu.org or call (888) 436-1847.

For more information please contact:
Brian Hughes, HRCU – bhughes@hrcu.org * 603-332-6840
Andrea Pruna, NECU – apruna@necu.org * 603-422-9815

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Mount Washington Observatory Announces a Full Line-Up of Summer Educational Opportunities

Press Release by Krissy Fraser, Director of Events & Marketing
kfraser@mountwashington.org | (603) 356-2137, ext. 231

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North Conway, NH – June 1, 2017– The non-profit Mount Washington Observatory has announced a full line-up of summer educational offerings on the summit of Mount Washington and in the valley including overnight Edutrips and workshops.

EduTrips:
Back by popular demand the Observatory will be offering five overnight Edutrips including expert instruction on various topics and the opportunity to stay the night on the summit of Mount Washington with Observatory staff.

Edutrip dates and topics include: July 8-9 and August 12-13 – Life, Work and the Environment Atop Mount Washington; July 15-16 and August 19-20 – Thunderstorms; October 7-8 – Fall Foliage Photography.  Trips will cost $399 to Observatory members and $475 to non-members.

Workshops:
Returning for summer 2017 the Observatory will also offer two popular workshops.

The Star Party Astronomy Workshop: Presented by John Gianforte, Astronomy lecturer for the Physics Department at U.N.H., this will be a fun and educational outing for anyone interested in astronomy from novice to advanced. The Star Party Astronomy workshop will take place on Saturday, August 5 (“Cloud” Date – Sunday, August 6). This will be a two part program starting with an indoor session at the Weather Discovery Center from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm followed by an outdoor session from 7:30 pm-11:00 pm.

The Geology and White Mountains Workshop: Presented by geologist Woody Thompson of the Maine Geological Survey, this will explore the glacial geology of the northern White Mountain region and the history of geological exploration and understanding of the area.

The workshop will begin with an informal classroom presentation and then proceed to sites of geological interest in the northern White Mountains region. Taking place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 (rain date: Sunday, September 10).  The workshop run from 8:30 am-4:30 pm, starting at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, NH.

Workshop fees are $75 for observatory members and $105 for non-members. The fee includes instruction and all associated materials.

Additional Offerings:
In the summer months the Mount Washington Observatory provides additional educational offerings including a free Science in the Mountains lecture series, summit weather station tours for observatory members and daily “Live from the Rockpile” call-ins to the summit observers from the Weather Discovery Center.

Guests can also explore the world of weather at the Mount Washington Observatory’s two museums – The Weather Discovery Center located in North Conway and Extreme Mount Washington located on the summit of Mount Washington in the Sherman Adams State Park building.

For more information on the Mount Washington Observatory educational programs visit MountWashington.org or call (603) 356-2137, ext. 225.

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About Mount Washington Observatory
Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth’s weather and climate. Since 1932, the Observatory has been monitoring the elements from its weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, using this unique site for scientific research and educational outreach. For more information, call (800) 706-0432 or visit MountWashington.org.

May 4th Eggs & Issues: Health Insurance Policy in NH

The May 4th edition of Eggs & Issues will feature speaker Tyler Brannen, Health Policy Analyst for the New Hampshire Insurance Department in the discussion of the evolving health insurance policy. Brannen will discuss the role of the New Hampshire Insurance Department of the health insurance policy, large changes in health insurance associated with the Affordable Care Act, and how policy options currently being considered may impact the people of New Hampshire.

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Interested guests can attend the discussion on Thursday, May 4th at the Technology Village, located at 53 Technology Lane in Conway. Networking opportunities start at 8:30am and the discussion starts at 9:00am and ends at 10:00am. Suggested donation for the event is $10.

Pre-registration is recommended and appreciated. To register for the event, visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ee2wm4t685cf14a7&oseq=&c=&ch= or call 603-447-6622. For more information, visit the Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council’s website at https://mwvec.com/.

 

 

Us Cellular To Host Free Device Workshop!

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Class Will Help Smartphone Users Get Most out of Their Device

and Customize it for Their Lifestyle

  Have you ever wondered how to use all of the features on your smartphone, or perhaps, wanted to know if you’re doing everything you can to get the most out of your device? You’re not alone. U.S. Cellular is inviting current or potential smartphone users to their Device Workshop on Thursday, August 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at 1584 White Mountain Road in North Conway where you can learn more about the features, tips and tricks of a specific device – or even stop by to decide if a smartphone or tablet is right for your needs. At the workshop, U.S. Cellular associates will offer attendees hands-on assistance for Android™-powered, Windows™ Phone and BlackBerry® devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S® 4.

“Your phone can simplify and enhance your life, which is why U.S. Cellular provides a high-speed network and the latest phones and tablets. Ensuring every customer knows how to get the most out of their device is just one of the ways we provide the best customer experience,” said Matt Kasper, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England. “U.S. Cellular offers a valuable rewards program that recognizes loyalty, which is just one example of how we treat every customer like a neighbor, not a number.”

The latest Android™-powered, Windows™ Phone and BlackBerry® options offered by U.S. Cellular enable customers to transform a smartphone to a device that meets their exact needs. The Samsung Galaxy S® 4 allows customers to enjoy faster web browsing and quick app downloads with access to U.S. Cellular’s high-speed network.

The workshop is open to everyone. Please call 603-356-7900 ext. 3 for more information.

Special Summer Savings from World Fellowship Center

Enjoy A Summer Discount from World Fellowship Center – Peace & Social Justice

Special Offer – Take $35 Off!

As summer draws to a close, we want to tell you about an exciting opportunity we have for guests to receive $35 off a stay of 2 nights or more from now to the end of the 2012 summer season*!

Please contact us now, as this offer is available only through August 21st! Be sure to mention this ad to redeem this special deal. This offer is valid for reservations made between the dates of August 16th and September 3rd, 2012.

World Fellowship Center is a secular, non-profit intergenerational camp and conference center established in 1941. Our mission is to promote peace and social justice through educational and multicultural programs, inspired by the natural beauty of the White Mountains. Our one-of-a-kind offerings make us an incredible and memorable vacation destination for all ages: families, couples, groups, and individuals. After you experience World Fellowship once you’ll want to return again and again .

Reservations include three daily wholesome meals, prepared with organic veggies grown on-site and fresh-ground organic wheat bread. Activities available include educational programs, hiking, cycling, swimming, writing or singing workshops, documentary films, art on the porch, cultural performances, yoga, and other mind, body, and spirit opportunities. Children’s Fellowship is available daily. We offer camping and housing for up to 150 people and are perfectly suited for hosting group trainings and retreats. For more information go to www.worldfellowship.org

Please reach out with any questions, and of course, make your reservation today by calling (603) 447-2280 or emailing reservations@worldfellowship.org

In peace,

Andrea Walsh & Andy Davis
Co-Directors

*Must make your reservation by August 21, 2012 for reservations between August 16-September 3, 2012. Offer only valid for guests attending World Fellowship programs as highlighted in the program brochure. The offer is not available to existing reservations previously made for this time period or for private group bookings. Discount is applied per family or reservation party, not per individual of a party larger than one individual. Cannot be combined with other offers or special discounts or redeemed for cash or other goods and services. This offer is subject to change without notice.