Retired educators meeting to be held in Meredith

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Meredith Retired educators meeting to be held

The Lakes Region Retired Educators’ Association will hold a meeting on March 20 at Giuseppe’s Restaurant, “The Grotto” at Mill Falls in Meredith. The meeting will start at 11 a.m., with check-in starting at 10:30 a.m. Following the meeting, a luncheon will be served with choices from a special menu. The cost of the meal is $18. The Phone Captains will be calling for your reservations. You may also call Mary-Ellen Azem at 455-0972 or Sue Karsten at 254-6050 before March 14. The program will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m. The program this month will be a speaker, Dick Dunning, a retired principal from Peterborough. He will share his experiences and stories about his life as an 18-year-old going to Vietnam. Many of us have siblings or loved ones that defended our country during that war and will enjoy hearing Dunning’s impressions and stories.

Manchester Bank to award scholarships

St. Mary’s Bank will award multiple $500 and $1,000 scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. Available to current members in good standing, applicants must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree-granting college or university, write a brief essay on a choice of topics, and share a little about themselves. St. Mary’s Bank’s Community Outreach Committee will review all applications and select the scholarship winners. Applications are now being accepted, and members are encouraged to learn more and apply at stmarysbank.com/scholarships. The deadline to apply is March 31.

Andover Author looks at life

A 318-page biography entitled Richard Potter: America’s First Black Celebrity, written by Andover scholar John A. Hodgson and published in February by the University of Virginia Press, will be the focus of a “meet the author” event to be held on March 18 at 3 p.m., in the Stone Chapel on the Village Green in Andover. The early-19th century Andover resident for whom Potter Place (a village in the Town of Andover) is named, Potter was, according to the book, “the most famous performer of his time,” black or white. At the March 18 event, Hodgson will describe his 25 years of research leading to the book’s publication, and offer a brief illustrated summary of Potter’s life (1783-1835) with emphasis on his years in Andover (from 1815 until his death). Copies of the book will be available for purchase at $29.95. For more information, go to upress.virginia.edu/title/5105.