Child screening in Allenstown

Published: 2/26/2020 11:45:32 AM
Gilford Ash Wednesday

Beginning with the first Day of Lent, Feb. 26, which is Ash Wednesday, Hope Ministries at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford, invites you to participate in a service of repentance at 7 p.m. Each Wednesday, from March 4 to April 8, the church will meet to enjoy soups and bread for supper, and then participate in a book study. In the book Made for a Miracle, popular author and pastor Mike Slaughter examines the two components of every miracle: divine action and human responsibility. For a real miracle to take place, we must act with God, using whatever gifts, talents, and abilities we have and directing them toward God’s work. If you will be participating in the supper and book study, sign up at 524-3289. The church can also assist with getting you a copy of the book for $10.50.

Allenstown Child screening

Allenstown and Pembroke school district will hold a child screening on April 2 at Allenstown Elementary School, 30 S. Main St. If you have concerns about your child’s developement you can bring them to a free screening of their speech, vision, hearing, motor and learning skills. The screening is administered by an occupational and speech therapist and special educator. Children must live in SAU 53, be accompanied by a parent or guardian and be younger than 6. To make an appointment, call Mary Dobson at 485-5187 or email mdobson@sau53.org.

Host student

Pax Academic Exchange is seeking families to host high school exchange students during the 2020-21 school year. One child is a 15-year-old girl from Spain with interests in basketball, photography and inline skating. For more information, email ljcoff@yahoo.com.

Wilmot Land protected

On Feb. 13, the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust accepted full ownership (also known as fee ownership) of the Cassey Brook Preserve on Wilmot Center Road in Wilmot. Of the 152 properties that Ausbon Sargent has assisted in protecting, the Cassey Brook Preserve represents the sixth property that will be owned by the land trust. This means that Ausbon Sargent owns and manages the property. The land trust pays taxes on the land (at current use rates) and it is Ausbon Sargent’s responsibility to manage the property consistent with its mission. This 201- acre parcel is the third and largest Ausbon Sargent protected property in Wilmot. It is primarily forested, but also has open areas and wetlands. The Cassey Brook Preserve was managed for forestry in the past, so the property has woods roads in good condition and large open areas created from past log landings.

Hopkinton Rec hiring

The Hopkinton Recreation Department is hiring energetic, reliable camp staff who enjoy working with kids. It also is hiring lifeguards and water safety instructors for Kimball Pond. It will consider lifeguard applicants who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in the lifeguard certification class. Contact the Recreation Department directly at 746-8263 for more information. Job descriptions and application forms can be found online at HopkintonRec.com.




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