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KEENE, N.H. >> Summit Realty Partners recently announced the completion of a lease with New England based pet store, One Stop Country Pet Supply, which will be moving to Monadnock Marketplace.

One Stop's store in Keene is one of three locations run by owner Saskia Whallon, who has two others in Vermont. One Stop is relocating from Colony Mill Marketplace and expects to be open in Monadnock Marketplace, which also hosts Target, Price Chopper and Home Depot, in October.

Its current Keene location has been voted Best Local Pet Supply shop each year since 2009 and hosts events such as pet-friendly ice cream socials with special ice cream for dogs.

Monadnock Marketplace is located at the intersection of Ash Brook Road and Routes 9, 10 and 12. One Stop Country Pet Supply marks the first locally branded tenant to move into the shopping center.

The owner of the shopping center, Katz Properties, is planning more additions to the shopping center in the near future as there are plans to demolish the former Olive Garden restaurant, making way for a new retail strip center for smaller tenants which the shopping center currently lacks. This new retail strip center will feature prime visibility from Route 9 and at the entrance to the shopping center. The former Party City space remains available and the landlord is willing to subdivide for smaller tenants.

For more information and leasing opportunities visit www.summitrealtypartners.com or call 781-862-9700.

New and emerging technologies at Landmark College

PUTNEY >> On Friday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Landmark College will host its fourth annual day-long symposium on new and emerging technologies for people who learn differently. This event is for secondary and post-secondary educators, educational technologists, and administrators, as well as secondary and post-secondary students and parents with an interest in learning disabilities.

Dr. Jan Plass, chair in Digital Media and Learning Sciences at New York University, will deliver a keynote address on "Adaptivity and Personalization for Learning."Plass's interests include the cognitive and emotional aspects of information design, educational games for science education, and second language acquisition.

The symposium will feature a presentation by Dr. Roger Tucker, founder of Sonocent Software, on "Harnessing the Power of Spoken Language for UDL using Sonocent Software."

Dr. Matt Schneps, director of the Laboratory for Visual Learning, will speak on "Rethinking the Technologies We Use for Reading."

The event will take place at Landmark College, located at 19 River Road South. Registration is strongly encouraged. For more information or to register, visit www.landmark.edu/LDIS or contact the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) at 802-387-1662 or institute@landmark.edu.

Understanding neurodiveristy

PUTNEY >> On Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Landmark College will host a free day-long event titled "Understanding our Neurodiverse World: A Symposium on Best Practices for Teaching Business and Economics to Students Who Learn Differently." This event is free thanks to the generous support of the Morgan Le Fay Dreams Foundation.

The keynote address, "A Civic Lesson for the Real World," will be given by renowned economist Paul McCulley, whose gift in 2014 established the Morgan Le Fay Center at Landmark College. The Wall Street Journal has called McCulley "a fixture in the world of financial media," and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has referred to McCulley's scholarly work as "magisterial."

Manju Banerjee, Ed.D., of Landmark College will speak on "Teaching Students Who Learn Differently: A National Survey of Economics Faculty," and Oskar Harmon, Ph.D., of the University of Connecticut will give a talk on "Comparing Three Different Economics Teaching Pedagogies and Learning Outcomes: Traditional, Blended, and Online." Peter Fisher will moderate a student panel on "The Experience of Learning Business through the Lens of an LD." Landmark College professors Jim Koskoris and Dr. Matthew Pham will speak on "Progressive Business Pedagogy at Landmark College."

The symposium will take place at Landmark College, located at 19 River Road South. For more information or to register, visit www.landmark.edu/morgan. This event is free, but advance registration is strongly encouraged.

Stevens & Associates welcomes Antaya

BRATTLEBORO >> Stevens & Associates recently welcomed Nathan Antaya to the team as an architectural designer. Antaya is a LEED Accredited Professional with more than 15 years of professional experience working on commercial and residential projects. As a LEED AP, Antaya is certified as a leader and active participant in the green building movement, and is committed to continuing his professional growth, as well as incorporating LEED values within sustainable-focused projects.

The team of architects, engineers, landscape architects, and developers at S&A are eager to incorporate Antaya's discipline and software skills, as well as his previous hands-on knowledge to a variety of projects. He is currently assisting with fire protection detailing work, schematic design and a feasibility study, as well as specification work and conceptual programming on several projects. S&A provides services for a variety of projects, from designing residential housing, commercial and retail spaces, civil, structural and landscaping design, project management, downtown infill and redevelopment to institutional and school campuses.

Stevens & Associates is an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the design and development of livable communities. For more information, visit www.stevens-assoc.com or phone 802-257-9329.

Investment board hosts career expo

BRATTLEBORO >> The Windham Workforce Investment Board is hosting the 4th Annual Career Expo and Career Social on Oct. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m. in Downtown Brattleboro at two locations for one great event! Representatives from area employers, employment agencies and educational organizations will have booths set up at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden and The Brooks House Atrium. Individuals of all ages and employment needs will be able to look for full- or part-time jobs or look ahead to explore various careers and the training needed to pursue them.

The day will end with the Career Social from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Lounge at 4 High Street to meet and network with entrepreneurs, young professionals and successful area business leaders.

For more information on the Career Expo and Career Social, visit www.vermontcareerexpo.com.


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