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Mother’s Day 2012
Tips for Top Tech Gifts Mom is Sure to Love
Moms on the go are all about saving time and money. Anything that helps her stay
in touch, maintain mobility, get organized and improve effi ciency is something Mom is sure to love this Mother’s Day. If you’re at a loss for what to get her this year, it’s hard to go wrong with a technology gift that will help her fi nd more time for her family - and for herself. The deal experts at FatWallet, an online coupons and deals website, offer some ideas on the kind of technology gift that will help keep mothers moving: Gift idea: Laptops, tablets or smartphones How it will help her: She’ll be able to use these mobile tech devices to commu- nicate with family and friends through email, instant messaging, text messaging and Web-camera chat services like Skype or Face Time. In addition to keeping pace with family and friends on social media, she can also fi nd plenty of apps that will help her organize and keep track of her busy schedule. Apps are also a great tool to help man- age budgets and shopping lists, and keep tabs on important health markers like blood pressure and weight loss goals. Finally, if after all that she actually has time for herself, Mom can use her tablet or laptop to read books or magazines on the fl y. Gift idea: Scanners, VHS to DVD software, digital cameras, photo processing soft- ware How it will help her: Chances are, Mom’s got some material in VHS format that
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she’d love to keep. The right software can help her translate old family videos, her wedding video or even a favorite movie from videotape to a more durable, fl exible DVD format. A scanner or digital camera are great tools for digitizing prized images for safer storage online. Photo processing software can help her edit and retouch im- ages, and create collages or special effects on favorite photos. Gift idea: Wireless network/wifi and wireless enabled devices like Bluetooth acces- sories and e-readers How it will help her: Going wireless means improved mobility. Mom can use her wireless devices to do a host of activities while on the go, whether she’s out for a run or running the kids to soccer practice. Wireless devices will also help her take advan- tage of entertainment opportunities like streaming video or media to an HDTV, and even access online movies from sources like Netfl ix - great gadgets to have on hand for entertaining youngsters on long car rides or in busy waiting rooms. Gift idea: Tech tutorials How it will help her: While much of today’s technology is intuitive, sometimes learning all the vast capabilities of a new tool can be confusing and time-consuming. You can fi nd plenty of online tutorials to help Mom learn to use tools like screen sharing, video conferencing and all the many apps available for her tablet, laptop or smartphone. Can’t fi nd one you want? Pitch in and teach her yourself. You’ll prob- ably discover something new together, plus you’ll be spending some quality time with Mom.
Gift idea: Gift cards How it will help her: Still not sure what to give? Maybe Mom has a better idea.
Give her a gift card for technology related services like iTunes, the Apps marketplace, Netfl ix, Hulu or a tech store. Finally, after all this creative brainstorming of ideas, you deserve a break, too. When
you’re ready to buy, head online to one-stop websites like FatWallet or Ebates, where you can fi nd discounts, coupons and cash back rewards on merchandise, experienced techie staff members and expert community contributors that share tech tips and deals every day.
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by Chris White Salem High School hosted its annual Kiwanis Track and Field Meet last Saturday,
May 5. The meet is sponsored by Salem’s Kiwanis Club and features some of the top freshman and sophomore outdoor track talent in New Hampshire. The Blue Devils shined in the meet on both the boys’ and girls’ sides. The Salem
boys scored 50 points to take third overall out of 21 teams, while the Salem girls totaled 32 points to take sixth overall out of 21 teams in their competition. The Salem boys were led by sophomore Jordan Bowman, who won the triple jump and took second place in the 400-meter dash. Bowman jumped 38 feet 5 inches in the triple jump and ran a time of 53.04 seconds in the 400 meters. Bowman also helped the Salem 4x400-meter relay team to a second place fi nish in a time of 3:52.43. Other members of Salem’s 4x400 team included Joe Settineri, Ryan Buck, and Brett Grady. Settineri, a freshman, also took fi rst place in the 3200 meters with a time of 10:02.04. The Salem girls were led by Lauren MacGregor, who took fi rst in the triple jump and second overall in the 100-meter dash. MacGregor jumped 33 feet 4 1/2 inches in the triple jump and clocked a time of 13.40 seconds in the 100-meter dash. Olivia Burke also won the high jump for Salem, soaring to a height of 5 feet 2 inches.
Other placers for the Salem boys included Jason Martinez in the 100-meter dash
(fi fth), Grady in the 800 meters (fi fth), Colin Parnell in the shot put (fi fth), and Gabe Pena in the javelin (fourth). Salem’s 4x100-meter relay team of Anthony Guida, Martinez, Nick Poore, and Matt Loffredo also took fourth place. Meanwhile, Naisha LeFort took fourth place in the triple jump for the Salem girls.
Salem sophomore Jordan Bowman fi ghts off the competition on his way to second place in the 400 meters Gymnasts Finish Season with a Bang, Local Girls Take Several Firsts
submitted by Cathy Robertson-Souter After a long and successful season, the gymnasts from Phantom Gymnastics in Hampstead brought their A-game to the mats at the state meet last month. Finishing with some of their highest all- around scores, the girls made sure to end the season with their best routines and were rewarded for their hard work with a number of the top spots in the state.
In the team competition, Phantom’s levels 4, 5 and 7 took fi rst place in each of their team divisions. Level 6 went home with second place and Level 9 took third.
Some of the highlights for the girls from Pelham,
Salem, Windham and include: Level 5
Kasey Hartmann of Salem won the overall for
her division and age group with a total all-around score of 37.625. She took fi rst in the individual events of vault (9.175), bars (9.475), and fl oor (9.6). She was second on beam with a 9.375. Sydney Chretien of Salem came in second in her age group with an all-around score of 37.550.
She was third on vault (9.125) and beam (9.675). She took fi fth on bars with a 9.375. Emily Jones of Salem was fourth in the all-around with a score of 35.625 in her age group. She took fi rst on bars with a 9.325 and third on beam with a 9.225. Level 6 Olivia Faro of Windham was second in her age group with an all-around score of 36.85. She won second on bars with a 9.425, third on fl oor with a 9.05, fourth on vault with a 9.3, and fi fth on beam with a 9.075. Scarlett Souter of Windham was third in the all-around for her age group with a total score of 36.625. She took fi rst on fl oor with a 9.225, second on vault with a 9.425, and third on bars with a 9.35. Jordan Wakim of Salem was sixth in the all-around with a 35.725 and sixth in the fl oor routine with a 9.0. Elizabeth Aldrich of Salem took fi fth in the all-around with a total score of 35.825. She took fourth on beam with a 9.125 and fi fth on fl oor with a 9.05. Kacie Blanchet of Salem was fi fth on fl oor with a 9.025. Level 7 Olivia Champagne of Salem won fi rst place for
her age group with an all-around score of 37.675. She was second on beam with a 9.45 and third on bars with a 9.425. Rebecca Heath of Windham was third in the all-around with a total score of 37.5. She took second on vault (9.6) and bars (9.45) and fi fth on fl oor (9.45). Gabriella Palermo of Salem won fi rst place for her age group in the all-around with a total score of 37.25. She took fi rst on vault with a 9.375, second on beam (9.15) and fl oor (9.45) and third on bars with a 9.275. Sydney Bartlett of Salem earned a total all-around score of 36.7 and took seventh place in the all- around. Level 8
Ali Otis of Windham competed on beam, winning fi rst place with a 9.2, and on fl oor with fi fth place (9.075). Level 9 Sara Fisher of Pelham took second in the all- around with a total score of 34.675. She won the vault (9.225) and fl oor (9.0) and took third on bars (8.1) and beam (8.35).
Salem Patriot Salem Track Hosts Kiwanis Meet
Staff photo by Chris White
Victoria Boutin Haley Traub, Rebecca Heath (Windham), Ruth Mahoney. Back row: Olivia Champagne (Salem), Ashley Loeffl er, Gabriella Palermo (Salem), Haley Shaw, Sydney Bartlett (Salem), Jessica Shatford.
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