Lifestyle Briefs: Circle Program for girls adds new staff members

June 24. 2018 12:04AM
Beth Musto, left, the Circle Program's new development and marketing coordinator, and her dog Ralph join Sheryl Brochu, the new mentor coordinator, and her dog Piti in the program's office. 

Circle Program for girls adds new staff members

PLYMOUTH - The Circle Program, a nonprofit organization that works to provide girls from low-income families with opportunities to develop the skills, courage and confidence they need to handle the challenges in their lives, has welcomed new staff members.

Hannah Holmes has joined the Circle team as its new program manager; Jennifer Baus-Fleming as associate program manager; Beth Musto as development and marketing coordinator; and Sheryl Brochu as the new mentor coordinator.

Any women interested in joining the volunteer mentor workforce may contact Brochu at or call the Circle office at 536-4244.

Circle offers girls a combination of adult and peer support delivered through residential summer camp and year-round mentoring programs. More than 90 Circle girls and teens currently are participating in the program. They come from 33 towns in central and northern New Hampshire.

The girls are referred to the Circle Program by teachers and guidance counselors as they enter the fifth grade. Once enrolled, girls may participate in the camp and mentoring programs and receive the support of the Circle Program until they graduate from high school.
Hannah Holmes, left, is the new program manager, and Jennifer Baus-Fleming is the new associate program manager for The Circle Program. 

Entry-level tennis league to play at West High School

MANCHESTER - The United States Tennis Association is working with the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department to give kids the opportunity to learn tennis through its new entry-level program, the Net Generation Summer League.

The league, which will have three divisions for children in grades 1 through 8, and will run on Tuesdays from July 17 through Aug. 21 at Manchester High School West, 9 Notre Dame Ave.

Children in grades 1 and 2 will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; grades 3 to 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and grades 6 to 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

The program will focus on developing the skills to serve, rally and score. Once the skills are there, the kids will play organized team matches. All players will receive a USTA Junior Team Tennis T-shirt and an age-appropriate racquet and ball.

The cost for the session is $60, and limited partial scholarships are available. USTA membership is not required. At least 12 players must sign up for each session.

For more information about the league or how to register, contact league coordinator Erik Bukowski at

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