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Meals on Wheels Walkathon set for May 17

BELMONT – The Belmont Police Department, in coordination with the Belmont Senior Center are working together to support the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. in an effort to raise donations to support Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels helps many seniors throughout Belmont and the surrounding communities.
There will be a Walk-A-Thon, on May 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in two locations, Northeast Delta Dental, 1 Delta Drive, Concord, and WOW Trail-Lakes Region Community Service parking lot, 719 North Main Street, Laconia.
For those interested in donating or would like to walk and donate you can do so by singing up at the Belmont Police Department or contacting Sgt. Akerstrom at 267-8351. For more information on the event contact Pam Jolivette at 225-3295 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ElderServicesBMCAP.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 06:47

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Altrusa Hosts Family Literacy Day at Woodland Heights

LACONIA — Altrusa of Laconia's  NH Family Literacy Day which was hosted in conjunction with the Granite State Reading Council took place on Saturday, April 12, at Woodland Heights Elementary School in Laconia.

Exhibits outside the school included two race cars, the Laconia D.A.R.E. police car, the Laconia Fire Departmentʼs large fire truck and the Laconia Fire Department ambulance. Smokey the Bear was with the fire department! Children asked questions, toured and were able to sit in the driverʼs seats. McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center had a large solar telescope set up for viewing.

Inside the school, exhibits were set up featuring live macaws (a favorite), face painting, a bug display and interesting presentations and activities from the Squam Lakes Science Center, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, the NH Humane Society, Charlie Needs a Cloak, Let Go Your Mind (LEGO), NHTI Dental Hygiene students and the Bank of New Hampshire. Penny the Panda, Betty the Bokworm, The Tooth Fairy and Whiskers (the Woodland Heights Elementary School mascot) delighted the children. Healthy snacks were provided.
Free books were distributed at each exhibit. More than 175 children attended the event and took their new books home in a cloth book bag.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 06:35

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Huot Tech Center Students Get Advice on Transition to Adulthood

LACONIA — Huot Technical Center Student Shyanne Labrecque writes:

Adulthood: What is it, but an intimidating part of life that scares all high school students?
Fortunately, the Huot Technical Center hosted its first annual Senior Conference "This Is It!" designed to help students with the daunting transition from the backpacks of high school to the world of work or further education. The seminar was attended by 150 students from Belmont, Franklin, Gilford, Inter-Lakes, Laconia and Winnisquam Regional High Schools.

The conference focused on student's fears and concerns of the unpredictable world outside of their familiar school surroundings and offered students advice and guidance on how to navigate their roles ahead. The following workshops focused on different aspects of adult life: Personal Health and Wellness, Money Matters for Young Adults, Living Like an Adult and Decision Making and the Ying and Yang of Yes and No. The stimulating community speakers were: Michael Seymour, Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook, Jen Schongalla, a registered Yoga Teacher with 500 hours of training, James Glover and Eric Petell, TD Bank, Chief Mike Moyer (retired), Laconia Police Department, and Officer Patrick O'Reilly, Belknap Correctional Facility.

We, the Huot Class of 2014, would like to thank all the guest speakers for giving us a beneficial insight into "Life as an adult" because for us, "This really is it!"

All involved can conclude that the conference was a great success and the Senior Conference will be back in 2015.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 06:31

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Laconia Community Gym Closing until June

LACONIA — The Laconia Community Center's Gym will be closed from May 1 through June 6-7 when it will reopen for  regularly scheduled programs. This is necessary as the gym floor is being replaced.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 01:37

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