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Lions Club hears school superintendent dicsuss declining enrollments

MOULTONBOROUGH — Moultonborough Lions Club members celebrated Saint Patrick's Day at their monthly dinner meeting with a delicious corn beef and cabbage dinner prepared by Donna Grow. But the hit of the night was the "Irish Coffee" passed out by Lions Sally Sibulkin, Dawn Law, and Pat Keegan.

Once bellies were full and members had their "Irish Coffee" to sip on, President John Menken introduced the guest speaker Susan Noyes, who is the Moultonborough School District superintendent.

Noyes gave a power point presentation that was interesting and thought provoking. She provided graphics on the declining birth and school enrollments in New Hampshire, explained how schools are looking at multiple ways to still offer quality instruction including sharing courses with other schools, discussed the mission and vision statements, and emphasized the welcome community support of the schools.

She played a video that gave a visual "punch" as to how much the education of children has changed over the years and graphically demonstrated how many, many "charges" have been added to what schools are expected to teach and provide children. In addition to academic subjects, areas such as health, nutrition and safety, career and college counseling, immunizations, art, music, drama, sports, etc. are expected to be included – all within the limits of the school day and year.

The Moultonborough Lions would love to have more members join them. Lions meet on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7 p.m..

Every Tuesday they have Bingo starting at 6:30 p.m.

To learn more about Lionism, call Lions Joe and Pat Keegan at 253-9916 or President John Menken at 707-7211.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:41

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Laconia Altrusa Scholarship Application

LACONIA — Altrusa of Laconia will again award scholarship money to women in the Lakes Region area continuing their education in a degree program. The Laconia club has been awarding scholarships since 1963. The criteria to qualify are: financial need; demonstrated leadership ability through school and community activity involvement; and attaining high academic achievement. Must have permanent residence in Laconia, Gilford, Gilmanton, Belmont, Sanbornton, or Alton.

Scholarships are available in four different categories: Dr. Alice Normandin Scholarship, for a woman returning to school (adult learner) pursuing a career in the health field; Katherine Daigneault Scholarship, for a woman returning to school (adult learner) pursuing a career in the business field; Rose Emery Scholarship, for a woman returning to school (adult learner) pursuing a career in the education field; Adrienne Stevens-Margaret "Peg" Normandin Athletic scholarship, for a graduating high school senior woman who has participated in the extra-curricular Athletic Program at Laconia High School.

Applications can be obtained online at: www.altrusalaconia.com. Completed applications, with related documentation, must be received by the May 1 deadline.  For more information contact Laconia Altrusa via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Altrusa of Laconia is a non-profit service organization that returns all fundraising proceeds back into the local community.


Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:38

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Bereavement Support groups meeting in Laconia, Wolfeboro

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is offering Bereavement Support Groups in two locations beginning in April, 2015. One group will meet in Laconia on Thursdays and the other group will meet in Wolfeboro on Tuesdays. Each group consists of a series of one and a half hour meetings held each week for seven weeks.

Support Groups give people the opportunity to discuss and learn ways of coping with their loss, to gain the support of others in safe and caring ways, and to learn about the grief process. Although grief is a unique experience through which each person finds his or her own way, there are common threads we all share when going through grief.

Pre-registration is required. The support group is offered free of charge. To register for the group or for more information, call or email James Miller, Hospice Bereavement Coordinator to schedule an appointment at 524-8444 x 2390 for the Laconia meeting and  569-2729 x 3256 for the Wolfboro event or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:20

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Basket weaving class at Meredith craft gallery

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will host a variety basket weaving class with Ray Lagasse on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In this one-day workshop students have a choice from five baskets they would like to make from start to finish. Options include a garden basket, pack basket, wool gathering basket, laundry basket, herb basket or stair basket. Full descriptions, dimensions, and pictures are available at the gallery or online at: www.nhcrafts.org/meredith.

Students are encouraged to bring a lunch as the workshop runs a full eight hours. Tuition is $110 per student and there is no additional materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 279-7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:10

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