O'Reilly Auto Parts Signs On as Presenting Sponsor of Lakes Region Rotary Car Show

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Rotary Club has announced that O'Reilly Auto Parts has signed-on for a second year in a row as Presenting Sponsor of the Lakes Region Rotary Car Show, to be held Saturday, July 25 at Faro Italian Grille in Weirs Beach.

Lakes Region Rotary's first two shows proved enormously successful, welcoming more than 150 vehicles in 2013 and 200 in 2014, in addition to nearly 1,000 spectators -- raising over $10,000 each year for local charities.

Several local non-profit organizations will benefit from the 2015 Lakes Region Rotary Car Show. This year's featured charity is Camp Resilience, a local program that brings wounded warriors and injured first responders to the Lakes Region to recover their physical, mental and emotional well-being. Program leaders consult with Veteran's Association staff to thoughtfully select individuals who have endured serious injuries or conditions including limb amputation, traumatic brain injuries, and post-traumatic stress, and might benefit from this opportunity.

Three to five-day sessions take place several times throughout the year here in the Lakes Region. Small groups of 8-15 participants are trained on life skills including: how to effectively communicate in order to build stronger familial and community relationships; resume, job search and interview strategies; and financial management. Certain sessions may focus on sleep management or healthy living; an upcoming session in June will incorporate Equine Therapy.

Camp Resilience is a non-profit organization run by the Patriot Resilient Leader Institute. The program relies on donations and grants to succeed, and each session runs over $5,000. Lakes Region Rotary members are honored to help out by raising funds through their upcoming Car Show.

"O'Reilly Auto Parts has been a great partner to the Lakes Region Rotary these past couple of years," states Lakes Region Rotary President Scott Wilkinson. "Their support as Presenting Sponsor of the Car Show will go a long way in helping Camp Resilience and several other important charities in the Lakes Region to thrive. We're proud to partner with O'Reilly, and with the Camp Resilience program."

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information or to register a classic car for the July 25 show visit www.lakesregionrotary.org/carshow call 603-556-8969 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The club meets for breakfast at the Water Street Café in Laconia on Tuesdays at 7 a.m




O'Reilly Auto Parts recently signed-on as the $2500 Presenting Sponsor of the Lakes Region Rotary Car Show, to be held on Saturday, July 25th at Faro Italian Grille in the Weirs. Proceeds will benefit several local organizations including featured charity Camp Resilience, a local program that helps wounded warriors and injured first responders to recover their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Pictured from left to right: Lakes Region Rotary Secretary Lou Guevin; Rotary President Elect Becky Doherty; O'Reilly Auto Parts (Laconia) Store Manager Mark Rano; Rotary Member Travis Cole; Camp Resilience Volunteer Chris Ray; Rotary Member Larry Greeley; Rotary President Scott Wilkinson; and Rotary Members Gary Liptak, Jen Roy, Gary Adams, and Jeff Pierson. (Courtesy photo)

Got transportation?

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) Transportation Technical Advisory Committee 
(TAC) will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Weirs Community Center, located at 25 Lucerne Avenue, Laconia. The meeting will include a presentation by Rebecca Harris, Director of Transport N.H.

Transport N.H. is comprised of a network of organizations in New Hampshire working to create an integrated transportation system that provides options for people to get around. The meeting will reconvene at a storm water project on White Oaks Road in Laconia for a brief discussion with city staff about issues leading to the project being undertaken, funding sources for construction, and post-construction storm water benefits.

All members of the public who are concerned about any aspect of transportation are encouraged to attend and provide their input. For additional information about this meeting please contact the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

Sanbornton hosting June 4 meeting to look at Community Development Survey results

SANBORNTON — At the Town Meeting on March 10 the Planning Board handed out a "Community Development Survey" focused on commercial development and senior housing. The Planning Board got back 92 completed questionnaires and has tabulated the results. The results of the questionnaire will be presented in detail at a public information meeting on June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Sanbornton Town Office.

The purpose of the meeting is to review and discuss the results of the questionnaire and then to follow the discussion into the consideration of commercial development in Sanbornton. This discussion will have the objective of obtaining input from Sanbornton residents concerning the advisability of increased commercial development and the benefits to be derived from such development.

Copies of the tabulated results of the community development questionnaire will be distributed at the public information meeting and will also be available in hard copy form at the Town Office following the public information meeting. In addition, the questionnaire results will be posted on the town website at  www.sanborntonnh.org.

Program on Victorian Age mourning

MEREDITH — The Meredith Historical Society is hosting a program on Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. that will look at how those living in the Victorian Age mourned the loss of a loved one.

Historians Linda Salatiello and Evelyn Auger will be dressed in period Victorian and Edwardian mourning attire as they explain the elaborate customs and practices of our earlier relatives. Learn how and why some of our current funeral practices began with their "show and tell" description of the symbolism of mourning dress, jewelry and burial practices. Auger and Salatiello are members of the Sanbornton Historical Society and have performed this offering throughout the state.

The presentation is open to the public. There is no admission charge although donations are welcome. A handicap entrance is available. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact 279-2275 or visit www.mhsweb.org.