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Jennifer Cotton Grad Scholarship applications accepted until May 2nd

LACONIA — The family of the late Jennifer Cotton Grad, BSN, MS, is accepting applications for the eighth annual Jennifer Cotton Grad Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

From 1987 to 2000 Grad performed many roles and was connected to several departments at LRGHealthcare, including floor nursing, Intensive Care, the Community Wellness Center, and Clinical Education Services. Whether it was direct patient care or teaching, her enthusiasm was evident and countless people benefited from her commitment. She was known for always having a positive attitude and outlook. Grad loved life and had great relationships with her co-workers at LRGHealthcare. Nursing and education were her passions.

Members of Grad's family have established two $500 scholarships for 2014, and they are searching for individuals who have the qualities and attributes that Grad possessed. Special consideration will be given to students who demonstrate financial need, and to graduates of Inter-Lakes High School who have been accepted into a nursing program or to LRGHealthcare nurses who are planning to continue their education.

The deadline to send applications is May 2, 2014. For an application contact Darcy Peary at LRGHealthcare: 737-6720 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:04

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Retired Teachers will hear food writer Barbara Lauterbach

CENTER HARBOR — The Lakes Region Retired Educators' Association's Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18, at The Mug by the Bay Restaurant on Route 25 in Center Harbor. It is right below the Yikes Craft Store and the parking is limited. Those who are able should park across the street in the E.M. Heath's lot. Check in will start at 10:30 a.m. followed by the business meeting at 11 a.m. Luncheon will be in conjunction with the speaker who is Barbara Lauterbach. She will be doing the history of food in NH. She will present some information and then we will have food samples of that time in history. She will speak again and we will be served some more food. There will be three servings with intermittent presentations. The cost will be $15.

Barbara Lauterbach is a graduate of Smith College. She studied in France and lived in Europe for six years. She has written four cookbooks and is a regular contributor to Cooking Light, Yankee Magazine, and the Boston Globe Food section. She is a certified Culinary Professional and teaches at the King Arthur Baking Education Center in Vermont.

The phone captains will be calling or contact Pat Webster at 524-5368 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Reservations must be made by March 13.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:34

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Inter-Lakes Alumni Group to Mark 90th Anniversary

MEREDITH — The Meredith/ I-L Alumni Association committee has been working very hard on plans for the upcoming Annual Alumni Gathering on June 1 at Church Landing in Meredith. The Association was begun by the Senior Class of 1924 and this year the Association will celebrate it's 90th Anniversary.
The Senior Class notes from 1924 state that, "Mr. Nelson appointed a committee of five from the Senior Class to take charge and make plans for "Alumni Day". It was from this first committee that the idea of an Alumni Association began and the rest is history, as the saying goes.
The Annual Gathering has been a part of the Alumni Association for many years, and in the early years of the Association the event was held in the Grange Hall at noon, the same day as graduation. Later the annual meeting was changed to being held in the evening, the day before graduation. Over the years this event was at times held at the old Town Hall, and on one occasion it was held at the Wakitatina Restaurant.
In honor of this special year and in recognition of the Class of 1924 the price for this year's event has been reduced to $ 19.24.
The Association also wants to say a heartfelt "Thank You" to all those alumni who have donated to the annual "Giving Letter", which supports the Alumni Scholarship Drive for deserving seniors at Inter-Lakes High School. There are three- $1,000.00 scholarships given out each year through the generosity of alumni. Donations can be sent to The Alumni Association, PO Box 1076, Meredith, NH 03253.

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Heifetz on Tour in Wolfeboro, Saturday April 5

WOLFEBORO — Wolfeboro Friends of Music continue the opportunity for Lakes Region listeners to welcome back and hear outstanding graduates of the Heifetz International Music Institute which resided in Wolfeboro on the campus of Brewster Academy for ten years from 2002 to 2011. The concert will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingswood Arts Center and is sponsored by Points North Financial Consulting Services.
Established in 1996 the Heifetz Institute has taken its place in the top tier of world-class summer music programs in the United States.
Originally established in Maryland, the Institute moved in 2002 to the Brewster Academy where it flourished and quickly rose to a new plateau. The organization moved its complete program to Staunton, Virginia for the 2012 season and is now officially known as Heifetz International Music Institute at Mary Baldwin College.
On April 5 the following Heifetz Institute graduates will be performing:
Russian born violinist Katharina Kang is currently a student of Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec in the Manhattan School of Music, New York. She has performed as a soloist with leading symphonies throughout Europe and has placed first at numerous national and international competitions.
Philadelphia native Michael Casimir began his viola studies at Oberlin Conservatory and is currently a second year undergraduate at Juilliard. He has been a featured soloist nationally, including 2012 and 2013 Heifetz Institute performances, and internationally in South Africa, Brazil, Japan, Spain and Greece.
Born in Togliatti, Russia, cellist Dmitry Volkov graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Also a prizewinner in many international and national competitions, including the Heifetz Institute of Music Concerto Competition (2009), he is currently an Artist-in-residence at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA.
Joining these Heifetz graduates will be Russian born pianist Dina Vainshtein who is affiliated with the New England Conservatory and the Walnut Hill School in Massachusetts.
This is the seventh of eight programs presented by Wolfeboro Friends of Music to people of the greater Lakes Region during its season, which runs from September through May. Tickets are available for $20 at the door; at Black's and Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro; or at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith; by calling (603) 569-2151; or by visiting the website: www.wfriendsofmusic.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:23

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