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Interlakes Caregivers receive $2,500 grant

CENTER HARBOR — The Trustees of the Cogswell Benevolent Trust, Manchester, recently granted $2,500 to Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc., to support the ICCI Volunteer Program.

"We are very grateful for the generous grant award from the Cogswell Benevolent Trust which will be used to support our volunteers," stated Ann Sprague, ICCI Executive Director.

Funds will be used to offset costs associated with the recruitment, training, support, recognition and retention of new and current volunteers. Interlakes Community Caregivers is currently seeking to add new volunteers to its 100 roster due to increased demand for the services the organization provides.

These services include transportation to medical appointments, friendly visits, errands, respite care for primary caregivers, and light household chores. In 2013, 103 volunteers provided over 1,200 services, donating 5,000 hours of their time, and driving almost 50,000 miles to help those in need.

Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization that provides supportive services and community information to help neighbors in their daily lives. Services are provided to residents in the towns of Center Harbor, Meredith, Moultonborough and Sandwich. ICCI does not charge for services nor seeks reimbursement from any insurance company or state agency. Funding comes from grant awards such as this, donations and fundraising events.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities or for other information, contact Ann Sprague, Executive Director at 603-253-9275, Ext. 4, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website at interlakescommunitycaregivers.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 06:54

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Alton Library Hosting Talk on Pope John XXIII on April 22

ALTON —The Gilman Library will host a program by Anara Guruge on Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. "Pope John XXIII, Still The Most Popular Pope Ever -- Now That He Is A Saint".

Pope John XXIII, who was pope from October 1958 to June 1963, best known for convoking the Second Vatican Council, will be canonized on Sunday, April 27, 2014, alongside Pope John Paul II.

This 90-minute illustrated, interactive program, strictly secular, by papal historian and author, Anura Guruge, an Alton resident, the author of seven papal books, is to mark this occasion. The goal of this program is to provide an illuminating and memorable portrait of this pope's entire life, all the way to the canonization.

Mr. Guruge has been working on a new book: "Pope John XXIII: 101 Facts & Trivia". The presentation will draw upon the material gathered for this book with a heavy emphasis on the trivia and the pope's incomparable sayings, such as the one related to the actual number of people that work at the Vatican. This program will appeal to both 'newbies' as well as to those that already have an appreciation of this pope. The 188 page Kindle Print Version of "Pope John XXIII: 101 Facts & Trivia" is available for purchase on Amazon.


Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 06:33

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Inter-Lakes Peter Pan opens April 9th

MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes Middle Tier and High School Theater Companies presents the classic musical, Peter Pan on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, April 9, 10 and 12 at 7 p.m. with an additional performance on Saturday at 2 p.m. Performances will be held in the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium.

On this musical journey, audience members will fly to Neverland with Peter Pan, played by Mykenzi Sanders, and the Darling children. Gage Wheeler will star as Captain Hook, accompanied by the pirates. Jeanne Puglisi will star as Tiger Lily joined by the Indians, and the Lost Boys.

Tickets are available online at www.interlakes.org/ilhs.html or at the door. Ticket discount for April 9 performance.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 05:59

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Spring Vacation Camp at Cricket Lane Farm in Alton gives children the chance to play and learn

ALTON — Cricket Lane Farm will be offering a Spring Vacation Camp from Monday-Friday, April 28 through May 2. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with before and after care available.

Spring Vacation Camp at Cricket Lane Farm gives children an opportunity to have fun, play and learn at the farm just as it is beginning to wake up from winter. Cricket Lane is dedicated to providing a challenging experience to promote individual advancement and growth of skills in a fun environment. Similar to Summer Camp, campers will have a lesson every day, where they will learn and advance their skills in horse care through fun, hands-on activities and games.

Beginner through advanced students are encouraged to attend, and will be challenged appropriately. For more information contact Annie Hutchins at 398-8802 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:02

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