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Inter-Lakes students help others learn in Career Partnerships

MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith's Career Partnership Program continues to make great strides bringing together the Inter-Lakes high school students and community businesses.

With some students, there seems to be one common goal for their second semester: Helping the other students of Inter-Lakes School. Cammy LaBonte, a junior at ILHS, has been shadowing and helping the 3rd grade co-teach class with Ms. Billera and Mrs. Greenlaw for the third quarter. Cammy also shadowed Mrs. Geib's kindergarten class a couple of times to see which age group she may want to teach after college. She is now pursuing a quarter 4 internship with Mrs. Howard's 5th grade class.

These opportunities not only help the high school student decide to study education in college, but they also help to foster great relationships between the older/younger students at Inter-Lakes. Dani Arceno is a junior at Inter-Lakes High School. She visits Mrs. Browher's 5th grade class daily to help students with their school work. They are currently learning the states and their capitols. They think of Dani as a big sister and look forward to her visits.

Alicia Peverly is a senior at Inter-Lakes and visits Mrs. Meier's 2nd grade class three times each week to help with classroom projects, reading and one-on-one student learning time. Alicia really enjoys her time spent with the younger group and the students like learning from a 'big high schooler'. Natalie Duffield is a senior at Inter-Lakes and shadows Mrs. Towne in the Occupational Therapy Department at ILES twice per week. Natalie helps with various students in and out of the classroom. She is currently trying to decide which major to pursue in college: Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy and this internship is helping her decide just which one to choose.

John Findlay is also a senior at Inter-Lakes and has been helping Ms. Eynon in the Music Department and Ms. Hill in theatre for 2 years now. John helps to teach the younger students music and helps them with their instruments and also lends a helping hand with the various plays put on by the middle school theatre. John is a phenomenal leader and has definitely earned the respect of the students he helps. Jack Williams is a freshman at Inter-Lakes and heads down to the elementary school four times per week to help a few students in the 6th grade with their homework in the after school homework club. Jack enjoys discussing strategies with these students to help them manage their work in a more timely manner. Jack is also interested in education and believes that this mentorship may help him decide just what he would like to pursue in college.

The Career Partnership Program is proud to help facilitate this process for these and many other students. For additional information about the program, contact Executive Director Rhonda Hanaway at 279-6162 x 304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information about the Greater Meredith Program (GMP), contact Liz Lapham, Executive Director at 279-9015 or visit www.greatermeredithprogram.org .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:38

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Laconia Historical and Museum Society elects 4 new officers to board

LACONIA — Laconia Historical and Museum Society announced that four new directors were elected to the Society's Board of Directors, returning the board's size to 16 members. The Annual Meeting of the Laconia Historical and Museum Society was held on March 24 at the Laconia Public Library.

As part of the annual proceedings, Brenda M. Kean, Executive Director welcomes the new directors to the LHMS Board - Benjamin Perkins, Gerald Bourgeois, Brenda M. Kean, Executive Director, Pat Tierney and Tom Scribner.

"This group brings with them a wealth of experience and knowledge each with their own area of expertise. They will all be great additions to our board," said Kean.

The Laconia Historical and Museum Society, a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of all aspects of the history and culture of the City of Laconia, New Hampshire including Lakeport and The Weirs. Founded originally as the Laconia Historical Society in 1951, the organization was restructured in 1980 as a New Hampshire Voluntary Charitable Organization. In 1994, a second group, known as the Laconia Museum Society was incorporated in the city. The two organizations merged in 1998 and the surviving entity was named the Laconia Historical and Museum Society (LHMS).

For more information about The Laconia Historical and Museum Society, call 603.527.1278, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at www.laconiahistorical.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:29

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Sex trafficking awareness training offered at Taylor Community on April 9

LACONIA — The Belknap County Family Violence Prevention Council, in fellowship with all its community partners, wants to alert residents of the Lakes Region that the month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
By working together and pooling resources during the month of April, organizations can highlight sexual violence as a major public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.
On April 9 at 7 p.m. Real Life Giving is presenting "Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Awareness Training" at 227 Ledge Drive in the Taylor Community, Laconia.
Contact Chief Chris Adams, Laconia Police, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:13

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‘Monsoon Wedding’ is up next for International Film Series in Laconia

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library presents Monsoon Wedding, Monday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. This is another in the International Film Series shown monthly at the Laconia Public Library.

Monsoon Wedding is a charming family drama. The story is set in the modern upper-middle class of India, where telecommunications and a western lifestyle mix with old traditions, like the arranged wedding. A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.
Lalit, a wealthy father, is trying to see that his daughter's wedding goes off without a hitch. Though familiar with Western ways, he has little patience with them and is dead set on seeing the nuptials done properly and traditionally. The four-day arrangements and celebrations are a bit chaotic.
The daughter, Aditi, is disillusioned with her long-time relationship with a man who is almost twice her age. She suddenly agrees to submit to an arranged marriage with an engineer from Houston. Yet as the ceremony nears, she gets cold feet and returns to see her former lover--even though it could spell disaster for everyone involved.
Relatives from both families, some from distant places like Australia, come to New Delhi during the monsoon season to attend the wedding. Monsoon Wedding includes family parties and drama, dangers to the wedding, and lots of music and dancing.
This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto and Venice Film Festivals. At Venice, Monsoon Wedding won the prestigious Golden Lion award.
The Laconia International Film Series is open free to everyone. Brief informal discussion follows the film. Light snacks are provided.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:09

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