Historic Churches of Laconia exhibit opening on Tuesday

LACONIA —  Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host a reception for its newest exhibition entitled "The Historic Churches of Laconia" on Tuesday, February 17 at 6:00 pm at The Laconia Public Library, weather permitting. A snow date has been set for the following day,  Wednesday, February 18 at 6:00. This exhibition will remain on display through the month of March.

In addition to the amazing architecture of Laconia's historic churches, comes a rich history ... those lost to fire and those rebuilt after fire, buildings raised to add a second level and steeples lowered ... and even those that have moved across town and face a new beginning. This exhibition was designed to share that rich history.

"I have always been in awe of the amazing architecture that surrounds us in Laconia – and our Historic Churches are an excellent example of that, says LHMS Executive Director, Brenda Kean. "Pulling this exhibit together has been a series of great adventures and new discoveries. I am so excited to share with our community the pieces that we have gathered ... some of them haven't been seen by the general public for more than 75 years."

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, contact Laconia Historical and Museum Society at 603.527.1278, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at LaconiaHistorical.org.

Miller Education Fund accepting applications

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Miller Environmental Education Fund (MEEF) is now accepting applications for grant funding for 2015. These grants will support interested applicants who will have direct contact with Moultonborough children through environmental projects and learning experiences.

Projects that qualify may include: construction of nature trails, wild life monitoring, water quality monitoring or climate change awareness, outdoor classroom activities and supplies, funds can be used to support operations for projects of this type (transportation, supplies, etc). Projects previously funded by MEEF have included: A nature garden of native species at MCS, a songbird study including purchase of binoculars for use by all students, a presentation and workshops for children and families by a naturalist encouraging their observations in nature.

MEEF was developed in 2007 out of a profound appreciation for the service and dedication of Michele Miller, former Principal of Moultonborough Central School and the 2006 NH Environmental Educator of the Year award recipient. Grants this year will be available in amounts up to $1,600.

For more information or to receive an application call Frances Strayer, Project Manager, at 476-5535, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Electronic applications must be received on or before March 20, 2015.

Reiki clinic in Laconia on March 5

LACONIA — A free Reiki Clinic: Learn & Experience Reiki Benefits Demonstration will be offered on Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Media Center at Laconia High School. A snow date is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10.

Reiki healing is one of the most ancient methods known to man. In its simplest terms, reiki is a natural, gentle, non-invasive healing method that is used to heal physical, emotional and spiritual issues that many people are coping with. It allows the body to re- establish its own natural balance by restoring order to the body, clears energy blockages and detoxifies our physical systems.

The classes train you to perform reiki healings. Level one training gives individuals the ability to do healing on oneself and their family. Level two training extends one's healing capability to help balance the mind, body and spirit and gives individual's the knowledge to heal others as well as animals.

The instructor, Carol Wallace, is a certified reiki Master Teacher and has a private practice in Alton Bay. She has extensive experience providing one-on-one client counseling, using the REIKI healing process and teaching all levels of reiki.

Reiki Level I training will be held on Monday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Reiki Level II Training will be held starting Monday, March 23 and Wednesday, March 25th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to register call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Lions Club provides eye screening at Moultonborough day care center



MOULTONBOROUGH — Members of the Moultonborough Lions Club were at Imaginations Day Care Center last Thursday conducting free vision screening tests on the children attending the center.

Thanks to a matching grant of $53,000 from Lions Clubs International Foundation, 15 Spot Vision Screeners were purchased for Operation KidSight. These screeners are to be shared between the 79 Lions Clubs in New Hampshire.

The screening takes just seconds, yet it will provide a comprehensive analysis that will enable one to make an informed decision about whether there is a need for follow-up diagnosis.

The screeners can detect indications of the following vision issues: near-sightedness, far-sightedness, unequal refractive power, blurred vision, pupil size deviations, and eye misalignment.

The "ultimate" goal is to screen all children in the State aged 6 months through grade 12 over the next few years. If one child's vision is improved as a result of these screenings, it will be worth the time and effort put into Operation KidSight.