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Local Lions Club gives $5,000 to Operation KidSight


MOULTONBOROUGH — At its regular monthly dinner meeting, the Moultonborough Lions Club presented a check for $5,000 to New Hampshire Lions Sight and Hearing for Operation KidSight (OKS). Accepting the check was 1st District Vice Governor Scott Wilson.

Wilson was instrumental in getting a matching $53,000 grant from Lions International Fund to purchase 15 vision-screening machines for Operation KidSight. The cost will be $106,000 and will bring the total number of machines for use in New Hampshire to 19.

These new vision-screening machines are much smaller and more sophisticated than the four the Lions have used in the past and can detect early signs of six distinct eye abnormalities, including near and far sightedness as well as eye misalignment and unequal refractive power problems. Approximately 100 students can be screened in under an hour using these new screening machines.

The goal of Operation KidSight is to provide vision-screening opportunities for children from age 6 months through 12th grade. As screening units become

available and club members receive the requisite training, the Moultonborough Lions Club will be offering testing to all children within the communities it serves.

Lion Mark Cotrupi has volunteered to co-ordinate OKS for the Moultonborough Lions and will work closely with Lion Scott. Seven Moultonborough Lion members have volunteered to assist him in this endeavor.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 07:11

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Inter-Lakes High School students attend ‘Stand Up’ summit in Manchester

MEREDITH — Three ​Inter-Lakes High School ​students attended ​the STAND UP New Hampshire Action and Training Summit at Manchester Community College with students from over​ fifty​ NH high ​schools. The students​ are part of Teens Against Destructive Decisions, a school club that ​
encourages​ healthy choices for all students.

Students were invited from across NH to participate in education and training to help develop bullying prevention programs at their​ schools. The students learned new information and exchanged ideas and strategies to implement into their own schools. The summit was led by bullying prevention experts from the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) and the Browne Center for Innovative Learning at UNH.

Last year, Inter-Lakes participated with approximately ​twenty five students grades 7-12 in a​ STAND UP to Bullying seminar with ​over ​four thousand​ students. According to the 2013​ Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 23.8% of NH students reported​
having been bullied on school property in the last 12 months and 18.9% of NH students reported​ having been electronically bullied in the past 12 months. The STAND UP NH Action and Training​ S​ummit focused on training the students to be leaders in Bullying prevention in their schools​, in the hope of reducing those numbers. Working together, schools, students, families and communities can ​encourage individuals to STAND UP and make healthy choices for successful lives.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 07:05

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St. Joseph Parish holding annual Christmas Fair on Saturday

BELMONT — St. Joseph Parish in Belmont will be holding its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 15 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The theme of this years fair is "Christmas in the Village" and will highlight the Village Bakeshop, Village Bookstore, Village Jeweler, Village Crafts, Baby & Knit items, Decoration Shop, and Village Playground for the children where Santa is expected to stop by. The Village Photographer will be available to take family pictures that can be for Christmas cards or as keepsakes.

There will also be a large "Silent Auction" featuring a variety of gift certificates and donated items with values from $5 to $500. A major auction item is being donated by the Church's Pastor, Father Rick, who will prepare and serve a dinner at the Rectory for the winning family.

Many families have donated "Theme Baskets" which will be raffled every hour. Tickets will be sold at the Fair and the baskets have a value up to $100 each. Tickets for the cash raffle will be available at the Village Town Hall for $1 each or 6 for $5. 1st prize is $1,500, 2nd prize $500, and 3rd prize $300. All cash prizes. The winners will be drawn at 2:45 p.m.

New menus and food offerings will be available for Breakfast 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. a the Village Bistro serving all New Hampshire sourced menus. Breakfast will feature local farm products from Fox Country Smokehouse, Sandwich Creamery, Heritage Farm, Bartlett Farm, Krebs Farm, Pete & Gerry's Eggs, and Black Bear Micro Roastery. Lunch features "Woodstock Brewery" Beef Stew with Beef from PT Farm, Chili with Beans from Weeks Farm, Mac & Cheese made with local cheese which was a winner at the Granite State "Mac & Cheese Bakeoff" and the very delicious "Sonny's Seafood Chowder" will be available.

For more information contact St. Joseph Rectory office 603-267-8174 or Don McLelland Sr. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 06:55

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Pelvic floor disorder program at LRGH on Thursday

LACONIA — On Thursday, November 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Lakes Region General Hospital, Urogynecologist Dr. Carolyn Drake and Licensed Physical Therapist Pauline Archambault will host an educational program to help women impacted by pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) gain the knowledge and confidence they need to evaluate their own pelvic health and address pelvic health issues with their physicians.

Pelvic Floor Disorders occur when there is a weakness of the pelvic muscles which may cause problems, including bladder and bowel control. Pelvic floor disorders impact one in three women, and it is not a natural part of growing older or an unavoidable after effect of giving birth. PFD's can be treated successfully with the help of specialists.

Many women suffer in silence, don't be one of them. Let the experts at LRGHealthcare help to answer your questions. To reserve a spot to attend this free community session, call Community Education Services at 527-7120.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014 11:10

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