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LEEF Presents Spring Grants to Laconia Teachers

LACONIA — At the Laconia School Board meeting on March 4th, Joan Leroux and Carole Davis of The Laconia Endowment Educational Foundation presented its Spring semester grants to teachers that will benefit programs in all five Laconia schools .

One went to Donna-Marie Gamlin and Toni Manning of Elm Street School for an Apple TV and converter box that will enable students to create videos and share them with the whole class. It will also allow education apps on an I-Pad to be taught to groups.

Another was given to Leigh Buliung and Christine Cook for the purchase of Penfriends, which will aid nonverbal students at the Middle School and High School make oral presentations and create interactive teaching boards. This provides a voice for these students and allows them to be active members of, and participate in, their learning groups.

The third went to Bobbie Stormann of Woodland Heights School to help her develop a library of audio and e-books for classroom literature circles and book projects.

The final grant was presented to Liz Rosenfeld and Jamie Spulick from Pleasant Street School for e-readers to create a book club called "Kindle Classics" which will read and discuss classic books appropriate for grades 4-5.

LEEF provides cash grants, once in the Fall and again in the Spring, to schools and teachers for purchasing equipment and supplies, or for funding activities or programs that contribute to enhancing the educational experience of Laconia's students. These grants are awarded for requests that would not be funded through the school district's budget. Teachers can apply for grants via applications available from the administrative office in each school or from the central S.A.U. office.

The Laconia Endowment Educational Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization, run by volunteers, whose mission is to help secure quality education in Laconia schools by providing financial and other assistance, not funded by tax dollars, for programs and materials that significantly increase student achievement.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:15

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Winter Farmers Market Season Ends Sunday

TILTON —  The Tilton Winter Farmers' Market continues in high gear through the end of March, welcoming spring with its final two days of the season. The market will remain open weekends through March 30, both Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Now finishing up its third season, the Tilton Winter Farmers' Market is located at the old Agway Building on Route 3 in Tilton, conveniently located off I-93 at Exit 20 (diagonally across from AutoServ of Tilton).

Featuring more than 45 vendors, the Tilton Winter Farmers' Market offers the state's finest fresh and locally-produced foods, along with carefully selected local crafts. The market offers a wide range of locally-produced, farm-fresh and organic produce and greens, meats, eggs, dairy products, cheese, breads, pastries, gourmet popcorn, tomatoes, garlic, fudge, apples, cider, honey, granola, maple syrup, jams, jellies, freshly roasted coffee, teas, beer, wine, gourmet food items, mushrooms, body care products, chair massage, mead, tools for kids, information on composting worms, herbal products, dog treats and more.

Tilton Winter Farmers' Market Founder and Director, Joan O'Connor, also encourages shoppers to watch for news about the upcoming summer market, to be located for its second year at the Tanger Outlet Center. "Tilton has proven to be the perfect spot for both the winter and summer markets. It's centrally located, and so convenient to Route 93. I'm so grateful for the support of the community in making these markets happen." The Tilton Winter Farmers' Market is sponsored by AutoServ of Tilton, and the summer market by the Tanger Outlet Center.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:11

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Special Education Workshop April 5th

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community Services hosts a free workshop titled Around the Special Education Workshop in One Day held on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The workshop is held at Lakes Region Community Services on North Main Street.

This comprehensive, one day seminar provides participants with the tools necessary to understand and participate more effectively in the special education process. This seminar combines components of four of our most popular training sessions, including Steps in the NH Special Education Process, Disability Awareness, Parents and Educators: Partners in the Process, and The IEP Clinic.

Pre-Registration is required by calling 224-7005 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, phone no, email address and date of workshop.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:06

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Children's Author Tea on April 8

LACONIA — In celebration of "Strengthening Families and Communities Month," the Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire has invited 9 local authors and illustrators to attend the annual Children's Authors Tea held on Tuesday, April 8 at Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia from 5-7 p.m.

"The Tea has become a wonderful family tradition and the Family Resource Center is excited to offer this memorable event to families and children of the community," says Shannon Robinson-Beland, Director of the Family Resource Center.

The Children's Authors Tea provides an opportunity for quality family time while also promoting early literacy. Local authors and illustrators of children's books - Warren Bouton, Jennifer Carson, Kathleen Deady, Terry Farish, Marty Kelley, Shawn Middleton, Robby Neylon, Denise Ortakales and Dal Rai will share their love of literacy with the children and families in the Lakes Region. Families attending the tea can meet the local authors and hear them read their stories aloud and purchase signed copies of their books.

Tea and tea snacks are offered to all and children that attend receive a free book while supplies last. Through the generous sponsorship of Curt's Caterers of Gilford, the event is free to families in the Lakes Region. For more information about the Author's Tea contact the Family Resource Center at 581-1558.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:02

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