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Lakes Region Food Pantry to Hold Open House on December 14

MOULTONBOROUGH — The members of the Board of Directors of the Lakes Region Food Pantry (LRFP) would like to invite the general public, as well as all donors and volunteers, to a special Open House to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 marking  its first anniversary.

LRFP opened its doors on December 17, 2012 and is located at 61 Whittier Highway in Moultonborough next door to Galaxy Gym and Stephens Landscaping.

The Thrift Store located upstairs above the food pantry will be open during the Open House.  All items for sale in the Thrift Store were donated and every dollar raised by the Thrift Store is used to support the Food Pantry.

The Thrift Store is also open during all hours that the Lakes Region Food Pantry is open for clients. The general public is welcome to shop in the Thrift Store on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays and from 4-6 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food items and items to be sold in the Thrift Store are also accepted during these hours.

Over the past year, 250 different families in need living throughout the Lakes Region have accessed the food pantry for non-perishable canned and boxed foods, household items, frozen foods, and dairy products. Individuals or groups interested in donating food and household items to Lakes Region Food Pantry should contact Executive Director Amy Norton by calling 603-986-0357.

The Lakes Region Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. All donations are charitable donations as per the IRS. Anyone interested in making a monetary donation to support the food pantry can write a check payable to Lakes Region Food Pantry and mail it to: Lakes Region Food Pantry, PO Box 1132, Moultonborough, NH 03254.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 09:47

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T-Bones, Cactus Jack's Raise $25,355 for Boys and Girls Clubs of NH

LACONIA —  T-BONES Great American Eatery and Cactus Jack's held its largest ever Thanks for Giving fundraiser to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs in New Hampshire raising $25,355. Each year, the NH based restaurant group chooses a local state-wide non-profit organization to be the recipient of its four week long fundraising promotion. Guests were given the opportunity to donate $5 and receive $5 off their next visit in return, when dining at any T-BONES or Cactus Jack's location. This year's fundraiser took place Monday, October 21 through Sunday, November 17.

The Boys & Girls Clubs in New Hampshire is a collaboration of nine independent Boys & Girls Clubs serving over 19,000 youth annually in New Hampshire. The clubs are headquartered in Concord, Derry, Lakes Region (Laconia), Manchester, Nashua, North Country, Portsmouth, Salem and Souhegan Valley (Milford). They enable young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs in New Hampshire have been serving NH youth for over 100 years.

Tanya Untiet, T-BONES and Cactus Jack's Community Outreach Coordinator, said "This is our 9th year running our Thanks for Giving fundraiser and it was our most successful fundraiser to date. The Boys & Girls Clubs in New Hampshire are such a well deserving group and we couldn't be more excited. The support of our patrons truly made this a successful event."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 09:26

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Santa Land Program Scheduled for Dec. 13-14

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department and Gilford Youth Center will be sponsoring the 5th Annual Santa Land Program on Friday, December 13 from 5-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m.-noon  in the Gilford Youth Center.

This fun filled program offers area youth the opportunity to participate in some holiday themed games and activities leading up to having their picture taken with Santa Claus.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 09:09

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New Hampton School Named Repeat Apple Distinguished School

NEW HAMPTON — New Hampton School  has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2013 to 2015 for its implementation of iPad technology into the learning experience.

New Hampton is in its second year of a 1:1 iPad program that was a product of a comprehensive pilot program and technology integration training for teachers that began in 2010. New Hampton School was recognized a year ago for the first time as an Apple Distinguished School.

The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple's vision of exemplary learning environments.

"The selection of our school as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment," said Head of School Andrew Menke. "We are proud of our faculty and students and the way they have embraced technological innovation. The results of our efforts can be seen in the quality of the classroom experience and the way in which our students are prepared for college and beyond."

Director of Technology Integration Hans Mundahl has led the School's commitment to technology integration and is pleased with the evolution of the program.

"We're really excited about the Apple Distinguished School designation," Mundahl said. "It says so much about how innovative our teachers are. I think our iPad program is very closely connected to our mission and educational philosophy and this award is a great acknowledgement of our talented faculty."

New Hampton School continues to be a leader throughout New England and nationwide. The School will host an iPad Open House on December 12. This is a cost-free professional development opportunity for educators. To learn more about the New Hampton School iPad Program and watch a video, visit the iPad Web Page.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 08:37

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