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Deadline for Zonta Club of the Lakes Region scholarship is March 1

GILFORD — The Zonta Club of Lakes Region Scholarship Chair, Phyllis Corrigan, recently announced that the Club is accepting applications for the 2014 Young Women in Public Affairs Award given annually by the club to recognize young women for their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to public service.

The club is seeking applications from young women in the Lakes Region who are high school juniors or seniors and have an active commitment to volunteerism, experience in local or student government, demonstrated leadership skills, and dedication to advancing the status of women throughout the world.

The club will award $250 to the most outstanding YWPA applicant this year. Completed applications must be received by March 1 and should be mailed to Mrs. Corrigan at 346 Liberty Hill Rd. Gilford, NH 03249

The local winner's application will then be submitted for competition at the Zonta District 1 level (New England states and Nova Scotia, Canada). The District 1 winner goes on to compete internationally. The District award of $1000 and International awards of $4,000 are funded by the Zonta International Foundation.

Applications have been distributed to area high school guidance offices but can also be obtained on the following website: www.zonta.org/whatwedo/internationalprograms/youngwomeninpublicaffairsawards.aspx or by calling Mrs. Corrigan at 603-528-3724.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 10:50

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Mike Lewis giving Artist's Talk at The Studio on Sunday

LACONIA — Artists Mike Lewis and Tom Konieczko are showing "I Had to Walk Uphill to School, Both Ways", drawings and paintings on paper, index cards and boards that reflect the artists' deeply personal and often quirky truths and styles at The Studio in downtown Laconia. On Sunday, February 9 from noon to 4 p.m. Lewis will be giving an artist's talk and informal sketchbook instruction based on his sketchbook class at the Maine College of Art (MeCA).

"I Had to Walk Uphill" will be on display at The Studio through March 1. Regular hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10- 5 p.m., Saturday 10-3 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, call 603-455-8008, or see thestudionh.com

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 10:44

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Altrusa of Laconia seeks sponsors for Family Literacy Day

LACONIA — Altrusa of Laconia is excited about their plans for a Family Literacy Day, during which local children who attend will receive free books. The event, planned for Saturday, April 12 will run from 9 a.m. until noon at Woodland Heights Elementary School.

The festivities will include exhibitors, healthy snacks, face painting and more. This is a statewide celebration of NH Literacy Day with similar events around the state and Altrusa is proud to be able to represent Laconia. Working with the Granite State Reading Council allows the club to purchase new books for $1 each or less. The club is seeking sponsors to cover the purchase of these books. Sponsorships of $50 or more will include a label on each book naming them as the donor.

Local businesses and community members can become a sponsor by visiting the club's website, www.altrusalaconia.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 09:57

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Redesigned 2014 Toyota Highlander Model Night at Irwin Automotive

LACONIA — Irwin Automotive of 59 Bisson Avenue is scheduled to showcase the brand new, completely redesigned Toyota Highlander on Wednesday February 12 from 5 to 6 p.m.

The new Highlander gets up to 25 MPG, features a new sleek, yet stylish design and starts under $30,0000. Product specialists will be at the event to answer any questions and explain the new features of the vehicle.

RSVP to this special event by emailing Erik Faro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 603-581-2970.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 09:53

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