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MWC Awards $10k in Scholarships

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Women's Club Scholarship Committee represented by Judy Ballard and Mary Whiting were present at the Moultonborough Academy's Award Night at Geneva Point on Tuesday evening May 27. Mrs. Ballard congratulated all the graduating seniors and their families and to those receiving awards.

Mrs. Ballatd went on to say "This year, we received an impressive number of applications, more than 20, and so we found it extremely difficult to decide which students should receive this year's scholarships. The main component in our selection is financial need, followed by the usual attributes: academic excellence, co-curricular activities, community service, and so on. As we did this year, we often find it helpful to consider the ability of a person to overcome adversity in life. Our scholarship committee was profoundly moved by some of the personal essays written by this year's applicants...their lives at home and school, their dreams and aspirations beyond graduation, and so forth. Many of their stories depicted extraordinary challenges faced during their lives. We were really touched and impressed by the astounding ways with which they were able to handle these sometimes-dramatic challenges, refusing to accept defeat and having the courage and determination to achieve successes."
Five students from the Moultonborough Academy were awarded the following: Brooke Burrows- $1.000. Cassidy Brennan- $2,000, Bridget Ireland- $2,000, Megan Wallace- $2,000 and Derek Rossetti- $3,000.
Scholarships have become MWC pet project and the astonishing amount given in scholarships since 1960 to 2014 has totaled $152,350.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:56

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Laconia Youth Soccer League accepting Registrations on July 4

 LACONIA — Laconia Youth Soccer League will be joining the July 4 festivities in Laconia this year. Members will be walking in the parade and a registration table will be set up at Opechee Park from 5-7 p.m.

Girls and boys ages 4-18 are invited to sign up, from both Laconia and neighboring towns. Visit WWW.LYSL4U.COM for more information or to sign up online. The deadline for registrations is July 11.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:52

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Interlakes Caregivers Holding Raffle

MOULTONBOROUGH — You can win up to $5,000 with the Interlakes Community Caregivers 50/50 Raffle. No more than 100 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $100 each and are now on sale at the ICCI office or, new this year, online at www.interlakescommunitycaregivers.org. Click on "Latest News" on the website to purchase your ticket online.

The winner will receive 50 percent of the monies raised through ticket sales; the remaining 50 percent will benefit Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc. The drawing will be held in Moultonborough on Friday, July 4 after the parade.

You need not be present to win. Entries are limited to individuals 18 years of age or older. Taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of tickets sold.

Formed in 1998, Interlakes Community Caregivers Inc. is a 501(c)3 volunteer nonprofit organization that provides support services and community information to assist people in their daily lives. Its service area includes Center Harbor, Meredith, Moultonborough, and Sandwich. Services are provided free of charge and include transportation to medical appointments, respite care for primary caregivers, telephone checks, friendly visits, and small home chores or errands.

In 2013, volunteers provided over 1,200 services, donated almost 5,000 hours and drove over 48,000 miles to help those in need.

The ICCI office is located in the Harbor Square Building, Unit 8B, at 60 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, and is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:49

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Altrusa of Laconia donates Betty the Bookworm to Gilford Public Library

GILFORD — Many are familiar with Betty the Bookworm, the literacy mascot for Altrusa International of Laconia. Betty has visited many libraries, classrooms, been seen in many parades and appeared at all Altrusa of Laconia events in the last few years. The book BETTY THE BOOKWORM VISITS THE LIBRARY, written by Altrusan Barbara DeAngelis, is the story of Betty's first exciting visit to the library. Many local children own a copy of this book.

On Thursday June 5, Altrusa of Laconia donated Betty to her new home at the Children's Room at the Gilford Public Library where she will now visit with children and lead a less hectic life in her retirement.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:46

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