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Appalachian Mountain Teen Project and Kingswood Youth Center hold April Teen Night

 WOLFEBORO — On Friday April 10, Appalachian Mountain Teen Project (AMTP) and the Kingswood Youth Center (KYC) will be co-hosting a second Teen Night at the KYC.

The theme is going to be a game night modeled after "Minute to Win It", having the teens take on 60-second challenges using objects that are commonly available around the house. The event will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. for students in grades 7-12 and will provide games, dinner, and time with friends.

AMTP and the KYC are excited to be collaborating on this project together. The hope is to continue providing teens a safe and fun place to spend time on weekends, while also helping teens flourish in a substance-free environment. The AMTP Youth Leadership Council (AYLC) members, teens who have participated in AMTP programming for at least one year, are helping to design and plan the Teen Nights. The hope is to continue collaborating with the teens of KYC as well in order to bring more ideas and creativity to the table. If these once a month Teen Nights continue to grow, the AMTP and KYC hope to continue expanding into more weekend programming next year.

AMTP is a community-based, nonprofit organization committed to supporting healthy development and resilience in youth, families and communities throughout the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. For more news and information on AMTP, call (603) 569-5510, visit the website www.teenprojectnh.org, "Like" us on Facebook, and sign up for our quarterly e-newsletter.

For more information about KYC and volunteering call 569-5949.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:50

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Moose Mountain regional greenways annual meeting is april 12

WOLFEBORO — Moose Mountains Regional Greenways will hold its 2015 Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 12, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Club 59 Restaurant, Kingswood Golf Club.

This festive occasion will start with a cocktail/social hour and silent auction, followed by a buffet luncheon, award presentation, brief business meeting, update on MMRG news, and stories by writer John Harrigan. In case of snow or other weather emergency, it will be postponed to Monday evening, April 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The silent auction serves as entertainment and fundraiser, with proceeds supporting MMRG's land conservation and educational outreach work. All auction items are donated by area businesses and individuals. This year's selection includes a hand-made 'Sunshine' crazy quilt, a four-person lobster boat excursion, a vacation rental on Lovell Lake, gifts for birdwatchers, art pieces, nature books, and a variety of gift certificates and other items too numerous to mention.
The program centerpiece is 'Caution, Harrigan Crossing Ahead: Reflections on 40 Years of Woods, Water and Wildlife', in which John Harrigan will recount tales of rural life in the New Hampshire North Country. Harrigan is a writer and radio commentator, a jack of all trades, and a farmer and ardent conservationist. Now in his 46th year of newspapering, he has been founder, owner, publisher, editor and journalist at various newspapers. His Woods, Water and Wildlife column ran in the New Hampshire Sunday News for 40 years and his North Country Notebook is currently published in a dozen weekly Salmon Press papers, including the Granite State News.
The public is invited to join this annual community celebration of Moose Mountains Regional Greenways. Spaces are limited and RSVP's are required; to reserve a place contact Virginia Long by Friday, April 3. Call (603) 473-2020, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or mail your check to MMRG, PO Box 191, Union, NH 03887; Attn: Annual Meeting.
MMRG works to conserve and connect important water resources, farm and forest lands, wildlife habitats, and recreational land in Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:47

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Lions Club hears school superintendent dicsuss declining enrollments

MOULTONBOROUGH — Moultonborough Lions Club members celebrated Saint Patrick's Day at their monthly dinner meeting with a delicious corn beef and cabbage dinner prepared by Donna Grow. But the hit of the night was the "Irish Coffee" passed out by Lions Sally Sibulkin, Dawn Law, and Pat Keegan.

Once bellies were full and members had their "Irish Coffee" to sip on, President John Menken introduced the guest speaker Susan Noyes, who is the Moultonborough School District superintendent.

Noyes gave a power point presentation that was interesting and thought provoking. She provided graphics on the declining birth and school enrollments in New Hampshire, explained how schools are looking at multiple ways to still offer quality instruction including sharing courses with other schools, discussed the mission and vision statements, and emphasized the welcome community support of the schools.

She played a video that gave a visual "punch" as to how much the education of children has changed over the years and graphically demonstrated how many, many "charges" have been added to what schools are expected to teach and provide children. In addition to academic subjects, areas such as health, nutrition and safety, career and college counseling, immunizations, art, music, drama, sports, etc. are expected to be included – all within the limits of the school day and year.

The Moultonborough Lions would love to have more members join them. Lions meet on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7 p.m..

Every Tuesday they have Bingo starting at 6:30 p.m.

To learn more about Lionism, call Lions Joe and Pat Keegan at 253-9916 or President John Menken at 707-7211.

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Laconia Altrusa Scholarship Application

LACONIA — Altrusa of Laconia will again award scholarship money to women in the Lakes Region area continuing their education in a degree program. The Laconia club has been awarding scholarships since 1963. The criteria to qualify are: financial need; demonstrated leadership ability through school and community activity involvement; and attaining high academic achievement. Must have permanent residence in Laconia, Gilford, Gilmanton, Belmont, Sanbornton, or Alton.

Scholarships are available in four different categories: Dr. Alice Normandin Scholarship, for a woman returning to school (adult learner) pursuing a career in the health field; Katherine Daigneault Scholarship, for a woman returning to school (adult learner) pursuing a career in the business field; Rose Emery Scholarship, for a woman returning to school (adult learner) pursuing a career in the education field; Adrienne Stevens-Margaret "Peg" Normandin Athletic scholarship, for a graduating high school senior woman who has participated in the extra-curricular Athletic Program at Laconia High School.

Applications can be obtained online at: www.altrusalaconia.com. Completed applications, with related documentation, must be received by the May 1 deadline.  For more information contact Laconia Altrusa via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Altrusa of Laconia is a non-profit service organization that returns all fundraising proceeds back into the local community.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:38

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