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Moultonborough Lions Club awards $11,000 in scholarships to 10 local graduating seniors

MOULTONBOROUGH — Moultonborough Lions Club Scholarship Committee has awarded $11,000 in scholarships to local area high school students.

The Scholarship Committee awarded from the Bicentennial Trust $2,000 to Elaine Velie of Moultonborough Academy. Other Academy students receiving $1,000 each were Kelsey Coppinger, Chelsea Stockdale, Zachary Atwell and Veronica Diltz. Lion Dawn Law made these presentations on behalf of the club at the Scholarship Dinner Meeting at Geneva Point.

Inter-Lakes students also receiving $1,000 each were Sarah Dunlap, Logan Goewey, Kalee Tinker, and Peter Baker. Lion Joe Keegan made these presentations at the Scholarship Dinner meeting at the Meredith Community Center.

Sage Lincoln from Kingswood also received a $1,000 scholarship.

In addition to giving out the scholarships, the Moultonborough Lions invite the recipients and their parents to a special recognition dinner in July. This dinner has become a tradition with the club over the years and includes invites to the "UP" Fund scholarship recipients and any Eagle Scouts from club sponsored Troop 142.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 07:23

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Heritage Baptist church offers vacation bible school

LACONIA — Heritage Free Will Baptist Church invites all children ages 2 – 17 to join their Vacation Bible School this summer –July 6-10 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at no cost to their family.

Call the Church at 528-8400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to pre-register children, or bring them to the church at 349 Meredith Center Road, Laconia, on Monday, July 6, before 9:00 a.m. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 07:20

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LRGH Auxiliary hands out $10,000 to students pursuing health care careers

LACONIA — The Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary recently presented five scholarships, totaling $10,000 to local residents pursuing careers in the healthcare field.

The recipients were:

Renee Delaney of Laconia who is attending Franklin Pierce University. She is a graduate student studying to obtain a doctorate in physical therapy.

Nicole Derosia of Belmont who is attending Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. She is pursuing a medical degree.

Emily Dionne of Laconia is attending the University of Rhode Island, pursuing a doctorate in pharmacy.

Anne Dionne of Laconia who will be attending the University Rhode Island to pursue a doctorate in pharmacy.

Shannon Foye of Lochmere who attending the University of New Hampshire, majoring in nutrition, and preparing for graduate studies for a master's degree in nursing.

Since 2000, the LRGH Auxiliary has awarded $214,000 in scholarship aid to local students. Scholarships are earmarked for LRGHealthcare employees, their immediate families and/ or volunteers. Scholarship funding is the direct result of the proceeds earned in the LRGH Auxiliary Gift Shop, located at Lakes Region General Hospital.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 07:05

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Conservation Trust kicks off 2015 Guided Excursion Program

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Conservation Trust will kick off its 2015 Guided Excursion Program with a hike at the Red Hill Conservation Area in Moultonborough on Thursday, July 9.

John Oliver, lead guide and property adopter for the 2,650 acre Red Hill Conservation Area, will take participants to the Cook and Horn settlement sites, giving them the opportunity to learn about these historic sites, identify signs of wildlife in this habitat-rich environment, and explore a beautiful part of this conserved landscape along the way.

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust will be offering many guided excursions throughout the season, including an Orienteering/GPS course at Center Harbor Woods, hikes at the Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area in Moultonborough, Knights Pond in Alton, Piper Mountain in Gilford, and the newly acquired Sugarloaf Ridge in Alexandria.

LRCT will also offer the popular mushroom walk with Rick Van de Poll at Fogg Hill in Center Harbor as well as paddles on Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam Lake, and Lake Wicwas. These excursions provide a great opportunity to learn about and explore LRCT's conserved lands with knowledgeable guides. All LRCT guided excursions are free to all, but registration is required.

Since its founding in 1979 the Lakes Region Conservation Trust has conserved more than 130 properties totaling nearly 24,000 acres. Its conservation and stewardship work preserves community character, conserves critical wildlife habitat and diverse ecosystems, protects natural landmarks and scenic landscapes, and provides outdoor recreation opportunities for people of all ages.

Those interested in registering for guided excursions or learning more about the Lakes Region Conservation Trust can visit the trust's website at www.lrct.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 06:51

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