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.

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

Mary Baker Eddy re-enactment set for July 9


SANBORNTON -- Antiquarian and skilled re-enactor Evelyn Auger has created a biographical dialogue with associate Linda Saliatello. Dressed in appropriate 19th century clothing Auger and Salatiello will recreate aspects of Mary Baker Eddy's life at the monthly Sanbornton Historical Society program on Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m. in Lane Tavern, 520 Sanborn Road (Route 132).

Eddy, who was born in Bow and lived for a time in Tilton, was the founder of Christian Science in the later half of the 19th century. 

All Sanbornton Historical Society programs are open and free to the public. Refreshments will be served after the program. For further information call 286-4526.

Holy Trinity lists Honor Roll students

LACONIA — Holy Trinity School has released its honor roll for the latest marking period.

Named to the Grade 3 Principal's Honor Roll was: Ashley Holland. High Honor Roll: Leanna Rowley and Julie Vose. Honor Roll: Samantha Armstrong and Olivia Hagan.

Grade 4 High Honor Roll: Christine Pingol. Honor Roll: Cassandra Clery, Grace DeMatos, Ella Dion, Amelia Hosmer and Drew Hosmer.

Grade 5 High Honor Roll: Rafael Vazquez. Honor Roll: Andrew Rowley.

Grade 6 High Honor Roll: Alexander Ludwig, Catherine Pingol. Honor Roll: Olivia DeMatos, Alexia Dinsmoor, and Maria McGrath.

Grade 7 Principal's Honor Roll: Tristan MacDonald, and Kaylee Smith. High Honor Roll: Julia Dyke, Kamila Hecka.

Honor Roll: R.J. Bolduc.

Grade 8 Principal's Honor Roll: Christina Beane. Honor Roll: Allison Jope, Cheyenne Wright.