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Meredith-Inter-Lakes Alumni award scholarships


MEREDITH -- A total of 196 alumni and guests gathered for the recent annual brunch and meeting of the Meredith-Inter-Lakes Alumni Association held at Church Landing.

The most senior member to attend the gathering was Ruth Grappone from the Class of 1938. The Class of 1960 had a good turn out in honor of their 55th Class Reunion, and another class having a good turn out was the class of 1964 with 15 class members in attendance.

The members of The Class of 1965 were the honored guests of The Alumni Association, celebrating their 50th Class Reunion, with 23 class mates attending. They were introduced by emcee Steve Ainsworth, from the class of 1976, and some interesting information was shared about each class member. The Class of '65 invited faculty members as their guests and five were able to attend. Those attending were Mr. P. Beaudoin, Industrial Arts; Miss M. Lee, English; Mrs. C. Pelczar, Phys Ed; Mr. D. Phillips, English and Librarian; and Mr. W. Whitcher, History. An "Auntie" of one of the 1965 class members made a surprise visit to the event and shared some very humorous stories about her "nephew,", Wayne Blake! "Aunt Henrietta" was a big and enjoyable surprise to everyone.

At this time the Class of 1960 presented two $500 scholarships in memory of the deceased members of their class. Terri Folsom and Allison McCann were the scholarship recipients. The Alumni Association also awarded three $1,000 scholarships and they were presented to Catherine Quimby, Kody Converse, and Kylie Dickinson, who was given the first Annual Marjorie Lee Scholarship.

The Alumni Association has named one of their scholarships in honor of Miss Lee, who is retiring this year after giving 65 years of service to the Inter-Lakes community.

The Alumni Loyalty Cup, which is the oldest award presented at Inter-Lakes High School, having been started in 1928 by the Alumni Association, was also awarded at this time to Hannah Crosby, President of the Class of 2015.

Other business that came before the assembly was the election of officers for the up coming year. Elected were: Ann Sprague, president; Glen Quimby, vice president; Lynn Allen, treasurer; Sylvia Detscher, secretary, and Janis Roberts, auditor. Board members elected for a three-year term were Joe Dever and Nancy Morrill.

The Alumni Association would like to say a special thank you to all the businesses that were Business Sponsors this year. This is a major help in support of this annual event. The businesses that came forward to support the Alumni were: American Pride Landscape Co., Big Foot Maintenance Software, Bryant Paving, Chassis Masters Auto Body, Cross Insurance, Dion's Landscapes, Etcetera Shoppe, Humiston Excavation, Interlakes Builders, JW Electric, Joe Boxer Plumbing & Heating, King's Stone Masonry, Landscapes by Tom, Mark Rouvalis & McLane Law Firm, Meredith Dental, Moulton's Farm Growers, Paquette Signs, Pemi Glass & Mirror, R. Joseph Dever Services, Ruel's Barber Shop, Ruel Sweeping Service, and VynnArt.

The Alumni Association would like to know if any classes are having reunions this year so the association  can include them in future news articles. The information can be sent to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 279-4845.

The association also wishes to thank everyone who made the effort to attend the gathering and in that way support the Alumni Association and its programs.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 08:16

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Wright Museum’s traveling WW II trunk coming to Meredith Library

MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library, 91 Main Street, will host a presentation of the Traveling World War II trunk on Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. Dan Schroeder, a volunteer at Wolfeboro's Wright Museum, discusses the history behind the contents of the World War II Traveling Trunk Show.

Since 2009, the traveling trunk program has brought noteworthy World War II memorabilia from both home and war fronts to schools and civic organizations through New Hampshire and beyond. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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Meredith Rotary Club members build kiosk near Center Harbor boat ramp

MEREDITH – Members of the Meredith Rotary Club recently installed an information kiosk next to the public boat ramp in Center Harbor.

The kiosk will be used to post information about activities in Center Harbor, as well as fees for the boat ramp, and operating hours for the town beach. The kiosk will also have a map that includes listings for local business establishments.

Bill Ricciardi, a member of the recently formed Center Harbor Community Development Association, contacted the Rotary and asked for help with the project.

Members of the Rotary Major Projects Committee, chaired by Dick Gerken, built the kiosk using materials donated by the club. The kiosk was built by Rotary volunteers at the home of Ron Maher.

"Helping the communities we serve is what Rotary is all about," according to Maher. "In the past we have provided funds to help restore the Center Harbor Historical Society building, and recently Rotary volunteers worked to beautify the park area near the bandstand. While we like to provide funding to local communities, our members really enjoy 'hands-on' projects that enable us to work together for a common goal."


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 07:59

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N.H. DOT to hold meeting on Tuesday about ‘red list’ bridge near Weirs Beach

LACONIA — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces a Public Informational Meeting has been scheduled to address the involvement of the rehabilitation of the "Red List" bridge that carries US Route 3 over the NH Railroad by Weirs Beach in Laconia. This project is in the vicinity of wetlands and historic properties.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 23, with the doors opening at 6:30 and the presentation at 7 p.m. in room 200A at the Laconia City Hall, 45 Beacon Street East.

The purpose of this meeting is to present citizens and public officials with information regarding the proposed project. The meeting is also to solicit public input in order to ensure that project decisions meet public transportation needs, community goals, and protect and enhance the environment. Accordingly, the NHDOT assures this project will be administered according to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related statutes to ensure nondiscrimination.

Any individuals needing assistance or auxiliary communication equipment due to sensory impairment or other disability, should contact the Bureau of Right-of-Way, NHDOT, PO Box 483, Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0483 or call 603-271-3222 – TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964. Notification for the need of assistance should be made at the earliest convenience.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 07:54

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