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American Legion has scholarship opportunities for local students

LACONIA — Wilkins-Smith Post 1, The American Legion, this year will award six $700 scholarships to area high school seniors with plans to go on to be full time students attending post secondary schools.

These scholarships are based on financial need, scholarship and incentive. Applications are available through the Laconia and Gilford High School guidance offices and at Post 1, which is located at 849 No. Main Street and must reach the post by May 23rd for consideration.

Additionally, the American Legion, Department of New Hampshire offers five $2,000 scholarships, which are vocational specific. These applications are available at the guidance office and are also on line at: www.nhlegion.org.

​Wilkins-Smith Post 1, The American Legion, annually sponsors high school juniors to separate programs called Boys State and Girls State. These are separate five-day programs, where interested juniors (heading to their senior year) will become familiarized with local, county, and state government operations.

The Boys State program will run from June 21 to June 26, 2015. It has been described as "a week that shapes a lifetime" by those who have attended. Applications are available at all local high school guidance offices and must be received at Concord by May 26th. There is a $25 application fee to assure us that the student is committed.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015 06:27

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Parenting support group meets tuesdays in franklin

FRANKLIN — Child and Family Services of NH offers Circle of Parents™ support groups on Tuesdays, 10–11:30 a.m., at the Franklin United Methodist Church.

Circle of Parents groups are designed to encourage parent leadership and develop parenting skills in a non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere. Moderated by a skilled facilitator, the group follows the national model of "sharing ideas, sharing support" where topics of discussion can be anything related to raising kids, such as discipline techniques, school behaviors and performance, youth culture and health and safety. Parents decide the topics, lead the discussions, and are involved with group decision-making.

The support groups are free and children are welcome.

Registration is recommended.

For further information, call 518-4210, or visit www.cfsnh.org.

Child and Family Services of NH is a private, nonprofit organization, dedicated to advancing the well-being of children, youth, and families throughout New Hampshire.

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Froncie Quinn to give lecture on historical quilts (152)


LACONIA — Froncie Quinn of Hoopla Patterns will present a lecture, "Oft Think of Me," at the meeting of the Belknap Mill Quilters Quild Wednesday, April 8, at the Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn, 62 Doris Ray Court, Laconia.
Quinn's program is a journey through the 19th and 20th centuries, with stories behind her collection of museum reproduction quilts.
Her objective with the patterns is to write them with attention to detail and to perpetuate an interest in the old construction methods and an appreciation of the roots of modern day methods. Her patterns include the Historical Method of Construction and the Modern Method of Construction within one pattern. She will be vending as well.
Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. will be followed by the meeting at 7. Guests are welcome for $5
Further information on the guild is available through Belknap Mill Quilters Guild, P.0. Box 6174, Laconia, NH 03247-6174. by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by visiting bmqg.com.

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Easter jazz service at UUSL in laconia

 LACONIA — Looking for something different this Easter? The Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia will be having a Jazz Easter Service this Easter Sunday, April 5th at 10 am. The Tom Robinson Trio will be joining Music Director Noelle Beaudin and the UUSL choir for a morning of Jazz music. For more information about the service visit: http://www.uusl.net/ or call 603-524-6488.

The Tom Robinson Trio has performed all over New England and has an original CD recording "Skylight". The Tom Robinson Trio is:

Tom Robinson, Fender Rhodes, Piano
Jazz pianist Tom Robinson performs frequently throughout New England as a soloist, sideman, and leading his own groups. He has been a featured artist at the Catamount Arts Center and Mountaintop Music Center. He recorded a collaborative CD with Tim Gilmore and John Hunter in 2006 called "Skylight". Tom received a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio where he studied saxophone and piano. Tom teaches at the Concord Community Music School and Plymouth State University.

Tim Gilmore, Drums
Tim Gilmore (drums/percussion) lives in Lebanon, NH and teaches at Plymouth State University, Concord Community Music School and Interplay Jazz & Arts. He is an active clinician with Adventures with Jazz, playing Canopus drums and Bosphorus cymbals. His recording/performance credits include: the critically acclaimed 2012 Navona Records release "The Conscious Sleepwalker" as well as PBS documentaries: "Dying to Please, The Dolphin Dilemma", "Birds of Prey", and the HBO mini-series "Women in Prison", as well as the feature film "Vermont is for Lovers". He has appeared at many jazz venues throughout the U.S. and Europe including, the Cape May Jazz Festival, the Shenandoah Valley Jazz Festival, the Blue Note NYC and Ronnie Scott's of London, to name a few.

Scott Kiefner, Bass
Scott Kiefner is a bassist from Concord. In 2012, he graduated from McGill University's Schulich School of Music in Montreal, QC, where he studied with Fraser Hollins and Chris McCann. In the summer of 2013, he was selected to attend the School for Improvisational Music Intensive workshop in New York City. He has since returned to New England, where he performs regularly with Jonathan Lorentz, Jim Dozet, Chris Klaxton, and many others.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015 06:07

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