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WRHS Class of 1983 will hold 30th reunion on Old Home Day

To the editor,
The Winnisquam Regional High School Class of 1983 has finalized our 30th year reunion plans. Classmates and their families are encouraged to attend the festivities beginning at the Tilton-Northfield Old Home Day on Saturday, June 22nd. We are planning to have a class of 1983 float in the Old Home Day parade. We will follow up with a gathering at the Northfield Home of Jan (Christi) Harrison on starting at noon. Jan's address is 81 Rand Rd, Northfield. This is a family-friendly event including a barbecue and pot luck luncheon, and rekindling of old friendships.
We are requesting that any classmates who are planning on attending to RSVP as soon as possible. RSVP's can be made to the following committee members:
Mike Bruno: 869-2115 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Doreen (Florence) Plimpton: 455-3213 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jim Nelson: 520-7512 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jan (Christi) Harrison: 286-8535.
Please contact a committee member for details.
We are still hoping to hear from the following classmates: Scott Alati, Alison Botka, Cindy (Clark) Hobart, George Davis, Dawn (Edgerton) Calley , Francis Gilbert, Arthur King, Erich Liacos, Fred Love, John Miner, Peter Prescott, Tony Reagan, Lawrence Smith, Jim Virgin, Frank Wadleigh, and Bonnie (Waite) Stiehl.
We have also created a class Facebook page (Winnisquam Regional High School – Class of 1983)
Michael Bruno

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:30

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Richard C. Colby's legacy continues because you remembered

To the editor,
To the officers of the Laconia Little League, its coaches, managers and players:
Our family was very touched when we read about your expressions of respect, love and admiration for our father, Richard C. Colby, on your opening day.
We grew up with LLL being a part of our family. We understood how much the game of baseball was his heart and soul. We saw the love that he felt for each of his players as he coached. We respected the way he would model and teach good sportsmanship to players and coaches alike. We witnessed the pride that he felt with each new development to the field and the Little League program. He was filled with anticipation and excitement as each season began, looking forward to his first hot dog and the smell of popcorn in the air. We shared his happiness when he was able to visit Williamsport and witness the Little League World Series. He was honored and humbled when the field was named for him. It gave him joy to enhance the lives of children with his great love for baseball and Opechee Park.
We are sure that somewhere Dad was enjoying the sights, the smells and the sounds as the kids marched proudly down Main Street and the first pitch was received into the catcher's mitt with a slap. He is missed by many, but his legacy continues because you remembered. Thank you.
Cathy Lines & Jeff Colby
and their families

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:27

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Meredith Lions trying to facilitate communication about services

To the editor,
In April, the Meredith Lions Club sent out surveys to non-profit organizations and service groups in Meredith, Center Harbor, Sandwich and Holderness. The purpose of the survey was to find out what services are needed in these communities as well as what kind are already provided. The turnout was just over 12 percent and most of the results saw a need for children and seniors. The participants were then asked to attend a forum to discuss the results and see what actions could or should be taken to provide needed services.
The consensus of those attending was the major problem is lack of communication. Many groups are providing these services but they are not being made aware of to the public or at least to those who need it the most. The majority of these clubs reach out to a single focus group and forget the general public. Many house-bound seniors don't have access to computers and/or the Internet where a lot of information can be found. Many didn't know that the library can have someone deliver books to them at home or even that Rite-Aid delivers prescriptions and other supplies to them. Another factor considered is "Good ole Yankee pride" and not wanting to ask for assistance when it is needed.
It was decided that a clearing house is needed in this area detailing what each organization provides but to also find a way to reach the people who need these services. The Altrusa has a book at the Town Hall in Meredith with a list of many groups in the area and their information but accessibility is limited.
The Meredith Lions Club is looking for assistance from all the groups in these communities to help us in setting up a plan to achieve a goal of reaching out to everyone with what we all do. To help call Lion Marie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Marie Valliere
Meredith Lions Club

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:25

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Can't put a price tag on smile brought to face of that veteran

To the editor,
There are heroes in our backyard serving those who have served. Last Saturday, Interlake's Family Dental held a day of free care for N.H. veterans. Five dentists and a host of assistants and hygienists worked nonstop providing x-rays, cleanings, fillings, repairs, denture realignments, and whatever else these professionals do to keep the rest of us in good dental condition.
Six veterans from the Bridge House Homeless Shelter in Plymouth were among the many who received excellent care that day.
One Vietnam vet, plagued for years with wobbly, dark-stained dentures, upon arriving back home grabbed my hand saying "Thank you (Interlakes Dental) I cannot thank you enough! I can talk to people... I can smile at people. This gave me back my confidence" For years he has worked in a grocery store but now looks forward to that work would a renewed sense of self-esteem and purpose. You cannot put a price tag on that. And his smile is beautiful!
Thank you Interlake's Family Dental for making a difference in the lives of our veterans.
Cathy Bentwood RN, Director,
The Bridge House

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:21

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Great partnering make events like College Prep Night possible

To the editor,
Belmont High School PTO would like to thank the parents and students that attended our expanded College Prep Night on May 1. Feedback from the event has been very positive. Families surveyed stated that they left the event better informed about the college application process, standardized testing, financial aid, and financing a college education. Presentations by Dream Strategies and NHHEAF were fantastic! Thank you to friends of PTO that helped with food and drinks for our concessions and to Hannaford Supermarket of Gilford, the 99 Restaurant, and Applebee's of Tilton for their generous donations. Part of our mission statement is to identify and support student programs to promote educational excellence. Such events would not be possible without the great partnering with BHS Administration and Guidance. We would also like to thank The Laconia Daily Sun and The Citizen for helping us advertise our event. Working together, we can all achieve great things!
Gretta Olson-Wilder
Community Liaison
Belmont High School PTO

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 12:18

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