Solar eclipse baby

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The day of the solar eclipse was a busy day for the Family Birthplace of Lakes Region General Hospital. Little Oliver here, with his parents, Raven Foss and Joshua Ritson, was one of three babies born Aug. 21, 2017, the day of the first total solar eclipse since 1979. He won’t remember this one, but Oliver can catch the next one in 2024 when he’s 7 years old. (Courtesy LRGHealthcare)

Waukewan Ladies League to host 'Swinging in the Rain' Sept. 13

LACONIA — Once again the Waukewan Ladies League was challenged with capturing the two best quota points; however, this was on the front nine holes. Quota points remain the same as the back nine with play requiring each lady playing their own ball and challenged to attain the quota needed based on their handicaps. Points for an eagle, birdie, par, bogey and double bogey were still given. Points scored above the assigned quota are used to determine the two best.

With 17 points over quota, the winning team of Carol Ashton, Barbara Saimond and Sue Henry played a great round. With only three players, the winning team also had a contribution from a blind draw. Three teams tied for second place with 14 points. Denise Doyle, Jane Pillsbury, Karen Bourgeois and Lorraine Rosenblatt made up one team. The second team with 14 points was Ellen Vail, Faith Bartlett, Jennifer Lawson and Mary Whiting. The third team was made up of Liz Savage, Lyn Seley, Christina Mason and Michelle Adams. The quota point game has proven to be a competitive game for the ladies! Congratulations to all the players!
There were two contest holes this week. Hole #2 challenged the ladies to hit the longest drive. Once again the ladies were in the hunt; however, Kathy Boselli connected with her ball and was rewarded with the longest drive! Hole #5 challenged the ladies to put their ball closest to the pin on the second shot. Barbara Saimond put her ball 16 feet from the pin for the win. Both gals enjoyed a trip to the prize table.
Linda Ridlon chipped in on hole #7 and Louise Sheehan made hers on hole #8. Once again the ladies were looking for birdies. Laurie Fox made her birdie on hole #2; Christina Mason birdied hole #5 and Linda Ridlon made her birdie on hole #7 along with her chip-in! The ladies took a trip to the Birdie Tree.
The season has shown that many ladies have improved their game by scoring 50 and under. Having another great day, Liz Savage led with a 41, Denise Doyle had a 45. Shooting a 46 were Barbara Saimond, Val Langbehn, Gerry McGillicuddy and Jan Pano. Linda Ridlon had a 47 and Laurie Fox had a 48. Jane Bowie and Rose Hansford posted 49 while Betsy Cox and Barb Barbuto posted 50. Congratulations ladies for these great scores!
The ever popular 50/50 raffle was son by Carol Lawn!
The Waukewan Ladies League will be hosting the 44th Annual Invitational Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 13. “Swinging in the Rain” will be held at the Waukewan Golf Course. This popular event is a favorite of lady golfers from the Lakes Region and beyond. The $55 entry fee includes a continental breakfast, 18 holes with a cart, appetizers and lunch. Deadline for signup is Sept. 6. The field is limited to the first 80 players. The application can be found by going to Waukewan Ladies League and clicking on the link seen there. Sign up as a single, two-some, three-some or foursome. Checks should be made payable to Waukewan Ladies League and mailed to Barb Barbuto, 833 Weirs Blvd., Unit B-1, Laconia, NH 03246.

League Gallery-Tatting Class

Join the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and Friday, Sept. 8, for a two-day Beginning Tatting class with international award-winning tatter and designer Elaine O’Donal.

The first class will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and students will discover the origins and history of this ancient handcrafting technique and learn about the basic shuttle equipment used, the patterns to create and the process of tatting.

The second class will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, and students will practice their new skills to finish up their tatted projects.

Class is informal and fun, allowing each student to proceed at their own pace. No prior experience is necessary.

Tuition is $35 per student with a materials fee of $12, paid directly to the instructor. Materials fee will include shuttle, thread and beginner patterns. Students need to bring their own scissors, and if desired, bring paper and pen to take notes.
Space is limited and preregistration is required.

To register or inquire about the class, call 603-279-7920 or stop at the gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith.

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Beginner tatting will be taught Sept. 6 and 8 at the League of NH Craftsmen in Meredith. (Courtesy photo)

Bristol Old Home Day Fri. and Sat. to feature food, fun



BRISTOL — The town's Old Home Day kicks off this Friday evening, Aug. 25.

Bristol Fire Company Spaghetti Dinner and Open House, will take place at the Fire Station, 85 Lake St., from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, and  $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Children 4 and younger can eat free.

From 7 to 9 p.m. there will be a concert and dance with Country Mile Band. at the Old Town Hall. Admission is free.

There will be a full day of fun activities on Saturday, Aug. 26.

Most of the events will be held at Kelley Park. In the event of inclement weather Saturday events will be moved to the Old Town Hall and Tapply-Thompson Community Center. Check the website for specific schedule updates that morning or call the Fire Department at 744-2632 for more info.

The list of events is as follows:

At 8 a.m. registration opens for 5K Road Race. The race will get under way at 8:30. 

From 8 to 11 a.m. there will be a buffet breakfast at Union Lodge Masonic Hal.

Starting at 9 a.m. and running until 3 p.m. in Kelley Park there will be crafters and vendors, family games and activities, lots of music from deejay Tim Martin, lots of food, wagon rides, and a display by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. In addition there will be a Bristol Police dog demonstration at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., a Fire Department “hose down" at noon and 2 p.m., a Police Department dunking booth, as well as artist Larry Frates mixing art and comedy — speed painting, audience cartooning, caricatures and more — at 1 p.m.

The traditional Tapply-Thompson Community Center, Lobster and Chicken Dinner will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The cost of the lobster dinner is $17, with the chicken dinner costing $15, and a combo dinner costing $20. The cost for a kids hot dog place is $4. Music during the dinner will be provided by Solitary Man.

Old Home Day is co-sponsored by the Town of Bristol Community Events Committee, 744-3354, and the Tapply-Thompson Community Center, 744-2713,