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121713 Greg Goddard, Gunstock Honored at Good Scout Award Luncheon

LACONIA — The 22nd Annual Greater Lakes Region Good Scout Award Luncheon was held on December 4. This year's luncheon was chaired Mark Primeau, President & CEO of Bank of New Hampshire, and raised a total of $46,000 for the Daniel Webster Council.

The Good Scout recipients at this year's luncheon were Greg Goddard, General Manager for Gunstock Mountain Resort and Corporate Honoree Gunstock Mountain Resort. Guest speaker and Star Scout from Troop 75 in Bow, Joe Lulka, reflected on what he has learned as a patrol leader in his troop, the National Youth Leader Training course he attended, and his experience this summer at the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Mt. Hope, West Virginia.

The $46,000 raised from the luncheon will benefit and enrich scouting throughout the Lakes Region. Scouting remains strong in New Hampshire and throughout the entire nation. Scouts are still guided by the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law, having come to the aid of their neighbors and communities in ways both large and small.

To find out more about the Daniel Webster Council, visit www.nhscouting.org.

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 21 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 09:28

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Genealogy workshops in Wolfeboro

WOLFEBORO — Beginning on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 the Wolfeboro Public Library in conjunction with The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group will be offering a series of workshops for anyone who is interested in genealogy. Each workshop in the series will be offered on the first Tuesday morning of the month from 10 a.m. to  noon and will feature both manual methods and computer generated programs for recording genealogy.

The first workshop is for both beginner and more advanced genealogists. Packets of blank pedigree charts, family group sheets and research logs will be provided for those wishing to record their genealogy without the use of computer programs. For those wishing to use computer generated genealogical programs, Legacy Family Tree has donated discs of their 7.0 program.

The main portion of each Tuesday program will delve into not only the tried and true methods of researching family records, but will also address innovative solutions for uncovering those hidden and elusive family records, frequently known as "brick walls", records which often baffle family genealogists.

For a short portion of each Tuesday program, the newly released version of Family Search/Family Tree will be delved into in detail with weekly focus on mastery of just one aspect of this comprehensive research tool. Family Search/Family Tree allows the public to access a large portion of the worldwide digitized and indexed census records, birth records, death records, burial records, marriage records, probate records, land records and military records which are held in the Family History Library, the largest such library in the world. Unlike other available programs of this nature, there is no subscription fee required and no other fees charged in order to access these documented records.

For more information call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 09:23

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Hands Across the Table making temporary change of location

LACONIA — The weekly Tuesday night free meal sponsored by Hands Across the Table will be served at a temporary new location on Tuesday, December 17 and 31 due to repairs being made at the Boys and Girls Club. The dinners will be served at the St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall, on Gilford Ave., Laconia.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. with dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Chef Lou Gaynor, who is responsible for planning and preparing the weekly meal stated "It's wonderful that Fr. Marc Drouin was able to offer us facilities to feed our guests who look forward to this hot meal each week. We are serving greater numbers of guests each week and during the cold weather and holidays it is even more important that we make the weekly dinner available to all who wish to attend. We look forward to returning to our friends and hosts at the Boys and Girls Club as soon as repairs are completed."

For more information regarding Hands Across the Table, visit their Facebook page or call 524-5800.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 09:16

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Affordable Care Act information sessions planned

LACONIA — There will be an Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Fair on Saturday December 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CAT building at the Lakes Region Community College. Certified counselors will be on hand to assist people in signing up for insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Certified Health Insurance Marketplace Navigators will hold a question and answer session about the the Affordable Care Act, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, at the Health First Family Care Center, 22 Strafford St., in Laconia. All are welcome to attend and participate in the session.

On Thursday, December 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Ms. Toomey, a Patient Navigator, will participate in a Health Forum with state Senator Andrew Hosmer and Franklin Mayor Kenneth Merrifield, at the Franklin Opera House, which is located on Main Street in Franklin. The forum is open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend.

Organizations wishing to have an information presentation about the Affordable Care Act, may contact Ms. Toomey at Health First 603-934-1464 ext 119, or Ms. Marian Gill, at Service Link Resource Center Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, 603-528-6945.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 09:10

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