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Friendly’s helping raise money for Easter Seals camp

LACONIA — This week, Friendly's Ice Cream launches its 34th annual 'Cones for Kids' campaign. The Valentine's Day fundraiser will benefit 19 Easter Seals Camp programs including the NH-based Camp Sno-Mo program.
For a $1 donation, Friendly's provides restaurant guests with five Valentine's Day cards, redeemable for free Friendly's Kids Cones or a coupon booklet with money saving coupons. The campaign runs January 6 through February 13, 2015.
Funds raised will support Easter Seals Camp Friendly's programs where thousands of kids discover their unique talents and realize their potential through activities like swimming, canoeing, hiking, fishing and other programs that give them the confidence to reach for their goals. The campaign has raised nearly $28.5 million to date, with more than $322,000 in 2014 alone raised to benefit Easter Seals Camp Friendly's program locations across the region.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 10:42

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Free basic math, reading and HISET classes offered by Laconia Adult Education

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering free Basic Math, Reading and HISET Preparation Classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:30 pm stated Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director.

On Tuesday and Thursday nights, Reading Comprehension Classes cover the subject areas of Science, Social Studies and Literature which are pre-requisites for the HISET Test. Math Skills are also reviewed covering the subject areas of basic math, fractions, decimals, measurement, Geometry and Algebra functions.

The Adult Basic Education classes will help provide you with the reading and math skills that you need to get a job, get off welfare, or even get a job promotion. The classes are individualized; each student progresses at his or her own pace. There are no tests and there is no fear of failing. There is no need to feel embarrassed or self-conscious if you have weaknesses in reading or math. Improve your reading comprehension skills and learn basic math skills from fractions, percentages, decimals to Pre-HISET math skills.

To enroll in the reading, math and HISET classes call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 or stop by the Adult Education Office located in Room #108 at Laconia High School.

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Author to advise writers at Gilford Library

GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library has begun a new program aimed at assisting all kinds of writers.

Local author Abi Maxwell will be the resource for this program called Check-Out-An-Expert.

Maxwell is the author of "Lake People," a novel published in 2013. She holds two master's degrees in writing and has taught writing at the college level. She has also hosted writing workshops here at the library in the past and is passionate about writing regularly. Those who want help honing their writing skills or fine-tuning a piece of work are encouraged to sign up for a session with Maxwell.

She will be available for writing help on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. for half-hour blocks. Blocks will be non-renewable and are open to adults, and teens in Grades 5 and up. Those wanting to participate can bring any type of writing -- schoolwork, resumes, fiction, poetry, or family histories -- and Maxwell will work with those writers one-on-one to revise work and improve writing skills. She is also available for any stage of the writing process, from initial brainstorming to an actual draft.

This program is open to all Gilford Public Library cardholders. Those wanting more information can contact the Gilford Public Library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 524-6042.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 10:30

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Squam Lakes Association hosts photography talk

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association will host professional photographers Randy and Kathy Roos as they share an astounding body of work showcasing nearly to 30 years of capturing the beauty of the region on Thursday, January 15 from 7-8 p.m.

Through their work the Roos' have documented the story of Squam's eagles for well over the last eight years, adventured to the most pristine and remote parts of the Whites and captured the region's rugged beauty. Stop in and listen to the adventure behind every photograph as well as pick up expert techniques from the pros on capturing that perfect moment.

This free program will take place at the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3. All are welcome. For more information call (603) 968-7336.


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