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Laconia Harley-Davidson Raises $30,000 for Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association & David's House

 

MEREDITH — Thanks to Laconia Harley-Davidson's Street™ 750 Charity Raffle, two New Hampshire nonprofits received $15,000 each in critical funding and two lucky New Hampshire motorcyclists each received one of Harley-Davidson's hottest new bikes.

In raising $30,000 during the raffle, Laconia Harley-Davidson delivered $15,000 each to the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association (LWSA) in Gilford and David's House in Lebanon. The LWSA is developing an adaptive sailing program to allow those with mental and physical disabilities to enjoy sailing's therapeutic benefits. David's House serves as a no-cost home away from home for families with children receiving treatment at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). Laconia Harley-Davidson has raised $185,000 in the past six years in support of a number of New Hampshire nonprofits.

This year marks the first time Laconia Harley-Davidson has donated two motorcycles for its charity raffle. Raffle winners Arthur Brungot of Kingston, and Michael Boulanger, of Meredith, each won new Harley-Davidson Street™ 750 motorcycles – Harley's much-anticipated new motorcycle featuring agile handling and blacked-out Harley-Davidson custom style. The Laconia Harley-Davidson charity raffle has previously benefited the Loon Preservation Society, the New Hampshire Food Bank, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse and the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region.

"We kicked off Laconia Motorcycle Week in style this year by providing riders with the first chance in New England to get a look at the brand new Street™ 750 motorcycle, while at the same time making an impact in our community," said Anne Deli, owner of Laconia Harley-Davidson. "We are thrilled to be able to deliver much-needed funding for these two fantastic nonprofits, who are both doing such meaningful work helping those in need. And we are equally pleased to be able to hand over two of Harley-Davidson's hottest new motorcycles to our two lucky winners."

Gov. Maggie Hassan helped kick-start Laconia Motorcycle Week and the Street 750 Charity Raffle by purchasing the first of 3,000 raffle tickets at a June State House event flanked by a dozen Harley riders and nonprofit volunteers.

"For the LWSA, the opportunity to participate in the 2014 Laconia Harley-Davidson charity raffle has evolved into a real partnership between unique entities," said Tom Mullen, President of the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association. "Without benefactors like Laconia Harley-Davidson, we could never bring our unique programming to the folks that need our services. Laconia Harley-Davidson recognizes this fact and they consistently give back to the people of New Hampshire in many important ways. We are proud to be associated with this outstanding business."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:45

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Free basic math & reading classes start Sept. 9

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering free Basic Math and Reading Classes starting on Tuesday, September 9, and Thursday, September 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Improve your math and reading skills and eventually work toward a HISET Certificate or High School Diploma. On Tuesday and Thursday nights, the Reading Clinic will cover the subject areas of Science, Social Studies and Literature Comprehension in addition to writing and grammar skills which are pre-requisites for the HISET Exam.

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 reading comprehension skills and learn basic math skills from fractions, percentages, decimals to Pre-HISET math skills.

To enroll in the reading and math 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. There is no excuse for not being able to read. Call 524-5712 for more information or to enroll in the classes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:30

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St. Charles Church invites adults to explore Catholic faith

MEREDITH — St. Charles Borromeo Church in Meredith invites members of the community to explore the Catholic faith through its RCIA program – the Rite of Initiation of Adults. 

RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process for learning about and embracing the Catholic faith. RCIA includes investigating Catholicism through discussions, teachings and sharing of personal faith stories. As you continue through the process and reflect on your spiritual growth, you make a decision whether to become a member of the Catholic Church.

Those interested in finding out about the RCIA process please contact the St. Charles Borromeo parish office at 279-4403 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:24

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Racky Thomas Blues Band in Laconia on Saturday

 

LACONIA — The Racky Thomas Blues Band will perform at Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia on Saturday, August 30th, 8 pm.

Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

The Racky Thomas Band has been a torchbearer for the blues since its formation in 1995, when Racky Thomas collaborated with bassist Todd Carson, guitarist Nick Adams, and drummer Ted Larkin to make a demo cd, and do some gigs around the Boston area. Racky Thomas has a vast repertoire of tunes – blues from world-class bluesmen, plantation gospel (the original blues), rocking electric blues, classic and obscure blues, and Racky Thomas blues, including "Matchbox Blues", "Biscuit-Bakin' Woman", "Mona", "Sugar-coated Love", "Big Road Blues", "Hoochie-Coochie Man", and "Mojo Workin."

Gutsy vocals, down and dirty harmonica, smoking guitar, a killer rhythm section delivering pure unadulterated blues, and you've got the Racky Thomas Band. Twice nominated for Boston Music Awards, and winners of the 1997 Battle of the Blues bands you've only got to experience them once to become a believer.
Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 494-3334 for reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com,

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:04

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