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Franklin Elks accepting applications for Copper Cannon summer camp

FRANKLIN — Applications are now being accepted to attend Copper Cannon Camp, this year the Franklin Elks Traditional Resident Camp will be held from July 5 through 11.

The program is free and the Franklin Elks Lodge will provide transportation for the campers up and back. Lunch is provided prior to leaving to go to camp. The traditional resident camp program is designed for youth from nine to twelve years old. These children share cabins with five to six other campers and a staff member.

Mornings are spent participating in activities as a cabin group. Afternoons may include special "all camp" events, swimming at Echo Lake or the opportunity for the campers to choose areas of special interest such as a unique craft activity, touch rugby, folk dancing or other surprises created by the staff. The evenings continue the camp experience with campfires, games and a cookout complete with s'mores.

Each child will have to have a physical prior to attending camp. To learn more about the camp and to download the application and medical form please visit www.coppercannon.org/ or contact Lisa Collins at 491-3325 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 08:16

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Belknap EDC Hosts Its Annual Meeting, Thursday, March 19

LACONIA — Belknap Economic Development Council  will host its annual meeting on Thursday, March 19 at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia. Registration and cocktail reception begins at 4:15 p.m. followed by the business meeting portion of the evening promptly at 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank, Gold Sponsor; Bank of New Hampshire, Cross Insurance, The Laconia Daily Sun and Gunstock Mountain Resort, Silver Sponsors. More than a 100 Lakes Region business and civic leaders will be in attendance.

The Belknap EDC Board of Directors will be presenting awards which represent the EDC's goals and strategic plan including the Norman Marsh Leadership Award, honoring the late County Commissioner and local businessman instrumental in founding the Belknap EDC. The award recognizes outstanding leadership on economic development issues.

For more information on Belknap EDC and its strategic plan and goals, go to belknapedc.org

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 08:09

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Chamber meet & greet at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club on March 18

LACONIA — The Laconia Athletic & Swim Club will host a Lakes Region Chamber Meet & Greet on Wednesday, March 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Owners, Tom and Lori Oakley, and Team LASC  will provide tours of all the new features and services that are currently being added to the facility, including a new childcare room, a yoga and barre studio, a new Fit TRAXX small group training studio and a new, expanded and upgraded cycling studio.

Attendees are invited to chat with LASC's Certified Wellness coaches, who will be on hand to answer questions about nutrition, exercise and stress management.

Open since 1991, Laconia Athletic & Swim Club is a 25,000 square foot multipurpose wellness facility housing a six  lane 75 ft. heated indoor pool offering swim lessons and water workouts for all ages and abilities, two fully equipped fitness centers, a spacious group fitness studio offering over 60 classes each week.

Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be awarded. Additional parking will be available at Opechee Park and Laconia Middle School.

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Giant, inflatable whale at Leavitt Park on Sunday

LACONIA —  The Leavitt Park Community Club will hold a a presentation about marine life on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m, at the Leavitt Park Club House.

The one-hour program, presented by Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, provides an introduction to Gulf of Maine marine life. Attendees can walk through a 65' inflatable whale, with models of ribs, vertebrae, jawbones and a heart inside.

Admission is limited to the first 60 people and is non-perishable Items for Saint Vincent dePaul food pantry.

For more information call 603-998-1418.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 07:52

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