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Back Bay Skippers Prep for annual Sasquatch Footy Regatta

WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum's Back Bay Skippers will hold their Sasquatch Footy Regatta rain or shine Saturday, June 14 beginning at 10 a.m. on Back Bay in Wolfeboro.

Directed by Bill Hagerup of Moultonborough, the Regatta is open to all boats of the Footy Class. Although membership in the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) is encouraged, it is not a requirement of this particular competition. It is anticipated that racers from throughout New England will be competing and that the race will continue until approximately 3 p.m.

This fun event is free for the public to watch along the Bridge-Falls Path in Wolfeboro. Spectators will be able to watch the competitors as they move their sails and rudders by remote control, trying to catch the wind for completion of the course.

In his article for the Summer 2008 issue of Model Yachting, Sasquatch race director Bill Hagerup describes Footys as the world's smallest, sanctioned, radio-controlled model yachts. "But don't let the diminutive size fool you," he adds. "These cute little boats are serious. They perform amazingly well for their size and can be sailed in just about any wind conditions." He recommends them for beginners since "they're inexpensive to build, can be easily transported when fully rigged, and can be sailed on small ponds -- even in your swimming pool!"

Anyone wanting additional information about the race can contact either the New Hampshire Boat Museum at 569-4554 or Bill Hagerup at either 603-284-6642 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:03

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Meredith Altrusa Club Awards Scholarships to Local Students

 

MEREDITH — The Meredith Altrusa Club recently hosted their annual Scholarship Award dinner at Hart's Turkey Farm honoring three outstanding students from local communities.

Over the past 19 years, 89 scholarships and more than $83,000 has been awarded to 'non-traditional students' who are over 23 years of age and furthering their education.
The Dr. Jeanette Ritzenthaler Scholarship was established in memory of the founder of the Meredith Altrusa Club. This year's award recipient was Rose Duquette of Meredith. Rose is an LNA at Golden View Health Care Center and is currently attending Lakes Region Community College where she is studying Office Technology with Medical Billing and Coding.

The Marian Touhey Scholarsip was established in memory of Marian Touhey who was a long-time Altrusa Club member, past Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Scholarship Committee. This year, Kristen Powell of New Hampton was selected to be the recipient of this scholarship. Kristen is attending Lakes Region Community College and completing her Associate's Degree. She will transfer to Plymouth State University where she will be pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology with a minor in Environmental Science.
Also honored with a scholarship award was Etienne Vallee of Conway. Etienne is a Library Media Specialist in the Moultonborough School District. He is attending Clarion University's Graduate School of Library Science to obtain his Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014 07:55

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Steele Hill Resort supports Baptist church rebuilding project

SANBORNTON — With a $10,000 donation, Steele Hill has pledged supports to the Second Baptist Church Rebuilding Project. The project is designed to restore, expand and upgrade the existing church. The project is designed to restore, expand and upgrade the existing church building, a key component of the Church's long-range plan.

The main goal of the project is to provide a larger, more modern facility, while at the same time preserving the historic presence of the church, a Sanbornton Landmark dating back well over 200 years.

According to Bill Cutillo, President of Steele Hill Resorts, "We are fortunate to be able to help the church in this project. Many of our guests come here to enjoy the serenity and majesty of our picturesque surroundings. That's an integral part of the overall resort experience that we offer. Supporting a project such as this is important to us as stewards of our neighborhood."

Second Baptist Church Pastor Chris McMicken adds, "We have always enjoyed a certain strategic alliance with Steele Hill Resorts. Though we have raised a significant portion of the funds needed through our own congregation resources, more is needed to complete the project. This contribution will go a long way to help us achieve our ultimate goals. We are blesses to have this support from our neighbor, Steele Hill Resorts."

For more information, please contact Paul Nelson at 603-325-1778 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014 07:46

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Service Credit Union opens branch in Franklin

FRANKLIN — Service Credit Union recently opened its 43rd branch worldwide and 26th in New Hampshire, expanding its presence in the Lakes Region with its second branch in that area. Formerly Members First Credit Union's Franklin location, Service Credit Union's new full-service banking institution with a deposit-taking ATM is located at 886 Central Street in Franklin.

Members First Credit Union selected Service Credit Union to acquire the branch, along with the deposits and certain loans, because Service Credit Union shares the same credit union values, commitment to service and community involvement. It currently has a strong market presence in the area with the Tilton In-store Branch in the Lakes Region along with in-stores in Concord and Plymouth off the 93 corridor.

Gordon Simmons, President/CEO of Service Credit Union, cited the connection of Franklin and Service Credit Union's long history within New Hampshire. "In 1957, eight individuals founded what is now Service Credit Union," Simmons said. "Their goal was to provide affordable financial services to civilian employees and military personnel at the air force base in Portsmouth, N.H. We continue that goal today and have expanded it to all those members who live and work in New Hampshire."

Service Credit Union offers enhanced products and services, such as surcharge-free ATMs, free ATMs, free debit card usage, free checking and Student Checking, getting paid up to two days early, instantly issued Visa® credit and debit cards, loan discounts, online auto buying center, shared branching and 7-day banking at all in-store locations. Plus, members can enjoy a comprehensive suite of online services including bill pay, mobile apps, remote check deposit, SMS text messaging, person to person payment service, an online financial management system and online TurboTax products.

"Franklin's new location enhances the footprint of unparalleled financial services and convenience that Service Credit Union currently provides," Simmons added.

The full-service branch offers six-day banking services, mortgages, consumer loans, and a full-service ATM. The hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014 07:38

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