Squam Lakes Association to hold a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association will hold a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at the SLA Resource Center on Saturday, May 23 to kick off its new summer season. 

The SLA has expanded the menu to include not just pancakes but also bacon, fruit salad, oatmeal, coffee, juice, and tea. Additionally, this year when individual's buy tickets, along with a hardy breakfast, they will get the chance to scale the climbing wall in the barn, take a kayak or canoe out for a spin and go on a guided tour of the new campus.

All proceeds go towards the continued preservation of the Squam Lakes watershed. The SLA will but these contributions to work by maintaining 52 miles of hiking trail, monitoring the watershed's water quality, mitigating aggressive invasive species, and providing dynamic youth programming and meaningful community engagement.

Fishing with Father Figures event at Opechee Park on June 6 (151 words)

LACONIA — The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire will be hosting a "Fishing with Father Figures" event as a celebration of fathers and father figures and shows the importance of men in the lives of children on Saturday, June 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Opechee Park in Laconia.

Dads, step-dads, grandfathers, and other father figures are invited to spend an afternoon enjoying quality time with family, meeting other fathers, and learning about various supports offered by the Family Resource Center of Central NH. In addition to fishing there will also be swimming, and other various games. Fishing poles are limited, so personal fishing poles are recommended. Food provided while supplies last.

No license is required. For more information visit http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Events/free_fishing_day.html. The event is hosted by the Family Leadership Council of the LRCS Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire. For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-5224-8891or visit www.lrcs.org.

Ron Meade tourism award named to student at PSU

PLYMOUTH — The Lakes Region Tourism Association (LRTA) awarded its annual Ron Meade "On the Track to Tourism" Scholarship during the Annual Governor's Conference on Tourism to Jack Wilson, a sophomore at Plymouth State University.

Pam Bissonnette, First Vice President of the LRTA, and Jeffrey Rose, Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development, presented Wilson with the award, which is given each May to a Granite State student pursuing a tourism or hospitality career.

A Tourism Management & Policy major, Jack has been paying his own way through college by working as a server at Fosters Boiler Room in Plymouth. He previously worked at the Hanover Inn and for a local catering company. When he's not working or studying, Wilson's hobbies include reading, exercise, fishing, writing, fixing cars, cooking and bike riding.

LRTA Executive Director Amy Landers said Wilson's drive and passion made him a shoe-in for the honor. "With his hard work at school, previous years of tourism experience, and ongoing dedication to his career, Wilson is clearly on the path to success," Landers said. "The fact that he's funding his own studies is commendable."

Named in honor of the late former LRTA President Ron Meade, the Ron Meade "On Track to Tourism" Scholarship was founded in 2008.

For more information about the LRTA visit www.lakesregion.org.

Inter-Lakes to showcase student art,music and science

MEREDITH — Inter-Lakes Junior/Senior High will be holding its annual Arts Week celebration featuring the visual arts and the Junior High Band, Chorus and Jazz Band concert. A showcase of student STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) along with other academic work will be held in conjunction with the annual Art Show opening.

Artwork will be on display in the lobby of the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium from May 19th through May 29th.

Junior High Concert May 20th, 7:00 p.m. Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium.

Art Opening, STEAM, and Academic Showcase May 26th, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium.