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70th Anniversary of NH Civil Air Patrol today at Laconia Airport

LACONIA — The New Hampshire Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will celebrate their 70th Anniversary of their first Wing Maneuvers held at the Laconia Airport in 1944. The celebration will be part of the Laconia Municipal Airport's 3rd annual Open House event, Wings, Wheels and Water being held from 10 a.m -2 p.m. today.

The CAP Wing Maneuvers feature a "Spot Landing" competition of the North East Region Civil Air Patrol Wings including CT, NJ, MA, VT, PA, ME and NH. The winner will be the team that lands their CAP Cessna 182 closest to the reference line. Special guest, Henry Munroe will present the trophy. Munroe is a New Hampshire resident and was a CAP cadet at age 17 when he attended the NH CAP Wing Maneuvers event seventy years ago! At 87, Munroe will receive the Congressional Gold Medal this fall for his CAP volunteer service during WWII.

Monroe will speak at 10 a.m. during the opening ceremonies and the first takeoff for the Wing Maneuvers Spot Landing competition will begin at noon. "We are honored to have Henry join us for this memorable occasion and are proud to have a Congressional Gold Medal winner in the state of New Hampshire." stated Col. Bill Moran, NH CAP Wing Commander.

Admission is free and open to the public. The Open House event features food and drink vendors, along with interactive demonstrations for children, displays of cars, planes, helicopters, motorcycles, boats and WWII vehicles from the Wright Museum. Helicopter rides, K-9 demonstrations and Segway rides will also be part of the festivities. For more information visit: www.LaconiaAirport.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 03:42

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Winnipesaukee Scenic RR offering Bike Week service

LACONIA — The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad based in Meredith & Weirs Beach, NH is pleased to announce that it will once again offer a special train schedule for those attending the 91st annual Laconia Motorcycle Week scheduled for June 14-22, 2014.
For those wishing to avoid traffic delays to and from Weirs Beach, NH - the hub of Laconia Motorcycle Week activities – round trip train service will be available from Meredith and Lakeport, NH to Weirs Beach and back. Both locations offer free parking for motorcycles, cars and trucks. The cost of round trip tickets from either location to Weirs Beach and back is $15 per person for ages 3 and up which includes parking, while ages 2 and under ride for free. Trains will operate most days during motorcycle week taking visitors from Meredith and Lakeport to Weirs Beach and back per the following 2014 Laconia Motorcycle Week train schedule:
SATURDAY – JUNE 14 & 15, 2014
Trains will depart Meredith to Weirs Beach every hour on the hour from 10:30am to 4:30pm.
Trains will depart Weirs Beach to Meredith every hour on the hour from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Train service will not be available to or from Lakeport on Saturday or Sunday, June 14 & 15, 2014.
THURSDAY – JUNE 19, 2014
Trains will depart Meredith to Weirs Beach every hour on the hour from 10:30am to 9:30pm.
Trains will depart Weirs Beach to Meredith every hour on the hour from 11:00am to 11:00pm.
Train service will not be available to or from Lakeport on Thursday, June 19, 2014
FRIDAY / SATURDAY - JUNE 20 & 21, 2014
Trains will depart Meredith to Weirs Beach every hour on the hour from 10:30am to 9:30pm.
Trains will depart Weirs Beach to Meredith every hour on the hour from 11:00am to 11:00pm.
Trains will depart Lakeport to Weirs Beach every hour on the hour from 11:00am to 9:00pm.
Trains will depart Weirs Beach to Lakeport every hour on the hour from 11:30am to 11:30pm.
SUNDAY - JUNE 22, 2014
Trains will depart Meredith to Weirs Beach every hour on the hour from 10:30am to 2:30pm.
Trains will depart Weirs Beach to Meredith every hour on the hour from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
Train service will not be available to or from Lakeport on Sunday, June 22, 2014
The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad station is located just off Route 3 in Meredith, NH at 154 Main Street, while the Weirs Beach ticket booth is located at 211 Lakeside Avenue, directly across from the arcades at Weirs Beach. Motorcycle Week train service will also be available Friday and Saturday, June 20 & 21, 2014 from a temporary ticket booth located at 62 Doris Ray Court in Lakeport, NH.
For more information regarding departure schedules and special events for the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, visit www.HoboRR.com or call 603-745-2135.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 08:29

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The Northfield Historical Society Hosting Program on Old Man of the Mountain (255) Announces Grant Award

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Historical Society has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to present "The Old Man of the Mountain: Substance and Symbol ". The program will be presented on Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Northfield Town Hall, 21 Summer Street, Northfield.

Speaker Maggie Stier is the statewide field service representative for the NH Preservation Alliance.
Since 2005 she has been affiliated with the Old man of the Mountain Legacy Fund, playing a key role in the development of the new Profile monument and plaza in Franconia Notch, and creating educational programs and events to build greater awareness of the resources of this unique area. She is co-author of "Into the Mountains: Stories of New England's Most Celebrated Peaks", and has written and lectured on a variety of topics related to cultural history and historic preservation. Ms. Stier is adjunct faculty at Plymouth State University and serves on the NH State Parks Advisory Council.

The Old Man of the Mountains, in Franconia Notch, has sparked observers' imaginations. The program details threats to the Old Man that led to its protection as a State Park, and to the construction of the Franconia Notch Parkway. Ms. Stier presents an analysis of what caused the Old Man to fall in 2003, summarizes private efforts to create a memorial, and leads a discussion of how this unique natural phenomenon may be remembered by future generations.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 08:09

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Sanbornton church holding yard sale June 21

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

The sale will take place in the old Town Hall in Sanbornton on Meetinghouse Hill Road, off Route 132. Garden tools, sporting equipment, toys, books, linens, kitchen items, collectables, holiday decorations, and a few local-grown plants for your garden will be available at bargain prices. You may also enjoy a glass of lemonade.
For further information contact the church at 286-3018.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 08:07

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