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Huot Technical students help winterize Weirs parks

LACONIA — Students from the Huot Technical Center, Plumbing and Heating Program, recently partnered with the Laconia Parks and Recreation Department to winterize Endicott Rock Park.

The second year Plumbing and Heating students are competent in the skills needed to close down the public parks and with the guidance of their teacher Mike Schofield, they confidently shut off the water supplies to all the public parks, beaches and ball fields in the Laconia area.

The Huot Plumbing and Heating program is a two-year program for students from Belmont, Franklin, Gilford, Interlakes, Laconia and Winnisquam. Students will learn a variety of skills to include residential and community plumbing and heating systems, understand the basic principles of HVAC and oil burner systems. They will also earn an OSHA-10 card, which is very important in the construction industry. The Plumbing and Heating students have many opportunities to a secure future, as 80% of the 2014 graduates successfully obtained employment and several of them are enrolled in an apprenticeship program.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 12:24

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Art Association announces Artists of the Month

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association has announced the works of nine artists have been selected for this month's Artists of the Month Program.

The following member artists will each have art work on display until Nov. 17 at these Lakes Region business locations: Pamela Charon, Belknap Mill, Laconia; Don Frost, Northway Bank, Meredith; Jean Kennedy, Franklin Savings Bank, Gilford; Gisela Langsten, Northway Bank, Belknap Mall, Belmont; Elaine Morrison, Bank of New Hampshire, Gilford; Mona Smith, Northway Bank, Tilton; Mary Truell, Northway Bank, Laconia; Wendy Wilson, Franklin Savings Bank, Main Office, Franklin; Sharon Zimmerman, VynnArt Gallery and Art Supplies, Meredith.

As the association draws from the entire Lakes Region, this program is aimed at exposing the association and its members' work across the entire area.

Each month, a jury selects from submissions by member artists to be featured at various businesses in the Lakes Region. These original pieces might be oil or acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, photos or collages.


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Gilmanton pantry collecting items for holiday food baskets

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Food Pantry is once again endeavoring to provide holiday food baskets to Gilmanton residents in need.

The pantry is already collecting food items for those baskets. Items needed include: stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, canned vegetables, canned fruit, bottled juice, sugar, coffee, cocoa, cereal, breakfast muffin mix, pickles, olives, cake mixes, and frosting. The pantry is also are asking for donations of money to purchase butter/margarine, milk, eggs, fresh fruit, potatoes, and onions.

Donations of non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the Academy building, the Year Round Library, and at the Pantry during open hours. Monetary donations may be brought to the Pantry or mailed to Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237.

Further information can be obtained by calling Beth Lavin at 267-1934 or Katie McEntee at the Gilmanton Elementary School at 364-5681. Requests for food baskets must be made by Nov. 19.


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Glad Tidings Christmas Fair in Gilford on Nov. 15

GILFORD — The First United Methodist Church will hold its Glad Tidings Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church off Route 11A.

In the Fireside Room there will be a selection of handcrafted gifts from knitted goods to quilted items. In addition there will be antiques and collectibles in the Attic Treasures booth, including many pieces of fine china, silver, and linens. The jewelry table will feature pieces that range from funky to enchanting. Also showcased will be booths featuring gently used items and creatively recycled greeting cards. Christmas decorations will also be on sale.

An assortment of reasonably priced books will be on sale in the Library, while in the Fellowship Hall there will be house plants, a variety of homemade baked goods, and a 'cookie walk' featuring hundreds of cookies.

Also displaying their wares will be Myrna Evans with her Wesley Crafts table featuring many handmade items, Joyce Keyser from Shepherd's Hut Market with a large variety of country potholders, oven mitts, eyeglass cases, and wool felted cat toys, nesting balls and hand spun yarn. Also a favorite from past years will be here -- Roubo's pickles, relishes and fudge. Flea market items will be available in the West Wing building.

Lunch will also be served, featuring the fair's famous corn chowder and sandwiches, or doughnuts and coffee. Santa Claus will also be on hand to listen to Christmas wishes.

Further information about the fair can be obtained by calling the church office at (603) 524-3289.

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