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Holy Trinity teacher honored by local DAR chapter

LACONIA  — The Mary Butler Chapter of DAR began their new year with its annual Pot Luck Luncheon meeting on Monday, March 16 at the Gilford Community Church. Hostesses for the event were Barbara St. Pierre, Polly Towle, and Darlene Sellars.

A special guest of the meeting was Karen Sullivan, New Hampshire DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History winner. Ms. Sullivan was Mary Butler's nominee for NH State DAR American History Teacher of the year and is an American History teacher at Holy Trinity School in Laconia.

Helen Holbrook was announced as Mary Butler's nominee for the DAR New Hampshire Profile Award for her Service and Patriotism to the Mary Butler Chapter and the local community.

The Mary Butler Chapter of DAR meets the third Monday of the month from March through December. Visitors and perspective members are welcome at meetings. For more information contact Registrar Mary Flaherty at 603-524-0723.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015 07:15

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Gilford Library to host poetry party on April 7

GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library will hold a poetry party on Tuesday, April 7, from 6 to 7 p.m., to mark National Poetry Month.

Being held as part of a week-long, statewide celebration, this Poetry Party is a chance for people of all ages to come together to simply read, recite, or listen to poems they know and love. Participants are encouraged to bring a poem to share, or just come to listen.

Light refreshments will be provided. Further information is available by contacting the Gilford Public Library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 524-6042.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015 07:05

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Daily Sun publisher named USTA New England Board of Director

GILFORD — Adam Hirshan, publisher of The Laconia Daily Sun has been elected as a director for USTA New England. He has also been named as the chair for the league tennis committee for New England.

Hirshan has served as a men's league coordinator for USTA New England for 5 years. For the past 12 years he has captained more than 12 men's teams for Algonquin Tennis Club of Hooksett, Bow Brook Club of Concord, Concord Racquet Club and Cranmore Tennis Club of North Conway. He was instrumental in organizing new competitive leagues in the state such as the 40 and over and the tri-level league which encourage more players of varying abilities to get involved with organized play.

The new Board of Directors for USTA New England was approved at the organization’s Annual Meeting on January 10 in Marlborough, Mass. The 27 person board is comprised of new and tenured tennis enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds representing all areas of New England.  

Scott Steinberg, a long-time board member and officer, is the new President and CEO of USTA New England. "I am excited and honored to serve for the next three years. Together with our new Executive Director, Matt Olson, a mix of new and experienced board members and staff, and our partners throughout the section, we will continue to thrive in our mission, 'To Promote and Develop the Growth of Tennis.'"

The Board is charged with setting the strategic vision for the section as well as accepting policy recommendations from various committees and the executive director. The group is also the final authority on all policy matters of USTA New England.

USTA New England is one of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association (USTA). It is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the growth of tennis and increasing participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit www.ustanewengland.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 07:22

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Golden View egg hunt to be held on April 4

MEREDITH— Golden View Health Care Center’s will be holding its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4 at 2 p.m.

Every year community members enjoy this family event. Prizes are available for all children. All children ages one to ten are welcome to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring their own Easter basket. For more information or to RSVP, please call (603) 279-8111.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 09:44

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