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Guided paddle on Newfound Lake on Tuesday

HEBRON — On Tuesday, July 22 the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and the Newfound Lake Region Association will offer a guided paddle on the Cockermouth River and Newfound Lake with Dr. Rick Van de Poll. This paddling excursion will provide participants with the opportunity to view conserved lands in Hebron from the water and to explore dramatic aquatic landscapes.

The trip will begin at Grey Rocks, a 29.38-acre property which was donated to NLRA with a conservation easement donated to LRCT in 2011 by Andy and Linda McLane. This conservation area preserves thousands of feet of shoreline on the Cockermouth River, a significant wildlife habitat, and protects water quality.

Dr. Van de Poll has completed Ecological Assessments for both the Grey Rocks property and the contiguous Charles L. Bean Sanctuary owned by the Town of Hebron and has extensive knowledge of the ecological characteristics of these areas.

Participants will enjoy lunch together at a stopping point along the route. During the trip participants will have a chance to explore marshes and ecological areas of interest by paddle. There will be opportunities for swimming in a few spots along the way for those who are interested. The trip may also continue along a bit of the shoreline of Newfound Lake before returning to the launching point.

Guides and participants will meet at 8:30 am to unload and prepare for the paddle. The paddle will begin at 9 am and return at approximately 1 pm. The total round-trip distance for this paddle is approximately 1 mile. Preregistration is required for this paddle and will be limited to 20 kayaks/canoes. To preregister, contact LRCT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 603-253-3301. All LRCT guided excursions are free to all.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:33

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Shaheen Staff to Hold Office Hour in Laconia

LACONIA — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours over the next two weeks in Laconia, Pelham and Brookline. Specifically, staff will be available:

· Tuesday, July 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Laconia

· Thursday, July 24 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Pelham

· Tuesday, July 29 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Brookline

Staff will be available to speak one-on-one with area residents who are seeking help with federal agencies on issues such as veterans' benefits, federal taxes, housing, immigration and Social Security.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:30

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2nd Annual Antique and Classic Car Show to Benefit NH Wind Watch

BRIDGEWATER  — An Antique and Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, August 2 on a lovely lawn setting near Newfound Lake, in Bridgewater from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to benefit the New Hampshire Wind Watch Program.
Show Cars should arrive at 9 a.m.  Car entry fee is $10 for early bird registration and $15 at the gate. Spectator parking is $5 per carload. The rain date is the following day, August 3 and the times will be the same. There will be a Lake Loop Cruise (drive around Newfound Lake) at the end of the show.

The show will be held at 305 Whittemore Point Road North, Bridgewater. This event will be well marked. There will be plenty of parking and lots of family fun is planned. There will be a silent auction, raffle prizes, food, photos and activities for the children as well as many unusual cars to admire. The easiest way to find the car show is off of Route 3A from either Plymouth or Bristol, to Whittemore Point Rd. North, in Bridgewater.

Applications and information for the Antique and Classic Car Show are available by calling: 603-744-3632 or 603-744-9200 or stop by Auto Trends at 215 Lake Street, Bristol, NH.

Attendees will enjoy seeing a large, very interesting variety of antique and classic cars, as well as be able to learn more about wind energy projects in NH from volunteers of New Hampshire Wind Watch.

New Hampshire Wind Watch is a 501(c)3 organization in the Newfound Lake Region of New Hampshire dedicated to providing education and information about Industrial Wind Power Projects in New Hampshire. A number of wind turbines are scheduled to be built along the ridgelines of Alexandria, Hebron, and Groton, which are part of the Newfound and Baker River watersheds. For more information, visit NHWW's website www.nhwindwatch.org or Facebook page www.facebook.com/NHWindWatch, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:17

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Comedy double-header in Laconia on Saturday night

LACONIA -- It is the goal of most working comedians to one day work Las Vegas, or maybe appear on "Comedy Central" and work the "Tonight Show." Boston-based Brad Mastrangelo, who has done all three and more, will be appearing at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia, Saturday, July 19, at 9 p.m. as Pitman's continues its monthly comedy nights.
Also appearing will be Mitch Stinson, a national comedian who works across the country appearing in some of the best comedy clubs in the nation along with Dave Decker a regional favorite.
Tickets are $15 at the door and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.
Mastrangelo appeared in one of Pitman's first comedy nights a year and a half ago when the room was just starting high level stand up.
"That's a great room," enthused Mastrangelo who is a regular working on cruise ships. "I'm looking forward to coming back. The crowd was great back then and from talking with other comedians who have since been up there, they all have nothing but great things to say about.
Also appearing will be Stinson who appeared in the first ever comedy night at Pitman's back in November 2012.
"I love that room," said Stinson echoing the sentements of Mastrangelo. "It was an honor to work the first show they had. I'm so glad it's worked out as well as it has. It's a fun room."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:13

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