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Winnipesaukee Triathlon Club forming, 1st meeting is on April 7

GILFORD — A new club is forming for Triathletes and prospective triathletes of all distances in the Lakes Region. Winnipesauke Triathlon Club will have its first meeting at Schuster's Tavern at the Gunstock Inn in Gilford on Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m.

The group will provide an opportunity for athletes, including newbies, to meet and find others to train with, if desired. Some swim workshops are being planned. 

This is open to all triathletes. For more information, go to the Winnipesauke Triathlon Club on www.meetup.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 11:20

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LRGHealthcare celebrates 10 years of strong women

LACONIA — Ten years ago, LRGHealthcare began offering The Strong Women Strength Training Program at both the Laconia Community Center and the Pines Community Center in Northfield. In early March, the groups hosted a celebration of this ten year anniversary. In Laconia, two members of the group celebrated ten years of participating twice weekly in the exercise program. In Northfield, five members celebrated a decade together of the program and in both locations multiple members celebrated five years of participation.

The program is sponsored by LRGHealthcare and follows the Tufts University Program designed by Dr. Miriam Nelson. "Lifting Women to Better Health" is the programs tag line and summarizes the program. This evidence based program helps women to maintain muscle mass, strength, and function as they age.

When asked about what keeps women excited about the program and keeps them coming, class leaders Carolyn Muller and Melissa Lee, Community Health Educators with LRGHealthcare stated "It's the connection to others that keeps people coming back. Most of the ladies enjoy not only the exercise but the social connection and a feeling of belonging to a group. They all know they could do the exercises at home, but enjoy the opportunity to gather and work together. Many of them feel that they benefit from the program not only physically but mentally."

Due to the programs continued success, LRGHealthcare is taking a waiting list for enrollment in both Laconia and Northfield. For more information on Strong Women or other programs offered by LRGHealthcare's Community Education Department, call 527-7120.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 11:16

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WinnAero’s ACE Academies expands summer program with space camp designed for middle school students

GILFORD — "Every day my son comes home and tells us about his adventures, fun facts and what he learned".

"Based on our son's attitude after each day at camp, we feel this program (ACE Academy) was overall a positive learning and social experience''

These quotes were two of the testimonials received from parents following the 2014 ACE Academies where hands-on STEM activities come to life. WinnAero, the non-profit organization which runs ACE Academies, in conjunction with the FAA, is looking to expand enrollment this year along with student activities. One new initiative is Space Camp designed for Middle School children.

The full ACE Academy schedule for 2015, with all sessions meeting at the Laconia Airport, is as follows:

July 13-17 and repeated July 20-24.....ACE Aviation Camp for Grades 3-5. Meets mornings only from 8:30-Noon.

July 13-17....ACE Aviation Camp for high school students; meets full days.

July 13-17....ACE Space Camp (new in 2015) for middle school students; meets full days.

July 20-24....ACE Aviation Camp for middle school students; meets full days.

All camps are co-ed and faculty members are New Hampshire certified teachers under the leadership of WinnAero Board member and ACE Academy Director Dan Caron. Caron holds numerous awards for teaching excellence in STEM-related activities.

"We're already signing up some early applicants for 2015 so we encourage parents and students to download an application from our website to get started." Caron stated. The website is www.winnaero.org. Tuition for the various camps is also on the website along with financial assistance information and a listing of various hands-on activities planned by age group. Caron encourages families to check out the website to see why ACE Academies have grown in enrollment every year.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 11:10

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LRGH Nursery Guild’s Baby & Children’s boutique to be on April 11

LACONIA — The Lakes Region General Hospital Nursery Guild will be holding its annual Spring/Summer Baby and Children's Boutique on Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center, 306 Union Ave.

The Nursery Guild is accepting donations/consignments of gently used clothing (infant to size 18 youth and maternity), toys and children's furniture. Consignments/donations will only be accepted on Wednesday, April 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, April 9, from 9 a.m.to 6 p.m. at the Community Center. Fall/winter clothing, stuffed animals, car seats or cribs will not be accepted.

The guild is also looking for volunteers to help with this event.

Proceeds from the boutique help benefit women's and children's health services throughout the Lakes Region communities.

Those who want further information about the guild or who want to volunteer at the boutique can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 524-3211 ext.3018, and leave a message and a member will return the call.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 11:00

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