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6th Annual Winni Dip and 1st Annual High School Dip

LACONIA —  Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 will be Dip weekend in Laconia.
Members of New Hampshire's Law Enforcement agencies and the local community will take the 6th Annual "Dip" into Lake Winnipesaukee on Saturday, March 8 dressed in their best Rock 'n Roll outfits. High School students, faculty and staff will then take the "Dip" for the first time on their own day, Sunday, March 9 dressed in their best Prom outfits.

The Winni Dip is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a year round partnership between the agency and the state's public safety officials that raises funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics New Hampshire.
"The partnership between Special Olympics and New Hampshire's Law Enforcement is a great one, the members of LETR help us throughout the year by raising funds and awareness for our organization, they also help at many of our events by handing out medals to our athletes, and participating in ceremonies at SONH competitions," said Mary Conroy, SONH President.

Conroy went on to say, "The partnership simply makes Special Olympics better."

The schedule for the Winni Dip is:
Saturday, March 8, 2014 – Winni Dip
The Margate at the Lakefront
9:00 – 11:00 am: Dipper Check In
11:30 a.m: "Rock 'n Roll" Costume Parade
Noon: First Wave of Dippers Enter the Water
12:30: Post Dip Lunch and Awards

Sunday, March 9, 2014 – High School Dip
The Margate at the Lakefront
9:00 – 11:00 am: High School Dipper Check In
11:30 am: "Prom" Costume Parade
Noon: Dippers Enter the Water
12:30: Post Dip Lunch and Awards

Registration is still open for anyone interested in Dipping and can be done online at www.sonh.org until midnight Monday March 3 or at the event. Participants commit to raising $250 (including a $50 non-refundable registration fee). High School participants need to raise $175. All Dippers enjoy the Post-Dip Lunch & Celebration along with a guest and will receive a hoodie or vest.

The 2014 Winni Dip is supported by WOKQ, The Margate on Winnipesaukee, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, Marshall Tent & Event Rental, E&R Dry Cleaners and Polished and Proper.

For more information on Special Olympics New Hampshire and the Winni Dip visit www.sonh.org.

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Committee on Aging to hear Elder Law Attorney

GILFORD — On Friday, March 14 at 10 a.m. the Belknap County Area Committee on Aging will host Elder Law Attorney, Edward Beasley from Beasley & Ferber. Some topics that he will cover.... Steps to take to protect your assets from nursing home costs, planning for end of life decisions, why not to put your assets into your children's' names, and more.

Special guest Gregory Gagne will offer financial planning tips. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Contact Stace at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

The Mission of the Belknap County Area Committee on Aging is to advocate and inform the public on matters relating to the development and implementation of local, state and federal programs / issues affecting well being, independence and dignity in keeping with New Hampshire's goal to keep seniors healthy.

The Belknap County Area Committee on Aging meetings start at 10 a.m. the second Friday of each month. The committee meets in the Wesley Woods Community Room off Rte. 11A, behind the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. All are welcome.

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Portfolio Exchange Exhibition: The Average Path Length at PSU Lamson Learning Commons March 7-April 25

PLYMOUTH — The Average Path Length 2013 portfolio exchange exhibition will be presented under the aegis of the Lamson Learning Commons Print Series at Plymouth State University March 7 through April 25.

An opening reception and artist talk by portfolio curator Fawn Atencio will be held at 4 p.m. March 10 at Lamson Learning Commons on Highland Street in Plymouth.

The exhibition presents selected works from 22 nationally and internationally noted printmakers, including Kimberly Anderson Ritchie of the PSU art faculty.
In this portfolio exchange, artists were asked to consider how they interpret path, pattern and the idea of collaboration and building new and positive print relations.
Atencio says, "Small world experiments designed by Stanley Milgrim and other researchers in the 1960s examined the size and connectedness of social networks in the US. The research offered that human interactions can be represented as paths (relationships) connecting nodes (individuals). Thus the idea of six degrees of separation; the average path length between any two people in the world is six relationships from each other."
Fawn Atencio graduated with honors from the University of Northern Colorado School of Art and Design, earning a bachelor's degree in art with a minor in environmental science. She continued her education in printmaking and drawing at Washington University in Missouri where she assisted master printer Maryanne Ellison-Simmons at the Washington University's Island Press from 1998-2000. She completed her MFA degree in 2000 and works as a full-time studio artist in Denver. Atencio's work has been shown and is in private collections internationally and nationally.

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White Mountain Dowsers meeting March 10

0PLYMOUTH — The White Mountain Dowsers will meet Monday March 10 at the Starr King Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 101 Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Featured speaker will be Jane E. King who will discuss the heart drum journey and how to access the heart's energy, wisdom and truth and it's relationship to the drum.

Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

For more information contact Tom or Sandi Ruelke at 603-724-562, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Suzanne Schwartz 603 254 5966,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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