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Holderness man running in Boston Marathon to raise money for research at Dana-Farber Cancer institute


BOSTON  — On April 20, Robert Lamb, from Holderness, will run to conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team in the 119th Boston Marathon.

Lamb, along with nearly 575 Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge teammates from across the United States and around the world, will run Massachusetts' historic marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston with a goal to raise $5.2 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

This year marks the 26th annual running of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge. One hundred percent of the money raised by the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team funds Dana-Farber's Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research. Since its inception in 1990, the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge has raised more than $69 million for the Barr Program.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:32

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New panel discussion on local government to begin March 31

LACONIA -- A panel discussion on local government will be the first session in a new education series that will focus on leadership and civic involvement

The series organized by civic leadership mentoring initiative Fusion, titled ThoughtFaucet, will begin on Tuesday, March 31, at the Commons at Lakes Region Community College. The discussion will get under way at 6 p.m., with a social hour beforehand, starting at 5 p.m. Fratello's will provide the appetizers for the social hour.

This first session, the interactive panel discussion will include information about how local government works, opportunities for people to interact with their town or city, and the importance of getting involved in the decisions being made at the local level that affect current citizens and future generations. The session is targeted to homeowners, parents, business owners, and community boards looking to improve their communication with local government and impact change in their community. Though hosted in Laconia, this discussion will be applicable to all areas of the state.

The panel discussion, which will be moderated by Kate Bishop Hamel of Community Matters, will include Chase Hagaman, New England Regional Director of The Concord Coalition, Laconia Mayor Ed Engler, Laconia City Manager Scott Myers, and Rebecca Perkins, founding member of the 603 Initiative.

The event is free and open to the public. As seats are limited to 50 guests, Fusion asks that attendees RSVP by reserving a ticket through Eventbrite. Links to register can be found at Eventbrite.com or through Fusion's Facebook page.

Fusion strives to develop future leaders, encourage civic involvement and contribute in the communities it serves. More information about Fusion can be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit FusionNH.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:45

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Newfound district offering full day kindergarten

BRISTOL —The Newfound Area School District will be offering a full day Kindergarten program beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.

In order to the district to change from a half day program to a full day program, it is requesting that parents register their eligible child for Kindergarten as soon as possible, but no later than April 17.  This will allow the district to assess enrollment numbers and move forward in planning for this change. Any child reaching the age of five years old on or before September 30 will be eligible to attend Kindergarten. At this point in time, there is no plan to offer a ½ day program for the 2015-2016 school year.

Parents may register by calling the their child's home elementary school. Those unsure of their home elementary school, can contact the SAU #4 office at 744-5555.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:24

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Greek chefs will demonstrate how to make Spanakopita

MOULTONBOROUGH — Spanakopita, for those who may not have heard the term before, is a traditional Greek pie made of spinach, feta cheese, seasonings, and baked in a phyllo dough crust, and it is very, very good.

The Friends of the Moultonborough Library will meet Thursday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m. when Greek chefs Chrysanthe Nagios and Alexa Pervanas will demonstrate making spanakopita, using a traditional recipe handed down through the generations.  For more information, call the library at 476-8895. The library is located at 4 Holland Street (Rt. 109 North), across from the Old Country Store.
For the dinner hour, Lavinia's Restaurant in Center Harbor has generously agreed to donate ten percent of the evening's gross sales to the Friends of the Library. Make your plans for an evening out, and you can enjoy fine dining and benefit the library at the same time.

For more information on either of these programs, call the Moultonborough Public Library at 476-8895.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:19

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