HOLDERNESS — The Holderness Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee has begun the process of updating its 2008 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The committee, which is represented by Selectmen; the Town Administrator; the Police, Fire, and Highway Departments; the Town Library, and the Planning Board is reviewing the natural and manmade hazards that put Holderness at risk.
They will update recommendations aimed at mitigating hazards and protecting the safety and well being of town residents. The committee will have its next meeting on July 31 at the Holderness Public Safety Building, starting at 1:30 p.m. Residents of Holderness and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input.
Hazard Mitigation Planning is as important to reducing disaster losses as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for Holderness will be determined as a result of this process; in the last plan this included flooding, ice jams, high winds and lightning, motor vehicle accidents involving hazardous materials, ice storms, and wildfire.
For more information, call Walter Johnson, Holderness Emergency Management Director at 968-2145 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 07:03
LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association announces the artists selected for this month's popular Artists of the Month Program. As the Association draws from the entire Lakes Region, this program is aimed at exposing the Association and its members' work across the entire area.
Each month, a jury selects from submissions by member artists to be featured at various businesses in the Lakes Region. These original pieces might be oil or acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, or collages.
The following member artists will each have art work on display until August 19 at these Lakes Region locations: Gisela Langsten, Franklin Savings Bank, Main Office; Lorraine Gateriewictz, Northway Bank, Meredith; Jay Fitzpatrick, Bank of New Hampshire, Gilford; Mona Smith, Northway Bank, Tilton; Marlene Witham, Northway Bank, Laconia; Kazuko Okubo, Franklin Savings Bank, Gilford; Gerri Harvey, Meredith Savings Bank, Moultonborough; Barbara McClintock, Belknap Mill, Laconia.
Artists of the Month. Seated in front: Kazuko Okubo. Second Row: Lorraine Gateriewictz, Mona Smith, Gisela Langsten. Third Row: Jay Fitzpatrick, Barbara McClintock, Gerri Harvey, Marlene Witham. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 06:59
LACONIA — A headline that appeared above an article in yesterday's paper listed the incorrect day that Pub Mania would be featured at a Laconia Muskrats game. The successful fundraising event for the WLNH Children's Auction will be highlighted at Robbie Mills Field on Sunday, July 28, when the Muskrats host the Sanford Mainers. The game begins at 6:30 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 06:55
LACONIA — NH LAKES annpounces this year's LakeFest event will be held on Saturday, September 7, at Weirs Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia.
The "Hands Across the Water" festival promises to be both fun and educational according to the New Hampshire Lakes Association, which says the event is designed to raise awareness about preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance plants and animals while attempting to break the world record for the largest raft of canoe and kayaks on a single body of water.
The current record stands at 1,902.
The rafting event will be followed by an on-land celebration featuring music, food, booths with information on lake ecology, protection and recreation.
The association has a two-fold goal: advocacy and education. It represents its members before state government by advocating for policies
that protect our ponds and lakes for the benefit of all users, including appropriate public access, balanced use, improved safety and water quality, preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species like milfoil, as well as shoreland, watershed wildlife and habitat protection.
For more information, to volunteer, or to become a sponsor visit www.nhlakefest.org
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:04
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