Senior moment-um mini-golf program on May 4th at Funspot

GILFORD —  The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring Senior Moment-um Program on Monday May 4.  Participants will meet upstairs at Funspot at 10:30 a.m. to take on the challenge of their 18-hole indoor mini golf course. For $5, you will be able to "drive, chip, and putt" your way through a fun course featuring NH landmarks. Participants are asked to RSVP by Friday, May 1st.

To RSVP or for more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.

Irwin automotive group plans new owner's event

LACONIA — Irwin Automotive Group will be hosting a new owner's event at 59 Bisson Avenue in Laconia on April 28th from 5 to 7 p.m. All Toyota/Scion, Ford/Lincoln owners are invited to attend this evening filled with fun, prizes and food (whether you bought from Irwin or not).

The Irwin Automotive Groups New Owner's event is an opportunity for new car owners to learn about maintaining their vehicles and can answer all your questions about all the new vehicle technology. Basic maintenance will also be discussed, including how often maintenance work should take place.

Chris Irwin, Vice President of Irwin Automotive, says "We want to teach our customers more about preventative maintenance so we can keep them in safe and reliable vehicles for as long as we can."

RSVP By Friday April 25 to Ed Kelley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 603 581 2953.

Irwin's was founded in 1951 by Robert H. Irwin, as a Lincoln Mercury dealership and he added the Ford franchise in 1955. Peter, second generation, added Toyota in 1979, and then added Scion in 2002. Irwin's Used Car Center was built in 1994 and was located at 446 Union Ave in Laconia. In 2009 the Irwin's completed a 12,000 square foot expansion of their Bisson Avenue location, which now totals 72,000 square feet on more than 15 acres and 600 vehicles. Laconia Quicklane Tire and Auto Center was started in the late fall of 2010, and in 2011 the Irwin Automotive Group expanded to include Hyundai. The Used Car Center was converted into a brand new state of the art Hyundai Facility during the winter of 2012. In the spring of 2013 NH Car Credit, a division of Irwin's, was founded.

Donations sought for auction to benefit lakes region food pantry

MOULTONBOROUGH — Silent and live auctions will be held at the Moultonborough Lions Club on Saturday, May 30, to benefit the Lakes Region Food Pantry. Every dollar taken in will be used to support the food pantry, purchase food items to keep the food pantry shelves stocked, and purchase vouchers for our clients.

Donated items are needed for this auction. Local residents and businesses can support this effort by donating items to be auctioned such as gift certificates, new merchandise, handmade crafts or art work, used furniture or household items in very good condition, antiques, and any other items that are valuable enough to be included in a silent or live auction.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept used mattresses, appliances (small or large), computer or stereo equipment, exercise equipment, televisions, or television entertainment centers. A good rule of thumb when donating to a charity auction is to ask, "Is this something I would give to a friend? If not, please don't donate it to charity."

Businesses and individuals are also encouraged to be creative by donating services (e.g. cleaning time, landscaping hours, baked goods), dinner for 2 or 4 at their home, boat rides or motorcycle rides, or any other type of exciting recreational items. "Like" the Lakes Region Food Pantry on Facebook to view photos of some of the auction items.

The live auction will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. The doors will be opened at 4:30 p.m. for preview and food will be available. More than 230 items will be auctioned in the balloon, silent and live auctions. There will also be a 50/50 raffle with 50% of the proceeds going to one lucky winner.

Any businesses or individuals who have one or more items they are willing to donate to this very worthwhile cause are asked to call Kate and Mike Lancor (476-8409) or (204-8409), or Amy Norton (986-0357). Arrangements can be made to pick up donated items in advance.

The Lakes Region Food Pantry (LRFP) opened its doors in January 2013 and is currently located on Whittier Highway in the village area of Moultonborough. LRFP serves individuals and families from throughout the Lakes Region including Moultonborough, Center Harbor, Meredith, Sandwich, Tuftonboro and Laconia.


Researcher trying to map all of N.H.'s movie houses to speak at Golden View

MEREDITH — The public is invited to a presentation by Jeff Klenotic, associate professor of communication arts at the University of New Hampshire, at Golden View's new assisted living option, The Cottage on Tuesday, May 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. 

Professor Klenotic will present examples from his ongoing research, which aims to produce a digital archive and interactive map charting of every venue where movies played in the Granite State from the medium's origins in 1896 to the rise of television in the 1940s. Those attending are welcome to share their own knowledge of local movie venues and their own memories of "going to the movies."

Light refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited. For more information or to RSVP call 279-8111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..