HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.
To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
"We are honored to receive the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor," said Amanda Gillen, Marketing and Visitor Services Manager at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. "Visitors have come to the Science Center for more than 45 years for memorable experiences that bring people nearer to nature. We're proud that all of our hard work is translating into positive reviews."
"TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience," said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. "The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most - their customers."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 08:22
MEREDITH — As recent high school graduates are getting ready to enter their first semester of college, seven local graduates will be entering school with financial assistance from the Meredith Village Savings Bank James D. Sutherland Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Sutherland Memorial Scholarship is granted annually to one graduating high school senior from each community in which Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) has an office.
This year's James D. Sutherland Memorial Scholarship recipients are Katelyn Bailey of Laconia, attendingUniversity of New Hampshire in Durham. Charles Buhrman of Plymouth attending Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota. Hiral Patel of West Ossipee, attending Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. Michael S. Salas of Center Barnstead, attending Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. Drew Matthew Swedberg of Moultonborough, attending Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Casey Wiggin of Meredith, attending Southern University of New Hampshire in Manchester, New Hampshire. KoKo Clarke of Gilford, attending The New School in New York, New York.
The Sutherland Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of James Sutherland, who served as CEO and President of Meredith Village Savings Bank between 1982 and 1996. Each year the scholarship is awarded to deserving high school seniors from Gilford High School, Inter-Lakes High School, Kingswood Academy, Laconia High School, Moultonborough Academy, Plymouth Regional High School and Prospect Mountain High School.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 08:19
HOLDERNESS — Join the Squam Lakes Association (SLA) at Piper Cove in Holderness on Saturday, August 3 for a day of outdoor family fun at the 1st Annual I Love Squam Day. The SLA Annual Meeting is in the morning, followed by a full day of activities in celebration of all things people love about Squam Lake.
Morning activities include an 8 a.m. paddle on Squam (registration required), followed by a coffee social at 9:30 a.m., business meeting at the Fisher Family Barn at 10 a.m., and lunch at 11:30 a.m. (purchase tickets online or by phone for $10).
In the afternoon, stay at Piper Cove to enjoy on-going waterfront activities – learn to paddleboard, kayak or canoe, discover the fish and plants of Squam on a guided snorkel, or paddle out to Moon and Bowman Islands on one of the SLA's canoes for a fun scavenger hunt. There will also be four guided hikes of the Squam watershed.
The celebration continues through the late afternoon and evening at the SLA Resource Center at Piper Cove with a 4:30 p.m. Watershed Fair – displays and interactive activities by SLA and partners, Barbeque Dinner at 6 p.m. (purchase tickets online or by phone, $22 adults, $15 kids 5-12, under 4 eat free), and a Barn Dance for all ages (free with dinner, or $8 adults and $4 kids) starting at 7:30 p.m.
All activities will be held, or will leave from the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3 Holderness. For more information, or to register for any of the activities, go to squamlakes.org or call the office at (603) 968-7336.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 08:13
LACONIA – Bank of New Hampshire is proud to be a "Gold Paw" sponsor for the NH Humane Society's "Paws for a Cause" Comedy Night and Auction event on Thursday, August 8 at Church Landing in Meredith.
The animal welfare agency based in Laconia will host their annual auction to benefit the cats and dogs at the shelter. New this year will be Joe Carroll and Paul Nardizzi, two comedians who will keep people laughing long after the live auction. There are many items up for auction including sports memorabilia, outdoor patio furniture and lawn art just to name a few.
"We cannot help these unfortunate animals without the support of our friends in the community," stated Mary Di Maria, Executive Director of the NHHS. "All proceeds from our evening will provide on-going care and comfort, medical intervention and rehabilitation for the lost, abandoned, abused and simply unwanted animals of the Lakes Region."
Photo Caption (L-R)
Mary Di Maria, Executive Director of the NH Humane Society; Joan Leroux, VP – Laconia Office Manager for Bank of New Hampshire; Bonnie, rescue dog and NH Humane Society Alumni; Marylee Gorham-Waterman, Development/PR/Volunteer Director for the NH Humane Society. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 08:08
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