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Belmont Parks & Rec plans trips to Manchester, Boston

BELMONT — Belmont Parks and Recreation is now registering participants for a 4 week Gunstock Outreach Ski & Snowboard Program starting January 4th. Participants must be in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Students in 8th-12th grade will be will be allowed to ski with at least 1 friend (also enrolled in the program), and will be required to check in with a chaperone periodically. Our supervised program is on Sundays from 12 noon-4 p.m. Any participant with adult supervision can arrive at 9 a.m. and receive their lift ticket prior to the program start time for independent skiing or snowboarding. Parents or guardians of participants can participate with their children for the same program fee provided a chaperone is not required. This program is open to residents and non residents (at a slightly higher registration fee). Outreach participants will be eligible to purchase an end of season pass for just $59 per person. The end of season passes can only be purchased from Gunstock starting February 23, 2015, and is valid until Gunstock closes in the Spring of 2015. The deadline to sign up for this program is Wednesday, November 12.

A trip will be made to the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Saturday, December 13 for a performance of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra & Conductor Keith Lockhart. They will be performing their beloved Holiday Pops concert. The trip departs Belmont at 6 p.m. returning immediately after the performance. There will be time prior to the concert to purchase dinner on your own.

The Boston Theatre and Shopping Trip is back by popular demand on December 20, with a choice of two shows; Irving Berlin's White Christmas at the Wang Center or The Nutcracker Ballet at the Boston Opera House. The first stop will be the beautifully decorated Prudential Center Shops for shopping, sightseeing or visit a nearby museum. Next stop is the theatre district in time for your choice of holiday show, or visit the aquarium on your own. After the shows we will travel to Faneuil Hall for more shopping or a leisurely dinner on your own. We recommend that you make a reservation at a restaurant either at Faneuil Hall or the North End. This is an active trip and does require walking from central drop off points to the various venues.

We will travel to Boston on January 16th to watch Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green, Marcus Smart and the young Boston Celtics take on Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls at the TD Garden, 7:30 p.m. We offer two choices for seating: loge section #5 or balcony section #303. Space is limited on all the trips, flyers and registration forms are available on the recreation page at our website: www.belmontnh.org or by calling Belmont Parks & Recreation, (603) 267-1865.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 08:02

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Matt Stubbs Blues Band playing at Pitman’s on Friday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will hold a Dance Night with The Matt Stubbs Blues Band featuring Dennis Brennan on Friday, November 14 at 8 p.m.
Matthew Stubbs was named the 2009 Outstanding Guitarist from Blues Audience Magazine and was a 2009 Boston Music Award Nominee for Blues Act of the year. Boston-based roots guitarist Stubbs has a wicked way with a groove and an ability to conjure vintage tones. His tasty arrangements make that vintage hard to pinpoint, thanks to the way he mixes swinging blues, funk, surf rock, and prickly R&B licks.
Dennis Brennan is a cagey veteran who can electrify audiences with his ability to cross brilliantly from rock to soul, blues, country, and jazz, while breathing fresh life into each. He has been nominated for 4 NEMO awards and has won 2 NEMO awards for "Outstanding Roots Rock Band.
Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Tickets to the show are $15 per person. BYOB. Call 527-0043 for reservations or visit www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

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AutoServ Tilton installs high-tech HVAC systems

TILTON — Save Energy Systems, Inc. of Somervillle, Mass., is pleased to announce the installation of its energy management control solution, the DLC, at the AutoServ Dealer Group facility in Tilton. The system is operational throughout the 50,000 sq. ft. facility and covers five manufacturer's showrooms, three customer lounges, dealership offices and service areas.

Save Energy Systems has been installing their innovative energy efficiency technology, which is focused on reducing existing HVAC systems operating costs, throughout New England in small to medium sized commercial and industrial facilities including auto dealers, health clubs, banks, churches, distributors, manufacturers and commercial offices over the past 2 years.

Roland Gamelin, AutoServ Director of Operations, says "I appreciate the ability of monitoring and controlling the facility's HVAC systems remotely from my phone or I-Pad while off site. The simple-to-use web interface provides me with full control, even during off hours."

"We're looking forward to reducing energy costs, but just as important, we're doing what we can to reduce energy consumption for the benefit of the environment", says Dennis Gaudet, CEO of AutoServ.

The cost of the system was offset in part by an energy efficiency incentive rebate from Public Service of New Hampshire, a Northeast Utilities company.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 07:25

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Local Lions Club gives $5,000 to Operation KidSight


MOULTONBOROUGH — At its regular monthly dinner meeting, the Moultonborough Lions Club presented a check for $5,000 to New Hampshire Lions Sight and Hearing for Operation KidSight (OKS). Accepting the check was 1st District Vice Governor Scott Wilson.

Wilson was instrumental in getting a matching $53,000 grant from Lions International Fund to purchase 15 vision-screening machines for Operation KidSight. The cost will be $106,000 and will bring the total number of machines for use in New Hampshire to 19.

These new vision-screening machines are much smaller and more sophisticated than the four the Lions have used in the past and can detect early signs of six distinct eye abnormalities, including near and far sightedness as well as eye misalignment and unequal refractive power problems. Approximately 100 students can be screened in under an hour using these new screening machines.

The goal of Operation KidSight is to provide vision-screening opportunities for children from age 6 months through 12th grade. As screening units become

available and club members receive the requisite training, the Moultonborough Lions Club will be offering testing to all children within the communities it serves.

Lion Mark Cotrupi has volunteered to co-ordinate OKS for the Moultonborough Lions and will work closely with Lion Scott. Seven Moultonborough Lion members have volunteered to assist him in this endeavor.


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