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..

PSU arts degree candidates' works will be presented


Capstone Projects by Plymouth State Bachelor of Fine Arts Candidates


PLYMOUTH — Twelve Plymouth State University seniors will present capstone projects, a requirement for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, through May 15. Graphic design projects will be presented at the Silver Center for the Arts, and studio art works at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery.

Graphic design students work to create and define a fictitious company and spend the year producing a broad range of applications. Studio art majors delve into personal themes, motifs and media to achieve a mature body of work. Both groups will participate in a gallery talk beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.

Professor Kimberly Anderson Ritchie, BFA studio thesis coordinator says the yearlong process of preparing for this culminating exhibition teaches students to be "working artists, thinkers, creators and visionaries. They learn how to have an idea and execute it in the best possible way." It is also a memorable event for ongoing art students as the support one another in all disciplines. Additionally, the faculty will use the exhibition as a teaching tool for current students. Ritchie says, "These shows don't 'die' when they come down in May. They live on and are discussed year after year."

2015 BFA candidates are:

Graphic Design

Daniel Barez from Cheshire Conn., Brieanna Casey from Bristol, Chase Chicoine from Laconia, Harrison DiBona from Pelham, Steffan Morgenstern from Derry, Rebecca Morse from Hampton and Ryan Smith from Concord.

Studio Art

Hannah Marie Smith from New Boston, Nick Landry from Derry, Tasia Farwell from Allenstown, McKenzie Davidson from North Granby, Conn., and Kelsey Kingston from Gilmanton Iron Works.

The Karl Drerup Art Gallery in the Draper and Maynard Building on North Main Street is open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m., and Saturday, 1–4 p.m. Drerup Gallery is closed Sundays and PSU holidays.

The Silver Center for the Arts on Main Street is open Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m.–5p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon–6 p.m. Silver is closed PSU holidays.

Lakes Region Triathlon Club will start annual clinic May 3

LACONIA — Lakes Region Triathlon Club, a multi-sport club based out of Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, is offering a 12 week multi-sport clinic for aspiring triathletes and duathletes, beginning the week of May 3. For those interested in the clinic, there will be a meeting on Tuesday, April 28 at  7 p.m. at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club.

Head coach Suzan Ballmer of Breakaway Athletic Coaching will be at the meeting to discuss the clinic and answer questions. The cost for the clinic is $150 and includes a 12 week written training program; two coached group workouts per week: one swim and one bike-run focusing on skills and transitions; and professional advice on nutrition, gear and the race process. The program culminates with the Capital City Triathlon/Duathlon on July 26, 2015. Race entry fee is not included.

As a non-profit organization, the Lakes Region Triathlon Club relies upon membership dues and the support of local sponsors, including MC Cycle & Sport, Rowell's Sewer & Drain, Laconia Athletic & Swi Club, Expanding Horizons and Champion.

For more information regarding the multi-sport clinic, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Maureen Nix at 528-2203. To find out more about the Lakes Region Triathlon Club, visit