NEW HAMPTON — Elder residents of New Hampton have been interviewed for the New Hampton Historical Society's Oral History Project and have told their stories about their lives in the community.
Several of these town members will share their stories, revealing the values that shaped the character of the town on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at the Gordon-Nash Library.
Topics will include the Hurricane of 1938, the New Hampton Grange, Old Home Day, the one room schools, town governance/services, and cultural and demographic changes in the town over the past 70 years. Audience members will also be invited to share their own stories.
The program is free and open to the public; refreshments served, along with fundraising items for sale.
For more information, contact Gordon DuBois at 279-0379.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:11
LACONIA — Engraving, Awards & Gifts, a leading e-commerce marketer and manufacturer of awards and incentives, has announced the appointment of Christopher Guilmett as assistant sales manager. Guilmett will help manage the company's expanding customer base of national and international companies.
Guilmett is a lifelong resident of Laconia and an active member of the community, having been actively involved on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Bolduc Park Association, the Belknap Mill Society, Lakes Region United Way, and Laconia/Gilford Lions Club.
He is an incorporator for LRGHealthcare, a member of the WLNH Children's Auction Disbursement Committee, and currently serves on the Laconia School Board and the St. Andre Bessette Parish Pastoral Council. He was a recipient of the Leadership Award from the Lakes Region United Way for 2003 -2004, Lion of the Year for 1999, 2000 & 2003, and is a graduate member of the charter class of Leadership Lakes Region.
Guilmett enjoys spending time with his wife Marlee and sons Jared and Garrett as well as the outdoors and traveling.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:06
CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will be converting to digitally-generated and printed regular hunting and fishing licenses beginning with the 2014 year.
More than half of hunting and fishing licenses sold in N.H. are currently purchased online or at stores that use an automated system. New Hampshire is one of the few remaining states where regular licenses are hand-written. A handful of agents around the state are already using the new point-of-sale (POS) system as part of a pilot project that began in August, and things are going well, according to Fish and Game Licensing Supervisor Sue Perry.
When 2014 hunting and fishing licenses become available in mid-December, all Fish and Game license agents will be issuing hunting and fishing licenses via the automated system. Hand-written licenses will no longer be available after the 2013 license year ends.
One change under the new system is that, starting with the 2014 licenses, a $2 transaction fee will be charged per license form. This fee will go to the vendor, Sovereign Sportsman Solutions (S3), for the automated system to cover the cost of its operation, just as online license buyers currently pay a transaction fee.
The new automated system offers many benefits: The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will gain faster access to critical license sales data, which can take months to get under the old system. It will also save on printing and shipping costs, since pre-printed license forms will not be needed.
For consumers, the license-buying transaction will be faster and easier. In many cases, their information will already be in the system. Fish and Game license agents will find their administrative reporting is streamlined, because end-of-month reports will be computer-generated, saving them time and effort. They will save time on transactions at the counter, as well, aided by helpful "prompts" to assist them during license sales.
"This should be a positive change for everyone, because it will allow Fish and Game to operate more efficiently and effectively, using technology that has been adopted nationwide with positive results," said Perry.
For more information, and Frequently Asked Questions about the upcoming move to electronic license sales, visit http://www.wildnh.com/POS
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:02
GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center is hosting the 6th Annual GYC Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.
This is a 5K Race and Family walk. The course, which is a registered 5K course, runs through Gilford Village and is considered flat and fast.
The race will begin at 9 a.m. (walkers will start at 8:45 a.m.). Awards will be given to best times in multiple age divisions. Results from the race will be posted on Coolrunning.com and on the GYC website.
Register before November 7, and receive a free long sleeve Turkey Trot shirt. Registration brochures can be found at gilfordyouthcenter.com. Proceeds from the event help fund current and future programming at the Gilford Youth Center. Only $24/per person & $65/Family Rate (up to five). Questions? Contact Scott at 524-6978.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 09:51
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