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Dr. Hal Lyon opens New Hampshire Boat Museum's Lecture Series


WOLFEBORO — The first in the New Hampshire Boat Museum's summer lecture series will be held Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. The program entitled "Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit" will be presented by author, speaker, professor, and angler, Dr. Hal Lyon.

This program is sponsored by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Following the lecture there will be light refreshments including iced coffee from Seven Suns Coffee and Tea in Wolfeboro. There is no charge to attend the lecture.

Anyone who has ever posted a "Gone Fishin" sign on the door during business hours will appreciate Dr. Lyon's talk on the habits, rituals, and lore of some of the more colorful members of the not-so-exclusive "Liars' Club". During Dr. Lyon's talk, he will share tales, secrets, folklore, and history of fishing in New Hampshire's big lakes - especially Lake Winnipesaukee which translates into "Smile of the Great Spirit."
Hal's definitive book on glacial lake fishing, Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit, was named "Best Book of the Year" by the New England Outdoor Writers Association and has been a best seller in New England for the past three years. He has produced two DVDs in the "Love Affair with Angling" series which includes humorous, colorful interviews with the 15 Master Anglers in his book who cumulatively have over 600 years fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee.

The New Hampshire Humanities Council that sponsored this program nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire. To learn more about the Council and its work visit www.nhhc.org.

To learn more about the lecture visit the Museum's website at www.nhbm.org or call the Museum at 569-4554.

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Proctor's Cottages and Curt's Catererers Co-hosting Chamber Event on Thursday

LACONIA — On Thursday May 29 from 4-6 p.m. the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be hosted by Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages and Curt's Caterers. The event will take place at Proctor's and all local business people are invited to attend. Proctor's is located at 1144 Weirs Blvd. in Weirs Beach.

Both Proctor's and Curt's are family businesses with the second generation of each beginning to take over. Curt's was founded in 1984 by Curt and Joanne Chesley. Between the two of them, they have over 60 years of culinary experience. Their three daughters and their nephew are integral parts of their team. They work closely with their clients to ensure that every facet of an event is carefully planned out. They take great pride in ensuring the highest quality food, staff, and service for every event.

Proctor's has been around since 1947 when John and Mary Proctor bought the property. Maureen and Fred Clausen bought Proctor's in 1999 and have enjoyed running the business and making many upgrades to "improve it but not change it". They have 20 units in all comprised of 12 cottages and 8 family suites. They have a beautiful 350' sandy beach on the Weirs Channel. This summer, the Clausens' son, Patrick, and his wife, Gladys, will be taking over as general managers. The BAH will be an opportunity to meet the new team.

Proctor's and Curt's have a special relationship in that Curt's catered both of Maureen and Fred's children's weddings. The receptions took place at Proctor's and both the setting and the food were fabulous.

RSVP on the Chamber website www.lakesregionchamber.org or on their Facebook page. If you would like to arrive by boat, call Patrick at 366-5517 so he can reserve a dock for you.


Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages and Curt's Caterers are co-hosting the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on May 29, 4-6PM, at Proctor's. Organizing the festivities are the crew from Curt's Caterers: Julia Chesley, Amy Chesley, Megan Chesley, Joanne Chesley, Dan Becker and the crew from Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages: William Clausen (in back), Patrick Clausen, Charlie Clausen (in front), Fred Clausen, Gladys Clausen, Monica Clausen (in Gladys' arms), Maureen Clausen and Karmen Gifford, Executive Director of The Lakes Region Chamber. (Courtesy Photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014 07:50

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Karen Testerman speaking in Alton Saturday

ALTON — On Saturday morning May 31 Karen Testerman will be presenting her credentials, stating her positions and offering solutions towards resolving some of the problems confronting our country between 10 a.m. to noon at the Gilman Library.

Key topics that Karen will address include Jobs & Our Economy, Energy Independence, State Sovereignty, the Repealing of Obamacare, Supporting and Peace through Strength and maintaining all aspects of the Second Amendment. There will be a question and answer period at the conclusion of her presentation. Promotional brochures and light refreshments will be available.

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8th Annual Peter Makris Memorial Run, June 14. kicks of 91st annual Bike Week

LACONIA — What started as a motorcycle ride and biker party as a memorial tribute to deceased community leader Peter Makris in 2007, has turned into the kickoff event for Laconia Motorcycle Week, as well as an important fundraiser for the Laconia Fire Department and the Easter Seals NH "Veterans Count" program.

Sgt. Dan Clark, known as The Singing Trooper returns again to perform the Opening Ceremonies at the Peter Makris Memorial Run, June 14. He originally performed for the event in 2010 and again in 2013.

This year, as a special attraction, the Peter Makris Memorial Run will feature new VIP sponsor, G. Smith Motorsports

riding a brigade of collector Bourget Custom Motorcycles; this unique brand recently received Hollywood claim in the Expendables; movies starring Sylvester Stallone. Accompanying the Bourget Motorcycles will be the G. Smith private collection of high end V-8 Custom Choppers, brought to the Laconia Rally by this Louisiana firm that is coming to New England to enjoy some of the most scenic riding in the country.

The Peter Makris Memorial Run celebrates the life and service of Peter Makris, and is proud to raise the annual private funding needed for the Laconia Fire Department's Water Rescue Unit-an essential part of the emergency services to the Lakes Region. The Peter Makris Memorial Fund has also supports the Easter Seals New Hampshire, "Veterans Count" program to commemorate Makris' service as a US Marine. "We know Peter would want to support this cause that is so important to our community and country," says Cynthia Makris, president of the family-owned NASWA Resort and also of Laconia Motorcycle Week.

This year, an additional memory will be honored at the run--Paul Blizzard of Lakeport Landing Marina; Paul recently passed away but he, together with Peter Makris, was instrumental in purchasing the original boat for the Laconia Water Rescue team. "From day one, Paul supported us," says Fire Chief Ken Erickson, "He was always a behind-the-scenes guy and never wanted recognition, but now we'll get to recognize what he and Peter did to bolster our department to help save lives."

Registration, breakfast and line-up starts at the NAZBar & Grill, the Resort's lakefront hot spot. Commemorative t-shirts with a new logo designed by Harley Davidson artist, David Uhl, are included, and this year's shirt will be a special new custom design from the artist's apparel line. At 11 a.m. it's kickstands up for a police-escorted, feet-up ride around the lake.

The after-ride, features a bountiful luncheon buffet,thanks to the assistance of sponsor, InFusion Sales Group, an area food service provider. The NAZBar & Grill will rock with live music, raffles, "spirited" promotions and a silent auction to create a full-out "Biker Boogie" with an option for guests to roll up their jeans and cool their toes in the Lake.


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