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Reciprocal snowmobile weekend is Jan. 30 - Feb. 1

CONCORD — Snowmobile enthusiasts will have a chance to explore some new territory Friday through Saturday, January 30-February 1, during the New Hampshire-Vermont-Maine reciprocal snowmobile weekend. 
“This weekend is one of the highlights of the winter for many resident and non-resident riders,” said N.H. Fish and Game Capt. John Wimsatt, who coordinates Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle enforcement and education for New Hampshire. “We have a good base of snow on the ground through much of the state, and the big snowstorm this week will kick the snowmobile season off in earnest.”
The following are the ground rules for the weekend: First, all snowmobiles legally registered to ride in Vermont and Maine will be able to operate on New Hampshire trails during the three-day open weekend. To be legally registered in Vermont, snowmobiles must display, pursuant to Vermont law, a valid Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, Inc. Trails Maintenance Assessment, also known as the Trails Pass. All other New Hampshire laws and rules regarding the operation of snowmobiles must be adhered to, such as speed limits, youth operation standards, etc.

Second, all snowmobiles legally registered in New Hampshire will be able to operate in Vermont and Maine during the reciprocal weekend. All other Vermont and Maine snowmobile laws and rules must be complied with, including Vermont’s mandatory liability insurance, safety education certification (if born after 7/1/1983), and youth operation requirements.
For information on snowmobiling in New Hampshire, visit: http://www.ride.nh.gov or http://www.nhtrails.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 09:51

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AARP Mature Driver Safety Program to be held in Meredith on March 4

MEREDITH — The next AARP Mature Driver Safety Program in Meredith takes place at the Meredith Community Center on Wednesday March 4 from 9 a.m. noon and 1-4 p.m.

The classroom experience emphasizes defensive driving techniques, including new traffic laws and rules of the road to name a few. It points out how to adjust your driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

There is no test and those completing the course receive a certificate making them eligible for insurance discounts from certain insurance companies serving New Hampshire.

The fee for the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for others.

Registration is required, to register for this course call Bob Kennelly at 677-7187.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 09:44

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Free ice cream sundae for Friendly’s patrons wearing Patriots gear

LACONIA — The Friendly's restaurant at 1160 Union Ave. in Lakeport is one of the chain's 91 locations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts which is celebrating the New England Patriot's march to the Super Bowl by offering a free three-scoop sundae with any adult entrée purchase to guests who don Patriots apparel.

This offer is available now through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb 1.

Whether it's a hat, T-shirt, hoodie or jacket, guests who support the Patriots by sporting the team's name or logo anywhere on their clothing are eligible to receive this special offer with the purchase of any breakfast, lunch or dinner entrée.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 09:39

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Friends of Belmont Football hosting spaghetti dinner on Sat.

BELMONT — Friends of Belmont Football will be hosting their 2nd annual Spaghetti Dinner on this Saturday, January 31, from 5-8 p.m. at The Greenside at Lochmere Country Club 360 Laconia Road, Route 3, Tilton.

Donations of $10 adults, and $5 kids (12 and under) will be greatly appreciated. Proceeds benefit Friends of Belmont Football for the purpose of funding Belmont's football athletes to play football in the 2016 season.

Spaghetti and meatballs, salad, rolls and butter and desserts will be served. There will be a cash bar and a 50/50 raffle.

Belmont will be combined with Gilford for a 2nd football season this year at the JV level. Friends of Belmont Football needs to raise $15,000 for Gilford-Belmont to be considered a Cooperative Varsity Football Team in 2016.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 09:35

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