Plymouth Rotary welcomes new member

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth NH Rotary Club recently inducted and welcomed Anthony 'Tony' Fitzherbert as its newest member. 

Fitzherbert got to know several of the Plymouth Rotarians when he helped arrange for train rides during the Plymouth 250th celebration. He chaired the special service train ride, an exciting part of the weekend's events, working alongside Co-Chair Paul Montour, historians Anthony Cassarino and Malcolm "Tink" Taylor, and Paul Gilbin of the Hobo Railroad. The Pemigewasset Valley Local took passengers on a short trip between the Senior Center Railroad Platform, to Frosty Scoops at the Common Man Inn, and back while Fitzherbert served as its conductor.

Fitzherbert explains his desire to join the club, "I strongly believe that one should give back to the area where one chooses to live. A Rotary member suggested that I should consider Rotary membership when we worked together during Plymouth's 250th celebration. I observed the group's community service activities with much interest, and have become very impressed! It will be my privilege to participate!"

Senior/Senior Prom dinner & dancing event in Gilford on Wednesday

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the GHS Student Council and GHS Interact Club, is sponsoring a Senior/Senior Prom dinner and dancing evening for participants of the Senior Moment-um Program. This activity is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22.

Participants will meet in the Gilford High School Lobby at 5:00 p.m. for a sit-down dinner, followed by a Senior/Senior prom with members of the High School Senior Class at 6 p.m. There is no fee for this program, but space is limited and participants must RSVP's with the Parks and Recreation Department. Participants are also asked to provide song requests in advance.

To RSVP or for more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.

LRCC’s Chef’s Table event raised $7,000

LACONIA — The first ever Laconia Community College Chef's Table event held at LRCC on March 27 proved to be a big success according to Dr. Scott Kalcki, college president.

"LRCC's Chef's Table was a lot of fun for all of the attendees," says Kalicki. "An impressive $7,000 was raised for LRCC's Student Scholarship Fund as a result of the more than 55 people who attended. LRCC now has yet another endowed scholarship for students. Thanks to everyone for making the Chef's Table a great event.

Among those taking part were Common Man Family of Restaurants Executive Chef, Alan Zick, who prepared Lobster Corn Chowder, a signature dish for the Common Man restaurants.

The first-ever Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Chef's Table Event was held in the school's new Academic Commons. Other chefs donating their time and expertise were LRCC Culinary Arts Program Coordinator, Patrick Hall; LRCC Culinary Arts Professor, William Walsh; Rob Cone from the Concord Co-op; Nicole Barreira, Head Chef for T-Bones and Cactus Jack's restaurants in Laconia; and Chef Meagan Robinson also from T-Bones and Cactus Jack's. The dessert and pastry chef was Annie Bridgeman of Annie's Café and Catering in Laconia.

Teens, volunteers to spiff up Mt. Major april 19

ALTON — In honor of Earth Day, students and teachers from the Prospect Mountain High School Environmental Club, staff from The Society for the Protection of NH Forests (Forest Society) and members of Belknap Range Conservation Coalition will undertake a de-litter blitz on Mt. Major on Sunday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The group will also meet up with the Belknap Range Trail Tenders (BRATTs) to improve the much-loved Mt. Major trails.

The N.H. Div. of Parks and Recreation Volunteers Office is collaborating on the event. This is the second annual Mt. Major workday event, aimed at caring for one of the most popular hiking destinations in New Hampshire. The State owns the Mt. Major State Park at the summit and the parking area, while the trails are on land owned by the Forest Society and other private landowners. Many stakeholders have been meeting in recent months to work out a stewardship plan for Mt. Major that will preserve the hiking experience while protecting this important natural resource. Sunday's event celebrates the mountain and gets local kids involved in caring for their local mountain.

Participants will meet at the main parking area of Mt. Major (off Rte. 11 in Alton) at 9 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. departure for the summit. For further information, contact Dave Anderson, Director of Education, Forest Society at 224-9945 ext. 335 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..