LACONIA — The Vintage Café will be hosting a Paint Along Lunch Event on Saturday, February 15 from noon to 3 p.m. at its' Main Street location in Downtown Laconia to celebrate the Laconia Championship Sled Dog Derby.
LRPA television artist, Larry Frates, will be presenting his well- known Paint Along Workshop following a home cooked lunch which includes fresh salad, hot homemade soup, a half sandwich, dessert, and beverage.
The workshop includes all of the materials and tools needed to complete a personalized painting, matting frame, and protective exhibition covering. The theme for this event will be a winter race scene to celebrate the long standing Laconia Championship race.
"Beginners usually have the most fun because they are willing to try something new and jump in with total enthusiasm," said Frates.
The entire package is $25. Reservations can be made by calling 528-7651 There is a limit of 15 spaces to guarantee personalized service and instruction.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:36
MOULTONBOROUGH — All candidates for Town and School District offices in Moultonborough have been invited to speak at Meet the Candidates Night which starts at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 23 at the Moultonborough Lions Club.
Jerry Hopkins, Town and School District Moderator, will serve as moderator.
Each candidate will be given an opportunity to express his/her reasons for running, address their qualifications, and comment on any specific issues that concern them. After all the candidates for a given Town or School District office have presented, there will be time for questions from the audience.
On the Town ballot, there are three candidates (Peter Jensen, Paul Punturieri, and Russ Wakefield) running for two (2) three-year seats on the Select Board. There are two candidates (Deborah "Fox" Smith and Paul Smith) running for two (2) three-year seats as Library Trustees, and there are three candidates (Russ Nolin, Robert H. Stephens and Timothy Tinel) running for two (2) three year seats on the Zoning Board of Adjustments. There is one candidate (Richard Kumpf) running for one of the two (2) three-year seats on the Planning Board. There are no candidates for the second three-year seat on the Planning Board. This Planning Board vacancy may be determined by write-in ballots.
On the Town ballot, there are two candidates (Paul Daisy and John Porter, Jr.) running unopposed for two seats as Trustee of the Trust Funds. Also on the Town Ballot, the following candidates are running unopposed: Jerry D. Hopkins (Town Moderator for 2 years), Cheryl Kahn (Supervisor of the Checklist for 6 years), Barbara Wakefield (Town Clerk for 3 years) and Susette Remson (Tax Collector for 3 years).
On the School District ballot, four candidates (Richard Brown, Lauren Lavoie Sturgeon, Gary Torressen and Peter Velie) are running for two (2) three-year seats on the School Board.
Moderator Hopkins will also allow those present to speak in favor of or against petitioned warrant articles that may appear on either the Town or School District warrants.
All residents are invited to attend this event designed to give candidates an opportunity to express their views, and most importantly, give residents an opportunity to ask questions of candidates. Coffee, water and desserts prepared by members of the Moultonborough PTA will be available for all in attendance. The snow date for Meet the Candidates is Sunday, March 2.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:17
GILFORD — The Gilford Cal Ripken Youth Baseball League is announcing the return of "spring training" skills clinics for the 2014 season. This is a 5-week series of clinics that will focus on all the fundamentals of throwing, fielding, and hitting, as well as pitching and catching. Players ages 7-12 from the towns of Gilford and Laconia for the upcoming regular season are encouraged to attend.
Clinics will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. on Sundays in the Gilford High School gymnasium, and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Gilford Community Center. Clinics will begin on Sunday, February 16 and run for 5 consecutive weeks. A one-time donation of $20 per family is requested which covers both locations and time slots. Aside from a ball glove, the only equipment needed will be a pair of clean indoor shoes and shorts or sweats. Players are also encouraged to register for the 2014 season at any of these times.
For more information, contact any Gilford Cal Ripken board member from the links on the website, www.gilfordbaseball.org.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:14
LACONIA — Local historian Warren D. Huse will speak before the Laconia Historical and Museum Society on "Urban Renewal" at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, at Laconia Public Library.
Huse, who compiles the History Pages that appear in The Citizen on Saturdays, will illustrate his PowerPoint remarks with photographs documenting the transformation of Downtown which took place from 1962-1975.
Drawing from the annual reports of the Laconia Housing and Redevelopment Authority, he will cover the highlights of the planning and execution of the $7,123,255 project which completely refurbished the area between Bank Square and South Main Street into a pedestrian mall which was originally intended to be covered with a roof.
As with many other projects, funding for the roof was ultimately not forthcoming and, after two decades as a pedestrian mall, Main Street was reopened to vehicular traffic and limited parking in 1995.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:08
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