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Newfound district offering full day kindergarten

BRISTOL —The Newfound Area School District will be offering a full day Kindergarten program beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.

In order to the district to change from a half day program to a full day program, it is requesting that parents register their eligible child for Kindergarten as soon as possible, but no later than April 17.  This will allow the district to assess enrollment numbers and move forward in planning for this change. Any child reaching the age of five years old on or before September 30 will be eligible to attend Kindergarten. At this point in time, there is no plan to offer a ½ day program for the 2015-2016 school year.

Parents may register by calling the their child's home elementary school. Those unsure of their home elementary school, can contact the SAU #4 office at 744-5555.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:24

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Greek chefs will demonstrate how to make Spanakopita

MOULTONBOROUGH — Spanakopita, for those who may not have heard the term before, is a traditional Greek pie made of spinach, feta cheese, seasonings, and baked in a phyllo dough crust, and it is very, very good.

The Friends of the Moultonborough Library will meet Thursday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m. when Greek chefs Chrysanthe Nagios and Alexa Pervanas will demonstrate making spanakopita, using a traditional recipe handed down through the generations.  For more information, call the library at 476-8895. The library is located at 4 Holland Street (Rt. 109 North), across from the Old Country Store.
For the dinner hour, Lavinia's Restaurant in Center Harbor has generously agreed to donate ten percent of the evening's gross sales to the Friends of the Library. Make your plans for an evening out, and you can enjoy fine dining and benefit the library at the same time.

For more information on either of these programs, call the Moultonborough Public Library at 476-8895.

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Beyond the Belt and Fusion Kick in the New Year

LACONIA —  Sensei Carl Young and Coach Jenn Maloney of Beyond the Belt Martial Arts Center helped Fusion members kick in the New Year with a hybrid 'Boot Camp' session in January.

The session was free to Fusion members who each donated $5 towards the Gilford Got Lunch program. Fusion and
Beyond the Belt were able to donate $100 towards the program, which was presented in February.

Beyond the Belt is a family focused martial arts center with programs for children and adults. The children's program teaches martial arts techniques and also life skills, self-defense and character development. Adult programs include mixed martial arts and the 'Boot Camp', which is an aerobic kickboxing program.

Gilford Got Lunch provides nutritious lunches to school aged children in the Gilford School District who might normally go hungry during the school summer vacation. Of the approximately 300 students within the District, 26% qualify for reduced or free lunches which are not available in the summer months.

"We had so much fun coordinating this event with Carl," says Jaimie Sousa, Fusion President. "He is truly passionate about providing martial arts values to local children. It was great to see those classes in action, and then experience a sampling of the offerings for adults. On top of the great things Beyond the Belt is doing for the kids of our community, they always give back to Gilford Got Lunch, so we were happy to follow that lead with the donations from this event."

Fusion is located in Laconia (PO Box 6503, Laconia, NH 03247). For more information about what Fusion can do to support your business or organization, and how to get involved, contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Beyond the Belt is also located in Laconia. For more information, visit their website at www.btbmartialarts.com. Additional information for Gilford Got Lunch is available at www.gilfordgotlunch.com.


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'True Crime' authors flynn, lavoie at laconia library next thursday

LACONIA — The Laconia Public Library will host an evening with true crime authors Kevin Flynn and Rebecca Lavoie on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Laconia Rotary Hall

The authors will talk about the stories behind their books, writing together as a couple and why "true crime" is
becoming the fastest growing genre.
Flynn and Lavoie are co-authors of three true crime books: Our Little Secret: The True Story of a Teenage Killer and the Silence of a Small New England Town, Legally Dead: A Father and Son Bound by Murder and Notes on a Killing: Love, Lies, and Murder in a Small New Hampshire Town. Flynn is also the author of Wicked Intentions: A Remote Farmhouse, a Beautiful Temptress, and the Lovers She Murdered.



Kevin Flynn and Rebecca Lavoie. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 07:09

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