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Mentoring Together program entering 4th year


LACONIA — The Mentoring Together Program begins preparations for the 2014-2015 school year at Laconia Middle School. A number of current and new mentors gathered to welcome Nick Resca the new Site Director of Project Extra at LMS. The Mentoring Together Program focuses on the incoming 6th graders as a collaboration with members in our community, while enhancing the District's goals of building relationships between the school, families and community.

This is the fourth year of the Mentoring Together Programs at LMS and the program is growing through the support of its volunteers and community support. The Mentoring Together Program would like to thank all of the Mentors in the program and the Lakes Region Rotary Club for their contribution to this meaningful program. If you or someone you know are interested in mentoring visit the Laconia Middle School home page or contact Rebecca Sims at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-524-4632 x 2202.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 09:35

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Talk about N.H.’s champion trees Thursday at Laconia Public Library

LACONIA — Did you know New Hampshire has seven champion "National Big Trees"? Join us on Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Hall at the Laconia Public Library as Kevin Martin, author of Big Trees of New Hampshire, takes us on a journey into the woods and into some cities all over New Hampshire to find these big trees of New Hampshire.

Martin will explain how he got involved with finding the trees, how lumber from similar trees is used in his boatbuilding work, and how wildlife will use these impressive parts of our landscape. The discussion will cover trees on public land in all parts of the state and how the curious can go see them for themselves.
Admission is free. Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the program.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 09:31

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2-day QuickBooks Workshops at Lakes Region Community College this fall

LACONIA  — QB Support Services, LLC, Owner, Charlene Smith of Belmont), will be teaching QuickBooks Workshops this fall at Lakes Region Community College.

The two-day Basic QuickBooks I Workshop will be on Monday, Sept.29, and Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The two-day Basic QuickBooks II Workshop will be on Monday, Oct. 6, and Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost is $100 for either workshop.

"I specialize in assisting small businesses, non-profits, and individuals in keeping track of their finances using QuickBooks, one of the most commonly used accounting software programs," says Smith, an LRCC Accounting Honors Graduate in 2010. "I am excited about the opportunity to pass my QuickBooks knowledge along to others in the community. The best way to assist businesses is to help them understand how to set up QuickBooks to maximize efficiency."


Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 10:02

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Gilford Professional Firefighters plan 12th Annual Golf Tournament

GILFORD —  The Gilford Professional Firefighters are excited to announce their 12th Annual Gilford Professional Firefighters Community Golf Tournament, scheduled for Friday, September 26th!! This year's event will once again assist funding the Lakes Region Scholarship in the name of Nicholas Palisi; the WLNH Children's Auction Hose Draggers Pub Mania Team; and the Professional Firefighters Relief Fund. What could beat a beautiful September day? One filled with 18-holes of golf, a catered BBQ luncheon and a chance at great prizes, that's what!! Join the Gilford Professional Firefighters on September 26 at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford.

Registration ($90 per golfer) begins at 7:45 a.m. with a shotgun start promptly at 8:30. Sign up today, as space is limited! Gilford Professional Firefighters are actively seeking sponsors and corporate partners at all levels to ensure this event is a complete success. Please contact Dominic DeCarli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for team registration forms and sponsor information. To see what other events we've been working on, check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gilfordprofessionalfirefighters.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 09:56

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