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Hands across the table soupathon set for March 22

LACONIA — Plans are being finalized for Hands Across the Table's 4th Annual Soupathon to be held on Sunday, March 22 at the St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall on Gilford Ave., Laconia from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

This year's event will have an international theme with All You Can Eat Soups including a French Canadian Vegetable Soup, Brazilian Black Bean Soup, African Soup of the Gods, American Corn Chowder, Japanese Udon Vegetable Soup, and a Polish Kielbasa-Lentil Soup. An avocado citrus salad and Israeli chopped salad will also be served along with hundreds of homemade cookies made from international recipes.

Irene Gordon, HATT President and Ginger Wells-Kay, HATT's Fundraising Chair and are Co-chairing this event. Admission is $9 for adults, $3 for children 3-12 and $25 for a family of 4 or more.

Hands Across the Table provides a free sit-down dinner each Wednesday at the St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall at 31 Gilford Ave. Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner is served at 5 p.m. Guests include families, children, singles, adults, the homeless, the elderly, and those in need of a meal, fellowship and support.



Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 07:44

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Belmont High School students taking part in winni dip

BELMONT —Belmont High School seniors Laura Davies and Cassie Contigiani chose to focus on the promotion of Unified Sports for their senior projects, a required assignment for all high school seniors.

Laura's project focuses on raising awareness about the benefits of Unified sports and developing a "Band of Bears" to participate in the High School Winni-Dip, an annual fundraising event for Special Olympics New Hampshire. Cassie's project was the development and coordination of the First Annual Unified Basketball Jamboree- the first of its kind in the state of New Hampshire.

The girls collaborate in their efforts and are celebrating their successes this season with their Band of Bears – teammates, students and faculty volunteers – who will participate in the High School Winni-Dip on Sunday, March 15 at noon at the Margate Resort. Fundraising efforts yielded in excess of a combined $2,500 to promote unified sports programs, but that outcome only scratches the surface. The best outcomes are still in the making with more Belmont students feeling positive, included, and participating in the spirit of sportsmanship and unity.
People can join Laura and Cassie to learn more about these efforts through the following:
• Observe the Winni-Dip parade as fundraising teams march in costume
• Catch the Belmont "Band of Bears" jumping into Winnipesaukee together in team spirit (look for the team in purple shirts with TEAM LAURA on the back)
• Watch Cassie and Laura presenting their combined fundraising proceeds via large scale check to Special Olympics New Hampshire
• View the video of Laura and Cassie which illustrates positive impact of unified sports and social inclusion.
• Listen to their speech and presentations of awards, along with many other exciting activities.

Laura Davies is a basketball player on Belmont's Unified team, a downhill skier on Team Gunstock, manager of the Belmont girls' varsity basketball and softball teams.
Cassie Contigiani is an Assistant Coach for the Belmont Unified Team, and team captain and three sport varsity athlete (soccer, basketball and softball).
Both girls are members of the Future Business Leaders of America and the Class of 2015 at Belmont High School.

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Sanbornton Democratic Town Committee Will Elect New Officers

SANBORNTON — Democrats will caucus to elect officers on Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sanbornton Public Library on Meetinghouse Hill. To be filled are the positions of chair, vice-chair, secretary, treasurer and delegate to the state convention. Every registered Sanbornton Democratic voter may attend and participate.

New Hampshire Democratic Party by-laws require the election of local officers every two years. Each Democratic town committee throughout the state will elect officers before March 31 this year. Sanbornton Democrats are urged to attend to get the Sanbornton Democratic Committee off to a good start in preparation for the upcoming political season.
For further information, contact Gail Morrison at 286-4596.


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The Bay Chef's Night features new england fare, hermit woods wine

CENTER HARBOR — The Bay Restaurant will be adding another event to their "sampler series" Chef's night on Saturday, March 21 at 6 p.m. The Bay will be featuring New England cuisine; both traditional and contemporary along with specialty wines from Hermit Woods winery.

All winter long The Bay has been featuring regional cuisine from around the United States for their Chef's nights, and this one in particular will hit close to home. The Chef's night will consist of 5 courses tapas style and each course will be paired with a different wine from Hermit Woods.

The evening will start with an appetizer, soup, two entrees and dessert. Roasted Duck with a pomegranate stuffing and beach plum sauce along with seasoned potato-crusted Cod will be the two entrees offered. The meal will be finished off with homemade rum and honey ice cream topped with a berry compote and a fresh baked molasses cookie.

Bob Manley and Ken Hardcastle from Hermit Woods Winery will be on site to educate customers about their wine and how to pair with food. For more information visit www.thebayrestaurantnh.com. For reservations call 677-7141. 

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