Robbie Mills pool tournament raises $4,200

LACONIA — The 8th annual Robbie Mills Memorial Tournament held at the Funky Monkey on March 7 saw Gary Girard emerge as winner with Joe Barker in second and Matt Grenon third.

A strong field of 56 players competed in the double-elimination 8-ball tournament. Dozens and dozens of local businesses and individuals contributed raffle and auction items, and Pubmania team Cafe Dejavu members contributed many, many hours in planning and running this event.

A total of little over $4,200 (including a generous donation of $1000 by Metrocast) was raised for the Boys & Girls Club and the annual NH1 Children's Auction.
Tournament founder and organizer Mike Baron of Baron's Billiards said '' I want to extend a  big thank you to everyone that helped us with this...players, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and countless others that help spread the word about the importance of helping the children of this community.''

Leadership Academy accepting applications for 2016 class

PLYMOUTH — Applications for the Leadership Academy's next class are being accepted now, and interviews will be scheduled by the end of May for the class which will get under way in September.

Those who live or work in communities in the Newfound, Plymouth, Squam, Baker-Pemi-Waterville Valley regions are encouraged to apply.

The Leadership Academy program strives to give people the tools to help improve their community. The academy works to deepen people's knowledge and understanding of the state, and strengthen their capacity to work with other key partners to create positive change, and help enhance the collaborative capacity of community leaders to get things accomplished in their civic and business lives.

Program session days run from September through May, meeting one day a month at a variety of locations throughout the region. In addition to sessions on state and local government and non-profits in New Hampshire, topics covered in depth include education, healthcare, the environment and sustainability, the criminal justice system and economic development.

More information can be found on the current Plymouth Regional Chamber website at, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 536-1001.





Wesley Woods slates two sessions on electronic devices

GILFORD — Wesley Woods and Lakes Region Community College are teaming up to help people get more out of their electronic devices.
Want to know how to get the most out of your smart phone, tablet, and/ or your laptop?
Bring them all to Wesley Woods Community Center on Monday, March 23 from 1-2 p.m. and get help from the experts from Lakes Region Community College. The students will be here to answer questions and work with participants one to one.

This class is open to the public and free of charge.  RSVP to Stace at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On March 30 come back for a session on Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Skype. Students will answer questions, get you set up, and teach you how to stay connected. Bring your wireless devices, and have some fun.

Suicide post-vention training coming to Franklin Regional Hospital on March 25

FRANKLIN — National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  NH's National Best Practice Connect Suicide Post-vention Training is coming to Franklin Regional Hospital on March 25.

The training helps communities to develop safe response to suicide and traumatic deaths

The training is one day and for those looking to become trainers will be combined with Connect postvention train-the-trainer for a total of three days. Cost of the training is free to participants.

Targeted audience are professionals whose job entails responding to a traumatic death, including behavioral health professionals, guidance councilors, law enforcement, faith leaders, school personnel, members of suicide prevention coalitions, human resource departments and disaster response teams.

Connect is a nationally designated Best Practice Program developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – New Hampshire. For more information, contact Tammy Levesque at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-528-2145. www.theconnectprogram.orgfree