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Conservation Commission to hold program on combatting problems posed by with runoff


LACONIA — The Laconia Conservation Commission will hold a free program titled Soak Up The Rain – NH on March 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Laconia Middle School.

Members of the commission will discuss various do-it-yourself landscaping methods that help prevent rain water and snow melt, also known as storm water runoff, from contributing to flooding and soil erosion within Laconia's many streams and brooks. You don't have to live near a stream, brook, pond or lake to have a great impact on the health of the water we all share.

Also, part of the program will be an introduction to the user-friendly on-line tool "What's Your P?" ("P" refers to the nutrient phosphorus) that helps landowners calculate how much soil, and the nutrients it contains, they can prevent from washing away by installing the landscaping methods to be discussed. This on-line tool is being promoted by the Lake Winnipesaukee Association (LWA) as a Lakes Region specific version of the NH Residential Loading Model first unveiled by the NH Dept. of Environmental Services and later adapted by LWA through a public/private partnership.

In addition, program attendees will have an opportunity to view the on-line tool titled Web Soil Survey, a tool that identifies for landowners the soil types existing on their property along with management suggestions, and can prepare a printable report.

There is no deadline to register but an RSVP is suggested by contacting commission member Lisa Morin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at telephone number 603-527-5880.

Everyone is welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:49

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World War II trunk show comes to Taylor Community


LACONIA — Dan Schroeder, a volunteer at Wolfeboro's Wright Museum, discusses the history behind the contents of the World War II Traveling Trunk Show Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Taylor Community's Woodside Building.

Since 2009, the traveling trunk program has brought noteworthy World War II memorabilia from both home and war fronts to schools and civic organizations through New Hampshire and beyond. The program is free and open to the public. Call 524-5600 to reserve a seat.

For more information, visit www.taylorcommunity.org, or call 366-1400.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:42

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Selectman candidates to participate in forum at Wicwas Grange

MEREDITH — The Wicwas Grange 292 will host a candidates forum for the eight candidates running for four open seats in Meredith. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Grange on Meredith Center Road, next to the Meredith Center Store.

Candidates are: David Lund Bennett, Sr., L. Michael Hatch, Jonathan James, Rosemary Landry, Bev Lapham, Ray Moritz, Michael Pelczar, and Roland Tichy. Current Selectmen Peter Brothers and Carla Horne are not running again and Selectmen Hillary Seegar and Lou Kahn have recently resigned, leaving four seats to fill. Only two of the candidates will be elected at town elections while the remaining two seats will be filled by appointments made by the new board of selectmen.

The forum will be moderated by Grange member and Meredith resident Bea Lewis. There will be a brief meet and mingle before the formal program. Questions will be encouraged from the audience. This is an opportunity for residents of Meredith to learn more about the candidates and where they stand on a variety of issues.

For more information, contact Steve Durand, Grange president, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603/726-6160.

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Laconia Adult Ed offering Microsoft Office classes

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering a four week Microsoft Office Basics: Word, Excel, Etc. computer class beginning on Tuesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 19,. The class will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. noted Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director.

This course will allow those individuals who are only slightly familiar with Microsoft Programs to get a leg up and learn all the tips and tricks that make each program easier to use as well as more efficient. This class is designed for people who already work with these programs, but don't feel thoroughly knowledgeable or who want to learn some new tricks. Students will learn about formulas and pivot tables in Excel, how to create spreadsheets and some additional tips for Word. The class content is flexible, and will be based in some part on student needs. Students will need to bring a flash drive to class to save their personal files.

Along with learning how to navigate through these Microsoft programs the class will be teaching beginner skills in each application that will allow participants to easily create and format letters in Word, apply the spreadsheet capabilities of Excel to everyday use. To enroll in the class or for more information, call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 08:06

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