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Knights of Columbus to Sponsor Youth Free Throw Championship Sunday (188)

FRANKLIN  — All local boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level 2014 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The competition will be held Sunday February 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the St. Gabriel's Parish Center on Elkins Street in Franklin. Registration will begin at 12 noon.

There is no cost associated with this event. Each contestant will be given a chance to shoot 15 free throws, with the winner of each division determined by who sinks the most shots. There will be six separate divisions for boys and girls – 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14-years-old. The age of the contestant as of January 1, 2014 will determine the division he or she competes in.

Trophies will be awarded to the 1st place winners while all contestants will be recognized for their participation. Division winners will have a chance to go on and compete at the State of NH Free Throw Championship.

This year's sponsors are the Knights of Columbus Council 11868 in Tilton, Council 12147 in Franklin, Council 10943 in Belmont and Council 428 in Laconia. In the event of bad weather, the make up date for this event is February 16. For more information call Matt Harmon at 286-2284.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 05:42

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‘What is Wilderness’ talk on February 13

HOLDERNESS — Join the Squam Lakes Association Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m. for the Squam Speaker Series: What is Wlderness?.

John Marunowski, Wilderness Manager, for the Pemigewasset Ranger District on the White Mountain National Forest will talk about the Pemigewasset and Sandwich Range Wilderness Areas. John's talk will explore the meanings behind this powerful idea, changes over the last 50 years since of the original Wilderness Act was signed into law, along with what the US Forest Service in New Hampshire has accomplished over that time.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. On September 3, 1964 President Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of wildlands for the use and benefit of the American people. Now, 50 years later, as a result of America's continuing support for Wilderness, Congress has added over 100 million acres to this unique land preservation system. Don't miss out on this exciting talk about why Wilderness is so important!
For more information call the SLA at (603) 968-7336 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 10:24

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Miller Environmental Fund applications due before end of March

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Miller Environmental Education Fund (MEEF) is now accepting applications for grant funding for 2014. These grants are meant to support interested applicants who will have direct contact with Moultonborough children through environmental projects and learning experiences.

Projects that qualify may include: construction of nature trails, wild life monitoring, water quality monitoring or climate change awareness, outdoor classroom activities and supplies, funds can be used to support operations for projects of this type (transportation, supplies, etc.)

Projects previously funded by MEEF have included: A nature garden of native species at MCS, a songbird study including purchase of binoculars for use by all students, a presentation and workshops for children and families by a naturalist encouraging their observations in nature.

MEEF was developed in 2007 out of a profound appreciation for the service and dedication of Michele Miller, former Principal of Moultonborough Central School and the 2006 NH Environmental Educator of the Year award recipient. Grants this year will be available in amounts up to $3500.

For more information or to receive an application call Frances Strayer, Project Manager, at 476-5535, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Electronic applications must be received on or before March 21, 2014.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 10:15

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LR Chamber to Publish Lakes Region Living

LACONIA —  New Hampshire's Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and McLean Communications announced their collaboration on the 2014 edition of Lakes Region Living, a professionally produced, full-color, glossy magazine dedicated to exploring the advantages of living and working in New Hampshire's Lakes Region.

The publication will serve as an ideal resource for local businesses, those considering the region for relocation, starting or expanding a business, going to college, or for retirement.

"This magazine is a unique marketing opportunity to capture the overall values of living and working in our region. It provides resources of local business, education, culture, healthcare and all the elements important to those considering moving to this area," stated Karmen Gifford, Chamber Executive Director.

There are few places more well-known for scenic splendor, pristine lakes and natural beauty than the Lakes Region, and the mission of Lakes Region Living is to illuminate the charm of the area while educating both newcomers and long-time residents about its economic opportunities, cultural diversification, business landscape and the allure of calling this region home.

"What's not to love about New Hampshire's Lakes Region? We're thrilled to have this opportunity to utilize our knowledge and expertise to produce a high-impact publication for the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce," says Sharron McCarthy of McLean Communications.

In Lakes Region Living, readers will get an inside look at many of the elements that make the region such a great place to live, work and conduct business, including:

• Overview of local figures in business, education, culture, healthcare and real estate

• An insider's guide to the areas attractions, events and unique characteristics

• A look at the communities that make up the Lakes Region

• And much more information of use to those considering a move or starting or expanding a business in our area

Advertising space in the publication is now open, giving local businesses an opportunity to cement your role within the community by advertising to a unique and varied audience, and be part of an effort to showcase why this part of the Granite State is an ideal place to live and work. Advertising investments in Lakes Region Living will be put to good use reaching a responsive audience all year long. Distribution channels will include:

• Local businesses, including hotels, healthcare facilities, real estate agents, schools, and city halls

• To the B2B community through networking events, conferences and Chamber of Commerce events

• Mailed directly to all Lakes Region Chamber members

• Mailed directly to those inquiring about the area for retirement, relocation or business start-ups or expansion

• Used as a recruitment tool by local businesses

• College students

For advertising information contact Deb Pepka at (603) 731-1904 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For editorial inquiries, contact Ken Gagnon at (603) 413-5112 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 10:11

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