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Miss Lakes Region and Miss LR Teen will be crowned Saturday Night

GILFORD — A field of 15 talented and intelligent young women and teens will be seeking the titles of Miss Lakes Region 2015 and Miss Lakes Region's Outstanding Teen 2015 in a very exciting evening of competition on Saturday, August 2 at 6 p.m. at the Gilford Youth Center in Gilford. Miss Lakes Region, Kendall Wipff, and Miss Lakes Region's Outstanding Teen, Victoria Whalen will crown their successors.

Audra Paquette Burns, Miss New Hampshire 2005 and former Miss Lakes Region 2004, will serve as emcee for the pageant. Melissa DeGroot DiRienza, Miss Lakes Region 2006, will head choreography.

The programs are official preliminaries to the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program and the Miss New Hampshire Outstanding Teen Program. The winners of Saturday night's program will go on to take part in their state programs in April and February 2015 respectively held in Derry, NH.

Miss Contestants include:
Mallory Coulombe of Gorham, 21, a senior at Southern New Hampshire University
Emily Curtis of Merrimack, 17, a senior at Merrimack High School
Kylee-Ann Drew of Gilford, 17, a senior at Gilford High School
Ciara Ferland of Littleton, 17, a senior at Littleton High School
Jaycie Greenberg of Windham, 17, a senior at Windham High School
Brianna Hayward of Manchester, 18, a sophomore at New England College
Samantha Mackes of Belmont, 18, a freshman at Simmons College
Linda Montminy of Center Barnstead, 21, a student at Colby Sawyer College
Laura Patnaude of Merrimack, 21, a senior at Towson University, Maryland
Michelle Vegliante of Merrimack, 21, a student at the New England College of Pharmacy

Outstanding Teen Contestants include:
Olivia Bollhorst of Salem, 13, an 8th grade student at Woodberry Middle School
Sophia Joyal of Laconia, 14, a freshman at Laconia High School
Sarah Limoges of Candia, 16, a junior at Manchester Central High School
Blaine Manning of Tilton, 13, an 8th grade student at St. John Regional School
Allie Nault of Gilford, 16, a junior at Gilford High School

Miss and Teen contestants will be judged in five areas of competition. Miss contestants will be judged in Private Interview, Talent, Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Evening Wear, and Onstage Question. Teen Contestant will be judged in Private Interview, Talent, Lifestyle and Fitness in Sportswear, Evening Wear and Onstage Question.

Doors open at 5:30 and the program start at 6 p.m. Admission for the program is $12 for all seats/all ages. For more information call 267-5311.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:13

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Craftsmen Gallery Plans Double Fun weekend

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will be having a Double Your Fun weekend. Join us Saturday, August 2nd for a workshop with Alene Sirlotte-Cope from 11 am – 2 pm. Indulge your inner fiber junkie with Ann Lee on Sunday, August 3rd from 1- 4 pm.
On Saturday, Alene will be having an alcohol ink tile workshop, at which you can relax and have fun creating your own custom ceramic tiles. The tiles can be used for back splashes, kitchen/bathroom accents, coasters, wall hangings and more.

The tuition for the class is $35 per student and must be paid in advance. There will be an additional $10 materials fee that will be paid to the instructor on the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
If you have an unhealthy passion for fabric and scarves then stop by on Sunday to indulge with Ann Lee. Ann will be creating her unique, one-of-a kind lace scarves from scratch – watch how they become stitched together with a sewing machine.
Ann sees the driving force of her art as love - the tactile qualities of the fabric, the colors that change with the light and textures that add depth to her creations. This demo is free and open to the public.
To register for the workshop or for more information call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:04

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Children's author to visit Gilford Public Library

GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library will host children's author Cheryl Bloser on Thursday, July 31, for a special story time featuring her stories.

Bloser is the author of two books for children: "Little Mouse and the Muddy Feet" and "Little Mouse and the Big Green Frog."

Her visit will take place in the Storytime Room at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:34

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New Hampshire Community Seafood co-op expands, adds Laconia pick-up spot

LACONIA — Fresh fish caught off the coast of New Hampshire will be brought to Laconia through the New Hampshire Community Seafood (NHCS) cooperation. For more information, or to sign up for deliveries, go to New Hampshire Community Seafood | Support your Fishermen. Eat Fresh & Local. or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or go to http://www.laconialocaleatery.com.

New Hampshire Community Seafood was created to be a type of "farm share for fish" and the second session of the year starts in two weeks. NHCS has seen phenomenal overall growth of CSF members in just its second year from 250 members to 520, and in distribution points, 7 to 13, which includes more instate regions such as Laconia, Canterbury, Concord, Nashua, Plymouth, and Manchester, who traditionally have never had access to catch of the day fish by their own NH fishermen.
NHCS is a cooperative of fishermen and consumers who've joined together to protect the ocean, sustain New Hampshire's fishing industry and support the local economy. They offer a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) and a Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) program from June-December, which provides consumers and restaurants with a weekly share of the freshest fish available. The fish is caught and delivered dock to dish within 24 hours of offload. This fish will be brought to Laconia's Local Eatery who has been participating in the RSF program for the past 6 weeks.

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