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Inaugural poet Richard Blanco to speak at book-author lunch in Moultonborough

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Friends of the Library holds its annual Book-Author Luncheon at Bald Peak Colony Club on Wednesday, September 10 featuring Presidential Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco. The Luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m

Richard Blanco is hailed as one of the most passionate poetic voices and distinguished storytellers of the current age. As an historic poet, public speaker, professor and memoirist, he continues to invite audiences to reconnect to the heart of the human experience and all of its beautiful diversity. Through the power of his words and presence, Blanco taps into our unspoken dreams, hopes, and frustrations. He captures the human spirit and condition in all of its complexities by opening up our minds and encouraging individuals to see beyond their differences and to share in the universal experience of our humanity. Blanco appeals to audiences everywhere and inspires a new way to think and feel about the poetry of our day. He makes poetry an accessible, inclusive, and transformative part of our everyday lives

A cash bar on the Bald Peak Terrace will be available beginning at noon. Tickets are $35 per person and are available for purchase at the Moultonborough Library until Wednesday, September 3.  Guests are asked to observe the Bald Peak Dress Code: No denim and collared shirts for gentlemen. 

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Local residents among graduates of AmeriCorps Community Corps

LACONIA — Trevor Bisson of Laconia and Colin Evans of Canterbury are among 480 members who graduated from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) in late July.

Each member was part of a team of about 10 diverse individuals. These teams traveled to, lived in, and completed several six- to eight-week-long projects for different communities across the Great Plains and western United States.


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Miles for Smiles 5K to be held on Sept. 6 in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Lakes Region Community Services' fourth annual Miles for Smiles 5K Run/Walk will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, in downtown Plymouth. The starting line is at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center, 8 Depot St. and the race begins at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from Miles for Smiles help to fund dental care for adults with developmental disabilities. Except for extractions, dental services for adults are not covered by Medicaid, leaving many unable to receive the care they need for good oral health.

"The wonderful thing about Miles for Smiles is that it spotlights how caring and supportive our community is," said LRCS Associate Director Laurie Vachon. "The way that dental professionals, businesses, students, local families and others have supported us in helping individuals meet a very basic human need is truly heart-warming."

Miles for Smiles major sponsors are: Dr. Raymond Thomas Finn Jr., DMD/Beautiful Smiles of the Lakes Region; Shauna L Gauthier, DMD/Oral Surgery of New England and Dental Implant Center; Northeast Delta Dental, Concord; NH Dental Society; Tilton Family Dental and Winnisquam Dental. Other sponsors include Community Guaranty Savings Bank, Circle Dental of Meredith, and Jeffrey R, Crowell, DMD of Laconia.

"So many organizations, groups and businesses have embraced Miles for Smiles over the past few years," said Vachon. "In addition to our wonderful sponsors, other area businesses are showing their support by donating raffle prizes. Several raffle prizes, including gift certificates to many local restaurants and retail businesses, will be raffled off after the completion of the race.

There is a discounted entry fee of $20 for anyone who registers by Monday, September 8. Registration on the day of the race is $25. The first 50 registrants are guaranteed a race T-shirt.

The route weaves through the downtown Plymouth area and is substantially flat. The race is professionally timed.

 Register online at https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/smiles5k2014, or find the link to the online registration form at www.lrcs.org. For more information on participating in the race or helping to sponsor the event, visit lrcs.org, find the "Miles for Smiles 5k run/walk race" on Facebook, or contact Erin Pettengill at LRCS 603-966-3981.

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Pemi F&G Club Hosts Archery Championships

HOLDERNESS — The 16th Annual IBO sanctioned New Hampshire State 3-D Archery Championship and the First IBO New England Regional Championship (NECS) were held on Saturday/Sunday, June 28/29 at the Pemi Valley Fish and Game Club with recognition given in twenty-eight different shooting classes. There were 129 competitors from the Northeast vying for the title of Northeast Regional and New Hampshire champion in the various classes. The winners in each of the classes are listed in the club website, click on Event Results.
The weather was perfect (maybe a bit too hot in the upper 80's). Thanks to the kitchen crews who served breakfast and dogs/burgers/etc throughout the day both days. Very special thanks to the Northeast Regional IBO Director Jon Brown and NH IBO Director Dave Castle (and his right hand Kim) and all the regional and state IBO reps for guiding this event to such a successful conclusion! Also heartfelt thanks to the couple dozen Pemi Club Board members, club members and several non-members who pitched in from a few hours to many days of their time. Our special accolades to Rev. Earl Miller who donated time and effort well beyond reasonable expectations. George Andrews, Bill Orr and Ryan Babka, Nancy Allen, Ryan Wing, Savannah Thompson also donated two or more days to the effort. IBO reps Jon Brown and Dave Castle also donated several days of their time in preparation for the shoot, thanks guys!
The Plymouth Walmart donated a McKenzie standing deer target and the following businesses donated generously to the cost of targets: Plymouth Guarantee Savings Bank, Dick Piper (Piper Construction), Mark Troiano (Finishing Touches), Ward D'Elia and David Cote, DVM (Plymouth Animal Hospital).

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