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082413 Yakking for Loons event raises funds for protecting rare species (223 w/ 3 col. photo Fleet

MOULTONBOROUGH — Lake Winnipesaukee was awash with color as fifty eager paddlers turned out at Lee's Mill Landing for the Loon Preservation Committee's (LPC's) second annual "YAKKING for Loons" kayak-a-thon in July.

Paddlers were treated with a perfect morning to traverse the 2.5 mile "Ganzy" course or the 4.6 mile "Green's Basin" course. LPC's Field Program Coordinator, Chris Conrod, and Winnipesaukee Biologist, Melissa Leszek, served as guides.

A boxed lunch prepared by Curt's Caterers of Gilford was the perfect ending to a rigorous and fun paddle, with Curt Chesley and staff on hand to serve. Prizes were awarded to Megan Chesley, Joanne Chesley and Bonnie Ireland as the top three fundraisers, while Marion Smith was awarded the prize for traveling the longest distance to participate. Prizes were donated by LPC members John and Kittie Wilson of Pleasant Lake and Tom Whalen of Wild Meadow on Winnipesaukee.

Prime Sponsors for the event were Curt's Caterers and Irving Oil. Linda Allen and Joanne Chesley spearheaded and co-chaired the event, arranging the volunteer spotters (John Allen, Ralph Rannacher, Beverly Leonard, Elaine Chesley, and Warren Reynolds) and soliciting "yakkers" and contributions. Wild Meadow of Winnipesaukee helped out by providing rentals on site at a discounted rate.


Paddlers gather at Lee's Mill Landing on Winnipesaukee for the 2nd Annual "YAKKING for Loons" kayak-a-thon to benefit New Hampshire's loons. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 10:49

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081713LaconiaBeachesClosing (66)

LACONIA — The Laconia Parks & Recreation Department has announced the closings of their in-town beaches as of Monday, August 19. All in-town beaches will be closed due to most lifeguards going back to school. 

All bathhouses will remain open until Labor Day (weather permitting). Weirs Beach will remain guarded until Labor Day weekend.  If there are any questions about the beach schedule, please call the Parks office at 524-5046.


Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 10:43

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082413 Golf Tournament Will Benefit Gilmanton Youth Organization (90)

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Youth Organization (GYO) is hosting its first annual golf tournament at Loudon Country Club on Sunday, October 6. A shot-gun start will commence at 10 a.m. In addition to 18 holes of golf played with a scramble, four-person team format, golfers will enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch and a cart for $85 per person or $340 per foursome.

Sponsorships are still available and proceeds will be used by GYO for uniforms, equipment, field maintenance and field improvements. For more information or a registration form, contact Michelle Heyman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 872-2020.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 10:39

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SANBORNTON — In Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech he urged Americans to "let freedom ring." Therefore in memory of this statement bells will be ringing from church steeples all over New Hampshire on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 3 p.m.

Locally, bells will be rung at Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC, First Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church. All three churches are joining in a program to which the general public is invited.

In addition to bell ringing, a film of Dr. King delivering his famous speech will begin at at 2:15 p.m. Following the showing of the film,there will be a time when viewers can talk about their memories of that day and what the speech meant to them. Younger viewers might share what the speech means to them in today's world.

For further information contact Cab Vinton at the Sanbornton Public Library at 286-8288, or Marilyn Ladieu at 934-5717.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 10:34

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