Squam Lakes Association hosts photography talk

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association will host professional photographers Randy and Kathy Roos as they share an astounding body of work showcasing nearly to 30 years of capturing the beauty of the region on Thursday, January 15 from 7-8 p.m.

Through their work the Roos' have documented the story of Squam's eagles for well over the last eight years, adventured to the most pristine and remote parts of the Whites and captured the region's rugged beauty. Stop in and listen to the adventure behind every photograph as well as pick up expert techniques from the pros on capturing that perfect moment.

This free program will take place at the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3. All are welcome. For more information call (603) 968-7336.


Cross-country skiing lessons available at Bolduc Park on Saturdays

LACONIA — Bolduc Park Association will be offering cross-country skiing lessons beginning Saturday, Jan. 10, and continuing each Saturday throughout January.

The hour-long sessions which will begin at 10 a.m. will provide instruction and basic technique in classic and/or skate skiing. Rental equipment is available through Piche's Ski and Sport on Gilford Ave in Gilford.

The park offers skiers of all ages and skill levels groomed ski trails along with a 1K skate ski loop. There is also plenty of terrain available for snowshoe walks through the park's wooded trail system. Lessons and leagues are available and in the winter the park is groomed for cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Volunteers are always needed and welcome.

To register for lessons, stop by or call the park office (603) 524-1370 or Piche's Ski and Sport shop (603) 524-2068.

Bolduc Park is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization and is fully operated and maintained by volunteers.

Franklin Lions Club hosting hearing & vision screening

FRANKLIN -- The Franklin Area Lions Club will be hosting a free hearing and vision screening for all ages (with cutting edge equipment) on Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bessie Rowell Community Center.

The club is inviting members of the wider community of Hill, Franklin, Tilton, Northfield and Sanbornton to join them for a special service event.

"We need community-minded volunteers to help man the event, and we encourage anyone who is interested in making a difference to join us," said club President Heather Makechnie.

Those wishing to help out can call (603) 738-4002, Makechnie said.

This event is being held to coincide with the Lions Worldwide Week of Service, Jan. 10-16, which brings Lions around the world together to serve their communities and support their goal of helping 100 million people by the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International in 2017. Jan. 13 is the 136th birthday observance of Melvin Jones, the organization's founder.

SCORE offers Jan. 14 workshop on tax planning for small businesses

LACONIA — In today's world of changing tax rules operating a small business is more challenging than ever. Proper tax planning helps prevent poor performance. Being prepared for your tax obligations and the related filings requires more than good intentions. Owing to the complexity of tax law and the frequency and quantity of the annual changes to it, diligence, knowledge and persistence are required to optimize your company's tax outcome.

In order for you to better prepare to get the best from your business tax situation SCORE Lakes Region brings you a "Small Business Tax Planning" workshop Wednesday, January 14, at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Building. Seating is limited to 15. Reservations are recommended.

Presenter Kandi J. Edson CPA PLLC, of Gilford and Rochester, founder and owner, will share her expertise. Kandi brings over 25 years of experience as consultant & coach in the areas of audit and tax with individuals and companies in many industries including construction, real estate, restaurant, medical professionals, service practitioners and nonprofit organizations. Her practice concentrates on forward thinking for businesses and individuals providing service to high net worth clients in the areas of taxation, budgeting, cash flow, growth, and succession. Through coaching clients will experience a catalyzing relationship, accelerating the process of great performance.

Discussion topics during this session include;
• Learning how to arrange your business to optimize your tax situation;
• Understanding the opportunities and benefits available to the small business owner;
• How best to work with bookkeeping and accounting professionals;
• Your obligations and requirements for State and Federal tax reporting.

Registration is required for the January 14 workshop. Doors open at 5 p.m. for registration and networking. The workshop begins at 5:30 p.m. The location will be the Chamber of Conference Building, 383 South Main Street, Laconia, located across from Vista Foods. Tuition is $25 per person if paid in advance or $30 at the door. Checks may be mailed to SCORE Lakes Region, 383 South Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Register online at http://lakesregion.score.org/localworkshops.