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081513 Free Library Stations at Moultonborough Beach, Playground (146)FreeLittleLibrary

MOULTONBOROUGH — As of Friday, July 12, two "take a book, bring a book" free book borrowing stations have been set up in Moultonborough for the reading enjoyment of those who find themselves in need of reading matter, and are either too far from the library or need a book at times when the library is not open.

One is located on the side of the lifeguard shack at the Long Island Beach, and the other on the side of the red Recreation Office building near the gate to the town playground. The shelves have been stocked with hardcover and paperback books, and the library staff hopes that appreciative readers will take the books they want, and keep the shelves filled with books they have finished and want to pass along to the next reader.

Library handyman Richard Kennedy built the stations and children's librarian Judi Knowles decorated them.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 10:48

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081613 11th Annual Brenda's Ride starts at Lobster Pound on Saturday, August 17 (260 w 3 col. photo Brenda's Ride)

LACONIA — The 11th Annual Brenda's Ride with Friends: Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time,  will  be held on Saturday, August 17.

The Ride will start at 10 a.m. sharp from the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound as hundreds of motorcycles depart together for a ride around Lake Winnipesaukee. The ride will arrive back at the Lobster Pound early afternoon for a cook-out, raffles, and live music courtesy of Matt Langley and band AXIS. Proceeds from this event will be kept local – benefiting the Oncology Department and patients at LRGHealthcare.

The cost to ride is $25 pre-registered or $30 the day of the event and includes food and entertainment. Everyone is welcome, even those who do not plan to ride.

The Winner's Circle Auto Sales, Inc. in Tilton is the $1,000 Gold Sponsor of the 2013 Brenda's Ride. Joining them are $500 Silver Sponsors The Looney Bin Bar and Grill and Pilgrim Consolidators, in addition to several Shirt Sponsors, auction donors, and in-kind supporters.

For more information on how to support the 2013 Brenda's Ride, contact Brenda Ganong directly at: 581-6992 or visit www.lrgh.org to download a registration form for the ride.



Brenda Ganong and friends have been busy planning the 11th Annual Brenda's Ride with Friends: Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time, to be held on Saturday, August 17 at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound. Pictured from left to right: Weirs Beach Lobster Pound Owner Rich Ray; fifteen year breast cancer survivor and Brenda's Ride founder Brenda Ganong; Event Food Coordinator Cheryl Tester; Event Chair MaryEllen Nelson; and Brenda's biggest cheerleader, husband John Ganong. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 10:45

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081613 Jøtul North America and Energysavers, Inc. team up to support clean air (138)

MEREDITH — This summer, Jøtul North America is partnering with dealers nationwide to implement the Woodstove Changeout Program. Energysavers will be part of this effort for cleaner air across the country.

From now through September 16 consumers can bring in their current non-EPAcertified stoves to select dealers nationwide, including Energysavers, in exchange for a voucher valued at up to $300 toward any current Jøtul product. For all vouchers that are redeemed at Energysavers in Meredith Jøtul will make a donation to the American Lung Association.

Old stoves can be dropped off at Energysavers at 163 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith. Non-EPA stoves that are exchanged during the changeout will be rendered unusable and recycled. EPA-certified wood stoves emit approximately 70 percent less pollution than older conventional stoves, can be 50 percent more efficient and burn up to 1/3 less wood than older models.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 10:42

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081513BankNHWOWFest: 3X 2013 WOW Fest

LACONIA — WOW Fest '13 is coming on Saturday, September 14 and features 5K and 10K road races, 15-mile and 67-mile bicycle challenges and a 3-mile fun walk. All events begin and end at the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club followed by a BBQ luncheon, live music and a multitude of family-friendly events.
"Bank of New Hampshire is proud to support the WOW Trail and the 2013 WOW Fest Event," explains Mark Primeau, President and CEO of Bank of New Hampshire. "This is an exciting event that encourages all of us to get out and get active while supporting this worthy project. We believe the WOW Trail contributes to the health and economic vitality of our community and we support its' continued growth".

WOW Fest is another important fundraiser for the WOW Trail, which has completed the first 1.3 mile segment of the trail connecting Lakeport to downtown Laconia. Fundraising for Phase II of the trail is in process, which will double the length of the trail from downtown Laconia to the planned Belmont trail. In addition to raising funds for construction of Phase II, the WOW Trail group has established a maintenance fund to assist the city of Laconia with trail upkeep and maintenance.

The festival following the race will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For those not participating in one of the events, festival admission is $10 ($5 for children 12 years and under) and includes the BBQ luncheon, live music and lots of family fun.

Festival Sponsors include Fratello's Italian Grille, T-Bones Great American Restaurant, The Common Man Restaurants, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, Melcher & Prescott Insurance, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Taylor Rental, Tritanium Sports, Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region, Rowell Sewer & Drain and Laconia Athletic & Swim Club.

"This is a really great event that will appeal to the entire community," said Jennifer Beetle, Event Director of WOW Fest. "We've got five great events for people to get out and get some exercise and have some fun while supporting the continued expansion of the WOW Trail. It's a very fun time."

Details of these events, information on additional fundraising opportunities, and  on-line registration are available at www.wowtrail.org. For more information, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Monday, 12 August 2013 10:29

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