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LACONIA — The Belmont Police Department, in conjunction with a AAA of New England, is facilitating a "Keeping the Keys" course for senior drivers on Wednesday, August 14 at 9 a.m. at Briarcrest Estates Community Center in Laconia.

Senior members of the community are encouraged to attend this program. If older drivers cannot attend, it is encouraged that another family member attend on their behalf.

The workshop will cover ways to help seniors driving as long as possible. At AAA's Keeping the Keys workshop drivers will learn how to adjust to natural changes in driving ability, keep driving skills sharp, and how to take full advantage of AAA's resources for senior drivers.

For more information about this free program contact Lieutenant Richard Mann at 267-8350.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 07:56

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081213 Kenya Welch of Franklin Competing in Outstanding Teen Pageant (218 w/ 1 col Kenya) w photo

FRANKLIN — Kenya Welch, 16, of Franklin, will be among fifty-two of the country's most talented, bright and beautiful young women, ages 13 to 17, in Orlando, FL to compete in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen (MAOTeen) competition, the "little sister" to Miss America.

The competition will take place August 13-17 at the Linda Chapin Theater inside the Orange County Convention Center.

Promoting scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America's teens, the MAOTeen contestants will be judged on personal interview, talent, evening wear, lifestyle & fitness in active wear, and on-stage question.

Welch, a senior at Franklin High School, will be performing a contemporary dance for the talent portion of the MAOTeen competition. She is promoting "Empowering Children to Make Healthier Choices" as a platform issue throughout her year of service as Miss New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen 2013.

The contestants will be in Orlando from Saturday, August 10 through Saturday, August 17 for rehearsals and activities surrounding the pageant. They will visit Dave and Busters on Sunday, August 11 and Medieval Times on Monday, August 12. They will also participate in events such as the

star-studded Evening of Stars Extravaganza and the MAOTeen College Fair, both to be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel, and will have several opportunities to train with professionals in the pageant and entertainment fields.



Kenya Welch (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 07:51

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080913Sandwich250thEvents (296)

SANDWICH — Sandwich is conducting a variety of events during this years Old Home Week in celebration of its 250th town anniversary.

The events begin on Saturday, August 10 with the town's 84th annual Field Day at Quimbly Field. The day starts off with the 54th annual coed youth softball game open for children ages 12-15. Later in the day there will be races for all ages, a tug-o-war, and a pie eating contest. A barbecue cookout will be held at 4 p.m.

A horseshoe tournament will take place on Sunday, August 11 at 2 p.m. The teams will be picked at random, and are open to people of all age and ability.

Local residents Mark Longley and Helen Gingras will be leading hikes along the Bearcamp River Trail on Monday, August 12 and Thursday, August 15. Each hike will start at 9 a.m. and is estimated to commence around noon.

Tennis tournaments will begin on Monday, August 12 and will be held daily at the town courts, leading up to the finals on Saturday, August 17.

Multiple events will be taking place on Thursday, August 15. A bike, trike and doll carriage parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to show creativity and style with old and new wheels dressed for this fun event. The opening of Joan Cook's legendary photos will be on display in "Another Photographic Journey of Sandwich" at the Sandwich Fair Craft Building. The opening reception runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and will include refreshments. The gallery will be open through Sunday, August 18. Old-fashioned penny sale will also be held Thursday evening at the Fairgrounds Crafts Building starting at 6 p.m.
Sandwich Water Sports Day beings at noon on Friday, August 16 at Squam Beach. The day will include a Family Triathlon, a wide variety of games, races and prizes hosted by the Sandwich lifeguards.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 07:46

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081613CaregaSandwich (119)

SANDWICH — On Saturday, August 17, the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery will open an exhibit of work by Sandwich artists past, present and future to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the town. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.
Participating artists include three generations of Winslows, Marcella Comes Winslow, her son John and his daughter, Clare. Ashley Bullard, Robin Dustin, Forrest Elliott, Kathryn Field, Margaret Merritt, Elizabeth F. Smith, Bunty Walsh, CC White, and Sallie Wolf are among the participating artists.
Guests will be asked to create an edible sculpture made in "sandwich form" to share during the reception. Prizes will be given for the most original, most delicious and most creative sculptures.
For more information visit patricialaddcarega.com, or call 284 -7748.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:45

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