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Friends of Belmont Football Ice Fishing Derby this Coming Weekend (195)

BELMONT — Friends of Belmont Football's First Annual Ice Fishing Derby will  be held n Lake Winnisquam this upcoming weekend Feb. 15-16. Derby Headquarters will be located at Winnisquam Market & Deli on Rte. 3 in Winnisquam.

There will be cash prizes awarded for largest fish among multiple categories. There will also be a raffle available with a chance at winning a brand new, full size bob-house and a brand new ice auger..
Raffle tickets are just $5.

Entry fee for Fishing Derby is just $20 for adults, and $10 for kids. Advance ticket sales for Derby are available at Winnisquam
Market and Deli and are also available at other local off site bait and tackle shops throughout the Lakes Region. See our Facebook Page for participating sites.

Money raised from this Derby benefits Friends of Belmont Football (FOBF). Their mission is to provide Belmont High School Student athletes
an opportunity to play football in High School with an emphasis on getting it done for this coming season.
This group is actively working hard to create a cooperative football team with another local area School District and is very active with
both the Shaker Regional School Board and their Superintendent Maria Dreyer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 09:45

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Rotary Club invites public to attend presentation about 'Legacy of President Kennedy'

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Rotary Club welcomes interested members of the public to join a special breakfast meeting on February 18 for a presentation by John Allen, executive director of the John F. Kennedy Museum. Allen's talk is titled, "The Legacy of President Kennedy" and will take place from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Water Street Cafe. The cost for breakfast is $12. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 09:37

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Belmont's Historic Library Marks 85th Year

BELMONT — Officials from the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources (DHR) recently visited Belmont Village and the treasured Main Street public library, with congratulations on its 85th year. Welcomed by Librarian Becky Albert, the special guests included Peter Michaud and Mary Kate Ryan. Ms. Albert previewed a foundry replica of a plaque noting the Library's listing on the National Register of Historic Places, funded by the Belmont Heritage Commission.
Michaud, who is the National Register, Preservation Tax Incentives and Easements Coordinator, said the library was "an impressive space with truly special architectural details in its paneling and fireplaces, open with its lofty ceiling, yet still intimate." Along with Ms. Ryan, State Survey Coordinator for the DHR, they also viewed the Bandstand and its restoration progress.
The 85th year milestone will be marked throughout the year, according to Library Trustee Chairman Mary Louise Charnley. "Besides our history we look forward to developing the best strategy for future decades," she said.
Belmont has several buildings and structures, including the 1908 Bandstand, have been determined eligible by the State Historic Preservation Officer for the National Register of Historic Places. Only the "new" Library is currently listed, and received that status in 1985 for architectural and engineering distinction. The Bandstand was first moved in 1927 to make room for its construction, and has long been a venue for seasonal Library activities and programs.
The Belmont public library tradition dates to the early 1890s and exceptional generosity of Moses and John Sargent and George and Walter Duffy, among other community leaders and mill owner-executives. According to Wallace Rhodes, author of "Reminiscences of a New Hampshire Town" the Belmont Centennial history, mill owners and executives played central roles in establishing, funding and overseeing in three different Village locations. The Library collection started with a donation of $400 worth of books from Amory Lawrence, supplemented by $100. from the State of New Hampshire and published its first annual report in 1894. Earliest locations were all in the Village including the Johnson Block and New Hose House, storing firefighting apparatus of the era.
Besides Ms. Charnley, current Library Trustees include Marilyn Fowler and Diana Johnson.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 09:16

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Cake Auction Benefits Cub Scout Pack 242

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Cub Scout Pack 242, a nonprofit, will host a cake auction on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the old town hall in Gilmanton Iron Works to raise money for the pack's overnight trip to the Montshire Museum in March.

For more information, including how to donate a cake, contact Patty Cameron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; or Cameron Hamel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 496-5379.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 12:25

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