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Community college graduates latest LNA class

Members of the latest graduating class of the Licensed Nursing Assistant program at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia gather for a group photo after recent graduation ceremonies. From left are Brooklynn Miller of Laconia, Amanda Creech of Tilton, Jennifer Fleming of Ashland, Ashlee Roy of Alton, Haley Coelho of Belmont, Zoe Alcantara of Belmont, and Rebecca Bishop of Northfield. Michele Foye and Cathy Weigel, both registered nurses, (not pictured) were the program's instructors. (Courtesy photo)


Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 06:26

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Quilters Guild will hear from Kristine Poor

LACONIA — The Belknap Mill Quilters Guild will meet on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. at The Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn & Spa.

Kristine Poor of Poorhouse Quilt Designs will do a trunk show with a techniques "twist", as well as vend her patterns and products just in time for holiday sewing. She'll cover various materials used from batting to heat moldable stiffeners and will also share traditional quilting and applique projects.

Mark your calendars for the 38th Harvest of Quilts show Sat, Oct 3 & Sun, Oct 4 at The Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn & Spa. The show opens at 10 each morning and runs until 5 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. There will be hundreds of quilts exhibited, the Harvest Café, lots of vendors and lots of demos to round out the  day. For more info see www.bmqg.org

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 06:20

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Multicultural Festival seeking flag carriers


LACONIA — The Lakes Region residents are once again invited to be part of a tradition that brings energy and color to downtown Laconia.

The Annual Multicultural Festival Parade of International Flags will set up near the parking lot of Bank of New Hampshire move down Pleasant Street to Main Street, Canal Street, and onto Beacon Street to Rotary Park.

For more than 10 years, this event has brought people together as friends, neighborhoods, families, civic groups and citizens proud of their heritage.

Those who wish to become part of this event simply need to show up in front of Bank of New Hampshire by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Organizers will have the flags for the parade but they need volunteers to help carry them.

Interested individuals and groups can also reserve a spot by calling 387-3687 before the September event, but organizers note there is room for everyone to carry one of the Multicultural Festival flags.


Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 06:15

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Gnerre Scholarhship winners

Three music majors received $ 2,000 scholarship from the Joseph T. Gnerre Memorial Scholarship Fund. The awards are larger this year, thanks to the donation of C. Gerald Gnerre. Award winners were Michael O'Brien, of Laconia High School, majoring in music, attending Benedictine University in Atchison, Kansas; Ian Soderberg of Plymouth High School, a music major who will attend Ithaca College Conservatory, New York, and Brooke Banister of Plymouth, majoring in music, attending Elon University, North Carolina. (Courtesy photos)


Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 06:12

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