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081013TirathLOON: 3X Triathloon (200)

MOULTONBOROUGH —Registration is currently open for the Sixth Annual TriathLOON sponsored by Holland Hill Studio for Yoga and Fitness. This year's race takes place on Sunday, August 11 at 7 a.m. at Long Island Beach.

The course includes a very easy and shallow 1/4 mile swim, a hilly 13 mile bike and a shady 3 mile run along the Moutonborough Neck pathway. Participants are encouraged to try all three events, but can choose to do one or two or relay the race. This is a perfect race for athletes wanting to warm up before the larger area triathlons or for newbies looking to get experience with a multi-sport race in a friendly, non-competitive atmosphere.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and will be rewarded with a discounted race charge of $30. Registration will be $40 on the day of the race. Kids 12 and under can participate for $10 and can complete as much of the course as they feel comfortable. Whoopie pies are presented at the end of the race for all pre-registered athletes.

To register call Holland Hill Studio at 476-2476 or send a check made out to "Holland Hill Studio" to 97 Holland Street, Moultonborough, NH 03254. For more information, visit hollandhillstudio.com.


CAPTION — Athletes who participated in the 2012 Triathloon. (Courtesy photo) 

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Leo A. 'Joe' Couture, 78

LACONIA — Leo "Joe" A. Couture, 78, of 46 Edwards Street died at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

Mr. Couture was born July 23, 1935 in Laconia, the son of the late Alphonse and Antoinette (Labreque) Couture.

Mr. Couture was a lifelong resident of Laconia. He was a Veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring after twenty-two years in the U. S. Army as a Sergeant First Class.

Mr. Couture had also been employed at Irwin Marine, Irwin Motors, BouliaGorrell Lumber Co., the Laconia Clinic and Meredith Ford.

Mr. Couture was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. He was a member and former Post Commander, Trustee and Chaplain of the American Legion, Wilkins Smith Post No. 1 and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laconia Post #1670.

Mr. Couture loved his grandkids.

Survivors include his wife, Muriel (Dutile) Couture, of Laconia; four sons, Wayne Uhlenberg of Laconia, William Couture of Louisiana, and Michael Couture and Scott Couture, both of Indiana; three daughters, Catherine Catledge of Georgia, Wanda Yates of Louisiana and Pamela Woods of Concord; eleven grandchildren ; a brother, Roger Couture, of Vermont; two sisters, Lillian Corliss of Lakeport and Rita Bruno of Tilton and many nephews and nieces.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 9:30-11:00AM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.

Following the calling hours, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.

Burial will be at a later date in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N. H.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Legion, Wilkins Smith Post No. 1, PO Box 494, Laconia, NH 03247.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements.

For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.


Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 08:18

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080713 Loon Center Program focuses on Dragons and Damsels (132)

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Loon Center will host a presentation "Dragons & Damsels of NH" on Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. as part of its  Summer 2013 Nature Talk Series.

Pamela Hunt, Avian Conservation Biologist for NH Audubon, will introduce guests (admission is free) to the fascinating world of the insect order Odonata. People will discover the biology and ecology of dragonflies and damselflies and see some of NH's notable species.

The Summer Nature Talks are given every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. during the months of July and August. All programs are free admission.

For 36 years the Loon Preservation Committee has worked to preserve the Common Loon and its habitat in New Hampshire through research, education, and management activities.

On Thursday, August 15, Lou and Marilyn Lieto will present "New Hampshire's Wild History: 350 Years of New Hampshire's Wildlife".


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080813 Caregivers Offers Dine Around the Lake Opportunities (340)

CENTER HARBOR — Enter to win the Interlakes Community Caregivers' "Dine Around the Lakes" Raffle for your chance to receive hundreds of dollars in restaurant gift certificates.

The First Prize winner will receive $500 worth of restaurant gift certificates, with one runner up receiving $210 worth. Ticket prices are: one for $5, three for $10 and ten for $20 and can be purchased now through September 7 by contacting Interlakes Community Caregivers at 253-9275, extension 3, or by visiting one of their ticket sales locations noted below.

"We've had a tremendous outpouring of support from the community this summer in our fundraising efforts," stated Sally Dussault of Meredith, chair of the raffle committee. "Area restaurants have been very generous in their donations and we are happy to offer the chance of winning such great prizes for those who purchase the raffle tickets."

The dining packages are made up of gift certificates ranging in price from $25 to $50 from the following restaurants: Buckey's Restaurant & Tavern, Corner House Inn, Fratello's/The Homestead, Frog Rock Tavern, George's Diner, Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Ristorante, Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, Kara's Café & Cakery, Kevin's Café, Lakeside Deli & Grille, Lavinia's, Lemon Grass, Mame's, Phu Jee's, Squam Lake Inn, T-Bones/Cactus Jack's, The Village Kitchen, and The Woodshed.

Raffle tickets can be purchased by contacting the ICCI office at 253-9275, extension 3, or by stopping by one of their informational tables at the following locations this summer:

Fri., Aug. 9 E. M. Heath Supermarket, Center Harbor 3-6 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 17 Moulton Farm, Meredith 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 21 Sandwich Farmer's Market 4-7 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 23 E. M. Heath Supermarket, Center Harbor 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 24 Meredith Historical Society Museum 9 a.m.-noon.

The drawing will be held at the Interlakes Community Caregivers' 3rd Annual Mini-Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept 7 at Paradise Falls in Moultonborough.



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