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Chili cook off to benefit N.H. Humane Society is Sunday at Lobster Pound

LACONIA — The Sunday before Super Bowl marks the day Weirs Beach Lobster Pound hosts the Annual Chili Cook off, this year slated for Sunday January 26 beginning at noon.

Anyone with a penchant for fire and heat and a willingness to sample many chili offerings, is invited to join the festivities. Admission fee is $10 per person, children under 12 may sample for free, at this family friendly venue.

The official judging panel comprising of Laconia's fire chief Ken Erickson, police chief Chris Adams and the new mayor, Ed Engler, will  award bragging rights to the restaurant fielding the meanest chili in the Lakes Region. Adams, returning judge on the official panel reported. "it's not all law and order in the Lakes Region. My department and I, are very supportive of the mission of the local animal shelter - we are a department of animal lovers, and we all love chili".

Engler also commented "long have the reporters at Laconia Daily Sun covered stories from the Humane Society, I am thrilled to join the panel since this event is for such a worthy charity, near and dear to my heart".

Live entertainment with Paul Warnick and saxophonist Jonathan Lorentz ,will keep the crowds musically limber. All who participate in the chili cook off will be able to purchase tickets for the restaurant raffles and the 50/50 raffle. Awards and raffle drawing will be held 4 p.m.

Weirs Beach Lobster Pound, owned by brothers Rich and Mike Ray, and managed by Bob Wilson, are strong animal advocates and  supporters of the New Hampshire Humane Society. Their own Ambassadog, the beautiful Madison, serves to remind all the importance of stewardship of those who cannot speak for themselves. In support of the local animal shelter, 100 percent of the event proceeds will be gifted to the Laconia based animal welfare agency.

Shelter spokesperson Marylee Gorham said "we are so grateful to the Lobster Pound, many restaurants who have stepped up to the challenge this year, and the judges who agreed to lend their support. Knowing we have so many friends in the community inspires our staff, volunteers and supporters to do the very best they can every day, enriching the lives of the animals we are pledged to care for until adoption."

For more information about the event call Weirs Beach Lobster Pound at 366-2255 or check either www.wblp.com or www.nhhumane.org.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 09:55

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Laconia Adult Education Offers New Training Opportunity In Energy Healing - REIKI

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education will be offering REIKI healing classes in March. In its simplest terms, REIKI is a natural, gentle, non-invasive healing method.

The instructor, Carol Wallace, is a certified REIKI Master Teacher and has a private practice in Alton Bay. She has extensive experience providing one-on-one client counseling, using the REIKI healing process and teaching all levels of REIKI.

A free Reiki Clinic: Learn & Experience Reiki Benefits Demonstration will be offered on Tuesday, March 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Laconia High School. Call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 to register.

REIKI Level I Training will be held for one week on Monday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. REIKI Level II Training will be held for one week starting Monday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 for tuition information and to register.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 09:34

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Free Ice Fishing Clinic for Kids at Meredith Derby

MEREDITH — On Saturday, February 8, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, The Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby will host the "Let's Go Fishing" program.

This is a free hands-on clinic for kids and their parents on the basics of ice fishing that has been developed and will be presented by the Fish and Game Department. The clinic is geared toward kids but is open to anyone; those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment will be provided and people do not need to have a fishing license to participate.

Sessions will run hourly at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. at in the roped-off area on Meredith Bay near the Meredith Rotary trailer on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Participants will learn about ice-fishing techniques, including using tip-ups, sounding the hole and operating power augers. Then the kids will fish! Once again, as she has done for many years, the program will be conducted by Karina Walsh, who is the program coordinator for the "Let's Go Fishing" program at the New Hampshire Fish & Game department.

Tickets for the Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby are currently available to purchase online at the Meredith Rotary website (www.meredithrotary.org), as well as a wide variety of vendors throughout New Hampshire. Starting on Friday, February 7 at 8 a.m., tickets will be available at the Rotary HQ trailer in Meredith. Price of a Derby ticket is $30.

"Remember, you don't have to fish to win cash prizes," according to Betsey Donovan, Derby Chairman for 2014. "Everyone who purchases the $30 Derby Ticket has the opportunity to win hundreds of dollars in cash prizes throughout the weekend. Additionally, there are two $5,000 cash drawings during the weekend," according to Donovan.

"This will mark the 35th year of the Ice Fishing Derby," Donovan stated, "and with our new rules and prize structure that includes more than $50,000 in cash prizes, we are expecting a big crowd and a great time to be had by all."

Late breaking information is always available by calling 603-279-7600 or by visiting the Meredith Rotary Club website at (www.meredithrotary.org) or Facebook page.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 09:30

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Laconia Adult Education Gluten-Free Cooking

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education will offer a class on Gluten-Free Cooking Made Simple. The class will begin on Tuesday, January 28, from 6- 7:30 p.m. and will run for five weeks.

Sarah Baldwin-Welcome, a culinary graduate of Newbury College, will teach the class. She is the owner of Provincial Palate Inc. specializing in mustards and specialty catering.

Over 1 million Americans may have intolerance for gluten, a common ingredient in more foods than people may realize. Gluten is a protein found in all wheat, rye, barley, and oat products.

Wheat allergy is an abnormal immune system reaction to one or more proteins found in wheat. Allergy to wheat is one of the more common food allergies in children. Avoiding wheat is the primary treatment for wheat allergy. Wheat allergy is different from a disorder known as Celiac Disease, an immune system reaction that causes inflammation in the small intestines when a person eats any food containing gluten, one type of protein found in wheat.

People can learn to live without some of these things by replacing them with Wheat/Gluten-free ingredients and still enjoy pasta, pizza and crepes. Participants in the class will learn how to prepare basic recipes with gluten-free replacements as well as how to explore new gluten-free ingredients.

Call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 to enroll in this class.


Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 10:36

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