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Correction: New Hampton trail not yet wheelchair accessible

NEW HAMPTON — A caption printed in yesterday's paper incorrectly stated that the Nature-Fitness Trail in New Hampton is wheelchair accessible. While the committee constructing the trail plans to include a fully accessible section, the trail is still under construction and is not currently suitable for those in wheelchairs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 07:51

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Program on NH loons september 10 at lake winni museum

LACONIA — Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is presenting "Loons in New Hampshire, Doing Quite Well, Thank You" on Wednesday, September 10th at 7 p.m.

This talk will focus on the last 25 years of information about the survival and distribution of the common loon throughout New Hampshire. Maps, generated using GIS (Geographical Information System), will be used to show population growth and spread over time. Data collection methods will be reviewed. Trends in the loon population, loon habitat, nesting habits, hatchling survival and dispersion patterns will be presented.

Russell Congalton, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is a professor of GIS and remote sensing at the University of New Hampshire. He received a Faculty Excellence Award in 2005. His research interests are divided almost equally between basic research on spatial data uncertainty/map accuracy and applied research applying the tools of remote sensing, GIS, and spatial data analysis to solving natural resource problems. These projects have included deer and bear habitat mapping, endangered plant habitat analysis, mapping forest change, fire and fuels management, and eelgrass mapping, to name just a few.

This lecture is free for members and for non members there will be a $5 fee. Call 366-5950 to RSVP.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 07:49

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2nd Annual Lakes Region Rotary Car Show raised $12,000 for charities

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Rotary Club held its second annual car show at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound on Saturday July 26. O'Reilly Auto Parts, Bank of New Hampshire and Graham & Graham CPAs were the major sponsors of this year's event. Vintage vehicle were on display featuring the 50th anniversary Mustangs. There were over 150 vehicles on display. From sponsorships, vehicles registrations and general admission the club raised over $12,000.

From monies raised at the event, the Lakes Region Rotary Foundation has approved awarding the following charities listed below:
Laconia Boys & Girls Club, Circle Program,  Laconia Educational Endowment Fund (LEEF), Lake Region Scholarship Foundation, LRGHealthcare, Rotary International Foundation,  Lake Region Rotary Youth Leadership, Laconia Memorial Middle School Mentoring Program, Laconia Got Lunch, Laconia Elm Street School Playground, Child Advocacy Center, Laconia Community Area Land Trust.
Total contributions are $11,500.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 07:44

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AARP Mature Driver program offered in Meredith

MEREDITH — A AARP Mature Driver Safety Program will take place at the Meredith Community Center on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 4 p.m.

Each three-hour classroom session will focus on defensive driving techniques, including new traffic laws and rules of the road. Instructors will point out how older drivers can adjust their driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

There is no test and those completing the course receive a certificate making them eligible for insurance discounts from certain insurance companies serving New Hampshire.

The fee for the two day course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for others.

Registration is required. Those interested can register by calling Bob Kennelly at 677-7187.


Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 08:59

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