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Belmont High School Students Filmed Candidates Night

BELMONT — A Candidates Night organized by the Belmont High School (BHS) National Honor Society and Student Council, with candidates for Shaker Regional School Board and the Town of Belmont aired over the weekend on MetroCast channel 26.  The 75-minute program can also be seen as video on demand (VOD) on the LRPA-TV website at www.lrpa.org.

Student volunteers have organized the forum as a community service activity for nearly 10 years. "These are our future leaders and we are proud of their participation in Belmont and Canterbury," said BHS Principal Dan Clary.

Along with Dexter Hecita, LRPA-TV taping was aided by Shane Selling, who provides technology support to the nonprofit, independent community television. Executive director Denise Beauchaine said, "The initiative of students and staff and Shaker School District – combined with our pilot video on demand capability – means that the informative evening will reach any citizen with internet access, at their convenience."

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Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 11:59

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Digital Archiving Seminar held March 13

WOLFEBORO — Keith Simpson of YourArchivist.com will present a Digital Archiving Seminar at the Wolfeboro Public Library on Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m.  The program, sponsored by the Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group and the library, is free and open to all.

Technological advances in the last ten years have made it possible for anyone to rescue and share priceless photographic, printed, and written family records at little expense. This seminar will include information on the technology and various methods that can be used to preserve their family documents and photos.

Simpson has been a software specialist for over thirty years and for more than ten years has specialized in web applications. He started YourArchivist.com, a digital archiving service, a year ago.

Deborah Shagoury, Dee Ide and Virginia Burke began the Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group in 2011. Currently the group presents free workshops at the Wolfeboro Public Library on a monthly basis.

For more information please call Cindy Scott at the Wolfeboro Public Library at 569-2428.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 11:40

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Leprechaun Leap Returns to Belmont Saturday

BELMONT — The Town of Belmont welcomes back the Leprechaun Leap 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 15 at 10 a.m. The event is a fun way for community members of all ages to come together and enjoy a scenic course through the newly revitalized village. Runners and walkers are encouraged to show their St. Patrick's Day spirit by dressing in costumes and wearing green.

The start and finish lines are at the Belmont Mill parking lot in downtown Belmont. Day of registrations are welcome.

For more information regarding this event contact the Town of Belmont's Special Event Coordinator at 603-998-3525. For a copy of the registration form and course map, visit www.belmontnh.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 11:37

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Belknap EDC hosts its Annual Meeting, Thursday, March 20

LACONIA — The Belknap Economic Development Council will host its annual meeting on Thursday, March 20 at the Lakes Region Community College. Registration and cocktail reception begin at 4:15 p.m. followed by the business meeting portion of the evening promptly at 5 p.m.

The evening includes keynote speaker, Dr. Ross Gittell, Chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire. Chancellor Gittell will discuss the role of education and specifically the Community College System of NH in state and regional economic development. State-wide and local efforts to increase higher educational attainment that support a strong economic future will be highlighted.

The event is sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank, Gold Sponsor; Bank of New Hampshire, Cross Insurance, The Laconia Daily Sun and Gunstock Mountain Resort, Silver Sponsors.

In its continued tradition, the Belknap EDC will be presenting awards which represent the EDC's goals and strategic plan. The Belknap EDC Community Impact Award, the first of three awards, is presented to an individual, business or organization that has had a significant impact on economic development in the region. The Norman Marsh Leadership Award, honoring the late County Commissioner and local businessman instrumental in founding the Belknap EDC, recognizes outstanding leadership on economic development issues. The third community award is the Corporate Soul Award and is presented to a business or organization with a deep commitment to the essence of community, one who continuously works to make a difference in local community and economic development efforts.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 11:34

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