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Children's author to visit Gilford Public Library

GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library will host children's author Cheryl Bloser on Thursday, July 31, for a special story time featuring her stories.

Bloser is the author of two books for children: "Little Mouse and the Muddy Feet" and "Little Mouse and the Big Green Frog."

Her visit will take place in the Storytime Room at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:34

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New Hampshire Community Seafood co-op expands, adds Laconia pick-up spot

LACONIA — Fresh fish caught off the coast of New Hampshire will be brought to Laconia through the New Hampshire Community Seafood (NHCS) cooperation. For more information, or to sign up for deliveries, go to New Hampshire Community Seafood | Support your Fishermen. Eat Fresh & Local. or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or go to http://www.laconialocaleatery.com.

New Hampshire Community Seafood was created to be a type of "farm share for fish" and the second session of the year starts in two weeks. NHCS has seen phenomenal overall growth of CSF members in just its second year from 250 members to 520, and in distribution points, 7 to 13, which includes more instate regions such as Laconia, Canterbury, Concord, Nashua, Plymouth, and Manchester, who traditionally have never had access to catch of the day fish by their own NH fishermen.
NHCS is a cooperative of fishermen and consumers who've joined together to protect the ocean, sustain New Hampshire's fishing industry and support the local economy. They offer a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) and a Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) program from June-December, which provides consumers and restaurants with a weekly share of the freshest fish available. The fish is caught and delivered dock to dish within 24 hours of offload. This fish will be brought to Laconia's Local Eatery who has been participating in the RSF program for the past 6 weeks.

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Next Laconia Historical & Museum Society exhibit to highlight waterskiing

LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host a reception for its newest exhibition entitled "Making Waves" – Laconia's Waterski History on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. at The Laconia Public Library.

There will be a roundtable discussion in the lecture hall featuring many of Laconia's Waterski "Stars" which will take place at 7 p.m., immediately following the reception.

Watersking was well established in the Lakes Region by 1953. An article in the 1953 New Hampshire Profiles magazine described waterskiing as "the latest and most exciting sport to hit the Granite State." The article gave credit to The Weirs Ski Club for contributing to the rise in popularity of the sport. The ski club had been in existence for three years at that time and was described as "one of the best known ski clubs in the country" with skiers that excelled in the three areas of tournament skiing — jumping, slalom, and trick skiing.

"So many exciting events occurred right here in our city ... it is such a thrill to be opening this exhibit on the 60th anniversary of Laconia's Dick Binette breaking the world record for distance jumping during the National's competition on Lake Opechee in 1954. So many people have helped to make this possible, including many of the "Stars" themselves," says Brenda Kean, the Historical and Museum Society's executive director.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, contact Laconia Historical and Museum Society at 603.527.1278, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at LaconiaHistorical.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 08:01

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Seabee Picnic at Veterans Home on Saturday

TILTON — Local Seabee veterans will hold their annual picnic on Saturday, Aug. 2, at noon at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton.

The event is open to all who served in the Navy Seabees as well as their guests, according to John Hemeon, commander of Island X-4, the local chapter of the Navy Seabee Veterans of America.

Those who wish further information about the picnic may contact Hemeon at 603-786-9842, or chapter secretary Ray Vercoe at 603-524-3667.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 03:05

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