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FHL scholarship deadline is February 14

LACONIA — The Faith, Hope and Love Foundation announced that it will be awarding its eighth annual $1,000 college scholarship to a deserving high school senior. Applications must be in the foundations PO BOX by February 14, 2014.

Criteria for scholarship: Applicants must be a high school senior in the state of New Hampshire, must not be involved in or accused of any illegal activity, must have and show documentation of income and financial needs that make them eligible for funding, must have three letters of reference (all sent in together with application in one packet), must have a letter explaining how awarded funds will impact their life and how they are willing to give back to the community.

To apply visit www.faithhopeandlovefoundation.org no later than Friday, February 14, 2014. All applications must be received by the above date in order to be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Applications and requested documentation must be sent all in one packet to the FHL P.O. Box 64 Laconia NH 03247.

Those who make it to the top five will be notified and then interviewed by the Scholarship Committee at a location to be determined on Sunday afternoon March 16, 2014. The scholarship will be awarded at the 2014 Benefit Dinner and Donor Reception on April 26, 2014.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 08:45

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New Hampshire Boat Museum Seeks Memorabilia for Smith River Canoe Race Exhibit

WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum is organizing an exhibit for the 2014 season that will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race. The exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, May 24 and remain on view through Monday, October 13.
Staff are currently seeking memorabilia to display in the exhibit. They are looking for photographs, awards, costumes worn by participants, or any other items of interest. In particular, they are seeking items from the 1970s such as t-shirts and awards. The staff is also looking for one canoe and one kayak that were used in the race to put on display.
Lenders must be willing to allow their items to be displayed from May 24 - October 13. Smaller items will be displayed in a locked case, and all items on loan are covered by the Museum's insurance policy.
Those who have potential items to lend or have questions about the exhibit should contact the Museum's Executive Director, Lisa Simpson Lutts, before April 1 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 960-4488.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 08:35

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$5 Early Bird Registration for Raft-a-Palooza (250). Rafting Event

LACONIA — A $5 early bird registration to Raft-a-Palooza at NH LAKES' LakeFest 2014 provides a New Year's resolution-friendly experience like none other – the opportunity to take part in a Guinness World Record attempt for largest free floating raft of canoes and kayaks on New Hampshire's own Lake Winnipesaukee. Visit nhlakefest.org to register and be among the anticipated 2,100 canoes and kayaks.

On August 3, LakeFest 2014 features a Guinness Rematch as part of Raft-a-Palooza at Endicott Rock Park in Laconia. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of 2013's paddlers are slated to return, along with additional family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues in order to successfully seize that Guinness gold for NH – the goal is 2,100 canoes and kayaks to form the largest free-floating raft of canoes and kayaks in the world.

Funds raised through LakeFest 2014 directly support NH LAKES' work to protect local lakes and their watersheds through education and advocacy. Since 2002, hundreds of paid and volunteer NH LAKES Lake Hosts have conducted more than 576,000 courtesy boat inspections and have made more than 1,409 "saves" of aquatic nuisance plant fragments that were about to enter or had just left a waterbody.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 11:53

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LRGHealthcare and Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce to Sponsor Human Resource Manager & Owner Refresher Training

LACONIA — Roy T. Roberts, Director of Occupational Health for LRGHealthcare, and Karmen Gifford, Executive Director of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, as well as other professionals in the field of Human Resources, will be speaking at an upcoming two-part Human Resource Manager and Owner Refresher Training to be held on Wednesday, February 12 and Wednesday, March 12 from 8 a.m. to noon. The training will be held at the Greenside Restaurant at Lochmere Country Club, 360 Laconia Road, Tilton and will include a continental breakfast.

This free training is open to all interested in learning more about important topics such as interviewing, policy development, drug testing, training and education, workplace safety and much more. The February seminar will focus on post-offer management with the March seminar focusing on employment management.

To register or for more information, contact Sarah Lapointe, Communications Associate for LRGHealthcare, at 524-3211, ext. 3804 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 11:44

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