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Eagle Project Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

LACONIA — Jeff Vaughn, a Life Scout in Troop 55 of Meredith, is hosting a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for his Eagle Project.

The dinner will take place on February 22 at the site of his project, The Weirs United Methodist Church on Tower Street, where he will be replacing a set of stairs. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. Cost for adults is $8, children 12 and under $5.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 11:12

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What Lies Beneath Winnipesaukee?

LACONIA — Avid diver and history buff Hans Hug, Jr., will present the program "What Lies Beneath Winnipesaukee," Friday, Feb. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Taylor Community's Woodside Building,435 Union Ave.

Hug, of Exeter, has dived all over the lake in search of artifacts, shipwrecks and more. He'll speak about his scuba diving adventures in the Big Lake and the things he has found there. Using old maps, photographs, historical research and high tech side-side-sonar, Hug has discovered many new and interesting things, including dozens of unknown shipwrecks. He'll bring some of the items he's found, as well as underwater photographs and sonar images, and will show a short video of one of the wrecks he located on the bottom of the lake.

This program is sure to delight lovers of the Big Lake as well as anyone who has an interest in history. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested to ensure seating. Call 524-5600, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 11:08

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LRCS Offers series on Transforming Stress

LACONIA — The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire (FRC), 719 North Main Street, Laconia, has announced a 4-week evening series titled "Transforming Stress...Simple Steps, Not Always Easy" will be offered this March. This popular free series is open to anyone living in Belknap or Lower Grafton Counties.

Stress is a part of all of our lives. While we can't get away from it, we can learn to manage it differently. In this 4-week series, Mindfulness and Stress Management Coach Shanti Douglas will provide a variety of tools we can use to change our lives, one step at time. Participants will learn how to reduce the physiological impact of stress, slow the busy mind, retrain the brain and use the power of our mind to promote healthy change.

"Transforming Stress" will be held on Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 6-8 p.m. and includes an optional dinner from 5:30-6 p.m. As each consecutive session builds on prior sessions, consistent attendance is important.

Advance registration is requested for this popular program. Limited on-site childcare and assistance with transportation is available with advance notice and approval. Space is limited, call Erika Lea, Lakes Region Community Services, at 528-0391, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to register. Attendance certificates are provided at the parenting programs sponsored by Lakes Region Community Services, Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire.


Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 11:06

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Belknap County Horse Quiz Bowl Team Takes 3rd Place

LACONIA — The Belknap County Senior 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl team recently placed 3rd at the NH State Quiz Bowl.

The team is made up of Jack Thomas an 8th grader from Epsom, Lauren Emond, 17, from Gilford, Liam Donohoe, a 15 year old from Meredith, and Justin Presbry of Barnstead, a freshman at Prospect Mountain High School.

In addition to their phenomenal team finish, Lauren and Jack placed 5th and 6th respectively in the individual competition and will now be considered to participation on the NH State Team that will travel to Kentucky for the 4-H Horse Round-Up in November.

Lauren has been involved with 4-H for 9 years, and previously represented NH on the 2011 Horse Judging team and Jack attended the Eastern States Exposition in 2013, serves as a youth representative on the NH 4-H Association and is involved in the NH Quarter Horse Association youth program.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 11:03

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