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Talk about N.H.’s champion trees Thursday at Laconia Public Library

LACONIA — Did you know New Hampshire has seven champion "National Big Trees"? Join us on Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Hall at the Laconia Public Library as Kevin Martin, author of Big Trees of New Hampshire, takes us on a journey into the woods and into some cities all over New Hampshire to find these big trees of New Hampshire.

Martin will explain how he got involved with finding the trees, how lumber from similar trees is used in his boatbuilding work, and how wildlife will use these impressive parts of our landscape. The discussion will cover trees on public land in all parts of the state and how the curious can go see them for themselves.
Admission is free. Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the program.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 09:31

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2-day QuickBooks Workshops at Lakes Region Community College this fall

LACONIA  — QB Support Services, LLC, Owner, Charlene Smith of Belmont), will be teaching QuickBooks Workshops this fall at Lakes Region Community College.

The two-day Basic QuickBooks I Workshop will be on Monday, Sept.29, and Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The two-day Basic QuickBooks II Workshop will be on Monday, Oct. 6, and Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Cost is $100 for either workshop.

"I specialize in assisting small businesses, non-profits, and individuals in keeping track of their finances using QuickBooks, one of the most commonly used accounting software programs," says Smith, an LRCC Accounting Honors Graduate in 2010. "I am excited about the opportunity to pass my QuickBooks knowledge along to others in the community. The best way to assist businesses is to help them understand how to set up QuickBooks to maximize efficiency."


Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 10:02

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Gilford Professional Firefighters plan 12th Annual Golf Tournament

GILFORD —  The Gilford Professional Firefighters are excited to announce their 12th Annual Gilford Professional Firefighters Community Golf Tournament, scheduled for Friday, September 26th!! This year's event will once again assist funding the Lakes Region Scholarship in the name of Nicholas Palisi; the WLNH Children's Auction Hose Draggers Pub Mania Team; and the Professional Firefighters Relief Fund. What could beat a beautiful September day? One filled with 18-holes of golf, a catered BBQ luncheon and a chance at great prizes, that's what!! Join the Gilford Professional Firefighters on September 26 at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford.

Registration ($90 per golfer) begins at 7:45 a.m. with a shotgun start promptly at 8:30. Sign up today, as space is limited! Gilford Professional Firefighters are actively seeking sponsors and corporate partners at all levels to ensure this event is a complete success. Please contact Dominic DeCarli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for team registration forms and sponsor information. To see what other events we've been working on, check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gilfordprofessionalfirefighters.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 09:56

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37th Annual Harvest of Quilts to be held Oct. 4 & 5 at conference center in Lakeport

LACONIA — The annual Harvest of Quilts of the Belknap Mill Quilters Guild will be presented for its 37th year on October 4 and 5 at the Conference Center at Lake Opechee Inn, 62 Doris Ray Court in Laconia. The public is invited to view the veritable feast of color in patterns and shapes on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A special raffle drawing for a quilt made by guild members will take place Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
The event, the result of nearly a year of planning by committee and guild members, will showcase many articles created by this year's featured quilters, Mary Boutin of Gilford and Marlene Morin of Laconia.
A special 2014 Hoffman Challenge exhibit will be featured. People who wish are encouraged to bring in their own quilts on Saturday for appraisals by Julie Crossland, an American Quilters Society certified quilt appraiser.
Besides bringing to the public examples of the centuries-old sewing art of quilting in other forms, such as clothing, the event is a major fundraiser for the 107-member guild as it supports Lakes Region charities and awards scholarships to local students furthering their education.
Other attractions include door prizes, a penny sale, and a boutique, where handmade items will be sold. Coffee and muffins will be available as will a homemade lunch in the Harvest Cafe.
Among the vendors offering items and demonstrations of various skills will be Bittersweet Fabric Shop, Cowles Quilting Machines, Dreamland Machine Quilting, Evergreen Country Primitves Quilt Shop, Inspired2knit, Mad River Quilting, Patches' Quilt Loft and Embroidery, Quilters Treasure, Quilting Corner, North Country Quilters, The Fabric Garden, The Quilted Frog, and Wingspan Crafts.
The center is air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible. Admission is $7 per adult and $5 per student. Parking is free and bus tours are welcome.
Inquiries may be made with the Belknap Mill Quilters Guild, P.O. Box 6174, Laconia, NH, 03247-6174, by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and with the website: bmqg.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 September 2014 09:50

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