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Learn to ski jump from Olympian Mike Holland

GILFORD — Olympic Ski Jumper and former world record holder, Mike Holland will be holding a Learn to Fly ski jumping course on Saturday, January 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gilkford Youth Center at 19 Potter Hill Road

Participants will experience one-on-one instruction with Holland, which will help enhance their technique, balance and agility. To achieve the sensation of flight, participants will roll slowly down a U.S. Ski Team roller jump, fly through the air, and land in a pile of mattresses. The clinic is open to kids aged 5 to7 years.  Children must have experience skiing to attend the free demo. For more information call 783-4423.

Achim Steinbreuck, president of the Gunstock Mountain Historical Preservation Society, said that the event is the first of series intended to foster interest ski jumping, which he hopes will lend momentum to the society's efforts to restore the 20-meter, 40-meter and 70-meter jumps at Gunstock Mountain Resort. He noted that Nick Farrell, a ski jumper from Andover, New Hampshire, qualified to represent the United States at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and expected his success to lead to renewed enthusiasm for the sport among skiers in the Lakes Region. Steinbreuck said that all the high schools with skiing programs, together with ski clubs, have been invited to competition on the 10-meter jump at Gunstock on Saturday, January 25, beginning with registration and practice at 9 a.m. followed by the competition at 11 a.m.




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Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is offering 7-week Bereavement Support Groups

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is offering 7-week Bereavement Support Groups in two locations beginning in mid – late January 2014. One group will meet in Laconia on Wednesdays and the other group will meet in Wolfeboro on Thursdays, specific times to be determined. Each group consists of a series of 1 ½ hour meetings held each week for 7 weeks.

Support Groups give people the opportunity to discuss and learn ways of coping with their loss, to gain the support of others in safe and caring ways, and to learn about the grief process. Although grief is a unique experience through which each person finds his or her own way, there are common threads we all share when going through grief.

Pre-registration is required. The support group is offered free of charge To register for the group or for more information, call or email James Miller, Hospice Bereavement Coordinator to schedule an appointment. Phone: 603-524-8444 x 2390 / 603-569-2729 x 256 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Dinner & Apothecary Cocktails at Corner House Inn in Sandwich

SANDWICH — An Art in the Age Craft Spirits Pairing Dinner presented by The Tamworth Lyceum and hosted at the Corner House Inn will be held on Sunday, January 19 starting at 6 p.m. Special guest Warren Bobrow, author of Apothecary Cocktails, will be artfully concocting the libations while discussing cocktail antiquity and the relationship between spirits and dining.

First Course: Chorizo & Asparagus "Pigs-in-a-Blanket" with Apple Dijon mustard dipping sauce and Art in the Age Root and Rye.

Second Course: New England Clams and Mussels with lemongrass, coconut milk and curry and Thai Basil Fizz with Art in the Age Sage.

Third Course: Rustic Turkey Pot Pie and the Mead Refresher.

Fourth Course: English Trifle and Hot Buttered Rum.

The four-course dinner is $55 a person, including tax and gratuity. Copies of Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks From Yesterday And Today will also be available for purchase and signed by the author.

Call the Corner House Inn at 476-3060 for reservations.

The Tamworth Lyceum is a modern New England mercantile store and gallery space in the mountains of Northern New Hampshire, offering specialty grocery items and beverage counter service. The 200 year old Lyceum building also serves as a community lecture and event space.

In addition to serving as the nexus for the revival of the transcendentalist thought, the Lyceum's founder Steve Grasse is working on a farm-to-bottle distillery opening up in the old Tamworth Inn this coming Spring 2014. Visit www.tamworthlyceum.com for more information.

Founded in 2006, Art in the Age is a line of pre-prohibition inspired organic liquors whose flagship store and gallery is located in Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.artintheage.com.

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Old Photos Sought for Book on Gilford

GILFORD — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a book coming out about Gilford should be priceless. With a little help from generous townspeople, the book surely will be.

Local resident Dee Chitty is looking for old photographs that might be used in ''Gilford, a pictorial history'' to be published by Arcadia Publishing in its images of America series.

The importance of family collections cannot be overemphasized. Vintage photographs become increasingly fragile and by scanning and reproducing them in a book, they become available for all to see.

Anyone having photographs to be considered for ''Gilford'' may contact Dee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 527-4732.

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