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2nd Annual Squam Ridge Race on Sept. 14

HOLDERNESS — Registration is currently open for the SLA's 2nd Annual Squam Ridge Race being held on Sunday, September 14. The race begins at 7:45 a.m. and leaves from Burleigh Farm Road, Holderness. 

The event features a 12.2 mile race that traverses the Squam Ridgeline, and a 5 mile race that has competitors climbing to the top of Mount Livermore and back. This race features Aid Stations positioned along the route where competitors will find water, snacks and encouragement. All participants will be entered into the prize drawings to be held at the end of the event, and will have access to food and beverages donated by local restaurants and businesses at the starting-finish area. Participants registered before Sunday, September 5 are guaranteed a technical T-shirt. 

This race is an important fund raising effort that supports the Squam Lakes Association with maintaining over 50 miles of area hiking trails. To register online visit www.squamlakes.org or give the Squam Lakes Association a call at 968-7336.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 10:34

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Disabled vets fishing tournament is Sept. 6

MOULTONBOROUGH — The 15th annual New England paralyzed Veteran and Disabled Bass Fishing Tournament will be held on Lake Winnipesaukee on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Headquarters for the two-day tournament will be at Camp Robindel, Geneva Point Road.

Participation is free to disabled anglers. Support for the tournament comes entirely from donations and fundraising events.

The event is supported by American Eagle Bass Anglers, along with numerous volunteers who make this a fun and memorable weekend.

The event provides disabled veterans an opportunity to get back out on the water and fish, swap fish tales, and reunite with old friends as well as begin new friendships. Highlights of the day are our silent auction and raffles, made possible through generous donations from our local merchants.

The event is due to get under way on Friday, Sept. 5, when the anglers arrive. The fishing begins on Saturday, Sept. 6. The catch-and-release weigh-in is scheduled to take place between 2-3 p.m. Afterward there will be a dinner, awards ceremony, music and campfire.

The public is invited to come cheer on the anglers at the weigh in. Anyone wishing to donate an item for the auction or to support the tournament may contact Lori Chase at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603-581-9617.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 10:30

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Guided hike of Center Harbor Woods

CENTER HARBOR — On Saturday, September 6 the Lakes Region Conservation Trust in partnership with the Squam Lakes Conservation Society and the Center Harbor Conservation Commission will present a guided walking tour to explore the natural resources of Center Harbor Woods. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. and end at approximately 11:30 am.

This 224-acre property was conserved in 2010 through a unique collaboration of three conservation partners — LRCT, which owns the land, and SLCS and the Town of Center Harbor, which hold the conservation easement. Before the walk begins, there will be a short ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new parking area at Center Harbor Woods off High Haith Road. LRCT completed the parking area in the Fall of 2013, giving the community a second entrance to the property. The ceremony will be open to the public.

Center Harbor Woods encompasses forests and wetlands providing significant wildlife habitat, where moose, bear, and deer are observed and where the four-toed salamander has been documented for the first time in central New Hampshire. The property contains a network of trails available for four-season use and enjoyment by all and provides a place where people of all ages can explore, appreciate, and learn from the natural world.

Pre-registration is required and will be limited to 30 participants. To register, please contact LRCT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-253-3301. LRCT guided excursions are free to all.

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Pitman's hosting Brickyard Blues Band on September 5

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia will hold a Dance Night with the Brickyard Blues Band on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Since 1997, Brickyard Blues has been evolving its sound and building a following on stages in New England. They mix influences including Texas & Chicago Blues, Stax-era soul music, old-school R&B, with some roots & rockabilly thrown in. 2006 marked the release of the bands 9 original song CD "Naughty".

In addition to getting airplay on radio stations throughout New England, their original song, Alabama Blues Man, was picked as the Favorite Blues Song at radio stations in Orlando Florida, and Warsaw, Indiana, and has even been featured on a radio station in Belgium that showcases American roots-rock music.

Band members include Brian James on Guitar and vocals, Tom Hoctor on sax, Rachel Green on bass, and Reed Dieffenbach on drums. Catered Dinner Buffet available from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for $10. Reservations call 527-0043. www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 10:23

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