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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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Executive Council Candidate Cryans to visit Sandwich

SANDWICH — Sandwich Democrats invite the community to meet District 1 Executive Council Candidate Mike Cryans at the Doris Benz Center (Heard Road, Center Sandwich) on Monday, February 3. Beginning at 6 p.m. with a social hour and potluck supper, the gathering will feature a talk by the candidate at 7 p.m., followed by a question and answer period. There will also be some interesting door prizes.
Cryans has served as a Grafton County Commissioner for many years, and is employed as Executive Director of the non-profit Headrest, Inc., in Lebanon. Its mission is to "help those with limited income so that no person is turned away; no person is alone" when coping with a need for community, crisis or addiction support. Headrest, Inc. serves clients in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
Formerly from Littleton, Cryans now lives in Hanover and states, "For the past 16 years, I served side-by-side with the legendary Ray Burton as a Grafton County Commissioner. On a daily basis, I saw his commitment to the people of this district and his service to every corner of the northern part of our great state. With that same passion, I am running for the Executive Council to continue this service and to work with Governor Hassan to effectively advocate for a state government that brings an innovative approach to creating jobs and fostering economic development."

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 11:41

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