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Swim club offering free pilates classes today

LACONIA — The Laconia Athletic & Swim Club is offering free, pilates reformer classes to the local community  throughout today.

Pilates reformer classes are non impact workouts which focus on strengthening and lengthening all of the major muscle groups, with an emphasis on toning the core. Pilates reformer workouts are suitable for all levels of fitness, from post rehab to elite athlete. The pilates program at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club is growing as they welcome two new instructors, Margaret and Felicia, who will offer classes 6 days a week.

Pilates reformer classes are done in groups of 2-4 people. Contact Denise Ploof at 524-9252 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , to reserve a free spot.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 09:28

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'Spotlight' will focus on LRPA TV's operations

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Public Access TV (LRPA)is the focus of "Lakes Region Spotlight" on LRPA-TV, Metrocast Channel 25. The new feature program is produced and hosted by Carol Granfield of Meredith and begins Wednesday, September 11 at 10:30 p.m.
This program spotlights a tour of the new facility located at Laconia High School that houses the office and studio of LRPA. It will provide a behind the scene view of how LRPA-TV operates, is funded, as well as provide opportunities to become involved and maybe even learn how to produce a show.
For a daily program schedule visit www.lrpa.orgor view LRPA-TV bulletin board on Vhannel 24. Lakes Region Spotlight is aired daily Monday through Saturday at various times for convenient viewing. Granfield welcomes ideas and opportunities for future shows and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 09:24

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Intemodal Transportation public hearings announced

MEREDITH — Executive Councilor Ray Burton announces the public hearing schedule for the Governor's Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) as follows:

Monday, September 9,
8 a.m. Charlestown Town Hall, 19 Summer Street, Charlestown.
11 a.m., Lebanon City Hall, 51 Park Street, Lebanon.
3 p.m. Littleton Community Center, 128 Main Street, Littleton.

Monday, September 16
9 a.m. Andover Town Hall, 31 School Street, Andover.

1 p.m. Wicwas Lake Grange, 151 Meredith Center Road, Meredith.

Thursday, September 19
10 a.m. Berlin City Hall Auditorium, 168 Main Street, Berlin.
3 p.m.  Pittsburg Fire Station, 1684 North Main Street, Pittsburg.

Thursday, September 26
10 a.m. Wakefield Town Hall Conference Room, 2 High Street, Wakefield.
3 p.m. Conway Town Hall – Upstairs, 1634 Main Street, Center Conway.

"We will be seeking information and concerns about all modes of transportation – rail, aviation, highway, and public transportation – to formulate our report to the Governor by December 15. Everyone is welcome to attend and share their thoughts," Burton stated.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 09:23

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Mania Shuffle starts Wednesday, will run eight weeks as Children's Auction fundraiser

GILFORD — Get your sneakers ready for the first-ever Mania Shuffle, a 2 ½ mile fun run/walk every Wednesday beginning Wednesday, Sept 11 at 6 p.m. and running for 8 weeks.

Designed as a fundraising event for the Patrick's Pub Mania event, the Mania Shuffle has similar intentions. "This is about participating, having fun and making an impact in our community" explains Patrick's co-owner Allan Beetle and Pub Mania Head Referee. "It's a unique way to be part of this great event while getting outside for some exercise and fun".

The 2 ½ mile course begins at Patrick's parking lot in Gilford and meanders over and through the beautiful Meadowbrook property before looping back to Patrick's. Organizers stress that the Mania Shuffle is not designed to be a competitive event. The $10 entry fee will be donated to the Pub Mania team of your choice and includes a complimentary beverage and chance to win in a post-shuffle raffle.

The Mania Shuffle will run for 8 weeks, rain or shine, and participants who complete the course at least 5 times get a special, limited edition Mania Shuffle T Shirt. Start time is 6 p.m. sharp and participants are encouraged to arrive at least 20 minutes early for registration.

100% of the proceeds of the Mania Shuffle will pass through to the LNH Children's Auction and on to children, families and programs here in the Lakes Region. Last year Pub Mania raised $165,300 for the LNH Children's Auction and has now raised $384,570 in the first four years of the event.

For more information, visit patrickspub.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Eileen and David Burnell at the finish line completing the very first 'test run' of Shuffle Mania, a 2 ½ mile fun run/walk which kicks-off Wednesday, September 11 at Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford as a fundraiser for Pub Mania and the LNH Children's Auction. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 09:15

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