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Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta to feature special heat for ‘Miss America VII’

WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum's 8th biennial Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta will be held in Wolfeboro Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee September 13-14.

The Regatta committee is pleased to report that boats from as far away as Michigan, Mississippi, Florida and Canada will be attending this year. The event takes place at the Wolfeboro Town Docks and there is no charge to watch the heats.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 8 a.m. with the historic triple cockpits. This will be followed by a special heat reserved for the Miss America VII owned by Geoffrey Magnuson.

The original Miss America VII was one of the Miss America race boats financed and raced by Gar Wood and designed by Napoleon "Nap" Lisee. The race boat was built and raced in 1928. At her fastest she was timed at 92.8 m.p.h., a record for that year. The boat raced again in 1929. It was in a race in Venice, Italy, that Miss America VII met her demise when she crashed, presumably after hitting debris in the water.

Geoffrey Magnuson's boat is an exact replica of the famed Miss America VII and it is an honor for the Vintage Race Boat Regatta to again host this race boat after a ten year hiatus.

In addition to this boat, viewers will see vintage outboards, Jersey Speed Skiffs, flatbottoms, Gold Cup racers, and small, mid and large size hydros run heats throughout both days.

This year's Regatta is sponsored by the following museum supporters: Citizen's Bank, Shep Brown's Boat Basin, Watermark Construction, the Alton Bay Yacht Club, the J. Willard Marriott Jr. Foundation, Coco Engineering, Bradley Hardware, Lakes Region Restoration, Avery Insurance, NAPA - Wolfeboro Auto Parts, HK Powersports, Wolfeboro Car Wash and Executive Detail, Knight Security, Brock's Lumber, Sal's Advanced Automotive, Three Sisters' Country Store, and two anonymous donors.

In-kind support is being provided by the Wolfeboro Inn, Dive Winnipesaukee, Andrews Marine Service, Wolfetrap Grill, and Reliable Crane Service.



Geoffrey Magnuson's Miss America VII will be featured in this year's Regatta (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 09:32

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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.

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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.

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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.

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