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Welcome Spring with the New Hampshire Boat Museum

WOLFEBORO — Come celebrate spring at the New Hampshire Boat Museum's kick-off event of the 2014 season, the annual Spring Fling. This fundraising event, sponsored by People's United Bank, will take place on Friday, April 25 in the Barn at Inn on Main in Wolfeboro beginning at 6 p.m. Reserve your tickets ($42 per person for museum members/$45 for not-yet-members) by calling 603-569-4554 or on-line at www.nhbm.org. The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, April 18.

The evening begins with a cash bar at 6  p.m. with hors d'ouevres. A silent auction with exciting offerings such as baseball tickets, vintage boat rides, gift certificates from area stores plus much more will be offered. To see the full list of auction items with photos, visit the Museum's website at www.nhbm.org.

A buffet dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and includes salad, sirloin with peppercorn brandy sauce, grilled chicken with pinenut butter, parmesan risotto, potatoes, vegetable medley and assorted desserts.

Following dinner a live auction will be held that will include an aerial tour of the Lakes Region, a print on canvas by Sandy Martin, a spring garden consultation, a boat survey package, a trip to a Porsche Rally in a vintage Porsche, and a 3-day getaway to a beachfront cottage in Kennebunkport, Maine to name a few items. Guest auctioneer Jaime Laurent will be leading the live auction in spirited bidding to raise funds for the Museum.

The Boat Museum's Spring Fling Committee including Travis Carloni, Sabra McBride, Joyce Nelson and Lisa Simpson Lutts, wish to thank the many vendors and individuals who have contributed to the auction to date: Goodhue & Hawkins Navy Yard, Sandy Martin Gallery, MilliCare carpet cleaning, George Sperry surveyor, Rick Kourian, Jeannie and Duff Lewis, Don McBride, Len Finethy, Runabout Restorations, YMAA Winnipesaukee Tai Chi, Emma Taylor's, Chris Kaiser, Joyce and Joel Nelson, People's United Bank, and Mark Whitehead.

The Museum will open for the season on Saturday, May 24. The New Hampshire Boat Museum is a not-for-profit organization focusing on New Hampshire's fresh water boating heritage and life. It is located at 399 Center Street, Wolfeboro Falls, 2 miles from downtown Wolfeboro in the former Allen "A" Resort dance hall/theater building. For further information contact the Museum at 603-569-4554, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , via the web at www.nhbm.org or via Facebook

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 07:40

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Program on Fruit Trees, Berries at Loudon Library

LOUDON — A program on Fruit Trees & Berries for Small Beginning Farms and Home Gardeners will be held Wednesday on April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Maxfield Public Library, 8 Route 129, Loudon.

The program is free and open to the public, but call the Library at 798-5153 to pre-register (or for directions/questions) due to limited space.

Speaker will be Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 07:12

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Mainstay Technologies given Belknap EDC’s ‘Corporate Soul’ award

LACONIA — The Belknap Economic Development Council is proud to announce, at its Annual Meeting held March 20 at the Lakes Region Community College, the Corporate Soul Award was presented to Mainstay Technologies. The Corporate Soul award recognizes a business or an organization with a deep commitment to the essence of community. The Belknap EDC presents this award annually to honor folks that give back to the community, even when there is not anything "in it" for them.

Board of Directors member Barry Leonard, of Bank of New Hampshire, presented the award to Ryan Barton and thanked both he and his team at Mainstay Technologies for continuing to support local causes important to the economic development within our community. Leonard went on to commend Mainstay Technologies "big heart" in spending money, time and resources developing, implementing and maintaining technology, software and website design and function for the Belknap EDC's 200 by 2020 strategic initiative.

Leonard recognized Mainstay Technologies' hard work and efforts; and, how they showcase who we are now (as a community) and where we will be in the future.

Belknap EDC is a non-profit regional development corporation. Belknap EDC provides technical assistance and alternative financing to local businesses and works to address the region's long-term economic development challenges by attracting young talent, supporting creative entrepreneurs, and enhancing workforce development programs in the region. Visit www.BelknapEDC.org for more information.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 07:06

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Interlakes Caregivers receive $2,500 grant

CENTER HARBOR — The Trustees of the Cogswell Benevolent Trust, Manchester, recently granted $2,500 to Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc., to support the ICCI Volunteer Program.

"We are very grateful for the generous grant award from the Cogswell Benevolent Trust which will be used to support our volunteers," stated Ann Sprague, ICCI Executive Director.

Funds will be used to offset costs associated with the recruitment, training, support, recognition and retention of new and current volunteers. Interlakes Community Caregivers is currently seeking to add new volunteers to its 100 roster due to increased demand for the services the organization provides.

These services include transportation to medical appointments, friendly visits, errands, respite care for primary caregivers, and light household chores. In 2013, 103 volunteers provided over 1,200 services, donating 5,000 hours of their time, and driving almost 50,000 miles to help those in need.

Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization that provides supportive services and community information to help neighbors in their daily lives. Services are provided to residents in the towns of Center Harbor, Meredith, Moultonborough and Sandwich. ICCI does not charge for services nor seeks reimbursement from any insurance company or state agency. Funding comes from grant awards such as this, donations and fundraising events.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities or for other information, contact Ann Sprague, Executive Director at 603-253-9275, Ext. 4, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website at interlakescommunitycaregivers.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 06:54

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