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LPD Citizen Police Academy accepting applications

LACONIA — The Laconia Police Department will again be hosting an annual Citizen Police Academy. The class will begin on Tuesday, September 16 and run through Tuesday, November 18.

The purpose of the academy is to increase understanding between the public and the department through education and interaction with police officers. Attendees will be exposed to many different facets of law enforcement, including operational information, physical interaction, demonstrations, a patrol ride-along and field trip experiences.

This ten-week program that will be held at the Laconia Police Department and will meet once a week for three hours. Applications are located at the Laconia Police Department, 126 New Salem Street, or may be downloaded and printed from.www.laconiapd.org. Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off at Police Headquarters.

For more information contact either Lieutenant Rich Simmons at 524-5257 ext 332 or Sergeant Gary Hubbard at 524-5257 ext 504.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 08:16

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082314 Book It Sanctioned (299)Book-It! 5K is now sanctioned by USA Track & Field

MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library are proud to announce that USA Track and Field has given sanction to the "Book-It!" 5K Road Race being held at Community Park in Meredith on Saturday, August 30th. Pre-registration is at Community Park in Meredith on Friday, August 29 from 5-7 p.m. Registration starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday at Community Park where the race begins.

This family fun event has been given great support by sponsors and donors of prizes given to winners in each age category. The following sponsors include: Gold Sponsor - The Fitness Edge; Silver Sponsors - Miracle Farms Landscape Contractors, Overhead Door Options, Inc., and an anonymous donor of our new race timing clock; Bronze Sponsors - E.M. Heath, Inc., Chippers, Phu Jee Chinese Cuisine, DES Home Repair & Remodeling and Middleton Building Supply, Inc. The following donors include: C. G. Roxane Company, Stonyfield, Adornments Unique Jewelry & Apparel, American Police Motorcycle Museum, Aubuchon Hardware-Meredith, BarnZ's Cinemas, Ben & Jerry's, Trading Post, Country Carriage, Del's Kitchen, Ekal, Family Affair Salon, Frog Rock Tavern, Funspot, Giuseppe's Restaurant, Gunstock, Hannaford Market, Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, Hermit Woods Winery, Innisfree Bookshop, Kara's Café and Cakery, Kellerhaus, Lakes Region Nutrition Center, Lakeside Deli and Grille, Lee's Candy Kitchen, Micci Freyenhagen, Moulton Farm, New England Runner, Ooo La La Cakes, Patricia's Ladies Apparel, Patrick's Pub and Eatery, Premier Nail Salon, So Little Thyme, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Sweet Summertime, Threads, and Voila!

The event consists of three separate races: "Book-It!" 5K, Bookworm 1.2 mi, and Inchworm 400 M for ages 5 and under. The registration fee for "Book-It!" is $25 and $10 for Bookworm. Inchworm is free. Registration forms can also be obtained from the Meredith Library, or register on line at the race website, mplbookit.weebly.com oractive.com. For more information, please contact Beverly Heyduk at 279-1206 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Barbara Brann at 279-5565 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 08:04

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Teatime etiquette lesson at The Clark House Saturday

WOLFEBORO — The Clark House Museum program will hold a "Teatime Etiquette Afternoon" on Saturday, August 23 from 2-4 p.m. This is an interactive program for all ages.

Participants will interact with the Victorian hostess of the Clark family, "Sarah Clark" as she shares the many traditions and tales of teatime as it might have been at the Clark House when she lived there in the 1800's in Wolfeboro's Victorian age.

Individuals will learn various aspects of Tea Etiquette, be introduced to various types of teas and learn the tools necessary for a proper teatime. There will be samples available to try as well as a a bag of tea available for people to take home with them. Fine china will be up for viewing in many parts of the rooms. Special tea music by local musician, Mike Welch, will be featured during the event.

Reservations are recommended. Cost is $8 per person and is limited to 16 people. For more information or to reserve a table call 569-4997 or 569-5709. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:59

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Diver to reveal ‘What Lies Beneath Winnipesaukee’ in Franklin on Sept. 4

FRANKLIN — On Thursday, September 4 at 7  p.m., scuba diver and underwater explorer/historian Hans Hug will discuss the deep aquatic finds lying at the bottom of Lake Winnipesaukee in an engrossing style that has attracted hundreds of rapt listeners all over NH in the program "What Lies Beneath Winnipesaukee".

This program held at the Franklin Library will delve into the artifacts, shipwrecks and other underwater discoveries that Hug has uncovered over the years he has taken his camera to the depths of the Big Lake. Using old maps, photographs, historical research and high tech side-scan-sonar, he has discovered many new and fascinating things including dozens of heretofore unknown shipwrecks. Mr. Hug will display many of the objects he has found as well as underwater photographs and sonar images, and will show a short video of one of the wrecks he located. Of interest to history buffs, scuba divers, or just armchair adventurers, this is an educational event not to be missed.

There is no admission charge, and the presentation is open to all. The Franklin Library, 310 Central Street, is located next to the Franklin City Hall/Opera House, with elevator access to the second floor meeting room through the library's back door off the rear parking lot. After the program the Society will hold its regular monthly business meeting and all attendees are encouraged to stay, listen, and participate.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:57

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