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Pub Mania team presents 'A Wildlife Encounter'

LACONIA — Pub Mania team Bag O'Loot brings its second animal education event to Laconia as a fundraiser for the Children's Auction and Food Pantry. Pub Mania, which raised $177,545 for the Children's Auction last year, is once again working to exceed that number for 2014.
"While we call Pub Mania a 24-hour challenge, it is really much more, not only bringing everyone in the community together to work toward a common goal, but, its people helping people" explains team captain Melissa M. Bigler. "We've set the bar quite high for ourselves, and all the teams are stepping-up and getting very creative in their fundraising. Wildlife Encounter will bring an amazing wildlife display to Levitt Park in Laconia and as a wildlife enthusiast; I'm very excited to share fun and educational experience with the community". In a 45 minute educational show, guests will be introduced to a wonderful assortment of animals.
Showtime is 1 p.m.,  Saturday May 31, at Leavitt Park on Elm Street in Laconia. Admission for adult is $10, and for children 14 and under is $5. A $1 discount applied to admission with donation of one or more non-perishable food item for the local food pantry. 100% of All proceeds raised will go to LNH Children's Auction, serving children and families here in the Lakes Region. For more information, contact Melissa Bigler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Not able to attend donation are accepted at http://www.gofundme.com/commuity-funraiser.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:13

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Dr. Hal Lyon opens New Hampshire Boat Museum's Lecture Series


WOLFEBORO — The first in the New Hampshire Boat Museum's summer lecture series will be held Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. The program entitled "Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit" will be presented by author, speaker, professor, and angler, Dr. Hal Lyon.

This program is sponsored by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Following the lecture there will be light refreshments including iced coffee from Seven Suns Coffee and Tea in Wolfeboro. There is no charge to attend the lecture.

Anyone who has ever posted a "Gone Fishin" sign on the door during business hours will appreciate Dr. Lyon's talk on the habits, rituals, and lore of some of the more colorful members of the not-so-exclusive "Liars' Club". During Dr. Lyon's talk, he will share tales, secrets, folklore, and history of fishing in New Hampshire's big lakes - especially Lake Winnipesaukee which translates into "Smile of the Great Spirit."
Hal's definitive book on glacial lake fishing, Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit, was named "Best Book of the Year" by the New England Outdoor Writers Association and has been a best seller in New England for the past three years. He has produced two DVDs in the "Love Affair with Angling" series which includes humorous, colorful interviews with the 15 Master Anglers in his book who cumulatively have over 600 years fishing on Lake Winnipesaukee.

The New Hampshire Humanities Council that sponsored this program nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire. To learn more about the Council and its work visit www.nhhc.org.

To learn more about the lecture visit the Museum's website at www.nhbm.org or call the Museum at 569-4554.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:09

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Proctor's Cottages and Curt's Catererers Co-hosting Chamber Event on Thursday

LACONIA — On Thursday May 29 from 4-6 p.m. the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be hosted by Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages and Curt's Caterers. The event will take place at Proctor's and all local business people are invited to attend. Proctor's is located at 1144 Weirs Blvd. in Weirs Beach.

Both Proctor's and Curt's are family businesses with the second generation of each beginning to take over. Curt's was founded in 1984 by Curt and Joanne Chesley. Between the two of them, they have over 60 years of culinary experience. Their three daughters and their nephew are integral parts of their team. They work closely with their clients to ensure that every facet of an event is carefully planned out. They take great pride in ensuring the highest quality food, staff, and service for every event.

Proctor's has been around since 1947 when John and Mary Proctor bought the property. Maureen and Fred Clausen bought Proctor's in 1999 and have enjoyed running the business and making many upgrades to "improve it but not change it". They have 20 units in all comprised of 12 cottages and 8 family suites. They have a beautiful 350' sandy beach on the Weirs Channel. This summer, the Clausens' son, Patrick, and his wife, Gladys, will be taking over as general managers. The BAH will be an opportunity to meet the new team.

Proctor's and Curt's have a special relationship in that Curt's catered both of Maureen and Fred's children's weddings. The receptions took place at Proctor's and both the setting and the food were fabulous.

RSVP on the Chamber website www.lakesregionchamber.org or on their Facebook page. If you would like to arrive by boat, call Patrick at 366-5517 so he can reserve a dock for you.


Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages and Curt's Caterers are co-hosting the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on May 29, 4-6PM, at Proctor's. Organizing the festivities are the crew from Curt's Caterers: Julia Chesley, Amy Chesley, Megan Chesley, Joanne Chesley, Dan Becker and the crew from Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages: William Clausen (in back), Patrick Clausen, Charlie Clausen (in front), Fred Clausen, Gladys Clausen, Monica Clausen (in Gladys' arms), Maureen Clausen and Karmen Gifford, Executive Director of The Lakes Region Chamber. (Courtesy Photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014 07:50

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Karen Testerman speaking in Alton Saturday

ALTON — On Saturday morning May 31 Karen Testerman will be presenting her credentials, stating her positions and offering solutions towards resolving some of the problems confronting our country between 10 a.m. to noon at the Gilman Library.

Key topics that Karen will address include Jobs & Our Economy, Energy Independence, State Sovereignty, the Repealing of Obamacare, Supporting and Peace through Strength and maintaining all aspects of the Second Amendment. There will be a question and answer period at the conclusion of her presentation. Promotional brochures and light refreshments will be available.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 May 2014 07:40

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