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Registration for Lakes Region Girls Softball's 2014 Season is now open

BELMONT — Lakes Region Girls Softball is a Babe Ruth Softball organization that offers a competitive softball program for Belmont, Canterbury and Laconia girls, ages 6-18.

Players can register in-person at Belmont Elementary School Saturday, January 25 and February 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For new players, a copy of their birth certificate as well as proof of residency is required. Fees for the 2014 season are $35 for 8U, $50 for 10U/12U, $65 for 14U/16U/18U.

Again this year, LRGS will be hosting Winter Warm-Up clinics. These clinics allow players, regardless of ability level/age, to work on fundamental softball skills (fielding, throwing, batting, sliding, etc.). Clinics are free of charge for registered players, $10 fee for non-LRGS players ($10 fee will be applied to 2014 registration cost if player decides to register). The first clinic is Saturday, January 18 at Laconia Middle School from 6-8 p.m.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the league websitewww.lakesregiongirlssoftball.com

For more information, contact League President, Candice Murray, by phone 603-560-3292 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 11:19

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Altrusa Hosting Second Annual Community Dinner on January 23

MEREDITH — The Altrusa Club of Meredith will be hosting it's 2nd Community Dinner on Thursday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church on Highland Street.

This venture is partially funded from a grant that the Meredith Altrusa Club received from Altrusa International Foundation, Inc. to improve the economic well-being and quality of life through the Foundation's commitment to community service.

This dinner is free of charge and will provide members of the community, who may otherwise not have the chance, the opportunity to enjoy a good nutritious meal in the company of neighbors.

The menu for the evening consists of baked ham, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tossed salad, rolls, gingerbread, cookies, milk, tea and coffee.

As seating is limited, reservations will be required. Call Shirley at 279-8772 to reserve a seat. All ages are welcome and encouraged to join. There is ample parking in the church parking lot and the venue is handicap accessible.

For more information, visit www.altrusameredithnh.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 11:14

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Gilford Rotary Murder Mystery Saturday at Belknap Mill

GILFORD — The Gilford Rotary Club and the On Stage Theater Company present "The Art of Murder" the 7th annual Gilford Rotary Murder Mystery on Saturday, January 18, from 5-8 p.m.
Rotarians, families and friends plan to attend and for the first time this year a limited number of seats are open to the public. This is a pot luck, BYOB dinner event with a $15 cover charge, all donated to the acting club for its scholarship program.
Participants at this fundraising event join at dinner tables to compete against other tables to solve the mystery. Actors will mingle and eat dinner with participants, offering bad jokes and clues related to the mystery. This year, Gilford Rotary invites the public, providing an opportunity to meet local Rotarians from multiple area clubs. If anyone has considered joining a local Rotary club, this is a good opportunity to meet local members and learn about the benefits of membership and the incredible charitable contributions.
RSVP is required and the event is being held on the third floor of the Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia. This is an adult event and participants are invited to bring their own adult beverages. Soda, coffee, tea, ice and other non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by Gilford Rotary. Participants are asked to bring your choice of a main dish, hors d'oeuvres, salad or a dessert.
Fifty reservations are available to the public but, always go quickly for such amusing events. RSVP along with information on what food item you will be bringing along to Russ Lunt, Gilford Rotary, 387-9772.
Gilford Rotary an organization of business and professional men and women who have accepted the ideal of service as a basis for attaining fulfillment in our business, personal, and professional lives, and by serving our community. The Club meets every Friday morning at 7 a.m.at Patrick's Pub in Gilford. More pictures and more information of the Club's charitable activities are uploaded on the Gilford Rotary Facebook webpage, a webpage anyone may see at http://www.facebook.com/GilfordRotaryClub.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 11:12

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Seeking Nominees for Annette P Schmitt Unsung Hero Award

LACONIA —  Nomination packets are now available for the Annette P. Schmitt Unsung Hero Award, presented by Granite United Way. This award honors an individual who has shown a long-standing commitment to children and families in Belknap County through behind-the-scenes activities without any expectation of recognition. Eligible candidates include those who volunteer on behalf of children and families or non-volunteer individuals who provide exceptional service to children and families beyond the scope of their employment.
The 2014 recipient will be announced by Bud Martin, retired Family Court and Special Justice, in late spring. The winner will receive an individual award and his or her name will be engraved on a plaque that hangs in the local United Way office. Additionally, a monetary award will be made to a favored charity of the winner.
"This award is designed to acknowledge the efforts of Belknap County residents who go the extra mile in bringing positive changes to the lives of children and families," says Martin. "The Schmitt UnSung Hero Award honors New Hampshire resident, the late Annette P. Schmitt, who left a generous bequest to support programs and projects that improve the lives of children and families in Belknap County and the State." Over the past several years this fund has been the primary resource for sustaining a number of comprehensive systemic changes in Belknap County and Carroll counties.

Last year's winner of the Schmitt Unsung Hero Award was Clare Persson of Laconia who was recognized for a multitude of engagement efforts that improve the lives of children and families including her leadership on such initiatives as the Laconia Middle and High School PTOs, Lakes Region Better Together, Stand Up Laconia, a city-wide substance abuse prevention initiative, and several other organizations over the years. "Clare represents the type of individual who is an ideal candidate for consideration of this award," said Kathy Calvin, chair of the selection committee, who will review all nominations for this year's award. "We know there are so many deserving individuals throughout Belknap County who we hope will be nominated by their family, friends or co-workers this year," stated Calvin

Nomination forms are available at Granite United Way website, www.graniteuw.org, or by calling Kathy Calvin at 527-9182. Completed nomination forms are due by 4:30 PM on Friday, March 28, 2014.

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Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 11:35

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