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Franklin Area Lions Club Urges Support for Local "Plant A Row" Project

FRANKLIN — Franklin Area Lions Club encourages residents of the greater Franklin area to plant an extra row this year when putting in their garden. Take the harvest from this row to your local food pantry. Your extra row can go a long way to providing for the needs of hungry families in our community. It makes a wonderful project for young children, as well as youth groups, church groups and fraternal organizations.

A list of pantries willing to accept (and store) produce includes:

Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry, 237 Central Street (next to Cumberland Farms) in Franklin. Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11 a.m., Wednesdays 5-7pm. (603) 934-2662

Henry's (same building as Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry) is willing to accept produce on Saturday mornings.

Cupboard Food Pantry, Community Action Program, 82 Elkins Street, Franklin. Hours: Monday thru Friday 1-2 p.m. (603) 934-3444

Bread & Roses Kitchen, Unitarian Church (next to Peabody Home), 206 Central Street, Franklin. Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 4-6 p.m. (603) 934-2141

Day Cafe, United Methodist Church, 88 Franklin Street, Franklin. Hours: Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (603) 934-6110

Tilton - Northfield Congregational Church, 283 East Main Street, Tilton. Tuesdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (603) 286-4253

Open Door Dinners, Trinity Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 274 Main Street, Tilton. Hours: Saturdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. (603) 286-3120

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 07:27

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Belmont to Hold Memorial Day Parade (158)

BELMONT — American Legion Post #58 in Belmont announced that this year's Memorial Day parade and ceremonies will be held on Monday, 26 May at 1 p.m.

The parade route runs from the Belmont Middle School parking lot down to Main Street and then along Main Street to the Veterans Memorial by St. Joseph's Church. This year's speaker will be Earlon Beale of Laconia, Past Commander of the American Legion Department of NH and a retired US Army Lt. Colonel.

The public is encouraged to attend and show their honor, respect and appreciation for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms and way of life we all enjoy.

Post 58 and Jordan's Ice Cream are once again providing tickets for an ice cream cone to all children 12 and under who attend the parade and ceremonies. The tickets have been made by the Belmont Police Department and will be passed out at the Fire Department after the parade and ceremonies.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 07:03

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All statewide GOP candidates will be onboard for May 30 sunset dinner cruise on M/S Mount Washington

LACONIA — The Belknap County Republican Committee has announced that its 2014 Lincoln Day Sunset Dinner cruise is scheduled for Friday, May 30. This year's annual fund raiser to support Republican candidates will feature candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, and Congress (District 1 and 2).

Tickets are on sale to cruise beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee on New Hampshire's historic steamship, the M/S Mount Washington, for $50 per person. Boarding will begin at 5:30 pm at the Weirs Beach Pier, and the cruise will depart at 6 p.m. sharp! Since tickets have sold out in the past, and are going fast again this year, you'll want to purchase your tickets now for this exciting evening.

The cruise, which is the hallmark of the summer political season, includes a delicious dinner, interesting speakers, live entertainment, silent auctions, raffles, and a magnificent sunset! Once again, Fox News Contributor and SiriusXM Radio host David Webb will emcee the evening. Sponsorships, which include tickets, are also available.

This year's cruise promises to be an evening of fun and stimulating conversation among voters, current and prospective office-holders, and dignitaries who historically play a significant role in the election process.

To purchase tickets or for more information about sponsorships, etc, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , go to the Committee's website www.BelknapCountyGOP.org, or call Alan at 603-364-9780.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 06:52

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On Goal Soccer Camp to be held at Laconia’s Leavitt Park June 24-28

LACONIA — The Evangelical Baptist Church is hosting On Goal Soccer Camp at Leavitt Park from Tuesday through Saturday, June 24-28. The program is open for boys and girls entering grades K-8.

On Goal Soccer Camps are designed to provide a fun and positive week of soccer training for players of all levels. Through individual and team training, players will improve their fundamental skills and apply what they learn through small-sided games. Each day includes many fun games and the popular Mini World Cup competition, emphasizing team play and good sportsmanship.

This will be a high-quality soccer camp coached by college athletes. The half-day program will run from 9 a.m. to noon for children entering grades K-1. This program is $135 per person. The full day program is open for kids in grades 2-8 and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The full day program is $155 per person. If there are two or more participants attending from the same family there is a $10 discount per camper. Early registration before May 24 will result in a $10 discount per camper. Scholarships are available through Evangelical Baptist Church

Camp will conclude Saturday, June 28 with a Family Day, including World Cup team competitions, individual skill competitions, awards ceremony, and a family picnic provided by EBC. Every camper will get to take home an On Goal soccer ball, a t-shirt, awards and prizes, and a camp certificate.

"We are pretty excited to provide the Lakes Region with this high-quality, fun-filled soccer camp, coached by college athletes," said program director Karen Bassett. "I actually traveled around the country for two summers coaching with this non-profit group, On Goal, while I played soccer at Cedarville University in Ohio. It was by far the best thing I have done to use my love for soccer for good to help churches build relationships with families in their community."

To register for the camp visit www.ongoal.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:54

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