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Hobo Railroad Continues Holiday Trains Tradition

LINCOLN — The Hobo Railroad recently announced the schedule for their popular Santa Express Trains which will depart weekends at 1 p.m. from the Hobo Junction Railroad Station in Lincoln.

Departures will take place starting Friday after Thanksgiving, November 29 and will operate weekends through Sunday, December 22. The restored vintage cars used for the Santa Express Trains are not only decorated for the season, but are warm and comfortable for this family-fun event. The 1 hour and 20 minute rides travel along the scenic Pemigewassett River between Lincoln and Woodstock.

"We're very excited to announce our 2013 Santa Express Train schedule", stated Paul Giblin, Director of Marketing & Business Development for the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads. "The Santa Express Trains have been part of our annual schedule since the Hobo Railroad first opened in 1987. For many, enjoying Holiday cookies and hot cocoa with Santa and his Elves has become a family tradition. It's also great fun to watch the children's faces light up when Santa and his Elves surprise them with a gift aboard the train."

Ticket prices for the Hobo Railroad's Santa Express Trains are $20 for First Class and $15 for Coach Class seating (for all ages 3 and up), while ages 2 and under ride for free. Advance reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by visiting www.HoboRR.com or by calling the Hobo Railroad at (603) 745-2135 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

2013 Santa Express Train Schedule for the Hobo Railroad:

Nov. 29 & 30, Dec. 1 – departing at 1 p.m.

Dec. 7 & 8 – departing at 1 p.m.

Dec. 14 & 15 – departing at 1 p.m.

Dec. 21 & 22 – departing at 1 p.m.

Visit www.HoboRR.com or call (603) 745-2135 for reservations or additional information.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:34

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Local Dentist Kicks Off the Season With a Local Food and Toy Drive

GILFORD — Dr. Mark A. Horvath of Gilford is kicking off the holiday season with a local food and toy drive.
This holiday season, Dr. Horvath and staff are offering fast, in‐office tooth whitening for $79 for those who bring in four canned goods or a new, unwrapped toy to support the local community.
This offer is available from now until December 23 and is for patients of record. Those who are not a patient can become one by calling Horvath Dentistry at 524‐7677 to schedule a new patient exam.
The canned goods will be distributed to the local food pantry and the toys will go to children in the community whose families are going through tough, economic times. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:22

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Tommy Turkey Announces New Website for Annual Turkey Plunge

LACONIA — Thomas Turkey, aka "Tommy", is pleased to announce a new website for the annual Turkey Plunge. The site, created just to support the Lakes Region Salvation Army, is www.saturkeyplunge.org.

Individuals can log on at this site and identify a team or individual plunger and then make a pledge using a credit card. "With just a few days to go till the Plunge on Saturday, we need to make this our best year yet for pledging support" said Tommy. Tommy reminds all that this year's Plunge will be at Opechee Cove Beach in Laconia with gates opening at 10 a.m. followed by costume judging, picture taking and warm-up exercises. The first Plunge Team will hit the water at 12 Noon.

Following the Plunge, everyone is invited to attend the luncheon at the nearby Laconia Middle School. Plungers eat for free while the general public is asked to make a $5 donation. Culinary Arts students from LRCC will be serving chili, chowder, soups and stews from some of the area's finest restaurants as well as luscious desserts baked by the college students.

This year the Plunge Committee has received support from newcomers Junior's Crush House and Big Cat Coffees. They join Hart's, Patrick's Pub, Kitchen Cravings, Fratellos, O Steak & Seafood, T-Bones, Lago and Coca Cola of Northern New England as prime sponsors of the Plunge luncheon. An array of gift cards and services will be awarded as door prizes at the luncheon.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:17

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Innisfree Bookshop Hosting Bob Montana Book Author Carol Lee Anderson

MEREDITH — Innisfree Bookshop, in the Mill Falls Marketplace, Meredith is pleased to announce that Lakes Region historian; Carol Lee Anderson will be signing of her latest work The New England Life of Bob Montana: Beyond the Archie Comic Strip, on Saturday, December 7 from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome.
Carol Lee Anderson's latest book focuses on Bob Montana creator of the Archie comic strip and one of America's greatest cartoonists. He always considered himself a true New Englander. Filled with the antics of the rambunctious teenagers of the fictional Riverdale High, Montana's comic strip was based on his high school years in Haverhill Massachusetts.

At the height of his career, he lived as a beloved resident in the quaint picturesque town of Meredith in the heart of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. For nearly thirty years, he was considered an extraordinarily respected contributor to the community. Drawing from the Yankee humor he saw around him Montana deftly included local scenes, events and characters in the puns and pranks of Archie's comic-strip life. Join historian Carol Lee Anderson as she takes readers beyond the Archie comic strip and tells the story of the remarkable New England of Bob Montana.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:03

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