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Leprechaun Leap Returns to Belmont Saturday

BELMONT — The Town of Belmont welcomes back the Leprechaun Leap 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, March 15 at 10 a.m. The event is a fun way for community members of all ages to come together and enjoy a scenic course through the newly revitalized village. Runners and walkers are encouraged to show their St. Patrick's Day spirit by dressing in costumes and wearing green.

The start and finish lines are at the Belmont Mill parking lot in downtown Belmont. Day of registrations are welcome.

For more information regarding this event contact the Town of Belmont's Special Event Coordinator at 603-998-3525. For a copy of the registration form and course map, visit www.belmontnh.org.

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Belknap EDC hosts its Annual Meeting, Thursday, March 20

LACONIA — The Belknap Economic Development Council will host its annual meeting on Thursday, March 20 at the Lakes Region Community College. Registration and cocktail reception begin at 4:15 p.m. followed by the business meeting portion of the evening promptly at 5 p.m.

The evening includes keynote speaker, Dr. Ross Gittell, Chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire. Chancellor Gittell will discuss the role of education and specifically the Community College System of NH in state and regional economic development. State-wide and local efforts to increase higher educational attainment that support a strong economic future will be highlighted.

The event is sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank, Gold Sponsor; Bank of New Hampshire, Cross Insurance, The Laconia Daily Sun and Gunstock Mountain Resort, Silver Sponsors.

In its continued tradition, the Belknap EDC will be presenting awards which represent the EDC's goals and strategic plan. The Belknap EDC Community Impact Award, the first of three awards, is presented to an individual, business or organization that has had a significant impact on economic development in the region. The Norman Marsh Leadership Award, honoring the late County Commissioner and local businessman instrumental in founding the Belknap EDC, recognizes outstanding leadership on economic development issues. The third community award is the Corporate Soul Award and is presented to a business or organization with a deep commitment to the essence of community, one who continuously works to make a difference in local community and economic development efforts.

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Rey Center Winter Lecture Series Wraps Up with Moose Program

WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Rey Center winter lecture series, entitled "Infatuated with Snow", finishes up on Friday March 14, at 7 p.m. with "Moose on the Edge" by New Hampshire Fish and Game biologist, Kristine Rines.

Rines will share the historical changes, life history, current status, management and research on New Hampshire's moose herd, which exists on the southern edge of the North American moose range. "Moose on the Edge" includes stories and discussions on how our changing climate is and may have already influenced New Hampshire's moose.
The Rey Center Friday Night Lecture Series is a great night out. Come into Waterville Valley for dinner at one of our great local restaurants, and attend an inspiring lecture. Lecture fees and donations support the Rey Center's art, science and nature education programs. All lectures are held in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery on the second floor in Town Square. Lectures are free for Rey Center members and only $5 for not-yet-members. For more information on Rey Center programming or becoming a member visit www.thereycenter.org or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Kristine Rines is the moose biologist for the state of New Hampshire. A native of New Hampshire, she received her bachelor's degree in wildlife management from Michigan State University. After working for the state of Michigan, she returned home to New Hampshire, where, after working as an animal damage control agent for two years, she was hired as the state's first moose biologist in 1985. In 2006 Kris was named Distinguished Moose Biologist by the North American Moose Conference.
Kris developed and implemented the state's first moose season in 1988. She is responsible for moose management and research as well as being the regional biologist for the central region of the state. Check her out on www.mooseworld.com for everything you ever wanted to know about moose in New Hampshire.
Margret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children's books series and former summer residents of Waterville Valley, were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and environmental stewards. Today their spirit lives on in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys' legacy through art, science, and adventure programs for all ages. For more information  contact the Margret and H.A. Rey Center at 603-236-3308 or visit www.TheReyCenter.org.

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Belknap County Republican Committee to Hear Senatorial Candidate Jim Rubens

BELMONT — The next monthly meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd. in Belmont.

This month's guest speaker is former State Senator Jim Rubens, who announced last September that he would be challenging current U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen in the November 2014 election. However, to do so, Jim will have to prevail in a primary against a number of other Republican U.S. Senate candidates. Rubens will share his reasons for choosing to run, discuss where he stands on the issues, and explain why he feels he's the candidate who can best represent New Hampshire in Washington, D.C.

Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. Per their usual meeting format,  those interested in having dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5 p.m.

The committee is stepping up its request for food pantry donations. With the winter cold continuing to be a burden for many, the committee once again reminds everyone planning to attend to bring non-perishable food items to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

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