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Lakes Region Tourism Association holding annual Meeting

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Tourism Association will hold its annual meeting on October 2, at The NASWA Resort's Blue Bistro in Weirs Beach from 5:30-8 p.m.

The meeting will begin with the President's welcome and reports followed by the Executive Director's Marketing and Advertising overview. This overview will demonstrate how the Lakes Region Tourism Association promoted the region in state, out of state, and internationally, increasing the number of visitors to the region to create a positive economic impact on businesses.

Following the Executive Director's overview will be the announcement of two scholarships and the Annual Tourism Award.

The Lakes Region Tourism Association awards the Mildred A. Beach Hospitality Scholarship and the Mel Borrin Scholarship each year at their annual business meeting.

The Mildred A. Beach Hospitality Scholarship is awarded to a student attending a college, university or technical college in the Lakes Region and is pursuing a degree in tourism, hospitality and/or culinary arts. The Mel Borrin Scholarship is awarded to a student that has shown enthusiasm and entrepreneurial skills and is self-motivated to succeed.

The Annual Tourism Award was established to be given to an individual or business that has made a difference during the past year to bring visitors into the Lakes Region and Central New Hampshire. Examples include the enhancement of an event or attraction, development of an event or attraction, outstanding marketing/promotion of a related achievement that had an economic impact by bringing visitors to the area.

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Pub Mania Event to Support Children's Auction

GILFORD — Patrick's Pub in Gilford is again leading efforts to raise funds for Pub Mania and the LNH Children's Auction.

Teaming up with the Tagg Team Pub Maniac and Scentsy Independent Consultant Eileen Burnell, a variety of products and fragrances will be on display to purchaseor to order. The Scentsy system is a safe, wickless warming system that uses a small light bulb to warm scent blocks placed in standing or plug-in warmers. Offered for children is a full line of Forest and Safari Fuzzy Friends, stuffed animals that include a Scent Pak inside. Household and body scent products are also available.
Burnell shared, "I've been a long-time supporter of Pub Mania and the LNH Children's Auction because the funds raised benefit children and families in the Lakes Region. I look forward to helping others support this worthy community effort. It's not too early to start your holiday shopping."
The public is invited to join supporters at Patrick's on Tuesday, October 1 from 5 to 8 pm. A door prize will be awarded, with no purchase required to participate. Orders can be placed during the event or online at http://eileenburnell.scentsy.us any time before October 7. Questions can be addressed by calling Eileen Burnell at 603-630-4296.

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Belknap County Democrats to meet Monday night

GILMANTON — Belknap County Democrats will meet Monday, September 30 at 6 p.m. at the Temperance Tavern, 506 Province Road, in Gilmanton.

This is a pot luck meeting so individuals are asked to bring a dish to share. Individual town committees will have time set aside to conduct town business before the County meeting convenes.

County Commissioner Ed Philpot and members of the Belknap County delegation will speak on current Belknap County issues. Direct any questions to Kate Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Fish & Game holding public hearing on proposed rules changes

CONCORD — A public hearing will be held on proposed changes to the state's Hunter Education rules on Monday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord.

Fish and Game is proposing to combine the basic hunter education program and the specialized bowhunter education program into one course referred to simply as "hunter education." Separate bowhunter education courses would be offered only for the next calendar year, allowing an opportunity for those currently holding Hunter Education certificates to add the bowhunter certification without taking the combined course. Bowhunting topics would be added to the hunter education course and practical field examination. In addition, the proposed rules would set a minimum course length of 15 hours and a maximum length of 18 hours for Hunter Education courses.

Hunter Education instructors would be required, as part of their certification renewal, to teach at least two hunter education courses, instead of one, in a two-year certification period; Master Hunter Instructor Trainers would be required to assist with one audit or one new instructor training each year; and Hunter Education instructors would be required to submit course information to the Fish and Game Department within 30 days of course completion.

"We are continually working to improve the Hunter Education experience in New Hampshire. Right now, there is quite a bit of duplication between hunter education and bowhunter education classes; this proposal would streamline the process for those needing both certifications and provide useful information for all participants," said Fish and Game Hunter Education Coordinator Joshua Mackay. "In addition, by setting maximum and minimum course hours, we are aiming to improve the consistency of the material presented in Hunter Education classes."

The complete rulemaking notices, with original and proposed rule language, can be viewed at http://www.wildnh.com/Legislative/Notices_summary.htm.

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