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090113 Child and Family Services Relocates Laconia Office (250)

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community Services recently welcomed the Laconia Office of Child and Family Services to the newly renovated Federal Building at 719 North Main Street in downtown Laconia.

LRCS and the LRCS Family Resource Center occupy most of the more than 20,000 square foot building, however additional office space became available when the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region moved to its own larger building. "We are very pleased to have CFS join us in this centrally located and accessible building. The move allows us to fully use this wonderful community resource and is cost effective for both organizations," commented Christine Santaniello, LRCS Executive Director.

"As the oldest children's charitable organization in New Hampshire, Child and Family services has always flourished in collaboration with other like-minded organizations," says Maria Gagnon, SVP/COO of Child and Family Services. "Now under one roof with LRCS, Lakes Region children, youth and families will have access to an array of services that can help them through the challenging times and enhance quality of life."

Lakes Region Community Services is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency with a primary focus of providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders and their families.

LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. To learn more about the Lakes Region Community Services contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-5224-8891 or visit www.lrcs.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:01

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082313 082313 34th annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in Meredith this weekend (441 w/3 col arts festival) MeredithCraftFair pick a photo for 3 col.

MEREDITH — Arts and crafts enthusiasts will want to be in this community on Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25 as the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Meredith Village Savings Bank presents the 34th Annual Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

This event will transform the Main Street of the quaint lakeside village as well as the upper parking lot of the Mill Falls Marketplace into an out door art gallery featuring the works of more than 70 painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers, and quilters. Spectators will be impressed with the variety and quality of exhibits this Festival has to offer.

Booths will include wildlife photography, metal and wood sculptures, stained glass, handmade jewelry, baskets, leather projects, and abstract and traditional oil painting and watercolors. All items are original creations and the artists and craftsmen will be available throughout the weekend to meet and converse with customers. Over the years, the Festival has gained a solid reputation among New England arts and craftsmen and is the largest quality arts and crafts event in the area.

Live music will fill the air for those walking through the Festival. Performing at this year's event on both Saturday and Sunday will be Marc Elbaum and Christine Chaisson who will play jazz, classic rock and great American songs from the 50's, 60's and 70's.

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, Simplicity The Clown will entertain the younger fairgoers as well as adults on Saturday with comedy magic and balloon entertainment. Phil and Janet Sanguedolce as well as Ray Porcell will round out the Saturday entertainment with Classic Folk and Rock.

Sunday's entertainment will feature songs from the Great American Songbook and at 11 a.m. Christine Chaisson will entertain with Kindermusik. During the afternoon from noon time until 2 p.m. an added attraction, the twenty piece Lakes Region Big Band, with a repertoire ranging from the swinging standards of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey to contemporary charts by Gordon Goodwin, will delight the crowd. The Lakes Region Big Band embraces everything one would expect from a big band.

Culinary delights and tasty treats will be available from the Meredith Kiwanis Club, the Chocorua Lodge of Masons, and the Sno Streakers. Featured will be the popular sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, soda, homemade pies and ice cream, and sno cones.

Free shuttle bus service will be available from both the north and south sides of Route 3 and will run continuously both days. Admission is free and for more detailed information contact the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 603-279-6121.



Stained glass will be among the many arts and crafts at the 34th annual Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 08:31

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082713 Suncook River Erosion Hazards Meeting (175)

BARNSTEAD — A public information meeting to provide details about an assessment of the Suncook River will be held on Wednesday evening, August 28, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Barnstead Town Hall.

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) is coordinating an assessment for the collection of scientific information that will identify areas of the Suncook River prone to river and stream erosion that can impact public health and safety.

The assessment, which is coordinated through the New Hampshire Geological Survey (NHGS), a unit of DES, and will be conducted between the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014.

The assessment will evaluate the present condition of the Suncook River to identify areas most prone to flood and erosion-related hazards. Additionally, from the information gathered, a long-term watershed plan can be developed by communities to identify options for river restoration in targeted areas to support water management and water quality objectives.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 06:43

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082213 Boat Museum Lecture focuses on Boat Racing (351 w/2 col Roman Candle)

WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum presents the last of its summer lecture series with a program entitled "Race Boats Reborn." The lecture will be held on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m. and will be presented by vintage race boat driver, Gerry Davidson. Following the lecture there will be light refreshments. There is no charge to attend the lecture.

In this illustrated talk, Davidson will look at the history of race boating going back to the early 20th century. He will also talk about the resurgence of popularity in the sport of vintage race boating over the past twenty years. He will conclude with a discussion of how vintage race boats are restored, maintained and raced.

Davidson is the owner of the 1961 hydroplane, Roman Candle, which is a featured boat on the vintage race boat circuit. Currently Roman Candle, is on 2013 display in the New Hampshire Boat Museum's exhibit on the history of race boating on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Roman Candle will run in this year's Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta, which is organized by the New Hampshire Boat Museum. The Regatta is September 13-14 and will be held in Wolfeboro Bay at the Wolfeboro Town Docks.

Approximately 60 vintage race boats will be featured in this year's Regatta with drivers from throughout the country. Boats will demonstrate on a mile-long oval course in their various classes including Gold Cup Racers, Jersey Skiffs, small, mid and large size Hydroplanes, Outboards, and Triple Cockpits.

To learn more about the lecture visit the Museum's website at www.nhbm.org or call the Museum at 569-4554.



Gerry Davidson, owner of the race boat Roman Candle, will be giving an illustrated talk on the history of motor boat racing. (Courtesy photo)



Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 06:40

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