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7 local high school graduates receive Sutherland Memorial Scholarship aid

MEREDITH -- Seven college-bound area high school graduates have been awarded financial aid through the  Meredith Village Savings Bank James D. Sutherland Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Each year, one graduating high school student from each community in which Meredith Village Saving Bank (MVSB) has an office is selected to receive a grant from the Sutherland Memorial Scholarship.

The recipients of this year's James D. Sutherland Memorial Scholarships are:
• Charley Cote of Alton Bay, daughter of Karen Clausen and Jeffrey Cote, attending the University of Vermont in Burlington.
• Derek Rossetti of Moultonborough, son of Missy Clifford-Rossetti, attending Plymouth State University.
• Emily Wernig of Gilford, daughter of Joseph and Jolene Wernig, attending University of New Hampshire in Durham.
• Mikayla Minor of Laconia, daughter of Shawn and Jennie Minor, attending University of New Hampshire in Durham.
• Olivia Miller of Plymouth, daughter of Susie McCann and Brandon Miller, attending Keene State College.
• Richard Burnham of New Durham, son of Glenn and Cassandra Burnham, attending University of New Hampshire in Durham.
• Spencer Perreault of Meredith, daughter of Alison and Jack Whynot, attending University of Vermont in Burlington.

The Sutherland Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of James Sutherland, who served as CEO and president of Meredith Village Savings Bank between 1982 and 1996. Each year the scholarship is awarded to deserving high school seniors from Gilford High School, Inter-Lakes High School, Kingswood Academy, Laconia High School, Moultonborough Academy, Plymouth Regional High School and Prospect Mountain High School.

Students who are interested in applying for the 2015 scholarship are encouraged to speak with their guidance office or visit the Community Involvement page of Meredith Village Savings Bank's website.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 09:22

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New markers lead hikers along the ‘Rapid Transit’ line in the Belknap Mountains

GILFORD — New trail markers have been installed to aid hikers making their way along the Belknap Range Trail.

The distinctive markers were installed recently by Belknap Range Trail Tenders -- or BRATTS. The markers read BRT, which stands for Belknap Rapid Transit. The markers have been placed at all the intersections or trail junctions to guide hikers along the way between Gunstock and Mount Major.

The BRT is really an accumulation of many trails, all with different names and blaze colors and the BRATTS found it might be easier to put up these markers than have to repaint the blazes to a uniform color for the entirety of the trail.

Three volunteers, Steve and Beth Zimmer of Meredith and Bob St. Laurent of Laconia, put up the signs over a three-day period.

The BRT trail is approximately 12 miles long. It starts at the parking lot at Gunstock Mountain Resort and travels over Mount Rowe, Gunstock Mountain, Mount Belknap, Mount Klem, Mount Mack, Mount Anna, Straightback Mountain, Mount Major and ending at Mount Major parking lot on Route 11 in Alton.

An excellent guide is the new map of the Belknap Range by Weldon Bosworth of Gilford, available at the Gilford Town Library for a small fee or can be downloaded from the Belknap Range Trails website: www.belknaprangetrails.org


Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 09:16

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'Drop Anchor in Meredith' July 25-27

MEREDITH -- The Greater Meredith Program Promotions Committee is sponsoring a "Drop Anchor in Meredith" promotion event, with some local businesses offering discounts for the month of July and others giving discounts during the Antique Boat Show weekend of July 25-27.

A Drop Anchor Map and Events Guide is now available at participating businesses and the Meredith Public Library, and offers special discounts during July and into August.

The Greater Meredith Program's Promotions Committee will also hold a "Landlubber's Lot Dance" at the Community Park on Main Street July 26th from 6-9 p.m. with free popcorn and music provided by Joanne Newman of DJ Music Factory.

The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. . For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities, please call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 11:01

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Sonata night Wed. at Irwin Hyundai


LACONIA -- Irwin Hyundai will be introducing the all new redesigned seventh-generation 2015 Hyundai Sonata with a model intro night on Wednesday, July 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. at its 446 Union Ave. location.

The event will give those interested a chance inquire about the new Sonata and to see the U.S.-made vehicle's many features.

Those interested in attending this event are asked to RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503- 581-2994.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 10:56

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