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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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Educational events at Beans & Greens Farm will focus on natural healing

GILFORD — Beans and Greens Farm is offering two unique educational events this Thursday, August 22.

From 4-5:30 p.m., Clinical Herbalist Sara Woods Kender will lead a fun and informative Medicinal Plant Walk around the forest and fields of Beans & Greens Farm. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a notebook and pen to record notes. Cameras are optional for capturing visual data.

Kender specializes in the use of food as chemical-free medicine and skin care. She incorporates dietary and lifestyle changes along with herbs and supplements to help people form a complete path to health and wellness. "Here in the Northeast most plants that grow on our roadsides, in your back yard and even the deep woods offer us nourishment as food as well as nourishment for healing", states Kender whose love of nature and its power to heal began as a child, when she would spend hours in the woods near her rural home in Alton, NH. Cost for the Plant Walk is $15.

For those who struggle with a lack of energy, local Holistic Health Coach Sarah Sachetta is offering a free lecture outdoors in the Beans & Greens Pavilion from 6-7:30 p.m. She will explain to participants how to make good choices about which foods are the best to eat to increase your energy and vitality. Sachetta, who worked in the traditional healthcare industry for over 12 years before pursuing holistic health care states, "I decided that I wanted to do more to help people achieve health and happiness". Receiving her education from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Sachetta who is also a N.H. native, was trained in more than a hundred dietary theories.

Pre-registration via phone, email or in person at the farm is requested for each event. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-293-2853. For more information on these or other upcoming events, go to www.beansandgreensfarm.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 04:55

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091513NewfoundSchoolHires (265)

NEWFOUND — The Newfound Area School Board is holding an Open House welcome reception to meet the new superintendent of schools, Stacy Buckley, on Wednesday, September 11 from 5-7 p.m. at the Newfound Regional High School library media center.

In addition to the new superintendent, Michaela Limanni and Anne Holton have been appointed to new positions at the central office of SAU#4.

Limanni has been appointed as the new business administrator of SAU #4. Limanni has an extensive business background in both the public and private sectors and has most recently worked as the business administrator for the Dover School District.

Limanni will begin his service to the Newfound Area School District on Monday, September 16 and will be replacing Dan Rossner who will be leaving the position at the end of September after five years of dedicated and exemplary service. 

Holton has been appointed as the student services administrator for the Newfound Area School District. Holton began her position on July 1. She has an extensive background in special education and administration and was chosen from a highly qualified pool of applicants for the position. The School Board commissioned a study to examine its special education costs relative to other similar districts this past year and believes Holton will be an excellent addition to the team.

Vincent Paul Migliore, School Board Chair, notes "The Board now has in place an experienced administrative team to lead our district to future success and improvement. We look forward to working with the new team to continue to advance education and programming for the students, families and taxpayers of the Newfound Area School District".

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:00

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092613LHSAlumniReunion (84)

LACONIA — The Laconia High School Alumni Reunion Committee is beginning to plan for the third annual LHS Alumni Reunion scheduled for Sept. 27. 

Even though the weather did not cooperate last year, the event still had a great turnout. The festivities last year raised enough money for Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation to award two Laconia High School students, Andrew Kerns and Susannah O'Brien, scholarships for continuing education.

For more information or to get involved in the 2013 class reunions visit www.lhsalumni.weebly.com, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 524-5710.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:40

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