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Correction: Cemetery tour is in Gilmanton

GILMANTON — The headline that appeared over an article in yesterday's paper listed an incorrect town as the location of a cemetery tour. The tour of the historic Smith Meetinghouse Cemetery will be held in Gilmanton on Tuesday, July 22, beginning at 6 p.m.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 08:05

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Lakeport Freighthouse Tour offered Monday

LAKEPORT – Laconia Historical and Museum Society announces a Walking Tour through the Lakeport Freighthouse Museum on Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m. hosted by the Lakeport Community Association.  The Freighthouse Museum is located at the junction of Elm Street and Union Avenue in Lakeport Square.

Established in 1997, the activities of the Lakeport Community Association are devoted to community involvement, improvement and preservation.  Their efforts to preserve the Circa 1899 Lakeport Freighthouse are deserving of loud applause.  Countless hours of dedicated volunteer effort made the restoration and museum possible. 

“This tour provides the opportunity to take a walk through the history of Lakeport and to peek inside their pride and joy, The Lakeport Freighthouse Museum to view all of the treasures on display there.  I think people will be amazed and thrilled with the collection of artifacts in the museum.” says Brenda Kean, Executive Director of Laconia Historical and Museum Society.

This tour is free and open to the public.  For more information about this event contact the Laconia Historical and Museum Society at 603-527-1278, email at // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at www.laconiahistorical.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:42

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Free health fair for children to be held at Belknap Mill


LACONIA — A free health fair for youngsters will be held Wednesday, July 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Belknap Mill.

The Belknap County Early Childhood Council which is hosting this event says its second Health Fair for Kids will be a fun and educational event for families with young children. There will be face painting, interactive fun activities, food and many giveaways including door prizes with gift cards to local stores. The event helps to support families as they build a healthy foundation for their child(ren).

Families are also invited to attend a free concert by popular Music for Kids entertainer Wayne from Maine at 6:30 p.m. in Rotary Park.

The Health Fair for Kids is sponsored by the Belknap County Early Childhood Council, a workgroup of the Financial Stability Partnership (FSP) of Granite United Way. The mission of the Belknap County Early Childhood Council is to establish and promote the optimal development of children and families living in Belknap County with a vision that all Belknap County children are healthy, learning and thriving now and in the future and to produce the greatest impact on poverty reduction in Belknap County by 2020.

For more information on the event call 524-8813.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:35

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Guided paddle on Newfound Lake on Tuesday

HEBRON — On Tuesday, July 22 the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and the Newfound Lake Region Association will offer a guided paddle on the Cockermouth River and Newfound Lake with Dr. Rick Van de Poll. This paddling excursion will provide participants with the opportunity to view conserved lands in Hebron from the water and to explore dramatic aquatic landscapes.

The trip will begin at Grey Rocks, a 29.38-acre property which was donated to NLRA with a conservation easement donated to LRCT in 2011 by Andy and Linda McLane. This conservation area preserves thousands of feet of shoreline on the Cockermouth River, a significant wildlife habitat, and protects water quality.

Dr. Van de Poll has completed Ecological Assessments for both the Grey Rocks property and the contiguous Charles L. Bean Sanctuary owned by the Town of Hebron and has extensive knowledge of the ecological characteristics of these areas.

Participants will enjoy lunch together at a stopping point along the route. During the trip participants will have a chance to explore marshes and ecological areas of interest by paddle. There will be opportunities for swimming in a few spots along the way for those who are interested. The trip may also continue along a bit of the shoreline of Newfound Lake before returning to the launching point.

Guides and participants will meet at 8:30 am to unload and prepare for the paddle. The paddle will begin at 9 am and return at approximately 1 pm. The total round-trip distance for this paddle is approximately 1 mile. Preregistration is required for this paddle and will be limited to 20 kayaks/canoes. To preregister, contact LRCT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; 603-253-3301. All LRCT guided excursions are free to all.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:33

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