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American Legion Celebrates 95 Years of Service

LACONIA — American Legion Post 1 located at 849 North Main St. in Laconia, will celebrate 95 years of service to the community and its veterans and its youth with a dinner and awards night on Saturday March 8.

Originally names for Frank W. Wilkins, the first Laconia boy killed in World War I, the post was chartered by Congress in March of 1919. Although Wilkins was over the age to be drafted he left New England Telephone Company and joined the U.S.Army as a master signal electrician in Co. D 401st Telegraph Bn. He died in France of injuries received when he crashed his motorcycle while trying to avoid hitting a little girl.
The name was changed in 1946 to include that of Lt. Cmdr. James Stuart Smith, U.S.Navy, who was the first service man from Laconia to be killed during WWII. From 1930 until 1953, the post home was located at 329 Union Ave. The property was sold to the First National Corp, and later to Mr. Grocer. The property is currently shared between the high school vocational center and Auto Zone.
The current Post home was built in 1953 and has since undergone several changes.
In celebration of this milestone, the post will host a complete prime rib dinner to members and their guests. Also certificated of continuous membership will be awarded to those with 50-55-60 years of membership. Ticket information is available by calling the canteen after 12 p.m. at 524-9728 with a deadline of March 4.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 11:08

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Business Workshop: Start and Grow Your Small Business

PLYMOUTH — The Enterprise Center at Plymouth, in partnership with the Meredith Village Savings Bank, is offering Start and Grow Your Small Business workshop at the Firehouse in Ashland on February 26 from 9-10:30 p.m.

Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, Michael Tentnowski, will share his insights and knowledge from 20 years of experience assisting entrepreneurs to help you start, run, and grow your own small business.

Focusing on opportunity, management, and finance, Michael will teach the fundamentals of a simplified business plan, pricing strategies, and cash flow. Additionally, Michael will offer ways to explore real world business possibilities that can be developed now. Discover why you are the right person for the venture and what it takes to be successful.

The event is free, but space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat today by clicking the "Seminars" page on the website www.EnterpriseCenterNH.com, contacting the Center office at 535-3222, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Michael Tentnowski, Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, has 20 years of experience assisting a multitude of start-up companies in various industries with an expertise in the fields of entrepreneurial ventures, renewable energy initiatives, and commercial defense technologies. His years as the Director of an Incubator, Director of a Physical Science Institute, Vice President of an E-commerce energy trading platform, graduate level teacher, and trainer for Small Business Development Centers culminated in co-authoring "The Virginia Entrepreneur's Guide". With two successful start-ups of his own, Michael received both his MBA and BS in Accounting from the University of Montana.


Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 11:02

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Transportation group meeting on March 5

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) Transportation Technical Advisory Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Humiston Building in Meredith.

The meeting will include presentations about a new NHDOT web based application that allows highway projects and associated engineering plans to be viewed online. There will also be a presentation on the state railroad freight system. The LRPC Transportation TAC encourages all members of the public who are concerned about any aspect of transportation to attend and provide their input.

For additional information about this meeting please contact the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 10:48

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Central Force AAU Basketball Tryouts Saturday, Sunday (85)

BELMONT — The Central Force girls AAU program will be holding a two-day tryout on Saturday March 1 and Sunday, March 2 at Belmont Middle School at the following times:

Saturday March 1: Grades 5&6 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Grades 7&8 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Grades 9-10 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday March 2: Grades 5/6 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Grades 7&8 1 p.m.-2 p.m., Grades 9-11 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Email Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or for more information. There is a $25 registration fee. Parents should accompany players on the first day to complete paperwork. Please arrive early to fill out registration form.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 10:07

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