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Patrick’s helping Troop 68 to raise funds

Fundriaser for Laconia Boy Scout Troop 68 @ Patricks

LACONIA — Patrick's Pub and Eatery in Gilford is helping to raise funds for Boy Scout Troop 68 in Laconia.

Lunch and dinner patrons at Patrick's now through Thursday can help to support the Scouts by mentioning the troop, and Patrick's will donate a portion of their bill to the troop.

The proceeds from the event will go directly to support the Scouts and their activities. Troop 68 has enjoyed continuous growth in membership over the last year and with that growth comes the need for more equipment. Currently Troop 68 is hoping to acquire more camping supplies to be used in upcoming summer activities.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 09:26

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Moutaineer to talk about climbing Mount Everest — the hard way

LACONIA — American mountaineer Ed Webster will narrate a PowerPoint lecture on climbing the world's tallest peak — the hard way — on Wednesday, May 15 at the Laconia Public Library at 7 p.m. (Rotary Hall).

In 1988, Webster and three partners ascended a never-before-attempted route up Mt. Everett's most dangerous side — from Tibet — without the assistance of oxygen bottles, radios or a Sherpa team to carry the usual food and equipment.

"My Storm Years on Everest" details this audacious climb. Webster personally reached the south summit of the mountain — at 28,700 feet, just 300 feet shy of the main summit — then led his partners down a storm-bound, avalanche-plagued, four-day descent off the mountain — without food, badly frostbitten and very near death. Each climber lost toes, and, because of extensive photography on summit day, Webster also lost eight fingertips.

Webster, 57, lives in Harpswell, Maine. His articles and photographs have been published in dozens of magazines and by Sierra Club Books and National Geographic. He has lectured worldwide.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 09:03

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Meredith Baptist Church Hosting workshop on forgiveness

MEREDITH — The First Baptist Church will hold a workshop on forgiveness with featured speaker Leslie Leyland Fields on Sunday, May 18 from 6-8 p,m.

Fields is a writer, editor and national speaker who lives on Kodiak Island, Alaska,who has written eight non-fiction books and is on the editorial board of Christianity Today magazine.

Admission is free to the workshop. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 08:59

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Belknap GOP group to hear 2 candidates

BELMONT — Republican candidates for governor and the 1st Congressional District are scheduled to speak at the meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee on Wednesday, May 14 at 6:30 p..m at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Road.

Andrew Hemingway of Bristol, is a candidate for governor, who hopes to be able to challenge Gov. Maggie Hassan in November. And, Dan Innis of Portsmouth, is a candidate for Congress in the 1st District, who hopes to challenge U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in November.

They will discuss their reasons for deciding to run for public office, and will share with the Committee their philosophies and their positions on the issues affecting the state of New Hampshire. They are both facing primaries, so their appearance at this month's meeting will offer committee members the opportunity to ask questions to help them decide who to vote for on Sept. 9.

Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. As usual, those interested in having dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5 p.m.

The committee again is reminding everyone planning to attend to bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

For more information, please check the committee's website at www.BelknapCountyGOP.org, or send an email to committee chairman, Alan Glassman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:03

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