Senior Momentum heads to town beach on Mon.

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring an end of the summer Senior Moment-um program on Monday, September 8th. Participants are invited to join us at Gilford Town Beach at 11:30 am for potluck lunch and a game of bocce ball. The Parks and Recreation Department will provide the drinks and paper goods and participants are asked to bring a dish to share with the group. If you have a lawn chair, please bring it. Come and enjoy the last of our summer days at the beach.

Participants must RSVP with the dish they plan to bring with the Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722 by September 5th. The rain date will be Tuesday, September 9th.

Workshop on September 13 for volunteer Belknap Range trail tenders

GILFORD — The Belknap Range Trail Tenders (BRATTS) invites hikers, nature lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to attend a hands-on volunteer training workshop in basic trail maintenance and erosion control on Saturday, September 13. The day long workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the upper parking lot on Carriage Road, just off Belknap Mountain Road in Gilford. 

With a system of over 50 established hiking trails connecting more than 14 notable peaks, the Belknap Range represents one of the New Hampshire Lakes Region’s greatest natural treasures. By employing Best Management Practices established by the New Hampshire Trails Bureau, BRATTS maintains trails while protecting the environment, encouraging responsible use, and fostering strong relations between the organizations and landowners - both private and public - that host trails across their properties.

Tools will be supplied. Participants should bring gloves, lunch, and stable footwear. Experience in trail work is not necessary. For further information about BRATTS or the workshop, please contact Hal Graham, coordinator of trails under the Supervision of The Division of Forests and Lands [DRED], at 603-286-3506 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit us on Facebook at

Retired Educators’ Association meeting on M/S Mount Washington Cruise Ship

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Retired Educators’ Association’s Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16 at the Captain’s Lounge on the Mount Washington Cruise Ship. Participants should arrive around 9:30 a.m., as the boat departs from the Weirs docks at approximately 10 a.m.

The cruise will feature a lunch buffet. The cost will be a total of $36 per person. Reservations are required. To RSVP call Jan Panagoulis at 536-3349, Cathy Crane at 530-2113 or Evelyn Morse at 524-4062. Any retired educator who is not a member is welcome to attend. 

Alton Community Church welcomes new minister

ALTON — The Alton Community Church is currently undergoing repairs, therefore the services will be moved to Church Street beginning on Sunday, September 14 at 9:30 a.m. 

The new interim Reverend Samuel J. Hollo is a graduate of Boston University, M. Divinity, Gordon Conwell Seminary, Profess of Ministry,and  Denver Seminary. He was the Senior Pastor at the Westgate church in Weston, MA from 1982-2008 and Seminary Professor since 1999 at East Bethel College. Presently, he is the Director of Carpenter's Workshop and a much sought after speaker.