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082313MVSBTamworthCaregivers: 3X Tamworth Caregivers CAPTION ONLY

Meredith Village Savings Bank Branch Manager Kristy Badger (left) presents a $1,000 check to Melissa Donaldson, Program Administrator for Tamworth Caregivers (right). This check represents a grant from the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund to be used for Tamworth Caregiver’s volunteer mileage reimbursement program. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 10:56

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090113GilfordTennisCourts (63)

GILFORD — The Gilford Village Field Tennis Courts were recently resurfaced with the assistance of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Facility Assistance Program. In addition to resurfacing all four courts, one of the courts has also been striped with 60 foot “10 and under” lines, ideal for competition by children ages 10 and younger.

For more information, please contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 10:53

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082513 Laconia Adult Education offering Algebra Course (224)

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering an Algebra II/Accuplacer/Assistments class beginning on Monday, August 26. The class will meet for (15) fifteen weeks from 6–9 p.m.

This class is designed to help students improve their math skills and scores so that when they go on to post-secondary educational opportunities, they will be able to enroll in regular courses leading to their degree as opposed to having to spend time in remedial math classes.

The Accuplacer that is given on a college level is a battery of computerized tests that determines a students' knowledge in math, reading and writing as they prepare to enroll in college level courses. The results of this assessment, in conjunction with the students' academic background, goals and interests, are used by the college academic coordinators and counselors to place students into college level courses that meet their needs. The Accuplacer also helps colleges to determine the students' strengths and weaknesses and to provide them with early academic help if necessary.

For more information or to register for classes contact the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 10:51

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082413 Yakking for Loons event raises funds for protecting rare species (223 w/ 3 col. photo Fleet

MOULTONBOROUGH — Lake Winnipesaukee was awash with color as fifty eager paddlers turned out at Lee's Mill Landing for the Loon Preservation Committee's (LPC's) second annual "YAKKING for Loons" kayak-a-thon in July.

Paddlers were treated with a perfect morning to traverse the 2.5 mile "Ganzy" course or the 4.6 mile "Green's Basin" course. LPC's Field Program Coordinator, Chris Conrod, and Winnipesaukee Biologist, Melissa Leszek, served as guides.

A boxed lunch prepared by Curt's Caterers of Gilford was the perfect ending to a rigorous and fun paddle, with Curt Chesley and staff on hand to serve. Prizes were awarded to Megan Chesley, Joanne Chesley and Bonnie Ireland as the top three fundraisers, while Marion Smith was awarded the prize for traveling the longest distance to participate. Prizes were donated by LPC members John and Kittie Wilson of Pleasant Lake and Tom Whalen of Wild Meadow on Winnipesaukee.

Prime Sponsors for the event were Curt's Caterers and Irving Oil. Linda Allen and Joanne Chesley spearheaded and co-chaired the event, arranging the volunteer spotters (John Allen, Ralph Rannacher, Beverly Leonard, Elaine Chesley, and Warren Reynolds) and soliciting "yakkers" and contributions. Wild Meadow of Winnipesaukee helped out by providing rentals on site at a discounted rate.


Paddlers gather at Lee's Mill Landing on Winnipesaukee for the 2nd Annual "YAKKING for Loons" kayak-a-thon to benefit New Hampshire's loons. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 10:49

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