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Area transportation group will meet in Ashland

ASHLAND — The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9 at the Ashland Fire Department.

The meeting will include discussion about regional priority improvements on state highways being considered for inclusion in state Ten Year Plan. The meeting will reconvene in downtown Ashland for a site walk and brief discussion with municipal officials about local transportation initiatives.

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 contact the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 07:25

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Squam Ridge Road Race set for mid-Sept.


HOLDERNESS — The third annual Squam Ridge Race will take place on Sunday, Sept. 13, at Burleigh Farms, starting at 7:45 a.m.

Organizers said the event affords runners the opportunity to take on the summits along the beautiful Squam Ridge. This is a rugged yet supported run or hike along the crest of the Crawford-Ridgepole Trail. Aid stations are positioned along the course supplying Ridge Racers with food, beverages and lots of encouragement.

There are two race lengths from which to choose.

The 4-mile course climbs to the top of Mount Livermore and back to the start /finish area. There will be one aid station at the junction with the Crawford Ridgepole Trail.  Everyone is welcome to run, hike or walk the route as a participant of the event.

The 12.2 mile course traverses a majority of the Squam Range crossing three summits with views of Squam Lake and the surrounding watershed and has about 3,000 feet of elevation gain. This race is mostly single track with 1.8 miles of pavement 0.5 miles of dirt road, 1.3 miles of double track, and 8.6 miles of single track trail. The path up to the top of Mount Percival will be a challenge to runners with its many stone steps and rugged terrain.  This is not a course for the faint of heart, organizers note. However, last year racers between the ages of 8 and 72 conquered this track. People are encouraged to strive for first place, meet their personal goals or simply take a beautiful and supported walk through through the forest. There will be three aid stations spaced 2 to 4 miles apart so racers will need to plan accordingly.

This race is capped at 200 registrations.

Registration costs $75, or $85 the day of (if spots are still available). Proceeds help to support the trail network around Squam.

To register visit: www.squamlakes.org, call (603)968-7336 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 07:22

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K of C plans chicken barbecue

BELMONT — Robert Leroux Council 10934, Knights of Columbus is holding its fall Chicken BBQ Dinner at St. Joseph Church, Belmont, Saturday, September 12, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m..
Dinner will feature BBQ Chicken, Homemade Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Corn-on-the-Cob, rolls, desserts and assorted beverages. The cost is $10 per person ($6 for children 6 and under) and families of 4 or more for $35.
Save $2/person by purchasing tickets the weekends before after Mass.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 07:19

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Historical Society to hold bake sale Sat.

MEREDITH — Fresh homemade desserts can be purchased at a bake sale being held Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Meredith Historical Society on Main Street.

This annual fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Lakes Region Fine Arts & Crafts Festival. Historical Society members will be offering their favorite cookies, brownies, pies and assorted goodies to help fund the programs offered at both the Main Street building and the Farm Museum on Winona Road.

An addition this year is a book sale and author signing by two of Meredith's own historians. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday Rudy VanVeghten, former editor of the Meredith News and now at Northeastern University, will be autographing his newly printed book "The History of Meredith Bay," describing the growth and changes of the bay from its early settlement to today. Readers will enjoy comparing the photos of Meredith Bay in the logging era to the resort it has become today.

Dan Heyduk will also be in attendance from 10 a.m. to noon, autographing his new book, "Meredith Chronicles." from the History Press.

Heyduk's book describes the Meredith region from the ice age to the 20th century. His weekly column in the Meredith News, "Passing Time" is full of stories and history of the local area. He has a Ph.D. in anthropology and has been researching local history for more than five years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 07:13

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