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Irwin Automotive Group Helps Support Over 140 youth Lacrosse Players

LACONIA — The Irwin Automotive Group helps supports over 140 youth Lacrosse players in the Lakes Region who participate in the Lakes Region Lacrosse club. Because of sponsors like the Irwin Automotive group, young athletes can begin or continue the development of their skills, sportsmanship and knowledge of the culture and tactics of lacrosse.

Across the United States, there are sport's programs that are being cut annually due to growing budgetary constraints and lack of funding. Today's youth are missing out on extremely valuable opportunities to expand their knowledge and diversify their interests, as well as the chance to have a little fun. The Irwin Automotive group wants to keep these opportunities available to the youth throughout the Lakes Region community.

"We know funding for sports programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available," said Chris Irwin, Vice President of the Irwin Automotive Group.

Athletes residing in Gilford and surrounding town's actively participate in both Boy's and Girl's divisions. Many long-term friendships are formed that extend across town boundaries. Long-term relationships are very important to the Irwin Automotive Group and sports are a great way to begin form and build these relationships.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:39

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Children’s Book Week at Corner Library

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Corner Library is preparing for Children's Book Week, the national celebration of books and reading for youth runs that runs from May 11-17. 

In 1913, Franklin Matthiews, the librarian of the Boy Scouts of America began touring the country to promote higher standards in children's books. He proposed creating a Children's Book Week in the belief that children's books and literacy are life changers. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country.

Children vote for their favorite book of the year from January to May. Last year over 900,000 kids voted these books their favorite books for 2013!

Last year grades K-2 voted for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet by Robin Preiss and  Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta; grades 3 and 4 voted for Bad Kitty For President by Nick Bruel, and grades 5-6 voted for  Dork Diaries #4 – Tales From a Not So Graceful Ice Princess by Rachel Russell and Diary of Wimpy Kid #7: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney. The general teenage group voted for The Fault of Our Stars by John Green.

The Gilmanton Corner Library is now open for summer hours. For more information or to reserve/request a book call 267-6200.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:28

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Alton Rep. to address Sanbornton Work Force Housing Amendment

SANBORNTON — There will be a special meeting for residents of the town of Sanbornton on Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m. at the Public Library to discuss the amendments to the zoning ordinances regarding Work Force Housing.

State Representative Jane Cormier of Alton, which in March adopted a zoning amendment approving workforce housing in that community, and others who are opposed to the amendment, will be sharing their experiences with the Work Force Housing law in New Hampshire.

For more information contact Hal or Peggy Graham at 286-3506 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:23

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050514 Gilford Friends of Football annual meeting on Monday

LACONIA — The Friends of Gilford Football organization will hold its annual meeting on Monday, May 12. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place in the conference room at Irwin Automotive Group, located at 59 Bisson Avenue in Laconia.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:21

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