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Squam Lakes Association Celebrates All Things Squam with I Love Squam Day

 HOLDERNESS — This Saturday, August 2nd the Squam Lakes Association is celebrating all things Squam with the second annual I Love Squam Day. Starting at noon and running until 3 pm there will be canoe, kayak, and Paddleboard demos, snorkeling excursions, sailboat exhibits, and local hikes exploring bird life, forest ecology, and woodland stewardship.

At 2:30 there's a special event just for the kids. The Squam Olympics is back and better than ever. All kids between 8 and 16 years old are challenged to compete in a variety of watery sports including a big canoe race to field games and of course...the Ultimate Squam Challenge.

Starting at 5 is the big cookout complete with all the classic summer time eats off the grill. Then when the sun goes down it's time for the barn dance. This Contra style dance is complete with that good ol' country sound, caller and a big beautiful barn.  All activities except for dinner and the barn dance are free. Reservations are required for dinner. Go online to squamlakes.org for more information or call 603-968-7336.


Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:06

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Vacation Bible school at Heritage Free Will Baptist Church

LACONIA — Heritage Free Will Baptist Church will hold a vacation Bible school for children ages 2 to 17 on Aug. 4-8.

The classes will run from 9 a.m. to noon, free of charge.

Those interested in having their children participate are asked to call the church at 528-8400 or email the church at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to pre-register their children. Parents can also bring their children to the church at 349 Meredith Center Road, on Monday, Aug. 4, before 9 a.m.


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Free Program on Septic Systems offered in Moultonborough

MOULTONBOROUGH — How septic systems work, their limitations and eventual replacement, especially in sensitive waterfront locations, are among the topics to be discussed in a free evening public seminar, "Septic Sense", Tuesday, August 5, 6-8 pm. at the Balmoral Improvement Association's Clubhouse, Paradise Drive, Moultonborough.

"Anyone who owns property with a home on a septic system will not want to miss this important and informative event," said Pat Tarpey, Executive Director of the Winnipesaukee Watershed Association (WWA), which is jointly sponsoring the free evening forum with the Balmoral Improvement Association, and Granite State Designers & Installers.

Attendees can expect to take home useful information on maintenance and extension of system life, signs of system failure, and who to contact for consultation, design and installation when system replacement becomes necessary, Tarpey said. Gary Spaulding, a member of Granite State Designers & Installers, and owner of Advanced Onsite Solutions, LLC will explain how septic systems work, types of systems, the 'Do's and Don'ts', proper maintenance, signs of a failing system, legalities, costs, and much more. His slide presentation will also cover difficult site installations and showcase the many different septic system technologies available to homeowners today.

The forum is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested. Contact Pat Tarpey, Executive Director of the WWA at 603-581-6632 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register or for more information.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:00

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LRMFA/Fire Academy Hold Firefighter II Certification Program Graduation

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton Fire Department recently hosted a Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid/NH Fire Academy Firefighter II Certification program.

This intensive 116 hour certification program is the second level of standards-based certification available to firefighters. Course materials provide additional information on topics included in the Firefighter I program, and allows the firefighter to participate in certification testing to obtain Firefighter II Certification based on National Fire Protection Association 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualification. Some of the topics covered in the program are; Incident Command Systems, Fire Suppression II, Rescue Skills, and Flashover Recognition.

The NHFA and LRMFA would like to give special thanks to Captain Nick Antonnucci, NHFA, who served as the program coordinator, all of the dedicated and professional instructors who taught in the program, Chief Michael Drake and the New Hampton Fire Department who hosted the program, all of the departments who contributed resources to make this a successful program and the students who gave of their time, and worked hard collectively to make their communities a safer place to live and work.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:58

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