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BHS hosting softball clinics March 1 & 15

BELMONT — The Belmont High School Softball team will be hosting winter clinics on Saturday, March 1 and Saturday March 15 for grades 1-8 at the Belmont High School gymnasium.

The clinics are free with Grades 1-5 starting at 10 a.m. and Grades 5-8 from 1-4 p.m. Donations are welcome at check-in.

Staff includes Caitlin Clary, BHS Class of 2008 and Assumption College 2012, Chelsea Durso, Salem High School Class of 2007 and Assumption College Class of 2012 and Belmont High School coaches Bill Clary, Trish Geoffrey and Bill Hart.

To register, e-mail player info and clinic dates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Bill Clary at 393-7982.


Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 10:27

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'Inspired by Fusion' at the Belknap Mill Wednesday

LACONIA — Fusion, a non-profit organization promoting civic engagement, education, and strategic relationship-building, will hold its first "Inspired by Fusion" Non-Profit Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Belknap Mill.

The purpose of the event is to assist leaders and volunteers in the various groups in matching up, allowing them to blend their talents in an area they are passionate about. By gathering a diverse array of Lakes Region non-profit organizations, Fusion hopes to encourage community members of all ages to find out what the Lakes Region has to offer and learn about the non-profits that could use a helping hand.

Opportunities for involvement may vary between spontaneous volunteer shifts or events, ongoing volunteer service, and board and committee service.

Participants at the fair will include the Belknap County Economic Development Council, the Circle Program, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) NH, the Faith, Hope, and Love Foundation, the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center, Hands Across the Table, the Belknap Mill Society, the Laconia Historical and Museum Society, Laconia Kiwanis, Laconia Muskrats, Lakes Region Community Services, Lakes Region Municipal Volunteer Opportunities, Leadership Lakes Region, Network for Educational Opportunity, New Beginnings, NH Humane Society, New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, People Investing in Community and Kids (PICK), Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, the Rich Velasquez Youth Sports Equipment Foundation, the Santa Fund, ServiceLink, and the WOW Trail.

The Belknap Mill is located at 25 Beacon Street East, Laconia. For more information on Inspired by Fusion, visit Facebook.com/NHfusion or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Non-profit organizations interested in showcasing their businesses at the event may contact Fusion Officer Tania Baert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 09:58

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Read Across America event at Gilmanton Corner Library

GILMANTON — Read Across America is an annual reading program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Seuss, who died in 1991, wrote and illustrated over 44 children's books. His books have been translated into more than 15 languages. Over 200 million copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world.

The Gilmanton Corner Library has over 25 Dr. Seuss books to bring reading excitement to children. For the celebration the library has free Dr. Seuss hats, tattoos, badges, recipes and activity pages. Dr. Seuss DVDs are: The Lorax, The Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who!

For more information call 267-6200 or drop by the Gilmanton Corner Library.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 10:30

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Applications being accepted for Nathan J. Babcock Scholarship

GILFORD — Applications for the Nathan J. Babcock Nathan J. Babcock Scholarship are currently being accepted. Application forms must be turned in to the appropriate Guidance Departments in either Laconia or Gilford by Monday, April 28.

Nathan J. Babcock was a senior at Gilford High School when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that claimed his life on September 28, 2005. His wish was to go to college, and planned to attend the University of Rhode Island, but he never got the chance. The purpose of the Nathan J. Babcock Scholarship fund is to assist students with their endeavors towards post-secondary education.

Babcock was known for his positive demeanor, his great enthusiasm for life, and his ability to light up a room. Those who knew him best remember him for all these things, but more importantly, for his extremely kind and giving nature, his constant reaching out to others in need without any concern for acknowledgment. It is these qualities The Nathan Babcock Fund is most interested in. The concepts of kindness and compassion in one’s daily life and how one contributes to others are the key criteria used in awarding the scholarship.

Students who are graduating from Gilford, and Laconia high schools are eligible to apply, if they are planning to attend a post-secondary educational program in the fall of 2014. Post- secondary educational programs include, but are not limited to, 4 year college, 2 year college, apprenticeship, and technical programs. Students who have graduated in past years from one of the two high schools listed, and who are still pursuing an education, may apply.

Application forms are available in the Guidance Depts.at Gilford and Laconia high schools, or by contacting the Babcocks, at 41 Haywagon Rd., Gilford, NH, 03249, or by calling 528-2820, or by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

All scholarships will be awarded at the 2014 Awards Night at each high school by a member of the Babcock family.


Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 10:18

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