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Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association announces new slate of officers

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association (LWWA) is pleased to announce a new slate of officers for 2013/2014. The new board represents a mix of continuing members and new members in 2013. The LWWA board provides strategic direction and oversight to the lake association in its mission to protect the water quality and natural resources of the Lake Winnipesaukee watershed. The new board assumed its duties on September 11.

The 2013/14 Board of Directors is as follows: officers Diane Hanley, president; Dean Anson, vice-president; Lee Duncan, treasurer; Rick DeMark, secretary; board members Steve Preston, Steve Kahl, and Steve Wingate.

LWWA welcomes Steve Wingate as the newest member to the Board. With an extensive background in forestry and strong volunteer ethic Wingate is a great asset. After graduating with an M.S. in Forest Management he served five years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam and Germany. He then began a 40 year career in the U.S. Forest Service during which he worked on five different national forests in specialties such as forest and wildlife management, and watershed based resource planning. Since retiring Wingate has continued to share his knowledge and expertise by working as a consultant on several special projects; most recently for a forest management plan for the New York City municipal watershed in the Catskill Region.

Wingate's strong volunteer ethic is evident in the many activities and organizations in which he is involved. A resident of Tuftonboro, he is a member of the Tuftonboro Conservation Commission, Joint Community Milfoil Committee, and Mirror Lake Watershed Committee. He is also a Lakes Region Planning Commission Commissioner and planning advisor, and a member on the UNH Cooperative Extension Advisory Committee and Lay Lakes Monitoring Program. LWWA will benefit greatly not only from Wingate's forestry expertise, but also his enthusiasm, energy and active involvement to get things done.

Do you have an interest, passion, skill, or knowledge to share that would benefit the mission of LWWA? To learn more about the organization and what it does please visit  www.winnipesaukee.org or call 581-6632.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:41

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Laconia American Legion post plans Thanksgiving Day buffet

LACONIA — American Legion Post 1 will offer a Thanksgiving Day Buffet to its members and their guests from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28. For planning purposes please call and let the bartender know how many will be in your group. 524-9728.
Post 1 is a smoke free building.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:34

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Congregational Church hosting Christmas Craft Fair

LACONIA — The Congregational Church of Laconia, UCC is holding its 89th Annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee and pastries will be served from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch, featuring hearty soup or chowder with sandwich, will be served in the church hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The fair offers a wide selection of gifts and decorations for the holidays. Shoppers will find arts and crafts, knitted items, needlework and a cookie walk. A plant table will offer lovely potted plants and berry bowls.

The ever-popular country pantry will be stocked with jams and jellies, fudge, candies and breads, and wonderful pies made at the church on Friday.

The silent auction is always very popular, with gifts and gift cards. The silent auction will close at 1 p.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:26

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Bank of New Hampshire Wears Jeans for New Beginnings

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire is proud to support New Beginnings of Belknap County by hosting an employee jeans day. By donating $5 to New Beginnings, each donating employee could wear jeans to work on the designated Friday.

A total of $900 was raised by employees and the bank's match. These funds will be used to provide free and confidential services to people whose lives have been affected by domestic and sexual violence and stalking as well to present educational programs to help break the cycle of violence.

New Beginnings provides direct services in Belknap County, including short-term refuge and a supportive place for sexual assault survivors, battered women and their children. In addition, they educate survivors about the choices they have and to educate the community about the history, causes, and methods of confronting violence against women, including physical, emotional and sexual assault, thereby promoting change.

For more information on New Beginnings, visit www.NewBeginngingsNH.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:58

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