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Microsoft Office basics covered in Laconia Adult Education class

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering a four week Microsoft Office Basics: Word, Excel, Etc. computer class beginning on Tuesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 31, 2013. The class will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Laconia High School.
This course will allow individuals who are only slightly familiar with Microsoft Programs to get a leg up and learn all the tips and tricks that make each program easier to use. This class is designed for people who already work with these programs, but do not feel thoroughly knowledgeable.
Students will learn about formulas and pivot tables in Excel, how to create spreadsheets and some additional tips for Word. The class content is flexible, and will be based in some part on student needs. Students will need to bring a flash drive to class to save their personal files.
Along with learning how to navigate through these Microsoft programs the class will be teaching beginner skills in each application that will allow you to easily create and format your letters in Word, apply the spreadsheet capabilities of Excel to everyday use.
To enroll in the class or for more information, call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 11:21

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Stinson Lake Boat Ramp in Rumney Closed for Repairs through Nov. 30

RUMNEY —  The public boat access facility at Stinson Lake in Rumney is closed for repairs and improvements through November 30, 2013. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is making drainage improvements at the site, as well as installing stabilized surfaces and a concrete plank ramp. The lake is being drawn down to help facilitate construction.

New Hampshire's Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees and federal Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration funds.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 11:17

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MetroCast Foundation Golf Tournament raises $23,000

BELMONT — The annual MetroCast Foundation Golf Tournament held at Lochmere Country Club on September 16 raised more than $23,000 in support of youth-serving organizations in the region. With a score of 57, John Daigneault, Jerry Driscoll, Ace Parmaley & Bob Schwartz  took this year's top prize.

The annual event, now in its 15th year, began as an effort to honor the memory of Robbie Mills, a 14 year-old Laconia boy who was killed in 1997 for his trail bike by two older teens (Mills' mother is a MetroCast employee). The MetroCast event was launched a year later to support the Robbie Mills Memorial Fund, which remains a primary beneficiary of the Tournament.
As the tournament subsequently grew in popularity, the number of organizations supported by the fundraiser also expanded to include the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region, Greater Lakes Advocacy Center (Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program), Spaulding Youth Center Foundation, WLNH Children's Auction, and more.
In response to the growing need, Jim Bruder, Chairman and CEO of Harron Communications, MetroCast's parent company, founded the MetroCast Foundation in 2007 to facilitate donations for the Tournament from video programmers and vendor partners. In addition to 2013's key sponsors Meredith Village Savings Bank and IDT/net2phone, more than 40 corporate organizations contributed to this year's event.
"We are grateful for our sponsors and contributors, as well as all those who came out on a beautiful day for golf, food and fun," said MetroCast Regional Manager, Moira Campbell. "This valued support enabled MetroCast to continue to honor the memory of the beloved Robbie Mills and to serve worthy organizations that better our young people and the great community we call home."

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 10:58

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International Film Series – The Namesake on Monday, November 4

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee, in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library, presents ''The Namesake'', Monday, November 4 at 6:20 p.m.
The Namesake depicts the struggles of a young couple brought together in an arranged marriage in India, tenderly told with a bit of humor. Soon after, they immigrate from West Bengal, India to the United States, settling in New York City. The film chronicles the family's cross-cultural experiences, particularly of their son and daughter. The father, a university lecturer, struggles to understand his son.
Their son's name is Gogol, named after Russian author Nikolai Gogol. It becomes an embarrassment for him. The film chronicles Gogol's cross-cultural experiences and his exploration of his Indian heritage as the story shifts between the United States and India.

Gogol starts off as a lazy, pot smoking teenager indifferent to his cultural background. He resents many of the customs and traditions his family upholds and doesn't understand his parents. After a summer trip to India before starting college at Yale, Gogol starts opening up to his culture and becomes more accepting of it. After college, Gogol changes his name to Nikhil or Nick. He works as an architect and dates a Caucasian woman from a wealthy background. He feels closer to his girlfriend's family than his own.
The Laconia International Film Series is open free to everyone. Brief informal discussion follows the film. Light snacks are provided.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 03:03

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