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081413LACTDefault&Foreclosure (185)

LACONIA — The Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) has helped 150 area residents hold onto their homes, and is now offering the latest in a series of free workshops as the first step for those who may be facing foreclosure or who are in mortgage default. The next workshop is being held on Thursday, August 15 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Woodside Building of the Taylor Community. 

As a first step in dealing with a foreclosure or default situation, the workshop is free and open to homeowners of all income levels. LACLT respects and maintains confidentiality and privacy. The workshop will allow area residents to explore the options available in avoiding foreclosure,learn about the timelines and the foreclosure process in NH, review necessary forms and receive PowerPoint assistance understanding and completing them, schedule an appointment for free one-on-one counseling and advocacy, and have a have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A period.

The workshop is sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank. Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration required. To register or for more information call Debra Drake, Homeownership Director of LACLT at 524-0747 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 01:54

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081013GraftonRepublicanGolf (124)

CAMPTON — The Grafton County Republican Committee will be holding its 5th annual golf tournament on Monday, August 12 at the Owls Nest Resort and Country Club in Campton.

This year's tournament will feature, as First Prize, four days for four to Las Vegas. Other prizes include: a brand new Cadillac SRX for a hole in one; one thousand dollars cash for the closest shot to the pin; putting contests and prizes for the longest and shortest drives.

There will be a live auction, during the buffet lunch, of autographed sports memorabilia from professional sports figures as well as an autographed framed picture of former President Ronald Reagan.

To register to play or to sponsor a hole, cart or meal contact email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603-786-9659. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 09:30

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081113 Sciensational Workshop for Kids 'Blowfish Robocraft' (117)

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a robotics workshop through Sciensational Workshops for Kids for children ages 7-12, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on August 12th and 13th. Cost is $135 per participant.

Participants will build and take home a robot that propels itself through water by a moving tail. Participants will learn about the different gears, circuits and motors as they have fun building the blowfish. Participants will also get to design and build other robots that can perform many tasks. Registration is taking place at the Gilford Parks and Recreation Office and forms are also available on-line at www.gilfordrec.com .

For more information, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 09:27

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081213 Food Preservation workshops in Laconia, Moultonborough (190)

LACONIA — Tomatoes have taken over flower gardens, beans are sprouting next to the bee balm and more lawns and backyards are now filled with vegetables.

Even small gardens can produce an overabundance of vegetables at the peak of their harvest season. Preserving the overflow can help you store high-quality food for later use.

Canning, freezing and drying are the main methods of preserving homegrown, or locally grown, food. The method(s) you choose depend on whether you can find safe preservation guidelines for the foods you want to preserve, whether you have the equipment and space needed to process and store your garden crops, how much it will cost, and whether you and your family like the preserved products.

Join UNH Cooperative Extension this summer at the home food preservation workshop August 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, UNH Cooperative Extension, Belknap County Office 635 Main Street, Third Floor, Laconia,

The workshop will also be offered on August 22 at the Moultonborough Public Library, Moultonborough from 6-8 p.m.

Pre-registration is required for either event. Contact Betty Lou Canty at 603-447-3834 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Registration fee: $5 per person, pay at the door.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 09:25

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