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Free WaterSense showerheads for utility customers

GILFORD — Tioga River Water Company is offering its customers located in the Gilford Village Water District and the Tioga River Water Company service area  free WaterSense labeled showerheads as a way to save resources by showering better.

By replacing a showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model, the average family can reduce its annual energy and water costs by more than $70 and save 2,900 gallons of water per year—the amount of water it takes to wash more than 70 loads of loads of laundry and save the energy it takes to power a home for 13 days.

''We all have a vested interest in saving water. Using less water helps to ensure enough water for the future and can delay the need to develop new sources a water,'' said Norman Harris, III, water system operator.

Contact Tioga River Water Company at 524-6463 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . to request a WaterSense labeled showerhead while supplies last.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 10:15

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Gilford Nordic skiers in training

GILFORD — Local Nordic competitors representing both Gunstock Nordic Association and Gilford Middle and High Schools have begun the 2013/14 season in earnest, training six days per week with head coach, and three-time Olympic gold medalist, Nina Gavrylyuk.

The GNA and Gilford teams are also proud to announce the addition of Kale Poland to the coaching staff. Kale grew up in Maine as a competitive Nordic skier, and most recently has become one of fewer than ten Americans to complete a decatriathlon; an Ironman competition times ten. That's a 240 mile swim, 1,120 mile bike ride and a 262 mile run.
While GNA offers programs for all ages, the present combination of dry-land and gymnasium training is geared toward school competitors, most of whom ski for Gilford. Practices for the Gilford school teams will begin on November 25, with new team members being accepted into early December.
For this coming season Gilford's Mark Young and twins Sander and Seth Valpey, who along with Cal Schrupp and Josh Valentine won two consecutive middle school state championships, will join high school skiers Matthew Young and Ryan Lafrance to make the Gilford boys team a strong contender for the state high school title.

Gilford's Sophie Czerwinski and Gilmanton's Maggie Fillion will be joined this year by Gilford athletes Laura and Becky Zakorchemny and Sophie Sherkanowski, raising similar expectations for the girls team.
Another Nordic discipline, ski jumping, has begun once again to gain traction through GNA and as work continues on the Gunstock jumps, new recruits will be introduced to the sport by former world record holder Mike Holden, who jumped 610 ft. at an event held in Planica, Slovenia in 1985.

On January 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holden will bring the U.S. Ski Team roller jump to the Gilford Youth Center. The roller jump simulates the ski jumping experience by having participants coast down an aluminum ramp on a small sled and launch themselves into a padded landing area. Kids participate for free, but are required to have prior skiing experience. This year jumping will be further integrated into the GNA Kids Program, which focuses as much on outdoor fun and games as it does on Nordic skiing.
For those who've considered joining GNA but are reluctant to invest in the equipment needed to give it a try, GNA is formalizing its equipment loan program this year. The club has amassed quite a bit of gear, suitable for nearly all sizes and ages, and this gear will be tuned and made available to members at no cost. The club is also seeking donations of equipment that will keep the inventory fresh.
Those interested in Nordic skiing or jumping (or running 262 miles with Kale), are encouraged to visit www.gunstocknordic.com for membership information and listings of events. Look also for events open to non-members, such as paintball biathlons, which will be added throughout the season.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 10:11

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Kellerhaus hosting visit by Santa Claus November 29 (250 w/2 col Santa)

LACONIA — Santa Claus is coming to Kellerhaus on Friday, November 29 from 2-4  p.m. and children are invited to stop by for cookies and milk and to have their picture taken with him.

With over 115 deliciously different candies made onsite daily Kellerhaus is the perfect place to design a child's visit with Santa. Cameras are welcome and there will be handmade chocolate samples to enjoy. After visiting Santa, (and enjoying cookies) families can head to the Toy room for a free personalized ornament from Santa and also receive a Glimmer Tatoo
from Santa's Elves.

Visitors can enter to win a $50 Kellerhaus Gift Certificate, a free Children's book about Kellerhaus (and other famous
places in the Lake's Region ) or many other prizes at the free Elf Raffle Station.

While in the candy shop guests can see how Snowman Non-Pareils, Chocolate Covered Cherries, Chocolate
Trees or Santas are made first hand.

Using a Ribbon Candy crimper that was manufactured in 1886, Kellerhaus still makes fresh ribbon candy and old-fashioned
candy canes using the same candy making techniques, recipes and equipment that Otto G. Keller used in 1906. One of the
few candy shops in New Hampshire making ribbon candy and candy canes by hand, Kellerhaus is celebrating 107 years of candy making in the Lake's Region.

There will also be Open Haus weekends from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve with free samples, free spiced cider and candy making demos from 1-3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 10:07

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112213- Boy Scout Troop sleeps out and collects canned goods

Boys from Troop 68 in Laconia spent the night under the stars in below 30 degree weather at Opechee Park and collected non-perishable food items for our local food banks. The troop collected a total of 5,551 cans. Shown from left to right (back row); Jacob Miner, Nick Jope, Brendan Sica, Garrett Shore, Timothy King, Dan Engelson, Matthew Piasick, Tyler Lantz and Tanner Shore. Shown from left to right (front row); Michael Bates, Steven Poliquin and Ryan Poliquin. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 10:02

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