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Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast on Feb. 23

BELMONT — The Robert Leroux Council Knights of Columbus Council 10943 is hosting a Pancake breakfast on Sunday, February 23 at Saint Joseph's Church. Breakfast will be served following the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. masses.

Tickets will be available at the door on the morning of the breakfast. The cost of admittance is $7 per person or $25 per family of 4 or more. The breakfast menu will include but is not limited to pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausage, juice, coffee, and milk.


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Introduction to Local Resources & Life Skills for Young Parents and their Families

LACONIA — Youth leaders from the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project (AMTP), in partnership with the LRCS Family Resource Center and many additional Lakes Region service agencies, are offering "Pregnant or Parenting – Introduction to Local Resources and Life Skills Courses for Young Parents and their Families".

Pregnant or Parenting is a 3-week series being held on Tuesday March 4, 11, and 18-8  from 5:30-8 p.m. at the LRCS Family Resource Center, located at 719 North Main Street, Laconia. These sessions are free and come with child care, dinner, transportation to/from each class, as well as door prizes, workbooks and informational pamphlets.

Participants will learn about resources in the community that support young parents with food assistance, shopping and cooking, continuing education, employment, banking, budgeting, tax filing and much more, all while building a network of support. Presenters include representative from LRCS, UNH Cooperative Extension, My Turn, Laconia Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), People Investing in Community and Kids (P.I.C.K), and more.

Advanced registration is requested for this program, as space is limited. Contact Katherine Chwasciak, Appalachian Mountain Teen Project, at 569-5510, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a spot and get more information.

AMTP is a community-based, nonprofit organization committed to supporting healthy development and resilience in youth, families, and communities throughout the Lakes Region. To accomplish this mission, AMTP has a two-fold purpose: 1) To empower and support youth through mentoring, experiential and adventure based wilderness activities, service learning, future explorations, and leadership opportunities and 2) To strengthen the capacity of families, schools, and communities to create environments in which children and teens can flourish. For more information about AMTP visit www.teenprojectnh.com.

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Newfound's 23rd Annual Fishing Derby

BRIDGEWATER — Get those augers ready, as the 23rd Annual Ice Fishing Derby to benefit the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department comes to Newfound Lake on February 22 and 23. The return of this Newfound tradition is the major fundraiser of the year supporting the Alexandria Fire Department.

"Alexandria is the only privately-owned volunteer fire department in the state," notes Holly Kerouac, owner of Newfound Grocery and one of the event organizers. "They do not accept any taxpayer dollar to support their operations." She says the Alexandria Fire Department was built in 1963 where it stands today at the foot of Cardigan Mountain Road. As the story goes, a man lost his wife in a house fire there back in 1963 as there wasn't a fire department in town at the time. Afterwards, he donated the land and put up a building.

Today the Alexandria Fire Department has 30 members, and much like the community effort to bring it about, the annual fishing derby represents a renewal of that commitment. All Derby participants must register by 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 22 in order to be eligible for Derby prizes. Registration is $20 and can be done: online at Eventbrite.com, the Alexandria Fire Department, Newfound Grocery, Bristol Shop-n-Save, Newfound Trading Post and AJ's Bait & Tackle in Meredith. You can also register on February 22 at Derby Headquarters which will be located on Cummings Beach in Bristol.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three largest fish overall, followed by the three largest fish in five categories: rainbow trout, lake trout, cusk, pickerel and perch. There will be separate cash prizes for children participating in the derby. All fish must be legally and freshly caught on Newfound Lake by the registrant/ticket holder. Additionally there will be raffle prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

Holly says, "Planning began three months ago, and we are grateful to the many sponsors who are making this year's event possible." Newfound Grocery will be hosting the concessions at Derby Headquarters, as well as having "the Skidoo girls" out on the lake with hot food and beverages. The event's other major sponsors include: The Inn on Newfound Lake, Bristol Shop-n-Save, Skip's Gun Shop, Newfound Trading Post, Goodrum Electric, Shokal Builders, Gina's Place, West Shore Marine, Pleasant View Bed & Breakfast and the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Whether you are an angler getting ready for a day on the ice, or just want to support the cause, join the fun at a spaghetti dinner at Newfound Grocery from 4:30 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 22. The "all you can eat" dinner is $10 per person, $6 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds benefit the Alexandria Fire Department. You can also get your official Derby sweatshirt, or enter the raffle for a pop-up ice house and auger.

For more information about the Derby call Newfound Grocery at (603) 744-8616 or Alexandria Fire Chief Mark Chevalier at (603) 455-1591.

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Inter-Lakes Math Team finishes first for the season

MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes White math team placed first in its meet on February 12 with a total of 144 points. Placing second was Belmont with 136 points and Tilton School was third with 99 points. This was the final meet of the regular season. The state meet is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18 at Plymouth State University. 

Finnian O’ Connell was the top scorer with 16 out of 18 points. Hayley Roth, Dan Thomas, Isabel Cunningham and Liam Donohoe, each scored 14 points. Sarah Sundius and Matt Schneberger scored 12 points. Johnny Cox, Jonah Steiss, and Ben Jaques rounded out the White team score with 10 points each.   

The Blue team, with only 5 members, placed seventh out of eight schools. The Blue team was led by Josh Simpson with 10 out of 18 points. Cam Daly earned 8 points and Maitland Merrill, a newcomer to the team, received 6 points. The remaining Blue team points were earned by Ariana Lopez and Angelo Burgess with 4 and 2 points respectively.

Overall for the season, Inter-lakes White team finished first out of eight with a total of 656 points and Inter-Lakes Blue team finished in fifth place out of 8 small schools.  Belmont was second with 603 points and Tilton School was third with 413 points.


Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 09:34

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