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WinnAero adds new section to ACE Academy to meet growing demand

GILFORD -- Local youth aviation education program WinnAero is has added a class section because of growing demand.

"Due to increased demand from parents and students, we are pleased to announce that we've added a new section to our existing ACE Academy lineup for August" said WinnAero Educational Programming Director Dan Caron.

The new section will meet Aug. 4-8 and is a combination middle school and high school group. Applications are now being accepted.

"This is our fourth year of conducting ACE Academies which bring STEM subject matter to youths in a hands-on fun way" Caron noted. "This year we filled the middle and high school sections faster than expected and already have 48 students enrolled in the first scheduled Academies" he added.

Caron said it was obvious to the WinnAero Board that more students wanted this unique opportunity to learn STEM with an aviation perspective and so the board voted to offer the additional section.

Caron also pointed out that, in addition to the newly opened middle and high school section of ACE, there are a few remaining seats still open in the elementary school level ACE Academy also running Aug. 4-8. Students, or their parents, interested in either section should contact Caron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 09:31

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Gilford Historical Society to Have Open Houses at Grange and Rowe House on July 5

GILFORD — Many people have indicated to members of the Gilford Historical Society that they would like to visit the 1838 Rowe House and the 1857 Grange, or having visited, that they think that both places are gems and they would like to bring visiting relatives or friends. It has been decided that, besides being open on Old Home Day, the buildings will be open on the first Saturday of each month, July through October, from 10 am. to 2 pm. They are both located in the Village, the Grange at 8 Belknap Mt. Road, opposite the Village Store, and the red brick Rowe House at 88 Belknap Mt. Road, beside the elementary school.

Guests will have an opportunity to visit an 1838 home to visualize what life was like for the ordinary members of our farming community, or a recreated homestead to get a sense of living in a one room home when Gilford was first being settled, or a store in the 1850's.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 09:26

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Love Dogs performing at Pitman's

LACONIA -- The Love Dogs, a group that combines elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock 'n' roll into their own powerhouse sound, will perform at Pitman's Freight Room Saturday, July 5, at 8 p.m.

The band's lineup consists of Scheer, Alizon Lissance (keyboards, vocals), Myanna (alto/tenor sax, vocals), Glenn Shambroom (guitar, baritone sax), Randy Bramwell (bass, vocals), Steve Brown (drums, vocals), along with part-time Dogs, Mario Perrett (tenor sax/vocals), Mark Paquin (tenor sax, trombone) and old friend "Sax" Gordon Beadle (tenor and baritone sax).

The Love Dogs have been voted "Best New England Band" by Blues Audience magazine.

Catered dinner buffet available from 6:30-8 p.m. for $10 before the show. Call 527-0043 or 494-3334 for information and reservations.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 09:20

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Meredith American Legion hosting Independence Day chicken barbecue

MEREDITH — The  Griggs-Wyatt American Legion Post 33 have been grandfathered by many years of putting together an Independence Day BBQ. This requires us to offer a timely and reasonably priced menu. We will be set up at the BBQ pit as well as a food trailer.

The food trailer will open at 11 a.m. at or near the BBQ pit and will remain open until 9:30 p.m. or the finish of the fireworks. The post will offer a complete BBQ chicken meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At noon, in honor of Independence Day, Eliot Finn will read the Declaration of Independence.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, our famous freedom fries, soda and water will be available starting at 2 p.m. according to Commander Sam Blake.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 09:18

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