Ken Littlefield Benefit on Aug. 9 from 6pm-10pm at the American Legion in Laconia


LACONIA  — A lifelong New Hampshire resident Ken Littlefield, 52, currently residing in Gilmanton with his wife and two sons,  recently encountered a paralyzing work accident. In concordance, a benefit will be thrown to assist with his changed livelihood.

Ken worked for Swenson Granite for 33 years, 12 of which were spent as a foreman. While working on a house, Ken unfortunately fell 26 feet off of a ladder in April, which resulted in a three month hospitalization period with a current placement of a wheelchair. The benefit will be held on August 9, from 6-10 pm at the American Legion, located at 849 North Main Street, Laconia. Tickets are 10 dollars or more.

Some Auction items will include: Various hunting knives, a granite mantel clock, a personal handyman for 4 hours, with a larger prize of labor only for an 8X10 concrete project which includes a job consultation, and many other prizes. All donations will assist in funding the benefit and assisting in Ken's family.

Donations can be made written to: Citizens Bank C/o Ken Littlefield, 587 Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. You can also contact Theresa Dawson at 603-630-5302 and she will receive your donation/items for the auction from you at your home or place of employment.

Lakes Region Genealogy program about cemeteries on August 14

WOLFEBORO — Jessica Davis will present a program on how to use cemeteries to find out more about your family history at the Wolfeboro Public Library on Thursday, August 14 at 7 p.m. The program, sponsored by the Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group and the library, is free and open to all. For more information call Cindy Scott at  569-2428.

Davis has been doing cemetery restoration work for eleven years, getting interested in the field after the birth of her daughter. Since then she has led the full restoration of sixteen cemeteries and has done individual stone work in dozens more. Through research she has uncovered the history of the cemeteries she has worked on, including locating marked but unknown graves and the graves of veterans from the War of 1812 to the Korean War. Using online resources she and her students have accessed census and family tree data to help them identify names.

Getting groups of her own students and community organizations interested in protecting their area cemeteries is one of her major goals. She offers hands-on-workshops that show what a difference can be made in one day. She emphasizes the principal of “do no harm” and employs methods that are reversible and generally known to be best practices of the trade. She specializes in the repair of badly broken stones, using her fine arts degree in a way she never expected.


Summer Craft Fair at Meredith church Sat.

Craft Fair, Yard Sale and Bake Sale

MEREDITH — The Meredith Congregational Church Women will be holding its annual Summer Craft Fair on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church on Highland Street.

There will be crafts, a wide variety of hand-crafted jewelry, tables of home-baked goods, household items and plants for sale. The event will take place rain or shine. 

All proceeds benefit local charities, scholarships and church activities.

Community College holds registration day

LACONIA — More than 70 incoming Lakes Region Community College students participated in a special registration day this week to get information and sign up for classes for the fall semester which starts in September.

The number represented a 19 percent increase over last year.

"Given the strong response to LRCC Registration Days, the Fall Semester numbers look good," said college Student Services and Enrollment Management Vice President Dr. Larissa Baia, who noted that registrations are still being accepted for fall

"Going into your first year in college, you get nervous," said Kristin Gilmore, of Plymouth, one of the students who attended the registration day. "LRCC's faculty and staff made the Registration Day experience very welcoming. I look forward to the coming academic year."

For additional information and to register for the Fall Semester 2014, contact the Admissions Department at (603) 524-3207 ext. #6766. Financial aid is available.