Penny Pitou Named Best Honeymoon Travel Agency


LACONIA — Penny Pitou Travel has been selected by the readers of New Hampshire Magazine's BRIDE as "Best of Bride 2014" for "Best Honeymoon Travel Agency". The winners, who were selected in an online poll, will be listed in the next issue of BRIDE, coming in September, and on the website,

"It's the magazine's sixth annual poll," says Barbara Coles, editor of BRIDE. "We felt the poll was a way to recognize people in New Hampshire's bridal industry who strive every day to provide great service for couples who are planning one of the most important days in their life. We also wanted to give those who benefit from the training, experience and expertise of wedding professionals a chance to express their satisfaction."

The poll, which was conducted from the beginning of April to the end of May, had 45 categories.
Penny Pitou Travel has won this prestigious award for 2014 and 2013. Their knowledge and expertise of destinations, and resorts has set them apart as they can successfully match their couples to the perfect honeymoon of their dreams. The staff of Penny Pitou Travel is able to accomplish this by their expert guidance, by the convenience and time savings of having an experienced agent handle all the details of a honeymoon, while the brides can focus on their wedding. Penny Pitou Travel offers personalized service and professional advice and unbiased recommendations to their brides.

Road race in Moultonborough Saturday

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Recreation Department and Moultonborough Pathway Association are again co-sponsoring the annual 5K and 10K road races and walk Saturday, Aug. 9.

Pre-registration costs $15. The form can be found on the town's web site:

Race-day registration costs $20 and starts at 8 a.m.. The races begin at 8:45. T-shirts will be given to the first 100 registered participants. The race starts and ends at the playground on Playground Drive, off route 25 just east of the end of Moultonborough Neck Road.

The 5K and 10K road race and walk occurs every year in August and continues to be a successful fund-raiser for the Pathway. Walkers and runners of all abilities are welcome.

Further information is available by contacting the Moultonborough Recreation Department at 476-8868 for more information.

NH Farmers’ Market Week is Aug. 3-9

LACONIA — August is the month of plenty here in the New Hampshire, and what better way to celebrate NH Eat Local Month than by visiting your local Farmers' Market during NH Farmers' Market Week, Aug 3-9.

Here in the Lakes Region we have several great markets to choose from, including the Thursday Laconia Main Street Marketplace and the Saturday Laconia Farmers' Market, celebrating its 40th year this year. You'll find fresh produce from arugula to zucchini, and everything in between. Other great food offerings include goat milk cheese, grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, artisan bread, and home-made jams and jellies, and more. Both markets have friendly, knowledgeable vendors who will share recipes and cooking tips to help you make the most of your purchases.
At the Thursday, August 7 market the Lakes Region Food Network is coordinating "Neighbor Share", a fresh food collection drive from 3-5 pm. Make a purchase of fresh produce, or bring it in from your own garden, and drop it off at the Savor the Season tent. Christine LeClair, Gleaning Coordinator for Belknap County and Martha Aucoin from the Christ Life Food Pantry will be there to accept your donations and deliver the food to our neighbors in need.

To find more farmers' markets in the Lakes Region, visit and click on the picture of the food guide in the right hand column. For more information about food happenings in the Lakes Region, visit

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.