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GI Plastek completing $3 million addition to its plant

WOLFEBORO — Work is underway on GI Plastek's $3 million building expansion at its plant on Wickers Drive.

"I am very excited about the opportunities that this expansion will bring and how it will transform the way that we work and how much more competitive we will become,'' says Daniel Mills, president of the firm which employs 96 workers.

GI Plastek, founded in 1982, is a custom molder of structural foam and injection molded plastic parts. In addition to its custom molding base, the company is a fully integrated manufacturer with assembly and secondary finishing operations that include painting, shielding, silk-screening, inserting, and bonding.

The company is expanding its current 56,000 square foot manufacturing floor to 91,000 square feet, allowing the addition of more state-of-the-art medium and large injection molding presses, as well as warehouse space. 

Mills said ''GI Plastek fully recognizes that manufacturing is still the largest industry in New Hampshire. And with the escalation of technology, there is and will continue to be a surging demand for manufacturers that have state-of-the-art capabilities and a highly skilled workforce to successfully partner with its customers.''


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Disabled veterans fishing tournament to be held Friday September 7

MOULTONBOROUGH — The 4th Annual New England Paralyzed Veteran and Disabled Bass Fishing Tournament  will be held on Saturday, September 7 at Camp Robindel in Moultonborough. Catch and release weight in will be conducted between 2 and 3 p.m.

Participation is free to disabled anglers and exists solely on fundraising throughout the year. The event is supported by American Eagle Bass Anglers, along with numerous volunteers who make this a fun and memorable weekend.
The event provides an often long lost opportunity to get back out on the water and fish, swap fish tails, and reunite with old friends as well as begin new friendships. Highlights of the day are our silent auction and raffles, made possible through generous donations from our local merchants.
Diner, an awards ceremony, music and campfire will be held following the tournament. For more information email Lori Chase at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Boat rides available at NH Boat Museum’s Vintage Race Boat Regatta held Sept. 13 & 14

WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum's 2013 Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta is one of Wolfeboro's most popular and unique events. For those attending there are a number of special opportunities to view the heats and even participate. The Regatta brings vintage race boats from throughout the U.S. and Canada to recreate race boating from an earlier age. The event will be held on September 13 and 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Town Docks.

In addition to watching the heats for free from the Wolfeboro Town Docks, there are a number of ways to watch the heats up close from the water. Those wanting to get right into the action may do so with a cruise on the Winnipesaukee Belle. For a small donation of $12 per person, guests may enjoy watching the race boats while on board the Winnipesaukee Belle, a 70-foot replica turn-of-the-century paddle boat. A special lunch cruise will be offered for $30 per person which includes a buffet and the cruise.

The Belle cruises will depart from the Town Docks at approximately 9:20, 11:10 (lunch cruise), and 1:20. There is an additional 2:40 cruise on Saturday. The Winnipesaukee Belle cruises are donated by the Wolfeboro Inn.

Those who are feeling adventurous, for a donation of $100-$500 can take a ride in a demonstration heat on the course in a vintage race boat with a vintage race boat driver. This ride of a lifetime will be available on five boats which include Jersey Skiff speed boats, triple cockpits, and Gold Cup racers. The rides will take place when there is a break in the action on Friday and Saturday, at approximately 12:25, 12:55 and 3:55, weather permitting. Racing life jackets and helmets are mandatory and will be supplied.

During the Regatta, tickets for the Winnipesaukee Belle and the Vintage Race Boat Rides are available at Regatta Registration Booth at Cate Park (Wolfeboro Town Docks) during the event – look for the "Boat Rides" sign.

Evening receptions and dinners with the drivers and crews are open to the public. The events include a Thursday, September 12 cook-out at the Wolfetrap Grill and Raw Bar; a Friday, September 13 reception at the New Hampshire Boat Museum; and a Saturday, September 14 Awards Banquet at the Wolfeboro Inn. Those wishing to sign up for any of these evening events may do so on the Regatta section of the Museum's website at www.nhbm.org or by calling 569-4554.

This year's Regatta is sponsored by the following museum supporters: Citizen's Bank, Shep Brown's Boat Basin, Watermark Construction, the Alton Bay Yacht Club, the J. Willard Marriott Jr. Foundation, Coco Engineering, Bradley Hardware, Lakes Region Restoration, Avery Insurance, NAPA - Wolfeboro Auto Parts, HK Powersports, Wolfeboro Car Wash and Executive Detail, Knight Security, Brock's Lumber, Sal's Advanced Automotive, Three Sisters' Country Store, and two anonymous donors.

In-kind support is being provided by the Wolfeboro Inn, Dive Winnipesaukee, Andrews Marine Service and Reliable Crane Service.



Thrilling race boat rides are available at the Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta. (Courtesy photo)

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Nutmeg Inn hosting Meredith Chamber's 'Business After Hours' event

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce invites members of the Lakes Region business community to a "Business after Hours" to be held on Thursday, September 12 from 4:30 tom 7 p.m. at The Nutmeg Inn.

The Inn is located just minutes from downtown Meredith on a quiet seven acre property on Pease Road where you will be transported back to a simpler time while being surrounding by all the comforts of modern life.

The beautifully restored 1763 country inn features eight beautifully decorated rooms each with private bath, wifi, and air-conditioning. The inn provides an exercise room, heated swimming pool during the summer, billiard room and two dining areas each with fireplaces.

Those attending will have the opportunity to tour the Inn and at the same time enjoy networking with area business leaders. Innkeepers Mark and Lynne pride themselves on providing a complete B & B experience including hearty country breakfasts featuring homemade bread and refreshing snacks each afternoon.

The event will feature a sampling of the Inn's special recipes.

For more information or to make reservations, call 677-7245 or email the Chamber at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Entry to the Nutmeg Inn on Pease Road in Meredith. (Courtesy photo)

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