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Michael Seymour Wins Norm Marsh Leadership Award

LACONIA — The Belknap Economic Development Council is proud to announce, at its Annual Meeting held March 20 at the Lakes Region Community College, the Norman Marsh Leadership Award was presented to Michael Seymour.

The Norman Marsh Leadership award honors the memory of a local businessman who served two decades as a Belknap County Commissioner and four terms as a State Representative; and, whose leadership facilitated the creation and funding of the Belknap Economic Development Council. The Council presents this award annually to an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership on economic development issues in our region.

Board of Directors Member Jeffrey Savage, of Franklin Savings Bank, cited Michael's passionate leadership and boundless energy to the Lakes Region; his exceptional dedication to the City of Laconia as its Mayor; and, his energetic involvement in community endeavors such as the LNH Children's Auction, as only the tip of the iceberg in qualifying Michael for this prestigious award. Savage closed by pointing out this year's Norman Marsh Leadership award recipient is simply knowledgeable about many things and, in turn, we all benefit from what Seymour brings to our community.

Belknap EDC is a non-profit regional development corporation. Belknap EDC provides technical assistance and alternative financing to local businesses and works to address the region's long-term economic development challenges by attracting young talent, supporting creative entrepreneurs, and enhancing workforce development programs in the region. Visit www.BelknapEDC.org for more information.

Pictured from left to right: Sean Sullivan, outgoing BEDC chairman; Michael Seymour, Norn Marsh award recipient; Henry Lipman, incoming BEDC chairman and Justin Slattery, BEDC executive director. (Courtesy photo)


Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 07:04

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Dine to Donate for Prescott Farm at Patrick's Pub & Eatery April 6-10

LACONIA —  Prescott Farm is excited to share that we will be partnering with Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford, for our first ever "Dine to Donate" event!

Stop in at Patrick's Sunday through Thursday, April 6-10 for lunch or dinner and they will donate back 25% of your food purchases to Prescott Farm. All proceeds will go toward our Camp Scholarship Fund. Just make sure to tell your server or bartender that you are there to support Prescott Farm.

Prescott Farm is a non-profit organization that offers environmental education for all ages throughout the year including WildQuest camps, public programs, field trips, and long-term partnerships with local elementary schools. The 160 acre historic family farm features woodland and field trails, a "green" building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation (during the month of March), heritage gardens, and forested pond. Prescott Farm is open year round, seven days a week from 9 a.m – 4 p.m.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:38

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Laconia Youth Football and Cheer Sign-up Dates

LACONIA — Laconia Youth Football and Cheer Association will be holding 2014 football, cheer, and flag football sign ups at the Laconia Community Center on Monday, April 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration is free. People can also sign up by going to www.laconiachiefs.com.

By the first practice, a copy of the child's birth certificate, a completed physical form dated after Jan. 2014 (must be signed by the physician) and the last report card for that year will all be needed before the child is allowed to participate.

Laconia Youth Football will also be accepting registrations at Parent-Teacher Conferences on April 10 (1-7 p.m.) at the following schools: Woodland Heights, Elm Street and Pleasant Street in Laconia.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:32

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Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee will meet

BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC'G) has announced that their next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. at J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant (upstairs dining room), 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead.

With Republican Joe Kenney's victory in the special election for the Executive Council District One seat now history, the Committee turns its attention to announced candidates and candidate recruitment for the November elections. Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway and congressional candidate Dan Innis were recent guest speakers; announcement of the next guest speaker will be made shortly.

BARC'G meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire. Per the usual meeting format, those interested in having dinner (at your option) or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5:30 p.m.

The committee reminds you to bring a non-perishable food item (cans of soup, tuna fish, etc, etc) to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:29

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