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Vendors Sought for Stand Up Laconia Craft Fair

LACONIA — Vendors are being sought for the first annual Stand Up Laconia Craft Fair which will be held Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Laconia High School.

The fair is being sponsored by Laconia High School/Huot Technical Center Business Students and will benefit Stand Up Laconia, an organization which promotes drug abuse awareness and prevention programs.

For more information or to become a vendor contact Jannine Farrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 528-8693 X5008. The first ten vendors
get $10 off.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 10:45

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Opechee Garden Club Scholarship Deadline is April 15

LACONIA — Applications for the 2014 Opechee Garden Club Evergreen Awards are now available for interested applicants and not-for-profit organizations. This annual award has been established to promote educational and/or career building skills within the disciplines of conservation, environmental science, forestry, horticulture, landscape design, or any other area supported by the Opechee Garden Club with a focus on the environment. All area high school students or non-traditional students pursuing a course of study in the above are eligible to apply.

Since 2009, the Opechee Garden Club has opened this award up to local not-for-profit organizations who wish to apply for an environmentally based project that will benefit the greater Laconia-Gilford community. Groups eligible for consideration will be non-profits or area organizations with an active Laconia/Gilford area involvement including those devoted to conservation, landscaping, restoration of historic gardens, in-school education in nature for both faculty and students, scouting projects and similar horticulture directed adventures.
Sample projects would include field work, research, or classroom work focusing on the conservation and preservation of the natural environment for future generations.

The application deadline is April 15 for awards to be made in May.

The Opechee Garden Club is established exclusively for charitable purposes and the primary purpose of the Club is to stimulate interest in gardens, nature study, and conservation for the betterment of the community.

To request an application, write to: Opechee Garden Club, PO Box 6025, Laconia, NH 03247, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 10:30

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LRPA-TV Presents Community Heritage Workshop: March 1 & March 5 on Channel 26

BELMONT — A collaboration of Laconia and Belmont Heritage Commissions featuring experts from the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources (NH-DHR) and New Hampshire Preservation Alliance (NHPA) for a first regional confab, will be shown on MetroCast channel 26 on Saturday, March 1 at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Among presenters were Jennifer Goodman, Executive Director of the NHPA and Peter Michaud, National Register, Preservation Tax Incentives and Easements Coordinator for the NH-DHR. Their topics considered code issues for National Register properties, and special New Hampshire preservation incentives including barn easements and community revitalization tax credits. Shanna Saunders, City of Laconia Director of Planning, Zoning and Code Enforcement, presented a local example of innovative land use, detailing a unique partnership with the School District and Taylor Home, using storytelling to help direct architectural ordinances.

The Community Heritage Workshop was fittingly held in Belmont at the Corner Meeting House, built in 1899-1900 as the Full Gospel Assembly Church and known for years as the Advent Christian Church, before purchase by the Town for community meeting use. Heritage and Historic District Commissions, Historical Society and Museum representatives and several educational leaders attended from Concord, Canterbury, Sanbornton and Moultonborough along with sponsoring communities and organizations.

Laconia Heritage Commission Chairman Pamela Clark, planned the January 10 meeting with Belmont Heritage Commission members, including Linda Frawley and Priscilla Annis. Brenda Kean, Laconia Museum and Historical Society Executive Director videotaped the session, for availability to other preservation groups, and LRPA-TV will provide archive copies for Laconia and Belmont Library collections.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 10:24

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Candidates Night in Gilmanton March 6

GILMANTON — Gilmanton School's Student Leadership Team will be hosting Candidates Night on Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m.

The event will take place in the cafeteria at the Gilmanton School. The public is invited to come and learn more about each candidate before voting at the polls.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 10:21

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