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Irwin Ford ranks 10th in the nation for tire sales

LACONIA — Irwin Ford has ranked 10th in the nation for tires sales in 2013 and placed third in the Boston area and are now the #1 Select Dealer in the Country.

As a member of the Ford ATW Tire program, their success was continually tracked and their sales growth was noted as phenomenal. Chris Irwin, Vice President of Irwin Automotive said "We always go above and beyond to maintain vehicles the best we can with maintenance recommendations and by providing safe and reliable tires to all of our customers we have completely exceeded our goals in tire sales."

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 09:57

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Committe on Aging will see video on Belknap Mill history

GILFORD — On Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m. Belknap County Area Committee on Aging will host David Stamps from the Belknap Mill Historical Society.

He will make a video presentation about the Mill and its history, and then discuss the Mill and its volunteer opportunities. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Contact Stace at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

The Belknap County Area Committee on Aging meetings start at 10 a.m., the second Friday of each month. The committee meets in the Wesley Woods Community Room off Rte. 11A, behind the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. All are welcome.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 09:54

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AARP Tax-Aide Program to be offered Laconia Senior Center

LACONIA — Again this year the AARP Tax-Aide program, which provides Free Tax assistance in preparing and electronically filing federal income tax returns, will be offered at the Laconia Senior Center at 17 Church Street.

While the program gives special attention to all those 60 years of age and up, taxpayers with low and moderate income will also be accommodated by AARP personnel.

Assistance will be provided as follows: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., (February 5 through February 26) and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (February 6 through (April 10)

The service will be offered on an appointment basis. Call the Laconia Senior Center at 524-7689 to make an appointment.

Taxpayers are asked to bring the following: photo ID, copy of last year's income tax return, W-2 forms, any 1099 forms, dependent care provider info, proof of itemizing deductions, and Social Security cards or documentation for yourself and all dependents.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 09:53

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Tim Caverly and his Allagash tails scheduled for Taylor Community

LACONIA —  Tim Caverly has spent his life in Maine's outdoors. Growing up shadowing his father, who was a fire warden with the Maine Forest Service, and his brother, a ranger in Baxter State Park, it was natural for him to seek a career in the outdoors.

Tim will share his experiences in the outdoors Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at Taylor Community's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave. The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP by calling 524-5600, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Originally from Skowhegan, Maine, Tim began working as a ranger at Sebago Lake State Park while in college. Afterward, he continued his employment with the Department of Conservation with assignments as manager of Aroostook and Cobscook Bay State Parks, as well as being a regional supervisor of the Allagash Region. This Region included the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and Penobscot River Corridor. He was supervisor of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway for 18 years.

In 1999, Tim retired from the Department after a 32-year career. He resides in Millinocket, and worked for five years in the Millinocket School System. He now writes and presents programs full-time throughout New England, enjoys raising Golden Retrievers and sharing stories about the Maine woods.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014 09:46

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