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Youth Basketball Registration Deadline is November 12

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the Youth Basketball Program for Gilford children in grades 1-6. The registration deadline for all divisions is Tuesday, November 12.

Any registration submitted at November 12 will be accepted on an availability basis only.

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation Director, Herb Greene at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 09:09

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Meredith Chamber Holds Annual Meeting, Elects Officers

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting on Friday, October 25 at Hart's Restaurant. Over eighty business leaders gathered for the annual event which featured year-end reports as well as the presentation of the Community Awards.

Sponsors included Meredith Village Savings Bank, LRGHealthcare, Boutin & Altieri, Cross Insurance Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Ristorante, Preferred Vacation Rentals, Lovering Volvo, Meredith Dental, and The Old Print Barn. Executive Director Susan Cerutti thanked the sponsors and recognized the staff for their dedication.

Elected as officers for the next two years are President, Marcus Weeks of Meredith Village Savings Bank, Vice President Wendy Bagley of Cross Insurance, and John Moulton of Moulton Farm. Board members include Rae Andrews of The Squam Lake Inn, Bill Blanchette of Middleton Building Supply, Christine Farrell of Golden View Health Care Center, Dave Hamblet of Y-Landing, Richard Pendergast of Pendergast CPA, Elaine Peaslee of Take Shape for Life, Katheryn Rolfe of Oglethorpe Fine Arts & Crafts, Justin VanEtten of Stewart's Ambulance, Sim Willey of Hart's, Rob Wichland of Re/Max Bayside, Holly Young of LRGHealthcare.

The Community Awards were presented by President Marcus Weeks and Past President Dave Hamblet. Two Community Pride Award were presented; one to the Squam Lake Marketplace for the renovation of the Holderness General Store and the other to the Winnipesaukee Playhouse for the construction of their new 200 seat thatre in Meredith.

The Civic Project Award was presented to the Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes Program which over the past summer as a result of a volunteer effort provided nutritious lunches to 138 children in the Inter-Lakes School District.

The next Chamber event will be a Holiday Business After Hours in December at Lamprey Real Estate in Center Harbor.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 12:14

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Laconia resident receives AARP Driver Safety Volunteer of the Year (106)

MANCHESTER — AARP New Hampshire honored nearly 60 volunteers at a celebratory luncheon held Thursday, October 31 at the Manchester Country Club, including Charles "Allen" Gable of Laconia, Driver Safety Volunteer of the Year.

The most prestigious volunteer award, the Andrus Award for Community Service, was presented to Katherine "Kaye" Heffernan, a dedicated AARP volunteer and community leader from Nashua.

Others honored at the premier volunteer recognition were:

· Andrus Award Finalists: Kenneth Therrien, Litchfield and Greta Barnes, Salem.

· Advocacy Volunteers of the Year: Sherri Harden and Claira Monier, both of Goffstown

· Retired Educator of the Year: Marcia Walenta, Rye

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 12:12

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Plymouth Fall Art Show awards announced

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth Friends of the Arts recently hosted the 29th Annual Plymouth Fall Art Show in the Common in downtown Plymouth. The event included 19 registered artists from all over New England, and a youth art exhibit.

Awards were given in the categories of watercolor, oil/acrylics, pastel/mixed media and photography, along with a grand prize selection. The winners were Irene Goddu, Laconia, for watercolor; Monique Sakellarios, Nashua, for oils/ acrylic; Robert Hahn, Haverhill, MA, for Photography, and Elizabeth Craumer, Bedford, for pastel/mixed media. The Grand Prize was awarded to Patricia Crowley from Windham, NH.

The youth art division included work from students in grades 1-7. First, second, and third Prizes were awarded in two age divisions. The recipients were Grades 3-4: Grace Clogsten-1st, Aquinnah Allain -2nd, and Maddy Peabody -3rd; Grades 5-7: Olivia Boyer -1st, Keysey Ruiter -2nd, and Sarah Tatham -3rd; Judges Pick Awards: Kaitlyn Ashe and Mya Furbish; Peoples Choice Awards: Kaitlyn Ashe, Dylan Fullerton, Victoria Dragon and Thomas Santore.

The Friends of the Arts would also thanks its many supporters of the event including Lucky Dog Tavern & Grill, Rand's Hardware, JD Print and Design, Meredith Village Savings Bank, and Plymouth Parks and Recreation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 12:02

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