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AARP Smart Driver Course at Irwin Auto on Thursday

LACONIA — The Irwin Automotive Group likes to think of the AARP Smart Driver Course as a fun "drivers ed for grown-ups" Chris Irwin says ''keeping people safe and informed at any age about their vehicle and the roads they travel is a responsibility we take very seriously at the Irwin Automotive Group".

The course will be offered on Thursday, June 19 from 9 am-4 pm class time and it is suggested that participants bring lunch. The classroom fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:57

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3rd Annual Boot-It! road race will be August 30

MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library's "Book-It!" Race Committee has begun meeting and planning for the third annual 5K race to be held on August 30.

In addition to the 5K "Book-It!" race, there will again be a shorter "Bookworm" race and the "Inchworm" race for children 5 years old and younger. On-line registration is offered through active.com and our race website, mplbookit.weebly.com. Registration forms will be available at the Meredith Public Library as well as at many local businesses. The first fifty registrants will receive a free very attractive hi-tech shirt. For more information, contact Beverly Heyduk at 279-1206 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Barbara Brann at 279-5565 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sponsors who have already donated to the race include: Gold Sponsor, The Fitness Edge; Silver Sponsors, Miracle Farms Landscape Contractors, and Overhead Door Options, Inc.; Bronze Sponsors, Phu Jee Chinese Cuisine, E. M. Heath, Inc., DES Home Repair & Remodeling, and Middleton Building Supply, Inc. These sponsors make it possible to continue to host this race in Meredith, a race that attracts over 100 participants each year on a course that provides beautiful views of Meredith.

Anyone interested in sponsorship should contact Beverly Heyduk at 279-1206 or Barbara Brann at 279-5565.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:54

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Mentoring Together marks 3rd Anniversary

LACONIA — Mentoring Together hosted its 3rd Annual Celebration with mentors, mentees, and families on June 11 at the Laconia Middle School library.
The Mentoring Together programs mission is "to positively impact the lives of youth through caring relationships that model positive social behavior and personal responsibility." Through the commitment of volunteers the group is continuing to support community connections with the school, and is building relationships with the families, and most importantly with the mentees. Throughout the year mentees and mentors met individually to work or play, attended sponsored field trips, and shared their experiences with their peers.
For more information about the mentoring program or becoming a mentee contact Rebecca Sims, Mentoring Coordinator at Laconia Middle School, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 524-4632.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:47

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Gilford Got Lunch to Begin Deliveries Next Week

GILFORD — Gilford Got Lunch has a food pantry full of canned goods and healthy lunch items ready to deliver to children in Gilford.

Gilford Got Lunch is a non profit volunteer supported organization committed to providing nutritious lunches to school aged children within the Gilford School District who might go hungry during the school summer vacation. Families can register on the website  www.gilfordgotlunch.com and each child will receive a grocery bag full of healthy lunch options including fresh fruit and vegetables, whole wheat bread, peanut butter and jelly or canned tuna to their home weekly though out the summer break.

These grocery items will be delivered every Monday morning beginning June 23 and continue every week through August 18. The bags will include enough food for five complete lunches per child per household. The application process is simple and no child will be denied regardless of income or need. If you register your child- Gilford Got Lunch will deliver

You can also like our Facebook page and receive weekly updates on this all volunteer organization. If you would like to sponsor a child or make a tax deductable donation, mail a check payable to Gilford Got Lunch and mail it to The Gilford Youth Center Attn:Gilford Got Lunch 19 Potter Hill Road-Gilford, NH 03249


Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:40

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