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Meredith 250th Committee to hold public meeting

MEREDITH — The Meredith 250th Anniversary Committee will hold a public brain storming session on January 25 from 1-3 p.m, at the Wicwas Grange at 150 Meredith Center Road in Meredith. The purpose of the meeting is to get public input and ideas for the celebration that is being planned for 2018.

The 250th Meredith Anniversary Committee has been meeting since August 2013. Its membership includes nearly 20 Meredith residents, including members representing a variety of local civic and non-profit organizations. The committee is being facilitated by the Greater Meredith Program's Promotions Committee.

Everyone is invited to attend and share their suggestions for the planning of Meredith's anniversary celebration.

The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. . For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities,  call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 10:00

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Chili cook off to benefit N.H. Humane Society is Sunday at Lobster Pound

LACONIA — The Sunday before Super Bowl marks the day Weirs Beach Lobster Pound hosts the Annual Chili Cook off, this year slated for Sunday January 26 beginning at noon.

Anyone with a penchant for fire and heat and a willingness to sample many chili offerings, is invited to join the festivities. Admission fee is $10 per person, children under 12 may sample for free, at this family friendly venue.

The official judging panel comprising of Laconia's fire chief Ken Erickson, police chief Chris Adams and the new mayor, Ed Engler, will  award bragging rights to the restaurant fielding the meanest chili in the Lakes Region. Adams, returning judge on the official panel reported. "it's not all law and order in the Lakes Region. My department and I, are very supportive of the mission of the local animal shelter - we are a department of animal lovers, and we all love chili".

Engler also commented "long have the reporters at Laconia Daily Sun covered stories from the Humane Society, I am thrilled to join the panel since this event is for such a worthy charity, near and dear to my heart".

Live entertainment with Paul Warnick and saxophonist Jonathan Lorentz ,will keep the crowds musically limber. All who participate in the chili cook off will be able to purchase tickets for the restaurant raffles and the 50/50 raffle. Awards and raffle drawing will be held 4 p.m.

Weirs Beach Lobster Pound, owned by brothers Rich and Mike Ray, and managed by Bob Wilson, are strong animal advocates and  supporters of the New Hampshire Humane Society. Their own Ambassadog, the beautiful Madison, serves to remind all the importance of stewardship of those who cannot speak for themselves. In support of the local animal shelter, 100 percent of the event proceeds will be gifted to the Laconia based animal welfare agency.

Shelter spokesperson Marylee Gorham said "we are so grateful to the Lobster Pound, many restaurants who have stepped up to the challenge this year, and the judges who agreed to lend their support. Knowing we have so many friends in the community inspires our staff, volunteers and supporters to do the very best they can every day, enriching the lives of the animals we are pledged to care for until adoption."

For more information about the event call Weirs Beach Lobster Pound at 366-2255 or check either www.wblp.com or www.nhhumane.org.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 09:55

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Laconia Adult Education Offers New Training Opportunity In Energy Healing - REIKI

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education will be offering REIKI healing classes in March. In its simplest terms, REIKI is a natural, gentle, non-invasive healing method.

The instructor, Carol Wallace, is a certified REIKI Master Teacher and has a private practice in Alton Bay. She has extensive experience providing one-on-one client counseling, using the REIKI healing process and teaching all levels of REIKI.

A free Reiki Clinic: Learn & Experience Reiki Benefits Demonstration will be offered on Tuesday, March 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Laconia High School. Call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 to register.

REIKI Level I Training will be held for one week on Monday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. REIKI Level II Training will be held for one week starting Monday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 for tuition information and to register.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 09:34

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Free Ice Fishing Clinic for Kids at Meredith Derby

MEREDITH — On Saturday, February 8, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, The Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby will host the "Let's Go Fishing" program.

This is a free hands-on clinic for kids and their parents on the basics of ice fishing that has been developed and will be presented by the Fish and Game Department. The clinic is geared toward kids but is open to anyone; those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment will be provided and people do not need to have a fishing license to participate.

Sessions will run hourly at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. at in the roped-off area on Meredith Bay near the Meredith Rotary trailer on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Participants will learn about ice-fishing techniques, including using tip-ups, sounding the hole and operating power augers. Then the kids will fish! Once again, as she has done for many years, the program will be conducted by Karina Walsh, who is the program coordinator for the "Let's Go Fishing" program at the New Hampshire Fish & Game department.

Tickets for the Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby are currently available to purchase online at the Meredith Rotary website (www.meredithrotary.org), as well as a wide variety of vendors throughout New Hampshire. Starting on Friday, February 7 at 8 a.m., tickets will be available at the Rotary HQ trailer in Meredith. Price of a Derby ticket is $30.

"Remember, you don't have to fish to win cash prizes," according to Betsey Donovan, Derby Chairman for 2014. "Everyone who purchases the $30 Derby Ticket has the opportunity to win hundreds of dollars in cash prizes throughout the weekend. Additionally, there are two $5,000 cash drawings during the weekend," according to Donovan.

"This will mark the 35th year of the Ice Fishing Derby," Donovan stated, "and with our new rules and prize structure that includes more than $50,000 in cash prizes, we are expecting a big crowd and a great time to be had by all."

Late breaking information is always available by calling 603-279-7600 or by visiting the Meredith Rotary Club website at (www.meredithrotary.org) or Facebook page.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 09:30

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