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4th annual Tuftonboro 5K Race. Walk set for September 26

TUFTONBORO — The 4th Annual Tuftonboro 5K Run/Walk scheduled for Saturday, September 26. Check-in begins at 7:30 am, and the walk takes place at 8:30 am, with the run starting at 9 am. An award ceremony follows the end of the race.
This is a professionally timed 5K; however the goal is to provide a fun fitness experience for all.
Walkers of all ages are encouraged to participate. Walking is one of the only forms of exercise that requires no equipment, no expensive gym membership, and can be done nearly anytime, anywhere by anyone. Walking provides enormous benefits to an individual's physical and mental health and is a great way for family members of all ages to engage in physical activity together.
The entry fee for the Run/Walk for age 12 years and under is $15; 13 and older is $20. Day of registration is $20 for 12 and under; $25 for 13 and older. Pre registration is preferred.
T-shirts will be given to the first 75 participants. Race proceeds benefit The Tuftonboro Scholarship Fund.
This year's race is sponsored by Lovering Tree Care, Melvin Village Marina, Pier 19 Grocer, The Laker, Follansbee's Landscape, The Black Bear Micro Roastery, JB & Son Sewer & Drain Plus Inc., Scenic Home Inspections LLC., DJ's Septic Pumping Service, Inc, The Windrifter Resort, Healing Frontiers, The Allen 'A' Motor Lodge, Lapolla Enterprise and Lanes End Marina.
To register online, visit www.lightboxreg.com/tuftonboro, To download and mail a registration form visit www.tuftonboro.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:35

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Councilor Kenney touring north country airports

LACONIA — District 1 Executive Councilor Joseph Kenney will visit nine airports on Friday, August 28 to highlight the importance of aviation and airports to the economy of the cities and towns in the region. Councilor Kenney will be joined on the air tour by Patrick Herlihy, Director of Aeronautics, Rail, and Transit for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

His first stop of the day will be at Laconia Airport at 8 a.m. He will then go to Plymouth Airport for a 9:30 a.m. stop. He will end the day with a 6 p.m. stop at Eastern Slopes Regional Airport in Fryeburg, Maine.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:30

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Annual Summer Fair at Gilford Community Church

GILFORD — This coming Friday and Saturday (August 28th and 29th) the annual Summer Fair will take place at Gilford Community Church. Friday evening the Fair will be open from 4:00 to 7:00 and on Saturday from 7:30-2:00. (The Rotary Club will hold its Pancake Breakfast in the Gilford Youth Center, attached to the church, from 7-10 Saturday morning).

Come and enjoy a meal at the Chuck Wagon, ice-cream, live music, fried dough, an outdoor Bouncy House and Obstacle Course for the children, an indoor White Elephant, Books, Children's Toys and Games, Baked Goods, Jewelry and all the fixings of a great Summer Fair.

The Silent Auction, held in the Gilford Youth Center, will feature a spectacular assortment of exciting items up for bid: Assorted furniture, Four Fisher Cat tickets for the 1st Home Playoff game September 11th, Admission for four to the Fisher Cat game against the Portland Sea Dogs September 1st, gift certificates to dozens of area restaurants, as well as gift certificates for the Wineing Butcher, Stonybrook Farm, Major Brands, Sports and Marina Parafunalia, and Beans and Greens, to name a few. Four tickets to the Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race will be offered at a value of $320, Two tickets to Madonna at TD Gardens in September, (worth $200) golf for two at Den Brae, a one night stay for two at the Snowy Owl Inn, two passes to Loon Mountain Adventures, five passes for Squam Lake Science Center, Two ski passes to Waterville Valley, a holiday dinner buffet for 10 guests at Church Landing, a one night stay at any of four inns at Mill Falls at the lake, gift cards for Wayfarer Coffee Roasters and Prayerful Touch Massage Therapy, Owl's Nest Golf Course, Pizza Express and the Hair Factory. There are gift certificates to hardware stores, florists and Funspot as well as Clark's Trading Post. Lawson, Persson and Weldon-Francke, PC, have offered last wills and testaments ($500 value).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 06:58

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Gilford PD reminds pedestrians, bicylists of rules of the road

GILFORD — During a recent July "Coffee with the Chief" event several Gilford residents expressed their concerns to Chief Anthony Bean Burpee regarding the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians who take to the Town's roadways for exercise and/or recreation purposes. Several stories were shared with the Chief about vehicles encountering individuals on bikes or walking along streets
in which there had been "close calls" or "near misses" due to limited visibility on the part of some bikers and walkers, as well as some not necessarily following established rules of the road.

Upon hearing from the residents regarding their concerns, Chief Bean Burpee realized an opportunity had been presented to him to assist in educating bicyclists and pedestrians as to New Hampshire laws pertaining to them. While all NH laws can be obtained online
(www.gencourt.state.nh.us), the following are a few reminders pertaining to pedestrians' rights and duties and special rules for bicycles.

Pedestrians:
 Unless otherwise directed by a police officer, pedestrians shall obey all traffic sign instructions or regulations.
 Pedestrians crossing roadways at any point other than within marked crosswalks shall yield the right of way to all vehicles.
 Between intersections where designated crosswalks are present, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in such marked crosswalks.
 On roadways where sidewalks are provided pedestrians are required to use them as it is unlawful to walk along and upon adjacent roadways.
 On roadways where sidewalks are not provided, pedestrians shall walk against traffic only on the roadway shoulder or as near as practicable to the outside edge, and shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

 In crosswalks where pedestrian-control signals (i.e., "Walk" or "Don't Walk") are present, pedestrians shall only cross when the steady or flashing "Walk" signal is illuminated. Should they be partially completed crossing on a "Walk" signal when a "Don't Walk" signal illuminates, pedestrians should immediately continue to the sidewalk or safety island.

Bicyclists:
 Every person operating a bicycle is subject to all of the same duties applicable to motor vehicle operators under the rules of the road (e.g., signaling turns, stopping at stop signs and red lights, yielding to oncoming traffic, etc.).
 Bicycles shall not carry more persons at one time than the number for which they are designed and equipped.
 Bicyclists shall not carry packages, bundles and/or articles that prevent them from keeping at least one hand upon the handlebars.
 Persons riding bicycles two or more abreast shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic and, on laned roadways, shall ride within a single lane.
 Bicyclists less than 16 years of age are required to wear protective headgear while riding upon public ways.
 Bicyclists shall wear at least one item of reflective outerwear apparel (e.g., vest,jacket, helmet strip, etc.) during the period of ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise.
 No bicycles shall be operated unless the steering, brakes, tires and other required equipment are in safe condition. During darkness, bicycles shall be equipped with a white headlamp and a red, rear-facing reflector, both visible for at a minimum
distance of 300 feet.
 Any bicyclists shall stop upon demand of a peace officer in order to permit their bicycle to be inspected.

Chief Bean Burpee wants to remind Gilford residents that reflective safety vests, available in various sizes and limited to two per household, can be purchased for a $5 donation each (payable to the Gilford Police Relief Association) directly from the Gilford Police Department.
Gilford Police partnered with the IRONMAN® Foundation in order to make safety vests available to local residents. "This proactive and progressive police approach at keeping community members safe is at the forefront of everything we do," says Chief Bean Burpee.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 06:54

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