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Master Gardeners hosting garden open house on Friday

NEW HAMPTON — The Belknap County Master Gardeners will hold a garden open house on Friday, Aug. 29, from 4-7 p.m. at 52 Magoon Road.

Unusual crop varieties will be featured, and those attending will also be given information on how to use and preserve fresh garden produce.

Further information about the event is available by calling Nel Garden at 279-8106.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:13

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Waterville Valley to host Pinnacle Bike Championship

WATERVILLE VALLEY — Waterville Valley will play host to the Inaugural Pinnacle Bike Championship Friday and Saturday, September 19-20. The prize purse for the event has been released and is set at $20,000, with the winner taking home $10,000 in cash. The payout is deep, all the way to 40th position.

Participants can view 10 riders racing downhill head-to-head for the first time ever dropping over 1,500 vertical feet. The event will feature food, a course-side beer garden and entertainment for the whole family. The White Peaks Express Quad will be open for spectators to take a ride to the start of the course. Single day and two day passes are available, single day passes start at $25 for adults and $15 for children. Reserved grandstand seats and full VIP passes are also available for purchase.

Event Passes for the Pinnacle Bike Championship can be purchased in advance at www.PinnacleChampionship.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:04

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Laconia Adult Education offering free English classes

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering Beginning and Intermediate FREE ESOL, English Speakers of Other Languages, Classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Rooms #216 and #217 at Laconia High School.

The ESOL classes will enable new learners of the English language to speak, read, and write English. It is most important for foreigners making their home in the Lakes Region to be able to communicate in emergencies and in everyday living situations such as shopping, making doctor appointments, filling out job applications, relating with their child's school and teachers, and everyday expressions of common courtesy.

There is no charge for the ESOL Classes. For more information or to enroll in the class call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 09:03

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Three local women receive Altrusa scholarships

LACONIA — Altrusa International of Laconia recently awarded three $1,000 college scholarships to local women.

Stacey Gray of Belmont, NH received a Dr. Alice Normandin scholarship, for a Lakes Region woman pursuing a degree in the health field. Gray will be attending Rivier University in Nashua. A second Dr. Alice Normandin scholarship was awarded to Jenna Sue Pancoast of Laconia. Pancoast will be attending Lakes Region Community College in Laconia. The third scholarship awarded was the Katherine Daigneault scholarship, for a Lakes Region woman pursuing a degree in the business field, which was received by Allison Daigle of Gilford. Daigle will be attending Endicott College in Beverly, MA.

For more information about Altrusa of Laconia visit their website www.altrusalaconia.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 08:56

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