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NH-Jobs for America's Graduates students from Laconia Middle School and Laconia High School traveled to New Boston to participate in Construction Career Days. Middle school students and high school students learned about careers available to them around NH in the Architecture and Construction Career Cluster.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 06:04

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Speaker to talk about hiking Appalachian Trail


SANBORNTON — Outdoor enthusiast Charles Dona will give and illustrated talk about his experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail, on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Sanbornton Public Library.

Dona works in Holderness, but spends much of his spare time in the outdoors doing a varied selection of activities: fishing, canoeing, backpacking, cycling, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. His most valued recreational accomplishments involve travel under his own power, including through-hikes of the Appalachian, Long, Colorado, and John Muir trails. He has completed two 50-mile ultra marathons, a marathon on snowshoes, the world championship Spartan race at Killington, placed second at a 24 hour solo mountain bike race, climbed the highest peak in each New England state and New York in the winter in record time, and climbed each of the 48 4,000-foot mountains in New Hampshire twice, including once in the winter months.

His presentation will be on his experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail. Dona's presentation will include slides, music, a brief history of the trail, concept of committing to completing the trail, and fun facts about the 2,200 mile trail that runs from Georgia to Maine.

His presentation about hiking the John Muir trail left people wanting to hear more of his adventures, so we are delighted to have Charles back again. Sanbornton Public Library is located at 27 Meetinghouse Hill Road, just off Route 132.

For information about this free program, all 286-8222 or visit our website at www.splnh.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 06:00

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092915Ashland High School Class of '55 meets for 60th reunion

Members of the Ashland High School Class of 1955 got together on Saturday at the Country Cow Restaurant in Campton for their 60th class reunion. Seated from left are: Barbara Dunlap Farnum, Neale Bavis, both from Ashland; and Joan Melanson of Plymouth. Standing from left are: Donald Marsh, Ashland, Leslie Wheeler, Laconia, Daniel Golden and Kenneth Vachon, both of Ashland,; Raymond Paquette, Hebron, Conn. and Gordon King, Laconia. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 03:57

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Science Center hosts annual Haloween Hoot 'N Howl event on Oct. 17

HOLDERNESS — For 24 seasons, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has brought Halloween and nature together at the annual Halloween Hoot 'N Howl. This fun event showcases live nature related skits with an eerie and often humorous twist.

The 2015 Halloween Hoot 'N Howl will be Saturday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Forty minute guided tours along a newly designed trail depart every 10 minutes from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. After each tour guests are invited to warm up with Halloween games and tasty treats. Guests are encouraged to come in costume and dress suitably for outdoor weather.

Reservations are required in advance and many tours fill up quickly. Reservations can be made by calling the Science Center at 603-968-7194. The cost is $8 for members and $11 for non-members. All registrations received prior to Friday, Oct. 9 will receive a $1 per person discount. The Halloween Hoot 'N Howl is held rain or shine.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 September 2015 06:20

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