Craft fair and beer tasting this weekend at Gunstock Mountain


GILFORD — Hand-crafted items and beer from New Hampshire craft breweries will be showcased this weekend at Gunstock Mountain Resort.

Crafters booths will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free to the Craft Fair Village with more than 30 vendors exhibiting their arts and crafts next to the Adventure Park with excellent outdoor family activities.

Some of the arts and crafts will include handmade quilts, fine jewelry, glass art, Americana primitive wood & dolls, decorative tiles, hardwood board games, accent furniture with tables & benches, fatboards, Moose Man photography, pillow quilts, pottery, bubble wands, Saffie's baked goods, kettle corn, whoopie pies, goat milk soaps, marshmallow shooters, and fire colorants.

Th Craft Fair Village will be held rain or shine under canopies. While the craft fair is going on Tim Janis and Paul Warnick will be providing live music.

To add to the fun on Saturday Gunstock will have a beer sampling from noon to 4 p.m. that will concentrate on New Hampshire Craft breweries, including Woodstock Inn, Moat Mountain and Smuttynose. There will also be live entertainment from Jackie Lee from noon to 4.


Lakes Region Porcupines Rte. 3 litter clean-up set for Sun.

BELMONT -- The Lakes Region Porcupines will be meeting Sunday, July 19, at 9 a.m. to pick up litter on its stretch of Adopt-a-Highway on Route 3.

For four years now, the group done its part to make Route 3 from the Mosquito Bridge to the Laconia city limits a lot cleaner and appealing to lakes region residents and tourists alike.

The clean-up crew will meet at Shooter's Tavern at 8 a.m., 190 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3) which is the halfway point, for breakfast before taking off in teams to cleanse the roadway around 9 a.m.

The Porcupines welcome anyone who wants to join them in the clean-up work which usually takes between two and three hours to complete. However, help for any length of time is appreciated, say organizers.

Scheduled to attend among others are state Reps. Michael Sylvia, Ed Comeau, and Glen Aldrich.


Local Lions club awards three scholarships

LACONIA — The Laconia-Gilford Lions Club recently awarded three $1,000 scholarships to local college students.

Garrett Guilmett of Laconia will attend Wentworth Institute in Boston to study mechanical engineering and aerospace manufacturing.

Trevor Romagnoli, of Belmont, will attend the University of Maine to study political science and law history. Molly Dignan, of Gilford, will attend East Carolina University to study biology and chemistry.

The Laconia-Gilford chapter of the Lions has, over 55 years, given out 144 awards totaling $85,755 through the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation.


Local firms sign on as Rotary Car Show sponsors

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire, Foley Oil & Propane, and CPA firm Graham & Graham have each signed on as $1,000 Gold Sponsors of the third annual Lakes Region Rotary Car Show, to be held Saturday, July 25th at Faro Italian Grille in The Weirs.

This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date Sunday the 26th). The entry fee is just $5 and children 16 and younger are free. Proceeds will benefit several local organizations, including featured charity Camp Resilience, a program that helps wounded warriors and first responders to recover their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Organizers say that vintage and classic cars are still being sought for the show. Registration forms are available at Awards will be presented to "Best in Show" and "People's Choice" among spectators get ready to cast your votes!

Bank of New Hampshire, Foley Oil & Propane, and Graham & Graham are joining Presenting Sponsor O'Reilly Auto Parts in support of this community event. Other supporters include A.E. Mitchell, Binnie Media, Boulia-Gorrell Lumber Company, CG Roxane, Comcast Spotlight, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Mill Falls at the Lake, The Weirs Times, Vermont Soapstone, Water Street Café, WEMJ 1490AM, and our host, Faro Italian Grille.

The 2013 and 2014 Lakes Region Rotary Car Shows each raised over $10,000 for local charities and welcomed more than 150 vehicles and nearly 1,000 spectators.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, say organizers. More information or online registration for classic cars is available at call 603-556-8969 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..