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Real estate firm invites anglers to visit bobhouse

MEREDITH — The Moultonborough-Meredith office of Berkshire Hathaway Verani Realty will be hosting the grand opening of their Meredith Bay Bobhouse on Saturday, January 24, between 1 pm and 5 pm.

The BHHS_Verani Bobhouse is easily recognized as it is a cheerful cabernet with cream trim. The bobhouse, the brainchild of agent, Vandy Garnham is heated with both electric and solar power. It will also feature a cell phone charging station for their fellow anglers or pond hockey fans. The public is welcomed to stop by and say hello. Agents will be on hand to answer any real estate questions or share a fishing story. Refreshments will served.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 10:26

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Laconia Rotary’s ‘U Tube’ event at Gunstock to benefit Boys & Girls Club

MEREDITH — Get your exclusive after-hours tickets today for Laconia Rotary's "U Tube" Benefit for Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region at Gunstock Mountain Resort on Sunday, January 25.

Join us between 4:30 and 7:30 pm for an evening of fun under the lights at Gunstock, including 3 hours of tubing, Big Air Bag Launch Ride (weather permitting), fire pit, s'mores and hot chocolate, hourly prizes, entry into the grand prize giveaway Ski & Stay Package, and a raffle. The cost of the event is $30 per person or $100 for groups of 4. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gunstock.com/events.

"The support we've received for this event has been wonderful," said Rob Stewart of Laconia Rotary, "Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have some great raffle prizes for event attendees. It's going to be a great night with fun for all." Prizes include lift tickets and a Zip Tour Adventure Excursion donated by Gunstock Mountain Resort, an Inner Circle Membership to Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, family membership and admission to a winter program at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, tickets to the Manchester Monarchs, a cruise on the Mount Washington, guest passes to Laconia Country Club, paintings and photographs donated by local artists and more.

"All of us at the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region are grateful to Laconia Rotary for their continuing support of our mission to serve children and provide them with the skills they need to become productive members of our communities," said Walt Flinn, President of the Board of Directors, "These partnerships are essential to sustaining our work."

Laconia Rotary, founded in 1925, is a member of Rotary International, an international service organization that is open to membership to all individuals. Its objectives are to encourage and foster opportunities for service, high ethical standards in business and professions, and advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace. The club meets at noon on Thursday at the Belknap Mill. For further information about Rotary and to learn how you can get involved, call Jon F. Nivus at 528-4959. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.laconiarotary.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 08:28

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Exploration panel allows Huot students to learn about careers in plumbing, HVAC

LACONIA  — On Wednesday, January 14, The Huot Technical Center offered exploration panel to provide information about careers in Plumbing and HVAC systems. Students from the Huot Center Plumbing and Heating Class and the regional sending schools attended the panel discussion made up of guest speakers from local companies and agencies.
Students had the opportunity to hear firsthand how their education will play out in the real world - and the future is bright. The Heating and Plumbing field has been established by the Federal Government as a "Bright Outlook" field, meaning employment is expected to grow rapidly for the next several years and will have large amounts of openings, including in areas of new and emerging occupations. The plumbing industry is an up-and-coming career that requires training and a strong, dedicated personality. Becoming a plumber with the education from the Huot Plumbing program helps ensure a secure job, and a good income. During the discussion, students discovered that the plumbing industry is one of the most stable careers in the country, and trained workers in the heating and plumbing fields are in high demand in today's world.
Harvey Woodside of the Granite Group echoed these statements, explaining that once trained, a plumber could gain employment in any location around the country and the world. Bob Terrio of Stafford Oil, explained how the majority of the plumbing and heating workforce are seasoned employees, and the need for a young competent workforce is imminent. Cliff Grenon, an alumni from the Huot Tech Plumbing and Heating class 2001 and Jason Cross, both from Laconia Refrigeration, explained how their role relies on self-discipline, and is challenging; always varied with opportunities to constantly learn new approaches and work with new technologies.

RJ Pauley, a 2014 Huot Plumbing and Heating Alumni, discussed how he gained successful employment at Granite State Heating and Plumbing, LLC. and enrollment into the apprenticeship program. RJ shared how the Huot program helped him advance in his apprenticeship. Because his class hours at the Huot were taken into consideration, he was able to complete the typical 4-year program in only 3.

Fran Wendelboe, President of the Belmont 4-H Fairgrounds, described how the 2nd year plumbing students have been invaluable in the renovation of the 300 year old building. Fran gave great advice of work practices and expectations, and tied in local industry practices with state legislation.
Students were encouraged to ask questions and talk individually with the employers. They were excited about the potential areas of employment which include: Private Contractors, Plumbing Supply Companies, Building Supply Companies, Federal State and Local Governments, Industry and Institutions (Maintenance), Heating Supply Companies, Air Conditioning Supply Companies, Fuel Oil Companies.
The Huot Technical Institute is grateful for the continued relationships within the community. The local guest speakers offered a face and inspiring testimonial to the purpose of what students are learning. Students walked away with a greater insight into their options after completing the Heating and Plumbing program, and the possibilities of pursuing a successful career.
For more information on the Huot Technical Center Plumbing and Heating Program, contact Mike Schofield - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 08:25

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Gilmanton Year-Round Library celebrates 5th anniversary

GILMANTON — On September 12th, 2009, the Gilmanton Year-Round Library celebrated its grand opening with many visitors, most receiving library cards. Five years later the Library has 1,653 card holders and some 13,500 items on the shelves. But numbers alone don’t tell the whole story.

In addition to two weekly story time sessions, children’s programming has grown to include the wildly popular Lego Club and early release day Afternoon at the Movies. Paper and Popcorn gives young patrons the opportunity to compare popular movies with the books they are based upon. The summer reading program continues to draw more participants every year, with nearly 300 attendees in programs this past July.

The Gilmanton Year-Round Library also has many opportunities for people learn a craft, hone one's skills and share knowledge with others, through monthly Crafting for the Clumsy and children’s Crafternoon sessions.

The Library hosts various community groups who make use of the ample meeting space, including Magic the Gathering, the Gilmanton Gathers book group and various scouting troops.

The Library offers the opportunity for patrons to borrow books not in the library's immediate collection, at no extra charge, through the state-wide interlibrary loan system. The Library will soon be providing the much anticipated eBooks.

The Gilmanton Year-Round Library is proud of the amazing growth in the past five years in both the number of patrons using the library as well as the increase in the services and programming offered. In addition, the Library makes note of the connections that have been made with the members through the various activities provided. The library encourages members of the community to stop in, and become part of the community.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 08:19

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