Moultonborough Lions Club to hold 11th Annual Ed Selleck Golf Classic

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Lions Club invites all golfers to participate in the 11th Annual "Ed Selleck Classic" Golf Tournament to be held at Ridgewood Country Club on Route 109 in Moultonborough. This four-person team scramble event will begin with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20 with an entry fee of $100 per person. All proceeds will go to support the community projects and activities organized and/or supported by the Moultonborough Lions Club.

This annual tournament is named in memory of former Lions Club member Ed Selleck, who dedicated countless hours of service to improve the lives of individuals in Moultonborough and surrounding communities. Ed truly loved the game of golf and greatly enjoyed the rolling hills and beautiful scenic views of area golf courses. The putting contest has been named the "Les Smith Memorial Putting Contest" in memory of Moultonborough resident Les Smith who loved playing at Ridgewood CC. Les played annually in the "Ed Selleck Classic" and regularly sponsored a tee for the tournament. The Bud Eisenberg Family is sponsoring the putting contest.

The entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, prizes, a $10 Ridgewood CC Pro Shop gift certificate, coffee and muffins in the morning, and a BBQ lunch. Contests will include closest to the pins, longest and straightest drives, longest putt, putting and driving range (hit the floating raft). Features will include casino holes, mulligans, and Zinger Box. In addition, the Irwin Automotive Zone is sponsoring a Hole-in-One Contest with the first hole-in-one winning a new Ford vehicle for a 2-year lease.

New to our tournament this year, a random draw will allow one tournament entrant an opportunity to sink one 25' putt. The prize for making the putt is a Ridgewood CC membership for the remainder of the 2015 season.

Meredith Village Savings Bank, The Joseph M. Pasena Maroun Family Foundation, Conneston Construction Inc., and The Ed Selleck Family have generously agreed to be major tournament sponsors. Other area businesses and community members are being asked to sponsor a tea or green for a tax-deductible donation of $100. As of Monday, July 6, the following tee and green sponsors have pledged $100 or more: Ambrose Bros., Inc., Amerigas Propane, Café Services, CMK Architects, Cross Insurance Agency, CruCon Cruise Outlet, daSilva Motorsports, Edward Jones Financial, Electrical Installations, Inc., E.M. Heath, Inc., Jim Huston Mason, Lacewood Group, Inc., Kate & Mike Lancor, Lamprey Septic Service, Meadow Pond Animal Hospital, Melcher & Prescott, Moultonboro Paint, Wallpaper & Flooring, The Old Country Store, Ossipee Mountain Electronics, Overhead Door Options, Bob & Betty Purdy, Preferred Vacation Rentals, Ed Selleck Family, Sally Sibulkin, Skelley's Market, Stephens Landscaping, Thomas & Son Artesian Well Co., Trexler's Marina, and Viking Tire & Alignment.

Individual or team entry forms can be picked up at Ridgewood Country Club. Entry forms and tee or green sponsor forms can also be obtained by calling Kate or Mike Lancor at 476-8409 or 204-8409.

T-Bones & Cactus Jack’s restaurants hosting Etch A Sketch contest

LACONIA — T-Bones and Cactus Jack's restaurants, where for years young patrons have made doodles on Etch A Sketch, are holding a contest to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the debut of the mechanical drawing toy.

Starting Monday, July 12, and running through the end of the month, children 12 and under (with the help of their parents) can take a picture of their Etch A Sketch masterpiece and post it on Facebook at To do so they simply "like" the T-BONES & Cactus Jack's page, post the photo on the Etch A Sketch contest page and see how many people "like" their unique artwork.

It was on July 12, 1960, that Ohio Art Company began mass-producing the Etch A Sketch, modeled after a prototype created by French national Andre Cassagnes. The toy was introduced near the peak of the Baby Boom and is one of the best known toys of that era. It was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Toy Industry Association named Etch A Sketch as one of the 100 most memorable and most creative toys of the 20th century. Fifty-five years later, the mechanical drawing toy remains an enduring and beloved pastime for both the young and the young-at-heart.

T-Bones and Cactus Jack's CEO/Co-owner Tom Boucher said he's encountered some downright impressive Etch A Sketch art over the years and he felt the art form ought to be celebrated. "Very few people can resist the allure of the Etch A Sketch," Boucher said with a laugh. "So this contest will be an absolute blast- both for the young artists and for the folks that visit our Facebook page each day!" The timing of the contest was to provide some added summertime fun for area families and celebrate this time-tested "unplugged" toy!

Prizes will be awarded to winners in three different age groups: Ages 4 and under, Ages 5-7 and Ages 8-12. First prize is a $300 gift card; second prize is a $100 gift card; and third prize is a $50 gift card. Photos must be posted by July 31, and voting ends Aug. 5.

Blues revue coming to Franklin Aug. 7

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Opera House welcomes the Rock Island Blues Revue with Mo' Combo and the Little Town Horns on Friday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for this performance on line at or by calling 934-1901. The Opera House is generally open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and tickets will also be available at the ticket office the night of the performance, starting at 6:30 p.m.  The Opera House is located inside City Hall at 316 Central Street.

Historical society hosting talk on wreck, artifacts at bottom of Big Lake


MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Historical Society will present the a program on Monday, July 13, at 7 p.m. about sunken craft and other items of interest that lie at the bottom of Lake Winnipesaukee.

The program, "What Lies Beneath Winnipesaukee," will be given by Hans Hug Jr. of Exeter. Hug will speak about his scuba diving adventures in the Big Lake and the things he has found.

The program, open to the public, will be held at the Town House Museum on Route 25, across from Melcher and Prescott Insurance.

Hug is an avid diver and history buff who has dived all over the lake in search of artifacts, shipwrecks and more. Using old maps, photographs, historical research and high tech side-scan-sonar, he has discovered many new and interesting things including dozens of unknown shipwrecks. Hans will bring in some of the things he has found as well as underwater photographs and sonar images, and will show a short video of one of the 60-plus wrecks he located on the bottom.