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Belknap Democrats to meet on February 25

LACONIA — The Belknap County Democrats will hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 25 at 6 p.m. at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia.

This is the rescheduling of the meeting that was postponed from February 8. It will include elections for an Acting Chair and an Acting Secretary to fill the remainder of those terms. All registered Democrats in Belknap County are eligible to vote or run for these offices. There will also be a vote on proposed bylaws

Anyone interested should plan to be there at 5 p.m. to meet NH Democratic Party Political Director, Ian Moskowitz, as he will be conducting a post mortem on the 2014 election in Belknap County complete with detailed voter data. This will help the organization plan its path forward.

The main program will also include a revealing short film on the Koch brothers. Pizza will be provided. Bring a drink to share. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 08:26

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Lakes Region Home Show March 7& 8

LACONIA — Binnie Media and 98.3 LNH will hold the Lakes Region Home Show at the Lake Opechee Inn and Conference Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8.

The exhibitor list is an impressive mix of all things home related, which gives individual's a chance to meet the businesses to remodel, redesign, rejuvenate, repair or restore your home. For more information visit http://wlnh.nh1media.com/ or call 524-1323.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 08:12

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Gunstock Mountain Resort Offers Asylum to Punxatawney Phil (175)

GILFORD —  Gunstock Mountain Resort is currently enjoying a great winter and is concerned about protecting the environment and wildlife. Reacting to Merrimack's warrant for the capture and arrest of Punxatawny Phil, the caring community of Gunstock employees, are offering him asylum.

''The entire team is thrilled with the great snow conditions that Phil has predicted. Gunstock would welcome Punxatawney Phil to it's close to 2,000 acres of fun. We are concerned with the sensationalist attack on one of America's true winter hero's", says a Bill Quigley, spokesperson for the entire Gunstock team.

''Gunstock is prepared to work with the Belknap County Sherriff's office to provide safe passage to our county owned winter playground. Gunstock is also offering a municipal discount to the employees of Merrimack so that we can put a winter smile on their faces. Spring will be here before you know it and it will be time to work on those goggle tans, but now it's time to enjoy some of the best snow New Hampshire has seen in years,'' says Quigley.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 08:05

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Guided snowshoe hike at Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area on Saturday

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Saturday, February 21, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) is offering a guided snowshoe hike at the Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area in Moultonborough and Tuftonboro, LRCT's largest and most well-known conserved property.

The snowshoe hike will be led by LRCT volunteer Jon Martin, who will lead participants on a 3.7 mile scenic loop that will include the Lower Bridle Path, the Oak Ridge Trail, and parts of the Turtleback Mountain Trail. The snowshoe hike will cover uphill and downhill terrain with a moderate level of difficulty, with some strenuous parts, and a total elevation gain of 400 feet. Highlights of the trip will include the Oak Ridge Overlook, Valley Vista, and Witham cellar hole and homestead site. The hike will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12:30 pm.

Hike leader Jon Martin grew up in the forests of Bristol and Bridgewater, is a graduate of Newfound High School, and has earned forestry degrees at the University of New Hampshire. He is the principal of Martin Forestry Consulting, LLC in Bridgewater. Jon is passionate about the forests of New Hampshire, and serves on several boards and committees related to their conservation, management, and appreciation.

The February 21 snowshoe hike is free to all, but it is limited to 25 participants and pre-registration is required. To pre-register or obtain additional information, visit LRCT's website (www.lrct.org -- see the Educational Programs/Guided Excursions page) or contact LRCT at 603-253-3301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area, totaling 5,381 acres and encompassing summits and slopes of the Ossipee Mountains overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee, is the largest and most visited property conserved by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. In 2002, through the generosity of over 2,000 donors, LRCT acquired this magnificent property, for thoughtful public recreation, conservation of wildlife habitat, and preservation of the special character of the Lakes Region.

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust was founded in 1979 to conserve the natural heritage of New Hampshire's Lakes Region. To date, LRCT has conserved more than 130 properties totaling nearly 24,000 acres. LRCT's conservation and stewardship work preserves community character, conserves critical wildlife habitat and diverse ecosystems, protects natural landmarks and scenic landscapes, and provides outdoor recreation opportunities for people of all ages.

LRCT offers guided excursions ― hiking, paddling, and snowshoeing trips ― year-round on and to LRCT's properties throughout the Lakes Region. The excursions provide an opportunity to learn about and explore LRCT's conserved lands with knowledgeable guides.

To learn more about the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and the Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area, to purchase LRCT's updated Castle in the Clouds hiking trails map, and to support LRCT's work in preserving the Lakes Region's special places, please visit LRCT 's website (www.lrct.org).


View from Oak Ridge. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 09:21

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