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Loon preservation group to hold annual lunch, auction on June 28

MEREDITH - The Loon Preservation Committee's Annual Summer Luncheon and Auction will take place Sunday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is at Church Landing in Meredith.

The event will feature a buffet lunch, silent auction, and the chance to swap stories with fellow loon lovers.

Guest Speaker for the event is Willem Lange, author and host of New Hampshire Public Television's "Windows to the Wild." All proceeds benefit Loon Preservation Committee programs.

LPC Executive Director Harry Vogel will give a brief overview of New Hampshire's loon activity so far this season.

This year's auction will include a cooking lesson for six with dinner and wine, a Utah Alpine Ski Retreat for two, a safari package for two, a one-week stay at a lovely home on Lees Pond, an Audubon lithograph, two tickets to Gunstock Mountain's Aerial Treetop Adventure Excursion, greens fees, gift items and gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses, and lake tours with LPC biologists.

The non-profit Loon Preservation Committee's mission is to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire. LPC's summer field biologists will be on hand to share in celebrating this fragile waterbird and the special place it holds in the hearts of all that see and hear it.

Dress for the luncheon an auction is smart casual.

Those who want more information or to purchase seats for the event, call Lin at The Loon Center (603-476-5666), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 19.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 06:41

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Franklin high school alumni invited to reunion weekend ( 271 w/3COL Franklin reunion) HS Alums)

FRANKLIN — Plans are in place for the first ever Franklin High School Alumni Weekend on August 7, 8 and 9. In celebration of the 45th anniversary of their graduation from Franklin High School, the Class of 1970 invites all alumni to the Best Reunion Ever to "Visit, Reminisce, Explore – A Weekend to Remember"
The FHS Alumni Weekend will be held on August 7, 8 and 9, and is open to all former FHS attendees and staff members. All events are taking place in Franklin and the hope is that area residents and those from afar will discover something new and fun right here in their old hometown.
The weekend events will begin on Friday, August 7 at 7 p.m. with a performance at the Franklin Opera House. The Rock Island Blues Revue will present a comedy/music tribute to The Blues Brothers. On Saturday at 9 a.m. there will be a 9-hole scramble Golf Tourney at Mojolaki Country Club; a Family Scavenger Hunt beginning at 10 a.m. at Toad Hall and the "Main Event", food, dancing, luminaria ceremony and fireworks under the tent at the Veterans Memorial Ski Area. Sunday morning the Franklin Outing Club is sponsoring a pancake breakfast at the Ski Area and alumni are encouraged to gather in the afternoon at Webster Lake to relax and continue reminiscing as the weekend comes to a close.
Registration materials, which include the schedule and payment options, are available at www.sau18.org/fsd_alumni.cfm.
For questions, go to the above website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



FHS Alumni marching in this year's Community Day Parade, left to right; Joan Robichaud Shanelaris, Class of 1960; Joan Pevine LaCourse, Class of 1960; and Pat Keegan Robichaud, Class of 1961 (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 05:45

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Concert will benefit Franklin animal shelter

FRANKLIN — Concert for the Animals, a benefit event for the Franklin Animal Shelter, will be held Saturday, June 13 from 7 a.m. to midnight at the Franklin Elks Club.

Music will be provided by 'The Voice'.

Tickets can be purchased at the door $15 per person or online at www.franklinanimalshelter.com for $12 per person

Light refreshments will be served

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 05:40

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Fundraiser for multicultural festival at Patrick's Pub

GILFORD — Lakes Region residents are encouraged to visit Patrick's Pub in Gilford for lunch or dinner from June 7th to 11th to support the 14th Annual Laconia Multicultural Festival. 25% of all food purchases will be donated to The Festival through Patrick's "Giving Back to Our Community Program".
This year's Festival is scheduled for the Saturday after Labor Day, September 12th. The Festival is a signature event in Downtown Laconia that celebrates the rich cultural diversity of Laconia and the Lakes Region. The Festival highlights the music, arts, crafts and cuisine in honor of our own diversity. Authentic artists from cultures represented in our community will perform in Rotary Park and City Hall.

For further info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Laconia Multicultural Festival Facebook page or www.laconiamulticulturalfestival.org .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 05:37

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