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Greater Meredith Program annual meeting is March 5

MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program Board of Directors will host the program's annual meeting on Thursday, March 5, in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing in Meredith.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a program honoring a Year in Review for the GMP.

GMP President Rob Stephens and Executive Director Liz Lapham and others will honor the programs, projects, and accomplishments of the past year, highlighting the GMP's signature project for 2014, the Meredith Sculpture Walk, followed by award recognitions, including Volunteer of the Year and Board Member of the Year. The meeting will end with a drawing for a door prize.

The celebration is free and all are welcome to attend, but an RSVP is requested by Feb. 25 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 279-9015.

For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities, please call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:36

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Laconia Legion Post to celebrate 96 years on March 7

LACONIA — Wilkins-Smith Post 1 American Legion will celebrate its 96th year in business with a dinner and dance on Saturday, March 7.  Featured will be a prime rib dinner at 6 p.m. followed by Mark French's karaoke from 8-12. This event is non-smoking and available to members and guests. The cut-off date to purchase tickets from our canteen is March 4. No exceptions. We are limited to 100 tickets for this event.
The post was chartered in March of 1919 as the first American Legion post in New Hampshire. Others chartered around the same time had successive numbers. Most posts are named for local service members who were lost in the various wars. Post 1 was originally named for Frank Wilkins who was the first soldier from Laconia killed in the Great War. The name of James Stuart Smith was added as the first native son to be killed in World War II.

Originally located on the property shared by the new high school addition and Auto Zone, it moved to its present location on North Main Street in 1953. Its membership is open to all wartime service members including those who are currently serving. Additional information about membership or the dinner can be obtained by calling 524-9728.

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UNH Cooperative Extension offers food safety presentation designed for early childhood workers

LACONIA — UNH Cooperative Extension will be presenting a two-hour program on Food Safety from Farm & Garden to Preschool. This training opportunity is geared toward early childhood professionals, preschool educators, Head Start and family day care providers.

The workshop is being hosted by Lakes Region Child Care Services on Thursday, March 26 from 6 - 8 pm at Lakes Region Child Care Services, 22 Strafford Street, Laconia. A certificate for two hours of training that can be used toward required training hours will be given. The workshop will be presented by Ann Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist in Food Safety.

For more information or to register call UNH Cooperative Extension at 447-3834 or 1-800-322-4166 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Pre-registration is requested by March 24.

Food Safety from Farm & Garden to Preschool is a joint research/grant project between the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Dog obedience classes offered by Laconia Adult Education program

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education will be offering Beginner and Advanced Dog Obedience classes starting on Wednesday, March 11. Classes will meet for eight weeks in the Woodland Heights Elementary School Gym in Laconia.

The Beginner Class will meet from 6-7 p.m. and the Advanced Class from 7-8 p.m. The classes will be taught by John and Carolyn Bancroft.

No dog is too young, too small nor too old to enter the Beginner Dog Obedience Class. Dogs will learn to walk beside you on the leash without pulling, come when called, sit, lie down, stand, and stay where you command it to stay. Owners will also learn how to communicate with their pets.

The Advanced Dog Obedience Class is designed for those dogs who are ready to begin training off a leash, learning verbal and hand signals. Advanced dogs will learn to interact with other dogs, but pay attention to their owners instructions. This class also prepares pet handlers and their dogs to enter the obedience trials and show rings.

All dogs must be current with Rabies and Distemper Shots. Documentation must be provided prior to registration. To register for the Dog Obedience classes call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015 10:15

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