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Author to advise writers at Gilford Library

GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library has begun a new program aimed at assisting all kinds of writers.

Local author Abi Maxwell will be the resource for this program called Check-Out-An-Expert.

Maxwell is the author of "Lake People," a novel published in 2013. She holds two master's degrees in writing and has taught writing at the college level. She has also hosted writing workshops here at the library in the past and is passionate about writing regularly. Those who want help honing their writing skills or fine-tuning a piece of work are encouraged to sign up for a session with Maxwell.

She will be available for writing help on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. for half-hour blocks. Blocks will be non-renewable and are open to adults, and teens in Grades 5 and up. Those wanting to participate can bring any type of writing -- schoolwork, resumes, fiction, poetry, or family histories -- and Maxwell will work with those writers one-on-one to revise work and improve writing skills. She is also available for any stage of the writing process, from initial brainstorming to an actual draft.

This program is open to all Gilford Public Library cardholders. Those wanting more information can contact the Gilford Public Library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 524-6042.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 10:30

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Squam Lakes Association hosts photography talk

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association will host professional photographers Randy and Kathy Roos as they share an astounding body of work showcasing nearly to 30 years of capturing the beauty of the region on Thursday, January 15 from 7-8 p.m.

Through their work the Roos' have documented the story of Squam's eagles for well over the last eight years, adventured to the most pristine and remote parts of the Whites and captured the region's rugged beauty. Stop in and listen to the adventure behind every photograph as well as pick up expert techniques from the pros on capturing that perfect moment.

This free program will take place at the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3. All are welcome. For more information call (603) 968-7336.


Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 09:30

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Cross-country skiing lessons available at Bolduc Park on Saturdays

LACONIA — Bolduc Park Association will be offering cross-country skiing lessons beginning Saturday, Jan. 10, and continuing each Saturday throughout January.

The hour-long sessions which will begin at 10 a.m. will provide instruction and basic technique in classic and/or skate skiing. Rental equipment is available through Piche's Ski and Sport on Gilford Ave in Gilford.

The park offers skiers of all ages and skill levels groomed ski trails along with a 1K skate ski loop. There is also plenty of terrain available for snowshoe walks through the park's wooded trail system. Lessons and leagues are available and in the winter the park is groomed for cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Volunteers are always needed and welcome.

To register for lessons, stop by or call the park office (603) 524-1370 or Piche's Ski and Sport shop (603) 524-2068.

Bolduc Park is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization and is fully operated and maintained by volunteers.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 07:48

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Franklin Lions Club hosting hearing & vision screening

FRANKLIN -- The Franklin Area Lions Club will be hosting a free hearing and vision screening for all ages (with cutting edge equipment) on Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bessie Rowell Community Center.

The club is inviting members of the wider community of Hill, Franklin, Tilton, Northfield and Sanbornton to join them for a special service event.

"We need community-minded volunteers to help man the event, and we encourage anyone who is interested in making a difference to join us," said club President Heather Makechnie.

Those wishing to help out can call (603) 738-4002, Makechnie said.

This event is being held to coincide with the Lions Worldwide Week of Service, Jan. 10-16, which brings Lions around the world together to serve their communities and support their goal of helping 100 million people by the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International in 2017. Jan. 13 is the 136th birthday observance of Melvin Jones, the organization's founder.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015 08:34

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