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Gilford Parks and Recreation to sponsor sports lessons this summer

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring lessons in golf, archery and tennis this summer.

Youth Golf Lessons available through the Pheasant Ridge Golf Club on Wednesday evenings June 10-24 from 5–6:30 p.m. The lessons are available for children ages 7 and up and are led by golf pro and Gilford High School coach, Jim Swarthout. Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The cost is $70 per session.

Tennis lesson programs will be offered for youth and adults ages 5 and older during a four-week session on Mondays and Wednesdays from July 6 through July 29. Session times will be broken up by age. Professional Instructors from the Gilford Hills Tennis Club will be leading all sessions. Availability is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. The cost is $60 per participant.

A four-week session of Olympic archery instruction, to be led by certified archery instructors from Archery In Motion will be held on Tuesday afternoon/evenings from July 7 through July 28 at the Arthur A. Tilton Ice Rink. The beginner session will run from 4 to 5 p.m., with the intermediate session running from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. These classes are open to youth and adults ages 7 years old and up and no experience is required. Enrollment in this program is limited. Cost is $60 per person and includes all necessary equipment; you may also bring your own equipment (with approval by instructor).

Registration forms for all programs can be picked up at the Parks and Recreation office or can be found at www.gilfordrec.com. Priority will be given to Gilford residents. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:13

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Thank a Vet film series set for Sun.

TILTON — Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield will kick off the New Hampshire Chapter of Concerned Veterans for America's Thank A Vet effort on Sunday, May 17.

Merrifield will be on hand for the Thank a Vet Film Series which will begin at 2 p.m. at Smitty's Cinema Pub. The films "Midway" and "American Sniper" will be shown.

"The purpose of CVA's Thank A Vet series is to take pause and give thanks to New Hampshire's military heroes and their families," said Roger S. Wilkins, NH State Director for CVA.

The organization held similar events which included program support from State Senator Jeanie Forester, State Representative Al Baldasaro, combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars Amber Barno, National Gold Star Mothers Karen Vaughn and New Hampshire's own Natalie Healy.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:07

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NH car credit marks second anniversary

LACONIA —  NH Car Credit was founded by the Irwin Automotive Group two years ago with the goal of making it the state's premier source for people trying to obtain auto loans, regardless of current financial conditions. In just two years, NH car credit has made driving a reliable car a possibility for over 600 credit challenged residents in the area.

"We have a passion for helping people in our community in any way we can. Credit challenges can happen to very good people. By creating NH Car Credit we have been able to help people get through tough times with reliable pre owned vehicles. We specialize in financing people who need a second chance or first time buyers just starting out," said Chris Irwin, Vice President of the Irwin Automotive Group.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:06

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Garden cub enjoys prgram with 5th grade guests

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton Garden Club held their May meeting on May 5 at the Gordon Nash Library. Kevin Wall, Director of Education from NH Audubon, spoke with us and our fifth grade guests from the New Hampton Community School about NH reptiles and amphibian.

He had live animals with him, including salamanders, frog and a snake, so the students were very interested! Kevin really connected with us all and these young guests were very involved with our program. Our hostesses Alice Sperry, Ginny Haas, and Pat Jones made special treats for the students, which they really enjoyed.

Our annual plant and yard sale will be on Saturday, June 6 at the corner of Route 104 and Pemigewasset Shore Drive. Our honored member of the month was Muriel Smith and we enjoyed hearing more about her life experiences. Many of the members will be attending the semi-annual meeting of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs in Jackson on May 27.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 06:04

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