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Lakes Region's Local Eatery Scallops Rated the Best in NH

LACONIA — Where can you get the Best Scallops in NH? The Lakes Region's Local Eatery, that's where!

The Lakes Region's exclusive farm-to-table restaurant has been recognized for one of its signature culinary offerings. The New Hampshire Magazine recently awarded Chef Kevin Halligan and Local Eatery the Best of NH 2014 Scallops award.

 According to New Hampshire Magazine, "There's nothing quite as succulent as a fresh scallop with a perfect sear and a slight translucence"..."At Local Eatery in Laconia, Chef Kevin Halligan makes this perfect seafood dish with a savory risotto..."

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Debt Triage Class – Getting Back on Track

LACONIA — The Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) is holding a Debt Triage class  on Thursday, July 24th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm in the Community Room at the Laconia Police Department on 126 Salem St. The class is sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank.

Classes are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available. Laconia Police Department is handicap accessible.

Debt Triage classes cover budgeting, cutting waste, changing behaviors, prioritizing debt, repairing credit, improving and understanding credit reporting, and more. Designed for those on a tight budget, the class will also focus on financial preparation to achieve specific goals, such as reducing debt, reestablishing credit or preparing to own a home. Learn to eliminate waste, prioritize expenses, understand your spending habits, stretch your dollars, and get on the path to healthy spending habits. Learn tips and strategies for saving. All class participants are eligible for individual budget/credit counseling.

Register today by calling Debra Drake, Homeownership Director of LACLT at 524-0747 ext. 105 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Advance registration is required.

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Lecture Series at Science Center focuses on Animal Populations in Peril

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is holding a series of free lectures about animal populations in peril. Our Dynamic Earth series runs on Tuesday evening's beginning at 7 p.m. and feature presentations about different animal populations in peril in New Hampshire. All lectures are free and open to the public but reservations are requested by calling 603-968-7194 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Details about individual lectures from the series are below.

The Elusive Lynx

Tuesday, July 15

The lynx once roamed New Hampshire forests from the White Mountains to the Canadian border. By the 1960s these secretive animals had seemingly disappeared from the state. After years of recent large-scale habitat conservation efforts in the North Country, several lynx sightings, including four kittens, occurred in 2011. New Hampshire Fish and Game Biologist Will Staats, who first spotted the cats after decades of absence, will share the biology, status, and current research about this elusive animal. There is no charge to attend this lecture but reservations are requested by calling 603-968-7194.

For details about this event, upcoming programs, and membership go to www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.

Bats in Decline

Tuesday, July 22

Many residents throughout the state have noticed very few bats flying around their neighborhoods. Science Center Senior Naturalist Dave Erler will discuss the causes for the decline in bat populations and share what the future holds for New Hampshire's eight species of bats. There is no charge to attend this lecture but reservations are requested by calling 603-968-7194.

For details about this event, upcoming programs, and membership go to www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.

Restoring a Rare Rabbit

Tuesday, August 5

Despite the rabbit's reputation for prolific breeding, the New England cottontail is being considered for federal protection under the Endangered Species Act and is currently listed as an endangered species in New Hampshire. As recently as the 1960s, these rabbits were found throughout southern and central New Hampshire. Today only a few remnant populations occupying less than 25% of their historic range remain in the Seacoast and Merrimack Valley regions. Haley Andreozzi will speak about the biology of New England cottontail and the conservation efforts underway to help restore this rare rabbit. Haley is the Wildlife Outreach Program Coordinator for University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension and works with the New Hampshire Covers and Speaking for Wildlife programs. There is no charge to attend this lecture but reservations are requested by calling 603-968-7194.

For details about this event, upcoming programs, and membership go to www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.

 

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Local players win prizes in MahJongg tournament

GILFORD — The 2014 Lakes Region Mah Jongg Tournament was held June 27th at Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford. One hundred players from around New England participated in a full day of play and catered meals.

Top Lakes Region finishers were Ann Brienza of Meredith, second place winner who took home $175, and Barbara Dionne of Laconia, who finished in a three-way tie for fifth place and won $16.67

For information on upcoming American mah jongg tournaments, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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