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Laconia sledding hill closed due to icy conditions

LACONIA — Laconia Parks & Recreation Department has to canceled their yearly sledding party that takes place under the lights and was scheduled for Friday night. The hill is located near Memorial Park.

The hill is currently very icy and is unsafe to use. The lights have been turned off for this reason. Once we have more snow, we will reopen the hill for sledding. If we do get some good snow we will try to have the party on another date.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:10

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Cooking demonstration at Golden View on Jan. 28


MEREDITH — Have you ever wished you could cook like a restaurant chef? Now you can learn.

Golden View Health Care Center invites the public to a cooking demonstration by Brendan McGuff, Executive Chef of Lavinia's Relaxed Dining in Center Harbor, on Wednesday, January 28 from 10 am-12 pm. Chef Brendan will demonstrate how to make a delicious restaurant quality meal in this free cooking demonstration held in Golden View's new assisted living option, The Cottage, which opens soon.

RSVPs for this event are encouraged as seating is limited. To RSVP, call (603) 279-8111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As an independent community based non-profit, Golden View strives to provide educational and cultural events to members of the community, as well as to their residents. For a growing list of upcoming community events, visit GoldenView.org.


Chef Brendan McGuff (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:01

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Adult Education computer classes starting soon

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering a four week Microsoft Word & Windows: Introduction To computer class beginning on Tuesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 5. The class will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Laconia High School noted Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director.

This hands-on class is for the beginner who has little or no experience using a computer. It will introduce you to the basics of computer terminology and the popular word processing program Microsoft Word.

This orientation to computers is ideal for those who have had little or no exposure to computers. There will be an overview of parts of the computer and terminology including: desktop, menus, mouse instruction, scrolling, clicking, keying (typing), saving, and basic Internet skills.

Learn how to search the Internet more effectively in this hands-on introductory class. Basic search techniques and tools will be demonstrated. Learn how to create, format, save/open and cut/copy and paste documents.

To enroll in the class or for more information, call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 09:34

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GHS math team finishes 1st at Lakes Region event

GILFORD — For the second time this season the Gilford High School Math Team placed first overall in Lakes Region Math League competition held last week at Newfound Regional High School.

The Eagles netted 144 points, outpacing Laconia scoring 121 points, and Plymouth with 120 points in the Large School Division. Inter-Lakes was the Small School Division winner scoring 131 points, defeating Newfound scoring 127 points and Belmont with at total of 117 points.

The Eagles jumped out to an early lead after scoring 36 points in team competition with the squad answering all six team questions perfectly. Gilford squandered that lead after struggling in the Geometry category, but eventually pulled ahead outscoring the competition in Algebra II and Advanced Math. Gilford freshmen Connor Leggett was the only league player to go perfect on the day with 18 points, answering nine questions on Perimeter and Area, Algebra I and Geometry correctly. Other high scorers on the team included senior, Ethan Theberge and junior, Nathan Boutwell who both scored 14 points; while seniors Cody MacLeod and Joshua Paradis, junior Jonathan Nelson, and sophomore, Kassi Weston scored 12 points for Gilford.

Gilford had accumulated a total of 536 points this season, and remains in second place in the Large School Division 25 points. They are currently behind Plymouth who leads the division with 561 points. Gilford travels to Laconia for the final Lakes Region Math League Meet of the season on Wednesday, February 11. The NH State meet is slated for Tuesday, March 17 at Plymouth State University

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 10:37

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