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Moutonborough Lions Club hosts nursing home residents

MOULTONBOROUGH — For many years the Moultonborough Lions Club has hosted an August dinner for residents of Mountain View and Golden View Nursing Homes. This year they added residents of Forest View to the list. Thus, a new tradition has begun.

As the buses arrived, guests were greeted by the Lions and ushered to their seats. They were then offered a choice of drink along with some scrumptious appetizers. When dinner was ready, Lion members took orders from the guests and served them. The choice was hamburger, hot dog, potato salad, pasta salad and sliced farm fresh tomatoes. Of course no dinner is complete without dessert so when all were finished, ice cream sandwiches were passed out.

President Jenni Williams then opened the meeting by welcoming each group and thanking them for coming out for the night. She then thanked all the people working behind the scenes to make the dinner such a success.

After a patriotic song was sung, President Jenni told a short story – with a moral – which put a smile on everyone's face and set the mood for the rest of the night. She then introduced the entertainment for the night "Johnny's Animal HiJinks." A thirty minute tape of Johnny Carson's most unforgettable moments when being introduced to wild and exotic animals by Joan Embery of the San Diego Zoo and Jim Fowler of Wild Kingdom.

Everyone present laughed out loud as they watched this tape. Johnny Carson truly was the King of Late Night TV. His facial expressions were hilarious.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 07:05

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The Lakes Region Rotary Club recently hosted Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation and two student recipients of Lakes Region Rotary Scholarships at a club breakfast. From L to R: Joan Cormier, LR Scholarship Executive Director; Jen Roy, Rotarian/Scholarship Chair; Noelle Benavides, Gilford High School Class of 2015 and freshman at Wentworth Institute of Technology; Samantha Mackes, Belmont High School Class of 2014 and sophomore at Simmons College; Becky Doherty, Rotarian/Club President; Paulette Loughlin, LR Scholarship Foundation Board Chair. Lakes Region Rotary Club meets Tuesday mornings at 7 am at The Water Street Café in Laconia. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 06:57

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Friends of Library holding 4th annual family fun event

MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library's 4th Annual Family Fun Event will take place at Community Park on Main Street in Meredith on Saturday, September 5. Races will begin as follows:

8 a.m.- Bookworm. A fun run or walk of 1.2 miles

8:15 a.m. - Inchworm. A 400 meter race for children 5 and under

8:30 a.m. - Book-It 5k walkers

9 a.m. - Book-It 5k runners

On-line registration is offered through active.com and running4free.com. Registrations forms may also be picked up at Meredith Public Library, as well as at local merchants, such as Bootleggers, the Chamber of Commerce and Olympia Sports. Forms can be downloaded from the race website: mplbookit.weebly.com or meredithpubliclibrary.org. The first fifty registrants will receive a free, very attractive hi-tech shirt. The 5k course is now certified by the USA Track and Field Association.

Sponsors who have donated to the race include: Gold Sponsors, The Fitness Edge and the Meredith Rotary Club; Silver Sponsors, Christopher P. Williams, Architects, PLLC., Tuckernuck Inn B & B, Meredith Dental, and Meredith Village Savings Bank; Bronze Sponsors, Melcher & Prescott Insurance, E. M. Heath, Inc., Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant, DES Home Repair and Remodeling, Overhead Door Options, Boutin & Altieri, PLLC, and New Hampshire Electric Coop.

Many local and New Hampshire merchants have donated gift certificates for winners. They include, so far: Adornments, BJ'S, Ben & Jerry's, Bootlegger's, C. G. Roxane Water, Cider Bellie Doughnuts, Clark's Trading Post, Del's Kitchen, EKAL Activity Center, Family Affair, Flurries, Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, Highland House B&B, Innisfree Bookshop, Jon's Roast Beef, Kellerhaus, Laconia Paintball, Lakes Region Nutrition Center, Lee's Candy Kitchen, Moulton Farm, Patrick's Pub & Eatery, Pirate Cove's Adventure Golf, Premier Nails, Refresh Salon, So Little Thyme, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, The Country Carriage, and Weir's Beach Go-Cart Track .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 06:53

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New Hampshire launches online fire permit program

CONCORD —  For those people wishing to have a campfire, dispose of a pile of brush, or cook over an open wood fire, there is a new and easier way to get the required permit. In New Hampshire, fire permits are required by law for all outside burning when the ground is not covered with snow.

These permits are issued by the local Forest Fire Wardens and deputies in each community. On average, over 100,000 fire permits are issued across the state each year, mostly in paper format. Responding to recommendations from Forest Fire Wardens, fire departments and permit applicants, state officials have been working to develop a more convenient option for individuals to obtain the required fire permits. The result is a new online fire permit system that has been developed and tested over the last two years by several communities.

In the fall of 2014, the online fire permitting system was made available for use by all interested municipalities in the state. Currently, over one hundred communities have signed up and are taking part in the program, and individuals are encouraged to check with their local fire departments to inquire if their town is participating. The website for on-line permits is www.nhfirepermit.com. An applicant can follow the tutorial and review the laws and associated rules for open burning. There is a $3 user fee for obtaining the fire permit through the online system which offsets the costs of development, as no state funds were used. Depending upon the community, Category I, II, and III permits may be obtained as well as seasonal Category I and II permits.

Additional information is available at your community fire department or at www.nhdfl.org. "Fire permitting has long been an excellent public safety and fire prevention tool" stated Brad Simpkins, Director of the Division of Forests and Lands. "We are delighted to be able to offer this new online fire permitting option to communities and permit applicants." For those communities and applicants who do not wish to obtain their fire permit through the online system, written fire permits will continue to be available at no charge from the Forest Fire Wardens in each community.

"The system has been well received," states Forest Ranger Captain Bryan Nowell, with over 2,700 permits being sold electronically already this year. "The system is obviously growing in popularity and we expect more communities to request activation in the next few months," stated Nowell. Individuals with questions or wishing to offer feedback regarding the system may call the NH Division of Forests and Lands-Forest Protection Bureau at 603-271-2214.

The New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands is part of the Department of Resources and Economic Development. To learn more about the Division of Forests and Lands, visit www.nhdfl.org or call 603-271-2214.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015 06:51

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