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Bristol Historical Society will be open after Memorial Day Parade

BRISTOL — The Bristol Historical Society will be open after the Bristol Memorial Day Parade and Services on May 25 and will remain open until noon.

There will be a special display recognizing the service of men and women from Bristol. The display will include newspaper articles, photos, ration papers, Civil War items, and more.

The second annual "Making It In Bristol" event is scheduled for Saturday, August 1. Any Bristol business, large or small, including home based are invited to showcase their work. The society is also looking for musicians and artists. Those who would like to reserve a space call 744-2751 or 744-2686.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 09:21

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Tire inspections & new model open house at Irwin Auto

LACONIA — The Irwin Automotive Group has scheduled two special events for next week.

On Wednesday, May 27, they will hold a special open house to introduce the newly redesigned 2015 Ford Edge at Irwin's 59 Bisson Ave. location.

Also, all next week, May 25-30 Irwin's will be offering free tire inspections at all three of its service locations.

The new Ford Edge, a mid-size crossover SUV, has a redesigned suspension and is equipped with many safety features such as rearview cameras, blind-spot monitoring, and inflatable rear-seat safety belts.

Food, drinks and will be served, and Irwin's will also be giving prizes and giveaways to celebrate this new vehicle.

Those wishing to attend the new model event are asked to contact Al Faro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-524-4922.

The free tire inspections are being offered during National Tire Safety Week. National Tire safety week is a period that emphasizes the simple steps drivers can take to ensure their tires are in good working condition.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 07:55

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Read ‘Bear Wants More’ as you walk the WOW Trail

LACONIA — Bear Wants More is a children's story now appearing as a Story Trail along the WOW Trail between Messer Street and Lakeport. The story was unveiled on Saturday May 16, in conjunction with the Gale to Goss Annual Library Community Walk.

This project for the community was created by Altrusa International of Laconia as a literacy venture to encourage people of all ages to get out and walk while enjoying children's books. The undertaking was funded entirely by Altrusa of Laconia after gaining permission and support from the WOW Trail Board and the Laconia Parks and Recreation Department. The site was chosen because it is free, open to the public, handicapped accessible and runs for just over 1/2 mile. Without traffic concerns walkers, bicyclists and children running or in carriages can enjoy the story along the path. Bear Wants More was chosen for its colorful illustrations and message of cooperation among members of the animal world. The book was written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman, originally published in 2003.

Founded in 1917, Altrusa International is relevant to many civic-minded people who are interested in creating better communities. Last year, Altrusans proudly gave over a million volunteer hours around the world. Several decades ago, Altrusa decided to institute literacy as an area of focus for the organization. The Altrusa story is evolving every day through club accomplishments. When you visit any Altrusa club, you will see leadership, partnership and service in action. For more information about Altrusa of Laconia, visit www.altrusalaconia.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 07:48

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Inaugural Youth Summit to be held at LRCC on June 5

LACONIA — Over 90 youth will participate in the Inaugural Youth Summit at Lakes Region Community College on Friday, June 5, 2015. The participants are in grades 7-11 and represent more than ten communities.

The goal of the Youth Summit is to bring together teen participants from across the region to discuss how to make central N.H. communities stronger, safer, and more youth-friendly. By way of active discussion the attendees will develop an action plan that includes implementing positive change starting with self, peers, and the community-at-large.

 At the summit, youth will generate two to three concrete community initiatives and will work with community leaders to achieve the targeted goals.

Governor Maggie Hassan will officiate the summit. A presentation by members of Dover Youth 2 Youth will present their work in youth advocacy and leadership in the N.H. Seacoast Region.

The idea for the Youth Summit was developed by members of the Lakes Region Youth Services Symposium, a coalition of regional youth service organizations that have been meeting regularly since 2013.

There have been many local organizations involved in organizing the Youth Summit, including Appalachian Mountain Teen Project, Project Extra!, Granite United Way, Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region Better Together Lakes Region, Pemi Youth Center, Stand Up Laconia, Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, Family Planning, and Freedom Found, as well as multiple anonymous donors.

This event is closed to the public. For more information contact Appalachian Mountain Teen Project (603) 569-5510 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 07:33

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