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THE WEIRS TIMES, Thursday, January 14, 2010
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winter from 22 veloped at the nearby Chi-
race which raises money nook Kennels in the 1920s
for cancer research at Nor- and is the official state dog
ris Cotton Cancer Center at of New Hampshire.
Dartmouth-Hithcock Medi- On Sunday, February
cal Center in Lebanon. 14, the annual Alton Bay
Sponsored by the Lakes Winter Festival, which will
Region Ice Racing Club, feature horse drawn sleigh
with help from ice racing rides, games and the al-
clubs in Jaffrey and Mil- ways popular Bed Race,
ton, the event has raised will be held in Alton, where
over $200,000 for can- many airplanes will be
cer research since it first landing at the state’s only
started, including $10,500 airport on the ice.
last year. On the weekend of Feb-
The event will run from ruary 20-21, snowmobile
10am to 4pm. There is a racing will return to New
suggested donation of $15 Hampshire Motor Speed-
per carload. way for the first time in
The first weekend in over 40 years.
February promises to be Jerry Gappens, Executive
equally busy when the Vice President and General
New England Pond Hockey Manager of the speedway,
Classic brings together 66 likens the Sno Bowl to the
teams from all over the outdoor New Year’s day
Northeast for three days game played by the Boston
of competition on a half Bruins.
dozen small rinks set up “This will be to snowmo-
on Meredith Bay on Lake bile enthusiasts what last
Winnipesaukee. weekend’s Winter Classic
“It’s going to be a throw-
Jeff Shaw of Ridgefield, Conn., waits for a fish to strike near the public docks on Meredith
at Fenway was to hockey
back experience, like going
Bay.
fans,” said Gappens.
once used for motorcycle He said that in addition to
races run as part of Laco- the snocross events there
nia Bike Week from 1938 will gravity defying shows
through 1964. by Rave X riders which will
Hiltz said the ski area feature extreme jumps and
will groom the trails used big air flips on snowmo-
by the Model-T snowmo- biles as well as a radar run
biles and will provide a for drivers and spectators
shuttle bus which will run alike to battle for bragging
to and from the lodge and rights as the fastest in the
the campground area for East.
spectators. Gappens said in addition
The second weekend in to competition, the Sno Bowl
February will see the Laco- will feature a winter carnival-
nia World Championship like atmosphere with indus-
Sled Dog Derby running try-related displays, retail
Friday through Sunday outlets, demonstration rides
with the start and finish and concessions.
line on Old North Main The speedway is hoping to
Street in Laconia. That make the Sno Bowl, which
same weekend will see will be held in a parking lot
The School Street Sleepers edged out the UNH Wildcats team in the second heat of the the annual Winter Car- south of the grandstands,
Great Alton Bay Bed Race last February. RogeR amSdeN PhotoS
nival held at the Remick an annual event.
Country Doctor Museum Gappens said the event
back in time to hockey’s the Meredith Bay Yacht mobiles chugging through in Tamworth on February is expected to draw 10,000
roots, to the real basics. Club and the action will be the fields and forests at 13, which will feature an people over the weekend
People have a lot of good continuous throughout the Gunstock Ski Area for the ice harvest using old-time and have an economic im-
memories of pond hockey weekend with games being 11th annual National Mod- implements on the farm’s pact of between $500,000
and that’s really how the played simultaneously on el-T Snowmobile Meet. pond and sled dog rides and $1 million on the
game was born,” says Scott all of the rinks, which will Dave Hiltz of Thornton, featuring Chinook dogs, state’s economy.
Crowder, tournament di- measure about 150 feet who drives a 1922 Ford a rare breed that was de-
rector. long and 75 feet wide. Model T Coupe snowmo-
He says that the round He says the New England bile, which once was used
robin tournament will run Pond Hockey Classic has by a rural mail carrier in
Pat’s This n’ That
February 5-7 and will see partnered with a number of Vermont, said that he and
teams putting four skat- local sponsors and is look- fellow Model-T snowmobile
“Quality Consignments for Your Home”
ers on the ice at a time in ing to run a successful event enthusiast Brian Moriarty
Want to clean out, downsize, declutter?
30-minute games played that will continue to grow of Moultonborough are or-
Want to make a little extra money for the new year?
We have customers looking for shabby chic white nightstands,
without a goalie with small, over the years and ultimately ganizing the February 6-7
dressers, daybed, white iron beds, cheval mirror, coat racks, sofas,
six-inch high goals at ei- involve multiple locations event. pine drop-leaf tables, rugs, beanpots, sturdy kitchen chairs and
ther end of the rink as their around the lake for a much He says that the main Cash, Check, Visa
tables, hoosiers...
targets. larger tournament. riding area will be through-
& Master Card accepted
To all our customers and consignors thank you for making 2009 such a success.
Crowder says that six That same weekend will out the campground area
Our Winter Hours: January 2 thru March 31 Wednesday thru Saturday 10 -5
rinks will be set up near see dozens of unique snow- on roadways which were
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