Round-trip train service available during Bike Week

Thursday, June 07, 2018
meredith / weirs beachRound-trip train service available

The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, based in Meredith and Weirs Beach will once again offer a special train schedule for those attending the 95th annual Laconia Motorcycle Week scheduled for June 9 to 16. For those wishing to avoid traffic delays to and from Weirs Beach – the hub of Laconia Motorcycle Week activities – round trip train service will be available from Meredith, into Weirs Beach and back. Free parking is also available in Meredith for motorcycles, cars and trucks. The cost of round trip tickets from Meredith to Weirs Beach and back is $20 per person for ages 4 and up which includes parking, while ages 3 and under ride for free. The Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad’s Meredith Station is located just off Route 3 in Meredith at 154 Main St., while the Weirs Beach ticket booth is located at 211 Lakeside Ave., directly across from the arcades at Weirs Beach. For more information regarding 2018 departure schedules and special events for the Hobo & Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads, visit HoboRR.com or call 745-2135.

LaconiaAnnual Pet Ride

The annual Mae West Pet Ride for the New Hampshire Humane Society on Monday in Laconia. Now in it’s fifth year, the ride was conceived by Doug and Misty Asermely of Sick Boy Motorcycles in honor of the passing of Mae West, Bike Week Executive Director Charlie St. Clair’s beloved cat. Sign up is on Monday morning at Rally Headquarters at the Weirs. From there it’s kickstands up for what promises to be a gorgeous ride. The road unwinds out to Loudon and a stop at the Miracle Mile” at NHIS and a guided spin around the track before winding back to Laconia at the Broken Spoke for a free lunch and refreshments. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Monday at Rally Headquarters on the boardwalk of Lakeside Avenue. To learn more about New Hampshire Humane Society check out nhhumane.org and for more information about the ride, visit sickboy.com or laconiamcweek.com.

HennikerDisposal of Flags

The Henniker American Legion Post 78 will be hosting a Disposal of Unserviceable Flags Ceremony on Thursday (Flag Day) at the Henniker Community Park, Main Street, (Angelia Robinson Bandstand) at 7 p.m. Residents may bring their faded and worn flags to the ceremony for proper public disposal or drop them off at the Henniker Town Hall, Depot Street, Henniker, until Wednesday. This ceremony is a dignified tribute to the U.S. flag and its’ symbolism. The Post through this public display enhances respect to the flag in our community and provides a much-needed service to those who have flags needing to be properly retired. The flags that have graced the graves of Henniker veterans buried in town cemeteries for the past year will also be retired during this ceremony.


The Booster Club is prepping for the second annual Color Run on June 15. Online or print and mail registration can be found at events.myschoolcolorrun.com or you can make a donation online. This is an untimed fun run featuring a 1-mile course. Throughout the course, participants will experience color splash zones. Check in from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Race starts at 6 p.m. Contact hopkintonbooster@gmail.com.