M'boro Library to host Chocolate Fare Oct. 27

MOULTONBOROUGH — Celebrate chocolate and come to the Moultonborough Library for the third annual Chocolate Fare on Friday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Friends of the Moultonborough Library are again hosting this wildly popular chocolate smorgasbord to benefit the Library. Admission is $5 at the door.

Back by popular demand, this new tradition is in its third year and features tables covered with an assortment of chocolate goodies. Help yourself to chocolate cakes, chocolate cookies, chocolate candy, chocolate bars, chocolate pies and all manner of chocolate confections. The Friends of the Library, library staff, neighbors and community friends make it all. The chocolate buffet was originally inspired by National Chocolate Day. Raffle tickets will also be sold for a chance to win a bountiful chocolate themed raffle basket.

All the handmade treats at the Chocolate Fare help finance Friends of the Library programs in Moultonborough including: One Book-One Child, Book Discussions With Scholars, Holiday and Summer Reading Programs for children, adult book groups, outdoor landscaping and garden projects, newsletters, museum passes and special events.

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Surprise laptops


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Students in Kristen Barbour’s fifth-grade class at Pleasant Street School were surprised this week with the arrival of 10 new Chromebook computers. Barbour created an account through “donorschoose.org” and after a month, three anonymous donors selected the school for the computers. Being able to raise the money themselves has given the students a great sense of pride and hope for their classroom and learning. Pictured are Lilly Milligan, Nathan Hobby and Shelby Luther. (Courtesy photo)

Meredith hosts scarecrow contest

MEREDITH — For the month of October, 23 Meredith businesses feature scarecrows on display and invite the public to choose which one is their favorite in the 6th Annual Spooktacular Scarecrow Contest. At one of the participating businesses, pick up a Spooktacular Card with ballot. Visit each participant to view Meredith’s Spooktacular Scarecrows. Vote for your favorite and deposit the tear-off ballot, day or night, in the Spooktacular box, located on the porch of Hermit Woods Winery, 72 Main St. One lucky winner will be drawn on Halloween night by Dr. DeTolla of Detolla Dentistry, the long time premier sponsor of this wonderful event. The winner will receive a “Cauldron of Goodies” and a Hermit Woods Winery Tour and tasting for four.

In addition to the People’s Choice winner, a panel of judges will visit each Spooktacular Scarecrow and identify the best scarecrow in a number of categories, including scariest, funniest and best business-related theme. All winners will receive certificates to be displayed in their businesses for all to see.

Participating business include:

Artisans by the Bay, Mill Falls Marketplace
Ben & Jerry’s, Mill Falls Marketplace; 312 Daniel Webster Highway
Church Landing, Mill Falls at the Lake; 281 Daniel Webster Highway
Consignor’s Avenue, 285 Daniel Webster Hwy
Forestview Manor Assisted Living, 153 Parade Road
Frog Rock Tavern, 67 Main Street
Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, Mill Falls Marketplace
Hermit Woods Winery, 72 Main Street
Innisfree BookShop, Mill Falls Market Place
Lake Effect, 23 Main Street, Unit 2
League of NH Craftsmen Gallery, 279 DW Hwy
Lee’s Candy Kitchen, Mill Falls Marketplace
Lovering Volvo, 251 Daniel Webster Highway
Meredith Bay Colony Club, 21 Upper Mile Point Drive
Meredith Historical Society, 45 Main Street
Meredith Village Savings Bank, Branch at 24 NH Route 25 & Branch at 71 NH Route 104

Moulton Farm, 18 Quarry Road off NH Route 25
Nahamsha Gifts, Mill Falls Marketplace
Oglethorpe Fine Arts & Crafts, Mill Falls Marketplace
Rick’s Barbershop , 169 Danial Webster Hwy
The Fitness Edge, 169 Danial Webster Hwy
Tuckernuck Inn B&B, 25 Red Gate Lane

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Scarecrows from Hermit Woods Winery (left) and Meredith Village Savings Bank, Route 104 Branch (right) are just two contestants in this year's contest. (Courtesy photos)

Meredith Altrusa Dinner is Oct. 25

MEREDITH — The Meredith Altrusa Club is offering its next Community Dinner at the Meredith Community Center on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. and guests may start to come in at 5 for coffee and company. They are serving salad, beef stew, rolls, and apple crisp with whipped cream. The meal is free of charge; however donations are gratefully accepted and will be used to help fund future dinners. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Reserve your seat by Tuesday, Oct. 24, by calling Alison at 279-9918. Please leave a message with your name, phone number and number of guests so that they can plan on having you join in.