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Loon Center hosting presentation about Lake Umbagog on Thursday

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Thursday, October 16th at 7 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough, the Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will present a program about "A (Boat) Trip through Time with the Birds of Lake Umbagog," with Biologist Bob Quinn.

In far northeastern New Hampshire lies the richest wildlife area in the Granite State — Lake Umbagog. Its bird life has been studied for over 150 years, and the fascinating changes will be the focus of this program. Its avifauna was first chronicled by renowned 19th century field ornithologist, William Brewster. Naturalist Tudor Richards followed with advocacy for protection of the wildlife habitat in the unspoiled region.

A boat trip down the meandering and picturesque Magalloway River leads you into the fabulous marshes where Bald Eagles and Ospreys nest. The stillness of the quiet is frequently broken by the eerie wailing of Common Loons. Moose can appear anywhere, and the marshes are full of secretive critters that emit strange and haunting sounds.

Bob Quinn from Merlin Enterprises Eco-Tours will share the dramatic scenery of this remote area, and talk about some of the fascinating changes in Lake Umbagog's bird life. The focus of the program will be on the Lake Umabgog National Wildlife Refuge and its efforts to protect this dazzling northern lake and the surrounding forests.

Bob is a native of New Hampshire who has traveled and birded throughout North America since 1972, and was the first staff ornithologist for the NH Audubon Society. He continues as an active volunteer, and has has led hundreds of field trips throughout North America.

The Loon Center is located on Lee's Mill Road; follow the signs on Blake Road from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School, or from Rte. 109 turn on to Lee Road and turn left on Lee's Mill Road. Refreshments will be served.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:11

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HOPE Auction in Moultonborough on Nov. 8

MOULTONBOROUGH — Silent and live auctions will be held at the Moultonborough Lions Club on Saturday, November 8, to benefit the Moultonborough United Methodist Church (MUMC). The live auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp. The doors will be opened at 4:30 p.m. for preview and food will be available.

More than 200 items will be auctioned in the balloon, silent and live auctions. Any businesses or individuals who have one or more items they are willing to donate to this very worthwhile cause are asked to call Amy Norton (986-0357). If you are getting ready to move, or just need to downsize your belongings, consider giving us a call to donate items to this auction. We can pick up and store donated items between the dates of Oct. 27 and Nov.7.

The live auction on Saturday, November 8 will feature a framed jersey signed by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. This collector's item has a value in excess of $2,000. In addition, the live auction will also feature a "bob house" for ice fishing (in excellent condition) and a trailer to haul it.

This will be an "old-fashion live auction" with no buyer's premium and each item going to the highest bidder. Auction items will include gift certificates and gift cards from many local and area businesses and entertainment venues, as well as all types of furniture, household items, antiques and collectibles.

This year's Annual HOPE Auction to benefit MUMC is the tenth auction being conducted by HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Auctions. HOPE Auctions was formed for the sole purpose of raising funds for charity organizations. Everyone associated with HOPE Auctions volunteers their time and efforts and every item to be auctioned must be donated.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 08:56

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‘From Frazzled to Fantastic’ talk at Meredith Library Thurs.

MEREDITH — Author, speaker and personal well-being coach Lyn Durham will give a talk about how to live a balanced life when she speaks on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Meredith Public Library. The one-hour presentation, titled "From Frazzled to Fantastic," is due to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Durham, a registered nurse, will offer insights and skills beneficial to one's well-being. She will explain the scientific rationale for staying in touch with personal needs, the thought patterns that influence stress and practice the mind/body/spirit techniques that work, including the relaxation response and the sense of humor.

Durham is the author of the book "From Frazzled to Fantastic! You're One Thought Away From Feeling Better," the audio book, "Dancing Gracefully With Life," and the booklet "Welcome Wellness." She blends the knowledge of a professor of nursing education with the wisdom gained at the Harvard Deaconess Mind Body Medical Institute and mixes it with life experiences, optimism and good humor.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 08:48

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Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt in Meredith, ‘Cauldron of Goodies’ up for grabs

LACONIA — The Greater Meredith Program is holding a Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt throughout the town. To win the "Cauldron of Goodies", participants must fill out the scarecrow game card by visiting the scarecrows listed in the events guide and bring it to Moulton Farm on October 26 by 2:45 p.m. for the drawing with the Great Pumpkin at 3 p.m.

The October "Spooktacular" events guide and game card, compiled by the Greater Meredith Program and sponsored by DeTolla Dental, listing local events, including the scarecrow contest can be picked up at the following participating businesses, Cackleberries Garden & Gift Shop, DAK Financial Group, Edward Jones Investments, Forest View Manor, Hermit Woods Winery, Meredith Library, Moulton Farm, Sacred Waters Yoga, and the Wicwas Grange. Each of the businesses is offering one or more special events. The Spooktacular Series of Events guide will also be available at the Chamber of Commerce and the Meredith Community Center.

Nineteen unique scarecrows can be seen throughout town at Cackleberries Garden & Gift Shop, Church Landing, DAK Financial Group, DeTolla Dental, Edward Jones Investments, Forest View Manor, Hermit Woods Winery, Kara's Café & Cakery, Lakes Region Visiting Nurses Assoc., Meredith Bay Colony Club, Meredith Historical Society, Meredith Public Library, Moulton Farm, The Fitness Edge, Wicwas Lake Grange, Sacred Waters Yoga and The Arts Collaborative.
For more information on GMP, please call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 09:18

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