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Gilford Youth Center offering 9-week summer camp for middle schoolers

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center is once again hosting a full day summer program for middle school students.

The nine-week program will offer participants the opportunity to have fun, learn new skills, gain self-esteem, interact with peers, all in a safe and structured setting. The camp utilizes the Gilford Youth Center and town fields. The camp also visits Gilford Beach twice a week and takes a weekly field trip to a local attraction, including the NH Fisher Cats, Canobie Lake Park, Whales Tale Water Park and York Beach.

To learn more about the program, or to register child, visit www.gilfordyouthcenter.com. For more information contact Scott at 524-6978.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:32

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Alton Garden Club’s annual sale is Saturday

ALTON — The Alton Garden Club hosts its annual "Plant and Pastries Sale" fundraiser to benefit the Doris Barnes Scholarship Fund on Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Center in Alton Bay on Route 11.

This fundraiser is a much anticipated event during the Town Wide Yard Sale. Garden club members dig up plants from their own perennial gardens for community members to purchase. Baked goods are also for sale and basket of assorted items will be raffled off. The proceeds from this event go to a student graduating from the Prospect Mountain High School in Alton.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:30

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Ashland Historical Society to hear talk on Native Americans

ASHLAND —David Stewart-Smith will speak on the history of Native Americans in New Hampshire in the 18th and 19th centuries at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, in the Ashland School Cafeteria.

A former history professor and now the historian for the N,H. Intertribal Native American Council, Stewart-Smith has studied the state's Indian history for over thirty years. His illustrated talk,"Native American History of New Hampshire: Beyond Boundaries, circa 1700 to 1850", the third of a trilogy, will look at the period of the expansion of European settlers from their seacoast beachhead to their occupation of the entire state and the Native American response to that great change.

This free public program is largely funded by the N.H. Humanities Council and is sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society, which will also serve refreshments. The Ashland School is located at 16 Education Drive, off School Street in Ashland village.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:28

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Fresh Air Fund host families needed for this summer

LACONIA — Is there room in your home to welcome a child for a week or two of fresh NH air this summer? The Fresh Air Fund matches children starting as young as 6-years-old, from busy, crowded inner city blocks, with families in bucolic New Hampshire neighborhoods for a summer experience. It's about grass-stained knees and sandy feet. It's about opening your heart, sharing your home, and changing a life.

Every year, thousands of Fresh Air children visit small town communities in the Northeast, called "Friendly Towns". People open their homes for a week or two and each placement is managed by a local volunteer coordinator. Rhu McBee of Tilton is the local coordinator for New Hampshire's scenic Lakes Region. For more information about the FAF, please contact her at 603-286-8416.

"There is no such thing as a 'typical' host family," says McBee. "The common link in our host families is their desire to share simple joys with a Fresh Air Fund child."

Four years ago, Andrew and Donna Hosmer of Laconia signed on to host Justice who was seven at the time. Both Andrew and Donna are lawyers so when they heard they were matched with a boy from the Bronx named Justice, they thought it was a good omen. It was, and Justice has returned to the Hosmer home every summer since.

"Our children — in fact our entire extended family, friends, and neighbors, even my hairdresser — are excited when Justice arrives," said Donna Hosmer. "He brings everyone such joy. We can't wait to see Justice get off that bus each summer. He's always the first one to jump into the lake and the last one out. He teaches us to appreciate how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place, and our family gets as much out of this experience as he does."

Visit www.freshair.org or call Rhu at 603-286-8416 today.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:26

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