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Raptor rehabilitator to give presentations at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center on May 9

HOLDERNESS — Wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi will be coming to the Science Center of New Hampshire on Saturday, May 9 to present Predators of the Sky. Two programs with limited seating will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and each will last 90 minutes

This program features live birds of prey including Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Great-horned Owl, and Peregrine Falcon.

Presenter Tom Ricardi is a licensed rehabilitator and wildlife biologist. Ricardi spent more than 35 years as a Fish and Wildlife Game Warden in Massachusetts. He now runs Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center in Conway, Massachusetts. Ricardi's groundbreaking work with Bald Eagles resulted in captive-bred Bald Eagles reproducing in the wild and captive-bred chicks being adopted into wild nests.

Ricardi started his rehabilitation center in 1972 and has since taken in more than 100 birds every year, 60% of which are released back into the wild. The other 40% have injuries that prevent survival in the wild but allow Ricardi to showcase their specialized traits in his great family program.

Cost: $12 for members; $14 for non-members; $25 combination program and trail pass.

Predators of the Sky is generously sponsored by Iberdrola Renewables. Representatives from Iberdrola will be on-hand to talk about wind energy and wildlife rehabilitation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:54

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Author to discuss process of publishing a first novel at Meredith Library

MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library will host author Duke Southard as he gives a presentation on The First Novel-The Process, The Pain, and the Pride on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30PM.

Southard lived in Tuftonboro for forty years before moving to Arizona in 2009. He is the author of five books, including three novels, a memoir and a non-fiction history. The revised version of his first novel, A Favor Returned, was a finalist in the general fiction category of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards in 2013. Agent for Justice earned the finalist designation in two fiction categories in the same awards in 2014.

The program will focus on the many issues of publishing a first novel, from completing the writing of it through the editing process to fielding the rejection notices and finally finding a publisher. While A Favor Returned will be the center of discussion, his other books will also be used as examples during the discussion. Free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:49

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Bristol downtown clean-up event planned for May 16

BRISTOL — The Bristol Downtown Decorating Committee has planned a special clean up event on Saturday, May 16 with a 9 a.m. meet up in the Bristol Middle School parking lot.

Volunteers will clean up debris and litter at a few designated spots within the town boundaries, and are asked to bring rakes, shovels, clippers and trimmers if possible. Pickup trucks will be helpful for transporting material to the transfer station.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:41

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Franklin will hold annual March for Meals Walkathon

FRANKLIN — On Saturday, May 16 the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc. (CAPBMCI) will hold its annual March for Meals walkathon to raise funds and awareness for the Meals on Wheels program. All walks begin at the Bessie Rowell Community Center 10 a.m. registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

This year, the event will also offer a pancake breakfast and Family Fun Day. The walk takes place on the scenic Winnipesaukee River Trail (WRT) but two other shorter walks .75 miles long will be available. The WRT route is 3 miles including the walk to/ from The Rowell Center. The pancake breakfast will be held at the new TRIP Center inside Rowell Center from 8-9:15 a.m. Family Fun Day is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and includes a small petting zoo, dress-up photo booth, fire truck tour, tattoos, and crazy hair.

Meals on Wheels is a critical program providing home-delivered meals Monday-Friday and a daily wellness check to home-bound and disabled adults. It serves approximately 250,000 meals to over 1,400 people; representing 30,000 meals over its state contract. Government funding does not cover the cost of each meal, and with the state cuts to meals looming, local fundraisers such as March for Meals are absolutely essential.

For breakfast tickets, to make a donation, or for more information, call CAPBMCI at 225-3295 or the local Senior Center. Pre-registration for the walk is preferred.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 07:37

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