Area residents, legislators, as well as supporters from around New Hampshire, will join together at the The Inn to hear updates regarding future and past projects, learn more about how to defend New Hampshire against further industrial wind projects, and share in the recognition of valuable contributors who played a large role in the fight to protect NH's ridgelines against industrial turbines.
The gathering on July 13th will celebrate the withdrawal of the Wild Meadows industrial wind project, originally planned on ridgelines in Grafton, Danbury, and Alexandria. Later amended to include only the towns of Danbury and Alexandria, the project, with 492' towers, threatened wildlife habitats, water quality, area tourism and aesthetics according to NH Wind Watch members and New Hampshire residents from throughout the area testified before legislators in Concord, wrote letters, held meetings, and educated citizens about the problems such a project would bring to the Newfound region. Five towns voted against hosting wind projects in 2013-2014, and four area towns voted in Rights Based Ordinances specifically against industrial wind projects.
In May, it was announced by Iberdrola, the Spanish company sponsoring the project, that the Wild Meadows project would be withdrawn as a result of the present political and financial climate in New Hampshire.
The Inn at Newfound is directly on Rt. 3A, facing Newfound Lake. From Plymouth, take Rt. 3A towards Bristol. From Interstate 93, take exit 23 and turn left on Rt. 104 to Bristol; from Bristol pass through the traffic lights and continue on Rt. 3A towards Plymouth.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 08:39
MOULTONBOROUGH — New Hampshire Humane Society proudly announces their lead sponsor – CruCon Cruise Outlet, for the animal welfare agency's annual auction, Paws for a Cause Comedy Night & Auction hosted at Church Landing, Meredith, on August 7. The company donated $10,000 as the lead sponsor.
Managing Director and shelter spokesperson Marylee Gorham said, "The incredible support provided by Cru Con President and CEO Sandy Cleary and her wonderful staff at CruCon is so very much appreciated as top sponsor. These folks are true animal advocates. Their stewardship allows us to continue our work; finding forever homes". In agreement, Ms. Cleary said, "These animals cannot speak for themselves and we are glad to be a much needed voice for them."
Gorham further stated, "CruCon and our shelter have an interesting parallel not many may be aware of: Sandy started her business in the basement of her mother's home and has quickly risen to become one the most respected agencies in the cruise travel industry, recently opening a beautiful corporate office in Moultonborough so that she can continue to grow. So has the Humane Society risen from humble beginnings as a battered women's refuge where women, children and pets would find peace in safe homes in the southern portion of our state; to the welcoming and well-known shelter you see now on Meredith Center Road, Laconia".
The event takes place at Church Landing and will allow animal lovers from all over the state, and those who summer in the Lakes Region, to show their support for the Laconia based animal adoption center. Auction Chair Mrs. Jan Keady commented "the auction team has been working hard since January procuring a fabulous array of auction items donated by countless area businesses, and companies much further afield. We work this hard because we care about the animals awaiting homes".
NHHS Board President, Christopher Walkley stated "each year we hope to raise more than the year before. We have a winning formula in terms of this event, tasty hors d'oeuvres, hilarious entertainment, and great items to bid on all while sharing an evening with like-minded people".
New Hampshire Humane Society is the oldest shelter in New Hampshire pledged to care for the lost, abused, abandoned and neglected animals in the Lakes Region and beyond. NH Humane society does not receive funding from state or federal sources, national agencies such as HSUS or ASPCA, or United Way. Tickets are available now, call 603-524-3252x309 or on line www.nhhumane.org.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 08:35
BELMONT — Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein will address the next monthly meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee scheduled for Wednesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Road, in Belmont.
Now that signup for elective office is complete, the committee will focus even greater attention on the Republican candidates who are vying for the Party's nomination in the Sept. 9 Primary.
Havenstein is facing a Primary challenge from Andrew Hemingway. The July 9 meeting provides an opportunity for people to hear Havenstein share his reasons for running for governor, and his plans for New Hampshire if he's elected. Those attending will also have the opportunity to ask Havenstein questions about his position on various issues.
Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded Independents. Per their usual meeting format, those interested in having dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, should plan to arrive as early as 5 p.m.
The Committee once again reminds everyone planning to attend to bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.
Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 10:08
MEREDITH -- A charity ride to raise funds for Heather Lynne Siebert, a patient at Children's Hospital Boston, is scheduled for Saturday, July 19.
Riders will gather at Laconia Harley-Davidson in Meredith. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and riders will depart at 9 a.m. sharp. The registration fee is $35 per person and will include coffee and doughnuts before departure, a T-shirt and lapel pin (while they last) and lunch when we return to the Harley Shop. Those who pre-register can save $5.
The State Police guided ride will follow a route through the White Mountains via covered bridges with views from the Kancamaugus Highway. Upon returning to Laconia Harley-Davidson there will be a cookout of burgers and hotdogs, music by The Tim and Dave Show, and a few raffles for fun.
Funds raised from the event will be donated to the Heather Lynne Siebert Patient Support Fund at Children's Hospital Boston. Check out www.heathersride.webs.com for more information and check our facebook page - The Heather Lynne Siebert Memorial Ride.
Last Updated on Monday, 07 July 2014 10:04
- First Loon Talk at The Loon Center on Thursday
- Crunchy Western Boys at Rotary Park Wednesday evening
- Golf Tournament at Patrick's Place benefits Laconia High School golf team
- Author Douglas Whynott at Gilford Library on Tuesday
- Laconia Fourth of July events remain scheduled for today
- Republican group meeting in Barnstead on Tuesday