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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center receives Certificate of Excellence award

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.  Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. The Science Center has won the Certificate of Excellence each year since 2013. "We're honored to be recognized by our visitors on TripAdvisor," said Amanda Gillen, Marketing and Visitor Services Manager. "Being a Certificate of Excellence winner is affirmation that we are doing good work for our visitors."

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm that takes into account the quality and quantity of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers over a 12-month period, as well as the tenure and ranking of the business on the Popularity Index.

The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire's natural world. Through live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, an informal public garden, and lake cruises, the Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors since 1966 about the importance of the natural world.

For further information about the Science Center, call 603-968-7194 or visit www.nhnature.org

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 08:14

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National Dump the Pump day

LACONIA — On June 18 Winnipesaukee Transit System (WTS) will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day. Free transportation will be available to interested riders.

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2015 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transit instead of driving a car. This event emphasizes that public transit is both convenient and helps commuters keep more dollars in their wallet. According to the April APTA Transit Savings Report, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of more than $9,394 annually by downsizing to one car.

For additional information contact the Winnipesaukee Transit System (603) 225-1989



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Outdoors-Woman workshop on rifles and shotguns

HOLDERNESS — Women interested in learning more about firearms can sign up for a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop called "Introduction to Rifle and Shotgun" on Saturday, July 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center. 

The one-day course covers the basics about rifles and shotguns, including action types, safe handling, correct ammunition, proper maintenance and storage. Participants will also get a hands-on shooting opportunity. Cost for the workshop is $55, which includes equipment and lunch. The course will be held, rain or shine.

To register, go to http://www.nhbow.com and download a print-and-mail application. Registrations are accepted by mail only; no walk-ins. New Hampshire's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (http://www.wildnh.com) and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation (http://www.nhwf.org).

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On Saturday, May 23rd, Tilton School alumni traveled from far and near to gather in front of Knowles Lobby for a tree planting ceremony prior to the school's 170th Commencement Exercises. The new trees were part of a Class Gift initiative and noted by Associate Director of Engagement and Events Jenn Persio '09 as coming from, "a fundraising campaign led by the senior class representatives to create a gift in the class's name as well as to begin a tradition of giving back to Tilton School through our Annual Fund." The two sugar maple trees, donated by Belknap Landscape Company of Gilford, were planted on campus recently as alumni from the classes of 2013 and 2014 recreated a 120 year old photo showing the original tree planting by the class of 1893. In the present day photo are alumni from the classes 2013 and 2014 as well as Belknap Landscape Company representatives Randy Wood, Mark Smith, and Clark Gareau. BLC is a local, family owned company, m that considers supporting such projects as part of its overall mission to be an integral and contributing member of the communities it works in. (Courtesy photo)

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