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Town of belmont penstock gardeners forming

BELMONT — Belmont's Penstock Park welcomes residents and visitors alike to the Belmont Town Center.

In 2011 volunteers created the park with much labor and many donations of materials and plants. A split rail fence, historical signage, seating, and an organic ornamental garden replete with trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and seasonal annuals form the park. Most of the plant material is native to New Hampshire. The park faces the Tioga River, overlooking the remains of the historic metal penstock that carried water to the Belmont hosiery mill in the early 1900's.

If you have an interest in gardening and service, consider joining the Penstock Park Gardeners. Gardening twice a month for one to two hours is all that is required. Raking, planting, weeding, cutting back, fertilizing, staking, tying, and deadheading are typical tasks. Meet fellow gardeners and share gardening knowledge. Times and dates will be arranged to fit your schedule. We will begin the week of May11-15.

If interested, sign the volunteer sheet at the Belmont Town Hall or the Belmont Library, or contact Ginger Wells-Kay at 455-2745, by April 30.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 06:27

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Got lunch holding fundraiser on may 5

LACONIA — The Laconia School District challenges all Laconia's business to join them on May 5th in supporting GOT LUNCH! Laconia in a "5 on the 5th" event. Invite your employees to wear jeans on May 5th and pay $5. Each person who participates will receive a sticker "5 on the 5th for GOT LUNCH! Laconia" to wear proudly for the day.

GOT LUNCH! Laconia is entering its 5th year of delivering five healthy lunches a week directly to children's homes during the summer months. The cost for delivering one child five healthy lunches a week has gone up to approximately $120 per child for the entire 10 weeks of summer.

Laconia School District came up with this dea and is offering "5 on the 5th" to all staff as a way to raise money for GOT LUNCH! Laconia. 

Those who would like to participate in this event on May 5th can email Paula Gile ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to get a template and print out their own stickers.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 06:25

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Friends of meredith library holding book sale

MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library will host a book sale at the Meredith Public Library on Thursday, May 14 from 2:30–8 p.m., Friday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 Anyone wishing to purchase a new membership with the Friends will receive an attractive canvas book bag which can be filled with books free of charge. Memberships may be updated on any day of the event.

Book dealers are welcomed to the sale at all times. Should they wish to join the Friends, the yearly membership cost is $50 which is welcomed, but not required. Scanners are permitted at any time during the sale.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Jean Dougan, Book Sale Chair, at 279-3059.

The mission of the Friends of the Meredith Library is to promote library involvement in the community and community involvement in the library. Funds are raised to support the library's children and adult programs; provide passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Castle in the Clouds, and various other museums; help fund guest speakers from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, among other activities.


Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 07:10

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LakeTones Jazz Ensemble will present a new family concert on April 22

MEREDITH — The LakeTones Jazz Ensemble and the New Horizons Concert Band will present a family concert on Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Meredith Community Center.

Under the direction of Mary Divers, the concert band is continuing a series of spring concerts and Band Exchanges entitled, "Music for Life." The musical selections cover a variety of genres, from Military Marches to Gershwin, to the theme music from "A Game of Thrones," and in celebration of the 50th anniversary, "Highlights from the Sound of Music", as well as many more.

Although the concert is free of charge, donations are greatly appreciated and will be split equally between the Meredith Parks and Recreation Department and the Band to offset expenses.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 07:01

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