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Belmont Bike Rodeo rescheduled for Saturday

BELMONT — he Belmont Police Department has announced that the bicycle safety rodeo which was previously scheduled for last Saturday will now be held on Saturday, May 31 at Belmont High School from 9-10 a.m.

 The rodeo was canceled due to the weather. All Belmont residents are invited.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 08:22

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Meredith dentist earns Board Certification

MEREDITH — The American Board of General Dentistry announced that George T. Felt, DDS, MAGD of Meredith has passed his board exams and is now a Board Certified General Dentist.

Board Certification signified the pinnacle of achievement in general dentistry. In attaining board certification, a dentist demonstrates a commitment to providing the best possible patient care through a lifetime of dedication to his or her continuing education.

"On behalf of the American Board of General Dentistry, I would like to congratulate you on passing the 2014 ABGD Oral Examination. As such, you have now successfully achieved the status of Board Certification. This is a significant professional achievement and each member of the Board congratulates your effort," said Nicholas J. Miniotis, DDS, MAGD, ABGD, President, ABGD.

The requirements for Board Certification include successful completion of post-doctoral residency in general dentistry (GPR), or successful completion of the requirements for the Master Certificate from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Felt met both of these requirements. Upon completion of the educational requirements, the dentist must then pass a written examination. Finally, one must demonstrate an understanding and deep knowledge of all phases of dentistry by undertaking a demanding Oral Examination in which all areas of the profession are considered. Only on completion of all these challenges is the dentist awarded Board Certification. 

Currently only one percent of general dentists have achieved this prestigious Board Certification status.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 08:03

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Meredith Garden Club Plans June Events

MEREDITH — The Community Garden Club of Meredith will meet at Moulton Farm on on Thursday, June 19 for a farm inspired luncheon and guided tour at noon.

After a brief business meeting, members and guests will enjoy a meal from the farm kitchen and bakery prepared by Chef Jonathan and the Moulton Farm staff. The menu will include grilled BBQ chicken, an assortment of deli sandwiches, garden salad, potato salad, beets au gratin and assorted pies and a seasonal fruit trifle and beverages. The cost is $20 per person. Reservations are required. Call 279-8828.

The Summer Raffle will kick off under the tent. A hand made barn board bird house created and designed by a local artisan will be showcased. Tickets will be available at all the garden club gatherings. Winning ticket will be drawn at the closing luncheon on Thursday, October 2.

Following the luncheon and social gathering there will be a guided tour of the farm, gardens, and greenhouses. Commentary will include information about what crops are currently being harvested, growing methods, crop rotation, fertilization methods, and what vegetables and fruits the Farm Stand will offer next. The tour will last about a half hour. During the tractor tour, members are encouraged to ask questions and bring home tips and techniques to use in their own home gardens.

The Community Garden Club of Meredith will hold the annual Summer Bake Sale on Saturday, June 28 in front of the newly relocated Aubuchon Hardware Store in the Meredith Bay Shops on Route #25 Meredith from 9 a.m. until sold out. The best baked goods in the Lakes Region will be available for purchase. Botanical Photo Note cards will also be available for sale. The proceeds from this sale will be used to fund scholarships for local students pursuing careers in the fields of environmental study and horticulture.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:12

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Owl Brook Center Open House features Shooting, Archery

HOLDERNESS — Try your hand at shooting sports and more at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center's Open House on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission is free. Bring the whole family to enjoy hands-on activities related to the shooting sports, hunting and trapping. Operated by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Owl Brook is located at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness.

At the Open House, you'll have a chance to hone your shotgun skills with Ruger pro staff – as visitors will be able to test their skills at breaking clay targets with Ruger shotguns! LHR Sporting Arms pro staff will be on hand, and you can give their new Redemption muzzleloader a try. There will be a BB gun range for the kids, and a video-based interactive shooting simulator. Youth and adults can try out the archery range, or bring your own equipment to try out the center's 3-D woodland archery course.

Also during the event, check out a tree stand safety seminar, retrieving dog demos, and various trapping demonstrations by the New Hampshire Trappers Association. You can also test your hunting knowledge on the Hunter Education Field Exam Trail, get basic map and compass instruction, and learn all about safe firearms handling.

While you're there, be sure to get in on a free raffle for a Ruger firearm. And top off the fun with free ice cream donated by Granite State Dairy Promotion and free cheese from Cabot Creamery.

Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is located on 500 forested acres in Holderness. Facilities include an office/classroom building, a four-target practice archery area, a 25-yard covered firing range for small-bore and muzzleloader training, a shotgun training area, a hunter skills trail, an orienteering course and a 14-target wooded field archery course. Check out the trails, and get a peek inside the old-time trapper's cabin built on site by the N.H. Trappers Association.

Workshops, group programs and special events at Owl Brook help people start the lifelong journey of becoming safe and responsible hunters and trappers. The center offers classes and group activities for youth and adults related to the shooting sports, hunter education and orienteering.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:07

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