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Senior group making caramel

GILFORD —  The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, October 27th. We will meet at the Community Church, Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m. as Grace Herbert shares her delicious caramel recipe. Participants should plan to bring a lunch and join us for this sweet treat. Participants are asked to RSVP by Friday, October 24th.

For more information or to RSVP,  contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.

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Brooks Brothers store accepting donations of coats

TILTON — Participating in the One Warm Coat program for the second year is the Brooks Brothers store at the Tanger Outlet. They will be collecting gently used coats for Santa Fund of The Greater Lakes Region from October 21st through October 27.

Donors will receive an additional 25% off a new outerwear item when they donate a gently worn coat at the local Brooks Brothers store. Some exclusions apply.

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that assists in the donation of coats. One Warm Coat helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute them free, to people in need.


Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:21

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Oddfellows holding open house saturday

LACONIA — The Independent Order of Oddfellows of Chocorua Lodge #51 invite interested men and women to their open house Saturday October 25th 10:30 am to 12 noon. Coffee and doughnuts will be served and there will be a short presentation of what membership involves.
The Oddfellows and Rebekahs meet at the Masonic lodge located at 63 Court St., Laconia (located directly across from the Belknap County courthouse).
The Oddfellows are a non-profit social and charitable organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and pursuing projects of all mankind.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:15

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N.H. State Dog presentation at Wolfeboro Library

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Public Library will host Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, presented by Bob Cottrell on Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m.

The Chinook breed of dogs was established in New Hampshire and became the state dog a relatively short time ago. Historian and dog lover Bob Cottrell will explain who these dogs are and why they are famous.

The breed is named after the original Great Chinook, the first of his breed. The breed was developed in the 1920s by a rough and ready adventurer named Arthur Walden, who spend a significant amount of time as a "dog puncher" in the Alaskan Yukon during the Gold Rush days. Walden later returned to Wonalancet, a small village that is part of the town of Tamworth where he succeeded in his goal of creating a new sled dog with power, endurance, speed and a friendly nature. Cottrell will explain how man and his relationship with the sled dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions.

Chinooks are one of a handful of dog breeds created in America, and they are becoming rare, with only about 1,000 Chinooks living today. Cottrell will likely bring his own pet Chinook and some handcrafted sledding equipment to the presentation.

Bob Cottrell holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture in Delaware. The founding director of the Remick Country Doctor Museum in Tamworth, he is now the Curator of the Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library, a Board member at the Conway Historical Society, and President ex-officio of the Tamworth Historical Society. He serves as an independent history and museum consultant.

The event will be in the library's meeting room, which is handicapped accessible, and refreshments will be served. For more information call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:12

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