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Hebron Hazard Mitigation Committee to meet

HEBRON — The Hebron Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will have its next meeting on March 18 at the Public Safety Building 37 Groton Road, Hebron, starting at 1 p.m.

The committee, which is represented by a variety of local interests including the Board of Selectmen, Fire and Police Departments, Conservation Commission, and local citizens, is focused on the natural and manmade hazards that put Hebron at risk as well as the development and prioritization of recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents.

The meeting will focus on prioritizing mitigation actions and how such actions can be implemented. Residents of Hebron and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input. Another method of providing input to the committee is through a survey at http://www.lakesrpc.org/hmp/Survey.pdf.

A copy of the 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan can be viewed at the town's Hazard Mitigation website http://www.hebronnh.org/hazard-mitigation-committee.html. For more information call Chief John Fischer, Hebron Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director at 744-5584 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-5341.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 08:09

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Ducks Unlimited chapter to hold annual dinner banquet at La Piece in Tilton

TILTON — The Daniel Webster Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its twenty-sixth annual dinner banquet auction on Saturday, March 28 at 5 p.m. at La Piece - The Room in Riverfront Place.

Each year the United States loses some 140,000 acres of wetland habitat. Since its inception, Ducks Unlimited has raised over one billion dollars and enhanced and restored nearly 13.2 million habitat acres, encompassing over 15,000 wetland projects, in an effort to reverse this destructive trend. DU's projects provide habitat for over 600 wildlife species, including ducks, geese, and endangered or threatened species like the whooping crane and bald eagle.

Last year 6,200 local Ducks Unlimited fundraising events throughout the country last year contributed towards Ducks Unlimited's national fundraising effort of almost $175 million. Last year Ducks Unlimited achieved 81% efficiency, resulting in 81 cents of each dollar raised being spent on wetland acquisition or improvement.

This year the five course dinner will be buffet style catered by Chef Corey Fletcher of the Granite Restaurant & Bar in Concord. Tickets must be ordered by Friday, March 20. Vegetarian meals may be arranged in advance.

Dinner tickets cost $65 for an individual and $90 for a couple while youths under 18 years of age are $35. All attending youths will be entered to win a Harrignton & Richardson 20 gauge shotgun donated by Brad Marshall of Marshall Firearms.Sponsor tickets are $280 for an individual ticket with the purchaser being entered in a special raffle for a gun.

To purchase tickets or for information on how to support Ducks Unlimited's program of wetlands conservation, contact Pete Spear at 729-0214, Kevin Stack at 236-2110 or this year's area chairman Jim Cropsey at 286-9633.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 08:42

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Belknap Quilt Guild hosting workshop on March 26

GILFORD — A scrappy quilt workshop is being offered this month by the Belknap Mill Quilters Guild at the Gilford Community Church on Thursday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The pattern calls for 3-inch squares in a variety of fabrics, with the option for those who wish to swap fabrics in class for even more variety in their quilts. Paired with 1 3/8 yards of cream or white tonal fabric, this will produce a great looking scrappy lap-sized quilt and reduce the scraps in their stashes
Fee is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. To register, call Linda McCloskey at 603-293-2975 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The guild also welcomes new members at its monthly meetings. Inquiries may be made with the Belknap Mill Quilters Guild by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by visiting bmqg.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 09:07

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Danbury grange to screen Buster Keaton silent comedy The General

DANBURY — Buster Keaton's comic masterpiece set during U.S. Civil War will be screened at historic Grange Hall on Saturday, April 4. The double feature will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Keaton's comic masterpiece, 'The General' (1926) set during U.S. Civil War and his feature 'Sherlock, Jr.' (1924), will be accompanied by live music performed by silent film composer Jeff Rapsis. The film tells the story of a southern locomotive engineer whose engine, named The General, is hijacked by Northern spies with his girlfriend onboard. Keaton, stealing another train, races north in pursuit behind enemy lines. As the plot unfolds the viewer will watch as Keaton attempts to save his girl and and make it back to warn of a coming Northern attack.

Jeff Rapsis, a New Hampshire-based silent film musician, performs on a digital synthesizer to reproduce the texture of the full orchestra and create a traditional "movie score" sound. Rapsis said Keaton's films were meant to be shown in theaters on a large screen. In reviving them, the Blazing Star Grange will give the public a chance to experience silent film as it was meant to be seen in high quality prints, with live music, and with an audience."

The show is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5. For more information about Jeff Rapsis and the music, visit www.jeffrapsis.com. For program information call (603) 768-5579 or see www.danburygrange.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 08:56

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