LACONIA — Following a successful pilot project last summer, the Lakes Region Food Network is expanding the Farmers' Market Coupon Program for families with limited income in the Lakes Region.
Through the local Women, Infant, and Children Nutrition Clinic, participating families with young children will receive coupons that can be redeemed for fresh fruits and vegetables at either of the Laconia farmers' markets.
A recent survey revealed that NH residents eat an average of 1.6 servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables. While slightly above the national average, this is well below the recommended amounts.
"Our hope is that by facilitating the purchase of great local produce we can enhance the nutrition of these young families, and perhaps develop eating habits that will extend beyond the market season," says Karen Barker, coordinator of the Lakes Region Food Network. "We're excited about this program because it both addresses improved access to healthy food by young families, and supports our local farmers by increasing sales."
Currently the fund stands just over a third of the amount needed to provide 25 families coupons for the entire market season. Contributions can be made by visiting the Veggie Round-up Project page at http://www.lrfn.org/groups/veggie-roundup-program/, to access the link to the on-line fundraising campaign.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 08:49
MOULTONBOROUGH — Tickets are available for purchase at the Moultonborough Library and Bayswater Books in Center Harbor for the 2014 Friends of the Library sponsored Moultonborough House and Garden Tour to be held on Thursday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On June 26, one venue for ticket holders to experience will be a picturesque 220 year old antique farmhouse now the site of a warm and inviting Bed and Breakfast Inn. Situated on the original farmstead, the current Inn retains nearly 10 acres of the original family-owned farm graced by an apple orchard and a small pond and presenting a truly pastoral backdrop for the main home and two outbuildings.
The ticket cost is $35 which includes entrance to the Inn, four homes and two gardens.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 08:45
MEREDITH — American Legion Post 33 has announced the schedule for the town's Memorial Day observances scheduled for Monday, May 26.
The day will begin at 8 a.m. with a service at Meredith Center Cemetery led by the Rev. Robert Lemieux. At 9 a.m. a service will be held at the Meredith Village Cemetery led by the Rev. Dennis Audet.
At 9:30 a.m. groups will assemble at the Post 33 parking lot on Plymouth Street for the traditional parade. The parade to the Public Library is due to get under way at 9:50 with a ceremony in front of the library taking place at 10 a.m. At 10:15 a.m. there will be a ceremony at Swazey Cemetery, with a service led by Post 33 Chaplain, Henry Hall. The Rev. Russell Rowland will offer prayers at Heskey Part (at the bandstand) at 10:30. The observances will conclude at 10:45 at the POW-MIA Memorial where Bob Jones will give the main address.
Parade participants and the public are welcome to attend a reception afterward at the Legion Post at 11 a.m. where lunch and ice cream will be served.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 08:43
MEREDITH — The deadline for Meredith Village Savings Bank's (MVSB's) 2014 Community Photo Contests is approaching. All entries are due by the close of business on Friday, May 30.
Winners of the calendar contest will have their photographs featured in the MVSB's full-color 2015 Community Calendar, to be distributed free-of-charge to the community. Selected photos may also be used for the Bank's desktop calendar, holiday cards and/or note cards. Winners of the website contest will have their photos featured as the banner photo on the Bank's website and/or Facebook page. Winning photographers will be awarded a $50 cash prize for each photo selected and used. The winner will be responsible for the payment of any federal, state and local taxes on the prize.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 08:40
- Laconia Youth Football and Cheer Sign-up Dates
- Weedwatcher Training Session Sunday in Moultonborough
- Genesis Behavioral Health Hosts Community Forums Tuesday, Wednesday
- Financial Planning Workshop at Wesley Woods Tuesday
- Altrusa Club Hosting Community Dinner Thursday
- Second Annual 'Timmons Team' 5K Run/Walk for B.U. Alzheimer's Research, May 31