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Conservation district holding flowering bulb sale

LACONIA — The popular Fall Fundraiser Flowering Bulb Sale to help support the Belknap County Conservation District (BCCD) and its 'on-the-ground project' based programming is once again underway. Visit the BCCD website at www.belknapccd.org to download all the information and the order form; deadline to order is September 9. If you'd like an order form mailed to you contact BCCD at telephone 603-527-5880 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This year's offering includes allium, crocus, daffodil, iris, narcissus, tulip, squill, and more. Plant this fall to enjoy beautiful spring and summer blooms next year. Almost all of the flowers being offered are highly attractive to butterflies, moths, solitary bees, and others that in turn help greatly improve the productivity of vegetables and fruit bearing trees/shrubs through pollination.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 August 2015 09:31

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Dessert theater at Gilford Methodist

GILFORD — "Gladys of Runnymede" by Peter Ayer will be presented at a dessert theater on Friday, Aug. 14, and Saturday, Aug. 15, at the First United Methodist Church.

The program starts at 7:30 p.m. both evenings.

Tickets, which cost $8, can be purchased in advance at Greenlaw's Music in downtown Laconia or they may be reserved by calling 603-5624-6485. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.

The church is located at 18n Wesley Way, off Route 11A, in Gilford.


Last Updated on Monday, 03 August 2015 09:03

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Franklin Savings Bank to host its 22nd charity softball tournament in September

FRANKLIN  — Franklin Savings Bank will host its 22nd Annual Charity Softball Tournament on September 16 – 23,  at Odell Park in Franklin. All proceeds raised throughout the event will benefit local children's charities, including Awareness for Adalyn, Every Child is Ours, and the Paul Smith School Playground Fund.

The FSB Annual Charity Softball Tournament fields co-ed teams ages 13 and older to swing their bats for charity. The deadline to register a team is Friday, August 14.

Since 1994, the FSB Annual Charity Softball Tournament has raised over $61,000 for countless local charities, such as local community centers, Northern Rail Trail, Winnisquam, Opechee & Winnipesaukee (WOW) Trail, local homeless shelters, community food pantries, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish NH, Relay for Life, American Diabetes Association, Mix 94.1 FM Cash-n-Cans, and local animal shelters.

Donations are welcomed and appreciated; all in-kind contributions will receive acknowledgement throughout the week-long event. To make a donation, contact Erin Mercier or JJ Winters, FSB Charity Softball Tournament Co-chairs, at 603.934.4445 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For further information, visit fsbnh.com.

Established in 1869, Franklin Savings Bank is an independent, mutually-owned community bank, offering a full array of commercial lending, retail banking and investment services throughout the Central Lakes Region and southern New Hampshire. Headquartered in Franklin, the Bank has offices in Bristol, Boscawen, Tilton, Laconia and Gilford, as well as an office in Bedford for business lending. Franklin Savings Bank also offers investment, insurance and financial planning services through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independence Financial Advisors, from offices in Franklin, Bedford and Rochester.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 August 2015 08:59

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Blueberry dessert contest to be part of Alton Old Home Week events

ALTON — Old Home Week in Alton will run Aug. 7 to 16. One of the many events being planned is a contest to determine the best blueberry dessert. The contest will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m.

Organizers are asking that participants to bring their homemade dessert — be it pies, muffins, cookies, squares, truffles or cobbles — to the stand by the bandstand at 6:30 p.m.

Those interested in making an entry should call Louise Petelle at 875-3349 or Karen Poor at 364-9670 to register. No names will be used, only numbers, so that the judges have no idea who the baker is. The desserts will be judged by its taste and presentation.

Judges will taste all desserts and the winner will be announced at 8 p.m. after the concert. This event is sponsored by the Women's Christian Fellowship of The Community Church of Alton. Besides the contest, the ladies will be having baked goods for sale, at the same site from 3 to 6 p.m. or until we sell out.

The Fellowship will be present at two other events selling bakery items. One event will be the Block Party at Railroad Park at 5 p.m. on Aug. 7, and the other at the Barbershop Concert at Prospect Mountain High School on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7:45 p.m.

The Fellowship uses the proceeds from its various fundraisers to give back to the community, the church and other charities.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 August 2015 08:56

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