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Lakes Region child care holding fundraiser at Papa Gino's


GILFORD — Lakes Region Child Care, a nonprofit 501C3 is having a Papa Gino's Fundraiser at the Gilford restaurant to help defray the cost of field trips and the many programs it has for children ages six weeks to 12 years of age.

The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Lakes Region Child Care Services will receive 20% of the sales. This is a great time to order out with your co-workers for lunch or stop by and pick up a pizza on the way home for dinner. Don't forget to bring your flyer so LRCCS gets 20%. Flyers are available at the Laconia Early Learning Center on 22 Strafford St. in Laconia and at the Belmont Early Learning Center on 14 Mill St. in Belmont.

Anyone wishing more information may call the Laconia Early Learning Center at 524-1235.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 April 2015 06:52

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Franklin BPW sets scholarship deadline

FRANKLIN — Franklin Business and Professional Women is sponsoring the Velma Smith Dalphond Scholarship again this year. Through the years Franklin Business and Professional Women has continuously presented the award to a woman for use toward her education.

The Scholarship is awarded to an applicant based on financial need, to a woman 25 years or older who works or lives in the Franklin BPW membership area, and who is working toward advancing her skills and career with additional education. In recent years, we have awarded a scholarship of $500.

An application can be found on the Franklin BPW Website at www.bpwfranklin.org, see programs. Scroll down to the Scholarship information and click on application form.

The deadline for applications is May 15. Please return applications to Christine Dzujna, 158 Sterling Drive, Franklin, New Hampshire 03235. The winner will be notified in June and invited to our June meeting.

Franklin BPW organizes and markets a community calendar that tracks organizational meetings, birthdays, and anniversaries. Calendar profits are used to help fund the annual scholarship awarded each year in June.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:38

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Ashland Garden Club holds sign-ups

ASHLAND — The Ashland Community Garden starts its second year with opening the registration period for reserving garden beds for the 2015 growing season.

A sign-up sheet and information is available at the Booster Club, 66 Main Street, and at the Ashland Town Office or Ashland Library during regular business hours. Space is limited and all beds were taken last year. It is on a first-come-first-served basis, with previous year's gardeners getting first choice.

More improvements are planned for this season, which include getting the fencing up, a garden shed with water supply, and more active gardening guidance for beginners.

There will be an orientation for all those who have signed up on Thursday, May 9 for an overview of growing practices, basic garden rules, Q&A and an opportunity to meet fellow gardeners. There will be a clean-up, get-ready work day scheduled so planting can begin by Memorial Day.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:33

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Audubon Chapter to host program on chestnut trees


MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will present a program about the restoration of the American Chestnut Tree on Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough.

Wildlife biologist Curt Laffin from Hudson will discuss the history and demise of the spreading chestnut tree, and efforts by the American Chestnut Foundation to restore it in New Hampshire and throughout its historic range.

Less than 100 years ago, large American Chestnut trees dominated eastern U.S. forests. These trees reigned over 200 million acres of eastern woodlands from Maine to Florida, and from the Piedmont west to the Ohio Valley, until succumbing to a lethal fungus disease, Chestnut Blight. An estimated 4 billion American Chestnuts, one quarter of the hardwood tree population, grew within this range prior to the blight.

Chestnuts collected from surviving "mother trees" in New Hampshire are planted in a special orchard, where several hundred others are already growing. These trees are crosses between American Chestnuts and blight-resistant Chinese Chestnuts, which will be back-crossed to try to produce a New Hampshire-specific American Chestnut strain that is cold and fungus resistant. It may take decades. This effort is being duplicated elsewhere: the American Chestnut Foundation is collecting nuts from as many areas and blight-resistant trees as possible, to increase genetic diversity.

Refreshments will be served.

The Loon Center is located on Lee's Mill Road. Follow the signs on Blake Road from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School, or from Rte. 109 turn on to Lee Road and turn left on Lee's Mill Road.


Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:26

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