MOULTONBOROUGH — Wildlife biologist for NH Audubon, Chris Martin, will lead the presentation "Bald Eagles: The Story of Their Recovery in N.H." on Thursday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Loon Center.
Martin monitors and manages the state's endangered and threatened birds of prey, such as bald eagles. During the talk, Martin will discuss the eagle recovery successes and failures in the Lakes Region and beyond, describe key management efforts and partnerships to help eagles, and tell audience members how they can get involved.
This presentation is being held as part of Loon Preservation Committee's Summer Nature Talks. The program is open to the public and free of admission. For more information, call the Loon Center at 476-5666.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 09:29
LACONIA — The Children's Foundation of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is pleased to announce its' 23nd Annual Project Pencil Program.
Sue Page, a volunteer for the St. Vincent de Paul Children's Foundation stated, "The need this year is greater than ever before. I have received requests from School Nurses, Guidance Counselors and Case Managers for approximately 600 backpacks, filled with school supplies. They are also asking for personal hygiene items and under garments for the families struggling to make ends meet and are trying to provide these children with the basic necessities."
Beginning in 1990, Project Pencil worked with local case workers who knew of a few area families that needed help with back to school supplies for their children. Project Pencil will now assist 600 school age children this September. This program was designed to assist area school children by providing them with backpacks, lunchboxes, and other back-to-school supplies. Because of the many families needing a helping hand, they are also helping with personal hygiene items. Project Pencil benefits students in public, private and parochial schools, child care centers, nursery schools, elementary, middle and high schools, in Laconia, Gilford, Belmont, Gilmanton and Tilton.
Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation or school supplies to Project Pencil can stop by the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at 1269 Union Avenue in Lakeport (next to McDonald's), or by mail to P.O. Box 6123, Laconia, NH. The Citizen, a community partner, has offered to collect donations at their office on Fair Street in Laconia. The SVDP Thrift Store hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Backpacks will be delivered to the neighborhood schools one week before the start of school. Those families needing help may contact their child's school or child care center for information. All names are kept confidential.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 09:27
MOULTONBOROUGH — The The Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association(LRBRA) is holding its 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 15 at the Ridgewood Country Club in Moultonborough. Registration for the scramble format tournament begins at noon and the shotgun start is set for 1 p.m.
Many local LRBRA builders and remodelers will be participating. The tournament is supported by various sponsors including Meredith Village Savings Bank, Southern NH Concrete Construction, Pella Windows and Doors, Middleton Building Supply and a long list of other supporting companies.
Participating golfers win the satisfaction of helping with construction industry legislative advocacy, Lakes Region Parade of Homes Tour and the WLNH Children's Auction, an organization supporting a host of local organizations focused on helping Lakes Region youth and families.
The $100/individual or $375/foursome registration fee includes the 18 holes greens fee, a cart and a barbecue dinner served after golfers finish their rounds of play.
Awards for first and second low score foursome, as well as the longest drive, the straightest drive and a $500 prize for closest to the pin are being offered. Participating golfers will enjoy more opportunities to win valuable prizes than in most other area golf tournaments. There are multiple hole in one prizes where contestants vie for prizes ranging from a Sea-Doo personal watercraft from daSilva Motorsports, a Wildcat X all terrain vehicle from Livingston's Arctic Cat, and a $10,000 cash prize from Bank of New Hampshire.
The public is invited to play and/or support the 2013 Lakes Region Builders Association Charity Golf Tournament. More information, along with Registration Forms and remaining Sponsorship opportunities are posted at www.lakesregionbuilders.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 09:24
CENTER HARBOR — The Center Harbor Hazard Mitigation Update Committee is reviewing a draft update to the town’s Hazard Mitigation Plan on Tuesday, August 13 in the Center Harbor Municipal Building beginning at 9 a.m.
The committee, which includes members of the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Fire and Police departments, the Emergency Management Director, and a local citizen reviewed the various hazards the put the town at risk and has developed recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents. Residents of Center Harbor and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input.
Hazard Mitigation Planning is as important to reducing disaster losses as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for Center Harbor identified by the Committee include severe winds, flooding, and the transportation of hazardous materials. With the update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan, community leaders will be able to prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these and other hazards. Community leaders want the town to be a disaster resistant community and believe that updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan will bring Center Harbor one step closer to that goal.
For more information please call Kenneth Ballance, Center Harbor Emergency Management Director at 455-6823 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 09:20
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