MOULTONBOROUGH — The 16th Annual Moultonborough Fund Run/Walk will be held Saturday, August 10, beginning at the Town Playground. Registration begins at 8 a.m.and the race starts at 8:45 a.m.
The yearly event helps to raise funds for the Moultonborough Pathway and is in its seventeenth (16th) year. Pre-registration is $15 and $20 the day of the race.
Volunteers have been working on this Pathway for eighteen (18) years, and the project has taken far longer that originally hoped or planned. It is critical that Phase II of the Pathway be repaired before the connector (or Phase III) is undertaken.
Since 1995, when the first committee meeting was held, a steadfast group of volunteers has worked to raise funds from the community, and the Town has matched these funds. The bulk of the money to fund the Pathway has come from several major grants from DOT through the Transportation Enhancement Program.
When Phase II was completed, there were many obvious complaints of rocks and washouts. Since the problematic design of the path and road, separated by a strip of rock material, bikes blew tires and became a hindrance to walkers. It began an ongoing maintenance problem for Public Works and a safety issue for walkers and cyclists. Concerns were voiced at five (5) Select Board meetings both in 2007 and 2008. Attempts to fix the problem with various vegetation and smaller rocks and cement were unsatisfactory.
Finally, in 2013, a permanent solution was found and repairs to the tree farm hill have been completed. Other dangerous spots will also need to be repaired before any attempt to apply for Phase III funding.
The Fund Run/Walk event will call attention to the need for repairs and the importance of seeing this project completed.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 09:00
TILTON — A Chickering baby grand piano will be brought to life by Benjamin O'Brien, a musician from Laconia at the Black Swan Inn in Tilton on Saturday evening, August 10 from 6-9 p.m.
Inspired by Bill Evans, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock, O'Brien will be playing the standards as well as some upbeat swing and some smooth ballards. O'Brien's talents range from piano, singing, to guitar playing, to even church organ. A 2012 UNH graduate, O'Brien is currently the music director at St. Andre Bessette Parish in Laconia as well as the music teacher at Holy Trinity school in Laconia.
Complimentary wines from two local wineries will be offered to listeners. Hermit Woods, a small boutique winery that opened in Sanbornton in 2011, is offering a red wine made from their second harvest from their young, organic vineyard. This selection is a field blend of their grapes combined with local, wildflower, raw and unfiltered honey to balance the high acidity of the grapes.
Stone Gate Vineyard in Gilford has been open commercially for six years, having planted their first grapes 13 years ago. They will be offering a sweeter dessert red wine. Owners Jane and Peter Ellis plan to retire and announced this to be their final season with the winery. However, they will continue to grow grapes for other wineries.
In addition, Rick's Fine Gourmet Chocolates in Laconia will be providing a variety of gourmet chocolate truffles, and Maureen Raiche, former owner of R & K Sweet Sensations in Dover, will be making chocolate covered strawberries and raspberries along with handmade dark chocolate swans, all complimentary to attendees.
There is a $17 admission fee. For more information, call the Black Swan Inn at 603-286-4524.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 08:54
GILMANTON —The Gilmanton Old Home Day Association is asking for those in the area to bake a pie for Old Home Day August 10.
Some 100 pies are needed to support the 115th Old Home Day traditional annual event by baking a pie. One exception, no cream pies.
Baker should use their imagination - apple, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, etc. Disposable aluminum pie plates are recommended. Call Margaret Roberts at 267-8151 before Friday, August 9.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 08:52
WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Margret and H.A. Rey Center's 7th Annual Curious George Cottage Family Festival returns in August to speak to the curiosity in us all.
The festival is a two-day event this August 10-11, featuring a weekend full of family-friendly activities with Curious George and the Man With the Yellow Hat.
The weekend includes a banana pancake breakfast with Curious George, a family nature walk, live music, a BBQ lunch with Curious George, photo opportunities with the characters, a farmyard petting zoo, Mad Science shows, games for kids, Curious George story hour and craft time, "Curious Characters" drawings by local artists, planetarium shows, weather balloon launch, and model rocket launching. All proceeds from the event support the Margret and H.A. Rey Center's art and science education programs for all ages held throughout the year.
Headlining the festival this year is children's musician Zak Morgan, whose unique brand of children's music delivers songs and poems with wit and charm that inspire and tickle the funny bones of children and adults alike.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 08:36
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