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Moultonborough Women's Club to celebrate its 65th anniversary

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Women's Club will have a luncheon to celebrate its 65th anniversary on Monday, April 6, at the Lions Hall.

The club's origins go back to 1950 when a handful of women met and organized a service club to promote civic, educational and social activities. In 1960 they began awarding $100 scholarships and as time passed the amounts grew larger and became the club's pet project.

Over the years, the club has helped the town in various ways, helping both the Girl and Boy Scouts, the 4-H Club, a program called Close Up, where students yearly visited Washington D.C., purchased playground equipment, donated books and toys to a day care center, donated baskets of food at Thanksgiving and toys at Christmas as well as knitted hats and mittens, purchased musical instruments for the school band, sponsored sports teams.

The club has worked diligently to remove billboards, junk cars and old dumps, planted flowers in several areas and purchased lilac bushes to help in beautification.

In searching old records the club has determined that all the scholarships awarded from 1960 to 2014 came to an astonishing amount of $152,350. They continued researching old records and discovered that MWC joined the nation in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in 1996 and to date raised $103,387 for that worthy cause.

More information about the club is available at moultonboroughwomens club.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 08:18

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Better Choices, Better Health workshops begin April 8

FRANKLIN — A workshop to learn ways to manage symptoms of such health issues as chronic pain, diabetes or arthritis will be offered on Wednesdays between April 8 through May 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Bessie Rowell Community Center.

The Better Choices, Better Health workshops, being presented by LRGHealthcare, will offer information on how to apply skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition, as well as how to learn to set weekly goals and develop a practical step-by-step plan for improving health and quality of life. Weekly topics include healthy eating, physical activity, relieving stress, pain and fatigue management, and more!

Workshop leaders will guide participants through this proven program developed by the Stanford University School of Medicine. These sessions are ideal for anyone living with a chronic health condition or a caregiver of someone with a chronic health condition.

For more information or to register for this upcoming workshops, please call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 08:11

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Gilmanton Women's Club meeting on April 6

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Women's Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Diana McElwee, 258 Loon Pond Road.

The club was formed in 1971 with a mission to raise funds for the benefit of Gilmanton's townspeople, and local organizations.

We are always delighted to welcome new members. Those interested in learning more about the organization can contact Judy Bakos, club president at 267-5056, and/or visit our web site at: www.gilmantonnh.org then go to community - Gilmanton Women's Club.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 08:03

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UNH Extension to hold pruning demonstration

BELMONT — On Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon UNH Cooperative Extension will hold a pruning demonstration at the home of Mr. Al Nix, Sr. at 161 Plummer Hill Road in Belmont.

Bill Lord, Extension Fruit Specialist Emeritus, and Kelly McAdam, Belknap County Food & Agriculture Field Specialist, will lead this workshop for home gardeners. An emphasis will be on pruning apples, peaches, pears, and highbush blueberry bushes. Varieties suitable to grow in central New Hampshire, how to maintain plantings and manage pests such as deer and voles will also be discussed.

Pre-registration for this event is not required, and a suggested donation of $5 per person is requested. Attendees are asked to come dressed for the weather, as this event will be held rain/snow or shine. For more information or if special accommodations are needed, please call UNH Cooperative Extension Belknap County at 527-5475.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:59

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