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Workshop on care and maintenance of backyard grapes in Gilford on April 16

 

GILFORD — On April 16 from 4 to 6 pm, join Peter Ellis of Stonegate Vineyard and Kelly McAdam of UNH Cooperative Extension as they discuss the care and maintenance of backyard grapes. Whether you have a few vines or are looking to establish a larger planting, topics on variety selection for Belknap County, planting and fertilization, pests to watch for, and how to prune will be covered.

This event will be held at Stonegate Vineyard at 27 David Lewis Road in Gilford. Pre-registration for this event is not required. Please come dressed for the weather, as this event will be held rain/snow or shine. For more information or if special accommodations are needed, call UNH Cooperative Extension Belknap County at (603) 527-5475. Please allow ten days to accommodate special requests.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 07:57

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History of the Titanic program in Moultonborough

MOULTONBOROUGH — The new year of free historical programs sponsored by the Moultonborough Historical Society begins on Monday, April 14, with a program on the ever-fascinating history of the famous ocean liner "Titanic," presented by Ted Zalewski.

"All Aboard the Titanic" responds to people's enduring fascination with this historic, and very human, event. Including and moving beyond the physical facts of the story, Ted Zalewski explores the personal experiences of selected passengers and crew, including those with New Hampshire affiliations, emphasizing examples of individual courage and triumph. The program is co-sponsored by the Moultonborough Public Library and will take place in the library meeting room at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided following the program, which is a New Hampshire Humanities Council Program.
Zalewski is a member of the Screen Actors Guild as well as a writer, educator and historian. He is a college and secondary school teacher at Lesley College and UMass Boston who lectures on historical, literary and natural history topics. He is nationally recognized as a foremost interpreter of Theodore Roosevelt and has presented his living history program on Roosevelt in 35 states, and at the Smithsonian Institution conferences for educators.

In 2012, he marked his fifth annual July 4th performance as Roosevelt at the Mount Washington Resort. He also presents programs on Longfellow, Hemingway, and Van Gogh, and has written children's books about hockey star Bobby Hull and Vince Lombardi. he is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 07:43

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Faith, Hope and Love Foundation’s annual Dinner Dance & Auction to be held on April 26

LACONIA — The Faith Hope and Love Foundation is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Benefit Dinner Dance and Scholarship Awards Night.

The foundation's yearly event will be held on Saturday night April 26,  from 6-10 p.m. at the Historic Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia. It will be a night to celebrate where the foundation has been, to celebrate our successes, to discuss our future plans and award our Annual College Scholarship. This year's recipients include Moultonborough Academy students Derek Rossetti and Meghan Wallace and McKenzie West of Conval High School.

The dress for the evening is semi formal attire. The event will be catered by O Steaks and Seafood. There will be a cash bar and dozens of raffles and some silent auction items. Tickets are $40 per person, $75 per couple or $300 for a table of eight. Children 5 and under are free. Children ages 6-12 are $15.

Tickets can be purchased by emailing Whitney, benefit dinner committee chair, until Saturday April 12. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . In the email please tell her the number of tickets needed and names of the guests attending. She will then send  an invoice for payment.

The Faith Hope and Love Foundation is a local non profit founded by Laura Brusseau and Jessica Dutille to address the overwhelming needs of today's youth. The organizations mission is to bring relief to children and youth suffering from poverty, hunger, and homelessness and to bring them faith through hope and love. To learn more visit their website www.faithhopeandlovefoundation.org or follow them on Facebook.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 07:32

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AutoServ Hosting AARP Smart Driver Course

TILTON — AutoServ is hosting an AARP "Smart Driver Course". The one-day 6 hour course will be held on Friday, May 2,  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a lunch break so participants are welcome to buy lunch in the AutoServ café located at the dealership or bring lunch on their own.

This course can be used for point reduction and some NH insurances companies will give discount for attending class.

Contact Carolyn at 729-1120 to register or for more information.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 07:24

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