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Kirkwood Gardens Sale May 31

HOLDERNESS — The annual Kirkwood Gardens Day featuring a vast plant sale will be held at Kirkwood Gardens at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center on Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All proceeds from Kirkwood Gardens Day benefit the gardens which were established in 1995 in honor of "Sunny" Grace Kirkwood, who served on the Science Center's Board of Trustees for six years. Sunny designed a one-acre garden on the grounds of the historic Holderness Inn to include both shade and sun beds planted with a wide variety of trees, shrubs, ferns, and flowers adapted to the northern New England climate. Today, Kirkwood Gardens is a beautiful and peaceful, location to enjoy the many plants that are attractive to birds, bees, and butterflies.

Both the upper and lower lawns at Kirkwood Gardens on Route 3 in Holderness will host this annual garden sale that offers hardy New England grown perennials and herbs; expert gardening opinions and advice; craft vendors; home baked goods; hot and cold beverages; and more.

Kirkwood Gardens are free and open to the public daily. They are supported by a strong group of volunteers who keep the gardens looking their best all season long. Help support Kirkwood Gardens and be inspired, rain or shine, on Kirkwood Gardens Day. This event is generously sponsored by Belknap Landscape Company in Gilford.

For more information, visit www.nhnature.org or call the Science Center at 968-7194.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:40

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NHEC 75th Annual Meeting Is June 3

PLYMOUTH — New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) will hold its 75th Annual Meeting of Members on Tuesday, June 3, at Prospect Hall on the campus of Plymouth State University in Plymouth. All Co-op members are welcome to attend.

A spaghetti dinner, catered by Sodexo Catering, will be served starting at 5 p.m. A suggested donation of $5 will support non-profit organizations in the Plymouth area. The business meeting itself starts at 6 p.m. Prospect Hall is located at 8 High Street in Plymouth. Members are asked to RSVP by calling 1-800-698-2007 if they plan to attend.

Founded in 1939, NHEC is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014. This year's Annual Meeting will include a look back at NHEC's pioneering past, when it brought light and power to the back roads and farms of rural New Hampshire. NHEC members will also hear about the financial performance of the Co-op in 2013 and have the opportunity to pose questions to the company's management and Board of Directors. The results of the Board election will also be announced. There will be door prizes for all attendees and a post-meeting raffle.

NHEC is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving 83,000 members in 115 New Hampshire communities.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:33

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T-Bones Marking 30th Anniversary with 30-week promotion

LACONIA — In 1984, the first T-BONES Great American Eatery opened in Salem. In 2014, the locally owned New Hampshire restaurant group known as Great NH Restaurants celebrates their 30 year milestone with a generous 30 week celebration as a thank you to their loyal guests.
During the 30 week promotion, over $50,000 in prizes will be given away.

"Throughout our 30 years, we've given back to the community and put our customers front and center, and we've decided to celebrate by giving back to those who have made these three decades so successful!" says Tom Boucher, owner and CEO of Great NH Restaurants. There are five T-BONES Great American Eatery locations: Bedford, Salem, Hudson, Derry and Laconia, and two Cactus Jack's Great West Grill locations: Laconia and Manchester. For more information, visit T-BONES.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:20

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Pub Mania team presents 'A Wildlife Encounter'

LACONIA — Pub Mania team Bag O'Loot brings its second animal education event to Laconia as a fundraiser for the Children's Auction and Food Pantry. Pub Mania, which raised $177,545 for the Children's Auction last year, is once again working to exceed that number for 2014.
"While we call Pub Mania a 24-hour challenge, it is really much more, not only bringing everyone in the community together to work toward a common goal, but, its people helping people" explains team captain Melissa M. Bigler. "We've set the bar quite high for ourselves, and all the teams are stepping-up and getting very creative in their fundraising. Wildlife Encounter will bring an amazing wildlife display to Levitt Park in Laconia and as a wildlife enthusiast; I'm very excited to share fun and educational experience with the community". In a 45 minute educational show, guests will be introduced to a wonderful assortment of animals.
Showtime is 1 p.m.,  Saturday May 31, at Leavitt Park on Elm Street in Laconia. Admission for adult is $10, and for children 14 and under is $5. A $1 discount applied to admission with donation of one or more non-perishable food item for the local food pantry. 100% of All proceeds raised will go to LNH Children's Auction, serving children and families here in the Lakes Region. For more information, contact Melissa Bigler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Not able to attend donation are accepted at http://www.gofundme.com/commuity-funraiser.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 08:13

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