The Golden Age of Aviation, Flying the Rich and Famous and Flight of Remembrance at the Belknap Mill
LACONIA — Aviation comes to the Belknap Mill all month long in September. The gallery is full of fascinating objects, signs and memorabilia for the exhibit Laconia Airport's Rich History and Bright Future, coordinated by the Laconia Airport Authority.
Tonight Jane Rice, the local author of the popular book Bob Fogg and NH's Golden Age of Aviation, will speak at 6:30 p.m. about Fogg, the pilot who brought flight to the Lakes Region in the early part of the 20th century.
Rice's book traces pilot Fogg's place in the introduction of airplanes in the Lakes Region in those early days. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Jeffrey Newcomb, a Wolfeboro native and highly experienced airplane captain, will speak before Rice. Newcomb will reminisce about Flying the Rich and Famous. He is a former regional airline captain now flying the Cessna Citation X (the fastest non-military jet in the world). He will share the story of his journey from growing up in rural Tuftonboro, to his present-day job flying the rich and famous on private jets.
On the following evening, Wed., September 25, author Marina Kirsch will discuss her book, Flight of Remembrance, a World War II Memorial of Love and Survival, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Marina will offer a window into the experiences of two people – her parents – during the war years. As World War II recedes into distant memory, great attention is being rightfully focused on the remaining Allied veterans. But what of those who served on the other side?
For Rolf, the author's father and the main protagonist of Flight of Remembrance, a young, Latvian aeronautical engineering student of Baltic German descent, who was forced under the threat of execution to flee his homeland in 1939 before the first Soviet takeover, the only nation that would accept him was Nazi Germany. In 1940 Berlin, he meets a young German woman, Lilo, and a love story begins that will endure more than 70 years and span two continents. Rolf's worst fear comes to pass when he is drafted into the Luftwaffe in 1941. Despite the immeasurable evil, suffering and desolation of World War II, a synchronistic chain of events enables Rolf and Lilo to see their most cherished dreams materialize out of postwar catastrophe and ruin. For Rolf, that includes a career in aerospace engineering with the Chrysler Missile and Space Division during the "Age of Big Rockets" in the 1950s and 60s.The author will discuss the book's subject matter, protagonists, inspiration, and special research accompanied by World War II era photographs.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:14
GILFORD — New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom (NHAITC ) and the Belknap County Farm Bureau are sponsoring the fourth annual Belknap County School to Farm day on September 24-25 at the Ramblin' Vewe Farm in Gilford.
The event has grown rapidly, expanding to two days and reaching nearly 400 Belknap County fourth graders. Students from Alton, Barnstead, Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia and New Hampton will meet farmers and learn about how agriculture impacts their daily lives. They will watch sheep being sheared, learn about how bees make honey, discover where milk comes from (hint: it's not the grocery store), explore the mysteries of soil, find out how plants grow, drive a team of oxen, taste sweet maple syrup and more.
All of the farms and organizations that are presenting come from within Belknap County so students will learn that some of the food and fiber that they depend on is being produced locally. Participating teachers receive resources to help integrate agriculture into their curriculum.
In addition to funding from the Belknap County Farm Bureau, this event is sponsored by Meredith Village Savings, Moulton Farm in Meredith, Farm Family Insurance (Ashland Office), Barbara and Bill Angevine, Lindon Garlic Farm in Gilmanton, Huckins Farm in New Hampton, Cabot Creamery Cooperative and the host Ramblin' Vewe Farm in Gilford.
Other volunteers include representatives from Belknap County Conservation District, Belknap County Cooperative Extension, Shepherd's Hut wool workers, Pemi-Baker Beekeepers Association, Ox-K Farm in Gilford, Suroewic Farm in Sanbornton, and Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia.
New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom is a private, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, dedicated to helping New Hampshire youth understand and appreciate the important role that agriculture plays in their daily lives.
Support is provided by the New Hampshire Farm Bureau, the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food and donations from businesses, organizations and individuals. The program offers resources for educators, professional workshops, in-school presentation, School to Farm events, Ag Literacy Programs, and curriculum consultation.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:12
BRISTOL — The Bristol Baptist Church will be holding a movie night on Friday, September 27 featuring the film "The Encounter".
Attendees will be gathering at 5:30 p.m. for hamburgers and hot dogs, popcorn, and beverages. The movie will begin at 6 p.m.
For more information, please call 744-3885.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:06
LACONIA — On Thursday, October 3 starting at 6 p.m. in the brand new wing of the Laconia High School, spend the early evening enjoying live music, local foods and participating in discussion that influences how our local natural assets are managed.
The evening, brought to you by the Belknap County Conservation District, will open with local acoustical guitar artist Don Watson and a delicious variety of refreshments provided by the staff of the Local Eatery.
Afterward, there will be short informational presentations on the results of the NH Governor's Water Sustainability Commission (including what the public had to say about our state's water resources); local grassroots efforts that improve access to fresh locally produced food and 'food security'; agricultural projects helping commercial and private growers in the region; and breathtaking Mt. Major and the hiking trails of the Belknap Range — hikers are often surprised how many of the trails are not publicly owned.
Pre-registration for the gathering is requested by September 30. There is a small registration fee that can be refunded if people bring 4 pounds of fresh, uncooked, uncut locally grown vegetables from your garden or purchased at a local farm stand to the event. This produce will be donated to a local food pantry. For more information call BCCD at telephone 527-5880 or visit website www.belknapccd.org
Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:02
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