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Laconia Spring Elementary Dance held March 13

LACONIA — A spring dance will be held for elementary school students on Friday, March 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center.

Cost is $5 per child. The event will feature dancing and games. The dance is sponsored by the Laconia Parks and Recreation Department.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 07:23

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Training course in Meredith for salt applicators

MEREDITH — A Green SnowPro training course will be held in Meredith on March 30.

Passing the initial Green SnowPro course enables commercial salt applicators to be certified by Department of Environmental Services, which provides liability protection against damages for both the salt applicator and the landowners or managers who hire them.

For more information contact Patrick Woodbrey at NHDES 603-271-5329; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 07:17

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Bristol Rotary Club accepting applications for Community Project

BRISTOL — The Bristol Rotary Club announced that applications are now available for the Rotary Community Project. The Community Project provides funding up to $5,000 to a non-profit organization to complete a project that benefits the communities of the Newfound Area.

All non-profits are encouraged to apply and any organization who had previously submitted a proposal that was not funded is eligible to resubmit an updated proposal. Completed applications are due by March 25. The Bristol Rotary Club will then select the top 2 applicants who will be required to present their projects to the club on either April 2 or April 9.

Previous projects that have been funded through this opportunity have included a press box at the Newfound Regional High School football field and support for the community playground in Bristol. For an application, please visit our website at www.bristolrotary.com or contact any member of the Bristol Rotary Club.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 07:15

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'Getting Ready to Grow' workshop at Moulton Farm on March 21

MEREDITH — Although the fields and gardens are covered with snow, the team at Moulton Farm is already getting ready to help people have great gardens in 2015. John Moulton, owner of the farm, and his team are offering two free gardening workshops to help people get the information they need to have a great garden when the warmer weather arrives.

"Our free 'Good Gardening' workshops have been popular in the past few years," says Moulton. "After the weather of the past month or so, I expect many gardeners are more than ready to talk about growing plants."

The first workshop is on Saturday, March 21, from 10 am to noon. The first half of "Getting Ready to Grow" will cover important steps in caring for soil, correcting issues, and how to feed the soil. "Caring for our soil is a key part of our sustainability plan at the farm," explains Moulton. "It is also very important for a home gardener, but they often don't give it the attention they should or have questions about what they should be doing."

The second part of the workshop will feature breakout sessions focusing on different types of gardens and plants. Moulton, with his decades of farming experience, will cover issues related to vegetable gardening. Annual and perennial flower issues will be covered by Sue Dail and Rob Stephens. Dail is the lead greenhouse grower at the farm and has a wealth of experience. Stephens, the retail manager of the farm, has years of experience and a degree in horticulture and landscape design from the Thompson School at the University of New Hampshire.

The second "Good Gardening Workshop" will be on Saturday, April 18, from 10 am to noon. "Planting Tips and Techniques" will cover important information for getting seeds and plants off to a good start. "What happens in the first few weeks of the plant or seed being in the ground makes a big difference later in the season," according to Moulton. "We'll be talking about protecting plants from the challenges of spring weather, planting seeds to maximize germination, and how to reduce transplant shock when you put plants into the ground." The workshop will include a preview of the different varieties of plants, including heirloom vegetables, which will be available from the farm's greenhouses a little later in the planting season.

The farm is also offering a "Plant 'N Grow" package that Moulton designed for both beginning vegetable gardeners and more experienced gardeners. "In addition to plants, seeds and soil amendments, the package includes a detailed gardening plan that maximizes the amount of vegetables a person can grow in just 400 square feet. Plus it comes with ongoing advice from our experienced farm team. That's really important," explains Moulton. "It's something you can't get from many places." The deadline for signing up for the package is May 1.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 07:12

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