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AARP Driver Training program offered in Meredith

MEREDITH — The next AARP Mature Driver Safety Program in Meredith takes place at the Meredith Community Center on Wednesday and Thursday June 18-19 from 4-7 p.m.

Conducted in two 3-hour sessions. The classroom experience emphasizes defensive driving techniques, including new traffic laws and rules of the road to name a few. It points out how to adjust driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

There is no test and those completing the course receive a certificate making them eligible for insurance discounts from certain insurance companies serving New Hampshire.

The fee for the two day course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for others.

Registration is required, to register for this course call Bob Kennelly at 677-7187.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 07:35

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SmokinStangs Mustang Rally Moved to Late June

LACONIA — The SmokinStangs Laconia - Annual Northeast Mustang Rally will once again return to the Laconia area June 27-29.

After a one year hiatus, the event organizers are excited with anticipation of this year's rally. The rally still in it's infancy, had some growing pains the first two years (2011, and 2012), as participation was lower than projected.

In prior years the rally was hosted in early September, of which is basically the end of the high season for Laconia, but also the start of school season. September posed additional obstacles as well, to include Hurricane based threatening weather (as experienced in 2012). As weather is a very big, and influential factor for our rally participants, event organizers adjusted the rally dates, and now have moved this event to the last weekend in June.

The SmokinStangs Laconia Mustang Rally as it is currently structured, is a moving rally. The rally, by design, is designed to offer "Something for Everyone." Rally participants have the opportunity to come and go as they please, with activities taking place daily at various locations. Many of these activities are coined as motorized so they occur beyond the immediate Laconia area. These locations include New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, and New England Dragway in Epping. See official rally website for more info: www.SmokinStangs.com

The Lobster Pound Restaurant will serve host to a Meet-N-Greet on Friday June 27, starting at noon. The Meet-N-Greet serves as the official start to the rally, as well as a way to welcome rally participants into the region.

2014 marks a major milestone for Ford Mustang as the Mustang celebrates it's 50th anniversary.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 07:31

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Shaker Broom Making Demonstration Friday in Meredith

MEREDITH — Join the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Friday, June 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a Shaker Broom Making demonstration with League of New Hampshire Craftsmen artist, Everett Bailey.

During this demonstration Everett will show how he hand crafts his Shaker brooms from sorting the corn to sewing the broom. During the week Everett volunteers at Shaker Village in Canterbury and makes the brooms that are sold in the Shaker Village Store.

Everett loves his craft so much that he tries to make his brooms as authentic to the Shaker style as possible. Throughout the years he has tracked down machinery, tacks, broom corn, wire, and string, all to make his brooms authentic to the style. Also, almost everything he uses is local to New England with very few exceptions.For more infrmation call the Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit us at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 07:28

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Moulton Farm Offering Series of Breakfast and Dinner Events

MEREDITH — Usually people experience "farm to table" dining while at a restaurant. This summer at Moulton Farm that experience will actually be at the farm. The Meredith farm has just announced a series of breakfasts and dinners that will feature produce grown at the farm as well as the work of the talented team in the farm's kitchen and bakery.

'These breakfasts and dinners will include great food," says John Moulton, owner of the Meredith farm that has been farmed since the 1890's. "Some of them also will include the chance venture into the fields where the food was growing earlier in the day. It's a true field to table experience."

Moulton Farm will offer breakfast buffets on several Sundays during the summer. Each breakfast buffet will feature dishes that include seasonal fruit as well as baked goods prepared by the bakery at the farm. "We're very fortunate to have a talented baker who trained at Johnson & Wales University," says Moulton. "Trish's baked goods are wonderful and eating them in a beautiful farm setting makes them even better." The breakfast buffets will be held on June 15, June 29, July 27, August 24 and September 14.

Dinners at the farm will range from informal country style dining to the farm's more elegant "Taste of the Farm Dinner". For the past few years the farm's annual multiple course dinner has received raved reviews and sold out. This year the event will occur on July 15 with tickets going on sale in late June. "It's quite an undertaking and happens only once a year because of that," explains Moulton.

New this year at the farm are dinner buffets which will feature dishes created by the farm's talented chef, Jonathan Diola. "These dinners are more informal than our 'Taste of the Farm Dinner'. The menus won't be announced until about a week or so before the dinner. This is because food we are currently harvesting will be the focus. Nature can be fickle," says Moulton with a smile. "In addition to the wonderful food, those attending will have the opportunity to interact with the people who grew the food and visit the fields where the food was grown." The dinner buffets will be on June 17, July 22, and August 16.
More information about the events is available at moultonfarm.com and at the farm's market which is open seven days a week.

Moulton Farm is located at 18 Quarry Road off Route 25 in Meredith. The farm practices sustainable agriculture and is dedicated to providing the highest quality fruits and vegetables while preserving its rich soil for future generations. In addition to growing its own produce, the farm offers plants, garden supplies, baked goods and a quality selection of seafood, meats, dairy products and other items from northern New England producers. More information can be found at moultonfarm.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MoultonFarm.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 07:19

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