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Research Family History from Your Couch

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Public Library, in conjunction with The Lakes Region Genealogical Interest Group, will present a program on genealogical research techniques that can be done from home on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. The program will include a webinar presentation by Tammy Hepps from RootsTech 2014 called "Top 10 Things I Learned about My Family from My Couch." The program is free and open to all.
Hepps, a graduate of Harvard who lives in the New York City Area, has a degree in Computer Science. In her presentation, she describes how she started out working on each of ten research problems, the resources she found from her couch online, and then the offline research she performed in order to find more information about her family. In the process, she demonstrates all of the basic genealogy techniques used by most experienced researchers, and is funny and instructive. Her ancestry and research is of recent immigrants from Eastern Europe into northeastern states during the late 19th century. Hepps also offers many solid ideas for dealing with research brick walls.
The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group presents free workshops at the Wolfeboro Public Library on a monthly basis. For more information call Cindy Scott at the Wolfeboro Public Library at 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 10:00

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Ford Drive 4 UR School Fundraiser to Benefit Belmont High School

 

BELMONT — The Belmont High School Class of 2016 and Future Business Leaders of America have partnered with AutoServ-Tilton to hold a Ford Drive 4UR School fundraiser on Tuesday, May 6 from 3-8 p.m. at AutoServ in Tilton.

For this fundraiser, students will receive $20 in their individual accounts for each person that comes to test drive a Ford vehicle. Anyone 18 or older is eligible to take a test drive. The only stipulation is a husband and wife cannot both participate. Drivers will need to bring their license. When you arrive at Autoserv, park out front and proceed to the check-in table in the showroom. You will need to let them know which student you are supporting at that time. Ford has indicated that there will be no pressure to purchase a vehicle. If you are truly interested in a new vehicle, you will need to let them know.

As many as 300 test drives are available for this event. Therefore, as many people from the BHS community as possible are encouraged to attend. Any money raised that is not in support of a student will be contributed to the BHS PTO or the BHS Booster Club. Questions can be directed to Ben Hill ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) at Belmont High School.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 09:56

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Inside Planet Earth Documentary at Sanbornton Library

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church – UCC in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library is sponsoring a Film Series held on the first Wednesday of every month on the second floor of the library. Show time is 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Everyone is welcome.
The next film, to be shown on May 7, will be "Inside Planet Earth" (2008) with Patrick Stewart (Actor) and Martin Williams (Director). 120 Minutes.
This documentary provides its viewers a unique chance to get thousands of kilometers into the Earth where they can see inaccessible rock layers and metal while feeling the scorching heat and crushing pressure. The Earth is made of layers that each have an important role in creating the conditions to make it suitable for life. The audience will be drawn deeper and deeper into the core of Earth and experience what exists at each layer.
Following the film a discussion will be led by Rev. Ruth Martz.

For further information call the library at 286-8288 or visit the church's web site at uccsanbornton.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 09:51

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New Hampshire Day at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

HOLDERNESS —  Squam Lakes Natural Science Center celebrates the start of the 2014 trail season with New Hampshire Day on Saturday, May 3. The Science Center has held New Hampshire Day annually since 1991.

New Hampshire Day allows New Hampshire residents to get nearer to nature with discounted trail admission to the animal exhibit trail. New Hampshire residents pay just $3 for trail admission on May 3. Regular admission rates are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors (65+), $12 for youth (ages 3 to 15), and children 2 and under are free.

Visitors will see live native New Hampshire animals including red fox, gray fox, skunk, bobcat, mountain lion, white-tailed deer, river otter, black bear, owls, hawks, and eagles in natural enclosures along the three-quarter mile live animal exhibit trail. Plus visitors will see two new exhibits: a live Coyote Exhibit and a Wood Energy Exhibit. In addition to the discounted trail admission, special Up Close to Animals presentations will be held at 11 a.m. (beaver), 1 p.m. (peregrine falcon), and 3 p.m.(porcupine). These presentations offer visitors an up close look at live animals with discussion led by an experienced naturalist educator.

Other activities include a trail scavenger hunt where families may win great prizes, volunteer docents on the animal exhibit trail with live animals and props, and Dead River Company employees providing information about energy efficient heating and cooling systems. Radio station WSCY will be on site throughout the day. Also, the Howling Coyote Gift Shop will hold its annual New Hampshire Day sale of books, toys, apparel, and gifts.

New Hampshire Day is generously sponsored by Dead River Company and the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation. The NHEC Foundation will provide free admission on New Hampshire Day to all NHEC members. Members should mention that they are NHEC members at admissions.

"I think it's really important for us to give back to the communities where we live and work," stated Kim Weiland, Area Manager for Dead River Company. "The programs offered by Squam Lakes Natural Science Center help to both educate and enlighten the residents and visitors about our natural world. They teach us about ecology and the importance of preserving our wild spaces. Dead River Company is very proud to once again support New Hampshire Day,"

"The NHEC Foundation Board is happy to support New Hampshire Day again this year and we are excited to extend that support further by offering to cover the already low $3 admission fee for all NHEC members," said Audrey Goudie, Executive Director of the NHEC Foundation.

The animal exhibit trail is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the last trail admission at 3:30 p.m. on New Hampshire Day. The trails open for the season at regular admission rates on Thursday, May 1. For more information visit www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014 05:31

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