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Keep Heat On fund raiser at Italian Farmhouse on April 9

PLYMOUTH — Through the generosity of the Common Man family of restaurants and Diane Downing, a new fundraiser for the Keep the Heat On program will be held on Thursday, April 9 at the Italian Farmhouse from 5 to 9 p.m. This is the second new fundraiser this winter for this very worthy fuel assistance program administered by the Plymouth Area Community Closet.

The 10th annual Keep the Heat On event on January 14 brought in almost $47,000 of which almost $40,000 has gone to pay fuel bills for neighbors in need this winter. Recently, a cross country ski event was held for the first time at Plymouth Regional High School, planned by junior Chris Ebner of Plymouth, and raised over $1,000.

Dinner will include a salad and a choice of meat lasagna, pasta primavera, or chicken parmesan with carrot cake for dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage – tax and tip not included. Cost is $25 per person.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 05:57

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Bank of New Hampshire hosts free shredding days

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire is hosting free paper shredding days on Saturday, April 18th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at their Laconia and Manchester offices and on Saturday, April 25th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at their Concord North Main Street and Littleton offices. This is an opportunity for all residents to destroy old documents and confidential files safely. Bank of New Hampshire and AARP have partnered together to generate more awareness about safely and securely disposing of documents. AARP will be on site each day and available to discuss the best practices for protecting your identity.

"We are happy to offer this event for responsible paper disposal which will help reduce the risk of identity theft," said Vickie Routhier, SVP – Chief Retail Banking & Marketing Officer for Bank of New Hampshire. "Bank of New Hampshire continues to be proactive in finding ways to protect consumers from fraud. We encourage residents to do their part by making use of this event for secure disposal."

All papers will be shredded on location in the mobile truck. Documents should be free of large binder clips however staples and paper clips may be left on documents.

For more information, contact Bank of New Hampshire at 1-800-832-0912.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:43

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PSU’s Museum of the White Mountains to feature exhibit on hiking trail clubs

PLYMOUTH — The renowned hiking trails of New Hampshire's White Mountains and the trail clubs that created and maintain them are featured in the newest exhibit beginning March 31 at Plymouth State University's Museum of the White Mountains. Trail Clubs: Connecting People with the Mountains, highlights the history and important role trail clubs have played in the White Mountains region. MWM founding director Catherine Amidon said the exhibit enhances visitors' knowledge and appreciation of trail clubs and the members who comprise them.

The exhibit includes a full-scale, handcrafted log shelter erected in exhibit space for visitors to view. Following the exhibition, the shelter will be dismantled, transported, and rebuilt by the Cohos Trail Association in northern New Hampshire. Other unique images and artifacts of trail clubs and trail making are also on display. The exhibit is curated by Steve Smith, author and hiking enthusiast, Mike Dickerman, author and book publisher and Ben Amsden, Director of the PSU's Center for Rural Partnerships. Dickerman and Smith co-produced the authoritative reference book, White Mountain Guide: AMC's Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails in the White Mountain National Forest.

According to Chris Thayer, the AMC's director of North Country programs and outreach, the White Mountains trail systems are revered by hikers worldwide.

"New Hampshire has long been a top destination for outstanding outdoor experiences. Our rich hiking history, extensive trail networks, and iconic mountains all contribute to that well-deserved reputation," Thayer said. "Since the 19th century, trail clubs have been instrumental in creating the footpaths we all enjoy today and, as shown in the museum's new exhibit, they remain partners in the ongoing stewardship of these public assets for the benefit of future generations."

The trail clubs are also credited with helping create national awareness about the importance of preserving public lands. For decades, timber barons had callously clear-cut thousands of acres of trees, creating environmental disasters like floods and forest fires. The trail clubs appealed to political leaders, claiming forest protection was critical at the national level; soon after, the White Mountain National Forest was created.

To expand the exhibit's reach, the MWM has made additional online materials available, including a catalogue, videos and standards-based educational material developed by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. The exhibition was made possible by the generosity of these donors: 2014-15 Museum of the White Mountains members; John Nininger and the Wooden House Co., Ltd, Newbury, VT; Ed Rolfe, Wilderness Map Company, Littleton, NH; and Michael Mooney.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:36

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Doctor, chiropractor to visit Wesley Woods for four health programs in April

GILFORD — April is "Spring into Shape" month and Wesley Woods has asked community Dr. Jilian Stogniew, and Dr. Erica Forzese from Awakening Chiropractic to hold programs on how to maintain good health for the first four Thursday's of April, beginning on April 2 at noon.

The focus on the first programs is being healthy internally as it's the key component to the way people look and feel externally.  April 2 the program will Boosting Immunity, April 9 will be a program on Supplements & Herbs, April 16 features Spinal Exercises, and April 23 a program on Peak Performance. All presentations will be held in the Wesley Woods Community Center. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Stace at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:25

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