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Deck the Village celebration in Belmont starts at 2 p.m.

BELMONT — Deck the Village will be held on Sunday, December 7 in the village green area between Main Street and Mill Street in Belmont. The event will start at 2 p.m.

During the day there will be various activities both indoors and outdoors. Participants can enjoy refreshments while listening to the Wakonda Pond Horn Club in the Senior Center on the 2nd floor of the Belmont Mill. This same setting will welcome children to create Rudolph's Shiny Nose, Jingle Bell Necklaces, Coloring Sheets, and Original Ornaments. Pretty paper mittens will be created and displayed for all of the senior citizens to enjoy during the winter season.T

The Belmont Library staff has a line-up of holiday stories that will be shared prior to the arrival of the High School Band at 3:15 p.m. A visit from Santa will occur during this time.

With the arrival of winter and our recent snow storm, the Bogie Busters and their snowmobile display will sure to be a hit with children of all ages. Take the opportunity to get an up-close look at these fun machines and time to ask questions of members that take part is this winter pastime. Living in New Hampshire, snowmobiling is perfect for the independent rider or new way to spend time as a family. The club is always looking for new members to share their trails.

New and unwrapped toys will be accepted for the Police Association Toy Drive. They can be dropped off at the police cruiser near the mill building during our Sunday afternoon celebration.

For more information, contact Gretta Olson-Wilder, Special Event Coordinator at 998-3525 or visit the town's website at www.belmontnh.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 09:39

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Meeting on Dec. 11 about new curriculum at BHS

BELMONT – The High School administrative and teaching team is hosting a competency and curriculum awareness night December 11 in the Belmont High School cafeteria for parents and members of the community.

The event begins a 6:30 p.m.

Principal Dan Clary said the session is designed for parents of students in grades 8 through 11 to join with the administration to see what new curriculum and testing changes will be implemented next school year.

Clary said that the administrators are also looking for parents and community members to join a Strategic Design Committee that will look at curriculum and competency evaluations in the future.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 09:36

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Melcher & Prescott helps kick off food pantry campaign

MOULTONBOROUGH — Melcher & Prescott has joined with the Lakes Region Food Pantry to kick off their newest project of Adopt-A-Shelf. This activity allows community members to make a difference by replenishing food tems that are in high demand.

The Pantry opened in December of 2012 and has served close to 400 families from over 20 communities throughout the Lakes Region and beyond. A long-time presence in the Lakes Region, Melcher & Prescott has regularly sought out opportunities to support those who are less fortunate. By becoming an early partner in this venture, it is their hope that others will follow and support the Pantry in its mission to bring basic food groups to all families in need. Staff and volunteers recently accept donations from Sheila Stillings, Account Executive for Melcher & Prescott Insurance–Moultonboro office.

For further information contact Executive Director Amy Norton, (603)986-0357.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 09:25

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GROW Lakes Region wants to find new ways to encourage eating of fruits and vegetables


LACONIA — A meeting to give members of the public an opportunity to offer ideas on ways to encourage families to eat more fruits and vegetables is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library.

Any community member with an interest in this issue, or who would like to contribute their perspective, is welcome to join in the discussion.

The GROW Lakes Region planning grant (a HEAL initiative) is looking at different ways to encourage greater consumption of fruits and vegetables by families in our community.

A 2013 report from the Center for Disease Control states that the average American consumes far fewer fruits and vegetables than recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. While New Hampshire ranks among the top states, there is still significant room for improvement, especially among children and adolescents.

No RSVP is necessary to participate in this open forum. Further information can be obtained by contacting Karen Barker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 528-8560, or Kate Bishop Hamel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 582-7270.


Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 09:16

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