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Variety show at Gilford church on Sunday afternoon

GILFORD — Members and friends of the First United Methodist Church of Gilford will present a showcase of talents during a variety show in the church sanctuary on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m.

The program will feature a mixture of instrumental music, vocal presentations, poetry and comedy.

A free-will offering will be taken that will benefit the local community.

The church is located at 18 Wesley Way, off Route 11A (Gilford Avenue), near the Route 3/11 Bypass.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:06

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Grant seeking workshop in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Lamson Library of Plymouth State University announces a free workshop for nonprofit groups looking for grants from foundations entitled “Grantseeking Basics for Nonprofit Organizations”, will be held on Monday, November 3, 1:30–3:30 p.m. in Room 124 of Lamson Library at Plymouth State University. 

Presenting the workshop will be Luz Rodriguez, Training Specialist at the Foundation Center, an independent nonprofit information clearinghouse in New York City.

Workshop attendees will learn how the Foundation Center’s resources can help people become more effective grantseekers. For nonprofit organizations, this introduction provides instruction in foundation research and how to identify potential funders using the Foundation Directory Online database, which is available to the public at Lamson Library. There will also be an overview of the Foundation Center’s resources available at Lamson Library for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities.

While the workshop is free, advance registration is required. To register, or for further information about this workshop, contact Gary McCool, Coordinator of the Grant Research Center at Lamson Library, at 535-2457 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:03

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Moultonborough to hold focus groups for rec programs

MOULTONBOROUGH — The town is scheduling focus groups as part of an effort to obtain public input regarding recreation programs.

Focus groups will consist of six to 12 people and will be interviewed by the team from the University of New Hampshire's Department of Recreation Management and Policy.

Interested taxpayers and residents, recreation program participants of all ages, and seniors, are encouraged to participate. The groups will meet on Monday, Oct. 20, at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. and then on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Additional slots will be available on those days if needed.

Anyone may sign up to participate in a session by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , calling the Recreation Department at 603-476-8868, or stopping by the department offices at 10 Holland St. during normal business hours. People are asked to be prepared to indicate their preferred date and time and understand that they may need to be offered an alternate time if that group has filled up its available slots.

In the run-up to the Oct. 22, town-wide meeting at the Moultonborough Academy Cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. which is also being offered as part of this effort, the online and paper surveys are beginning to come in. The survey is available at www.moultonboroughnh.gov by clicking on the yellow box which reads UNH Recreation Study. It is immediately below the home page picture. Those who prefer taking such surveys in a paper format may pick a copy of the survey at Town Hall or the Public Library and drop it off at the reception desks once completed.

Those who cannot get to either location may call 603-476-2347 to request a survey be mailed to them along with a return pre-stamped envelope. All surveys need to be submitted by Oct. 27.

Additional information on this process may be accessed by going to the Town's web site, clicking on Town Committees and clicking on BRC/Gym Facility Needs & Feasibility Study by UNH. Interested parties may also send comments or questions which go beyond the scope of the survey to Town Administrator Carter Terenzini by mail (Offices of the SelectBoard, 6 Holland St., PO Box 139, Moultonborough, NH 03254) by email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), by fax (603-476-5835) or by hand to the town offices.

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Meredith Garden Club Honors Nancy Lavigne

MEREDITH — At the closing luncheon held Thursday, October 2 at the Meredith Community Center the Community Garden Club of Meredith recognized Nancy Lavigne as the outstanding volunteer of 2014. Nancy represents the mission of the garden club by her outstanding dedication to promoting horticulture education, community beautification, conservation, volunteerism and friendship. The club awarded her a Lifetime Honorary membership.

President, Charlene Malek installed Jodi Wilson as Vice President of the club board of directors. Jodi and her committee will be responsible for planning the program calendar for 2015.

The Home Tweet Home winning raffle ticket was drawn. A local Meredith resident won the bird house handcrafted by a local artisan of barn board. Funds raised will fund scholarships for local high school students planning to study horticulture or environmental studies in college.

The club membership voted unanimously to further the club's mission and spread good will by supporting the following nonprofit organizations: Lakes Region Conservation Trust, Kirkwood Gardens, the Loon Preservation Commission, the Castle in the Clouds Preservation Trust, Friends of the Earth, and the New England Wildflower Society.

Additionally, the club offers scholarship opportunities to local students pursuing post secondary education in the fields of horticulture and environmental studies and funds subscriptions to the Garden Gate magazine for the Meredith, Center Harbor and Moultonborough libraries.

Chartered in 1951, the Community Garden Club of Meredith, a volunteer organization, strives to promote horticultural education, civic beautification and conservation. The garden club maintains the plantings at the Meredith Town Hall and Post Office, the upper garden at the Meredith Community Center, the Chamber, the Waukewan boat ramp, and the triangles at Pleasant and Plymouth streets. Guests are welcome at all programs. For membership information and additional details about programs, visit www.meredithgardenclub.org

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:45

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