GILMANTON —The Gilmanton Old Home Day Association is pleased to announce that it will continue to hold its annual antique auto show and parade at the 115th Gilmanton Old Home Day on Saturday August 10.
Car owners are invited to participate in this event which will include a display and parade on the Smith Meeting House grounds. Call Richard Burchell (364-2668) or Dave Russell (364-7449) to register. Give them your name, the year, make and model and any other interesting features of your vehicle.
Participants should be at the Smith Meeting House grounds by 9:30 a.m. on August 10. Parking is in the shaded parking area below the Carriage Shed.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 09:06
BELMONT — The annual Belknap County 4H Fair is being held on Saturday and Sunday, August 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Belknap Country 4H Fairgrounds.
The Belknap County 4H Fair has been providing fairgoers with great animal exhibits like ox pulls, draft horse demonstrations, and 4H youth animal displays. The historic Colonial Barn is full of craft and educational products created by area youth. The entertainment stage has ongoing musical entertainment with performances by the Jandee Lee Porter Band, Joel Cage, Take 4, Trilogy, and Lauren Hurley.
Both Saturday and Sunday feature traditional kid's games such as bubble gum blowing, pie eating contests, jello eating and water balloon throwing.
The fairgrounds are centrally located in the Lakes Region just a short 20 miles north of Concord. Take 106, just south of the Laconia/Belmont line and follow the signs to the Belknap County 4H Fair. For additional information and exact schedule, visit the Fair website at www.bc4Hfair.org.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 09:03
MOULTONBOROUGH — The 16th Annual Moultonborough Fund Run/Walk will be held Saturday, August 10, beginning at the Town Playground. Registration begins at 8 a.m.and the race starts at 8:45 a.m.
The yearly event helps to raise funds for the Moultonborough Pathway and is in its seventeenth (16th) year. Pre-registration is $15 and $20 the day of the race.
Volunteers have been working on this Pathway for eighteen (18) years, and the project has taken far longer that originally hoped or planned. It is critical that Phase II of the Pathway be repaired before the connector (or Phase III) is undertaken.
Since 1995, when the first committee meeting was held, a steadfast group of volunteers has worked to raise funds from the community, and the Town has matched these funds. The bulk of the money to fund the Pathway has come from several major grants from DOT through the Transportation Enhancement Program.
When Phase II was completed, there were many obvious complaints of rocks and washouts. Since the problematic design of the path and road, separated by a strip of rock material, bikes blew tires and became a hindrance to walkers. It began an ongoing maintenance problem for Public Works and a safety issue for walkers and cyclists. Concerns were voiced at five (5) Select Board meetings both in 2007 and 2008. Attempts to fix the problem with various vegetation and smaller rocks and cement were unsatisfactory.
Finally, in 2013, a permanent solution was found and repairs to the tree farm hill have been completed. Other dangerous spots will also need to be repaired before any attempt to apply for Phase III funding.
The Fund Run/Walk event will call attention to the need for repairs and the importance of seeing this project completed.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 09:00
TILTON — A Chickering baby grand piano will be brought to life by Benjamin O'Brien, a musician from Laconia at the Black Swan Inn in Tilton on Saturday evening, August 10 from 6-9 p.m.
Inspired by Bill Evans, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock, O'Brien will be playing the standards as well as some upbeat swing and some smooth ballards. O'Brien's talents range from piano, singing, to guitar playing, to even church organ. A 2012 UNH graduate, O'Brien is currently the music director at St. Andre Bessette Parish in Laconia as well as the music teacher at Holy Trinity school in Laconia.
Complimentary wines from two local wineries will be offered to listeners. Hermit Woods, a small boutique winery that opened in Sanbornton in 2011, is offering a red wine made from their second harvest from their young, organic vineyard. This selection is a field blend of their grapes combined with local, wildflower, raw and unfiltered honey to balance the high acidity of the grapes.
Stone Gate Vineyard in Gilford has been open commercially for six years, having planted their first grapes 13 years ago. They will be offering a sweeter dessert red wine. Owners Jane and Peter Ellis plan to retire and announced this to be their final season with the winery. However, they will continue to grow grapes for other wineries.
In addition, Rick's Fine Gourmet Chocolates in Laconia will be providing a variety of gourmet chocolate truffles, and Maureen Raiche, former owner of R & K Sweet Sensations in Dover, will be making chocolate covered strawberries and raspberries along with handmade dark chocolate swans, all complimentary to attendees.
There is a $17 admission fee. For more information, call the Black Swan Inn at 603-286-4524.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 08:54
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