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Beans & Greens hosting Gilford, Laconia Historical societies

GILFORD — On Wednesday, September 10th, at 6:30 p.m., the Gilford and Laconia historical societies will have a joint meeting at the Beans & Greens Farm and Pavilion in Gilford to learn how one farm and its agricultural land has been preserved. Martina and Andy Howe will give a brief history of the farm, telling how it evolved since the late 1770's.

Sue Harris will share personal memories about when she and her husband Arthur and their three children lived in the house that had been in her husband's family for generations (some of you may remember seeing their Hereford beef cattle grazing in the fields).

Martina and Andy Howe have worked diligently to create the Beans & Greens Farm. They will give a brief history and tell how they developed their farmstand into the fascinating operation that it is today. Learn about the special events that take place at the Pavilion, how their son, over many years, has created the corn maze, and about the animals that children love to pet, plus much more.

Every year the Gilford Historical Society and the Laconia Historical Society share a joint meeting. This year it was decided that they wanted to share a story about a historical farm that was saved from being developed into house lots.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 08:50

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5th Annual Precott Farm Harvest Festival is September 13

LACONIA — Prescott Farm will hold its fifth annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day's activities will include horse-drawn hayrides, face-painting, petting farm, music, games, and food. There will be something for everyone and admission is free.
Prescott Farm, located on White Oaks Road, is a non-profit organization that offers environmental education for all ages throughout the year including WildQuest camps, public programs, field trips, and long-term partnerships with local elementary schools.

For more information on this event please visit our website at www.prescottfarm.org or contact Kimberly at 603-366-5695. You can also find Prescott Farm on Facebook.

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Senior Momentum heads to town beach on Mon.

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring an end of the summer Senior Moment-um program on Monday, September 8th. Participants are invited to join us at Gilford Town Beach at 11:30 am for potluck lunch and a game of bocce ball. The Parks and Recreation Department will provide the drinks and paper goods and participants are asked to bring a dish to share with the group. If you have a lawn chair, please bring it. Come and enjoy the last of our summer days at the beach.

Participants must RSVP with the dish they plan to bring with the Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722 by September 5th. The rain date will be Tuesday, September 9th.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 09:36

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Workshop on September 13 for volunteer Belknap Range trail tenders

GILFORD — The Belknap Range Trail Tenders (BRATTS) invites hikers, nature lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to attend a hands-on volunteer training workshop in basic trail maintenance and erosion control on Saturday, September 13. The day long workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the upper parking lot on Carriage Road, just off Belknap Mountain Road in Gilford. 

With a system of over 50 established hiking trails connecting more than 14 notable peaks, the Belknap Range represents one of the New Hampshire Lakes Region’s greatest natural treasures. By employing Best Management Practices established by the New Hampshire Trails Bureau, BRATTS maintains trails while protecting the environment, encouraging responsible use, and fostering strong relations between the organizations and landowners - both private and public - that host trails across their properties.

Tools will be supplied. Participants should bring gloves, lunch, and stable footwear. Experience in trail work is not necessary. For further information about BRATTS or the workshop, please contact Hal Graham, coordinator of trails under the Supervision of The Division of Forests and Lands [DRED], at 603-286-3506 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BelknapRangeTrailTenders.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 09:32

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