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Meeting Monday to kick-off project addressing water quality impairments in Moultonborough Bay Inlet

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Monday, October 27, the Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association in partnership with FB Environmental Associates, and the Town of Moultonborough, will hold a kick-off meeting at the Moultonborough Public Library, at 6 p.m., to present an overview of a project to address water quality impairments in Moultonborough Bay Inlet (MBI), the northernmost feature of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Moultonborough Bay Inlet has historically exhibited excessive levels of in-lake total phosphorus (TP) when compared to the other seven sub-basins which comprise Lake Winnipesaukee. In addition to Lake Winnipesaukee's current impairment for cyanobacteria, several waterbodies within the MBI sub-watershed are listed on the State's 305(b)/303(d) list for failure to fully support aquatic life use due to elevated concentrations of chlorophyll-a, insufficient dissolved oxygen, excessive total phosphorus (TP), and non-native aquatic plants (milfoil).

The Moultonborough community has made water quality protection a high priority, investing considerable resources both financial and voluntary labor over the past five years. To assist the community in focusing their efforts, the Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association (LWWA) has been awarded a NHDES Watershed Assistance grant to begin the development and implementation of a restoration plan that will identify sources of pollutants within the Moultonborough Inlet sub-watershed that have led to the impairments and propose measures to address those sources.

All are welcome to attend the kick-off meeting. For additional information, contact Pat Tarpey, LWWA at 603-581-6632 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Town of Hebron Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting

HEBRON — The Hebron Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will begin the process of updating its 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The committee, which is represented by a variety of local interests, will focus on the natural and manmade hazards that put Hebron at risk as well as the development of recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents.

The committee will have its first meeting on October 28, at the Public Safety Building 37 Groton Road, Hebron starting at 1:00 PM. Residents of Hebron and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input.

For more information call Chief John Fischer, Hebron Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director at 744-5584 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-5341.

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Open house preceding the Moultonboro Toastmasters Club meeting on Tuesday

MOULTONBORO — On Tuesday, October 28 the Moultonboro Toastmasters Club will be holding an Open House at 6 p.m. with the meeting beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Moultonboro Public Library.

The club is a diverse group of local residents who have a common goal of improving the public speaking and leadership skills of all club members in a fun and supportive environment. During the Open House, attendees will have a chance to experience a typical Toastmasters meeting, watch members give impromptu responses to Table Topics questions, listen to a humorous prepared speech, and then hear the speaker receive a constructive evaluation of his speech. The evening will end with club members answering any questions regarding the Toastmasters program and the Moultonboro Club in particular.

For those who are unfamiliar with the organization, Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 313,000 members in 14,350 clubs in 122 countries. Each month, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others.

For information about Toastmasters International, the local club and upcoming meetings in Moultonboro, check out our web site at moultonborotoastmasters.org or by calling Deb Kumpf, VP Education – 603-476-5612; or Mona Tardif, VP Membership – 603-707-1420.

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Spiritual laws of success series starts Wednesday

MEREDITH — Life coach Emily Clement at Grace Wellness Center in Meredith is offering a seven-week workshop The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. The seven-week series will meet on Wednesday evenings (excluding Thanksgiving evening), 6-7:30 pm, starting Wednesday, October 29. The cost of the seven-week series is $125.

Clement says many of us grew up with the belief that achieving success requires relentless hard work, grim determination and intense ambition. ''As a result, we may have struggled for years and even reached some of our goals but wound up feeling exhausted, our lives out of balance. As Deepak Chopra observes in his transformational book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, such desperate striving isn't necessary or even desirable. In the natural world, creation comes forth with ease. A seed doesn't struggle to become a tree―it simply unfolds in grace.''

She says that the Seven Spiritual Laws are powerful principles people can use to fulfill their deepest desires with grace and ease. Each week is dedicated to one of the seven spiritual laws. Participants will discuss the law, experience a 15-minute meditation, and complete a creative project.

Reserve a space by calling Emily Clement (603) 520-6300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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