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082313WinniHistoricalIslands (187)

LACONIA — Lake Winnipesaukee Museum will host Merrill Fay and Tom Lacey to present the program "Islands Around the Lake" on Saturday, August 24 at 11 a.m.

Merrill Fay, owner of Fay's Boat Yard spent his early summers at the camp his family owned on Bear Island. It was there that he learned to swim, fish and pilot a boat and learned the history and lore of the lake from his parents and grandparents. It was during these early years that Fay developed an appreciation and understanding of the lake and what it means to the people who have made their living from and around it for many generations.

Tom Lacey, a long time resident of Lake Winnipeseaukee, began his exploring of the lake in an 8ft. row boat, he spent eight summers working at Channel Marine. He will be speaking about Diamond Island and the research that the Navy conducted there in the early 1950's.

The presentation is free for members and $5 for non-members. To RSVP for this program call 366-5950 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The museum is located next to Funspot at 503 Endicott St. North, (Rte. 3) in Laconia. 

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 10:01

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081913 Gilford OHD Tees (cutline only) 1 cutline for 2 photos OLd Home Fire, OLd Home police

Gilford Old Home Day T-Shirts featuring this year's theme of "Super Heroes Among Us!" are available at the Gilford Library, the Gilford Village Store and the Gilford Parks and Recreation Office. This year's Old Home Day is scheduled for Saturday, August 24. Pictured are, top photo, police officers Douglas Wall, left, and Dan O'Neill, right. In the bottom photo are firefighters Nick Proulx, left, and Tom Aselton, right. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 09:59

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082113BCCDbulbsale (54)

GILFORD — The Belknap County Conservation District is holding its annual Fall Bulb Sale Fundraiser. Orders are due by Wednesday, September 11. A wide verity of crocus, tulip, daffodil, narcissi, hyacinth, and allium will be on sale. Order forms and plant descriptions can be found at www.belknapccd.org or can be mailed by contacting the office at 527-5880.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 09:52

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082313GIlfordHistoricalOldHomeDay (186)

GILFORD — In conjunction with Gilford Old Home Day, Gilford's three historical buildings, the 1838 Rowe farmhouse, the 1834 Meetinghouse and the 1837 Grange, will be open for tours Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 1838 Rowe farmhouse at 88 Belknap Mountain Road will feature various artifacts such an icebox, glass milk bottles, three Rumford fireplaces, and the furnishings and other familiar items. The herb garden has been revitalized and the perennial gardens made more attractive. The Historical Society thanks all the Opechee Garden Club members and volunteers for dedicating their time and talent to the Rowe House Gardens.

At the 1834 Meetinghouse, located at 24 Belknap Mountain Road across from the entrance to the Village Field, chairs can be rented for $1. The area provides an ideal spot to watch the parade. Inside there are various areas with interesting artifacts from the town's history.

At the 1857 Grange, located on 8 Belknap Mountain Road at the beginning of the parade route, the Homestead Room, Grange Kitchen, and Village Store will be open for tours. New this year, there is a special showing of a Victorian Mourning dress that was donated by Molly and Bill Connelly.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 09:48

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