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081413 SLA Speaker (239)

HOLDERNESS — A speaker will discuss the health of white pines at the Squam Lakes Association Resource Center this Thursday at 7 p.m. for the Squam Speaker Series: White Pine Health.

Martha Carlson, Ph.D. candidate at the University of New Hampshire will present a program on her research on why white pines have lost lots of their needles.

Martha and her husband grow white pines and other trees in Sandwich. She's been studying the impact of climate change on their sugar maples. And she coordinates a UNH research program regarding the impacts of ozone on white pines. School children across New England have been collecting samples of pines for 22 years. In 2011, for the first time, the students documented the dramatic loss of needles. Something shocked the pines in 2010. That made them vulnerable to fungi and other predators since then. Martha will explain her theory about the initial stress on August 15. And she'll talk about how the pines are recovering.

The Speaker Series will continue on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The Holderness Conservation Committee and the Squam Lakes Association are sponsoring a talk on arsenic and drinking water which will be presented by Michael Paul, JD MPH from the Dartmouth Center for Environmental Health Services and Pierce Rigrod from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.

Both programs will start at 7 p.m. at the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3, Holderness. Programs are free and open to all. For more information, please call (603) 968-7336 or visit www.squamlakes.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:26

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081413 Union Church Service 3X Kelly and Karen (cutline only)

With only two Sundays remaining in this summer season for the Union Church on Meredith Neck Road, Kelly Sturmer, left, and Trustee Karen Thorndike, right,  will be singing and greeting, respectively, at the 10 a.m. August 18 service. Graduating from Inter-Lakes High School in 1990, Sturmer has a BA degree from Mount Holyoke College, majoring in music. She resides in Hollis, Maine, with her husband and two boys. Giving the message on Sunday, is returning minister, Rev. Al Mather from Holderness, currently a retired UCC minister, who spent most of his career in business. The Union Church welcomes all to it's services. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:23

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081413 Dayna Talbot Printmaker to Speak at August Meeting (136 w/1COL Danya Talbot

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association will hold its up-coming meeting on Monday, August 19, at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Dayna Talbot, an artist living and working in New England, whose primary focus is oils and encaustic prints. Creating has long been Dayna's passion and she has always enjoyed the process of making art. Her style blends realism and abstraction using patterns of nature. She creates monoprints and monotypes and will discuss these in her presentation.
Association meetings are open to the general public.
For additional information contact Gisela Langsten, 1st Vice President, Lakes Region Art Association at 603/293-2702.

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Dayna Talbot with an untitled encaustic monotype (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:21

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081513 Open House Weekend at Tilton Sports Center (75)

TILTON — The Tilton Sports Center, which features a 10,000 square foot indoor turf field, will hold an Open House on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Located on Autumn Drive, the facility offers indoor soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, softball and football and is currently signing up players and teams for fall and winter leagues. It is available for field rentals and birthday parties.

For more information call 603-528-7600 or visit www.tiltonsportscenter.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 09:39

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