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Globe Manufacturing honored for long-time sponsorship of annual ‘Kick for Cancer’ martial arts tournament

GILMANTON — Since the first tournament back in 1989, Globe Manufacturing Company has been the sole corporate sponsor for White Dragon Martial Art's annual Kick for Cancer Martial Arts tournament. This event has brought in enough revenue to donated $150,000 to local area hospice centers.
Since the start of the tournament it has grown to become the largest and oldest charity martial arts tournament in the State of New Hampshire. Throughout the years, this has become an international event, drawing martial artists and competitors from Florida, Michigan, Canada, New York, and all of the New England states.
Former martial arts teacher, Georganne Verigan who later became the Grandmaster or head of the martial arts system, wanted to do something to honor friends and family that she had lost to cancer, therefore she started the tournament.

When White Dragon Martial Arts, moved from Pittsfield to Gilmanton, the school continued the tradition of hosting the annual Kick for Cancer Charity Martial Arts Tournament. This year because of the generosity of our sponsors and participants, the total donation to local hospice programs was over $16,000.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:34

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Audubon Society plans program on birdwatching

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Thursday, June 5, the Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will hold its annual meeting at The Loon Center in Moultonborough. The keynote program, presented by Eric Masterson, is titled "Birdwatching in New Hampshire," based on his book of the same title.

The schedule is as follows:

5:15 Hors d'oeuvres and pot luck supper; bring food and your own plate and utensils.
6:45 Business Meeting
7:00 Keynote Program

Eric Masterson, author of Birdwatching in New Hampshire, will give a presentation on where, when, and how to find the more than 300 species of birds that occur here annually. From consideration of the different regions of the state to variables like weather, equipment, and seasons, Eric has optimized the art and practice of finding the elusive tweet you've been looking for.

Eric's talk will feature the best of the best of New Hampshire's birding, with photos and anecdotes taken from his book.

After thirty years living in Ireland, he now resides in southwest NH, where he is a Land Specialist for the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, New Hampshire. He runs the stewardship program for the organization's approximately 10,000 acres of conservation easements, assists with new conservation projects, and coordinates their field trip program.

The Loon Center is located on Lee's Mill Road; follow the signs from Route 109 or from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School. For more information, call the Loon Center at 476-5666.

The public is invited; admission is free.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:28

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Gilmanton Old Home Planning Underway

GILMANTON — The Old Home Day Association will meet on Thursday, June 19 to discuss various issues regarding craft displays and entertainment and the Old Home Day church service.
The Old Home Day church service will be held August 2 at 4 p.m.
Services during the next six months will be held the third Sunday of each month (Old Home Day being the exception).
Harriett Coupal will be our seasonal organist and Dr. Lovett will officiate.
The Old Home Day association is open to members and town organizations as well as interested persons that want to support historic preservation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:23

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Plymouth Area High School Class of 1984 Plans 30th Reunion

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Area High School Class of 1984 will hold its 30th reunion on Saturday, July 19 at the Common Man Inn & Spa.

A weekend of events are planned starting on Friday, July 18 when people are encouraged to bring rgeir own family picnic to the high school football field.

On Saturday, July 19 at 10 a.m. there will be a hike of Rattlesnake Mountain in Holderness.

That evening dinner will be held starting at 5 p.m. at The Common Man-Fosters Room with music and presentations to follow.

Members of the committee have sent out invites to as many classmates as they could find.  Also a list of "Missing In Action"
has been generated. When you see the list please forward any information you can. "like us" on our face book page www.facebook.com/#!/PAHSClassOf1984

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:20

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