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Food pantry collecting school supplies

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church (GCC) bag sale is being conducted at the GCC thrift shop and will run until Saturday, August 24. Both summer and winter clothing is available for the entire family for just $5 per brown bag.

The GCC Food Pantry has begun collecting school supplies for its “Back to School” program. Some suggested items for donation are:  pencils, 1” binders with a clear front insert, 3” binders with a clear front insert, notebook filler paper, notebook dividers, pens, highlighters, erasers, washable markers, rulers, pocket folders that will fit in a three ring binder, colored pencils and backpacks. All items need to be dropped off at the GCC pantry by Saturday, August 17.

For more information call Jane Sisti at 364-7437.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 09:15

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Intrepid traveler and author to relate her adventures at Wolfeboro library

WOLFEBORO — Meg Peterson will present the program Traveling Through Life Off the Beaten Track at the Wolfeboro Public Library on Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m.

Meg has loved travel since her first overseas adventure in college in 1949 as a member of the Quaker International Voluntary Service team sent to Denmark, France and Germany to help rebuild bombedout hospitals and schools after World War II. A year later, she and her husband returned to Europe on an extended hitching honeymoon and lived in Germany until shortly before the birth of their first child.

Seven years later, after moving five times and bearing five children, she settled in New Jersey. In 1961, Meg and her husband bought Oscar Schmidt International, the maker of Autoharps, a relatively unknown instrument used primarily in schools. Together, they redesigned and upgraded the instrument and turned the Autoharp into a popular solo instrument.

Life has always been an adventure to Meg, whether running the international organization Music Education for the Handicapped, organizing international symposia, or hitchhiking with her children through Europe. She traveled behind the Iron Curtain in the 1980s and, since her divorce after thirty-three years of marriage, has made two around the world solo backpacking trips. She has also completed shorter trips like the Wainwright walk across England, the Inca Trail in Peru, Mt. Kailash in Tibet, and the Kangchenjunga and Annapurna circuits in Nepal.

Meg co-authored a play, “Thank You Dear,” which was produced in Deerfield, Massachusetts and has had her essays published in the New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and New York Newsday. Her book “Madam, Have you Ever Really Been Happy? An Intimate Journey through Africa and Asia” was published in June 2005. The book chronicles her first trip around the world, carrying only one backpack, a camera, journals, an open ticket and making her way with no reservations through an unknown, sometimes scary, sometimes funny, but always remarkable world.

For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 09:07

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Prescott Farm, Wesley Woods joining forces to put on mix and mingle event


LACONIA — Prescott Farm and Wesley Woods have partnered to create a Mix & Mingle 60's, 70's, 80's style at the farm on Saturday, August 17 from 4:30-6 p.m.

Join those that do remember those times for a fun and relaxing evening with adults from all over the Lakes Region. While enjoying light refreshments, you'll have the chance to meet others interested in spending time outside: natural history, hiking, gardening, etc. There will also be a chance to tour Prescott Farm's beautiful gardens and a brief introduction to the opportunities available at Prescott Farm. Appetizers will be provided by Moulton Farm.

Wesley Woods is an active living community for those over the age of 62 located in Gilford,.

Prescott Farm is a non-profit organization that offers environmental education for all ages. The 160 acre historic family farm features woodland and field trails, a "green" building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation (during the month of March), heritage gardens, and forested pond. Prescott Farm is open year round, seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information or to RSVP to this event, contact Sarah by calling 603-366-5695 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 08:55

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Bolduc to tell historical group all the buzz about bees

LACONIA — Join the Laconia Histoical and Museum Society to see what all the "buzz" is about as Society President; Ernie Bolduc shares his first-hand experience as a beekeeper as well as his historic research about bees and honey.

This lecture will be held at the Laconia Public Library on August 19 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Donations are gratefully accepted.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 08:37

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