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AMTP Pathways to Leadership Program Develops Outdoors Skills


WOLFEBORO — On July 21st participants from the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project's Pathways to Leadership: Outdoor Leadership Pathway departed for Errol, for their culminating Pathways experience, a multi-day canoe trip on Lake Umbagog. The leadership and technical skills that participants acquired throughout the year were put to the test when they were asked to create schedules and emergency action plans, set up and break down camp, cook and clean up meals, and monitor group morale and well being, all of which they excelled at.

Pathways to Leadership: Outdoor Leadership Pathway participants graduate with the training and know-how to serve as co-leaders in next years' Pathways program and will teach future participants the skills they need to know to have a fun and safe backcountry experience.

On August 8 participants in the Pathways to Leadership: Service Learning Pathway will gear up for their culminating Pathways experience. They will volunteer on the Community School Farm, visit the Victory Gardens exhibit at the Wright Museum, and spend Saturday volunteering at the Moose Mountain Woods, Water and Wildlife Festival.

AMTP is a community-based, nonprofit organization committed to supporting healthy development and resilience in youth, families and communities throughout the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 09:01

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New Fiber Group at Shepherd's Hut Market

GILFORD  — Joyce Keyser, owner of the Shepherd's Hut Market, located at Ramblin' Vewe Sheep Farm, has announced that the market now has a fiber group meeting on Friday afternoons from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

"I'm pleased to offer an opportunity for those who love working with wool to join with others for crafting, and sharing what they have learned about their craft. The meetings are a great time for conversation and education." Joyce says. "One of the best parts of having this business is that it opens doors to those who are interested in wool crafting, and that it caters to a very special group of people."
Joyce has enjoyed the learning experiences she has had working with the Sanbornton Fiber group, and has been helping others learn more about felting and spinning, including groups from Ag in the Classroom and 4-H.
Often found spinning at the Laconia Farmer's Market on Thursday afternoons, Joyce is passionate about wool, especially the Targhee fiber that she raves about. "Targhee fiber is very soft and is known for having elasticity. It is a great fiber for beginning spinners, and works very well for felting as well."
The Shepherd's Hut Market is open Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm and every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 -6 pm. More information can be learned by checking the Shepherd's Hut Market Facebook page, or calling Joyce at 393-4696. You may also e-mail inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Forestview Manor to host 7th Annual Car Show

MEREDITH — On Thursday, August 14, from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Forestview Manor will be hosting their 7th Annual Car Show. The public  is welcome to come and enjoy the antique cars and trucks, music, raffles, food, and fun! Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Meredith Food Pantry. There will be a rain date of Thursday, August 21

Forestview Manor is located at 153 Parade Road in Meredith, just over the Laconia town line. For more information, or to RSVP for the Car Show, call JoAnne at 279-3121.

Forestview Manor is an assisted living facility offering a range of care, and specializing in care of residents with Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss. For more information, call 279-3121.

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Laconia Rotary Elects Board Members

LACONIA — Laconia Rotary recently installed Pat Anderson as its president for 2014-2015. Charlie Bullerwell, outgoing President, thanked the Board of Directors and the members of the club for their support. Bullerwell said, "This year, the Board worked together to help Laconia Rotary grow and evolve. I want to thank my fellow Rotarians for the opportunity to become a leader."

Ms. Anderson stated, "Laconia Rotary has a great reputation in the community and it is an honor to lead the organization this year. Rotary does a lot for the Lakes Region, and participates in international projects as well. We welcome new members who want to help us make a difference in our community."

The following individuals were elected to the Board of Directors: Charlie Bullerwell, Immediate Past President; Kristen Welch, President Elect; Joanne Piper-Lang, Secretary; Jon Nivus, Treasurer; Hazel Zimmer, Seargeant-At-Arms; and Ed Engler, Rob Stewart and Curtis Stafford, Directors.

Laconia Rotary is a member of Rotary International, an international service organization that is open to membership to all individuals. Its objectives are to encourage and foster opportunities for service, high ethical standards in business and professions, and advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace. The club meets at 12 noon on Thursday at the Belknap Mill. For further information about Rotary, call Jon F. Nivus 528-4959.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 08:37

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