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Food for Friends meal returning with new location

BRISTOL —  This Food for Friends free monthly community meal will be returning beginning Thursday, October 2. It is now held in a new location at the Bristol United Church of Christ and the time is still 5 – 6 pm.

The program moved from the Tapply-Thompson Community Center last winter. The BUCC was gracious enough to offer their location which has handicap accessibility, a state of the art kitchen and improved parking.

The Food for Friends program began 20+ years ago with a small group of people that were interested in offering families and adults the opportunity to get out of the house for a nice evening meal in a restaurant atmosphere without breaking the budget. Our first location was the Sidewalk Café (now Gina's Restaurant). The Cloutiers that owned the business offered their space and a different community group would volunteer to cook weekly. After a number of years this space became unavailable and we discontinued the meal for a number of years.

The program was returned to the community a few years ago and held at the TTCC. It became a monthly meal with organizations such as the Bristol Rotary Club, Project Promise, NRHS Student Council, Bristol Community Services, Bristol United Church of Christ, and TTCC taking turns to cook and serve.

The dates for the 2014-15 season are: October 2nd, November 6th, December 4th, January 8th, February 5th, March 5th, April 2nd & May 7th from 5 – 6 pm. We are looking for additional organizations to host the meals. For more info or to learn how to make a donation or volunteer, contact the TTCC at 744-2713.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 09:16

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Patrick’s again offers ‘Take me to Ireland’ sweepstakes

GILFORD — Patrick's Pub & Eatery of Gilford has announced their second "Take Me to Ireland" Sweepstakes where two  lucky people will win a week in Ireland featuring a visit to Bunratty Castle on St. Patrick's Day 2015 in Ireland. The trip, with a send-off party from Patrick's on March 12th 2015, includes airfare, ground transportation, lodging and more and features 3 nights in Dublin, 2 nights in Kilarney and 1 night in Bunratty.

The trip, presented by C-I-E Tours International and Penny Pitou Travel, has a very limited number of seats and is also on sale now to the general public. Trip details are available at www.pennypitoutravel.com.

"We're excited to be offering our customers a chance to join with us on what will surely be an unforgettable adventure in Ireland" said Patrick's co-owner Jeff Beetle that Penny Pitou Travel has put together. "We're looking forward to doing some first-hand research on the pubs, the food and the lore of Ireland and bringing back some new ideas for our restaurant."

Patrick's "Take Me to Ireland" Sweepstakes runs from September 8th through November 19th with the grand prize awarded on Saturday, November 22nd at Patrick's. Free entry forms are available at Patrick's. All contest details can be found at www.patrickspub.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 09:13

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Beans & Greens hosting Gilford, Laconia Historical societies

GILFORD — On Wednesday, September 10th, at 6:30 p.m., the Gilford and Laconia historical societies will have a joint meeting at the Beans & Greens Farm and Pavilion in Gilford to learn how one farm and its agricultural land has been preserved. Martina and Andy Howe will give a brief history of the farm, telling how it evolved since the late 1770's.

Sue Harris will share personal memories about when she and her husband Arthur and their three children lived in the house that had been in her husband's family for generations (some of you may remember seeing their Hereford beef cattle grazing in the fields).

Martina and Andy Howe have worked diligently to create the Beans & Greens Farm. They will give a brief history and tell how they developed their farmstand into the fascinating operation that it is today. Learn about the special events that take place at the Pavilion, how their son, over many years, has created the corn maze, and about the animals that children love to pet, plus much more.

Every year the Gilford Historical Society and the Laconia Historical Society share a joint meeting. This year it was decided that they wanted to share a story about a historical farm that was saved from being developed into house lots.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 08:50

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5th Annual Precott Farm Harvest Festival is September 13

LACONIA — Prescott Farm will hold its fifth annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day's activities will include horse-drawn hayrides, face-painting, petting farm, music, games, and food. There will be something for everyone and admission is free.
Prescott Farm, located on White Oaks Road, is a non-profit organization that offers environmental education for all ages throughout the year including WildQuest camps, public programs, field trips, and long-term partnerships with local elementary schools.

For more information on this event please visit our website at www.prescottfarm.org or contact Kimberly at 603-366-5695. You can also find Prescott Farm on Facebook.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 08:41

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