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Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes applications due June 2

MEREDITH — Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes is currently accepting applications for families who are in need of food assistance during the summer of 2014. All applications are due by Monday, June 2.

Got Lunch! Inter-lake’s mission is to provide a nutritious lunch for the students of the Inter-Lakes school system that find themselves in need during the summer recess. Got Lunch is a volunteer, collaborative effort of individuals, faith and civic based organizations, local businesses and town and school officials, working together, to make sure that there is no child in the community that goes hungry during the summer months.

Although the program targets the population of students that quality for free or reduced lunch prices during the school year this is not a requirement. Got Lunch! recognizes that there are times when families may need a little help, therefore there is no required proof of financial need to participate.

Each week, beginning on Monday, June 23 volunteers will pack a week’s supply of healthy lunch groceries that will be delivered to your home for the full nine weeks that school is not in session. This year the program will also include a $5 dairy voucher.

Anyone interested in volunteering this summer is asked to contact Danielle Gintoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text69076); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes welcomes financial contributions of any size. To make a tax deductible contribution or sponsor a child for the summer ($125.00) please make checks payable to Trinity Episcopal Church with “Got Lunch” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to: Trinity Episcopal Church, PO BOX 635, Meredith, NH 03253.

For more information about the program contact Christine Hodecker-George, Chair Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 279-3123. Please note that all inquiries and applications will remain confidential.

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Joint Memorial Day Services for Hebron-Groton

GROTON — On Monday, May 26 the towns of Hebron and Groton will come together for a Memorial Day program, beginning at 11 am. It will be hosted by the Groton Historical Society and held at the Groton Town House, 754 North. Groton Rd.

Rev. John Fischer of Hebron will be chaplain and master of ceremonies. Refreshments will be served at the close of the service.
In November, Hebron will host the Veterans' Day program for both towns.

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Boat Museum Opens Memorial Day Weekend

WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro will open for the 2014 season over Memorial Day weekend. The Museum will be open daily through Columbus Day weekend.

Many new exhibits and events will be featured during the 2014 season. This season's exhibit, "The Great Race: 40 Years the Great Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race," will explore the growth and development of this popular spring-time event in Wolfeboro.

Founded by three men with a dream, Kingswood High School teachers John Markowitz, Art Brunt and canoeist Barry Lougee, the race is now a Wolfeboro spring tradition. When the founders hatched their idea for the race in 1975, they had no inkling how large or popular the event would become. The first race was held on May 24, 1975 and forty-seven canoes entered. All racers received a boat decal and first-, second-, and third-place plaques were awarded in each class.

Proceeds earned from the race made it possible for students to be sent to the Outward Bound Program. Race participants came from Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. To add to the fun atmosphere of the first race, banjo music was played at the portages and racers were encouraged to come dressed in costume, a tradition that has continued until today.

“This season's new exhibit on the Great Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race has been a great partnership between the Boat Museum and the Wolfeboro Lion's Club, who organize the race each year. We hope everyone will want to come visit the Museum to see this historic exhibit," said Board Chair Joe DeChiaro.

In addition to the photographs, video footage, race awards, early signage, canoes and racing paraphernalia on display in the featured exhibit, the Museum includes an introductory video on the history of boating on Lake Winnipesaukee, as well as displays on steamboats, vintage motorboat engines, a recreated wooden boat repair shop, and boat models. The Scotty race boat will be on display this year, as well as an early Chris Craft and other restored wooden boats from the grand era of boating.

At the Museum Activity Center younger children are able to use a "Build a Canoe" computer game, make their dream boats with Legos, color, or try their hand at a Scavenger Hunt. Throughout the Museum, hands-on interactive games also provide a fun way to learn about lake history, boating terms, and nautical issues.

All visitors to the Museum receive a discount coupon to ride the Millie B, a 1920s-style Hacker-Craft on Lake Winnipesaukee. The Mille B offers 45-minute narrated tours of the Lake throughout the summer and fall. The operating schedule may be viewed on-line at www.nhbm.org or by calling the New Hampshire Boat Museum at 569-4554.

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Castle in the Clouds Opens New Art Exhibition

MOULTONBOOUGH — Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough opened its first art exhibition of the 2014 season: Paperwasp; Creatures Real & Imagined on May 10 and invites the public to a Gallery Reception on May 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Carriage House.

This exhibition of fantastical sculptures by Vermont artist Kristian Brevik features oversized and colorful creatures, all sculpted from paper. Brevik's work emphasizes the interactions between art and science and is inspired by his background working in natural history museums, preparing specimens and articulating skeletons.

Brevik's sculpture "explores the intricate beauty of insects and other arthropods, an elegance which frequently escapes our attention. By growing the size of their intricate, segmented bodies, I introduce these often foreign creatures into the human world in a way they are normally unable to crawl."

Visitors to the gallery reception will enjoy complimentary wine and crudités. Entrance is via Ossipee Park Road. All artworks in this exhibition will be available for purchase.

The exhibition and reception are sponsored by locally owned and operated Subway restaurants.

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