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Prescott Farm offers holiday workshops


LACONIA — Prescott Farm will be offering two holiday workshops this year to the community starting December 4.

The first workshop, D-I-Y Natural Bodycare, will take place Wednesday evening, December 4 from 6-8 p.m. There will be a discussion and demonstration of the basic steps for making lip balm, body cream, bath salts & sugars, aromatherapy spray, and massage oil. Participants will  get to make and bring home bath salts, aromatherapy spray, massage oil, body cream, and lip balm

The last workshop, Nature-Themed Holiday Ornaments, will take place Saturday, December 7. Participants may attend the workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon or 1-2:30 p.m. Participants will learn to make pinecone owls, milkweed mice, wool felt acorns, birch bark sleds with pinecone critters and many more creatures with the collection of natural materials which will be provided.
Prescott Farm 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. 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. It is free to come and go for a hike or explore the "green" building.
Reservations are required for these workshops. Register online at www.prescottfarm.org or call 603-366-5695.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:40

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Inter-Lakes Math Team wins Lakes Region Math League Meet


MEREDITH — The Inter-lakes White math team placed first out of eight (8) teams for small schools in the Lakes Region Math League on Wednesday, November 13.

The team scored 127 points, followed by Belmont with 119 points, and 3rd place Moultonborowith 93 points. High scorer for the Inter-lakes team was Johnny Cox, with 9 out of 9 problems correct. He scored perfect in Alg. I, Alg. II, and Advanced math. He was followed by Dan Thomas, with 8 out of 9 correct problems. Dan scored perfect in Computations and Geometry.

Isabel Cunningham scored 7out of 9. She was perfect in Computations. Liam Donohoe got 6 out of 9. He got perfect in Computations. Finnian O'Connell got 5 out of 9. Cameron Daly also got 5 out of 9, with perfect in Geometry. Sarah Sundius got 4 out of 9, with perfect in Computations. Catherine Quimby, Hayley Roth, and Trevor Colby each finished with 3 out of 9 points.
The Blue team placed 4th, with 76 points. There were only 8 out of 10 members on the team. The team was led by Matt Schneberger and Jonah Steiss, each with 6 out of 9 problems correct. Jonah got perfect in Computations. Dorothy Crowell followed with 5 out of 9, with a perfect in Geometry. Allie Dennis and Angelo Burgess both got 4 out of 9. Allie got perfect in Computations. Ben Jacques and John Schmalle each got 3 out of 9. Josh Simpson finished out the scores with 1 out of 9.
The teams are coached by Diane Mega and Bob Marcoux.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:32

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Santa's Gift Bag Raffle to Benefit Ashland Food Pantry (157)

ASHLAND — As part of the Christmas Night celebration in Ashland on December 6, those who donate non-perishable food items to the Ashland Food Pantry will earn the chance to win a bag of gifts.

Donations of food for the Raffle will be accepted at the Ashland Community Center at 12 Highland Street (next to the Meredith Village Savings Bank) from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, and Friday, December 6. A raffle ticket will be issued for each qualifying food item.

Local organizations and businesses are donating gifts that will be placed in gift bags for adults and for children 12 and under. The winning tickets will be drawn on the evening of December 6 and announced at the Christmas Night tree lighting ceremony that begins at 8 p.m. in Memorial Park. (Winners do not to have to be present at the ceremony.)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:29

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Gilmanton Pantry and Thrift Shop Sponsoring Adopt A Child Christmas Program (203)

GILMANTON — The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop is again sponsoring an Adopt A Child project. Those interested in helping to make Christmas special for a child can contact Jane Sisti, director, at 364-7437.

It also continues to accept donations of food items and or money for holiday food baskets to help enable struggling families to enjoy a special holiday meal. Donations can be dropped off at collection sites located at the Gilmanton School, Gilmanton Year Round Library, the Academy Building or at the Food Pantry and Thrift Shop during regular hours. Monetary donations may be mailed to GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837

Starting Saturday, November 30 through Saturday, December 21 the Thrift Shop will have a Christmas sale. All items with red or green barbs will be 50% off.

The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop will be closed on: Wednesday, November 27, Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1.

Saturday, November 30, the hours will be from 12 noon until 2 p.m.

GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop. Hours: Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The Pantry only is open from 8 – 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:24

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