Great lasagna recipes wanted for M'borough Cook-Off

MOULTONBOROUGH — For the second year, the Historical Society is putting on a Lasagna Cook-Off. Lasagna lovers are asked to mark their calendars for Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Lion's Club Hall on Old Route 109. Doors will open at 5:45 and dinner service will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This year, the society is honoring the Lakes Region Food Pantry to celebrate the success of this wonderful addition to the community.

What is more fun than sitting down to a great plate of lasagna? Do you boast that you make the best lasagna? Well this is a great cook's chance to make a recipe and enter the cook-off. A panel of three judges will select our winners. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the Best Lasagna and Most Creative Lasagna.

Tickets for the event are $15. Patrons will enjoy appetizers, lasagna, salad, bread and homemade desserts, as well as complementary coffee and tea. The event will be BYOB. There will be door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle.

More obtain more information regarding tickets, or to enter the contest, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Mary at 603/707-0206. To pay by credit card please go to the website

Financial advisors plan workshops in Tilton

FRANKLIN — Independence Financial Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Savings Bank, offering investment, insurance and financial planning services, is hosting a number of workshops throughout the month of October, covering estate planning, Medicare and Medicare Supplements, retirement income planning and Social Security.

IFA will present an estate planning workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. People looking to develop an estate plan, but who are not sure where to start, should attend this complimentary workshop to learn how to properly plan your estate; identify and understand the role of certain legal documents, such as medical power of attorney, will and trusts; as well as how to title, protect and preserve assets.

People can also learn how to maximize their retirement income by attending a retirement income planning and Social Security workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants will learn how they can create a financially secure retirement by receiving valuable tips to assist them with developing a sound plan with other sources of retirement income.

IFA will also host an important seminar on Medicare and Medicare supplements on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Individuals will want to attend this presentation to learn all the facts surrounding Medicare, including how early they can qualify; when and how to enroll; the different parts of Medicare A, Medicare B, and Medicare D as well as Medicare supplemental plans.

All workshops will be held at the Community Learning Center located at 61 Laconia Road in Tilton. To register or receive more information about IFA's October workshops, please visit or contact Ginny Drzewiecki at 1.800.821.1776.

Independence Financial Advisors has been serving the financial management needs of northern New England residents, businesses, and non-profit institutions since 1995. IFA's team of financial professionals possess over 70 years of combined experience with helping individuals reach their financial goals. IFA has offices in Franklin, Gilford, Boscawen, Bristol, Rochester, Bedford and Nashua. To learn more, contact 1.800.821.1776 or visit

Services, securities and insurance offered through Independence Financial Advisors, LLC are not FDIC insured, are not deposits or obligations of, nor guaranteed by Franklin Savings Bank or its affiliate. These products are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of value and are not insured by any federal government agency.

Farm Bureau’s annual meeting is Oct. 16

LACONIA — The Belknap County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting on Friday, Oct. 16, at the United Methodist Church, 18 Wesley
Way, in Gilford.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour with light snacks, followed by a turkey dinner, catered by Harts Turkey Farm.

The guest speaker will be Debbi Cox, New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom Coordinator. Cox is responsible for promoting agriculture and providing agriculture materials to all schools throughout the state. She recently organized The School to Farm Event held at Ramblin Vewe Farm in Giilford, when fourth grade students from Gilford, Gilmanton, and Barnstead visited the farm for the day.

Reservations for the Annual Meeting are being accepted through Thursday, Oct. 8. The cost of the meal is $17. Call 527-3414
or 524-5125.

Girl Scouts donate 58 care bags to LRGH

CAPTION: Girl Scout juniors Madison Knott-Zackowski and Keirah Sanborn of Troop 10249 donated 58 care bags for new mom's to the Family Birthplace at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia as their take-action project to earn their Bronze Award. The bags are filled with the basic essentials for baby and a few items for mom. There is a special handmade lovie blanket in each bag that were graciously donated by Laurie Jandreau, a local woman. Both girls worked very hard over the summer making handmade bracelets, flag pins and tissue paper flowers to sell to help raise the money needed to purchase all the items for the bags. Pictured with the Girl Scouts are LRGH Family Birthplace employees Kristy Dane and Lindsey Holman. The Scouts say "thank you" to everyone who helped sponsor some of the bags. (Courtesy)