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‘What is Wilderness’ talk on February 13

HOLDERNESS — Join the Squam Lakes Association Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m. for the Squam Speaker Series: What is Wlderness?.

John Marunowski, Wilderness Manager, for the Pemigewasset Ranger District on the White Mountain National Forest will talk about the Pemigewasset and Sandwich Range Wilderness Areas. John's talk will explore the meanings behind this powerful idea, changes over the last 50 years since of the original Wilderness Act was signed into law, along with what the US Forest Service in New Hampshire has accomplished over that time.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. On September 3, 1964 President Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This historic bill established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) and set aside an initial 9.1 million acres of wildlands for the use and benefit of the American people. Now, 50 years later, as a result of America's continuing support for Wilderness, Congress has added over 100 million acres to this unique land preservation system. Don't miss out on this exciting talk about why Wilderness is so important!
For more information call the SLA at (603) 968-7336 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Miller Environmental Fund applications due before end of March

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Miller Environmental Education Fund (MEEF) is now accepting applications for grant funding for 2014. These grants are meant to support interested applicants who will have direct contact with Moultonborough children through environmental projects and learning experiences.

Projects that qualify may include: construction of nature trails, wild life monitoring, water quality monitoring or climate change awareness, outdoor classroom activities and supplies, funds can be used to support operations for projects of this type (transportation, supplies, etc.)

Projects previously funded by MEEF have included: A nature garden of native species at MCS, a songbird study including purchase of binoculars for use by all students, a presentation and workshops for children and families by a naturalist encouraging their observations in nature.

MEEF was developed in 2007 out of a profound appreciation for the service and dedication of Michele Miller, former Principal of Moultonborough Central School and the 2006 NH Environmental Educator of the Year award recipient. Grants this year will be available in amounts up to $3500.

For more information or to receive an application call Frances Strayer, Project Manager, at 476-5535, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Electronic applications must be received on or before March 21, 2014.

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LR Chamber to Publish Lakes Region Living

LACONIA —  New Hampshire's Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and McLean Communications announced their collaboration on the 2014 edition of Lakes Region Living, a professionally produced, full-color, glossy magazine dedicated to exploring the advantages of living and working in New Hampshire's Lakes Region.

The publication will serve as an ideal resource for local businesses, those considering the region for relocation, starting or expanding a business, going to college, or for retirement.

"This magazine is a unique marketing opportunity to capture the overall values of living and working in our region. It provides resources of local business, education, culture, healthcare and all the elements important to those considering moving to this area," stated Karmen Gifford, Chamber Executive Director.

There are few places more well-known for scenic splendor, pristine lakes and natural beauty than the Lakes Region, and the mission of Lakes Region Living is to illuminate the charm of the area while educating both newcomers and long-time residents about its economic opportunities, cultural diversification, business landscape and the allure of calling this region home.

"What's not to love about New Hampshire's Lakes Region? We're thrilled to have this opportunity to utilize our knowledge and expertise to produce a high-impact publication for the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce," says Sharron McCarthy of McLean Communications.

In Lakes Region Living, readers will get an inside look at many of the elements that make the region such a great place to live, work and conduct business, including:

• Overview of local figures in business, education, culture, healthcare and real estate

• An insider's guide to the areas attractions, events and unique characteristics

• A look at the communities that make up the Lakes Region

• And much more information of use to those considering a move or starting or expanding a business in our area

Advertising space in the publication is now open, giving local businesses an opportunity to cement your role within the community by advertising to a unique and varied audience, and be part of an effort to showcase why this part of the Granite State is an ideal place to live and work. Advertising investments in Lakes Region Living will be put to good use reaching a responsive audience all year long. Distribution channels will include:

• Local businesses, including hotels, healthcare facilities, real estate agents, schools, and city halls

• To the B2B community through networking events, conferences and Chamber of Commerce events

• Mailed directly to all Lakes Region Chamber members

• Mailed directly to those inquiring about the area for retirement, relocation or business start-ups or expansion

• Used as a recruitment tool by local businesses

• College students

For advertising information contact Deb Pepka at (603) 731-1904 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For editorial inquiries, contact Ken Gagnon at (603) 413-5112 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Bald Peak Community Caregivers donation

CENTER HARBOR — Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has recently received funding from the Bald Peak Community Fund, a donor-advised fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

"We are very grateful for the generous grant award from the Bald Peak Community Fund which will be used to support transportation costs associated with our Volunteer Program," stated Ann Sprague, ICCI Executive Director. "The majority of services requested from our neighbors are for rides to medical appointments."

The Bald Peak Community Fund was founded in 2002 with the intent to give support to their neighbors and communities in need of essential services. Funds are raised from the members of the Bald Peak Colony Club and friends who value the rural environment of the Lakes Region, and who are pleased to lend support to the maintenance of that lifestyle.

Interlakes Community Caregivers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization that provides support services and community information to help neighbors in their daily lives. These free services include transportation to medical appointments, friendly visits, errands, respite care for primary caregivers, and light household chores. Services are provided to residents in need in the towns of Center Harbor, Meredith, Moultonborough and Sandwich. ICCI does not charge for services nor seeks reimbursement from any insurance company or state agency. Funding comes from grant awards such as this, donations and fundraising events.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities or for other information contact Ann Sprague, Executive Director at 603-253-9275, Ext. 4, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit  interlakescommunitycaregivers.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 10:07

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