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Orchard restoration workshop to be held April 12

 CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village and Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH) will offer "Bringing Back an Orchard" on April 12, in the historic Shaker orchard. The workshop will be instructed by nationally recognized organic orchardist, Michael Phillips. Cost to attend is $60 for organization members and $75 for non-members.

Instructor Michael Phillips is known across the country for helping people grow healthy fruit. The "community orchard movement" that he helped found at www.GrowOrganicApples.com provides a full immersion into the holistic approach to orcharding. His Lost Nation Orchard is part of a medicinal herb farm in northern New Hampshire. Michael's newest book, The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way, recently received Garden Book of the Year honors from the American Horticultural Society.

To register, visit www.shakers.org

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 08:35

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Huot Center Holding Open House for prospective students

LACONIA — The Huot Career and Technical Center will hold a "Prospective Student Open House" on Thursday, April 3 from 5-7 p.m. High school aged students and their parents are highly encouraged to attend this informational event.

The Open House will provide students an opportunity to meet instructors and current students. Tours will also be available. Students from Belmont, Franklin, Gilford, Inter-Lakes, Laconia and Winnisqaum Regional High School are eligible to attend the center during their junior and senior years.

In the spring of 2013 the Huot Center opened the doors to a brand new career and technical center adjacent to Laconia High School. The multi-million dollar project has created a unique community resource for students to explore their career aspirations.

The new facility features programs ranging from Auto Technology and Building Trades to Biotechnology and Multimedia. For 2014-2015 the Huot Center will be offering 12 different concentrations including new programs in Resort and Recreation Management and Law Enforcement. With a total enrollment of just under 500 students, many Huot programs are competitive and students are encouraged to apply early.

A complete listing of Huot classes can be found by visiting www.huotech.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 08:32

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Historical Society plans ‘Made in Bristol’ to celebrate home industries of today

BRISTOL — The Bristol Historical Society plans to hold a "Made in Bristol" fair this summer. This would give individuals, businesses, organizations, clubs, etc. the opportunity to showcase their products and services.
Bristol was once a center of manufacturing, taking advantage of the water power of the Newfound River. Textiles were made at the Dodge Davis Mill (the Yankees baseball team pinstripe material first came from the Bristol mill). There were a number of pulp mills providing pulp for the paper mills. Other factories made shoes, carriages, paper and other items. There were machine shops, foundries, furniture makers, tanneries, grist mills, lumber mills to name a few. But just as important for the residents of Bristol were all the home industries and the goods they provided for the community.
The buy local movement that is becoming popular gives more and more importance to the current home industries going on right here in Bristol. As we look for ways to revitalize Bristol the Historical Society wishes to give our locals a place to come together and showcase what is currently being made in Bristol.
If you would like to participate in this effort by becoming a member of the organizing committee or as a participant in the fair you may call 744-2751 or 744-2686. The Historical Society annual business meeting will be Saturday, March 29 at 10:30 in the Minot Sleeper Library. Interested folks are welcome to come and help organize this event.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 08:15

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Opechee Garden Club members to receive lesson in flower arranging at meeting on April 7

GILFORD — It's been a long winter for the Lakes Region. Aside from lunch meetings at O's Steak & Seafood in February and the Chase House in March, Opechee Garden Club members have been either snow birds or mostly homebound. They've been digging more snow than gardens. Thinking of spring isn't going to be enough, they want to see spring. Betsy Williams' guest appearance at their April 7 meeting at 1 p.m. in the Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Road in Gilford should be just the harbinger they need.

Williams will teach flower arranging, plain and simple, from learning how and when to buy, pick, cut and condition flowers and greens to the simple and practical mechanics of how to arrange. Williams' talents include cooking, herb gardening, container gardening, flower arranging, history and stories of herbs and flowers. In 1987, she created the first Fairy Festival, now replicated throughout the country. She is well-known and a featured lecturer beyond New England for her entertaining ways as she weaves stories and legends throughout her informative talks.

Chairs Judy Riley and Maurine Bastille with committee members, Lynne DeVivo, Gail Dyer, Irene Fournier, Elaine Gagnon, Kay Hodgson, Nancy LeRoy, Evelyn Millar, Patsy Moore, Jean Petterson, Simone Routhier, Joni Stover and Donna Ying will serve refreshments.

Opechee Garden Club is currently accepting applications for awards/scholarships through its Evergreen Fund. Individuals or not-for-profit organizations who wish to pursue projects or advanced studies within the disciplines of conservation, environmental science, forestry, agriculture, horticulture, landscape design, or any other area supported by the Opechee Garden Club with a focus on the environment may apply. Applications are available at the address below and are being accepted until April 15.

The Opechee Garden Club, which meets at 1 p.m. on the first Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at the Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Road, Gilford. New members are welcomed. Please write P.O. Box 6025, Laconia, NH 03247, call Judy Robertson at 527-0493, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.opecheegardenclub.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 08:09

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