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Gardens Abound on this year's House and Garden Tour

MOULTONBOROUGH— Friends of the Moultonborough Library President, Jane Harrington and Vice President Sheery Weene are working diligently with a tireless team of volunteers to organize this year's thirteenth House and Garden Tour. The eagerly awaited June 26 event is the major fund raiser for the Friends and benefits the Moultonborough Library.

Tour Tickets are $35 may be purchased at the Moultonborough Library or Bayswater Books in Center Harbor.
New to the House Tour this year is the addition of two lovely lakeside gardens for visitors to enjoy. The first is a natural garden of many woodland delights with a spectacular view of Lake Winnipesaukee as a backdrop. This garden has areas of sun and shade with a variety of perennial plants to suit each. A shady woodland border has been created with many transplanted shrubs and perennials.
The second garden is truly a work in progress and a total labor of love. Many of the "antique" heirloom plants have been passed down through the family. Some of the Peonies came from family farms as far away as Michigan and western New York while additional Peonies as well as the Coral Bells came from family gardens as near as Sugar Hill. These gardeners are fortunate to have a long, sunny fence line leading down to the lake—a perfect location for the garden. Approximately 14 dozen annuals are planted in the garden each year to add color throughout the summer and fall.

At two homes on this year's tour, raffle tickets will be for sale for prizes generously donated by over thirty local merchants. Bring along address labels to attach to your raffle tickets to simplify your raffle ticket purchase. Tickets are 3 for $10 or single tickets may be purchased for $5. Winners will receive their prizes by mail.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:22

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Back Bay Skippers Prep for annual Sasquatch Footy Regatta

WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum's Back Bay Skippers will hold their Sasquatch Footy Regatta rain or shine Saturday, June 14 beginning at 10 a.m. on Back Bay in Wolfeboro.

Directed by Bill Hagerup of Moultonborough, the Regatta is open to all boats of the Footy Class. Although membership in the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) is encouraged, it is not a requirement of this particular competition. It is anticipated that racers from throughout New England will be competing and that the race will continue until approximately 3 p.m.

This fun event is free for the public to watch along the Bridge-Falls Path in Wolfeboro. Spectators will be able to watch the competitors as they move their sails and rudders by remote control, trying to catch the wind for completion of the course.

In his article for the Summer 2008 issue of Model Yachting, Sasquatch race director Bill Hagerup describes Footys as the world's smallest, sanctioned, radio-controlled model yachts. "But don't let the diminutive size fool you," he adds. "These cute little boats are serious. They perform amazingly well for their size and can be sailed in just about any wind conditions." He recommends them for beginners since "they're inexpensive to build, can be easily transported when fully rigged, and can be sailed on small ponds -- even in your swimming pool!"

Anyone wanting additional information about the race can contact either the New Hampshire Boat Museum at 569-4554 or Bill Hagerup at either 603-284-6642 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:03

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Meredith Altrusa Club Awards Scholarships to Local Students


MEREDITH — The Meredith Altrusa Club recently hosted their annual Scholarship Award dinner at Hart's Turkey Farm honoring three outstanding students from local communities.

Over the past 19 years, 89 scholarships and more than $83,000 has been awarded to 'non-traditional students' who are over 23 years of age and furthering their education.
The Dr. Jeanette Ritzenthaler Scholarship was established in memory of the founder of the Meredith Altrusa Club. This year's award recipient was Rose Duquette of Meredith. Rose is an LNA at Golden View Health Care Center and is currently attending Lakes Region Community College where she is studying Office Technology with Medical Billing and Coding.

The Marian Touhey Scholarsip was established in memory of Marian Touhey who was a long-time Altrusa Club member, past Treasurer and Co-Chair of the Scholarship Committee. This year, Kristen Powell of New Hampton was selected to be the recipient of this scholarship. Kristen is attending Lakes Region Community College and completing her Associate's Degree. She will transfer to Plymouth State University where she will be pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology with a minor in Environmental Science.
Also honored with a scholarship award was Etienne Vallee of Conway. Etienne is a Library Media Specialist in the Moultonborough School District. He is attending Clarion University's Graduate School of Library Science to obtain his Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.

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Steele Hill Resort supports Baptist church rebuilding project

SANBORNTON — With a $10,000 donation, Steele Hill has pledged supports to the Second Baptist Church Rebuilding Project. The project is designed to restore, expand and upgrade the existing church. The project is designed to restore, expand and upgrade the existing church building, a key component of the Church's long-range plan.

The main goal of the project is to provide a larger, more modern facility, while at the same time preserving the historic presence of the church, a Sanbornton Landmark dating back well over 200 years.

According to Bill Cutillo, President of Steele Hill Resorts, "We are fortunate to be able to help the church in this project. Many of our guests come here to enjoy the serenity and majesty of our picturesque surroundings. That's an integral part of the overall resort experience that we offer. Supporting a project such as this is important to us as stewards of our neighborhood."

Second Baptist Church Pastor Chris McMicken adds, "We have always enjoyed a certain strategic alliance with Steele Hill Resorts. Though we have raised a significant portion of the funds needed through our own congregation resources, more is needed to complete the project. This contribution will go a long way to help us achieve our ultimate goals. We are blesses to have this support from our neighbor, Steele Hill Resorts."

For more information, please contact Paul Nelson at 603-325-1778 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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