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Incumbent & challenging candidates for District 2 County Commission to visit Republican meeting in Barnstead

BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC'G) has announced that their next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 pm at J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant (upstairs dining room), 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead.

With the September 9th Primary only one month from now, attention remains focused on those candidates hoping to have the opportunity to represent the towns of Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton. The winners of the primary will go on to run against their Democrat opponents in the November General Election.

Of particular note is that incumbent Republican District 2 County Commissioner John Thomas of Belmont, and his Republican opponent, Dick Burchell of Gilmanton, will be attending and speaking at this month's meeting. District 2 encompasses the towns of Alton, Barnstead, Belmont, and Gilmanton. In addition, other local candidates (in a primary or not) are encouraged to attend this meeting; it will be the last opportunity for local candidates to address the Committee's members and guests prior to the Primary.

BARC'G meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire.

Per the usual meeting format, if you're interested in having dinner (at your option) or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5:30 pm.

The Committee reminds you to bring a non-perishable food item (cans of soup, tuna fish, etc, etc) to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.


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AMTP Pathways to Leadership Program Develops Outdoors Skills


WOLFEBORO — On July 21st participants from the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project's Pathways to Leadership: Outdoor Leadership Pathway departed for Errol, for their culminating Pathways experience, a multi-day canoe trip on Lake Umbagog. The leadership and technical skills that participants acquired throughout the year were put to the test when they were asked to create schedules and emergency action plans, set up and break down camp, cook and clean up meals, and monitor group morale and well being, all of which they excelled at.

Pathways to Leadership: Outdoor Leadership Pathway participants graduate with the training and know-how to serve as co-leaders in next years' Pathways program and will teach future participants the skills they need to know to have a fun and safe backcountry experience.

On August 8 participants in the Pathways to Leadership: Service Learning Pathway will gear up for their culminating Pathways experience. They will volunteer on the Community School Farm, visit the Victory Gardens exhibit at the Wright Museum, and spend Saturday volunteering at the Moose Mountain Woods, Water and Wildlife Festival.

AMTP is a community-based, nonprofit organization committed to supporting healthy development and resilience in youth, families and communities throughout the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

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New Fiber Group at Shepherd's Hut Market

GILFORD  — Joyce Keyser, owner of the Shepherd's Hut Market, located at Ramblin' Vewe Sheep Farm, has announced that the market now has a fiber group meeting on Friday afternoons from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

"I'm pleased to offer an opportunity for those who love working with wool to join with others for crafting, and sharing what they have learned about their craft. The meetings are a great time for conversation and education." Joyce says. "One of the best parts of having this business is that it opens doors to those who are interested in wool crafting, and that it caters to a very special group of people."
Joyce has enjoyed the learning experiences she has had working with the Sanbornton Fiber group, and has been helping others learn more about felting and spinning, including groups from Ag in the Classroom and 4-H.
Often found spinning at the Laconia Farmer's Market on Thursday afternoons, Joyce is passionate about wool, especially the Targhee fiber that she raves about. "Targhee fiber is very soft and is known for having elasticity. It is a great fiber for beginning spinners, and works very well for felting as well."
The Shepherd's Hut Market is open Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm and every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 -6 pm. More information can be learned by checking the Shepherd's Hut Market Facebook page, or calling Joyce at 393-4696. You may also e-mail inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Forestview Manor to host 7th Annual Car Show

MEREDITH — On Thursday, August 14, from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Forestview Manor will be hosting their 7th Annual Car Show. The public  is welcome to come and enjoy the antique cars and trucks, music, raffles, food, and fun! Admission is free, but attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Meredith Food Pantry. There will be a rain date of Thursday, August 21

Forestview Manor is located at 153 Parade Road in Meredith, just over the Laconia town line. For more information, or to RSVP for the Car Show, call JoAnne at 279-3121.

Forestview Manor is an assisted living facility offering a range of care, and specializing in care of residents with Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss. For more information, call 279-3121.

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