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11th annual Kainen Flynn Memorial Fishing Derby today

GILFORD — The 11th annual Officer Kainen M. Flynn Memorial Fishig Derby, sponsored by the Gillford Police Relief Association will be held today at the Gunstock Recreation Area.

Lines go in the water at 9 a.m. and the pond at Funstock is packed with recently stocked trout. Registration is free and orizes will be awarded to the top anglers in several age groups.

Hamburgs and hot dogs will be sold to help meet expenses for the event, which promotes water safety as well as keeping Officer Fynn's memory alive.


Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 08:43

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Walks & Talks Series Returns to Castle in the Clouds

MOULTONBOROUGH — The popular Walks & Talks program series returns to Castle in the Clouds beginning Monday June 9 with a Bird Walk on the Castle estate led by renowned ornithologist Robert Ridgely. The Bird Walk leaves the Carriage House at 8:30 a.m. – enter via Ossipee Park Road.

Walks & Talks take place each Monday, June 9 though August 25. See the entire series schedule, which includes Nature Photography, a Wildflower Walk, Wilderness Survival, and many more nature-themed topics, at www.castleintheclouds.org. Walks &Talks are $8 per person or free for Friends of the Castle. Space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Call 603-476-5414 to reserve a spot. This series is generously sponsored by Mill Falls at the Lake.


Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 07:46

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Newfound students’ work featured in N.H. High School Short Film Festival

BRISTOL — "The Soon to be Deceased" by Newfound Regional High School junior Sam Kench was one of 25 films made by high school students which was featured recently at the Lincoln Financial Cinema at Red River Theatres in Concord at the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival.

The comedy-western was written, directed and edited by Kench, who also stars in the short film along with fellow NRHS students Emmett Morrill, Andrew Fortier and Shaun Hathaway.

Founded in 2008, this festival is an initiative for students presented by the New Hampshire Film and Television Office, and was created to give high school filmmakers around the state the opportunity to create and showcase short films on the big screen in statewide competition.

The event starts at noon and the screening will run about two hours. Tickets are $7 and available at the door.



Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 07:30

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Pasquaney Garden Club wins award for butterfly garden

NEWFOUND — On May 28 The New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs announced that the Pasquaney Garden Club’s newly re-created Butterfly Garden behind the Minot Sleeper Library won two of the most coveted awards given by the state wide organization.

The Butterfly Garden is the winner of the Debbi Nutter Landscape Award as the highest scoring landscape project incorporating native plants. The second prestigious award is the Governor’s Bowl given to the club which has made the greatest contribution towards the beautification of its town or city.

The original garden began 14 years ago, but was unavoidably destroyed during the 2012 construction of the new wing of the library. The members of the Pasquaney Garden Club vowed to re-create the garden after the construction had been completed. Because of the increased roof and parking area the runoff into the river was increased as well. The state therefore mandated a mediation area, a gully of some 140 feet long and approximately 12 feet wide. After multiple consultations the town authorized the Pasquaney Garden Club to recreate the Butterfly Garden along the banks of the Newfound River and meld it with a rain garden in the newly built mediation area, nearly tripling the size of the garden.

Upon acceptance of the project the Pasquaney Garden Club asked 3 of its Master Gardeners to organize, advise and oversee it. The UNH Master Gardeners of Grafton County enthusiastically accepted the application as a project for the 3 Master Gardeners, Judy Kraemer, Shirley Yorks, and Cat White who willingly took on the project. Judy and Shirley have been active in the garden since its original inception.

The long standing tradition of cooperation between the Pasquaney Garden Club and the Trustees of the Minot-Sleeper Library was a foundation for the generosity and cooperation of those trustees, the Bristol Board of Selectmen the architect, Brackley Shaw, the construction company and their foreman. The Mayhew Boys and the Circle Girls Clubs have both assisted in attempting to extirpate the Japanese knotweed and Oriental bittersweet that infested the riverbank. The Master Gardeners put over 120 hours of planning into preparations for the garden and the Pasquaney Garden Club members put in nearly 1000 hours of their time to complete the garden.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 07:21

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