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Gilmanton Food Pantry begins winter hours on October 13


GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Food Pantry and Thrift Shop will begin operating on a winter schedule beginning Monday, Oct. 13.

The new winter hours will be Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop will be closed on Mondays throughout the winter.

During October the thrift shop will be selling women's pants at a price of two pairs for $1. Everything else in the shop will be on sale at half price.

The pantry and thrift shop can be reached by calling 603-364-0114, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GilmantonCommunityChurch.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 07:10

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Tri Rivers NRA holding fund raiser on October 4

FRANKLIN — A fundraiser to benefit the NRA Foundation will be held on the evening of Saturday, October 4, at the Elks Lodge in Franklin. Doors open at 5:30 and there will be door prizes, bucket raffles, silent and live auctions and games.

The meal features roast prime rib and baked stuffed chicken breast and tickets to the event are $40 per person.

The NRA Foundation is a 501-c-3 (tax code) Charitable Foundation (separate from the NRA organization) and was formed in 1992 to provide grants for the promotion and enhancement of the shooting sports and firearms safety.

100% of the monies raised is given out in grants each year as the NRA pays Foundation expenses and the salary and expenses of the NRA rep who coordinates the events in NH and the events are all organized and run by volunteers.

The Gun of the Year this year is a Matched Set pairing Colt XSE Model .45 ACP and .380 ACP Mustang pistols. This will be by a drawing limited to 300 tickets at $10 each. Also, note that there will again this year be an African photo safari for two to Zulu Nyala and an African hunting safari for two with Diekie.on the auction block.

With a limit of 180 attendees this event will be a sell-out. For further information call Fred Allen, Co-Chair, Tri Rivers FNRA Fundraising Committee, at 603-968-9944 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:59

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Local restaurants to join WOW Fest on Saturday

LACONIA — WOW Fest '14, presented by Bank of New Hampshire, takes place this Saturday, September 27th at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club. WOW Fest is a fundraiser for the WOW Trail, with all proceeds going to help construct Phase 2 of the trail.

Events include a fun walk, a 5K and 10K road race along Lake Opechee and a 15 mile (Paugus Bay) and a 67 mile (Lake Winnipesaukee) bicycle challenge all starting and ending at the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club. Following the events there is a festival with delicious food generously served from Fratellos, T-Bones, Common Man and Patrick's. The event also features live music with Justin Jaymes, a beer garden with Contigianis Catering and more.

Event schedule is:

Take the Lake Bicycle Challenge: (67m) 7am start
Take the Bay Bicycle Challenge: (15m) 10am start

Take Opechee 5K Road Race: 9am start
Take Opechee 10K Road Race: 9am start

Take the Trail Fun Walk: 10:30am start

Festival, Food & Music: 11am to 1pm

Pre-registration and complete event information is available at www.wowtrail.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:55

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Squam Lakes Science Center elects new trustees

HOLDERNESS — Carl Lehner of Holderness and Patricia Sava of Waterville Valley are the newly elected trustees of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.

Lehner and Sava were elected during the center's recent Annual Meeting and Summer Celebration.

Also on that occasion, retiring trustees John Fernandes of Ashland and David Merrill of Weston, Mass., were honored for their dedicated service. Trustees Harriet Harris of Dover, Mass., Bill Lee of Meredith, Sandy McGinnes of Center Harbor, and Lea A. Stewart of Campton, were re-elected for new terms.

Lehner graduated from Amherst College with a major in geology and worked as a field geologist in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. He later received an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Lehner worked for an international mining company before joining his family's textile waste recycling firm in South Carolina. Lehner and his family have owned a vacation home in Holderness since 1992 with his children attending various Science Center summer programs. He also serves on the Holderness Planning Board, the boards of New Hampshire Lakes Association and the Little Church Theater, and is an active monitor for Squam Lakes Conservation Society.

Sava is a native of Wellesley Hills, Mass. She grew up learning about and loving nature while on vacation in New Hampshire. She has traveled extensively and began an interior design business, Sava Designs, LLC, in 1970. Her projects include hotels, ski resorts, golf communities, and assisted living facilities nationwide. Sava is a former member of the American Society of Interior Designers and Hospitality Industry Associates.

Additionally, officers were elected to the Board of Trustees including David Martin of Holderness, chair; Nancy Beck of Holderness, vice chair; Kenneth Evans of Holderness, treasurer; and Lea A. Stewart of Campton, secretary.

Employees recognized for service included Dave Erler, 35 years of service; Eric D'Aleo, 20 years of service; and Brian Eaton and Mary Noyes, both 10 years of service.

The Horizon Award was given to former trustee Tashia Morgridge for her outstanding service and commitment to the Science Center.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:46

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