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Town of Bridgewater Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting

BRIDGEWATER — The Bridgewater Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will hold its fourth meeting on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Bridgewater Town Hall.

The committee, which is represented by the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Police and Emergency Services, the Road Agent, and the Hebron-Bridgewater Refuse Facility is updating its 2008 Hazard Mitigation Plan. It has considered the natural and man-made hazards that put Bridgewater at risk. The committee is developing recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents.

Residents of Bridgewater and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input.

Hazard Mitigation Planning is as important to reducing disaster losses as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for Bridgewater will be determined as a result of this process. With the update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan, community leaders will be able to prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these and other hazards. Community leaders want the town to be a disaster resistant community and believe that updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan will bring Bridgewater one step closer to that goal.

For more information call the Selectmen at 744-5055 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 11:11

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Ram Dass film at Sanbornton Library Wednesday night

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church – UCC in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library is sponsoring a Film Series held on the first Wednesday of every month at the library. Show time is 6:30-8:30p.m. on the second floor of the library. The ninth film, to be shown on October 2, will be "Ram Dass: Fierce Grace" (2001) 93 minutes.

"Harvard professors Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary made countercultural history in 1963 when they were dismissed from that institution for conducting controversial research. In 1967 Alpert journeyed to India with spiritual seeker Bhagavan Das and there found his guru Maharaj ji, who renamed him Ram Dass ("Servant of God").
Upon his return in 1969 Ram Dass spent some time on his father's summer home in Franklin. Many of his spiritual followers came to be with him there.
Best known for his 1971 bestseller Be Here Now, which was a spiritual touchstone of the era, Ram Dass became an inspiration to people across the globe. The film intersperses vivid archival footage from hippiedom's glory days with intimate glimpses of Ram Dass today, as he continues to remake his life since having a stroke in 1997.
October is the fiftieth anniversary (1963) of the founding of the Sant Bani Ashram in Sanbornton. The two groups, while separate, certainly shared many ideals and values and not a few seekers were referred to the Ashram by Ram Dass. All who lived during those tumultuous and life-changing times are invited to share their memories and reflections during a discussion following the film.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 10:45

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Center Harbor residents honored by Spaulding Youth Center

NORTHFIELD — Spaulding Youth Center recently held a celebration to honor Kent and Mary Alice Warner from Center Harbor who have helped Spaulding Youth Center immeasurably through enthusiastic volunteer work, guidance and philanthropy. Their passion for helping children with challenges led them to Spaulding many years ago and they eventually became Board members - Mary Alice from 1996 to 2002 and Kent from 1998 until 2013.

Students, staff and board members gathered in the Spaulding Community Center to applaud both Kent and Mary Alice and guests took turns thanking and roasting Kent on the eve of his retirement from the board. When Kent resigned from the Board of Trustees in June he was elected Trustee Emiritus of Spaulding. A citation from Governor Hassan was read and a student presented a declaration from Spaulding Youth Center declaring the day to be "Kent and Mary Alice Warner Day."

Kent has worked tirelessly for Spaulding serving on the following committees during his tenure: Development, Endowment Oversight, Finance, Joint Governance Task Force, and Physical Plant and Natural Resources. The climax of his career at Spaulding was his involvement in raising funds for a highly successful capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art school that has the capacity to educate 100 special needs students. CEO and President Susan Calegari thanked both Kent and Mary Alice for all their support, friendship and unabashed commitment to advancing Spaulding's mission.

For information about Spaulding Youth Center, contact Gail Mayhew, Director of Development at 603-286-7500 ext. 532; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.spauldingyouthcenter.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 10:41

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Default & foreclosure workshop offered Oct. 5

LACONIA — The Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) is hosting a free Default and Foreclosure Workshop as the first step for those who may be facing foreclosure or who are in mortgage default. The workshop will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Woodside Building of the Taylor Community. LACLT is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency.

The workshop is free and open to homeowners of all income levels. LACLT respects and maintains confidentiality and privacy. The workshop will allow attendees to explore the options available in avoiding foreclosure; learn about the timelines and the foreclosure process in NH; review necessary forms and receive assistance understanding and completing them; schedule an appointment for free one-on-one counseling and advocacy; have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A period.

Register today by calling Debra Drake, homeownership director of LACLT at 524-0747 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Advance registration is required.


Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 10:36

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