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Keep the Heat On Auction Promises to be the Best Ever

PLYMOUTH — Ticket sales for the January 15, 2014, Keep the Heat On Dinner Auction are off to a brisk start at Chase Street Market.

The Plymouth Area Community Closet (PACC) and the Keep the Heat On (KTHO) Committee thank their generous friends who have responded to the urgent appeal for fuel assistance funds for our neighbors.
The live auction by Lisa Lovett will be the culmination of a fun-filled evening that will also include a silent auction and a buffet dinner supplied by over 20 local restaurants and their chefs—all to raise money for local families in need of heating fuel assistance.

As the snow flies, are you dreaming of a getaway to the beach? One generous donor has given a Nantucket seaside getaway for 4 people. Is a day on the lake more to your taste? We have a boat trip and barbeque on Lake Winnipesauke for you. Perhaps a stay in a secluded mountain cottage? Five nights in the "Coop," with its glorious views of Newfound Lake sunsets, are yours to bid on. How about a trip to the city? You'll have your choice of Boston or New York for a 2-night stay at the Westin Hotel.
For those who prefer to stay at home, there are such diverse offerings as a dinner party prepared in your home by renowned chef Franz Dubach (including fine wines to complement each course), custom stone design for your yard and garden, a beautiful hand-made queen size quilt by the Heartfelt Quilters Guild, or dance lessons for 6 by the Lakes Region Scuffers.
The silent auction will feature products, services, and gift certificates donated by numerous area businesses and craftspeople. They range from practical (like an oil change or chimney cleaning) to luxurious (an onyx & gold necklace or hand knit sweater) to funky (an Art Deco mermaid lamp or jigsaw puzzle featuring President Obama). If you've been to KTHO in the past, you'll truly appreciate the expanded browsing space that the new location at PSU's Prospect Hall will provide.

Tickets for KTHO on are on sale now at Chase Street Market for $35 each, and are limited again this year. Call Veronica Barba Doroat 536-7207 or Doug Grant at 536-5823 to reserve tables. Keep the Heat On is organized and sponsored by the Plymouth Area Democrats partnered with Plymouth Area Community Closet in their continued mission to provide assistance to our neighbors.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 09:41

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Snowshoe Hare Hunting Workshop January 18 in Holderness

HOLDERNESS — Learn about the exciting sport of snowshoe hare hunting at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 18. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at (603) 536-3954.

At the workshop, Edward Vien, President of the N.H. Beagle Club and a volunteer Hunter Education instructor, along with Bob Drozdowski, Adam Gauthier, Larry Williams and John Fletcher, will introduce participants to one of New Hampshire's finest small-game hunting experiences -- hare hunting with beagles.

The workshop will cover topics such as snowshoe hares and where to find them, dogs and their needs and training, equipment, safety considerations, where to find information on hare and rabbit hunting, and clubs in New Hampshire that focus on dogs and hare hunting. The instructors have many years of experience and a true passion for their sport, so bring all your questions.

Participants should bring warm outdoor clothing and be prepared to go outside. The first portion of the workshop takes place in the classroom, and then the class moves outside, where the dogs will show their stuff. Note that this workshop does not include lunch.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 09:17

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Christmas tree bonfire planned at Wolfeboro ski area

WOLFEBORO — For the four weeks following Christmas, Abenaki Ski Area will be collecting Christmas Trees from the public for a giant Christmas Tree Bonfire at the base of the mountain on Saturday, January 25th at 5:30 p.m.

Trees must be completely bare when dropped off to the Ski Area in the designated spot. Donations open from December 26 through January 25. Hot cocoa and concessions available in the lodge, and skiing under the lights. Plenty of food will be on hand during the bonfire including the Abenaki Ski team chili, meatball subs and mac and cheese.Prior to the bonfire Abenaki will be hosting the Abenaki Ski-A-Thon fundraiser for a new ski lodge at 4:30 p.m., and following the bonfire at 7 p.m. there will be the Kingswood varsity hockey game verses Goffstown.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 09:10

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Bolduc Park open for the season

GILFORD — After the recent snowfall, the trails at Bolduc Park have been set and groomed and the park is officially open for the season.

Lessons in classic and skate skiing technique are offered and will begin the first Saturday in January. Rental equipment is available. Those interested in taking lessons can sign up through the Gilford, Laconia or Belmont Parks and Recreation offices or by contacting Bob or Pat Bolduc at Piches Ski and Sport (603) 524-2068.

Snowshoeing is also popular at Bolduc Park, as people often make their own paths or follow established trails alongside the set ski tracks. Do not walk or snowshoe on the cross country trails.

Donations are accepted for use of the park. The recommended donation for winter use is $5 per person and can be paid inside the clubhouse when an attendant is on duty or placed in an envelope left in the mail slot provided. Season passes and gift certificates are available at the park clubhouse.

Bolduc Park is a non-profit organization and is run and maintained solely by volunteers. Donations help offset the cost of maintaining the park. The park is located at 282 Gilford Avenue on the Gilford/Laconia line. For more information, visit the park's website: www.bolducpark.com or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/bolducpark or call (603) 524-1370.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 09:06

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