Delta Dental gift provides for new signs at Prescott Farm trail system

LACONIA — Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center has completed a face-lift on its three-mile trail system thanks to a generous grant from Northeast Delta Dental.

The grant allowed Prescott Farm to purchase full-color aluminum directional signs to place at all major trail junctions, ten interpretive signs to give more information about various points of interest on the property, update the large trail map in the trailhead kiosk, as well as replace six wooden footbridges on the trail system that were in poor condition.

"We are very grateful to Northeast Delta Dental for supporting our mission to connect people with the natural world," says Sarah Dunham-Miliotis, Executive Director, "Because of this grant, our trails are much easier to navigate and safer for families that come here to enjoy being outside together."

The trail signs were installed by volunteers from the community and the NH Jobs for American Graduates (NH-JAG) program at Laconia Middle School. The footbridges were built by volunteers from the Gilford Community Center, NH-JAG, and members of the community.

Prescott Farm's trails are open to the public for free daily from dawn to dusk. Trail maps are available in the Pardoe Building and outside in the green mailbox at the corner of the Pardoe Building. Prescott Farm is a non-profit organization that also offers year-round environmental education for all ages including WildQuest vacation camps, school field trips, family and youth programs and Naturalist-in-Residence programs at 3 local elementary schools. The 160-acre historic family farm also features a "green" building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation, heritage gardens, and a forested pond. For more information, visit.


Spy talk at Meredith Library

MEREDITH — Please join us at the Meredith Public Library, 91 Main Street on Tuesday, October 28 at 6 p.m. for a presentation on Spies in Time. How have spying and intelligence activities influenced the course of history? Investigate case studies of how great powers have used spies in war and peace. This program traces the history of spying from the Dreyfus case in France (1894-1906) to the Aldrich Ames case in the U.S. (1980s-1990s).

Douglas Wheeler focuses the discussion on how human motives, traits, and ideas shape the search for secret information and how that information is used and misused in international affairs. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council and the Friends of the Meredith Library. Light refreshments will be served.

Civil Air Patrol squadron collecting for scholarship

GILFORD — Hawk Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol has accepted the challenge to provide scholarships to any cadet family experiencing a financial hardship. Contributions to this scholarship program enables potential cadets candidates to join our squadron, participate in activities offered at the Squadron, Wing, Region and National level. You can participate in two ways a cash donation or save you aluminum beverage cans and bring them to the Laconia Municipal Airport any Thursday evening 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Civil Air Patrol, is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The cadet program develops the potential of youths aged 12-21, through aerospace education, leadership training and physical fitness. In New Hampshire, hundreds of cadets participate and progress through a 16-step program with exciting aviation and aerospace activities occurring on a local and national level. By mentoring, CAP adult members help inspire and encourage cadets interested in the aviation industry or military careers. Parents and educators credit the cadet program for communicating the importance of integrity, self-discipline and trust in their children's personal and professional success.

All donations, large or small will be gratefully appreciated. Checks can be made payable to Hawk Composite Squadron Scholarship Fund and mailed to PO Box 50, Sanbornton, NH 03269 or brought to a Thursday evening squadron meeting between 6:30 pm and 9 pm at Laconia Municipal Airport, Airport Road, Gilford.

Pajama Story Time movie at Gilman Library on Thursday

ALTON — Pajama Story Time Movie with Miss Lily will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 30 at the Gilman Library.

Disney-Pixar proudly presents a wacky new tale featuring all your favorite characters from the Toy Story films. Join Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and their pals in a frighteningly fun animated adventure.

Admission is free and open to the public Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are encouraged to wear their best Halloween costume or spookiest pajamas.