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The Weeks Act of 1911-Conservatives, Conservation and Not One Cent for Scenery

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a presentation of "The Weeks Act of 1911-Conservatives, Conservation and Not One Cent for Scenery", on Wednesday September 25 at 7 p.m.

Carl Lindblade said the act was passed by Congress and, for the first time authorized the use of federal money to purchase private land for national forests. The White Mountain National Forest was the result. Congressman Weeks was a NH native and conservative Republican from back bay Boston. The story continues as he fought for the bill against Democratic Speaker Cannon who famously said "Not one damn cent for Scenery."

Lindblade began his hotel career at the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch and for the past 40+ years has operated 3 and 4 diamond hotels and resorts. In addition to years of hands on experience he brings a commitment to community and industry service. Among his assignments he was a delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Travel and Tourism, Interim Director of the NH office of Travel and Tourism Development, Innkeeper of the Year, Travel Person of the Year, Past President of the NH Lodging and Restaurant Association and American Hotel and Lodging Association Volunteer of the Year.

He is currently a lecturer in the hospitality management department at the University of New Hampshire where he enjoys teaching as it affords him the opportunity to share experiences with students. In 2009, as a volunteer , Carl coached the Conway New Hampshire Kennett High School's Lodging Class to a national championship in a competition sponsored by the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

This lecture is free for current LWHS Museum members and $5 per person for non members. Refreshments will be served.  RSVP to 366-5950 for this event.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:22

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The Golden Age of Aviation, Flying the Rich and Famous and Flight of Remembrance at the Belknap Mill

LACONIA — Aviation comes to the Belknap Mill all month long in September. The gallery is full of fascinating objects, signs and memorabilia for the exhibit Laconia Airport's Rich History and Bright Future, coordinated by the Laconia Airport Authority.

Tonight Jane Rice, the local author of the popular book Bob Fogg and NH's Golden Age of Aviation, will speak at 6:30 p.m. about Fogg, the pilot who brought flight to the Lakes Region in the early part of the 20th century.

Rice's book traces pilot Fogg's place in the introduction of airplanes in the Lakes Region in those early days. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Jeffrey Newcomb, a Wolfeboro native and highly experienced airplane captain, will speak before Rice. Newcomb will reminisce about Flying the Rich and Famous. He is a former regional airline captain now flying the Cessna Citation X (the fastest non-military jet in the world). He will share the story of his journey from growing up in rural Tuftonboro, to his present-day job flying the rich and famous on private jets.

On the following evening, Wed., September 25, author Marina Kirsch will discuss her book, Flight of Remembrance, a World War II Memorial of Love and Survival, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Marina will offer a window into the experiences of two people – her parents – during the war years. As World War II recedes into distant memory, great attention is being rightfully focused on the remaining Allied veterans. But what of those who served on the other side?

For Rolf, the author's father and the main protagonist of Flight of Remembrance, a young, Latvian aeronautical engineering student of Baltic German descent, who was forced under the threat of execution to flee his homeland in 1939 before the first Soviet takeover, the only nation that would accept him was Nazi Germany. In 1940 Berlin, he meets a young German woman, Lilo, and a love story begins that will endure more than 70 years and span two continents. Rolf's worst fear comes to pass when he is drafted into the Luftwaffe in 1941. Despite the immeasurable evil, suffering and desolation of World War II, a synchronistic chain of events enables Rolf and Lilo to see their most cherished dreams materialize out of postwar catastrophe and ruin. For Rolf, that includes a career in aerospace engineering with the Chrysler Missile and Space Division during the "Age of Big Rockets" in the 1950s and 60s.The author will discuss the book's subject matter, protagonists, inspiration, and special research accompanied by World War II era photographs.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:14

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School To Farm Day September 24-25 at Ramblin' Vewe Farm

GILFORD —  New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom (NHAITC ) and the Belknap County Farm Bureau are sponsoring the fourth annual Belknap County School to Farm day on September 24-25 at the Ramblin' Vewe Farm in Gilford.

The event has grown rapidly, expanding to two days and reaching nearly 400 Belknap County fourth graders. Students from Alton, Barnstead, Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia and New Hampton will meet farmers and learn about how agriculture impacts their daily lives. They will watch sheep being sheared, learn about how bees make honey, discover where milk comes from (hint: it's not the grocery store), explore the mysteries of soil, find out how plants grow, drive a team of oxen, taste sweet maple syrup and more.

All of the farms and organizations that are presenting come from within Belknap County so students will learn that some of the food and fiber that they depend on is being produced locally. Participating teachers receive resources to help integrate agriculture into their curriculum.

In addition to funding from the Belknap County Farm Bureau, this event is sponsored by Meredith Village Savings, Moulton Farm in Meredith, Farm Family Insurance (Ashland Office), Barbara and Bill Angevine, Lindon Garlic Farm in Gilmanton, Huckins Farm in New Hampton, Cabot Creamery Cooperative and the host Ramblin' Vewe Farm in Gilford.

Other volunteers include representatives from Belknap County Conservation District, Belknap County Cooperative Extension, Shepherd's Hut wool workers, Pemi-Baker Beekeepers Association, Ox-K Farm in Gilford, Suroewic Farm in Sanbornton, and Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia.

New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom is a private, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, dedicated to helping New Hampshire youth understand and appreciate the important role that agriculture plays in their daily lives.

Support is provided by the New Hampshire Farm Bureau, the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food and donations from businesses, organizations and individuals. The program offers resources for educators, professional workshops, in-school presentation, School to Farm events, Ag Literacy Programs, and curriculum consultation.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 603-224-1934, or visit the website: www.nhagintheclass.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:12

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Bristol Baptist hosting movie night on Friday

BRISTOL — The Bristol Baptist Church will be holding a movie night on Friday, September 27 featuring the film "The Encounter".

Attendees will be gathering at 5:30 p.m. for hamburgers and hot dogs, popcorn, and beverages. The movie will begin at 6 p.m.

For more information, please call 744-3885.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:06

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