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Join Bruce the Moose & Friends at Waterville Valley's Family Festival

WATERVILLE VALLEY — Children and those still young at heart are invited to join Bruce the Moose, Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat at Waterville Valley's Family Festival on Saturday, August 8.

This event features children's live entertainment, crafts, a BBQ and more. Admission to the event is free and includes photo opportunities with the characters (there is an additional charge for the BBQ). The day kicks off at 11 a.m. with live children's entertainment from Grammy Nominee Judy Pancoast. She crafts clever songs with infectious melodies that delight the young and the young at heart, as evidenced by the 2011 Grammy Award nomination for Best Children's Album for her one-of-a-kind CD, Weird Things Are Everywhere.

For a full schedule of events and entertainment listings, visit the online event calendar at www.waterville.com.

Additional activities are available in Waterville Valley including boating on Corcoran Pond, mountain bike rentals, Snows Mountain Chairlift, and the indoor ice arena.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:33

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Flea market Sat. at Methodist Church

GILFORD — A flea market will take place, Saturday, Aug, 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at the First United Methodist Church of Gilford.

Items on sale will include bicycles, furniture, glassware, kitchen items, and toys.

The church is located at 18 Wesley Way (off Route 11A, near the Laconia Bypass).

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:29

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Lots of activity for 'Making it in Bristol' event saturday

BRISTOL — Central Square Bristol will be bustling with activity on Saturday, August 1 from 9-2. Local businesses and crafters will set up displays on the green to show off what it means to be "Making It In Bristol".

Some of the participants already signed up include Bill and Chana Wade with their carved fish and other critters, Katie LaRoche from Dancing Feet studio, sisters Karen Colby and Marilyn Bucklin with their lovely scarves, Micheal Vermouth with his wooden kayaks, Fruedenberg NOK, Your Favorite Decorator. All the businesses in Bristol are encouraged to participate. This is the second year for this event sponsored by the Bristol Historical Society and in case of heavy rain the event will be held in Fellowship Hall at the Bristol United Church of Christ.
Just four days after this event the Historical Society will present another showing of Dave Robert's historical photos of Bristol on large screen. This will be at the Old Town Hall at 7 p.m..
Other events in Bristol that day include the Summer Town Meeting in the Old Town Hall and the hazardous waste collection at the State Shed on Route 104.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:23

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Tilton Winter Farmers' Market seeks new home

TILTON — The Tilton Winter Farmers' Market has satisfied the local food needs of thousands of area residents for the past four years, and is currently seeking a new home to expand its operation. Market Manager Joan O'Connor is actively looking for a creative, community-spirited partner who can provide a site and site-related services for the coming winter season, December 2015 through March 2016; she is also considering expanding to a year-round market.

"I've been so grateful for four years for the support of Autoserv Dealerships of Tilton," said O'Connor. "They stepped up and did a really good thing, not only for the Tilton community, but for communities far and wide." Autoserv offered O'Connor a reasonable lease of the market's former location on Route 3 in Tilton, but has recently found a year-round tenant for the space. According to O'Connor, the ideal indoor market location will have great road access and visibility, be 12-15,000 square feet with at least 75 parking spaces (plus 50 for vendors), and will be minimally heated. Although the market has had great success in the Lakes Region, O'Connor is expanding her view to include other parts of the state. "I can take this anywhere," said O'Connor. The market was named Editor's Pick for the Best of New Hampshire 2013 awards in New Hampshire Magazine.

"We had 50 vendors in the Tilton space, but I have a waiting list of 100 vendors wishing they could get in---not to mention a steady stream of 1,200 to 1,600 customers coming through every weekend. For a business interested in doing something great for their community and for local economic development, as well as assuming a high-profile leadership role, this is a win win." O'Connor also seeks donations and financial support for the expansion and relocation initiative.

O'Connor, a resident of Henniker, has long been active on both agriculture and farmers' markets initiatives in New Hampshire. She founded the successful Concord Winter Farmers' Market before moving on to Tilton four years ago, and has been active as a volunteer on a variety of issues affecting small farms and producers in the state. She currently serves as a board member for the Northeast Organic Farmers Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH). Most recently, she strategized with her state representative and senator to bring forward Senate Bill 99, which is poised to allow beer and wine tasting at farmer's markets, joining several other states in the country offering market outreach to this growing sector of local wineries and microbreweries.

Interested citizens or business owners who have thoughts about a perfect location for a thriving indoor farmers' market, or businesses and individuals interested in providing financial support, should contact Joan O'Connor by phone at 603.496.1718 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information about the Tilton Winter Farmers' Market, visit www.TiltonWinterFarmersMarket.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 06:10

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