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Lions Club Holding Electronic Waste Collection Day April 19

GILFORD — Members of the Laconia-Gilford Lions Club will be holding an Electronic Waste Collection Day on Saturday, April 19 in the Lowe's parking lot in Gilford from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

According to President Lori Chandler, "Money raised on April 19 will allow the Lions Club to meet pressing needs in our community such as eye glasses and hearing aids, stocking of local food pantries, college scholarships, holiday food baskets for needy families, just to name a few. Lions Club members thank everyone who contributes to this important work. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community."
Got an old computer collecting dust in the closet, or a broken refrigerator sitting on the back porch? What do you do with these items when you replace them. Everything from laptops, phones and radios to home appliances and TVs cost you a fortune to haul away.
Turn that junk over to the Laconia-Gilford Lions Club during their Electronic Waste Collection Day and, for a small disposal fee, not only will they take it off your hands, they will recycle your old electronic items. The disposal charge is less than the local transfer station's prices. Cash or checks will be accepted but not debit or credit cards.
Following is a list of items you may want to drop off: computer monitors, laptops, CPUs, Servers, CD/DVD players, camcorders, AV equipment, VCRs, speakers, mice or keyboards, copiers, faxes, scanners, printers, phones (land and cell), phone systems, UPS systems, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, cords, cables and computer accessories.
In addition, they will also take microwaves, air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, washing machines, dryers, gas or electric stoves, dishwashers, dumb terminals, and TVs. Anything with a cord not listed will also be accepted.
You cannot drop off: oils, paints, thinners, batteries, tires, items containing mercury such as fluorescent and CFL light bulbs or thermometers, capacitors, ballasts, or any other hazardous waste.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:52

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UNH Cooperative Extension's Andrew Fast Wins Mollie Beattie Young Forester Award

DURHAM — UNH Cooperative Extension forester Andrew Fast has received further recognition for his commitment to the protection and productivity of forests in New Hampshire and throughout the country. On March 26, Fast was celebrated by his peers with the Mollie Beattie Young Forester Leadership Award given by the New England Society of American Foresters at their annual meeting in Nashua.

The young forester leadership award goes to a member of the society who is less than 40 years old and has shown leadership in a program or project benefitting the practice of forestry.

Introducing the award winner, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist Steve Roberge said that Fast "inspires, empowers and creates stewards of the resources we all love and manage. Good management sustains, motivates and encourages our forest stewards to leave their piece of the world in better condition than when they started." He lauded Fast for his work with more than 600 landowners, impacting tens of thousands of forested acres throughout the state.

Although Fast's work takes him throughout the state, his primary role is as county forester in Strafford and Belknap Counties. On hearing news of the award, Strafford County Commissioners reacted. Commission Chairman George Maglaras said, "This recognition is of no surprise to me. We've long recognized what an asset Andy is to the citizens of Strafford County. I'm very pleased he is receiving this recognition from the New England Society of American Foresters."

Among those nominating Fast for this year's Young Forester award was Wendy Weisiger of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, who praised Fast's instructional and professional development efforts in ecology, forestry, wildlife and forest-based recreation. Members of the forestry industry threw their support behind Fast's nomination as well. John O'Brien of O'Brien Forestry Services commended Fast for "working diligently to articulate the concerns and issues we face in our program. He is an excellent communicator and has promoted our program through newsletter articles and updates to tree farmers and inspectors." He called Fast "competent, open, honest...integrity at its best."

The Beattie award is the latest in a series of tributes to Fast. Last March, he received the 2013 national Leadership Award from the American Tree Farm System. At that ceremony, held in Philadelphia, Fast was said to "exemplify what it means to be a leader in the Tree Farm program." He was cited for his work as an advocate for certified tree farmers and landowners. Under his leadership with the New Hampshire Tree Farm Program, Fast improved methods for identifying, evaluating and inspecting prospective tree farms in the state.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:43

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Why Does Vermont Grow Crops While New Hampshire Grows Rocks?

LCONIA — Dr. Bryon Middlekauff of Plymouth State University will explore more than 1 billion years of history of the development of Vermont and New Hampshire landscapes and the reasons why the agricultural foundation of each state is so different.

The program is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29 at 11 a.m. in Taylor Community's Woodside Building.

Doctor Middlekauff is Professor of Geography, Environmental Planning and Environmental Science and Policy. He'll examine the geologic factors which influenced the evolution of the neighboring states' topography, rock types, soil and geologic history through a heavily illustrated presentation.

This program is part of collaboration between Meredith Village Savings Bank, Taylor Community and Plymouth State University, designed to bring educational and entertaining programs to Taylor residents and the greater Lakes Region area.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP and ensure seating, call 524-5600, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:35

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Correction: VFW meat bingo begins at 6:30 p.m.

LACONIA — An announcement in yesterday's paper listed an incorrect start time for a meat bingo event at the VFW Post 1670 in Laconia on Friday night. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will benefit post Commander Glen Groleau, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 07:00

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