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Jewett Brook Survey will aid students in brook-related projects

LACONIA — Residents of the Jewett Brook watershed in Laconia and Gilford are being asked to participate in a survey that will assist the City of Laconia and Laconia High School students in their brook related projects. The 10 question survey form has been mailed directly to residents requesting that it be completed and returned by May 28; an on-line option has also been provided.

The anonymous results of the survey will be reviewed at a public meeting to be held on June 4 starting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 216 of the Laconia High School. The meeting will feature a presentation by students of the Laconia High School Honors Biology class on their multi-year study of the brook and Luke Powell of Laconia's Public Works Department will highlight a planned stream bank stabilization project.

Those who would like to attend the meeting can RSVP by contacting the Belknap County Conservation District at telephone number 527-5880 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The survey and meeting coordination is being funded through a grant awarded to the Belknap County Conservation District by the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation.

Jewett Brook, most famous in recent history for its repeated flooding in the vicinity of Union Avenue and Davis Place in Laconia, starts in the uplands of Gilford and travels through Laconia on a course that parallels Gilford Avenue to outlet into the Winnipesaukee River. In recent years the City of Laconia Public Works Department has obtained grants to professionally study the brook. The reports generated from those studies can be viewed on the City of Laconia website. The Laconia Conservation Commission, partnering with various local natural resource professionals, is actively encouraging citizen involvement in maintaining the health of Laconia's water resources.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 10:46

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Evangelical Baptist Church Worship Group Presenting Concert in Moultonborough

MOULTONBOROUGH — Moultonborough United Methodist Church will host the Evangelical Baptist Church Worship Group in  Concert on  Saturday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m.

The evening will feature traditional hymns with a new twist. The event is free to the public with coffee and dessert to follow.  A free will offering will be taken.
MUMC is located at 1018 Whittier Hwy (Rt 25), Moultonborough. Phone 603-476-5152

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Patrick's Pub Mania Shuffle Hits Midseason


GILFORD — Designed as a fundraiser for the Patrick's Pub Mania event, the Pub Mania Shuffle has reached its' halfway point of the Spring Series which is held Wednesday's beginning at 6 p.m. Already raising close to $2,000 for the WLNH Children's Auction, the Shuffle will run through  June 11, and participants who complete the course at least 5 times get a special, limited edition Shuffle embroidered hat.

"The Shuffle is definitely in the spirit of Pub Mania" explains Patrick's co-owner Allan Beetle. "It's a great way to be part of our Pub Mania event while getting outside for some exercise and fun".

Team BPS, the newest of 30 Pub Mania teams, has led the way this spring with over 50 people turning out on behalf of their team. Participants donate $10 to the team of their choice, and receive a complimentary beverage and entry into a post-shuffle raffle. With another 4 Wednesday's to go, BPS has already raised over $500 for their team.

The 2.5 - 3.1 mile course begins at Patrick's parking lot in Gilford and meanders over and through the beautiful Meadowbrook property before looping back to Patrick's. Organizers stress that the Mania Shuffle is not designed to be a competitive event and is open to the public.

100% of the proceeds of the Mania Shuffle will pass through to the WLNH Children's Auction and on to children, families and programs here in the Lakes Region. Last year Pub Mania raised $177,545 for the LNH Children's Auction and has now raised over $562,000 in the first five years of the event.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 10:41

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Humorist Becky Rule at Gilmanton Historical Society May 27

GILMANTON — Humorist Becky Rule returns to Gilmanton to regale the audience with stories of the rituals, traditions and history of town meeting, including the perennial characters, the literature, the humor and the wisdom of this uniquely New England tradition. The program takes place at Old Town Hall on NH Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m..

Refreshments and social hour begin at 7 p.m; the program begins promptly at 7:30. The Society's Museum, in the basement of Old Town Hall, is open at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public; donations to support the work of the Society are gratefully received

The Society's summer series is presented on the 4th Tuesday of each month, May through September. Tuesday, June 24 features a program on the Grange Movement, It's Rise, Triumphs and Decline. On July 22 at 6 p.m. the Society offers a walking tour of Smith Meeting House Cemetery narrated by members of the Society's Board. Pat Clarke presents a program on Herman Mudgett, Gilmanton's most notorious resident, on August 26. The final program, September 23, addresses the textile workers of the Amoskeag Company. For details pick up a brochure at the Town Office and review the Society's exhibit on the history of Town Reports in the display cases. Or check the Society's website, www.historicalsocietiesnh.org/gilmanton. There is a link on the Town website.

The Gilmanton Historical Society offers a number of publications on the history of the Town. They are available at all Society programs, at the Town Clerk's Office, and at the Brick House in Gilmanton Corners. The Society's Museum, at Old Town Hall is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon, and at 7 pm before each of the summer programs.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 10:37

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