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Felted hat demonstration on Oct. 26

MEREDITH — The League of NH Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is pleased to host a "Spirit of the Maker" demonstration with Carrie Cahill-Mulligan on Sunday, October 26, 1-5 p.m. The public is invited to meet and speak with Carrie and see how she creates her beautiful felted hats.
Handcrafted with 50 percent llama fiber (which is 8 times warmer than sheep's wool), these hats are not only luxurious, they are also extremely hard-wearing. Each of her hats begins its life as a very large (roughly 12″ x 19″) hand knit stocking cap, which takes 7 hours to knit.
The Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is located at 279 Daniel Webster Highway, next to the Inn at Church Landing, in Meredith, NH. Any questions call the Gallery at 603.279.7920.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:05

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Bank of N.H. collecting food bank donations


LACONIA — Each of Bank of New Hampshire's 21 banking offices is now accepting non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations. The food and fund drive will continue through Nov. 14, with all donations benefiting local food pantries throughout the state.

The drive is taking place as the holiday season approaches, a time when food pantry inventories are typically depleted.

"Being an outstanding corporate citizen is very important to Bank of New Hampshire," said Ann Nichols, senior vice president and chief retail banking officer for Bank of New Hampshire. "Repeating our annual food drive will help support food pantries across New Hampshire. Between our employee's contributions and the community's support, we hope to make a difference."


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:25

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Halloween Happening party in Gilford on October 24

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring their annual Halloween Happening party on Friday, Oct. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Gilford Middle School Gym and Cafeteria. This party is open to all Gilford children up through the sixth grade.

Activities will include give-aways, the Monster Mash raffle, costume contest, Halloween games and the annual Halloween Jail and Pillow Fight Ring. Cupcake decorating and Halloween crafts will again be available in the cafeteria.

The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to assist with the party. Help is needed with running games/activities during the party and the clean-up following the party.

Those who want more information or who wish to sign up to volunteer, can call the Parks and Recreation Office at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:08

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Lakes Region featured in New England Boating mag

LACONIA — For the second time this year, one of the area's prominent lakes is featured in New England Boating magazine.

Lake Winnisquam is the focus of a "destination" article in the autumn issue of the regional magazine. The editors hired Ray Carbone, the founder and CEO of Carbone Productions, LLC, to write the story; local photographer Karen Bobotas provided the superior images.

This is the second time in the last six months that the pair have teamed up to spotlight a local lake in the popular magazine. Recreational enthusiasts from Maine to Cape Cod, and beyond read New England Boating.

"The Winni Alternative" highlights the casual, family-friendly nature of Winnisquam. "If Lake Winnipesaukee is the Granddaddy of New Hampshire boating, Lake Winnisquam is its more laid-back little brother," according to the story. "While the Big Lake can be exciting, Winnisquam has a more casual atmosphere... (It's) a combination of comfortable family on-water living and popular year-round fishing spot."

The article mentions the Loon Preservation Committee's Loon Sanctuary at the northern end of the lake as well as the popularity of the sandbar near the Winnisquam (i.e., "Mosquito") bridge.

Several businesses are also mentioned in the article including Winnisquam Marine, Jay's Marina, Martel's Bait and Sports Shop, the Winnisquam Market, and the Lake House at Ferry Point, as well as the Family Tree Restaurant, the Lobster Connection and the Shalimar Resort by the Lake.

New England Boating is widely recognized as the region's best source of boating and fishing information. In addition to its popular magazine and website (newenglandboating.com), it produces a seasonal TV series on the New England Sports Network (NESN).

The current issue of the magazine, with the Lake Winnisquam story, is available at CVS, Hannaford's, Shaw's, Stop & Shop, Target, Walgreen's and Walmart stores, or it can be ordered online at neshopathome.com; cover price is $12.95.

Carbone said the feature is part of his company's ongoing "Lakes Region Talks" initiative. Carbone Productions is working with of area businesses and organizations to "spread the word" about what's great about life in the Lakes Region. In addition to the recent stories in New England Boating, Carbone regularly contributes Lakes Region stories to New Hampshire Public Radio's website and is current writing a new history book entitled "Legendary Locals of the Lakes Region," which is scheduled to be released in the spring.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:52

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