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Bristol Historical raising funds for Christmas tree lighting

BRISTOL — The Bristol Historical Society has scheduled this year’s Christmas tree lighting for Friday, November 28 in Bristol Square. To raise money for lights and decorations, the society will be holding a 50/50 raffle. Tickets can be purchased at Earthly Treasures, the Town office, at the TTCC Apple Festival, at Bristol Shop and Save on the morning of Saturday, November 15. 

In addition to supporting the Society through the 50/50 raffles, community members are encourage to get involved by becoming members of the Society. Members may be supportive and or active. Dues are $10 per year and may be paid anytime. This summer the museum was open on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The 2015 Bristol Historical Society calendar is now available for $15 and can be purchased at the Minot-Sleeper Library and the Town Clerks Office. The calendar features both colored and black and white photos of the square and nearby areas. Also available for sale or copies of RW Musgrove’s 1904 History of Bristol Volumes 1 and 2 at $20 each and his autobiography for $10.

For more information about becoming a member or to purchase a calendar call 744-2751 or 744-2686, or visit the Society on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:32

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Motorcycle museum hosting Veterans Weekend

MEREDITH — The American Police Motorcycle Museum will close out its fourth season with a Veterans Appreciation Weekend on November 1-2.

Doug Frederick, owner says that a few weeks ago, a veteran phoned the museum and asked if we would take another disabled veteran who can no longer ride a motorcycle for a ride in our sidecar rig around town. Soon the veteran will have his ride but Frederick says the request ''had us thinking that we should be doing something more, for as we know; all of them gave something and some gave their all.''
He said the weekend will offer half price admission for all and a half price special for veterans on t-shirts, challenge coins and hats. Frederick says elected officials and challengers from all political parties are welcome to attend.

''We have invited veterans charities and support groups to set up tables under our tent in the field. We have also invited vintage military vehicle groups to the field. We hope that this event pays tribute to all of our veterans and families as we lead up to Veterans Day for a solemn day of tribute,'' says Frederick.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:26

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Loon Center hosting presentation about Lake Umbagog on Thursday

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Thursday, October 16th at 7 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough, the Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will present a program about "A (Boat) Trip through Time with the Birds of Lake Umbagog," with Biologist Bob Quinn.

In far northeastern New Hampshire lies the richest wildlife area in the Granite State — Lake Umbagog. Its bird life has been studied for over 150 years, and the fascinating changes will be the focus of this program. Its avifauna was first chronicled by renowned 19th century field ornithologist, William Brewster. Naturalist Tudor Richards followed with advocacy for protection of the wildlife habitat in the unspoiled region.

A boat trip down the meandering and picturesque Magalloway River leads you into the fabulous marshes where Bald Eagles and Ospreys nest. The stillness of the quiet is frequently broken by the eerie wailing of Common Loons. Moose can appear anywhere, and the marshes are full of secretive critters that emit strange and haunting sounds.

Bob Quinn from Merlin Enterprises Eco-Tours will share the dramatic scenery of this remote area, and talk about some of the fascinating changes in Lake Umbagog's bird life. The focus of the program will be on the Lake Umabgog National Wildlife Refuge and its efforts to protect this dazzling northern lake and the surrounding forests.

Bob is a native of New Hampshire who has traveled and birded throughout North America since 1972, and was the first staff ornithologist for the NH Audubon Society. He continues as an active volunteer, and has has led hundreds of field trips throughout North America.

The Loon Center is located on Lee's Mill Road; follow the signs on Blake Road from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School, or from Rte. 109 turn on to Lee Road and turn left on Lee's Mill Road. Refreshments will be served.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:11

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HOPE Auction in Moultonborough on Nov. 8

MOULTONBOROUGH — Silent and live auctions will be held at the Moultonborough Lions Club on Saturday, November 8, to benefit the Moultonborough United Methodist Church (MUMC). The live auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp. The doors will be opened at 4:30 p.m. for preview and food will be available.

More than 200 items will be auctioned in the balloon, silent and live auctions. Any businesses or individuals who have one or more items they are willing to donate to this very worthwhile cause are asked to call Amy Norton (986-0357). If you are getting ready to move, or just need to downsize your belongings, consider giving us a call to donate items to this auction. We can pick up and store donated items between the dates of Oct. 27 and Nov.7.

The live auction on Saturday, November 8 will feature a framed jersey signed by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. This collector's item has a value in excess of $2,000. In addition, the live auction will also feature a "bob house" for ice fishing (in excellent condition) and a trailer to haul it.

This will be an "old-fashion live auction" with no buyer's premium and each item going to the highest bidder. Auction items will include gift certificates and gift cards from many local and area businesses and entertainment venues, as well as all types of furniture, household items, antiques and collectibles.

This year's Annual HOPE Auction to benefit MUMC is the tenth auction being conducted by HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Auctions. HOPE Auctions was formed for the sole purpose of raising funds for charity organizations. Everyone associated with HOPE Auctions volunteers their time and efforts and every item to be auctioned must be donated.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 08:56

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