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Belknap Mill gets grant for windows

LACONIA — The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) announced today that the organization will be donating $10,000 to the Belknap Mill Society for their Window Improvement Project. Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of the Mary Butler Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, located in Laconia.

The Belknap Mill was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1970 with a mission to preserve and protect the building and maintain an historical museum. The Belknap Mill supports and provides cultural and educational opportunities for Laconia and the Lakes Region. At 190 years old the Belknap Mill is the oldest unaltered brick textile mill in the nation and is listed on the Historic Register of Historic Places.

Denise Sharlow, Executive Director, of the Belknap Mill said, "We are so happy to be receiving such a generous donation from the DAR. We realize that our grant is just one of many generous donations that the DAR has made throughout the year to preserve our nation's history. They serve our nation as partners in stewardship, with those who are charged with preserving our heritage, education, and American History."

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 09:03

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Youth passes available for Blue Loon bus

Tri-County CAP Transit has Youth Passes available for the summer. These passes are available for students between the ages of 12 and 18 while still in school. These passes are valid from the day school gets out, until the day before school begins.

The cost of a pass is $35 for unlimited riding all summer. These passes are a good way to get around to activities and jobs in the area. To purchase a pass call 1-888-997-2020 for Berlin-Gorham Trolley and Tri-Town passes that serve serving Lancaster, Littleton, and Whitefield and 1-866-752-6890 for Blue Loon (Carroll County) passes.

For more information about the different services Tri-County CAP has to offer visit www.tricountycaptransit.weebly for more information.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 08:59

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Kelly Miller Circus returns to Bristol July 7-8

BRISTOL — The Bristol Lions Club has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for the exhibitiion of an all new 2014 show to benefit their organization. The circus will roll into town on Monday, July 7  with performances that day and on Tuesday, July 8.

Everyone is invited to come out and watch the animals being unloaded and fed as well as the elephant raising the Big Top. Activities will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. The tent will be raised at 9 a.m. and guides will be furnished for school groups and the general public. There is no charge for this.
This traditional "old style" circus will present two performances each day with shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Monday and 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 08:48

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Wolfeboro Farmers Market Opening for Season Thursday

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market will open for the 2014 summer season on Thursday, June 19. The market will be open every Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. through October 9 at Clark Park, 233 South Main Street, in Wolfeboro.

Board President Fred Martin expects the 2014 season to be the strongest season to date for the market, which was founded in 2002. "We'll have more than 25 vendors this year, and that's the largest number in 12 years," says Martin. "This season will feature the largest variety of vegetables and products we've ever offered." Market offerings include fresh vegetables, fruits, dairy products, cut flowers, meats, honey, herbal products, baked goods and more. "The board of directors works throughout the winter to select vendors that will offer a good mix of locally-produced products for the community. It's entirely possible for shoppers to do most of their weekly food shopping at the market, and many people do just that." Live music is provided by local musicians each week.

The Wolfeboro Area Farmers Market, a non-profit member organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and was founded in 2002 through the vision of local farmers and citizens who wanted to provide a central venue to sell directly to their neighborhood customers.

According to Martin, the popularity of the market has grown steadily since those early years, encouraging the proliferation of local "agri-preneurs," small producers who bring products to this and other area farmers markets. According to the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, 54 farmers markets will be offered throughout the state this summer. "We're proud to be a part of this exciting and growing segment of the state's economy," said Martin.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 08:45

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