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Gilford Plans Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

GILFORD — The Town of Gilford will again be observing the Memorial Day holiday with a parade and commemoration honoring all United States veterans that made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country.

The observance will be held Monday, May 26twith the parade organizing at the Community Church parking lot at 9:15 a.m. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. and proceed along Potter Hill Road for observances at the World War I & II Veterans Memorial and then onto Belknap Mountain Road for observances at Pine Grove Cemetery. The town invites all attendees to gather at the Veterans Memorial and follow the parade to the Pine Grove Cemetery.

The Gilford Memorial Day Committee invites all veterans to participate in the parade by gathering at the Community Church parking lot and marching as a group. Once again, an antique fire truck will be available so that disabled veterans will be able to participate and ride along the parade route. Disabled veterans requiring rides are urged to contact Sandy Bailey at Town Hall at 527-4790 to make known their need.

Gold or Blue Star Mothers and spouses of Veterans are also invited to gather at the assembly point and be with their group during the observances.

In case of inclement weather, the activities will be limited to a brief ceremony at both the World War I & II Veterans Memorial and Pine Grove Cemetery.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 07:38

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Something Magical Coming to Lavinia's on June 6

CENTER HARBOR — Bayswater Book Co. of Center Harbor will sponsor a Wine and Words with author Katrina Kenison on Friday, June 6 at 2 p.m. at Lavinia's Restaurant in Center Harbor.

Kenison will be discussing her new book, "Magical Journey." Tickets are $30 which includes the book price, along with wine & treats prepared by Lavinia's.
In "Magical Journey," Kenison reflects on the inevitable changes wrought by time: the death of a dear friend, children leaving home, recognition of her own physical vulnerability, and surprising shifts in her marriage. She finds solace in the notion that midlife is also a time of unprecedented opportunity for growth as old roles and responsibilities fall away, and unanticipated possibilities appear on the horizon. This intimate memoir of loss, self-discovery, and growth will resonate deeply with any woman who has ever mourned the passage of time, questioned her own purpose, or wondered, "Do I have what it takes to create something new in my life?"

A graduate of Smith College, Katrina Kenison spent many years working in publishing, first as a literary editor at Houghton Mifflin Company in New York and Boston, and then, from 1990 through 2006, as the series editor of the best-selling The Best American Short Stories anthology. "Magical Journey" is her fifth published book and her columns have also appeared in O: The Oprah Magazine, Woman's Day, Real Simple, Country Living, Family Circle, Redbook, and other publications. A Reiki practitioner, gardener, and yoga teacher, Katrina lives with her family in rural New Hampshire.


Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014 11:06

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Green Your Fleet! Petroleum Reduction Workshop June 6t

LACONIA —  The Granite State Clean Cities Coalition invites fleet managers, businesses and the public to attend its third Green Your Fleet! workshop. This all-day alternative fuel and vehicle event will be held on Friday, June 6, at the Lakes Region Community College campus, 379 Belmont Road, Laconia.

The transportation sector used more than 70 percent of all the oil consumed in the United States in 2012, with just under half of our nation's oil coming from foreign sources ($300 billion imported). Over half of the air pollution in the Northeast is generated by transportation.

More and more private and government fleets are seeking ways to reduce fuel costs, while also reducing their organization's carbon footprint. Green Your Fleet! provides information and exhibits on an array of options and practices designed to reduce petroleum use.

The event features a welcome from NH State Senator Andrew J. Hosmer and keynote address from Tim Myhaver of Ryder Truck. Discussion panels and breakout sessions complete the day.

Green Your Fleet! also displays an impressive array of vehicles, from electric and hybrid-electric cars to large trucks and buses that run on electricity, propane and natural gas; each accompanied by its driver ready to answer questions.

The event is free and requires pre-registration. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.granitestatecleancities.nh.gov/calendar/2014/documents/green-your-fleet.pdf

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014 10:57

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Pasquaney Garden Club Meeting on Tuesday, May 20

BRISTOL — The Pasquaney Garden Club will hold its May meeting on Tuesday May 20 at the Bristol Baptist church. Hospitality will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the business meeting starting at 10. The meetings are always open to the public and this month's meeting will concentrate on the planning for the town plantings.

The Pasquaney Garden Club plants the floral displays from the recreation path through the town and at the signs for the entrances to the town. The club members also maintain most of these plantings. In keeping with that theme the demonstration program at the meeting will be a presentation of container gardening by several of the club's Master Gardeners. .

Bristol's Butterfly Garden is the beautiful creation of the club and is maintained by its members.  The garden is located behind the Minot- Sleeper Library on the banks of the Newfound River. The next two planned workshops in the Butterfly Garden are on Tuesday, June 10 and Tuesday, July 17.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014 10:49

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