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Boy Scouts Selling Popcorn to raise funds

LACONIA — Boy Scout Troop 68 and many area scouts are in the last few weeks of popcorn sale season.

People will have another chance to pick up or order their favorite flavors on Friday, October 18 at the Laconia Sachems home football game from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Look for the tent inside the gate.

For more information on the popcorn sale or about scouting, contact Tara Shore @ 524-1367.

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Lakes Region Tea Party Meeting tonight

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Tea Party will be meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough library.

Art Lavoie will be presenting a talk about the struggle of small businesses in New Hampshire. Discussion and desserts will follow. All are welcome.

Contact Tim Carter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Guided Hike Will Explore Habitat, Ecology of the Belknap Range


GILFORD — Ecologist Dr. Rick Van de Poll, will lead a free guided hike through the Moulton Brook Valley in Gilford on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests and the Lakes Region Conservation Trust are hosting the hike, which will access the remote interior of the Belknap Range. Hikers will spend much of the day off-trail in order to see many diverse natural features: rocky talus slopes, "old-growth" forests, rare plants, uncommon natural communities and prime habitat for bear, bobcat, moose and coyotes. They'll also see the regrown former pasture land known as the "jail pasture" for the way natural features once hemmed in cattle for the summer.

The hike will showcase the 331-acre "Gage tract," which is one of four properties in the current effort of the Forest Society / LRCT to purchase 950 acres in the Belknap Range, including parcels on Mt. Major. The conservation partners are raising $1.8 million to purchase four properties in the range in order to keep them undeveloped and open to the public for hiking, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and other outdoor pursuits.

Van de Poll, an ecological consultant from Sandwich who has conducted an ecological inventory of the tract, will co-lead the hike along with Dave Anderson and Tom Howe of the Forest Society.

"The rugged "Gage Tract" contains unique natural communities and geological features that have long interested land conservation interests working to protect areas of the Belknap Range," Anderson said. "This hike will traverse 4.5 miles of steep, rocky terrain as we enjoy this rarely-visited area."

Participants should wear good hiking boots and bring a lunch, water and insect repellent. This hike is family-friendly but best suited for older children. The hike will start at 9 a.m. sharp from Camp Bell in Gilmanton. The hike is free but pre-registration is required. To register, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 224-9945. In case of heavy rain, the raindate is Sunday, Oct. 20.

Founded in 1901, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is the state's oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. Supported by 10,000 families and businesses, the Forest Society's mission is to perpetuate the state's forests by promoting land conservation and sustainable forestry. For more information, visit www.forestsociety.org.

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Ghost Encounters at Canterbury Shaker Village October 18 & 19 (270)

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village hosts "Ghost Encounters" Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. both days.

Back for a second year, this popular interactive tour allows visitors to experience for themselves true stories of ghostly encounters at the National Historic Landmark. Many of the dramatizations of true accounts will occur in the actual rooms where the other-worldly incidents took place. Meet "the Chef," "the Museum Guide," "the Museum Intern," "the Historian," "the Psychic," "the Tourist," "The Textiles Expert," "Eldress Elizabeth Stirling," and "Sister Caroline Whitcher" during this one-of-a-kind special event.

Tickets are $15 per person and space is limited. Advanced registration is required. This event is not recommended for small children. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.shakers.org. Ghost Encounters is sponsored by The Hays Companies.

"Canterbury Shaker Village is many things, but at its heart it has always been a spiritual place," noted Funi Burdick, Executive Director. "It's therefore no surprise that there are stories of other-worldly events occurring in many of the buildings and we are excited to present this interactive tour for our visitors."

Other upcoming events at Canterbury Shaker Village include the Vintage Car Show on October 19 and Christmas at Canterbury on December 7 and 14. Fall workshops include wood turned Christmas ornaments and Shaker baking. For a complete list of special events and workshops please visit www.shakers.org.


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