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New Horizons Band Playing in Moultonborough, Bristol and Meredith in early July

BELMONT — The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, under the direction of Mary Divers, will play several concerts during the first week of July. On July 2 at 6:30 p.m,. the band will kick off it's summer season with a concert at the Moultonborough Bandstand, located on Rt. 109. Guest soloist for the concert, which will feature both the full band and the Laketones Jazz ensemble, will be tenor sax player Charlie Jennison. In celebration of the season, the band will be playing a program that includes patriotic music and features several well-known American composers. This concert is sponsored by the Meredith Village Savings Bank.

During the morning of July 4, many band members will play Patriotic pieces in the Bristol Independence Day Parade beginning at 10 a.m., and the entire band will highlight July 4th with a concert from 7-9 p.m. in Hesky Park, located in Meredith, before the fireworks display. The band will play many upbeat music selections featuring recognizable American and Patriotic tunes. There will be toe tapping marches, Broadway and movie selections featuring the likes of George M. Cohan and John Williams, tunes to sing along with, such as "Sweet Caroline," and much more. Of course, no July 4 concert would be complete without John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever", featuring the Piccolo and Low Brass sections of the band. This concert is sponsored by the Meredith Parks and Rec Department and the Inns and Spa at Mills Falls.

Sporting a new look and many new members this season, the New Horizons Band acknowledges the amazing support of the Caswell Family Foundation, whose generous grant contributions enable the band to purchase needed equipment and offer
educational programs to their members.

All concerts are free to the public and the musicians come from all parts of the Lakes Region, and as far away as Concord. The band welcomes musicians of all levels to practices on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 and Saturday afternoons from 1:30 - 3 pm with the Laketones Jazz Ensemble rehearsals following. The rehearsals take place at the Music Clinic in Belmont.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 07:23

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Garden Club of Meredith welcomes new members at spring luncheon

MEREDITH — The Community Garden Club of Meredith welcomed five new members at the recent spring opening luncheon and meeting. Members are from the towns of Meredith, Center Harbor and Moultonborough.

Scholarships were awarded by the Community Garden Club of Meredith to three members of the 2014 graduating class of Inter-Lakes High School who will pursue studies in horticulture and environmental studies. Congratulations to Nicholas R. Baker, Jeffrey T. Ryan and Meaghan J. Warburton.

Garden club members will host Awesome Blossoms Garden Walks during the summer. More details as the gardens bloom.

The 2014 Summer Raffle, Home Tweet Home, features a hand made barn board bird house created and designed by a local Meredith artist. Tickets will be available at all the garden club gatherings. Winning ticket will be drawn at the closing luncheon on Thursday, October 2.

The Annual Summer Bake Sale will be held in front of the newly relocated Aubuchon Hardware Store at the Meredith Bay Shops on Route #25 Meredith on Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. until sold out. Celebrate the summer season and stock your pantry and freezer with a great assortment homemade baked treats. Botanical Photo Note cards will also be available for sale. New this year: home made treats for your favorite canine friends. The proceeds from this sale will be used to fund scholarships for local students pursuing careers in the fields of environmental study and horticulture.

Cackleberries Garden and Gift Center located on Route #3 Meredith will host the Community Garden Club of Meredith on Thursday, July 17 at 1 p.m. Members and guests are asked to park at the Meredith Police Station and walk the short distance to the Studio at the Garden Center.

Owner, Laurie Perry, will demonstrate the "Art of Container Gardening" using new, old and re-purposed containers. Herbs, flowering annuals, and succulents appeal to the senses as they combine fantastic foliage and spectacular colors with the scents of summer. To create your own container garden look for containers such as pails, pots, planters, old purses, bird cages, chairs, old straw hats. They make unique container gardens for porches, patios, decks and special garden spots.

The Community Garden Club of Meredith, founded in 1959, is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting horticultural education and community beautification and conservation through volunteerism and friendship. Visit www.meredithgardenclub.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 07:19

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Gilmanton Year-Round Library hopes to raise $20,000 in fund raising campaign

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Year-Round Library Board of Directors has launched a new annual giving opportunity which the board hopes will produce $20,000 a year in donations.

The program, called the Giving Tree. is a tiered-plan which allows all level of donations to the library, from a $25 Acorn donation to fund a program, to a $1,000 Gold Leaf donation to assist in operating costs.

There are six levels of donations: Acorns for $25, Flowers for $50, Copper Leaf for $100, Bronze Leaf for $250, Silver Leaf for $500 and Gold Leaf level for $1,000.

The Board of Directors hopes to raise at least $20,000 with this annual fundraising campaign. The Board anticipates that leaf by leaf, acorn by acorn, this goal can be accomplished. Any donation level chosen helps to provide the staff and board of the Library with the resources to offer a vast collection, engaging programming and great service to all the residents of Gilmanton.

All donors will be recognized by having their names placed on the GYRL Giving Tree which will be displayed at the library. Donations can be made with PayPal on the website at www.gyrla.org by clicking on the "donate" icon, or by check made payable to the GYRL at 1385 NH Rt 140, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837. Donations are tax deductible.


Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 07:09

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Watershed Association offers cruises on Floating Classroom

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association is offering lake ecology cruises on Tuesdays and Thursdays July 1- Sept 5. Cruises depart from the Weirs at 10 am and 1pm. Cost $20/adult, $15/child. Call 603-581-6632 or Register online at www.winnipesaukee.org

The cruises will be offered on the association's new Floating Classroom. An onboard naturalist will facilitate a food web game, talk about history and geology of the lake and water quality issues. Participants will get a chance to 'be the scientist' taking water clarity and temperature measurements. We'll catch and observe zooplankton, and also have an opportunity to see what's living below the surface.

These cruises will depart from Weirs Beach, Laconia and motor past Spindle Point through Sally's Gut with a stop behind Stonedam Island. The onboard time will be about 90 minutes. Cruises must be booked in advance. Call 603-581-6632 or Register online at www.winnipesaukee.org

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 07:03

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