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Chicken barbecue planned in Belmont Saturday

BELMONT — Robert Leroux Council 10934, Knights of Columbus is hosting its fall Chicken BBQ Dinner at St. Joseph Church in Belmont on Saturday, September 14, from 5  to 6:30 p.m.
Dinner will feature barbecue chicken, baked beans, potato salad, corn-on-the-cob, rolls, ice cream and beverages. The cost is $10 per person ($5 for children under 6) and $45 for a family of five or more.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:23

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Lecture by Acadia National Park experts on Sept. 20

WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Rey Center presents the fourth lecture of their summer lecture series entitled "Acadia National Park: Where the Mountains Meet the Sea" on Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m. The presentation will be led by Dolores Kong, co-author of Hiking Acadia National Park, as she shares an author's and hiker's perspective on the trails, history and special nature of the first national park east of the Mississippi as it nears its 100th anniversary.

The White Mountains and deep woods of Waterville Valley seem worlds apart from the pink granite cliffs and open ocean views of Acadia National Park. Dolores Kong and her husband Dan Ring have hiked nearly all 120 miles of trails in Acadia from the easy "Ocean Path" to the challenging "Precipice Trail" up Champlain Mountain. They co-authored the books: Hiking Acadia National Park, Best Easy Day Hikes, and Acadia National Park. If you have never been to Acadia or even if you have, come learn about the first national park east of the Mississippi, and why it's one of the Top 10 most visited national parks, even though it's the fifth smallest.

Autographed books will be available with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the art, science and nature programming at the Rey Center. All lectures are held in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery on the second floor in Town Square. Lectures are free for Rey Center members and only $5 for non-members. For more information on Rey Center programming or becoming a member visit www.thereycenter.org or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:12

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Adult Fall Hiking Program Continues on Tuesday Mornings

GILFORD —  The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a number of fall hikes for any adults looking for fresh air, fun, exercise and beautiful foliage on Tuesdays this fall.

The scheduled hikes continue on September 17 with a hike at the WOW Trail in Laconia and September 24 with a hike in Weeks Woods in Gilford. Participants will gather each morning at 9 a.m. in the Gilford Town Hall Lobby before departing for the hike.

All interested participants must RSVP at least one day in advance to each trip. The cost of the hikes is $1 per person, per hike.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:06

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NHEC & Northway Bank Launch Campaign to Reduce Hunger in NH

PLYMOUTH —  New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) and Northway Bank are joining forces to help raise a minimum of $150,000 for the New Hampshire Food Bank. Food Bank inventory levels are at record lows while statewide demand is increasing. The NHEC & Northway Bank Food Bank Challenge aims to fill those empty shelves and help the Food Bank prepare for its busiest season – the holidays and winter months.
Beginning September 1 and running through the end of December 2013, NHEC and Northway Bank are soliciting donations from members, customers, businesses and the general public. The first $80,000 donated will be matched dollar for dollar by the NHEC Foundation ($50,000) and Northway Bank ($30,000) giving the campaign an even greater boost. There are three convenient ways to make a tax-deductible donation.
1.Online at www.nhfoodbank.org/NHECNorthwayBankChallenge
2.By mail with a check made payable to the NHEC Foundation, 579 Tenney Mtn. Highway, Plymouth, NH 03264 (write Food Bank Challenge on the memo line), or
3.Stop by any of Northway Bank's 18 branch locations throughout the state to make your donation.
"We chose September, in recognition of Hunger Action Month, to kick off the Food Bank Challenge," said NHEC President/CEO Fred Anderson. "With the commitment by the NHEC Foundation and Northway Bank to match every dollar, even a small donation can go a long way."
The NH Food Bank's purchasing power can stretch one dollar toprovide two meals for an individual. That means a $20 donation will provide 40 meals to the hungry. Given the dollar for dollar match, that $20 donation becomes $40 and quickly turns into providing 80 meals.
"With the downturn in the economy over the past several years, the NH Food Bank has seen a dramatic increase in the number of clients they serve on a weekly basis," commented Bill Woodward, Northway Bank CEO. "Northway Bank has taken an active part in the fight against hunger and is committed to supporting the Food Bank. Please join NH Electric Co-op, Northway Bank, and the NH Food Bank to help end hunger in our State."
As the state's only food bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank distributes food to needy residents in more than 400 locations statewide.
"We are genuinely grateful for the continued generous support of the NHEC Foundation and Northway Bank," said Mel Gosselin, Executive Director of the Food Bank. "This opportunity to double your gift and quadruple the meals we are able to provide to communities throughout the state is a perfect opportunity to support our neighbors in need. We continue to seek support as demand is out-pacing the need for assistance."
The NHEC & Northway Bank Food Bank Challenge will run through the end of the year.


New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan (center) helped kick off the NHEC & Northway Bank Food Bank Challenge on September 5 in Concord at a ceremony during which she proclaimed September to be Hunger Action Month in New Hampshire. Joining Governor Hassan were, from left, NH Food Bank Executive Director Mel Gosselin, NHEC Foundation Executive Director Audrey Goudie, Northway Bank SVP, Retail Banking Executive Dawn Champney and NHEC Foundation Board Vice Chair Jerry Hopkins.


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