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Draft completed for Holdernesss Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

HOLDERNESS — The Holderness Hazard Mitigation Committee is pleased to announce completion of the DRAFT Town of Holderness Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, 2014.  The Plan will be available for review during a public comment period from August 21 – 28, 2014 on the town’s website (http://www.holderness-nh.org/), at the Holderness Town Hall, the and the town library.

The committee is represented by a variety of local interests including the Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator and Emergency Management Director, Fire Chief, Police Chief, Highway Road Agent, Planning Board, and Librarian. The Committee was assisted in this effort by staff from the Lakes Region Planning Commission. The Plan is designed to address Holderness’s vulnerability to natural and man-made hazards and will serve to reduce future residential and commercial property losses from hazardous events before they occur. The committee reviewed changes that have occurred in the last five years, including the status of mitigation actions that were recommended in the 2008 Plan.

Natural hazards likely to impact Holderness include flooding, high winds, severe winter weather, lightning strikes, earthquake, and wildfire. During development of the Plan, community leaders were able to identify and prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these hazards. The Plan is also a useful tool for leveraging additional sources of funding prior to, or in the event of, a natural disaster.

All comments on the draft should be directed in writing to Emergency Management Director and Town Administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:24

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Bake sale in Meredith Sat.

MEREDITH — On August 23, during the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, a Bake Sale will be held at the Meredith Historical Society, 45 Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As its major fund-raiser, Board members and friends of the Historical Society will be offering many foods for purchase. Sale of these goods support programs offered throughout the year.

Earlier this year the community lost Nancy Manseau, a supporter and volunteer of the Meredith Historical Society. She was a tireless worker on this and many projects. Manseau and her family had requested that memorial donations be made to the Meredith Historical Society in her name. For those who would like to honor her memory, the mailing address is P.O. Box 920, Meredith, 03253.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:14

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Farm to Desk program starting in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — Local Foods Plymouth (LFP) is a new initiative that offers area employees custom delivery of their favorite produce, dairy, meats, maple syrup, and more. Amy Sulllivan, Project Coordinator of the Farm to Desk Project, will speak about the program in the large conference room at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth on Thursday, August 28, from noon to 1 p.m.

The Farm to Desk Project has many goals: to connect specialty crop producers with businesses/employees thus expanding the customer base of local farmers, increase year-round easy access to specialty crops, reduce farmers' costs for selling specialty crops, reduce energy consumption of food related transportation, improve NH's food security by strengthening viability of local farms, and help sustain the local economy using "Local Multiplier Effect".

This free event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Farm to Desk Project or to sign up for the program. Plan to arrive early as samples may be available. Local Foods Plymouth connects local farmers with area residents to support local agriculture and the community by enabling easier access to fresh, local foods. Through an online outlet, LFP aims to encourage community members to become more aware of sustainable local food providers who grow, source, and make products while helping communities reduce their energy consumption related to food.

For more information about the Farm to Desk Project or Local Foods Plymouth, visit www.localfoodsplymouth.org or call 603-536-5030.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:11

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New Horizons Band Playing at Bristol Old Home Day

BRISTOL — The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region will present a free family concert in Kelley Park during the Bristol Old Home Days celebration on Saturday, August 23 at 10:30 am.

Kelley Park is located across from the Bristol Community Center at 230 Lake Street. The band has put together a concert of upbeat marches, Broadway and television musical selections, patriotic American pieces, and many more foot tapping tunes for all to enjoy. The musical organization is under the direction of Mary Divers and is always looking for musicians who want to learn an instrument or hone their skills. For anyone interested in joining the New Horizons Band, practices are at the Music Clinic in Belmont on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm and Saturday afternoons from 1:30-3 pm.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:03

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