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Pickle-making workshop on August 14

SANBORNTON — UNH Cooperative Extension and KREBS Farm in Sanbornton will host a pickle-making workshop on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at KREBS Farm at 315 Upper Bay Road. The program will be presented by Ann Hamilton, field specialist in food safety for UNH Cooperative Extension.

The program which will include a hands-on demonstration on making quick sweet pickles. The program will also include a lecture and discussion on the basic principles and typical steps in home boiling-water (water bath) canning using pickling as a base.

Preregistration is required by calling the Carroll County office of UNH Cooperative Extension at 447-3834 or 1-800-322-4166. Those interested in attending are asked to register by Monday, Aug. 11.

There is a $5 fee per person payable at the door.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:03

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Historical and Museum Society will host quarterly Antiques Appraisal Day Saturday

LACONIA  —  Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host its quarterly Antiques Appraisal Day, Saturday, July 26 from 2–4 pm at the Laconia Antiques Center, 601 Main Street in Downtown Laconia. Expert appraisers Doug McGowan, Linc Fornier and Greg Peverly will be available to offer their expertise and verbal estimations of value.

At the event, Greg Peverly will make a brief presentation entitled "Today's Collectibles", discussing today's antiques market, followed by a brief question and answer period.

"Every time we do this we help someone discover a new "treasure" ... it is a very exciting event ... you just never know what may come through the door next. I am thrilled to have Greg Peverly here to make a presentation on the topic." says LHMS Executive Director Brenda Kean.

Items presented can include stoneware, clocks, coins, toys, silver, rugs, jewelry and general antiques. The cost is $5 per appraisal with all proceeds to benefit the Laconia Historical and Museum Society. This event is open to the public. Tickets are sold at the door on a first come – first serve basis. For more information about this event, call Laconia Historical & Museum Society at 603.527.1278, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at LaconiaHistorical.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:45

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Two more fireworks shows at Weirs Beach

LACONIA -- The Weirs Action Committee has announced an expanded schedule of fireworks at Weirs Beach.

Two fireworks shows -- July 25 and Aug. 8 -- have been added to the original schedule. There will now be a fireworks show every Friday night at 10 p.m., through Friday, Aug. 15.

Spectators can watch from the north end of the beach, from the public docks, or from the boardwalk. As the fireworks reflect onto the lake below, a flotilla of boats will light up the lake with colorful navigation lights.

Various area businesses have joined together with the Weirs Action Committee to present the fireworks displays.

The Labor Day weekend show on Aug. 31 is sponsored jointly by the Weirs Action Committee and the Half Moon Enterprises.

A full list of sponsors and the fireworks schedule is available by visiting the fireworks webpage at WeirsBeach.com. For late-breaking and rain-date information, visit the Weirs Action Committee page on Facebook.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:41

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Vintage car show on Saturday – admission is $5

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Rotary Club will be hosting its second annual vintage car show at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound in Laconia on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vintage vehicles will be on display along with special 50th Anniversary Mustangs. Last year, more than 150 vehicles were exhibited. Vehicles, including cars, trucks and motorcycles, can register for $20 the day of the event. Admission is $5 per person, children younger than 16 will be admitted for free. Go to www.lakesregionrotary.org for more details.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 06:24

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