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Gift of Lights Supports Loudon Food Bank (76)

LOUDON —  The Gift of Lights at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is in full swing. The Loudon Food Bank has joined with the event and tickets will be reduced in price when canned goods are donated. For every three cans of food donated at the event, attendees will receive $2 off admission.

A portion of the proceeds from Gift of Lights will be supporting the Speedway Children's Charities.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 07:09

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Wild Winter Walks at Squam Science Center

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is bringing back the popular guided tours of the live animal trail for another winter. Wild Winter Walks begin Saturday, January 5 and runs on selected weekends through March.

Many visitors are curious about what happens to the animals at the Science Center during the winter. Most of them stay in the same place, just as they would in the wild. A staff naturalist will guide the walk on the live animal exhibit trail and discuss how native animals are well-adapted for winter in New Hampshire.

This program is geared for participants ages 6 and over. The walk will be on snowshoes if the weather permits. Snowshoes are available at the Science Center at no extra cost or attendees may bring their own. Learn more and register in advance by calling 603-968-7194.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 07:02

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Lakes Region Planning Commission Transportation Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

OSSIPEE — The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, at the Freight House at 1 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee.

The TAC will discuss recommendations to be included in a draft Regional Transportation Plan. A presentation by Bill Oldenburg, Administrator and Michelle Marshall, Highway Safety Engineer from the NH Department of Transportation Bureau of Highway Design, will focus on the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and a changed format for conducting Road Safety Audits (RSA). The purpose of the HSIP is to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. The RSA process is designed to assess potential safety improvements at intersections and on road segments of concern.

The LRPC Transportation TAC encourages all members of the public who are concerned about any aspect of transportation in the Lakes Region to attend. Contact the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171 for additional information about this meeting.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 06:53

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Author signing books at Rumney cafe on Saturday

RUMNEY — Author Maxwell MacPherson, Jr., a resident of Alexandria, will be available to sign copies of his book, A Family Affair at The Common Cafe from 1-3 p.m on Saturday, December 28.

A Family Affair begins the adventures of Alex and Bess as their romance blossoms. Maxwell MacPherson Jr. weaves the families' tales around a young man's experiences with various forms of wildlife and other animals. Fishing, hunting, animal husbandry, and animal observation are a constant thread throughout the story.

The opening scene takes place on a river in Alex's hometown, where Alex enjoys himself as he walks along the paths of the Pasquaney River and fishes for salmon while observing Blue Herons, mink and red-winged blackbirds. Comedy and then, when least expected, tragedy, follow the lives of the various characters. From the catching of a duck on a fly made from duck feathers to the untimely death of Abigail, Bess' sister. Then the rampage of a large four-footed animal in Belchertown and the sudden impact of a falling tree killing Alex's old friend's wife and unborn child.

Through it all, the novel poises begs the reader to ask whether the love of Alex and Bess can overcome the obstacles they face? One will experience laughter and tears as Alex tells about growing up and falling in love—the struggles, the joys, the bewilderment, and the discoveries he makes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 05:36

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