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MMRG's Annual Water Quality Cruise set for June 1

WOLFEBORO — Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) will hold its annual 'Water Quality Cruise' on the Winnipesaukee Belle Charter Boat on Sunday, June 1 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Guest water resources consultant Don Kretchmer will give a short educational presentation on "What does water quality have to do with fish?" There will also be ample opportunity to enjoy the scenery, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Kretchmer holds degrees in Natural Resources and Water Resource Management and is a Certified Lake Manager with over 28 years of experience in lake and river studies throughout the country. For the past 12 years, he has been water quality chair and volunteer monitoring coordinator for the Lake Wentworth Association. During a boat stop out on the lake, Don will discuss the relationship between water quality and the plants, bugs and fish that live in our lakes, touching on both invited and uninvited non-native species. If participants are interested, he will also demonstrate some basic field observations.

The 2-hour cruise will leave from the Wolfeboro Town Docks. Pre-registration is requested; the pre-paid cost is $32. Late registrants pay $40 at the gate, if spaces are available. To pre-register,  send your check to MMRG, Box 191, Union, NH 03887 Attn: Cruise. For more information, call Kari Lygren, Education Coordinator of Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, at 603-978-7125 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways is a non-profit land conservation organization that works to protect the land and resources of Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro. For more information and a calendar of outreach events, visit www.mmrg.info

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 09:54

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HOPE Auction Receives Support from Summer Camps

MOULTONBOROUGH — Silent and live auctions will be held at the Moultonborough Lions Club on Saturday, May 31, to benefit the Lakes Region Food Pantry. Every dollar taken in will be used to support the food pantry and purchase food items to keep the food pantry shelves, refrigerators and freezers stocked.

Camp Quinebarge, located on Lake Kanasatka in Moultonborough, has generously donated a two-week session from June 29 to July 12 with a value of $2,400. The minimum bid will be $1,000, with the highest bidder receiving a certificate allowing a boy or girl ages 7 to 15 to spend two full weeks at this beautiful camp featuring activities such as swimming, boating, arts and crafts, horseback riding, sports, ropes and wall, archery, nature and hiking. Go to campquinebarge.com for more information.

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse has donated two gift certificates. One is for Camp 1 or 2 (ages 5-11, one week session) at a $250 value and one for the Upper Camp (ages 12-14, two week full day session) at a value of $450. Go to winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org for more information on these exciting summer camps for aspiring actors and actresses.

Those unable to attend the auction on May 31, but who would like to bid on the Camp Quinebarge or Winnipesaukee Playhouse gift certificates can call Mike or Kate Lancor at the phone number below.

Additional donated items are needed for this auction. Local residents and businesses can support this extremely important effort by donating items to be auctioned such as gift certificates, new merchandise, handmade crafts or art work, used furniture or household items in very good condition, antiques and other items.

Businesses and individuals are also encouraged to be creative by donating services (e.g. cleaning time, landscaping hours, baked goods), dinner for 2 or 4 at their home, boat rides or motorcycle rides, or any other type of exciting recreational items.

The live auction will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. The doors will be opened at 4:30 p.m. for preview and food will be available. More than 250 items will be auctioned in the balloon, silent and live auctions.

Any businesses or individuals who have one or more items they are willing to donate to this very worthwhile cause are asked to call Kate and Mike Lancor (476-8409) or (204-8409) or Amy Norton (986-0357).

The Lakes Region Food Pantry (LRFP) opened its doors in January 2013 and is located on Whittier Highway in Moultonborough. LRFP serves individuals and families from throughout the Lakes Region including Moultonborough, Center Harbor, Meredith, Sandwich, Tuftonboro and Laconia.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 09:51

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Meredith Village Savings Bank to Sponsor Meredith Rotary Memorial Golf Classic

MEREDITH — The Meredith Rotary Club has announced the seventh annual Memorial Golf Classic at Waukewan Golf Club scheduled for Friday, June 20. All proceeds will benefit the Meredith Rotary Scholarship Fund.

The tournament, which will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start, costs $125 per person and includes greens fees, cart, continental breakfast, lunch, prizes and special contests. There will be a special "$500 Closest to the Pin" event at the end of the tournament.

Meredith Village Savings Bank, which has been a supporter of the golf tournament from its inception, will be the major sponsor for the tournament once again this year.

Proceeds from the golf tournament are donated to the Meredith Rotary Scholarship Fund in the name of Dexter Hale, a beloved member of the Rotary who had perfect attendance at weekly meetings for more than 43 years and was a strong supporter of the scholarship fund.

Pre-registration for this golf tournament is recommended. For information and registration, call Ted Fodero at 603-279-4591, Justin Barkley at 603-279-6661, or Bob Kennelly at 603-279-5393. Additional information can be found at www.meredithrotary.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 09:47

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Moultonborough House Tour Returns after two year Break

MOULTONBOROUGH — Under the leadership of co-presidents, Jane Harrington and Kathy Seder, The Friends of the Moultonborough Library are once again sponsoring a Moultonborough House and Garden Tour on Thursday, June 26.
This eagerly awaited tour returns after a two year hiatus.

Four lovely homes will be showcased on this year's tour as well as a charming Inn and two exquisite gardens. Tickets will cost $35, payable by cash or check, and will be available for purchase at the Moultonborough Library or Bayswater Books in Center Harbor, beginning May 15. All necessary information regarding property locations and directions will be included with the ticket purchase. The homes, Inn, and gardens may be visited in any order between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

This year, raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at some of the residences on your day as well as the Moultonborough Library on pre-tour Saturdays. Local merchants have generously donated gift certificates for this year's raffle. Raffle tickets are available for $5 for one ticket or $10 for 3 tickets.
The house tour is the Friends' major fundraising event. Monies raised support cultural and educational programs for adults and children and also provide the library with supplemental funding for additional furnishings, equipment, collection materials and seasonal activities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 09:43

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