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Moultonborough House Tour Raises funds for Library

MOULTONBOROUGH —The Friends of the Moultonborough Library are ready and eager to present a fabulous House Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 26.

This year’s ticketholders will be treated to a stroll through two spectacular gardens as well as a visit to a picturesque B&B, and four lakefront homes in Moultonborough. The Friends are grateful to the four gracious homeowners participating in this year’s House Tour.

Each residence on the tour has its own architectural style. One dwelling is an extensively renovated ranch- style home overlooking a cove with expansive oversized windows to maximize unparalleled views of Winnipesaukee. Many of the original custom features found in this home have been personally designed by the owners.

A second home on this year’s tour typifies the classic Arts and Crafts style architecture. It offers modern convenience, environmental friendliness and open concept living. This home, built just 5 years ago, features geothermal heating and a unique central vacuum system. Beautiful oak floors framed either by pine paneling or plaster walls provides the quality framework for this lakeside property.

Proceeds from this event will help the library to acquire supplemental furnishings and equipment and provide funding for seasonal activities. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at two of the homes on the tour at a cost of $5 per ticket or 3 tickets for $10.

Tickets are on sale at the Moultonborough Library or Bayswater Books in Center Harbor.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:38

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Patrick’s Pub hosting fund raiser on Sunday to benefit child with cancer

GILFORD — On Sunday, June 1 at 4 p.m. Patricks Pub and Eatery will be hosting a fundraiser for Austin Cote and his family.

Austin, who is 5 1/2 and lives in Gilford, was diagnosed with PMA-pilomyxoid astrocytoma, which is an aggressive form of brain cancer, when he was just 6 months old. Austin, his mother Amy and brother Christopher have struggled over the years and are in need of support from the community. He is currently at home with his family.

Friends, family and supporters are invited to Patrick's this coming Sunday with complimentary light appetizers, registration and silent auction beginning at 4 p.m. followed by a live auction.

As the Gilford and Greater Lakes Region community has done so many times before, we hope you will join us in supporting this family. We are asking for donated auction items to be dropped off at the Hair Factory Salon and Day Spa on Gilford East Drive in care of Shelly Middleton. Please drop them off no later than Friday so the silent auction information can be updated in time for Sunday. They can also be dropped off at Patricks Pub.

In addition, donations to the family can be made at any Bank of NH office payable to the "Army of Austin's Angels", or mailed to BNH 62 Pleasant St Laconia, NH 03246

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, contact Erika Willette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:33

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New Hampshire Boat Museum To Host Opening Reception June 5

WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro will open for the 2014 season over Memorial Day weekend. To celebrate, the Board and staff invite the public to a special Opening Reception on Thursday, June 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The evening will include food, a cash bar, entertainment and a preview of new exhibits. Tickets are $25 per person for not-yet-members and $22 for Museum members. Reservations are appreciated by May 30. Tickets can be purchased on the Museum's website, www.NHBM.org, via phone at 569-4554, or at the door.

The evening will include a light buffet dinner and ice cream sundaes provided by Cider Press Restaurant, Downtown Grille, Inn on Main and Morrissey's Front Porch. Entertainment will be provided by Amanda Collins. Amanda is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter living in Tuftonboro. Last year Amanda won the Gospel category at the New Hampshire Country Music Association Competition. From there, Amanda went on to win the regional competition and then the North American International competition held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Attendees will not only get a chance to hear music and eat great food, but they will get a chance to preview the new exhibit for 2014 that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Great Smith River Canoe and Kayak Race.

"We look forward to welcoming the public to our annual Opening Reception as we kick off a new season," said Board Chair Joe DeChairo.

The New Hampshire Boat Museum will be open to the public for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 24 and remain open through Monday, October 13, 10 am-4 pm Monday through Saturday, and Sunday 12 noon-4pm. The Museum is a not-for-profit focusing on New Hampshire's boating and fresh water heritage. It is located at 399 Center Street, Wolfeboro Falls, 2 miles from downtown Wolfeboro in the former Allen "A" Resort dance hall/theater building. For further information contact the Museum at 603-569-4554, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , www.nhbm.org or via Facebook.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:25

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Bearcamp Valley Garden Club’s June 16 meeting to discuss ways to encourage bees to visit

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Bearcamp Valley Garden Club will be hosting the Pemi-Baker Beekeepers' president, Gerard Godville, for a free discussion of the ways gardeners can encourage bees to visit their gardens, on Monday, June 16, at the Moultonborough Public Library. The doors open at 1:30 and the program will begin by 2 p.m.

 Godville, with beekeepers David Boynton and Harley Putnam, will show-and-tell the ways pollinators enhance gardens and how homeowners or orchard keepers can attract more of them.
Learn about the history, hives, and habits of bees: much about them isn't readily apparent. We all know, for instance, that bees are attracted to flowers, but do you know they have five-eyes and cannot see the color red? It was surprising to learn that bees are attracted more to smells, than to color. Are you aware that honeybees are the only insect that produces food for humans? Honeybees have been producing this food for about 100 million years. By the way honey is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and an antiseptic!
What does some information like this mean for the home gardener? Enjoy your red flowers, but planting in the blue-green range (with some oranges and yellows) will attract bees. The color white is one that bees are likely to avoid, hence beekeepers wearing white clothing.

Gardeners will want to remember that scented soaps, scented laundry detergents, or perfumes on their skin will attract the bees' attention. However bees will not sting unless they perceive a threat, or unless their hive is threatened. Did you know honeybees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we consume? So – if you enjoy raspberries or blueberries on your cereal, or tomatoes on your salad come to this presentation and learn more about what we all can to encourage and "bee" friends with these helpful pollinators.
RSVP by return email or by calling Liz Stevens at 603-968-9256 (leave a message if there is no answer)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:21

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