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090513HomebrewersJamboree (264)

TAMWORTH — The 17th annual New England Homebrewer's Jamboree will once again be held the weekend after Labor Day on September 6-7. The event will be held at the Tamworth Family Camping Area and the gates will open at 3 p.m. on Friday. All Proceeds from the event go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of NH.

Day tickets to the event are $10. Overnight tickets which include camping are also available for $25-$35 and can be purchased at the gate or by visiting www.homebrewersjamboree.com. The Jamboree is put on by the Winnipesaukee Area Brew Crew, the Concord Area Homebrewers & the Southern Maine Homebrewers.

With attendance of over 600 people last year and 250 competition entries the New England Homebrewers Jamboree is quickly becoming New England's premier gathering of homebrewers. A veritable beervana for homebrewers and enthusiasts, the two day event includes a Friday night Brewers BBQ and Club Reception. Saturday's events include an onsite homebrew competition, a "Homebrewers Alley" featuring homebrew clubs from throughout New England, raffles, brewing demonstrations, a tie dye tent, live music and awards.

Homebrewers may enter the competition for a fee of $3 per entry (2 12oz. or 1 22 oz. bottles). Judging is held on Saturday from 12-5, categories will include several categories of beer, wine, meads and ciders. Those lucky enough to be of legal age may sign up to judge the morning of the Jamboree. ID's will be checked.

Entertainment will include children's games and activities. Live music throughout the day is provided by Go-Local Music and will feature many great New England artists. There will be a food vendor on site for Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast.


Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 08:32

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082313 Woodsman Competition Returns to Gilford Old Home Day (216)

GILFORD — An old-time lumberjack competition will return to Gilford Old Home Day again this year.

The competition will be held Saturday, August 24 starting at 1 p.m. at a  large field next to Gilford Elementary School.

Planned individual competitions include Axe Throwing, Wood Splitting, Horizontal Chop, Chainsaw Speed Cut and a Chainsaw Disk Stack, an exciting timed 40-foot Pole Climb and even a Birling contest. Team competitions are always a big draw at such events and Gilford's Woodsman Competition includes a Pulp Toss, a Log Roll and Cross Cut Sawing, as well.

Belknap Landscape Company's  Tree Service Division is heavily involved in support of the Town's Old Home Day festivities, contributing their Altec 26-ton tree service crane to set and secure a large tree for the pole climb. BLC Tree Service crews are supplying a huge load of milled timber and log chunks for splitting, all as specified by the UNH event coordinators.

Bringing extensive experience with such competitions, AJ Dupere, Head Coach of the UNH Woodsman Team, will be bringing a number of UNH Woodsman team members along, with all the necessary equipment and running the competitions.

Gilford Home Center owner Bill Finethy is providing brand new Stihl chainsaws for the event, along with fuel and oil, chaps, hard hats as well as  ear and eye protection,

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 August 2013 05:48

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Audubon barn dance cancelled

HEBRON — The season-ending barn dance, planned by the Newfound Audubon Center for Tuesday, August 27, at Meadow Wind Bed and Breakfast, has been cancelled. For more information, call 744-3516.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 07:15

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LACONIA — This past May, Irwin Ford partnered up with Ford Motor Company's Drive 4 UR School program to raise money for Laconia High School. Thanks to the support of the community in the Laconia area Irwin Ford raised $1,400 to put towards a new Athletic Field for Laconia High School

"We know funding for school programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available," said Chris Irwin, Vice President of the Irwin Automotive Group. "We're excited to raise money for a new athletic field for the students of Laconia High School. As a former LHS student I'm thrilled to be able to help."

Since the start of Ford's Drive 4 UR School program in 2007, more than $16 million in donations have been generated for high schools nationwide.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 10:00

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