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Rey Center Winter Lecture Series Wraps Up with Moose Program

WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Rey Center winter lecture series, entitled "Infatuated with Snow", finishes up on Friday March 14, at 7 p.m. with "Moose on the Edge" by New Hampshire Fish and Game biologist, Kristine Rines.

Rines will share the historical changes, life history, current status, management and research on New Hampshire's moose herd, which exists on the southern edge of the North American moose range. "Moose on the Edge" includes stories and discussions on how our changing climate is and may have already influenced New Hampshire's moose.
The Rey Center Friday Night Lecture Series is a great night out. Come into Waterville Valley for dinner at one of our great local restaurants, and attend an inspiring lecture. Lecture fees and donations support the Rey Center's art, science and nature education programs. All lectures are held in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery on the second floor in Town Square. Lectures are free for Rey Center members and only $5 for not-yet-members. For more information on Rey Center programming or becoming a member visit www.thereycenter.org or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Kristine Rines is the moose biologist for the state of New Hampshire. A native of New Hampshire, she received her bachelor's degree in wildlife management from Michigan State University. After working for the state of Michigan, she returned home to New Hampshire, where, after working as an animal damage control agent for two years, she was hired as the state's first moose biologist in 1985. In 2006 Kris was named Distinguished Moose Biologist by the North American Moose Conference.
Kris developed and implemented the state's first moose season in 1988. She is responsible for moose management and research as well as being the regional biologist for the central region of the state. Check her out on www.mooseworld.com for everything you ever wanted to know about moose in New Hampshire.
Margret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children's books series and former summer residents of Waterville Valley, were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and environmental stewards. Today their spirit lives on in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys' legacy through art, science, and adventure programs for all ages. For more information  contact the Margret and H.A. Rey Center at 603-236-3308 or visit www.TheReyCenter.org.

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Belknap County Republican Committee to Hear Senatorial Candidate Jim Rubens

BELMONT — The next monthly meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd. in Belmont.

This month's guest speaker is former State Senator Jim Rubens, who announced last September that he would be challenging current U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen in the November 2014 election. However, to do so, Jim will have to prevail in a primary against a number of other Republican U.S. Senate candidates. Rubens will share his reasons for choosing to run, discuss where he stands on the issues, and explain why he feels he's the candidate who can best represent New Hampshire in Washington, D.C.

Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. Per their usual meeting format,  those interested in having dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5 p.m.

The committee is stepping up its request for food pantry donations. With the winter cold continuing to be a burden for many, the committee once again reminds everyone planning to attend to bring non-perishable food items to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 10:35

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030814 Belknap Mill Society to host a Business After Hours Event on March 13

LACONIA — The Belknap Mill Society will host a Business After Hours Event with the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 13 from 4-6 p.m.

This event will be fun filled with opportunities for the whole family to enjoy. Both the Knitting museum and the Wheel House museums will be operational with volunteers on hand to answer questions about how the Belknap Mill Corporation was at the center of the Industrial Revolution providing socks for soldiers during the civil war and both World Wars.

The Belknap Mill Galleries will also be open. Our feature for the month of March is our school program "Arts Alive." Students from local schools exhibit their works of art in a variety of mediums throughout the building.

"Along with food and beverages and a lot of time to network with other community leaders, we will have a scavenger hunt for those that are interested in participating," states Denise Sharlow, Executive Director of the Belknap Mill Society.

Sharlow and the Board of Trustees wanted an opportunity to have an open house for the business community to see how the Belknap Mill encourages education. "The Arts Alive program is organized by very talented local educators from area schools," states Sharlow. We are fortunate to have Kim Valpey, elementary arts educator from Gilford, as the main coordinator, and visionary of the program. Kim has worked with other community art teachers to exhibit the children's art here at the Belknap Mill annually. Each year it just keeps getting better and better."

Sharlow invites everyone to meet our new Trustees at the event. "We have succeeded in engaging six new members to serve on our Board of Trustees this year. None of them will be a stranger to the business community as they have been active in supporting other organizations and we are very happy to have them direct our future at the Belknap Mill. We have added Rick Crocker, Laconia High School history educator, Sandra Marshall, Director at LRG Healthcare, Allison Ambrose, Attorney at Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald, & Nichols, PA, Caroline Rolfe, Assistant Manager at Franklin Savings Bank, Kaye Anderson, retired educator, and Donna Harris, Manager at Bank of New Hampshire."

The Belknap Mill also will feature raffle items from our group of very talented consigners.

Donated raffle items and their generous contributors are:

Joanna DeCesare: Specialty Note Cards

LeeAnn Fay-Ellis: Hand Made Smittens

Jim Hallene: Hand crafted Wine stopper

Jill E Mahan: $25 Gift Cert with Package of Scenic Note Cards

Cat Magnant: Hand painted Birch Tree Artwork

Karen Schweizer: 2 jars of mustard and jam

Angela Stewart: 2 packs of note cards (value $14.95 each)

Judi Taggart: Handcrafted Jewelry

Jackie Bonafide: Photography note cards

Eileen Story: Stoneware bowl with maple products

This event is open to the business community, chamber members and the public. For more information, contact the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 524-5531. Registration is now open on the Chamber's website at www.LakesRegionChamber.org.

The Belknap Mill is the oldest, unaltered brick textile mill in the country. It has a permanent exhibit that interprets the history of the textile industry in Laconia, and has changing monthly exhibits focusing on the arts and history, as well as educational programs for all ages. For further information on the mill and its events, visit www.belknapmill.org or call 603-524-8813.

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Lacrosse Sign-ups tonight in Laconia

LACONIA — With both Belmont and Inter-Lakes establishing lacrosse programs at the high school level, Laconia Lacrosse Club is extending the
registration period for their youth program.
Laconia Lacrosse Club fields 8 teams, 4 teams for both boys and girls for U-9, 11, 13 and 15. Teams are open to players from the area including Laconia, Belmont, Tilton, Meredith and Center Harbor.
While Laconia Lacrosse Club is encouraging on-line registration at http://laclax.usl.la/ , they are holding an information/sign-up tonight at 7 p.m.  at the Laconia Police Station. Also, they will be accepting registrations at their open gyms this Sunday, March 16. Boys is at Laconia High School at 5 p.m., while girls will be at Laconia Middle School at 6 p.m.
If anyone has questions, call Tony Pederzani at 528-5449.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 09:54

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