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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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090113IrwinDrive4URSchool

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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090413 Sacred Waters Yoga holding EFT Presentation (104)

MEREDITH — Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls will be hosting a presentation on Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) on Thursday, September 12, at 7 p.m. at the studio located at 285 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.
Catherine Turgeon, EFT coach and practitioner, will privide an explanation and demonstration of the basic EFT techniques that can be used to improve every aspect of daily life. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as "tapping", is a simple-to-use, non-invasive energy therapy.

There is a $10 cover charge for this event. Call Sacred Waters Yoga at Mill Falls at 279-3243 or stop in to sign up at the desk.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 09:55

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