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Alton celebrates 90 years of Levey Park on Saturday

ALTON — In celebration of Levey Park's 90th year, the Trustees of Levey Park invite the public to join them in taking a hike to the senic lookout on Saturday, August 16, at 9 a.m. 

Levey Park was gifted to the Town of Alton in 1924. It is a ten acre woodland located on the westerly side of Route 2 Between the villages of Alton and Alton Bay, 1/4 mile from the intersection of Routes 11 and 28-A at the tip of Alton Bay. 

The Park is open to the public from sunrise to sunset for picnics, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Pets are welcomed. The park has a carry out what you carry in policy, and asks that visitors pick up after their pets. No motorized vehicles of any kind are permitted with the exception of motorized wheelchairs. No open fires are permitted. 

Approximately two miles of hiking trails exist within the park for exploration and recreation. Trail Map Signs are prominently placed at the major trailheads, and paper trail maps are available across the street at the Alton Parks and Recreation Department Office. 

Features to explore include the Scenic Lookout, which provides visitors with views of Alton Bay and the Ossipee Mountain Range and the White Mountains in the background. Additionally, the River Trail Loop meanders along the Merrymeeting River and is accessible via Canoe or Kayak as well as by foot.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 04:33

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Annual banquet for the Chapel of St. John of the Mountains is on August 24

CAMPTON — On Sunday, August 17, at 3 p.m., The Chapel of St. John of the Mountains, under the direction of the Pastor, Rev. Raymond D. Hahn, will have Pastor Dennis J. Simmons of the Gateway Alliance Church of Plymouth as guest speaker.

On Sunday, August 24, the preacher will be Pastor Ray Hahn. The Chapel's Annual Banquet will follow the service at the Armont Inn, Ellsworth Hill Road, Campton. Cost is $19 which includes a buffet meal with dessert and includes taxes and tips.

For more information contact Pastor Hahn at 536-4308 or Judy Rodgers at 726-3025 for reservations on or before August 17. The Chapel is located 4.5 miles up Ellsworth Hill Road, from the intersection of Routes 3 and 49 in Campton.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 10:38

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Trail blazer to speak at the Rey Center on August 29

WATERVILLE VALLEY -- The Rey Center Summer lecture series, entitled "Trails and Tales from the Wilderness," continues with True Wilderness: The Adirondack Mountains and the Trans Adirondack Route by Erik Schlimmer on Friday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m.

Schlimmer, who founded the Trans Adirondack Route, will be highlighting 100 of his best images from more than 20 years of Adirondack exploration. "True Wilderness" is a four-season showcase of the Lower Forty-Eight's largest forest preserve. Intertwined with the stunning images is a narration of Adirondack history, ecology, exploration, and preservation.
Schlimmer is an accomplished outdoor adventurer as well as a popular public speaker. He was the fourth and youngest person to ever hike all 770 peaks above 3,000 feet in the Northeast. He was the first person to mountain bike the entire 2,250-mile U.S.-Mexico border. He's hiked more than 10,000 miles, camped more than 1,000 nights, and climbed nearly 1,600 mountains.

Schlimmer's talk will take place in the Margaret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery on the second floor in Town Square. It is part of the 2014 Summer Lecture Series sponsored by Wayne and Barbara Thornbrough. The lecture is free for Rey Center members and $5 for non-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. .

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Summer kick-off party for Friends of Belmont Football on Sunday

BELMONT — Friends of Belmont Football will host a Summer Kick-off Party at The Top of The Town Restaurant in Belmont on Sunday, Aug. 17, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Hamburgers, hotdogs, barbecue chicken with various salads will be served. There will also be live entertainment, dancing, cash bar, a game of flag football and a 50/50 raffle.

Those attending will be asked to make a $10 donation. The proceeds will benefit FOBF and help pay for players' football program. Tickets are available at the event as well as from Top of The Town on Friday night, and also from FOBF members.

Check out Friends of Belmont Football on Facebook.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 10:23

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