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BRIDGEWATER —  Opponents to Windfarms near Newfound Lake and Cardigan Mountain are holding a silent auction fundraising event on Saturday, August 24 at 6 p.m. at the Inn on Newfound Lake.

The proposal for windfarms on mountain ridges near Newfound Lake and Cardigan Mountain are being opposed, as many feel that they will ruin the natural beauty of the area. The Wild Meadows Legal Fund was founded in December, 2012 and now includes associations and individuals from around the area. Proceeds from the silent auction will go towards successfully advancing a legal opposition to the proposed Wild Meadows wind farm facility if and when its developer, Iberdrola Renewables submits a site permit application to the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee.

In addition to a silent auction, members of the Wild Meadow Legal Fund committee will share their strategy for winning the legal battle.

Tickets and space are limited. For more information or to purchase tickets email Fred Kohout at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:10

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FRANKLIN — The musical group the Bel Airs will bring their rhythm and blues "doo wop" music to Franklin Opera House on Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm.

Doo-wop music is a product of "city music" from the east and mid-west. It was originally sang a cappella on the street corners because the musicians didn’t have instruments. The genre took off from there, giving rise to stars such as The Del Vikings, the Five Satins, and the Drifters.

Now the Bel Airs bring their special brand of doo-wop to Franklin Opera House. Tickets for this reserved seat show are $19 for adults and $17 for seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets call 934-1901 or visit www.franklinoperahouse.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:06

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ALTON — The Strafford Wind Symphony will be performing at the Alton Bay Christian Conference Center on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

The Strafford Wind Symphony musicians share a passion for performance under the conductor Bruce Gatchell. Gatchell brings with him a wealth of conducting experience with specialty bands throughout the Northeast at the junior high, high school, and collegiate level.

For directions, summer brochure, and additional information  visit www.altonbay.org or call 875-6161. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:04

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GILFORD — The Gilford Rotary Club will serve up its annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Aug. 24, from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Gilford Youth Center on Potter Hill Road.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for kids. Gilford Rotary's secret recipe all you care to eat pancakes will be served with sausage, orange juice, and hot coffee. All proceeds benefit the Cheryl Walsh Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship was started at the urging of club President Richard Ayers and other members of Gilford Rotary in 1988, and was first presented to Corey Ellis in 1989. Originally thought of as an "initially endowed" and eventually "self-sustaining" program, Gilford Rotary initially funded the scholarship with seed money. The proceeds/earnings of the investments plus contributions by members of the Foundation, board and Selection Committee as well as Gilford Rotary have resulted in $500 to $2,500 grants to the recipients over the years.

Since the beginning, a silver commemorative bowl, a citation, and the grant have been given to recipients at Senior Awards Night in June. Since the beginning, a selection committee of board members, friends and past recipients has conducted interviews to select the recipients. The Scholarship has traditionally attracted applications from the brightest and most talented leaders and scholar/athletes of the senior class.

Several fund-raising activities have provided additional resources over the years: a Rotary District Ski Race, early on, and the long-standing Annual Old Home Day Rotary Pancake Breakfast, more recently. The goal has been to raise and conserve a substantial enough principal to give a meaningful and truly helpful grant to each year's recipient(s).

Tax-deductible contributions may be sent to Treasurer, Cheryl Lynn Walsh Memorial Scholarship Foundation, c/o Gilford Rotary Club, Post Office Box 7091, Gilford, NH 03247-7091.

The club meets Fridays at 7 a.m. at Patrick's Pub at the intersection of Routes 11 and 11B in Gilford.


Sandra McGonagle, left, Larry Routhier, right, and other Gilford Rotarians work at the grill for the club's annual Old Home Day pancake breakfast. Proceeds from the event aid the club's scholarship fund. (Courtesy photo)


Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:01

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