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Waterville Valley has Fourth of July plans

WATERVILLE VALLEY — Celebrate Independence Day at Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire's White Mountains. The weekend full of family fun includes a hometown parade, outdoor concerts, family carnival and fireworks. The traditional 4th of July festivities are enhanced by Waterville Valley's Freedom Pass, a lodging perk that includes golf, tennis, mountain bike rental, chairlift ride, boat rental, swimming, ice-skating, and more.

The annual hometown parade kicks off at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 4, and all are welcome to participate by joining as spectators, walking in the parade, helping with a float or even entering a float in the parade. Kids are invited to meet at Packard Field at 10 a.m. to decorate bikes and scooters. Those entering cars in the parade meet at the Waterville Valley Conference Center parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Anyone wishing to walk or enter a float should contact the Waterville Valley Recreation Department at (603) 236-4695 prior to parade day.

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on July 4, the band, Small Town Freedom, will perform a free outdoor concert on the Town Square's gazebo stage. The evening ends with the annual fireworks display over Corcoran Pond beginning at 9:30 p.m.

The 4th of July festivities continue on Saturday, July 5, with the Waterville Valley Recreation Department's annual Independence Day Family Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Town Square with performance of Sugar Coated Shakespeare. All are welcome to come and enjoy family-friendly games, t-shirt tie-dying, a 100-foot obstacle course, and more. Admission to all of the games and attractions is $10 per child (ages two and under are free). An a la carte barbecue will be available in the Town Square.

For more information, call the reservation specialists at 1-800-GO-VALLEY or online at visitwatervillevalley.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 07:37

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Civil War Folksong program in Ashland

ASHLAND — Musicians Marek Bennett and Woody Pringle will present "Rally 'Round The Flag: the American Civil War Through Folksong", an overview of the Civil War through popular music, including camp songs, parlor music, hymns, battlefield rallying cries, and fiddle tunes, in Ashland on July 10 at 7 p.m. in a free program at the Ashland Railroad Station Museum at 69 Depot Street (Route 132) in Ashland village.

They will perform on numerous instruments and explore lyrics, documents and visual images from the period. The audience can participate and sing along, while also learning about the connections between song, art and politics in this critical period of American history. The program is mostly funded by the N.H. Humanities Council and is sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society, which will also serve refreshments.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 07:30

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Lions club operating concession stand at Speedway

LACONIA — The Laconia-Gilford chapter of the Lions Club is pleased to announce the return of one of its proudest traditions when it holds its annual concessions stand during the NASCAR races run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. The Lions will be open and roaring for business on Friday July 11, Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13 for breakfast and lunch during the duration of all races.

The Lions have been serving hungry race fans since the early 1990's and is maintaining its high service standards. A variety of breakfast sandwiches will be available, plus a selection of beverages. Then come back at lunch for fresh hot chicken, pork loin and pastrami sandwiches, including low carb wraps, with onions and peppers. There will also be a variety of soft drinks, other beverages, chocolate chip cookies—and don't forget our famous fresh cut French fries (not ever frozen).


Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 07:23

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Thrift Shop Accepting Items for annual Yard Sale

GILMANTON — The GCC Thrift Shop will be holding its annual Yard Sale on Saturday, July 12 at the Gilmanton Community Church, Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works from 8 am – 2 pm.  All proceeds from the Yard Sale help to support the Food Pantry.

If you have any items in good condition that you wish to donate, please bring them to the Food Pantry/Thrift Shop during open hours. We are not accepting electronics, or any items that are broken or have missing parts. If you have a large piece, please call ahead as our storage capabilities are limited. All saleable things that can be re-purposed are welcomed, so check your garage, basement and attic to see what you "can live without" and donate for a good cause.

While checking out the yard sale, be sure to visit the Thrift Shop. We will be featuring a bag sale. As many items that you can fit in a bag will be $10 per bag which includes a free fabric shopping bag.

All during the month of July everything in the Thrift Shop is 50% off. Stop in often as we are always adding new items.

Correspondence and/or monetary donations should be mailed to GCC Food Pantry, Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237. Our physical location remains the same at 1817 NH Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, N. H. Parking and entrance to the Shop and Pantry is available at the Gilmanton Community Church parking lot.

Hours: Mondays, 1 – 5 pm; Wednesdays, 3 – 7 pm and Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm. Telephone number: 603-364-0114

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 07:13

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