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Laconia Historical Society program on Winter Hiking

LACONIA — The Laconia Historical & Museum Society's October program on Monday, October 21 at 7 p.m.at the Laconia Public Library will feature a Bob Manley and Gordon Dubois with a slide presentation on Winter Hiking.

In 2004 Manley and DuBois summited New Hampshire's  48 4,000 foot mountains in winter. Following this accomplishment, they continued to climb other peaks in New England during the winter season and at the end of this year hope to have climbed New England's 100 highest in winter.

Over the years, Manley has collected a large number of photos from these winter hike exploits. In addition to their passion for winter hiking, Bob is an accomplished professional photographer and Gordon loves long distance hiking, having hiked the Appalachian, Coos, Long, IAT and John Muir Trails.

Bob and Gordon will present a slide show and share their stores about winter hiking in New England. Stunning photographs will be used to provide an appreciation for this feat from a perspective that few have experienced. They will also provide information on the basics of winter hiking: trip planning, clothing, equipment, food, hiking with your dog and multi-day hikes. The program will also include a special emphasis on hiker safety and the use of map and compass, cell phones and GPS.

For more information about this lecture program, or if you would like to make a donation and/or become a member, please contact Laconia Historical & Museum Society at (603) 527-1278, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us online at www.laconiahistorical.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:25

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The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana at Meredith Library Tuesday

MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library is happy to host Carol Lee Anderson as she presents her newest book The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana: Beyond the Archie Comic Strip'' on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Cartoonist Bob Montana was made famous with his Archie comic strip and resided in Meredith for many years with his wife and children.

"I saw a strip that had Gunstock in it and I asked myself how many times he did this," said Anderson. "I started looking at the old 'Archie' comics and we found a lot of Lakes Region references. Many times he would include people from Meredith and surrounding towns."

Anderson decided to focus on this aspect of Montana's life for her book. Learn more about Bob Montana's life in Meredith and what influence Meredith had on his work. Light refreshments will be served and Carol will be selling and signing copies of her book.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:13

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LRCT offers hike along scenic Brook Walk

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Monday, October 21, join the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) for a fall hike along the Brook Walk, a historic and scenic trail within LRCT's Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area.

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust has conserved over 22,000 acres in the Lakes Region in over 120 properties since its founding in 1979. The Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area in Moultonborough and Tuftonboro, totaling over 5,000 conserved acres, is the largest property owned by LRCT. The 30 miles of trails spread throughout this conservation area are maintained by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of LRCT volunteers.

During this guided excursion, participants  will hike beside impressive gorges, following the course of Shannon Brook as it flows over rapids and seven spectacular cascades. LRCT's knowledgeable guides will share some of the interesting history of the Brook Walk, including when and why it was first established by B.F. Shaw long ago and some of the poems of the great poets who were inspired by it. Historic photos and postcard images will also be shared with participants along the way.

This easy-moderate 2 mile hike will follow the Brook Walk to the Shannon Brook Trail, looping back to Shannon Pond. The total elevation gain during the hike will be 300 feet. Participants will be asked to arrive at 9:45 a.m. with a 10 a.m. hike start time. The trip will return at approximately 11:30 a.m.

The Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) offers guided excursions ― hiking, paddling, and snowshoeing trips ― year-round on and to conserved properties throughout the Lakes Region. All LRCT guided excursions are free to all.  For more information about guided excursions or the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, visit www.lrct.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 09:08

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Hoots and Howls at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

HOLDERNESS — For 22 seasons, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has brought Halloween and nature together at the annual Halloween Hoot 'N Howl. This fun event showcases live nature related skits with an eerie and often humorous twist.

The 2013 Halloween Hoot 'N Howl will be Saturday, October 19 from 6-8:30 p.m. 40-minute guided tours depart every ten minutes from 6- 7:30 p.m. After each tour guests are invited to warm up with Halloween games and tasty treats. Guests are encouraged to come in costume and dress suitably for outdoor weather.

Reservations can be made by calling the Science Center at 603-968-7194. Cost is $8 for members and $11 for non-members.  The Halloween Hoot 'N Howl is held rain or shine.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 08:59

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