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Cub Scout Pack 242 collects 663 Food Items


GILMANTON —  Thanks to the generosity of the community and the hard work of members of Cub Scout Pack 242 and their families, Pack 242 collected 663 nonperishable food items Nov. 9 as part of the Scouting for Food program.

Scouts around the state hung signs on doors November 2 which promised they would return November 9 to pick up nonperishable food items. As part of the Good Turn project, this year's "Scouting for Food" effort will benefit more than 150 food pantries, kitchens and closets throughout New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:04

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Historical Society and Mill Society Co-host Rebecca Rule Visit


LACONIA — Laconia Historical and Museum Society and the Belknap Mill Society have received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to present Rebecca Rule - "That Reminds Me of a Story" which will be presented on Tuesday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. at The Belknap Mill.

Rule will lead a discussion as part of the "Write Your Family History at the Belknap Mill" series coordinated by the two groups. Rule tells and gathers stories in New England, especially New Hampshire. Her books include "The Best Revenge: Short Stories", "Could Have Been Worse: True Stories, Embellishments, and Outright Lies", and a new book "Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller's Guide to New Hampshire".

This lecture is free and open to the public.  Space is limited so pre-register if possible by calling The Belknap Mill at 524-8813.


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Sunflower Natural Foods' Community Cookbook now available

LACONIA —  Locally owned Sunflower Natural Foods announced that its Community Cookbook is available for sale. A Cookbook Release Party will be held at Sunflower this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunflower owner Ana Gourlay wanted to create a way to contribute to the food pantries and knew that by including the community, the contribution will be much larger than what the store could offer on its own. 100% of the profits made from cookbook sales will be directly donated to local food pantries to help feed families in need this holiday season. If every cookbook is sold, Sunflower will be able to donate $2,600.

For a year, Sunflower has been collecting recipes from community members and local businesses like Kitchen Cravings, Awakenings Café, and Tomina's Cookie Dough. The cookbook includes 80 healthy recipes from breakfasts to desserts, summer salads to a holiday roast and can be purchased for only $8.

Those interested in purchasing a cookbook can do so throughout the holidays at Sunflower Natural Foods, 390 South Main Street, Laconia.

Sunflower Natural Foods has been a community resource for natural foods and alternative health therapies since 1985. In 1999, Ana Gourlay, an employee of five years, purchased the store from its original owner. In 2009, Gourlay combined Sunflower with Terra Perma, an eco-friendly gift store also under her ownership, to create one comprehensive green-living store. Sunflower is dedicated to supporting the local economy and maintaining a responsible relationship with its community and the environment. For more information, visit http://www.SunflowerNH.com

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Santa arrives on dogsled November 30 in Waterville Valley

WATERVILLE VALLEY —  For 23 years the holiday season has been ushered into the Valley by Santa on Dogsled and this year is no different. The Valley Snow Dogz pull Santa and his elves into Town Square amidst hundreds of onlookers after a long journey from the North Pole Santa at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November, 30.

After a quick hello and cheerful greeting Santa will head into the Nordic Center for some hot cocoa and cookies while he visits with every child waiting to see him until 7 p.m. Each little visitor will receive a small gift from Santa and a candy treat. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available for purchase outside the Nordic Center while guests wait in line to visit the jolly old man.

There is a suggested donation of $5 per child or $10 per family with all proceeds benefiting the Whole Village Family Resource Center. A charitable foundation out of Plymouth, promoting individual and family well-being and providing centralized resources for the community. Waterville Valley area business have put together an assortment of great prizes for guests to bid on and will be raffled off on the 30 with proceeds from this raffle being donated to the Whole Village Family Resource Center, as well. For more information on Whole Village Family Resource Center call (603) 536-3720.

When the clock strikes 7 p.m., Santa will light the Christmas tree at the center of Town Square signaling the lighting of the first winter fireworks show over Corcoran Pond. Town Square shops and restaurants will be open throughout the event serving candies, drinks and dinner, as well as, toys, winter gear and souvenirs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:53

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