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Squam Science Center receives TripAdvisor award (170)

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellent award.

The award, which honors hospitality excellence, is given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, a travel website providing directory information and user-generated reviews of travel-related content.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor evaluated user reviews as well as a business's  or attraction's tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

"We are so pleased to be honored with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. We thank all of our past visitors who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor," said Amanda Gillen, marketing and visitor services manager at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. "There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by our visitors."

"TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence," said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. "The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most - their customers."


Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:42

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Interlakes Childrens Theatre to perform ‘Ever After’ musical on July 5


Interlakes Childrens Theatre cast of "Ever After" (The Princess & The Pea Musical) perform July 5th at 11:00 & 1:00 at ILHS, Meredith. Performers are teens and tweens from Meredith, Center Sandwich, Bristol, Plymouth, Gilford, Franklin, Moultonboro, Chocorua & Grafton. For tickets & info call 1-888-245-6374 or www.interlakeschildrenstheatre.org. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:25

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Belknap County Extension looking for master gardeners

LACONIA — Belknap County Extension is looking for volunteers to share their gardening knowledge and experience with Belknap County residents in the Extension's Master Gardener program.

Current Master Gardener projects include working with schools to create gardens, developing a demonstration garden to share with the public, providing garden workshops in the winter and spring months, and working with local municipalities in identifying invasive plants. Volunteers who are interested in public speaking are especially needed this year to provide educational workshops to libraries, garden clubs, and other community groups.

Prerequisites for becoming a Master Gardener are a demonstrated personal commitment to volunteerism, a passion for gardening, and an enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with others. Volunteers will be required to undergo 13 weeks of training in a combination of classroom and outdoor activities. Instructors provide an overview of major horticulture subjects, environmentally sound gardening practices, food safety, and issues affecting New Hampshire residents and homeowners.

Students are also introduced to the practical aspects of becoming a volunteer Extension Educator: risk management, project management, public speaking, communications, team dynamics, computer skills and problem solving. The cost of this training is $250, and class size is limited. Training will begin Tuesday, Sept. 9, in Concord. Scholarships are available. Classes are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Tuesday through Dec. 9.

Graduates of the training will then be required to complete 55 hours of volunteer service in their communities, and with other Belknap County Master Gardeners in order to attain Master Gardener status.

Application must be submitted by July 15. For more information and an application, go to www.extension.unh.edu/master-gardeners. Questions can be sent to Marcy Stanton, state coordinator of the Master Gardener program This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Kelly McAdam, Belknap County coordinator at 527-5475.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:22

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Sanbornton Library to host talk on biggest trees in N.H.

SANBORNTON -- The author of a book about the largest trees in New Hampshire will give a talk on the topic on Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. in the Sanbornton Library.

Kevin Martin will be showing and discussing these trees as described in his new book "Big Trees of New Hampshire." Martin will explain how he got involved with finding the trees, how lumber from similar trees is used in his boatbuilding work, and how wildlife will use these impressive parts of our landscape.

The discussion will cover trees on public land in all parts of the state and where they are located and how the curious can go see them for themselves. City tours of Portsmouth, Nashua and Concord will also described.

Books will be available after the presentation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:18

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