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Boy Scout Troop 68 Holding Pancake Breakfast

 LACONIA — Boy Scout Troop 68 and Cub Scout Pack 68 will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Sacred Heart gym off Gilford Ave.

A full breakfast buffet of pancakes (blueberry, chocolate chips, and plain), scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, toast, and juice will be offered for $6 per person or $20 per group/family of four.

Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to support activities and purchase equipment for the Pack and the Troop. For more information on the breakfast or on scouting, contact Tara Shore at 524-1367.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:13

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Union Church Launches $12,000 Campaign for repair, renovations

MEREDITH — The expert brush cutting and removal by Lissa and Rick Goodby, and Chuck Thorndike, revealed both good news and bad news for the Union Church of Meredith Neck Road.

The good news is that the church is again visible from the road after many years of being hidden. The bad news is that the church is in dire need of paint and repair to return it to the charming historic building it once was.

The Union Church Trustees have embarked upon a $12,000 campaign for renovations to the interior and exterior of the church. Donations can be made to the Union Church of Meredith Neck Road c/o Treasurer Bev Lapham, PO Box 1748, Meredith, NH 03253. Exterior work is planned for this fall while interior repairs and painting will be done in the spring of 2014.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:10

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Moulton Farm Celebrates Friday the 13th with 13th Annual Corn Maze Opening

MEREDITH — While some people have a phobia about Friday the 13th, Moulton Farm in Meredith is celebrating it. "It's our 13th year of doing the corn maze," says John Moulton, owner of the Meredith farm. "We looked at the calendar and decided that Friday the 13th would be a fitting day for it to open for the season."

Moulton says that despite the age of smart phones and GPS, "People still enjoy getting lost in a corn maze." With a grin he says that this year's "design soars above prior years thanks to Wes Thomas' creative mind." For his sixth year designing the maze, Thomas chose to include a biplane in the design.

The plane image is a bit of an inside joke at the farm. "It's not until we get the flyover photo that Wes finds out if the maze has come out as he intended," Moulton explains. "Most years he's right on, but there have been one or two years that had some surprises."

Work on creating the maze begins months before the opening with the careful preparation and planting of the cor,n since each plant represents a point on a piece of graph paper.

Thomas, who has been working at the farm since 1999 when he was in high school, spends nearly 2 days creating the maze on paper and hoping for the weather to cooperate for the cutting day. "You have to cut it at just the right time. The weather challenged us, but again we got the window for cutting when we need it," says Moulton.

When the corn is less than a foot high, Thomas and coworkers head into the four acre field with a large weed whacker, and start counting, cutting and hoping their luck holds with no "oops moments" to ruin the design. It usually takes two or three people about two days to cut the maze. Once the maze is cut, there is still work to do. As the corn grows to 12 to 15 feet high, tractors are used to prepare the paths within the maze for walking.

Admission to the corn maze is $6 per person with a special $4 rate for each child 6 and under. The last admission is one hour before the farm closes to allow explorers to enjoy getting lost and playing the trivia game that is part of the maze. For more information visit moultonfarm.com/corn-maze.



Fall fun is here with the opening of Moulton Farm's 13th annual corn maze. The official opening of the maze is on Friday the 13th. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:06

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Free SAT prep class at Gilford Youth Center

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center will be holding a free SAT practice testing on Saturday, September 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. Tests will be administered and scored by Stratus Prep SAT Tutors and test preparation experts.

All participants will be given results a few days later that will help to tell them how they should best prepare. Testing is available for students in the Lakes Region, grades 6-12.

You can register by emailing Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 524-6978. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 03:29

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