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Food Bank seeks donations from hunters

 CONCORD — New Hampshire hunters can share their fall harvest with the needy through the "Hunt for the Hungry" program at the New Hampshire Food Bank. Once again this fall, the food bank is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution to more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and group homes statewide.

Last year (2012), the Hunt for the Hungry program took in 1,700 pounds of donated deer, bear, moose and other game meat for distribution to the needy.

To donate game, and for packaging instructions, call the Food Bank at 603-669-9725, x240. If you're donating a whole deer, you can bring it to Lemay & Sons Beef in Goffstown, N.H. (603-622-0022), and they will process it for the food bank at no charge.

Please note that the N.H. Food Bank is not equipped to accept donations of wild game birds, such as wild turkey or grouse.

"We are counting on continued strong support from hunters this year," said Bruce Wilson, Director of Operations for the N.H. Food Bank. "Donations of protein foods fill a big need for the Hunt for the Hungry program. Venison is especially popular, a real treat for clients. Last year, we got some moose meat, and as soon as it came in, out it went. As always, we want to thank New Hampshire hunters and Lemay's for their continued support."

"The Hunt for the Hungry program is a great way for hunters to share their harvest and help needy families get through the winter," said Glenn Normandeau, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. "Wild game is a local renewable resource that is high in protein, low in fat and all natural – not to mention delicious."

For more information on donating to the New Hampshire Food Bank, visit http://www.nhfoodbank.org.

The New Horizons Food Bank in Manchester also accepts game donations to help feed the hungry. To donate game meat to New Horizons, call 603-628-6133, x114.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 11:17

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Holy Trinity Parish to Begin Respite Day Care Program

PLYMOUTH — On Thursday, November 7, Holy Trinity Parish is scheduled to begin a Day Away Program for caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's disease or Dementia.

Day Away is a social respite program held once a week from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Chapel in Bristol. Day Away will provide short-term temporary relief to those who are caring for family members. Even though family members/caregivers receive great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences can be overwhelming without some support, such as respite.

Day Away is designed to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for participants to help maintain their independence, encourage socialization, be mentally stimulated and remain active. Trained volunteers and an RN are on-site to provide 1-1 supervision for the participant. A nominal fee of $25 includes lunch.

Eligible participants must be able to ambulate with a cane or walker, or walk without assistance, participate in a social setting, use the bathroom without assistance, have the ability to self administer medication and live at home with their caregivers. As well as lunch, participants will have the opportunity to gather with a volunteer companion for coffee and discuss with them their life and interests. There will also be time for an adult worthy craft, light exercise, and ballroom dancing. After lunch time is allotted for the participants to play bingo and other low impact games. The day will end with a social gathering and light refreshments.

A meeting will be held at the Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol, Thursday, October 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Interested parties are encouraged to attend to learn more about the program. Time will be allotted for questions. Contact Fran Olson at 603-744-6828 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 11:14

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Town of Bridgewater Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting

BRIDGEWATER — The Bridgewater Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will hold its fourth meeting on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Bridgewater Town Hall.

The committee, which is represented by the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Police and Emergency Services, the Road Agent, and the Hebron-Bridgewater Refuse Facility is updating its 2008 Hazard Mitigation Plan. It has considered the natural and man-made hazards that put Bridgewater at risk. The committee is developing recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents.

Residents of Bridgewater and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input.

Hazard Mitigation Planning is as important to reducing disaster losses as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for Bridgewater will be determined as a result of this process. With the update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan, community leaders will be able to prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these and other hazards. Community leaders want the town to be a disaster resistant community and believe that updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan will bring Bridgewater one step closer to that goal.

For more information call the Selectmen at 744-5055 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 11:11

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Ram Dass film at Sanbornton Library Wednesday night

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church – UCC in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library is sponsoring a Film Series held on the first Wednesday of every month at the library. Show time is 6:30-8:30p.m. on the second floor of the library. The ninth film, to be shown on October 2, will be "Ram Dass: Fierce Grace" (2001) 93 minutes.

"Harvard professors Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary made countercultural history in 1963 when they were dismissed from that institution for conducting controversial research. In 1967 Alpert journeyed to India with spiritual seeker Bhagavan Das and there found his guru Maharaj ji, who renamed him Ram Dass ("Servant of God").
Upon his return in 1969 Ram Dass spent some time on his father's summer home in Franklin. Many of his spiritual followers came to be with him there.
Best known for his 1971 bestseller Be Here Now, which was a spiritual touchstone of the era, Ram Dass became an inspiration to people across the globe. The film intersperses vivid archival footage from hippiedom's glory days with intimate glimpses of Ram Dass today, as he continues to remake his life since having a stroke in 1997.
October is the fiftieth anniversary (1963) of the founding of the Sant Bani Ashram in Sanbornton. The two groups, while separate, certainly shared many ideals and values and not a few seekers were referred to the Ashram by Ram Dass. All who lived during those tumultuous and life-changing times are invited to share their memories and reflections during a discussion following the film.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 10:45

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