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Ramblin Vewe Farm now has bike trails, thanks to Chainline Cycles owner

GILFORD — Eric Lovering, owner and operator of Chainline Cycles bicycle shop in Laconia, has donated hundreds of hours of his time and labor to create a network of about four miles of new Woods Paths in the forested portions of Ramblin Vewe Farm.

Working with local mountain biker Bryan McCormick and several other bike shop customers, Lovering has fashioned these terrain-friendly additions to Ramblin' Vewe Farm's popular trail system. The Woods Paths were designed with mountain bike riding in mind, but hiking, trail running and cross-country skiing are also encouraged uses of the Woods Paths. A downloadable map of these new Woods Paths is available on Ramblin' Vewe Farm's website located at www.ramblinvewefarm.org.

Ramblin' Vewe is a working sheep farm that is now a conservation trust. It depends on the tax deductible donations from the general public to meet operating shortfalls. The Woods Paths were created to encourage another potential income stream from mountain bikers and the people on foot using these interesting new additions to Ramblin' Vewe Farm's recreation area.


Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:18

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Central NH VNA & Hospice holding annual meeting on September 24

MOULTONBOROUGH — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, September 24 at 5 p.m. at Magic Foods Catering and Events Center in Moultonborough. This months meeting will feature guest speaker Steve Rowe, President of The Endowment for Health.

Guest speaker Steve Rowe, President of the Endowment for Health, will discuss the Social Determinants of Health and how efforts upstream can influence our future. As a state attorney general and legislative leader in Maine, Rowe championed public health initiatives. He led a successful effort to dedicate state tobacco master settlement funds to health improvement, and chaired national committees dealing with prescription drug pricing and underage drinking. Rowe also led successful legal efforts to protect federal clean air act standards, advocated for increased high quality early childhood education, and raised public awareness of palliative care and end-of-life issues.

Rowe is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and served as an officer in the Active Army and Reserve. He holds a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law and an MBA degree from the University of Utah Graduate School of Business.

The meeting is open to the public. RSVP's are required. Registration, cocktails & hors d'oeuvres starting at 5 p.m. For more information or to register for the event call Brian Winslow at 603.524.8444. Registrations requested before Thursday, September 19.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 09:02

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Sugar maple planted at Hall Library

NORTHFIELD — A group of volunteers recently planted a 'Green Mountain' sugar maple tree in front of the Hall Memorial Library.

Kate Driscoll and Tom Marhan, employees of Scott Burns' Landscaping, of Meredith, delivered and planted the tree on a sunny Saturday morning. Driscoll and Marhan volunteered their own time in this tree-planting enterprise, and spent many additional hours coordinating the man and machine power it took to pull the event together. Patrons of the Hall Memorial Library have expressed much appreciation for the work and dedication put into the endeavor.

CAPTION — Volunteers Maggie McCall, Kelly Finemore, Ralph Perreault, Ken and Bonnie Randall, Kate Driscoll and Tom Marhan take a moment to pose in front of Hall Memorial Library before planting"Green Mountain" sugar maple tree. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 08:54

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Squam Lakes Association holding 12.2-mile, 3-peak Ridge Race on September 22

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) will host its first ever Squam Ridge Race, a 12.2 mile trail race which traverses a majority of the Squam Range crossing three summits with amazing views of Squam Lake and the surrounding watershed on Sunday, September 22. Registration/number pick up opens at 7 a.m. followed by the race start at 7:45 a.m.

The race has a total of 3,000 feet of elevation gain and is mostly single track on trails. The path up to the top of Mount Percival will be a challenge to runners with its many stone steps and rugged terrain.

Registration before September 1 is $60, after September 1, $65. Registrations the day of add $5. Register online at www.squamlakes.org/squam-ridge-race. All proceeds from the Squam Ridge Race will go directly to supporting over 50 miles of SLA maintained trails around the Squam watershed.

Parking, start and finish line for the race will take place at Burliegh Farm Road off of Route 113 in Holderness. For more information call the SLA office at (603) 968-7336 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 08:50

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