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Altrusa of Laconia donates Betty the Bookworm to Gilford Public Library

GILFORD — Many are familiar with Betty the Bookworm, the literacy mascot for Altrusa International of Laconia. Betty has visited many libraries, classrooms, been seen in many parades and appeared at all Altrusa of Laconia events in the last few years. The book BETTY THE BOOKWORM VISITS THE LIBRARY, written by Altrusan Barbara DeAngelis, is the story of Betty's first exciting visit to the library. Many local children own a copy of this book.

On Thursday June 5, Altrusa of Laconia donated Betty to her new home at the Children's Room at the Gilford Public Library where she will now visit with children and lead a less hectic life in her retirement.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:46

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Participants Sought For 'Making It In Bristol' Event

BRISTOL — Those who produce, create, manufacture, or build products within the town of Bristol are invited to participate in "Making It In Bristol", a celebration of a vital local economy sponsored by the Bristol Historical Society on Saturday, Aug. 2.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the green and along the sidewalks in downtown Bristol, providing an opportunity to exhibit the diversity of products and services that crafters, artists, farmers, bakers, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers produce in the community. From shops to home businesses, skilled workers and creative minds, the fair will demonstrate that there is a lot going on that people may not be aware of in the community.

Nothing is too small or too big to be part of the event, and the cost to participate is only $10. Send your name, telephone number and/or email address, and a description of what you do, to Lucille Keegan, 1115 Robie Road, Bristol NH 03222, call 603-744-2751, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The deadline for registration is Friday, July 18.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:39

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Loon Preservation Committee Summer Luncheon and Auction June 29

MEREDITH — - The Loon Preservation Committee's Annual Summer Luncheon and Auction is at Church Landing in Meredith from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 29. Attendees will enjoy a buffet lunch, silent and live auctions, and the chance to swap stories with fellow loon lovers. All proceeds benefit Loon Preservation Committee (LPC) programs.

LPC Executive Director Harry Vogel will give a brief overview of New Hampshire's loon activity so far this season.

This year's auction will be conducted by volunteer Jaime Laurent. Items include a cooking lesson with dinner and wine, a Nappa Valley Wine tour, a "Dirtless Garden" bracelet from Bella Beads, two tickets to Gunstock Mountain's Aerial Treetop Adventure Excursion, greens fees, local wine and beer tours and tastings, gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses, and lake tours with LPC biologists.

The non-profit Loon Preservation Committee's mission is to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire. LPC's summer field biologists will be on hand to share in celebrating this fragile waterbird and the special place it holds in the hearts of all that see and hear it.

For more information or to purchase seats for the event, call Lin at The Loon Center (603-476-5666), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:32

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Kids Jump For Kids Carnival to Benefit Children's Auction

LACONIA — Get ready for the very first "Kids Jump for Kids Carnival" scheduled for June 28 at Jump N' Joy in Laconia from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Carnival, which will benefit the Children's Auction, will include lots of fun activities for kids and family.

Patrick's Pub & Eatery General Manager, Megan Page and owner of Jump N' Joy, Sunday Dearborn, have teamed up to hold this exciting kids fundraiser.

"Since the Children's Auction was created to assist the children of our community, it just made sense to have a fundraiser that could get them involved" explained Megan Page. "There will be many children at Kids Jump For Kids Carnival that will not only be jumping their little hearts out, but they will be assisting with the production of the fundraiser." Some of the many activities planned for the carnival will be the bouncy house, raffles, hot dog stand, beverages, toy and book yard sale, face painting and much more.

Organizers are still looking for a few more volunteers and donations in the form of used toys, books, gift certificates or products. For more information or to donate please contact Megan Page at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-293-0841.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 08:25

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