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School To Farm Day September 24-25 at Ramblin' Vewe Farm

GILFORD —  New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom (NHAITC ) and the Belknap County Farm Bureau are sponsoring the fourth annual Belknap County School to Farm day on September 24-25 at the Ramblin' Vewe Farm in Gilford.

The event has grown rapidly, expanding to two days and reaching nearly 400 Belknap County fourth graders. Students from Alton, Barnstead, Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia and New Hampton will meet farmers and learn about how agriculture impacts their daily lives. They will watch sheep being sheared, learn about how bees make honey, discover where milk comes from (hint: it's not the grocery store), explore the mysteries of soil, find out how plants grow, drive a team of oxen, taste sweet maple syrup and more.

All of the farms and organizations that are presenting come from within Belknap County so students will learn that some of the food and fiber that they depend on is being produced locally. Participating teachers receive resources to help integrate agriculture into their curriculum.

In addition to funding from the Belknap County Farm Bureau, this event is sponsored by Meredith Village Savings, Moulton Farm in Meredith, Farm Family Insurance (Ashland Office), Barbara and Bill Angevine, Lindon Garlic Farm in Gilmanton, Huckins Farm in New Hampton, Cabot Creamery Cooperative and the host Ramblin' Vewe Farm in Gilford.

Other volunteers include representatives from Belknap County Conservation District, Belknap County Cooperative Extension, Shepherd's Hut wool workers, Pemi-Baker Beekeepers Association, Ox-K Farm in Gilford, Suroewic Farm in Sanbornton, and Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia.

New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom is a private, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, dedicated to helping New Hampshire youth understand and appreciate the important role that agriculture plays in their daily lives.

Support is provided by the New Hampshire Farm Bureau, the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food and donations from businesses, organizations and individuals. The program offers resources for educators, professional workshops, in-school presentation, School to Farm events, Ag Literacy Programs, and curriculum consultation.

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 603-224-1934, or visit the website: www.nhagintheclass.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:12

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Bristol Baptist hosting movie night on Friday

BRISTOL — The Bristol Baptist Church will be holding a movie night on Friday, September 27 featuring the film "The Encounter".

Attendees will be gathering at 5:30 p.m. for hamburgers and hot dogs, popcorn, and beverages. The movie will begin at 6 p.m.

For more information, please call 744-3885.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:06

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Live music, local flavor and 'Green News' at Conservation District meeting


LACONIA — On Thursday, October 3 starting at 6 p.m.  in the brand new wing of the Laconia High School, spend the early evening enjoying live music, local foods and participating in discussion that influences how our local natural assets are managed.

The evening, brought to you by the Belknap County Conservation District, will open with local acoustical guitar artist Don Watson and a delicious variety of refreshments provided by the staff of the Local Eatery.

Afterward, there will be short informational presentations on the results of the NH Governor's Water Sustainability Commission (including what the public had to say about our state's water resources); local grassroots efforts that improve  access to fresh locally produced food and 'food security'; agricultural projects helping commercial and private growers in the region; and breathtaking Mt. Major and the hiking trails of the Belknap Range — hikers are often surprised how many of the trails are not publicly owned.

Pre-registration for the gathering is requested by September 30. There is a small registration fee that can be refunded if people  bring 4 pounds of fresh, uncooked, uncut locally grown vegetables from your garden or purchased at a local farm stand to the event. This produce will be donated to a local food pantry. For more information call BCCD at telephone 527-5880 or visit website www.belknapccd.org

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:02

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Meredith Village Savings Bank announces winners of photo contest

MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2013 Annual Photo Contest. Selected photos will be included in the 2014 MVSB Community Calendar or on the Bank's website at www.mvsb.com.
The Bank received over 300 unique submissions from approximately 70 local and visiting photographers for this year's contest, making narrowing down the selection quite a challenge.

"We always have such a wonderful response for this contest," noted Cindy Hemeon-Plessner, Vice President and Marketing Officer at MVSB. "We really look for photos that capture the unique character of the Lakes Region and the communities we serve. This is a great way to celebrate the people and culture of those areas and provides us the opportunity to highlight the artistic work of some very talented people."

The winners of the 2014 Community Photo Contest are devised into various categories. Winners of the website category include Kenneth Alger of Wolfeboro, Ruth Arsenault of Alton Bay, Ida Gould of Campton, Bob Ness of Wolfeboro, Elizabeth Morin of Moultonborough, and Bill Tisdale of Gilford.
Calendar winners are: Dawn Garza of Center Ossipee,
Christina Kolb of Gilford, Kurt Oberhausen of Belmont,and
Jackie Prince of New Hampton.
Calendar and website winners are: Donald Bump of Ashland, Robert Clifford of Gilford,Joan Coburn of Gilford, Linda Fairchild of Center Ossipee,Christine Randall of Ashland and Susan Francesco of Holderness.

The Bank plans to launch its photo contest for next year on Monday, March 3, 2014 with a deadline for submissions of Friday, May 30.
MVSB also plans to put a stronger focus on selecting photos that demonstrate community events and people enjoying the variety of venues, attractions and local businesses the Lakes Region has to offer year round.


Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 10:58

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