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SHS Christmas Wreath Sale & Craft Fair December 7


SANBORNTON — On Saturday December 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Sanbornton Historical Society (SHS) will present their annual Christmas Wreath Sale & Craft Fair at the Lane Tavern.

Proceeds from the Christmas Wreath & Craft Fair go to the continuing maintenance of the historic Lane Tavern and other SHS projects. The
quality and variety of our gifts and crafts and the unique ambiance of the Lane Tavern contribute to the continued success of this fair and

Christmas wreaths are premium double-faced, thickly fashioned, handcrafted, and range in price from $12 to $42. They have double needled balsam tips and are locally made from the freshest greens. Wreaths are decorated with weather resistant red velvet bows. The wreaths
can be pre-ordered; payment with the order is appreciated. Order from Dave Witham, 286-9590 or by downloading a form on lanetavern.org.

The Lane Tavern gift shop will be open and there is a raffle for door prizes.

Local artisans will be selling paintings; hand sewn fabric and knit goods;honey and maple products; unique herbs & spices; jams & preserves; cookies; goat milk soaps; wooden toys; handcrafted paper; both new & estate jewelry, and much more. Prospective vendors may contact Vicki Abbott, 630-1380 regarding a table.

The Lane Tavern will feature a cookie walk with home baked goods. Free coffee and hot mulled cider is available. Lunch can be purchased for a
nominal fee. For general information contact: Linda Salatiello, 286-4526, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Meredith Historical Society Members' Luncheon on Tuesday, December 3

MEREDITH — To celebrate a successful 2013 summer lecture series and museum displays, the Meredith Historical Society will hold its annual Members Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, December 3.

All members and guests are invited to gather at noon at Mame's Restaurant on Main Street, Meredith. Choose from the following three menu items: Apple Walnut Salad with Goat Cheese & Chicken, Apple Brie Turkey Melt on Focaccia Roll or Haddock on Risotto with Vegetables. Dessert is also included for a total cost of $18.

RSVP by November 29 to 524-6586 with meal choice and the number attending. Need a ride? Let us know when making reservations. The next scheduled meeting will be April 1, 2014, when the Meredith Historical Society will tour the Belknap Mill in Laconia.

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Free WaterSense showerheads for utility customers

GILFORD — Tioga River Water Company is offering its customers located in the Gilford Village Water District and the Tioga River Water Company service area  free WaterSense labeled showerheads as a way to save resources by showering better.

By replacing a showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model, the average family can reduce its annual energy and water costs by more than $70 and save 2,900 gallons of water per year—the amount of water it takes to wash more than 70 loads of loads of laundry and save the energy it takes to power a home for 13 days.

''We all have a vested interest in saving water. Using less water helps to ensure enough water for the future and can delay the need to develop new sources a water,'' said Norman Harris, III, water system operator.

Contact Tioga River Water Company at 524-6463 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . to request a WaterSense labeled showerhead while supplies last.

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Gilford Nordic skiers in training

GILFORD — Local Nordic competitors representing both Gunstock Nordic Association and Gilford Middle and High Schools have begun the 2013/14 season in earnest, training six days per week with head coach, and three-time Olympic gold medalist, Nina Gavrylyuk.

The GNA and Gilford teams are also proud to announce the addition of Kale Poland to the coaching staff. Kale grew up in Maine as a competitive Nordic skier, and most recently has become one of fewer than ten Americans to complete a decatriathlon; an Ironman competition times ten. That's a 240 mile swim, 1,120 mile bike ride and a 262 mile run.
While GNA offers programs for all ages, the present combination of dry-land and gymnasium training is geared toward school competitors, most of whom ski for Gilford. Practices for the Gilford school teams will begin on November 25, with new team members being accepted into early December.
For this coming season Gilford's Mark Young and twins Sander and Seth Valpey, who along with Cal Schrupp and Josh Valentine won two consecutive middle school state championships, will join high school skiers Matthew Young and Ryan Lafrance to make the Gilford boys team a strong contender for the state high school title.

Gilford's Sophie Czerwinski and Gilmanton's Maggie Fillion will be joined this year by Gilford athletes Laura and Becky Zakorchemny and Sophie Sherkanowski, raising similar expectations for the girls team.
Another Nordic discipline, ski jumping, has begun once again to gain traction through GNA and as work continues on the Gunstock jumps, new recruits will be introduced to the sport by former world record holder Mike Holden, who jumped 610 ft. at an event held in Planica, Slovenia in 1985.

On January 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holden will bring the U.S. Ski Team roller jump to the Gilford Youth Center. The roller jump simulates the ski jumping experience by having participants coast down an aluminum ramp on a small sled and launch themselves into a padded landing area. Kids participate for free, but are required to have prior skiing experience. This year jumping will be further integrated into the GNA Kids Program, which focuses as much on outdoor fun and games as it does on Nordic skiing.
For those who've considered joining GNA but are reluctant to invest in the equipment needed to give it a try, GNA is formalizing its equipment loan program this year. The club has amassed quite a bit of gear, suitable for nearly all sizes and ages, and this gear will be tuned and made available to members at no cost. The club is also seeking donations of equipment that will keep the inventory fresh.
Those interested in Nordic skiing or jumping (or running 262 miles with Kale), are encouraged to visit www.gunstocknordic.com for membership information and listings of events. Look also for events open to non-members, such as paintball biathlons, which will be added throughout the season.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 10:11

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