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Belknap Landscape Company holding free pruning clinic Sept. 18

GILFORD —  Belknap Landscaping Company will hold a free plant pruning clinic in the gardens of the Gilford Community Church on Wednesday September 18, from 4-5:30 p.m.

While participation is likely from local civic organizations and members of the Gilford High School Environmental Science Club, the public is welcome to attend. Participants will learn valuable skills for pruning various types of plants and shrubs; the Community Church and associated Gilford Village Nursery campus will be pruned in the process.

Belknap Landscape employees will share their skills and monitor pruning as the attendees move through the gardens, practicing newfound plant trimming skills.

Jonathan Marchant, NH Certified Landscape Professional (NHCLP), Estate Gardening Supervisor will be assisted by Bryon Shedd, BLC Specialty Services Team Leader, together administering the clinic and bringing decades of experience.

Various tools will be displayed and discussed before the pruning begins and a hand-out will be provided. Small trees, perennial shrubs and more will be pruned and Belknap Landscape will provide pruning tools for those without any, along with rakes, barrels and a truck to haul away the cuttings.

Participants are encouraged to bring a set of hand-pruning shears to the event so that all may have a chance to learn how to properly prune. For more information, call Dale Squires at (603) 455-1594.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2013 08:22

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'The Faces of Laconia' on display at the Belknap County Nursing Home

LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society has placed ''The Faces of Laconia'' on display at the Belknap County Nursing Home.

Alan MacRae, a local freelance photojournalist introduced his project called "The Faces of Laconia" in a presentation to the residents and staff of the facility.

''About a year and a half ago, Alan approached LHMS with an idea he had to photograph and interview a list of individuals whom he thought had made significant contributions to the City of Laconia. We accompanied Alan as he interviewed and photographed his subjects. The interviews - always interesting and enlightening - were typically about an hour long. We are excited to have him share the results of this amazing project with all of us,'' says Brenda Polidoro, executive director of the Laconia Historical and Museum Society.


'The Faces of Laconia' on display at the Belknap County Nursing Home. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2013 07:55

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'Northern Trespass' documentary to be aired in Franklin

FRANKLIN — The documentary "Northern Trespass" will be shown at the Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 21.

"Northern Trespass" has been described by its creators, Indian Stream Productions and Attagirl Records of Campton, as an expose on the Northern Pass, a controversial project of over 180 miles of 1200 mw transmission line from the Canadian border through central New Hampshire and down to Deerfield where the electricity will be exported to southern New England.

Northern Pass was initially revealed to the public in 2009 and has been a subject of contention throughout the state since then. Thirty-three towns in New Hampshire have passed ordinances opposed to the project and all state environmental agencies have come out against it. In 2012 the State passed a law prohibiting the use of eminent domain for elective transmission projects which eliminated that option for the Northern Pass project.

The "Northern Trespass" documentary investigates how the Northern Pass steel lattice towers, some of which are estimated to be as tall as 155 feet, will affect property values, the tourism industry, the White Mountain National Forest, the Appalachian Mountain Scenic Trail, historic sites as well as the scenic beauty of New Hampshire.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:10

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Meredith church brunch raises funds for Circle Program

MEREDITH — The First Congregational Church in Meredith will be hosting a fundraising brunch on Sunday, September 15 beginning at 11 a.m. The "Circle Program" will be receiving a portion of the funds raised at this month's brunch.

The local Circle Program's mission is to provide socially and economically disadvantaged New Hampshire girls with the skills, courage and confidence they need to handle the challenges in their lives. They do this by providing the girls with a unique combination of adult and peer support delivered through residential summer camp and year-round mentoring. The Circle Program serves girls in 29 towns throughout the greater Plymouth, Meredith, Laconia and Concord areas. The girls are referred to the program as they enter the fifth grade and may participate in the Circle Program until they graduate from high school.

Cost of the Brunch is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-10, and free for those under six years of age. All are welcome to attend the Brunch at located 4 Highland St, Meredith.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:07

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