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Sandwich historical society plans Squam Lake paddle tour

SANDWICH — The Sandwich Historical Society and Squam Lakes Conservation Society are offering a Paddle Tour of Squam Lake on Friday August 7. The Paddle Tour will launch at 10 a.m. from the public canoe launch site on Metcalf Point (about ¼ mile in from Route 113, park on right), but parking is very limited, so park at the Sandwich Town Hall parking lot and car pool as much as possible.

The tour is limited to 10 crafts (canoe or kayak) - bring your own boat, life jacket, lunch, and drink. RSVP to Sandwich Historical Society at 284-6269 by noon August 6. The proposed route will/may include: Metcalf Point/Squaw Cove, Jimmy Point, Hoag Island, Jumping Rock, the history and use of the Five Finger Point and Armstrong (West Rattlesnake) easements, and the work SLCS is doing in the immediate area. We will return to the Metcalf Road launch site around 2 pm. The weather and wind may cause the route to change.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015 10:46

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Local teen hopes to raise $1,000 at rafting event

MEREDITH — For 44 straight hours from August 5th through the 7th, Lakes Region teen, Rudy Beer, will be floating on a raft in Meredith Bay. His goal: raise $1,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire during their annual fundraising event, Rafting for Wishes.

For the past two years, Rudy, an 8th grade student at Inter-Lakes middle tier, has taken to the Bay for this great event as an auxiliary member of The Fitness Edge team, adding moral support and spirit for the typical 3 hour shift on the team raft. This year, his wanted to do more.

Team members are encouraged to commit to trying to raise a minimum of $300 for their team and Rudy thought he could accomplish that. He signed up and started his fundraising effort by contributing $100 of his own money that he had recently earned by making straight A's on his report card. He then set up a fundraising page and through social media quickly surpassing his original $300 goal.

Each of the 10 Rafting for Wishes fundraising teams get assigned a "wish buddy," a child that has had a wish already granted and now wants to give back to this amazing charity. This year, Team Fitness Edge's wish buddy is 13 year-old Eric Adams from Moultonborough. Rudy and Eric were Lakes Region Flag Football League teammates and compete together in Nordic Skiing. Having a friend and peer that has had to face the challenges of a life-threating medical condition makes Rudy's commitment even stronger. "I'm hoping to raise $1,000 and be the youngest person to spend the full 44 hours on the raft," says Rudy confidently.

Rudy isn't the only kid helping Team Fitness Edge. Audrey, 14, and Andrew Decker, 11, raised $180 with a lemonade stand in front of the Fitness Edge. They plan manning the stand again in August and would love for everyone to drop by.

Those who would like help Rudy and Rafting for Wishes can drop off donations at the Fitness Edge at 169 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith or go online to friends.nh.wish.org. All proceeds go to New Hampshire families through the Make-a-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015 10:35

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Big Trees of California with Ned Therrien at the Gilford Public Library

GILFORD — On Thursday, July 30 the Gilford Public Library will host local photographer and adventurer Ned Therrien for a presentation on his quest to find some of the world's oldest and tallest trees in the California wild. Ned's incredible recounting of his travels is rivaled only by his beautiful photographs. He will share both his stories and photos during this engaging evening. Those seeking adventure, or simply an evening filled with inspiring tales and gorgeous photography are highly encouraged to attend.

This program will run from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and is free and open to the public. Contact the Gilford Public Library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 524-6042 for more information.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015 10:31

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Workshop in Sandwich about researching old homes

SANDWICH — Would you like to learn more about your home and property? Have you ever wondered who lived in your house before you? Or how it may have changed over the years? What your road was like or your section of town?

The Sandwich Historical Society will hold a program at the Elisha Marston House Museum on Thursday July 30 from 10 - 12 where people can learn what resources are available at the Sandwich Historical Society to begin to create their own House history. There are many documents and photographs available on site that will help people learn the history of their  house. Seating is limited. Call 284-6269 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . to reserve a seat.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015 10:27

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