Farm Bureau’s annual meeting is Oct. 16

LACONIA — The Belknap County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting on Friday, Oct. 16, at the United Methodist Church, 18 Wesley
Way, in Gilford.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour with light snacks, followed by a turkey dinner, catered by Harts Turkey Farm.

The guest speaker will be Debbi Cox, New Hampshire Agriculture in the Classroom Coordinator. Cox is responsible for promoting agriculture and providing agriculture materials to all schools throughout the state. She recently organized The School to Farm Event held at Ramblin Vewe Farm in Giilford, when fourth grade students from Gilford, Gilmanton, and Barnstead visited the farm for the day.

Reservations for the Annual Meeting are being accepted through Thursday, Oct. 8. The cost of the meal is $17. Call 527-3414
or 524-5125.

Girl Scouts donate 58 care bags to LRGH

CAPTION: Girl Scout juniors Madison Knott-Zackowski and Keirah Sanborn of Troop 10249 donated 58 care bags for new mom's to the Family Birthplace at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia as their take-action project to earn their Bronze Award. The bags are filled with the basic essentials for baby and a few items for mom. There is a special handmade lovie blanket in each bag that were graciously donated by Laurie Jandreau, a local woman. Both girls worked very hard over the summer making handmade bracelets, flag pins and tissue paper flowers to sell to help raise the money needed to purchase all the items for the bags. Pictured with the Girl Scouts are LRGH Family Birthplace employees Kristy Dane and Lindsey Holman. The Scouts say "thank you" to everyone who helped sponsor some of the bags. (Courtesy)

Prescott Farm's Fall Polliwog pre-K programs begin Oct. 7

LACONIA — Prescott Farm's Fall Polliwog Pre-K Programs will be getting under way this coming Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Each session youngsters and grown-ups will take a walk around Prescott Farm and maybe read a story or play a game – activities perfect for introducing little ones to the joys of the natural world. All programs are designed for children ages 3-5 and are designed to keep them active and engaged. Weekly themes include Apples – Flowers to Feast, Going Buggy, Fall Scavenger Hunt Hayride, Quest of the Spider, Getting ready for Winter and Turkey Quest.

Prescott Farm is a non-profit organization that offers environmental education for all ages throughout the year including WildQuest camps, public programs, field trips, long-term partnerships with local elementary schools and NOW Fledglings Nature-Based Preschool. The 160 acre historic family farm features woodland and field trails, a "green" building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation (during the month of March), heritage gardens, and forested pond. Prescott Farm is open year round, seven days a week from 9:00 – 4:00PM. It is free to come and go for a hike or explore the "green" building!

The programs will be offered on Wednesdays, Oct. 7 to Nov. 4 and Nov. 18 between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Programs will be held rain or shine—if it is raining, we will do inside activities. The cost is $7 ($5 Members)/adult-child pair, +$3/additional child. You may register your child for one program or the entire series!

Program descriptions and pricing can be found on our website at Registration is required and can be made by calling 603-366-5695.

100615Free identity theft seminar being hosted by Taylor Community(198 words)

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire's Vice President, BSA Compliance Officer, Karen Cornell, will host an Identity Theft and Fraud Seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at Taylor Community's Woodside Building. The event is free and open to the public. To reserve a space, please call 366-1203.

In the U.S. and Canada, identity theft takes place daily. In the worst cases, enormous debt and financial crimes are committed while using the victim's name. Aside from the victim's financial loss, there are substantial costs associated with trying to restore one's reputation and correcting erroneous information for which the criminal is responsible.

Cornell will explain why people need to take precautions to protect themselves from identity theft. Unlike fingerprints, which are unique to everyone, personal data can be used by someone else if not — specifically Social Security, bank account and credit card numbers. People attending this informative briefing will understand how they can protect one of their most important assets — their identity!

Taylor Community is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community whose mission is to provide the highest quality retirement living options to support the independence, health and dignity of community residents. Visit or see our Facebook page for upcoming events.