St. Charles youth ministry harvests food, gives to pantry

St. Charles Borromeo Youth Ministry participated in its Annual Second Harvest at Moulton's Farm in Meredith. The group picked tomatoes, lettuce and beets as well as 17 bags of corn that were delivered to the Meredith Emergency Food Pantry and St. Vincent DePaul in Laconia. Youth ministry members believe that they are the hands and feet of Jesus Christ reaching out into the community to serve with an open heart. They appreciate and thank John Moulton for his generosity in their efforts.

Historical talk in Center Harbor rescheduled to Nov. 5

CENTER HARBOR — A talk being hosted by the Center Harbor Historical Society about the early settlers of the Great Bay on New Hampshire's Seacoast has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict.

The talk by Neill DePoali will take place on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Center Harbor Schoolhouse Museum, 94 Dane Road (Route 25B).

The program, which had originally been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22, is being funded through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

The program is free and open to the public.

More information can be obtained by calling Roland Garland at 603-968-3902 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Women’s club to hold Pies on the Common event Oct. 10

GILMANTON — The Women's Club will be holding its annual Pies on the Common fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 10 on the front lawn of the Gilmanton Academy Building at the corner of Rte.140 & Rte.107 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Members will be offering their much sought after, scrumptious homemade pies, along with apples, pumpkins and cider. In addition, there will be a number of local vendors offering more wonderful arrays of harvest products.
For further information contact: Judy Bakos, president (267-5056), or Bernadette Gallant, vice-president (364-7709. Visit the club's website at: — then go to community - Gilmanton Women's Club.

Author-illustrator Karel Hayes plans appearances

CENTER HARBOR — Well-known local author and illustrator Karel Hayes will celebrate Columbus Day Weekend with two author events at two local independent bookstores — Bayswater Book Company in Center Harbor and The Country Bookseller in Wolfeboro.

"This has been an amazing year for me," explains Hayes. "With three new books released since Spring, I have barely been able to come up for air, but I wanted to accommodate the requests of the two local bookstores who have supported my work from the very beginning." On Sunday, Oct. 11, Hayes will be signing in Center Harbor from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in Wolfeboro from 2 to 4 p.m.

All of Hayes' books will be available at each location, but the emphasis will be on the three new releases — "Autumn Visitors" (the 4th in Hayes' Visitors series which began with the "Summer Visitors"), "The Mansion: An Old Winnipesaukee Mystery" (the 3rd in Andy Opel's Lake Winnipesaukee series which began with "The Witches" all illustrated by Hayes) and "Little Loon" written by Fran Hodgkins and illustrated by Karel Hayes.

For additional information about either event, or to reserve signed copies of any of Karel Hayes books, contact either Bayswater Book Co. at 253-8858 or The Country Bookseller at 569-6030.