LACONIA — August is the month of plenty here in the New Hampshire, and what better way to celebrate NH Eat Local Month than by visiting your local Farmers' Market during NH Farmers' Market Week, Aug 3-9.
Here in the Lakes Region we have several great markets to choose from, including the Thursday Laconia Main Street Marketplace and the Saturday Laconia Farmers' Market, celebrating its 40th year this year. You'll find fresh produce from arugula to zucchini, and everything in between. Other great food offerings include goat milk cheese, grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, artisan bread, and home-made jams and jellies, and more. Both markets have friendly, knowledgeable vendors who will share recipes and cooking tips to help you make the most of your purchases.
At the Thursday, August 7 market the Lakes Region Food Network is coordinating "Neighbor Share", a fresh food collection drive from 3-5 pm. Make a purchase of fresh produce, or bring it in from your own garden, and drop it off at the Savor the Season tent. Christine LeClair, Gleaning Coordinator for Belknap County and Martha Aucoin from the Christ Life Food Pantry will be there to accept your donations and deliver the food to our neighbors in need.
To find more farmers' markets in the Lakes Region, visit http://extension.unh.edu/Belknap-County and click on the picture of the food guide in the right hand column. For more information about food happenings in the Lakes Region, visit www.lrfn.org.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 10:39
LACONIA — A lifelong New Hampshire resident Ken Littlefield, 52, currently residing in Gilmanton with his wife and two sons, recently encountered a paralyzing work accident. In concordance, a benefit will be thrown to assist with his changed livelihood.
Ken worked for Swenson Granite for 33 years, 12 of which were spent as a foreman. While working on a house, Ken unfortunately fell 26 feet off of a ladder in April, which resulted in a three month hospitalization period with a current placement of a wheelchair. The benefit will be held on August 9, from 6-10 pm at the American Legion, located at 849 North Main Street, Laconia. Tickets are 10 dollars or more.
Some Auction items will include: Various hunting knives, a granite mantel clock, a personal handyman for 4 hours, with a larger prize of labor only for an 8X10 concrete project which includes a job consultation, and many other prizes. All donations will assist in funding the benefit and assisting in Ken's family.
Donations can be made written to: Citizens Bank C/o Ken Littlefield, 587 Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. You can also contact Theresa Dawson at 603-630-5302 and she will receive your donation/items for the auction from you at your home or place of employment.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 10:36
WOLFEBORO — Jessica Davis will present a program on how to use cemeteries to find out more about your family history at the Wolfeboro Public Library on Thursday, August 14 at 7 p.m. The program, sponsored by the Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group and the library, is free and open to all. For more information call Cindy Scott at 569-2428.
Davis has been doing cemetery restoration work for eleven years, getting interested in the field after the birth of her daughter. Since then she has led the full restoration of sixteen cemeteries and has done individual stone work in dozens more. Through research she has uncovered the history of the cemeteries she has worked on, including locating marked but unknown graves and the graves of veterans from the War of 1812 to the Korean War. Using online resources she and her students have accessed census and family tree data to help them identify names.
Getting groups of her own students and community organizations interested in protecting their area cemeteries is one of her major goals. She offers hands-on-workshops that show what a difference can be made in one day. She emphasizes the principal of “do no harm” and employs methods that are reversible and generally known to be best practices of the trade. She specializes in the repair of badly broken stones, using her fine arts degree in a way she never expected.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 10:32
Craft Fair, Yard Sale and Bake Sale
MEREDITH — The Meredith Congregational Church Women will be holding its annual Summer Craft Fair on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church on Highland Street.
There will be crafts, a wide variety of hand-crafted jewelry, tables of home-baked goods, household items and plants for sale. The event will take place rain or shine.
All proceeds benefit local charities, scholarships and church activities.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 10:30
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