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Opechee Garden Club to meet May 4

GILFORD — The Opechee Garden Club will be presenting a program, "My Cutting Garden", by Audrey Vargish, Master Gardener, and current President of the Sandown Garden Club, in Sandown on Monday, May 4 at 1 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church.

Vargish's power point presentation will focus on selecting the appropriate site for a garden, preparing the beds, choosing the appropriate plants for the site conditions, maintaining the garden, and finally enjoying the fresh cut flowers from the garden. This process is one that Audrey and her husband, George, experienced when they moved from New Jersey to New Hampshire in 2008, when they transformed the plain landscape of their new home into an "array of garden rooms and beds".

Hospitality Chairs, Sandy Stafford and Cindy Anderson, and their committee, Ann Woglom, Joni Stover, Simone Routhier, Nancy Leroy, Ginnie Johnson, Joyce Howe, Gloria Dublin, and Virginia West will provide refreshments and table decorations.

Opechee Garden Club is a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, and the National Garden Club. The club welcomes new members.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 08:22

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Holderness plans town wide cleanup

HOLDERNESS — The Holderness Conservation Commission has designated the last week of April and the first week of May as a town wide cleanup time. Individual commissioners will be picking up streets in the vicinity of their homes (Mt. Prospect, Seven Pines, part of Rt.113, Owl Brook, and Shepherd Hill Road) and ask town residents to do likewise on the roadsides near their homes. Assisting the Commission will be students from Holderness School and Holderness Central School. If you come across objects too large, call the Town Office and we'll schedule a pickup of them.

When you have time, take a peek at the Elm Trees that the Commission has planted in town. Before the snow came, the Commission with the assistance of Doug McLane of Plymouth, fertilized and mulched the tree at the Central School. It is the largest and the oldest of the trees planted in town. The other two trees are at the amphitheater adjacent to the Holderness Historical Society, They will be mulched and fertilized this spring. The Commission would also like to mention that NH State Archeologist will be doing a dig this summer in the vicinity of the Historical Society Building. Contact Doug McLane for more information on that activity.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 08:19

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Shaker Village XC5K race to be held on May 9

CANTERBURY — Canterbury Shaker Village will host its 8th annual Grappone Automotive Canterbury Shaker Village XC5k race on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. Day-of registration opens at 8:30 a.m. at the Village.

Participants can run or walk the course, which is located on a scenic, unpaved back road. Music is provided along the course and the first 300 registrants get t-shirts. Food and prizes will be available at the completion of the race.

The 5k race is part of the Capital Area Race Series (CARS). Runners and walkers can pre-register at www.shakers.org/xc5k. Registration is $25. Children 10 and under are free.

The event is sponsored by Grappone Automotive and Runner's Alley. Proceeds benefit educational programs at Canterbury Shaker Village.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 08:07

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Faith Alive Christian Fellowship begins series of healing & miracle services

LACONIA — Faith Alive Christian Fellowship will be holding the first of monthly Healing and Miracle services on Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m. A free dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

These services will be held at Faith Alive Christian Fellowship, 72 Primrose Drive South, Laconia, across from Aavid Technologies. Faith Alive is a non-denominational church. For more information log onto www.faithalivenh.org or call 603-273-4147

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015 07:59

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