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Loon Center Hosting program on remarkable Osprey migrations

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Loon Center will host a program "Tracking Ospreys from NH to South America" on Thursday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Iain MacLeod, executive director of the Science Center of New Hampshire in Holderness will describe Project Osprey Track,
a multi-year project using GPS tracker to follow ospreys from their nests in New Hampshire to their wintering grounds in South America.  Hear the amazing and sometimes tragic stories of ten ospreys including Art, who traveled 5,000 miles to his winter home in Brazil.
Held at the Loon Center by the Loon Preservation Committee, The Summer Nature Talks are given every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm during the months of July and August.  All programs are free admission.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 09:16

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American Legion Auxiliary will be open for business at Gilmanton Old Home Day

GILMANTON — On August 9, the Gilmanton American Legion Auxiliary, Ellis-Geddes-Levitt Unit 102 ,ll be "Open For Business" at Gilmanton's 116th Old Home Day.

The auxiiary invites people to enjoy home-made food delights and sign their guest book in which they'll find old friends from near and far.

There will also be a raffle. First prize is a basket filled to the brim with home goods to complement and "comfortize" your home. Second prize is a beautiful hand-crafted afghan. This year's colors are a blend of variegated grays resulting in a very beautiful and warm accent. For a third prize this year, the Auxiliary is very pleased to offer a hand-painted Lupine Tea Set. Visitors can view the progress on our Veterans at Rest in Gilmanton project. All Veterans should receive the honor of recognition for their service and this honor should extend to their final resting place. This project will record Veteran burials within the community so that the Gilmanton Legion may place an American Flag at the grave each spring. Since public records on veteran burials are incomplete, we are asking the public to share information with us on Veterans buried in Gilmanton, both recent and older burials, including name, burial location and other relevant information that may be available.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 09:11

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Alton Old Home Weekend is Aug. 9 & 10

ALTON — The Alton Historical Society is sponsoring two events for Alton's Old Home festivities taking place during the weekend of Aug. 8-10.

The society will host an open house at its historic 1885 J. Jones & Son railroad freight building on Depot Street, next to the Alton B&M Railroad Park, on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is welcome to tour the museum and enjoy the day with entertainment by the Barbershoppers in the afternoon.

On Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon to 3 p.m. the society will host an open house and old-fashion hometown family picnic, also at the J. Jones & Son freight building. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and soda will be served. Gary James from radio station WASR will be broadcasting live.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 08:52

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"The Hurricane of 1938", Featuring Shira Gladstone at Winni Museum August 6

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a lecture, "The Hurricane of 1938", featuring Shira Gladstone on Wednesday, August at 6th at 7 p.m.

The New England Hurricane was the first major hurricane to strike New England since 1869. The hurricane struck on September 21, 1938. With wind, floodwaters and fire, it was one of the most powerful and destructive storms to ever hit New England.

This lecture is free for members and for non members there will be a $5 fee. Call 366-5950 to RSVP. We are located on Route 3 in Laconia, next to Funspot.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 08:47

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