Tanger Outlets to host 7th Annual Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk on October 11

TILTON — Tanger Outlets Tilton in conjunction with Northeast Communications, AutoServ, Belknap Landscape Company, Granite State Credit Union, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Big Cat Coffees, and The Citizen, will host the Seventh Annual Fit for a Cure 5k Run/Walk presented by Under Armour on Sunday, October 11th at 8:30 a.m.

This is a USA Track & Field certified (NH13018TY) timed 5K (3.1 mile) course sponsored by AutoServ that will take place at the Tanger Outlets. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a race t-shirt. All finishers will receive a commemorative participant medal and shopping discounts. Prizes will be awarded to top 3 male and female winners along with division winners in each age category. Runners can register at www.tangeroutlets.com/race. The registration fee is $20 for adults and $15 for children under 12 years of age or $25 beginning October 8th – race day.

If a business or organization will have 10 or more participants, contact Tanger's General Manager, Eric Proulx, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for group discount information. Tanger's Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk will benefit the LRGHealthcare Celebrate Hope. Celebrate You Fund.


Squam Watershed Report to be discussed on Tuesday

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association will present its 2015 Squam Watershed Report on Tuesday, July 14, at 7 p.m. at Squam Lakes Science Center on Route 113.

The 2015 report examines water quality, fish populations, invasive species, boat traffic, land conservation efforts, and the loon populations in the Squam Watershed. 

Tuesday's presentation to be made by SLA Conservation Director Rebecca Hanson will be the latest talk in the Science Center's Water Matters Water Matter: Exploring Water Quality Issues adult lecture series.

The SLA, working with many conservation partners, has compiled decades of study into one document to give a comprehensive picture of the health of the Squam Lakes and its watershed. Inspired by similar report card projects in Chesapeake Bay and Florida, the report offers a first glance at conservation efforts in the Squam Watershed.

First produced in 2013, the report is published annually, and subsequent reports examine the previous years' data and place it within the larger historical context.

The 2015 Squam Watershed Report is the culmination of data collected in 2014, a year marked with many successes. During the past year, the SLA celebrated the 35th year of water quality monitoring on Squam. The association partnered with Plymouth State University's Center for the Environment to deepen our understanding of water quality by examining several tributaries and adding more extensive monitoring at Squam Lake's deepest point.

Three loon chicks survived on Big Squam this past year, more than in the past two years, and five loons chicks survived watershed-wide.

The association continued our partnership with NH Fish and Game studying both cold- and warm-water fisheries. SLA land conservation partners protected nearly 300 acres of land within the watershed. The association noted progress with milfoil management efforts and is continuing the march downstream to remove this invasive species. The SLA is investigating different ways to track boat use on the Lakes. In 2014 it conducted two aerial surveys and examined gasoline usage at marinas.


Moultonborough Rec. plans Boston Duck Boat tour

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Recreation Department is offering a  Duck Boat tour of Boston, with lunch to follow at Cheers and a visit to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Thursday, August 20.

A coach bus will be  departing at 7:20 a.m. and returning at 6:30 p.m. Participants will board a Duck Boat for an 80 minute narrated land and water tour of Boston's neighborhoods and historic places, with a splash into the Charles River for an awesome view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.

Next their will be lunch at the Cheers Restaurant in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. This restaurant is an exact replica of the Cheer's TV show Hollywood set. The cost of lunch is included in the cost of the trip. After lunch, there will be time to browse the shops at Faneuil Hall.

There will also be patrons from Belmont Parks and Recreation and the bus will stop at the Belmont Park & Ride on Rte. 106 both ways. Reservations are limited and are required by July 17. The cost of this trip is $85 for adults and $79 for children. All patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call MRD at 476-8868 for reservations

Yard sale July 18 to benefit food pantry

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Food Pantry will hold its annual Yard Sale on Saturday, July 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gilmanton Community Church, Route 140, in Gilmanton Iron Works.

The Thrift Shop will also be open featuring a special Yard Sale Day sale. Everything in the store will be priced at 50 percent off.

All proceeds from the Yard Sale help to support the Food Pantry. 

Gilmanton Food Pantry & Thrift Shop is an outreach program of the Gilmanton Community


More information can be found on the church's Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/GilmantonCommunityChurch