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Public forum on Aug. 6 to look back on effort to eradicate Winnipesuakee’s milfoil

MEREDITH — Efforts over the past 50 years to eradicate milfoil from Lake Winnipesaukee will be explored during a public forum scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Meredith Community Center.

Lake Winnipesaukee, the state's largest lake, has the dubious distinction of being the lake in New Hampshire where milfoil was first discovered in 1965. Fifty years later, the plant can be found in most areas of the lake. Communities have invested tremendous time and money in the battle to control this invasive plant.

The public forum titled "State of Milfoil in Winnipesaukee – 50 Years Later!" will explore the what is being done to rid the lake of the invasive plant, lessons learned, the economic impact of invasive plants, and what new threats we should be on the watch for.

Milfoil Committees from around the lake will present information on their ongoing efforts to control the spread of milfoil as well as watching out for new invasive threats. John Halstead, UNH Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, will speak on the economic impacts due to invasive species. Amy Smagula, NHDES Exotic Species Program Coordinator, and John Magee, NH Fish & Game, will discuss current invasive aquatic plants and animals in our rivers, lakes and ponds, and new threats to be on the watch for.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. A $5 donation will gladly be accepted at the door to help cover costs associated with the program.

Those who want to register for the program, can visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-milfoil-in-lake-winnipesaukee-tickets-17658869153?aff=es2

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Golden View to host two health presentations

MEREDITH — Golden View Health Care Center invites the public to attend two free back-to-back presentations on Thursday, July 30, at 6 p.m.

Dr. Jeremy Hogan from Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists will talk about hip and joint health. Dr. Hogan will share his expertise about hip and joint health, the needs of patients experiencing major degenerative and trauma-related joint conditions, including arthritis and osteoarthritis of the knee and hip, as well as the complexities involved in joint surgery. Attendees will also learn about the MAKOplasty technology.

Following Dr. Hogan's presentation, Golden View's licensed therapists will demonstrate several therapeutic poses and talk about the nervous system, the source of pain and rehab yoga's ability to reduce stress and anxiety while strengthening muscles in the hips and knees.

The presentations will be held at The Retreat, Golden View's short-stay rehabilitation center. Refreshments will be provided.

Those who want to attend are asked to reserve a seat in advance by calling calling 279-8111 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , as seating is limited.


Last Updated on Friday, 17 July 2015 08:18

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Society notes positive developments in Bristol

BRISTOL — The Bristol Historical Society is drawing attention to a number of positive things happening in the downtown area.

One improvement is the enhanced appearance of Bristol Square, thanks to the hard work of the Downtown Decorating Committee and the Town Highway Department.

Not far from the square is the Bristol Historical Society Museum located in the Old Firehouse. The Museum is open on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 and Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30. The museum features a variety of displays as well as an extensive collection of photos available to order prints of.

The Old Firehouse has recently been added to the NH State Registry of Historic Places. Last summer the roof was repainted and this year the building is scheduled for painting.

Upcoming is the second Making It In Bristol event which will be held Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Square. This event was created to give everyone that does business in Bristol and opportunity to showcase their product or service. Registration is required for displays and may be made by calling 744-2751.

Once again Freudenberg will hold an open house that day.

Businesses around the square are being encouraged to participate with special promotions.

Through the hard work of Shirley Yorks and Hilda Bruno the Historic Flower Garden across from the TD Bank is coming to fruition. Volunteers have spent many hours designing and planting on this corner of the square. Parkhurst donated mulch, compost and flowers and George Morrison donated the bark for the pathway, and the Town Highway Department provided assistance as well, while the Bristol House of Pizza gave money for the purchase a bench and arbor.

One other event happening later this summer will be a program by Dave Roberts who will show historic photos of Bristol on Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Old Town Hall.


Last Updated on Friday, 17 July 2015 08:15

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Gilmanton Thrift Shop collecting for back-to-school


GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Food Pantry and Thrift Shop is now collecting for Back-To-School Kits.

The Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry and Thrift Shop is endeavoring to assist Gilmanton families who need assistance in providing school supplies for their children's first day of school.

Items needed include backpacks, (K-high school), scientific calculators, jumbo glue sticks, graph paper, index cards, colored pencils, 1 & 3 subject notebooks, book covers, No. 2 pencils, crayons, 1-inch binders, rulers, fine point Dry Ease and fine and broad tip washable markers, etc.

Those who want to donate a complete School Kit for a certain grade level, or want more information about additional supplies needed, can contact Beth Lavin at 267-1934 for more details.

Drop-off locations include The Gilmanton School Office at the Elementary School on Route 140, Gilmanton Town Hall at the Academy Building, Gilmanton Corner Church, as well as the Food Pantry during normal hours. We need to receive donations by Aug. 8.


Last Updated on Friday, 17 July 2015 08:09

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