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Girl’s birthday yields truck load of food for animals at N.H. Humane Society

FRANKLIN— Rylan Harris had a tenth birthday party recently and had requested that in lieu of gifts, her guests bring something that could be donated to the local animal shelter according to her mother, Gina Harris.

''I was very proud of her selflessness and generosity. In a time when so much of young people's lives are driven by materialism, this future leader was a positive role model for others. She demonstrated that the true spirit of giving is not about yourself, it is about the joy of providing for others. We were thrilled that her friends and family fully supported this effort and there was a mountain of supplies that were accumulated at her party,'' said her mother.
A family friend Pete Latucky arrived with a pickup truck full of dog and cat food and said that when he told an employee at Walmart in Tilton about Rylan's request, they stepped up with a matching donation of their own.

Gina Harris said ''it seemed ironic timing that the NH Humane Society experienced a huge influx of rescued animals from a pet spa in Ossipee the same weekend as Rylan's birthday party. We hope that all of the 'gifts' that were brought to her party will help ease the burden on the Humane Society and start these poor dogs and kitties on the road to recovery.''

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:13

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‘Golden Age of Aviation’ presentation on Wed.

LACONIA — Lake Winnipesaukee Museum in Weirs Beach will host a presentation, "Bob Fogg and the Golden Age of Aviation," featuring Jane Rice on Wednesday, July 29, at 7 p.m.

"Bob Fogg and New Hampshire's Golden Age of Aviation" tells the story of the Granite State's true pioneer of aviation, and includes many previously unpublished images of airplanes and aviators of the 1920s and 1930s. Fogg brought aviation to Concord and The Weirs in the early 1920s and he and his pilots introduced flying to a whole generation that grew up in that time period. For those interested in the history of the Lakes Region, it describes the seaplane base that was a prominent feature of the Weirs boardwalk from 1923 until the early 1950s, and the planes that hopped passengers from many lakeside resorts throughout New Hampshire.

Classic Wacos, Travel Airs, Beech Staggerwings and Sikorsky amphibians that once plied the blue skies over Lake Winnipesaukee come to life again in the pages of this fascinating history.

This event is free for Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society members. For non-members there is a $5 fee with all proceeds going to benefit the Historical Society's ongoing renovations.

The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society Museum is located at 503 Endicott Street North (Route 3), next to Funspot.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP by calling 366-5950, as seating is limited.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:06

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Birch tasting & talk in Meredith on Aug. 8

MEREDITH — Come join the League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Gallery on Saturday, August 8th from 11 a.m. ro 2 p.m. for a special birch syrup tasting with The Crooked Chimney. There will be time to ask questions, discussing about the technique of making syrup and and taste-testing. The event is free and open to the public.
David Moore started making birch syrup in Lee in 2008 and The Crooked Chimney made its first batch of sycamore syrup in 2013. 'The Crooked Chimney' got its name because during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, they had trouble keeping the stovepipe on the sugarhouse plumb. All of their syrup is produced on a wood-fired evaporator.
In the spring of 2013, they were featured on WMUR's New Hampshire Chronicle as well as featured by the Associated Press, which wrote an article on the burgeoning birch syrup industry, Birch Syrup Explored as Add-On to Maple Industry.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:01

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New film to be show telling story of White Mtn. National Forest

HOLDERNESS — A film on how the White Mountain National Forest came to be will be shown on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.

Filmmaker David Huntley will be at the Science Center to introduce and screen his latest film about one of the greatest environmental comeback stories in American history.

In the late 1800s, New Hampshire's White Mountains were ground zero for an environmental disaster caused by ruthless logging and the massive forest fires, erosion, and flooding that followed. The vast destruction launched a national battle over the fate of America's forestlands and sparked one of the first grassroots conservation movements.

Leading the way was a unique partnership of citizens, politicians, and business and civic groups that believed conservation could benefit both the environment and economy. This is the dramatic story of how those unlikely allies saved the White Mountains and created more than 50 new National Forest and Grasslands in 40 states, totaling more than 20 million acres of public lands.

Reservations are required in advance by calling 603-968-7194.

There is no charge for this program.

For details about this event, upcoming programs, and membership go to www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 July 2015 08:50

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