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MOULTONBOROUGH — Join the Moultonborough community for the inaugural Ice Fest in Moultonborough Village. The event will feature ice carving, games, food, and fun for all ages from noon to 2 p.m. at the Taylor property, 970 Whittier Highway. Artist Jeff Day will carve an ice sculpture of Moul…

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HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center invites adults and families with children ages five and older to learn about birds in their backyard on Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-noon. During Binos and Bird Feeders: Winter Backyard Birds, a naturalist will gather families around the bird fee…

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The bull charged full speed toward me. I swung my arms and shouted, and just a few feet in front of me, he veered left and sailed over a 3-foot electric fence with the grace of a Thoroughbred horse. After jumping two more fences and charging through a wire gate, he ended up back in his origi…

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GILFORD — Registration is now open for the Susan G. Komen New England Snowshoe New Hampshire. Registration is $35 for adults, survivors, and anyone living with metastatic disease, and $15 for youth ages five to 12. Snowshoe New Hampshire will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at twilight, at the Nor…

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HOLDERNESS — New Hampshire has more than 1,000 lakes and ponds with 277 square miles of water. Exploring lakes in winter can be as much fun as exploring them in the summer. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will take families out on the ice to learn about and try ice fishing on New Hampshir…

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LACONIA — Winter weather impacts the way people live, as well as plants and animals. Now is the time to learn about the natural world. Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center kicks off 2020 with a selection of new and returning programs geared towards building new experiences and knowle…

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While most people slept-in on New Year’s morning, recovering from the prior evening’s festivities, Fran, Karen and I were beginning a bushwhack to the Northeast Peak of Paugus Mountain (2,724 ft.), number 240 of the 500 highest mountains in New Hampshire. Why would we be trekking to an obscu…

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The calf was due in December, sometime around Christmas Day, so we sequestered Puff in the holding pen and would check on her during the night.

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GILFORD — Gunstock Mountain Resort will host Belknap County Weekend and First Tracks on Saturday, Jan. 11. Reserve lessons through the children’s center, and tubing sessions ahead of the Martin Luther King Day long weekend, as space is limited.

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HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association will host a hike through Belknap Woods on Sunday, Jan. 12, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Explore mid-winter scenery while sketching the landscape. From ancient trees to shaded knolls of hemlock and birch, draw inspiration from Squam Lake. After the hike, return to …

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HOLDERNESS — Hike through the Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest with some special guests. Squam Lakes Association invites hikers to bring their dogs on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Lakes Region Conservation Corps member Maggy, who has been a dog handler and trainer for over 10 years, will lead the…

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HOLDERNESS — Experience Squam Lake at night during a guided hike around the Five Finger Point Trail. Grab a headlamp and join the SLA on Saturday, Jan. 11, 6-8 p.m. for the guided night hike. Following the shoreline, this loop hike offers close-up views of Squam Lake. Participants will meet …

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CONCORD — The New Hampshire Association of Conservation Districts honored Jan Hooper as 2019 Educator of Year. Jan Hooper, a Center Harbor resident and former eighth grade science teacher, led volunteer efforts to reconstruct the Wetland Walk, a quarter-mile interpretive boardwalk trail at G…

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My fiancé, Steve Roberts, and I climbed Belknap and Gunstock mountains in one afternoon in September 2018. We’d hiked about six miles and seen some great views of the White Mountains and Lake Winnipesaukee and were descending on the Gunstock Mountain Trail when Steve slipped on a wet rock an…