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Gilford Farmer's Market opens at Benjamin Rowe House on June 13

GILFORD  — Starting June 13th, the Gilford Farmer's Market will be held every Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm at the Benjamin Rowe House, located at 88 Belknap Mountain Road in Gilford.

Hosted by Thompson-Ames Historical Society, the market already has close to 20 vendors and is expecting more by the time the market opens.

Gilford's Thompson-Ames Historical Society is comprised of area residents who are passionate about keeping local history alive and well for future generations to enjoy and immerse themselves in, and do so through the stewardship of the buildings and artifacts they've acquired and maintain.
"We have a wonderful group of people who love the history of our small New Hampshire village," says Karin Landry, the president of Gilford's Historical Society, "and they want to ensure that history is preserved for many years to come."
Thompson-Ames Historical Society (T-AHS), is renovating the Benjamin Rowe House, located in front of the Gilford Elementary School and recently was awarded a nearly $26,000 LCHIP grant through the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, which the society must match.

Board member Carmel Lancia, came up with an idea that many Gilford residents have been hoping for, for a long time, a Farmer's Market in Gilford to help raise the matching funds.
The Gilford Farmer's Market is sponsored by Belknap Landscape Company, Creative Impact, Gilford True Value and MacDonald Veterinary Services.

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Two child-friendly fishing derbies in Gilford this weekend

GILFORD — Gunstock Mountain Resort has two fishing derbies coming to the mountain this weekend. Both events are free and for kids 15 & under.

Saturday registration begins at 8 a.m. and is hosted by the Gilford Police Department. The derby takes place from 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. with awards following. Visit the Gilford PD website or call 603-527-4737 for more info.

This Sunday the derby takes place from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and will be run by the Belknap County Sportsmen's Association. Bait, food and instruction will be provided. No pre-registration required. Visit their website for more information.

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Bristol Historical Society reorganizes its collection

BRISTOL — The Bristol Historical Society Museum located in the Old Fire House at the intersection of South Main Street and High Street has completed a reorganization of its collection.

Did you know Bristol had train service at one time? Check out the train photos and memorabilia and transport yourself to a bygone era.

Another highlight features schools from yesteryear. In its day Bristol's baseball and basketball teams enjoyed a measure of fame and recognition. Get acquainted with these superstars from long ago. Another treasure is the wonderful collection of photos and booklets featuring Newfound Lake.
Beginning on June 17 the museum will be open on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The museum staff is available to answer questions about the history of Bristol as well as sharing the artifacts in the museum. Copies of Musgrove's 1904 History of Bristol are available for purchase as well as copies of his very interesting autobiography which contains his experiences in the Civil War.

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Laconia Harley-Davidson raffling off 2015 Street Glide to benefit the New Hampshire Food Bank

MEREDITH — Laconia Harley-Davidson is jumpstarting the 2015 Laconia Motorcycle Week in a big way, by raffling a coveted Harley-Davidson 2015 Street Glide motorcycle to raise $50,000 for the New Hampshire Food Bank.

"We are thrilled to give Harley-Davidson fans the chance to win a brand new Touring bike from the innovative 2015 Rushmore Harley line-up, and we are equally pleased to be able to give back in such a big way to the NH Food Bank and help veterans in need," said Anne Deli, owner of Laconia Harley-Davidson. "Laconia Harley-Davidson has always made it a point to support New Hampshire's veterans. This year, during Bike Week, we are dedicating Thursday, June 18th as Veteran's Appreciation Day with a ride, party and vigil to honor those who have served our country. Considering that veterans reside in 24% of households the NH Food Bank serves, this raffle is going to have a substantial impact on a vulnerable population."

During the past six years through its annual charity motorcycle raffle, Laconia Harley-Davidson has raised $185,000 to support a variety of New Hampshire nonprofit organizations, including the Loon Preservation Society, The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, the NH Food Bank, and the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region. Last year, Laconia Harley-Davidson raised $30,000 for two local charities: David's House, which serves as a no-cost home away from home for families with children receiving treatment at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association, which developed an adaptive sailing program.

At $10 apiece, just 5,000 raffle tickets are available. Tickets can be purchased at Laconia Harley-Davidson in Meredith and White Mountain Harley-Davidson in North Conway, through Saturday, September 5. One lucky winner will be drawn on September 5 during Laconia Harley-Davidson's "Chrome Coming" from noon to 3 p.m. at the Meredith dealership. Tickets will be sold throughout the 92nd Laconia Motorcycle Week from June 13-21. Tickets may also be purchased at http://nhfoodbank.org/Laconia-Harley-Davidson-Charity-Raffle.aspx.

"We are so grateful for this incredible support from Laconia Harley-Davidson. This donation will have a major impact on the services we provide to veterans in New Hampshire," said Mel Gosselin, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities NH.

The NH Food Bank supplies millions of pounds of food annually to more than 400 partner agencies. During 2014, the NH Food Bank reached a record food distribution of 11 million pounds, which is equivalent to nearly 9.2 million meals; a nearly 30% increase from 2013. The Food Bank is aiming to increase its distribution this year by 10% to 12 million pounds of food to meet the needs of the 143,200 people in New Hampshire who are food insecure, meaning they do not know where their next meal is coming from.


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