Women’s club to hold Pies on the Common event Oct. 10

GILMANTON — The Women's Club will be holding its annual Pies on the Common fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 10 on the front lawn of the Gilmanton Academy Building at the corner of Rte.140 & Rte.107 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Members will be offering their much sought after, scrumptious homemade pies, along with apples, pumpkins and cider. In addition, there will be a number of local vendors offering more wonderful arrays of harvest products.
For further information contact: Judy Bakos, president (267-5056), or Bernadette Gallant, vice-president (364-7709. Visit the club's website at: www.gilmantonnh.org — then go to community - Gilmanton Women's Club.

Author-illustrator Karel Hayes plans appearances

CENTER HARBOR — Well-known local author and illustrator Karel Hayes will celebrate Columbus Day Weekend with two author events at two local independent bookstores — Bayswater Book Company in Center Harbor and The Country Bookseller in Wolfeboro.

"This has been an amazing year for me," explains Hayes. "With three new books released since Spring, I have barely been able to come up for air, but I wanted to accommodate the requests of the two local bookstores who have supported my work from the very beginning." On Sunday, Oct. 11, Hayes will be signing in Center Harbor from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in Wolfeboro from 2 to 4 p.m.

All of Hayes' books will be available at each location, but the emphasis will be on the three new releases — "Autumn Visitors" (the 4th in Hayes' Visitors series which began with the "Summer Visitors"), "The Mansion: An Old Winnipesaukee Mystery" (the 3rd in Andy Opel's Lake Winnipesaukee series which began with "The Witches" all illustrated by Hayes) and "Little Loon" written by Fran Hodgkins and illustrated by Karel Hayes.

For additional information about either event, or to reserve signed copies of any of Karel Hayes books, contact either Bayswater Book Co. at 253-8858 or The Country Bookseller at 569-6030.

MiniGolf tourney raises $12k for Interlakes Community Caregivers

MOULTONBOROUGH — Interlakes Community Caregivers held its 5th Annual MiniGolf Tournament on a recent sunny Saturday at Paradise Falls and raised $12,000 to benefit the nonprofit program.

"This was the most successful MiniGolf Tournament we've had. We couldn't have done this without our players, volunteers and sponsors. We are grateful for your support!" said Carrie Jordan, MiniGolf Committee Chair, who went on to note that this event has raised over $50,000 for the nonprofit since its inception in 2010 and that 150 businesses and civic groups supported the event this year.

The participation was enthusiastic and the competition keen amongst the 17 teams made up of local school sports teams, civic groups, businesses and friends, including Inter-Lakes High School and Moultonborough Academy students, Lions Club and Altrusa Club members, local business teams and others.

Action was brought to a halt at the 12th hole for the customary "dress up" hole in this annual event. Costumes were provided and volunteers helped teams don the boas and hats, etc. for a great "break in the action" and a fun photo opportunity. A photo gallery is available at www.InterlakesCommunityCaregivers.org.

Winners of the tournament were: Team lowest score and team with the most holes in one — Inter-Lakes High School golf team; individual lowest score — Maddie from Moultonborough Academy volleyball team; individual lowest score age 12 or under — Sophie from the Eagles team; individual with the most holes in one — Nancy Law from the Ballbusters team; youngest player hole in one — Bridget from the Paradise Falls team; oldest player hole in one — Paula from Mackie's team; and best dressed team – Mackie's team.

Over 150 businesses and civic organizations supported the event, including Gold Sponsor Shep Brown's Boat Basin; Silver Sponsors McCarthy Lawn Property Management and Meredith Village Savings Bank; Bronze Sponsors DAK Financial Group, Interlakes Animal Hospital, Interlakes Family Dental, Meadow Pond Animal Hospital, Meredith Bay Colony Club, Moulton Farm, Moultonborough Lions Club, Northway Bank, Septic Solutions, and Y-Landing Marine Services. Special recognition also goes to Robin O'Rourke and Paradise Falls Mini Golf for closing the facility to the public each year on that day for use by ICCI, Ben & Jerry's of Meredith for ice cream sundaes, and C.G. Roxanne for water supplied to players and volunteers at the event.
ICCI is actively seeking Volunteer Drivers, with a specific need at this time for those willing and able to drive Neighbors to medical facilities in Concord and the VA Clinic in Manchester. To learn more about their services, volunteer opportunities, or how you can support their efforts, please call Ann Sprague, Executive Director, at 603.253.9275, ext. 4, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit their website at www.InterlakesCommunityCaregivers.org.

Great lasagna recipes wanted for M'borough Cook-Off

MOULTONBOROUGH — For the second year, the Historical Society is putting on a Lasagna Cook-Off. Lasagna lovers are asked to mark their calendars for Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Lion's Club Hall on Old Route 109. Doors will open at 5:45 and dinner service will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This year, the society is honoring the Lakes Region Food Pantry to celebrate the success of this wonderful addition to the community.

What is more fun than sitting down to a great plate of lasagna? Do you boast that you make the best lasagna? Well this is a great cook's chance to make a recipe and enter the cook-off. A panel of three judges will select our winners. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the Best Lasagna and Most Creative Lasagna.

Tickets for the event are $15. Patrons will enjoy appetizers, lasagna, salad, bread and homemade desserts, as well as complementary coffee and tea. The event will be BYOB. There will be door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle.

More obtain more information regarding tickets, or to enter the contest, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Mary at 603/707-0206. To pay by credit card please go to the website MoultonboroughHistory.org.