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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center organizing two-week tour of Scottish Highlands

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is sponsoring a two-week nature tour of the Scottish Highlands and Hebrides Islands next June.

This 13-day trip will leave from Boston. After landing in Glasgow, Scotland, participants will travel by van to Oban and then board a ferry which will take them to the island of Mull where they will stay for five nights at a lakeside inn. Day trips will take include a boat excursion to the Treshnish Isles for lunch among the puffins and a chance to explore Fingal's Cave on Staffa. The itinerary also includes a visit to the village of Tobermory and a day trip to Iona where there will be a tour of the ancient abbey.

Wildlife highlights include white-tailed and golden eagles, otters, seals, and red deer.

On the second part of the trip participants will travel to the beautiful Spey Valley nestled next to the Cairngorm Mountains. Members of the tour will stay at a hotel near Aviemore. From there they will have the opportunity to explore lochs and ancient forests and the shores of the Moray Firth, including a day trip to the Black Isle and Cromarty. They will then travel to Aberdeenshire for the final couple of days. There they will visit Royal Deeside, including a tour of Balmoral Castle, and then proceed to Edinburgh for a free day to explore the historic city.

Further information is available by calling 603-968-7194 ext 23.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:39

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Annual Hebron Fair to be held on Saturday, rain or shine

HEBRON — The annual Hebron Fair is scheduled for Saturday, July 26. On that day the quaint Hebron Town Common will be the center of fun activities for the whole family starting at 9 a.m. The fair will be held rain or shine.

With free admission, hundreds of fairgoers will shop from the wares of about 100 craftspeople, the white elephant tent, the Hebron Boutique rummage sale, and a large selection of used books, movies, puzzles and games. Bid on both new and pre-owned items at the ever-popular live auction beginning at 1 p.m., and the silent auction starting at 11a.m. The Rev. "Honest John" Fischer will be auctioning a huge variety of wares from gift certificates and products donated by local businesses to great bargains on used furniture and much more.
Old-fashioned children's games, the dunking booth and pony rides will also be enjoyed. Food items available will include cotton candy, ice cream, fudge, kettle corn, all sorts of homemade goodies. There will be lunch featuring a pot of baked beans, and a chicken barbecue starting at 5:30 p.m. In addition to all the homemade goodies, preserves, fresh vegetables and plants, gift baskets will be raffled at the church's food and plant table.
The following day, Sunday, July 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the $2-A-Bag Sale will take place in the church basement. There are always great clothes left over from the Hebron Boutique.

The Union Congregational Church of Hebron sponsors the event.

For additional information, call 603-744-5883 or visit www.hebronchurchfair.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:29

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Meredith Village Savings Bank supports Prescott Farm as a Business Member

LACONIA —  Prescott Farm is pleased to announce that Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) has become an official 2014-2015 Business Member. As a Business Member of Prescott Farm they are able to enjoy a number of benefits while supporting Prescott Farm's quality environmental education programs.

"We are pleased to have MVSB back for a second year as a Business Member and supporter of Prescott Farm," stated Kimberly Drouin, Director of Marketing at Prescott Farm. "They were our first Business Member when we started offering this type of membership, and it has proved to be a great fit!" As a Business Member of Prescott Farm businesses choose specific events or programs they would like to sponsor depending on their Business Membership level. This year MVSB will be sponsoring one of Prescott Farm's WildQuest Summer Camp weeks, 5th Annual Harvest & Winter Festivals, WildQuest Winter Camp, Maple Sugar Madness and our Spring Polliwogs Pre-K Program in 2015.

As Business Members at the Beech Level ($2,500) they also receive benefits such as use of Prescott Farm's Historic Hay Barn and grounds for a company picnic, free on-site snowshoe rental in season for all employees, recognition throughout Prescott Farm's social media channels and much more.

"We appreciate all the support MVSB has given us over the years. It is great to work with an organization that is so involved in their community and values the kinds of programs Prescott Farm offers," says Drouin.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:25

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Space still available for Gilmanton Old Home Day Art Show

GILMANTON — Gilmanton Old Home Day is approaching and vendors, artists, musicians, vintage cars, puppeteers, a bean hole meal and never ending pies will again be part of the big day. Old Home Day means neighbors coming together, returning family and friends catching up with one another and a chance to share the beauty of Smith Meeting House, a historic site for Gilmanton. The date is Saturday the 9th of August from 10-3 p.m.

The Art Show space and vendor tables are still available. Contact Betty Mitchell 387-1807 for Art show space and Judy Wilson for vendor space 267-6346

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:18

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