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July 31. 2015 9:20AM

N.H. DAR State Regent Phyllis Gagnon, left, is with Mary Pease, DAR state historian, at the Revolutionary War Monument in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen during a ceremony to dedicate recently laid engraved pavers. 

Making cold frames focus of next GALA workshop

OSSIPEE — “Extending the Growing Season with Cold Frames” is the topic of the next session in a Re-skill-ience Workshop series presented by Global Awareness Local Action (GALA) and Jack Mountain Bushcraft School.

The workshop is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at GALA’s office, 3 Pork Hill Road in Ossipee.

GALA says a cold frame is essentially a bottomless box with a covering of glass or clear plastic sheeting. These coverings are called “lights” because they collect the warmth from sunshine to heat the plants contained inside the frame. Cold frames designs can be moveable boxes or permanent setups.

Cold frames gives growers a jump on spring planting and a longer harvest in the fall, GALA says. Even in the summer, it says, crops can be grown in the open frames where they are protected from wind and can grow faster than unprotected crops.

Workshop admission is $15. An additional $30 materials fee will be charged to anyone who would like to construct and take home a cold frame. Preregistration is required at www.galacommunity.org or by calling the GALA office at 539-6460.

GALA is a nonprofit Ossipee-based organization working to translate sustainability education into local action that is practical, effective and fun. Through cross-sector collaborations, GALA offers educational, skill-building and community service opportunities that help people grow food, conserve energy, save money and strengthen both personal and ecological health. The monthly Re-skill-ience Workshops focus on homesteading, sustainable living and traditional bushcraft skills.

To learn more about programs or to become a member, visit www.galacommunity.org or call the office.

DAR dedicates pavers, honors Milford girl

The New Hampshire State Organization, Daughters of the American Revolution has announced that several engraved pavers have been laid at a newly erected monument to the veterans of the Revolutionary War.

The memorial, located in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, is a project of State Regent Phyllis Gagnon.

The site includes a granite obelisk engraved with a Colonial soldier and bearing a bronze plaque that reads: “In Tribute to Our Soldier and Patriot Ancestors.” The engraved pavers have been sponsored by DAR members, and proceeds will benefit the cemetery’s perpetual maintenance fund.

The DAR says Gagnon recently hosted a well-attended monument dedication ceremony that included an invocation and site blessing by DAR State Chaplain Dorothy Howard; the national anthem, “Thank You Soldiers” and “God Bless America” sung by 8-year-old Kyra Whitehead; a poem read by the Bonne Homme Richard Society of Children of the American Revolution; and a speech by the society’s historian, Justin Holt. DAR State Registrar Jackie Marshall compiled a roll call of patriots from the original, historic New Hampshire roll.

The ceremony concluded with a Colonial muster salute fired by costumed members of the N.H. Sons of the American Revolution.

The N.H. Daughters encourage the public to visit the monument, which is along the back side of the Memorial Walkway at the cemetery.

Also during the dedication ceremony, Gagnon presented Kyra Whitehead, the daughter of David and Kim Whitehead of Milford, with a Youth Citizenship Award, an honor she received for volunteering her time and singing voice at ceremonies for the military, veterans groups and the DAR.

Across the state, DAR chapters welcome women 18 and older to visit their meetings, where topics often include historic presentations. Those whose family lineage includes a Revolutionary War patriot are invited to visit http://nhsodar.org for more information about the DAR, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015.


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