The Friends of the Jackson Public Library will be presenting “The Building Blocks of an Investment Portfolio” on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Public Library. This program will be presented by local chartered financial analyst Laurie Gabriel. Using her more than 30 years of financial asset management experience, Gabriel will discuss the building blocks of an investment portfolio; the key drivers of returns for various investments; identify risks and ways to mitigate those risks; and suggest ways you can create your own investment portfolio and keep it in balance as your needs and circumstances change. This will be an interactive session with questions welcome throughout.
Gabriel retired as one of three managing partners at the Boston-based Wellington Management Company in June 2008. She joined Wellington Management in 1976 upon graduation from Tufts University, where she earned a bachelor’s in economics, magna cum laude. In retirement, Gabriel is spending time on travel and active outdoor sports, as well working with several non-profit organizations. She currently serves on the Tufts board of trustees, is chair of the Investment Committee of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, is a member of Cummings Foundation’s board, and is the vice-chair of The Nature Conservancy-New Hampshire. For more information, go towellington.com. This lecture is free and open to the public although a $5 donation is welcome to offset presenter expenses. For more information, contact the library at (603) 383-9731.
Naturalist Chris Lewey will be presenting “Hawk Watch” on Cathedral Ledge on Saturday, Sept. 16, where you will meet at Tin Mountain in Albany to carpool at 8 a.m. Reservations are requested by calling (603) 447-6991. In this program participants will learn to identify hawks through basic identification marks, migratory patterns, and behaviors. This program will help sharpen your skills for the field trip program on Saturday.
Lewey is a native New Englander, executive director and founder of RAVEN Interprative Programs, licensed Maine guide, nature photographer, and master bird-bander with a master’s in environmental studies from Antioch University. He has taught biology, ecology, and ornithology in both New Hampshire and Maine. For directions and more information, call (603) 447-6991.
The following events are scheduled at The Whitney Community Center in Jackson will be presenting “To the Arctic — Canoeing the Coppermine River” on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. Join Rich Crowley as he shares his most recent adventure, paddling 220 miles through the rapids of the Coppermine River in Nunavat, Canada.
On Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. the Whitney Center will be hosting a health-care town hall. On Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. the Whitney Center will be presenting the program “Finding One’s Self on the Camino de Santiago.”
MWV Supports Recovery Coalition will be presenting the third annual Take a Walk in Our Shoes on Sunday Sept. 17, with recovery walks and rides beginning at 10 a.m. It is imperative that the community join together to support and grow the recovery movement in Carroll County. At noon, there will be a family-style barbecue and rally at Schouler Park.
From the Transfer Station: Until further notice the burn pit at the transfer station is closed. It is full and they are unable to burn at this time.
A caution from the Jackson Police Department: “The fall foliage season brings a lot of “leaf-peepers” to our beautiful Valley. Often they are seeking short-term lodging for their stays. The popularity of VRBO and Craigslist rentals have increased along with the potential for scams. These online internet transactions, are the perfect platform for scam artists. We have recently received an up-tick in reports of rentals that are fraudulent both in and around the town of Jackson. Residents from Jackson don’t often rent homes in Jackson but you could still become a victim. Your home could be listed as a rental, a deposit taken, and strangers unwittingly show up expecting to spend the weekend. This can cause conflict and confusion for everyone. The best way to ensure you are not a victim is take a moment and search rental sites like Craigslist and VRBO to see if your home is listed. If you didn’t post it, contact the website moderators and the police immediately. Most complaints are resolved swiftly by pulling the ad. If you have any questions or think you have been scammed please don’t hesitate to contact the Jackson Police department, we’re here to help.”
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