Posted: 11/2/2021 22:49:29 PM
The public is invited to a commemoration of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 on November 3 at 3 p.m., organized by the NH Friends of Hungary and representative Peter Somssich. Our special guest will be the Honorary Hungarian Consul for New England, Ga’bor Garai. A short presentation will take place in the lobby of the NH State House in Concord, followed by a reception and social gathering in the cafeteria where light refreshments and coffee will be served. Participants who have direct or indirect family experiences related to the 1956 Revolution are encouraged to share these memories at the social gathering. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, but also the 32nd anniversary of 1989, which ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of many Communist governments, including that of Hungary. . The 1956 revolution began on October 23 with a pro-democracy demonstration in Poland. During a 10-day period of battles with the Hungarian freedom fighters, Soviet troops first withdrew, but then returned to suppress the revolution. Thousands of Hungarians have been tried, tortured and executed and over 200,000 Hungarians (2% of the population) have fled the country, 47,000 to the United States. . During the 2021 session, the NH House and Senate both approved a resolution (HCR5) expressing concerns about the authoritarian leadership of the current Hungarian, Polish and Hong Kong governments.
Join New Hampshire Audubon and collaborators from UNH Cooperative Extension and the Xerces Society for a discussion webinar on â€œCreating a Habitat for Pollinatorsâ€ on November 4 from 7 to 9 pm. Discussion topics will include techniques for creating meadows for pollinators, breeding native plants, benefits for pollinators and invasive species through the lens of insects. The panelists’ presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session open to the public. Panelists include Marc Nutter, NH Audubon; Alina Harris, Xerces Company; Emma Erler and Matt Tarr, UNH Extension Cooperative Extension. On November 20 from 10 a.m. to noon, they will meet at the McLane Center in Concord to see the progress of converting an acre of an old field to a pollinator meadow. NH Audubon, with the help of our collaborators, uses a variety of techniques on an acre to better access the preparation methods that work best at this scale. The field trip will allow participants to view and discuss the details of site preparation and seeding in more detail. These events are free and open to the public. Registration is requested. This project is funded by the State Conservation Commission’s Moose Plate Grant program. To learn more and to register, visit us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GWSmHhZNSRSnwEsSiy0pzQ.
Webster residents Tara Gunnigle and Jon Pearson will receive the 2021 First Amendment Award from the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications at the 19th annual ceremony on November 9. United States representative Liz Cheney will be the keynote speaker for the event. Gunnigle and Pearson regularly attend some board meetings at Webster. They searched for tax and tax records, deeds of ownership and sealed minutes in connection with a sale of land. These documents served as the basis for an investigation which concluded that the sale was illegal.