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Ellacoya Chapter of the Eastern Star hosting ham and bean supper Saturday

HOLDERNESS — Ellacoya Chapter #43, Order of the Eastern Star's monthly Bean and Ham Supper, open to the public, will be held on Saturday, September 5 at 5 p.m. The monthly bean suppers, with the variety of casserole dishes, salads, and homemade pies in addition to the ham and beans, will be continuing the first Saturday of the month through November.

The supper is held in the Squam Valley Masonic Building, located on Route 3/25 at the Center Harbor/Holderness town line. Ticket sales, beginning at 4:15 are available at the door, adults $8 and children $3. Serving starts at 5 p.m. and continues until 6:30 p.m. or until food runs out.

The profits of our fundraising activities, are shared with agencies which assist those in need such as local home health agencies, food pantries, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and others. Ellacoya Chapter, with another area chapter, sponsors Plymouth Assembly of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.

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Imagination Station open for play in Gilford

A group of Gilford youngsters helped cut the ribbon formally opening the new Imagination Station at Gilford Elementary School Saturday. Several community members along with members of the Gilford School Board and the Playground Committee attended the ceremony during the town's Old Home Day. Among those attending were School Board members Jack Landow and Sue Allen, left, Superintendent Kent Hemingway and Town Moderator Sandra McGonagle, right. Speakers included Gilford Elementary Principal Danielle Bolduc and Katie Bryant, a teacher and member of the Playground Committee. School Board member Rae Mellow-Andrews thanked the businesses that provided food and beverage for volunteers who built the playground facility, while McGonagle thanked the committee for its efforts to bring the project to fruition.



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Author of ‘In the Evil Day’ to speak at library in Sandwich on Friday

SANDWICH — Local author Richard Carey will give a talk about his newest book, "In the Evil Day," on Friday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Samuel Wentworth Library in Center Sandwich. The library is co-sponsoring Carey's talk along with Bayswater Books of Center Harbor.

"In the Evil Day: Violence Comes to One Small Town" tells the story that begins on Aug. 19, 1997, as John Harrigan, owner and publisher of the News and Sentinel newspaper in Colebrook, arrived at his building to find the woman he loved lying dead in the parking lot. Lawyer Vickie Bunnell had been shot and killed by a local carpenter wielding an assault rifle. By then, three more people were already dead or dying. More mayhem was to ensue in an afternoon of plot twists too improbable for a novel. The roots of the incident stretch back 25 years, with tendrils deep in the history of New England's North Country.

These bloody events shocked America and made headlines across the world. Hundreds of local citizens became unwilling players in the drama — friends and colleagues of the dead, men and women who were themselves real or potential targets, along with their neighbors in law enforcement—but the town and its inhabitants were never passive victims. From the first shot fired that day, they remained courageously determined to survive. This is the story of that town, those people, and that day.

"In the Evil Day" is a portrait of small-town life and familiar characters forever changed by sudden violence.

Having lived in Alaska, New Hampshire and many places in between, Carey now resides in Sandwich. Author of the bestselling book, "The Philosopher Fish," Carey is also a professor in the Master of Fine Arts program at Southern New Hampshire University.

Those unable to make the event can call (603) 253-8858 to special order copies and Bayswater will have them signed.

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Dan Heyduk to discuss Meredith's own Dudley Leavitt

MEREDITH — Meredith has been called home by many well-known personalities: Bob Montana of "Archie" fame used local personalities in his comic strips, Charles Roberts owned the Pinnacle Park Zoo; Annalee Thorndike created Annalee Dolls here. But a state historical marker on Rte. 25 just before entering Center Harbor attests to the early significance of Mr. Dudley Leavitt.

On Tuesday evening, September 1 at 7 p.m. the Meredith Historical Society is pleased to present local historian Dan Heyduk discussing Dudley Leavitt, his "Farmer's Almanack" and his life in Meredith in the 18th & 19th centuries. A scientist, teacher and publisher, the "Farmers Almanack" earned him fame for its accuracy in predicting weather trends so important to the farming world of New England. Heyduk will present a power point presentation of Dudley Leavitt including some little known details of his life.

Dan Heyduk lives in Meredith and has a Ph.D in anthropology. He has written the "Passing Time" column in the Meredith News since 2011 and has recently published his "Meredith Chronicles" book.

Dan is also a valued board member of the Meredith Historical Society and has given presentations on "Meredith Stories" as well as "Page Pond and Forest", which can be found on the Town of Meredith website.

The program begins at 7 p.m. at the Meredith Historical Society building, 45 Main St. Handicapped access is available from the side entrance on Highland St. Admission is free although donations are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 279.2275.

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