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The secrets of cellar holes revealed at Taylor Community

LACONIA — Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives: stone walls, old foundations, a century-old lilac struggling to survive as the forest reclaims a once-sunny dooryard.

On Monday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Taylor Community's Woodside Building, Adair Mulligan will explore the rich story behind such abandoned places and see how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes, piecing together the clues left behind on the landscape. Mulligan has a runaway curiosity about the natural and cultural history of Northern New England. She is author of "The Gunstock Parish, A History of Gilford, New Hampshire," as well as contributing to a number of publications. She writes the quarterly Lyme Historian newsletter and is co-leading a project to survey the town's many cellar holes. With a master's degree in Environmental Biology from Smith College, Mulligan is also executive director of the Hanover Conservancy.

This program is free and open to the public and made possible through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Please call 524-5600, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to reserve seating.

For more information, visit www.taylorcommunity.org, or call 366-1400.

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Program on Women Soldiers in the Civil War

SANBORNTON — David Decker and Douglas Decker will present "Women Soldiers in the Civil War" at the Lane Tavern on Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m.

The 1994 book They Fought Like Demons, which examined the issue of females in combat roles in the US Civil War, was a stimulus for further research on this matter.

The Sanbornton Historical Society is sponsoring the event free of charge to the public. Refreshments will be served after the program. For further information call 286-4526.

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Songs from the sailing days at Taylor Community on Monday

LACONIA — Sea Chanteys are fun songs but in the days of the tall-mast sailing ships they were the work songs by which the sailors labored in unison to hoist the sails, haul-up the anchor and pump the bilge. 

These tunes will come to life Monday, June 8 at 2 p.m. in the Taylor Home Atrium. The event is free and open to the public. Please call 524-5600 Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to ensure seating.

 The work of a sailor was grueling: icy cold in the Atlantic gales and sweaty in the tropic calms; but the chanteys (from the French verb "to sing") told tales of high adventure. These tales include harpooned whales that dragged them on a "Nantucket sleigh ride;" pirates they fought on the high seas; and women they wooed in ports around the globe. The Chantey Singers bring to life the folklore of the great days of sailing, including politics, economics, science and fun – all in one rousing package.

For more information, visit www.taylorcommunity.org, or call 366-1400.


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Gilford POPS fundraiser at Fratellos Sunday

GILFORD — Gilford POPS ( Parents of Performing Students) will be holding a Fundraiser at Fratellos Restaurant in Lakeport on on Sunday June 7th from 4-10 pm. 50% of your dining bill will be donated to POPS to benefit our scholarship fund. Just mention the POPS fundraiser to your server.


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