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Taylor Trillium performance on December 15th

LACONIA — The next concert of the 2013 Taylor Community Music Series, sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire, features Trillium, a vocal trio from the Concord Community Music School on Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m. in Taylor's Woodside Building.

The trio is comprised of Jane Berlin Pauley, Hannah Murray and Peggo Horstmann Hodes. Pianist Calvin Herst will accompany the vocalists. The group will present a full program of Christmas music.

The performance is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 11:56

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Tilton holding its Christmas Parade and fireworks today

TILTON — Tilton's Annual Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, December 7, starting at 4 p.m. Parade participants and floats will meet at 3 p.m. at the Union Sanborn School in Northfield. The parade route starts at the Union Sanborn School and then proceeds to Elm St., across Cannon Bridge onto Main St. to West Main St. Santa will arrive in his sleigh at Riverfront Park to greet children. Light refreshments will be provided, along with free pictures taken with Santa. A grand display of fireworks will follow at 6 p.m. For further information see the Tilton Parks Commission's webpage on the town website.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 11:52

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Ray Burton memorial service will be held Dec. 14 at Plymouth State

PLYMOUTH — The public memorial service for First District Executive Councilor Raymond Burton of Bath will be held Saturday, December 14 at 1 p.m. in the Courtroom of Plymouth State University’s Hartman Union Building. Scheduled speakers include PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, N.H. Governor Maggie Hassan, former Governor John Lynch, N.H. U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, N.H. State Senator Lou D’Allesandro and former Burton intern Trevor Chandler. The Plymouth State University Chorale will provide musical accompaniment and the event will be live streamed by PSU and WMUR–TV.

The event is expected to be well-attended and carpooling is strongly encouraged. Parking for the general public is located at the University’s P.E. Center on Route 175-A in Holderness, with shuttle buses available to transport attendees to the service. The parking lots will open at 9:30 a.m. all attendees are asked to be seated by 11:30 a.m.

Burton died Tuesday, Nov. 12 after a period of failing health. He was a longtime member of the New Hampshire Executive Council, serving 35 years representing New Hampshire’s First District, making him one of the Granite State’s longest-serving and most recognized political leaders. 

Burton, a 1962 graduate of what was then Plymouth Teachers College, began his career as a school teacher and principal. He later became an adjunct faculty member in Plymouth State’s Department of Social Sciences. After becoming a member of the Executive Council in 1977, he established an internship program for New Hampshire College students to learn more about the workings of state government. Plymouth   State University has established the Honorable Raymond S. Burton ’62 Public Service Scholarship, an endowed scholarship for PSU students from New Hampshire who aspire to public service. In addition to the scholarship, Plymouth State is establishing a Raymond S. Burton Collection in the Lamson Library’s Spinelli Archives and Special Collections, which will house Ray’s papers and memorabilia.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 11:46

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Friends of Belmont Football selling Christmas trees on Rte 106

BELMONT — Friends of Belmont Football is currently hosting its inaugural Christmas Tree Sale at the Gates Farm at 445 Laconia Road ( Route 106 near Country Kitchen Bread Outlet) in Belmont. Members of the non-profit organization will be selling trees from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekends and from 4 to 7 p.m. during the week. The sale will continue through Dec. 14, as supplies allow.

All proceeds from Christmas tree sales will go toward the effort of making high school football a reality for Belmont student-athletes. The organization is currently striving to fund raise toward the goal of creating a cooperative team with Gilford.

Belmont 8th graders who played for Gilford Silver Hawks contributed to an 8 and 2 season this year and experienced a championship win with a perfect record last season. These players are greatful for the experience they had with their Gilford team mates.

These 8th graders can not play next year unless Belmont High School can form a cooperative team.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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