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Public Meeting on Transportation Plans at Moultonborough Library

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Carroll County Regional Coordinating Council (CCRCC) will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday August 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the Moultonborough Public Library 4 Holland Street to share information about options for accessing transportation, what the CCRCC is, and to gather input about public transportation in the region.

The information gathered during the listening session portion of the meeting will be incorporated into the update of the Regional Coordinated Transit Plan.

For more information about the meeting contact David Jeffers at Lakes Region Planning Commission 279-8171. Transportation is available for the meeting by calling 1-866-752-6890.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 09:03

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Architecture expert to speak at Belknap Mill

LACONIA — Architectural historian, television commentator and author, Richard Guy Wilson, will present 'Wild and Colorful: Victorian Architecture in Laconia and New Hampshire' on Thursday, August 14 at 6 p.m. The presentation will be held on the 3rd floor of the Belknap Mill in Laconia.

Wilson will speak about the architectural heritage of New Hampshire's Victorian buildings including; houses, mills, court houses, rail road stations, libraries, and stores created between the 1830s and early 1900s. This presentation will examine these unique buildings with a focus upon Laconia and the Lakes Region. During the lecture, Wilson will provide a slide show that explores elements of visual literacy and point out how architecture can reflect the cultural and civic values of its time and place.

Wilson holds the Commonwealth Professor's Chair in Architectural History at the University of Virginia, where he also serves as chair of the Department of Architectural History. A graduate of the University of Colorado and the University of Michigan, Wilson has received a number of academic honors, among them a Guggenheim fellow, prizes for distinguished writing, and in 1986 he was made an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He received the outstanding professor award at the University of Virginia in 2001. He has directed the Victorian Society's Nineteenth Century Summer School since 1979 that has been located in Boston, Philadelphia and currently Newport, RI. He has served as an advisor and commentator for a number of television programs on PBS, C-Span, History Channel and A&E; he appeared on most sixty-seven segments of America's Castles.

A frequent lecturer for universities, museums and professional groups, he has also published widely with articles and reviews to his credit. He is the author, joint author and/or editor of 16 books that deal with American and modern architecture. Among the most recent publications include Edith Wharton at Home: Life at the Mount (2012), Harbor Hill: Portrait of a House (2008) and a reissued new edition of Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village (2009).

Tickets for the presentation are $5 per person. To reserve a space for the presentation, visit www.belknapmill.org or call 524-8813.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 02:06

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Italian Cultural Club presenting ‘Knock Em Dead’ comedy/murder mystery on August 21

LACONIA — The NH Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club presents “Knock EM Dead,” a comedy/murder mystery with six possible endings. The play will be performed by The Streetcar Company on Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m., at the Belknap Mill, Laconia. Tickets are $20 per person. Call 496-3839 or 527-0551 for tickets.

Complementary coffee and dessert will be served during the break. The NH Lakes Region Cultural Club has been in the Lakes Region for over seven years and provides programs, dinners and occasional trips to promote knowledge of Italian Culture.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 09:24

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Belknap County 4H Fair this weekend

BELMONT — The 71st annual Belknap County 4H Fair, the biggest little agricultural fair in New Hampshire, begins Saturday August 9 at 9 am and will run through Sunday at 5 pm at the Fairgrounds on Mile Hill Road. Kids under ten and under have free admission and over 10 pay admission of $7 for a visit packed with fun and entertainment.

Their will be a children's midway with rides appropriate for young children.
The Belknap County 4H Fair has been providing fairgoers with great animal exhibits like ox pulls, draft horse demonstrations, and 4H youth animal displays. The historic Colonial Barn is chock full of the craft and educational products done by area youth with the 4H program.
The entertainment stage has ongoing musical entertainment with performances by Studio Two (a Beatles Tribute), Joel Cage, Tristan Ormand, The Central Baptist Church Choir and Lauren Hurley on Saturday. Back on Sunday will be Tristan Ormand, Joel Cage, fiddling by the Flip Side and Country Music's Jay Taylor. The entertainment is worth the admission price alone. Ed the Wizard will be the wandering wizard for the kid's enjoyment.
Kids and those young at heart will love the animals, games, and the carnival rides. And what little one doesn't love a pony ride? On Saturday is the exciting garden tractor pull and on Sunday the first time appearance of the motor "doodlebugs" Both Saturday and Sunday feature traditional kid's games like bubble gum blowing , pie eating contests, jello eating and water balloon throwing.
Come browse the exhibits, crafts and entertainment, check out the pulls and all those delicious traditional fair foods, Italian sausage subs, fries, onion rings, ice cream, fried dough, deep fried and pies and great grilling items will tantalize your taste buds.
For additional information and exact schedule, visit the Fair website at www.bc4Hfair.org .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 09:19

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