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Warren Huse will give history of Laconia's Urban Renewal Project

LACONIA — Local historian Warren D. Huse will speak before the Laconia Historical and Museum Society on "Urban Renewal" at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, at Laconia Public Library.
Huse, who compiles the History Pages that appear in The Citizen on Saturdays, will illustrate his PowerPoint remarks with photographs documenting the transformation of Downtown which took place from 1962-1975.
Drawing from the annual reports of the Laconia Housing and Redevelopment Authority, he will cover the highlights of the planning and execution of the $7,123,255 project which completely refurbished the area between Bank Square and South Main Street into a pedestrian mall which was originally intended to be covered with a roof.
As with many other projects, funding for the roof was ultimately not forthcoming and, after two decades as a pedestrian mall, Main Street was reopened to vehicular traffic and limited parking in 1995.
The meeting, in the basement auditorium, is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information contact Laconia Historical and Museum Society at 603-527-1278, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at www.laconiahistorical.org

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Ballard House Inn Honored by Tripadvisor

MEREDITH — The Ballard House Inn has been recognized as one of the top Bed and Breakfasts and Inns in the country through TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor.com is a travel website providing directory information and reviews of travel-related content.

The Inn was one of 25 properties receiving the 2014 Travelers' Choice award, which is based on reviews and opinions from travelers throughout the world.
Brian and Lynn Krautz are the owners and innkeepers of the Ballard House located on Parade Road in Meredith. They purchased the Inn in May 2012. For more information, visit their website www.ballardhouseinn.com

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Mountain Lake Chorale in Concert at Taylor Community

LACONIA — The Mountain Lake Chorale (MLC) returns to Taylor Community Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Woodside Building. The group will perform a number of selections with a Valentine's Day theme.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required to ensure seating. Call 524-5600, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The MLC was started in April 2009 and now has 14 members under the direction of Leslie McDonnell. Members of the group collectively travel about 575 miles to rehearse each week. They hail from nine different states originally and live in 10 towns throughout the Lakes Region.

Five members have bachelors of music or music education degrees and two have masters of music degrees. Ten members play a total of 14 instruments. The group has performed in 14 different states and 29 foreign countries. They bring a love of singing to their weekly rehearsals and hope to share that love with the audience Feb. 11.

Taylor Community is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community whose mission is to provide the highest quality retirement living options to support the independence, health and dignity of community residents. Visit www.taylorcommunity.org and check us out Facebook to keep up with all our events.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:53

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Irwin Automotive to Give Away Roses on Valentine's Day

LACONIA — Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Irwin Automotive hasn't forgotten. All day on Friday February 14 the dealerships will be handing out roses to any woman they see.

Irwin constantly looks to give back to the community and this is just another way of showing their appreciation and saying thanks. Stop in at any Irwin location for a special Valentine's gift.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:50

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