LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society has placed ''The Faces of Laconia'' on display at the Belknap County Nursing Home.
Alan MacRae, a local freelance photojournalist introduced his project called "The Faces of Laconia" in a presentation to the residents and staff of the facility.
''About a year and a half ago, Alan approached LHMS with an idea he had to photograph and interview a list of individuals whom he thought had made significant contributions to the City of Laconia. We accompanied Alan as he interviewed and photographed his subjects. The interviews - always interesting and enlightening - were typically about an hour long. We are excited to have him share the results of this amazing project with all of us,'' says Brenda Polidoro, executive director of the Laconia Historical and Museum Society.
'The Faces of Laconia' on display at the Belknap County Nursing Home. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Friday, 13 September 2013 07:55
FRANKLIN — The documentary "Northern Trespass" will be shown at the Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 21.
"Northern Trespass" has been described by its creators, Indian Stream Productions and Attagirl Records of Campton, as an expose on the Northern Pass, a controversial project of over 180 miles of 1200 mw transmission line from the Canadian border through central New Hampshire and down to Deerfield where the electricity will be exported to southern New England.
Northern Pass was initially revealed to the public in 2009 and has been a subject of contention throughout the state since then. Thirty-three towns in New Hampshire have passed ordinances opposed to the project and all state environmental agencies have come out against it. In 2012 the State passed a law prohibiting the use of eminent domain for elective transmission projects which eliminated that option for the Northern Pass project.
The "Northern Trespass" documentary investigates how the Northern Pass steel lattice towers, some of which are estimated to be as tall as 155 feet, will affect property values, the tourism industry, the White Mountain National Forest, the Appalachian Mountain Scenic Trail, historic sites as well as the scenic beauty of New Hampshire.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:10
MEREDITH — The First Congregational Church in Meredith will be hosting a fundraising brunch on Sunday, September 15 beginning at 11 a.m. The "Circle Program" will be receiving a portion of the funds raised at this month's brunch.
The local Circle Program's mission is to provide socially and economically disadvantaged New Hampshire girls with the skills, courage and confidence they need to handle the challenges in their lives. They do this by providing the girls with a unique combination of adult and peer support delivered through residential summer camp and year-round mentoring. The Circle Program serves girls in 29 towns throughout the greater Plymouth, Meredith, Laconia and Concord areas. The girls are referred to the program as they enter the fifth grade and may participate in the Circle Program until they graduate from high school.
Cost of the Brunch is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-10, and free for those under six years of age. All are welcome to attend the Brunch at located 4 Highland St, Meredith.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:07
GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a Senior Moment-um program on Monday, September 16. Participants will meet at the Community Church, Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. for breakfast and a movie, the classic Jack Nicholson film, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".
The movie and coffee are free of charge. Breakfast is available for anyone interested at $2 per person featuring cinnamon pancakes and sausage. Anyone interested in breakfast must RSVP by Friday, September 13 by contacting the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 10:04
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- ‘Underwater History of Winnipesaukee’ talk September 14
- Canterbury Artisan Festival taking place Saturday at Shaker Village
- Minot Sleeper Library to host author Maxwell MacPherson, Jr. on Saturday