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Participants sought for city Memorial Day Parademorial Day

LACONIA — This year it is the Wilkins-Smith American Legion Post 1's turn to host and organize the Memorial Day parade and services.

The parade will assemble at Wyatt Park in the South End, on Monday, May 26, and is scheduled to get under way at 10 a.m.
Post 1 Adjutant Earl Beale says the post still does not have a curent list for points of contact for the various civic groups, Scouts or Civil Air Patrol. He is asking any of these groups which wish to march in the parade on Monday, May 26, to contact the American Legion weekdays after noon at 524-9728 or to call Beale directly at 455-2026.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 07:55

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Historical Society program to focus on events during Revolution

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Historical Society will meet on Monday, May 12, at the Moultonborough Public Library at 7 p.m. The program for the evening will be "The Other Side of Midnight:A Visit With Rachel Revere."

This living history program by Joan Gatturna tells a remarkable story of tea, trouble and revolution related by the woman who rode through life with Paul Revere. Rachel Revere tells of the Boston Tea Party, the Midnight Ride and the Siege of Boston. Gatturna will recount these events through the eyes of a woman who engineered the escape of her family from occupied Boston and smuggled money to the Sons of Liberty.

This is a New Hampshire Humanities Council Program and is co-sponsored by the Moultonborough Historical Society and the Library. For more information call the library at 476-8895.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 11:03

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Cackleberries Artists in the Garden event Saturday

MEREDITH — An "Artists in my Garden" event returns to Cackleberries Garden & Gift Shop in Meredith on Saturday, May 10. It is a good place to spend some time with Mom. There will be pottery making with Trish Eisner. She will be showing new designs that include a sushi server and her popular Mommy Pots, affordable for little folk to purchase for Mom's big day.

Marilee Sundius of Sundius Studios will be having water color painting sessions for mother and child. The result is a take home card.

The third artist is the well-known watercolorist, oil painter and pastel artist Christine Hodecker-George. She will be painting all day in the garden on current works.

Cackleberries' new inventory of plants and gifts add to the fun making the event an all-around good time.

All the events begin at 10 a.m.  Cackleberries is at 419 Route 3 by the police station where there is plenty of parking. Call 279-8728 for more information.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 10:18

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Franklin Savings Bank awards $20,000 in grants for community projects

FRANKLIN — Spring and summer projects will now benefit from over $22,300 awarded by Franklin Savings Bank through the Fund for Community Advancement. The FSB Fund has awarded 150 grants totaling over $767,600 to non‐profit community organizations and agencies.

Five local groups will be benefiting from this round of grants, these groups are as follows: Copper Cannon Camp provides underprivileged kids with an unforgettable experience that includes all the traditional fun of summer camp: swimming, hiking, archery, campfires, team‐building fun, and more. A $2,500 grant from FSB's Fund will help Copper Cannon provide this wonderful experience to campers from central NH.

Franklin Boys and Girls Club Boys and Girls Clubs serve to compliment vital community resources in providing recreational, social and educational programs for children from grade school through high school. FSB's Fund has awarded a $7,500 grant to the Concord Boys and Girls Club to assist with the opening of an after school and summer camp program at their Franklin location in St. Gabriel's Parish Hall.

Paul Smith School Parent Teacher Organization will also be receiving funds. The Garden Project at the Paul Smith Elementary School helps children reconnect with the agricultural roots and traditions of Franklin. Students have built and maintained raised beds for a butterfly garden, a teaching garden, and a food sharing garden. A $2,000 grant from the FSB Fund will help the Garden reach its goal of growing fresh vegetables and fruits to donate to local food pantries and soup kitchens.

Tapply Thompson Community Center and Kelley Park Playground. The Kelley Park Playground is the only play space of its kind in the Bristol area and is well used by local schools and families. A park that is loved this much needs frequent repairs and maintenance. A $7,000 grant from Franklin Savings Bank will allow the Kelley Park to refurbish and replace key structures at this busy children's play place.

Tilton‐Northfield Recreation Council. The Pines Community Center, which is maintained by the Tilton‐Northfield Recreation Council, provides meeting and function space for more than 45 community groups. Thousands of local people visit the center each year. Programs include youth sports, 4‐H, Little League, Boy and Girl Scouts, day care and summer camps, senior luncheons, dance classes, and so much more. A $3,300 grant from Franklin Savings Bank will enable the Pines Community Center to replace the hot water circulating pump, which is so critical to many of the programs, as well as to the safety and sanitation of the Center.

"Awarding the Fund for Community Advancement grants is one of the highlights of our community support," says Jeff Savage, FSB President and CEO. "Franklin Savings Bank is pleased to help our neighbors accomplish such worthy goals. It's an honor to be a part of these organizations' efforts."

For more information on how to apply in the competitive process, visit www.fsbnh.com or call Dorothy Savery at (603) 934‐8316. Connect with them on Facebook at facebook.com/franklinsavingsbank for news and community updates.


Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 09:53

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