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Catholic Parish to Host Retreat with Renowned Speaker

LACONIA — St. Andre Bessette Roman Catholic Parish will host a spiritual retreat with Fr. Michael Gaitley on Saturday, February 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church located at 291 Union Avenue in Laconia.

Fr. Michael Gaitley will join parishioners for a day of reflection on the message of Divine Mercy and our access to the tender depths of God's merciful love in and through the heart of Jesus.

Anyone interested – even non-Catholics – are invited to attend. There is a $10 registration fee, payable in advance or at the door. A box lunch will be provided for an additional $10 for those who register by February 19. For more information contact the parish office at 524-9609 or visit www.standrebessette.org.


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Comfort Food Buffet cancelled

MEREDITH — The Comfort Food Buffet, scheduled to be held this evening at the First Congregational Church of Meredith, has been cancelled. For more information call 279-6271.

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Lakes Region Camera Club Presentation by Alan MacRae on 'Portraits of Laconia'

LACONIA — On Thursday February 6 the Lakes Region Camera Club was pleased to have Alan MacRae give the members a presentation on "The Portraits of Laconia."

His program was in regard to 19 residents of Laconia and surrounding towns who were selected as having made outstanding contributions to their communities. Allen had heard of another photographer who had completed a project of this type in another area and realized that it would be appropriate for this area as well. In collaboration with Brenda Meade, president of the Laconia Historical Society, candidates' names were submitted and selections made.

As a well-known photographer, Alan proceeded to contact the candidates and was able to take their portraits. He has learned from at least one great portraitist that a good portrait should result in the viewer wanting to learn more about the person in the portrait. To this end, he was able to record their conversations as he photographed them. This resulted in his being able to relay to us some details about their backgrounds, occupations and the social activities that have come to benefit the people in many areas. His comments were of both a formal nature as well as anecdotal.

The slides that Alan selected were taken with the candidates in a natural setting for each. The portraits have been exhibited in Laconia at the Public Library and the Belknap Mill. Near the end of his presentation he showed the attendees a short slide show of subjects that he had photographed in various venues. In addition he described the camera equipment that he used to take the photos.

The next phase of his project will be to present it in book form so that it will be preserved as part of the Laconia areas' history.

The Lakes Region Camera Club is a local organization of photographers of many skill levels, and welcomes guests to attend a meeting or two before joining the Club. The Club Meetings are held at The Trinity Episcopal Church, in Meredith, on the First and Third Thursdays of the month with presentations, competitions, field trips, and other activities. Scheduled meeting times are 7-9 p.m. For more information, see the club website at www.lrcameraclub.com or call Phyllis Meinke at 603-340-2359.

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Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative meeting next Friday

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative will hold a membership meeting on Friday, Fen. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Starr King Unitarian Church Function Room, Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth.

It will be a potluck and BYOB event at PAREI will provide non-alcoholic drinks and a variety of food to compliment what members bring. Bring an appetizer, main dish or dessert to share. The facility will provide dishes and utensils. No RSVP necessary.
The agenda includes:
- Membership Sharing,
- Solar Energy Incentives for 2014,
- Update on the 120KW Solar PV Installation at the Plymouth Water and Sewer Treatment Plant (Grant awarded on December 20, 2103),
- Community Solar and Group Net-metering Update
- Presentation by John Francis, Facilities Supervisor for SAU #48. The Plymouth High School is renovating their Career and Technical Center. The renovation, (funded with 75% federal funds) will include a woodchip plant for heating, a solar water heating system and a solar photovoltaic (pv) system. Come hear the details directly from John Francis and put Tuesday, March 11 on your calendar for the SB2 vote on the budget.
Those who have a question about the Plymouth High School Renovation and Woodchip Plant/Solar Project can e-mail John Francis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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