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Local author to read from new book Monday at Moultonborough Library

MOULTONBOROUGH — Lakes Region poet Charlotte Cox will read from her newly published first book, Currents in the Stream, at the Moultonboro Public Library's monthly Evening of Poetry on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. The library is located at 4 Holland Street, the intersection of Routes 25 and 109.

Currents in the Stream, released this month by North Star Press, has already gathered high praise from New England's poetry luminaries. Patricia Fargnoli, Poet Laureate of New Hampshire 2006- 09, says: "Here among the wealth of these poems, you will find childhood memories, family relationships, lyrical poems of nature, of marriage, of travels, of loss and, finally, of a woman alone in the world redefining her place in it. These poems glow with clarity, close observation, and a sensitive perception of the world."

In addition, John-Michael Albert, editor of the Poets' Guide to New Hampshire and former Portsmouth Poet Laureate, declares: "The highs and lows, the tragedies and comedies, of Charlotte Cox's rich life compress beautifully into the structures of lyric poetry. This is poetry that leaves plenty of room for us, her readers, to fire up our sympathetic memories."

Cox's writing has won prizes in the Poetry Society of New Hampshire's National and Member Contests and in the River Run Seacoast Poetry Contest. Her poems have been published in the Poets' Guide to New Hampshire, The Poets' Touchstone, Piscataqua Poems: A Seacoast Anthology, and The Widow's Handbook (Kent State University Press, 2014). She has had articles published in Library Journal, Public Libraries, New Hampshire To Do, and Seacoast Living. An active member of Poets in the Attic in Wolfeboro, she has been a featured reader throughout the Lakes Region. Cox will be available to sign copies of her new book at intermission.

The second half of Moultonboro's poetry evening will offer unrestricted open mike time for poets, musicians, and other writers from the audience. Priscilla Burlingham, poet, artist, and organizer of this series, says: "We encourage our listeners to participate, so bring something to share. There will be a large display of books and CDs for sale and browsing, and ample time to meet other creative people."

This event is free and open to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be served.

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Ellacoya Chapter of Eastern Star’s final bean supper of the season is tomorrow


HOLDERNESS -- The Ellacoya Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold its final monthly bean supper for the season on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Squam Valley Masonic Building on Route 3-25 at the Center Harbor-Holderness town line.

Serving starts at 5 p.m. and continues until 6:30 p.m., or until food runs out. The building is handicap-accessible.

The menu choices include ham, meatballs, baked beans, potato casserole, salads and pies, all prepared by members of the chapter. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children, and are available at the door beginning at 4:30 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds is shared with local, state and national organizations, such as area Visiting Nurse Associations, food banks, American Cancer Society and scholarships for young people.


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Bruce Marshall & the Nor’Easters at Pitman’s Freight Room on Saturday

LACONIA — Dance with Bruce Marshall & the Nor'Easters Blues Band on Saturday November 1 at Pitman's Freight Room at  8 p.m. Admission is $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

The Nor'easters feature original music by Bruce plus a high energy mix of Allman Brothers Southern Rock, Blues, Soul and Funk. Bruce is a member of The Toy Caldwell Band (Marshall Tucker) and has performed with Dire Straits, BB King, James Montgomery, Kate Taylor, Susan Tedeschi and more.

Chuck Farrell Guitar and Vocals, Al Hospers on Bass, Eric Foye on drums, and Joe Alperti on sax.

Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 527-0043 for details and reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com


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Senior Momentum group heading to Fratello’s Restaurant on Monday for lunch

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a Senior Moment-um trip to the Fratello's Restaurant on Monday, November 3 for a delicious lunch.

The menu will include: a choice of soup or garden salad, an entrée choice of baked haddock or chicken parmesan, a dessert choice of chocolate cake or ice cream and a beverage choice of coffee, tea or soft drink; alcohol extra. Cost is $19 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.

Each participant is responsible for their own lunch cost. RSVP by Friday, October 31. For more information or to RSVP call the Parks and Recreation Office at 527-4722.

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