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5th Annual Youth Fishing Derby and 25th Annual Chowderfest & Brews at Waterville Valley

WATERVILLE VALLEY — Waterville Valley will host the fifth annual Casting for Kirby Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 24 and the 25th annual Chowderfest & Brews in Town Square on Sunday, May 25. The events will kick off summer and showcase some of New England's finest chowder and brews, which will be available for sampling.

The youth fishing derby on Saturday will feature many varied prizes and a raffle. Participants can pre-register for the derby or sign up Saturday morning starting at 8 a.m.

At Sunday's Chowderfest the public will vote for their favorite, and the winning chef will take home the Golden Clam Award. Tickets will be available during the event from noon to 2 p.m. The celebration will include live music in the afternoon, accompanied by a brew tent featuring Smuttynose seasonal beers.

An evening concert rounds out the evening. For more information call the Town Square at 603-236-8175.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:09

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Genealogy group to learn about finding female ancestors on May 6

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Public Library, in conjunction with The Lakes Region Genealogical Interest Group, is continuing its series of genealogical workshops on Tuesday, May 6, at 10 a.m. This month's workshop features a webinar presentation by Leland K Meitzler entitled Finding Your Female Ancestors and will outline twenty-eight often overlooked sources for finding elusive maiden names both in the United States and foreign counties. The workshop is free and open to all.
Besides invaluable information about finding maiden names, Meitzler sheds light on other sometimes hidden pieces of genealogical information which are woven into the same documents. This presentation is a must for any avid or beginning genealogist who finds names and places eluding them or who wishes to document presently held information on their ancestors.
In addition to leading the researcher to microfilmed genealogical data, Meitzler's presentation also addresses the possible physical locations of essential information still not available on the Internet. As any seasoned genealogist knows, planning trips to historical societies, local libraries, physical locations of family settlements and graveyards constitutes some of the most exhilarating of genealogical experiences. As we enter into the summer and fall seasons, Meitzler gives to us a variety of ideas for family excursions and trips to those places of ancestral genealogical interest.
Meitzler has over fifty years of experience as an avid genealogist. In 1985 he founded Heritage Quest, one of the premier research sites for free access to U.S. census records, books, periodicals, Revolutionary War service records, and Freedman's Bank deposit records. Meitzler has also worked as the managing editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper and speaks nationally, having given over 2,000 lectures since 1983.

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Laconia Congregational Church Presents 'My Name is Rachel Corrie'

LACONIA — The Outreach committee of the Congregational Church of Laconia, UCC, 18 Veterans Square, presents My Name is Rachel Corrie on May 9 at 7 p.m. The play was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in England and has been subsequently performed all over the world in over 250 productions.
Rachel Corrie grew up in Olympia, Washington and traveled to Gaza at the height of the second intifada with the International Solidarity Movement in January 2003. On March 16 of that year, she was killed by an Israeli bulldozer while selflessly defending a Palestinian family's home that was to be demolished for the establishment of illegal Israeli settlements. Shortly after her death actor Alan Rickman (of Harry Potter fame) and journalist Katherine Viner compiled Rachel's lyrical and insightful writings into a one person show.
In the play we witness Rachel mature from a precocious and deeply perceptive adolescent to a young woman who finds her voice and her place in the world. There she felt she had an obligation to pursue peace in the face of unimaginable danger and suffering. Many have compared this journal to the writings of Anne Frank.
Ashley Malloy plays Rachel Corrie. This performance tour not only intends to tell Rachel's story, but also to raise awareness and funds for The Freedom Theatre in the West Bank, Palestine.The theatre was founded in 2006 as a place where young people could find refuge and transform their frustrations towards the Israeli Occupation into acts of theatrical creation.
The play is directed by Josh Perlstein, professor of Theatre at Central Connecticut State University.

The performance will be followed immediately by a discussion led by director Perlstein about the situation between the Israelis and Palestinians.

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Local students among winners of Knights of Columbus pro-life contest

CONCORD —The NH Knights of Columbus this month have made six $100 awards in the 18th annual Student Pro-life Essay/Poster/Video Contest, January 2014. The contest is open to any student sixth through twelfth grade, and College-aged amateur filmmakers in NH.

Entries were submitted last December 2013 for award in the National March For Life Contest in Washington, D.C. Then they are evaluated in NH. The Wolfeboro award recipient was Anne Peternel, and the recipients from Center Harbor are Bailey Draper and Cawood Thompson.

The contest will be conducted again this year with details available in September 2014. Entries for the 2015 awards will be due December 2014.

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