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Gilmanton Year-Round Library to host talks on loons and Algonkian Indians

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Year-Round Library continues their summer event series with presentations on loons and New Hampshire Native American.

Loons - their natural history, challenges and successes in New Hampshire will be the subject on Saturday, July 12, at 4 p.m. Harry Vogel, executive director of the Loon Preservation Committee, will offer an illustrated description of the trials and tribulations of these ever-fascinating birds.
Algonkian New Hampshire brings Dartmouth Professor Jere Daniell to the Library on Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. He will talk about the Indians which occupyied territory within the boundaries of what is now New Hampshire shared language patterns subsequently labeled "Algonkian." He will describe the nature of pre-contact society, changes triggered by contact, Indian life after Europeans settled virtually all Granite State land, and the origins of recent growth in New Hampshire's Indian population. The program is sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.
All programs are free and open to the public. Donations to support the Library are always welcome. The Library is located on NH Route 140 opposite the Gilmanton School.

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Antiqu & classic cars at the Castle

MOULTONBOROUGH -- The Antique & Classic Automobile Event will return to the Castle in the Clouds on Saturday, July 12, as it celebrates its centennial.

Organizers say this year's event will be the biggest and best yet. Examples of antique and classic automobiles dating from the turn of the century through 1974 will be on display in the Meadows by Shannon Pond from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will also feature the return of the 1911 Stanley Steamer Roadster personally owned by Thomas Plant, the man who built the Lucknow estate. In honor of the Lucknow Centennial, Brent Campbell, the vehicle's current owner, has offered to display this historic automobile during the event.

All production automobiles built before 1975 are welcome. Register online at www.castleintheclouds.org. Registration fee is $25.

Castle in the Clouds is located off  Route 171 in Moultonborough. Participating automobiles can enter the grounds via Ossipee Park Road off Route 171 / Old Mountain Road, or the original scenic estate road accessed at the Main Entrance Gate on Route 171 (455 Old Mountain Road).

Spectators visiting the Automobile Event only must enter the grounds via Ossipee Park Road off of Route 171.

There is a $5 admission fee per person for spectators.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from The Carriage House Café, Cones in the Clouds, MacDaddy's Rollin Smoke BBQ, and Big Love Mexican Diner.

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DOT holding meeting on July 15 about improvements to Meredith intersection

MEREDITH — A combined public officials/public informational meeting will be held Tuesday, July 15, at 6 p.m. to discuss proposed intersection safety improvements on NH 104 at Meredith Center Road and Chase Road in Meredith, the state Department of Transportation has announced.

The meeting will take place at the Meredith Community Center, Meeting Room B, 1 Circle Drive, in Meredith.

The purpose of this meeting is to present information regarding the proposed project. The meeting is also to solicit public comment in order to ensure that the project decisions meet public transportation needs, community goals, and protect and enhance the environment.

Anyone needing assistance or auxiliary communication equipment due to sensory impairment or other disability, should contact the Bureau of Right-of-Way, NHDOT, PO Box 483, Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0483 or call 603-271-3222 – TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964. Notification for the need of assistance should be made at the earliest convenience.


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Gospel trio performing in Rumney

RUMNEY — Southern Gospel music trio, The Hyssongs, will perform in concert at the Rumney Bible Conference at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 5.

The concert is free, but an offering will be taken up during the performance.

Dell, Susan and Richard Hyssong travel full-time as The Hyssongs. Their family ministry combines family vocal harmony, trumpet and trombone to bring audiences their Christ-centered message, shared through the powerful medium of music. The family's classical music background underpins a distinctive sound that has entertained audiences throughout the United States and Canada.

The group has been singing together as a family for more than 15 years. In that time, The Hyssongs have received many accolades for their inspirational Southern Gospel sound. The group was voted a Top 5 New Trio during the 2013 Singing News Fan Awards. They have also consistently placed songs on Southern Gospel Top 40 charts, such as the 2013 single, "Oh What Name."

The Hyssongs perform at more than 250 events each year throughout the United States and Canada. They minister in churches, auditoriums and on Gospel singing cruises, as well as on television and radio. Working with the Inspire label, The Hyssongs record at the Chapel Valley Studio in Sharps Chapel, Tenn.

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