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LHS students selected to play for the All New England Jazz Festival

LACONIA — A select few students have been selected to represent Laconia High School on Tuesday, March 11th at Plymouth State University for the All New England Jazz Festival. The concert will take place in Hanaway Theatre at 5 p.m.

Students chosen include Mitchell Bailey on trombone, Andrew Emanuel on tenor sax, Mikayla Minor on trumpet, Denis Zecevic on electric guitar and Michael O'Brien on electric bass. These students were selected from among the top high school musicians in the New England area. Prior to the evening performance, musicians will rehearse during throughout the day under the guidance of guest jazz clinicians/conductors.

Tickets can be purchased in advance through the PSU Box Office by calling 535-2787 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .'; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text86802); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Free Workshop - My Child is Turning 3, Now What?

LACONIA — A free workshop: My Child is Turning 3, Now What? will be held Tuesday, March 18 from 9-11 a.m. at Lakes Region Community Services, 719 N. Main St., Laconia.

The workshop provides participants with information on the transition from Family Centered Early Supports and Services (ESS) to preschool special education. Participants will learn about the differences between ESS and special education and ways to work with both systems to make the transition smoother.

Pre-registration is required. Call the Parent Information Center at 603-224-7005 or email name, phone number, email address and the date of the workshop you would like to attend to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Dr. Bruce Heald publishing history of NH's Abenaki

MEREDITH — A History of the New Hampshire's Abenaki Indians written by  Bruce D. Heald, PhD, is being released this month by The History Press.

The native Penacook, Winnipesaukee, Pigwacket, Sokoki, Cowasuck and Ossipee tribes once thrived along the Granite State's great rivers.
Collectively known as the Abenaki, these "men of the east" have largely disappeared from New Hampshire. Shadows remain, from the boiling of
sap for maple syrup to the game of lacrosse and traditional corn-and-bean succotash.

Historian Bruce Heald has mined, curated and saved the real story of this land's first people. Learn the unwritten laws of hospitality, respect
for the aged, honesty, independence and courtesy. Discover celebrations and innovations in the good times until European disease epidemics and
hostilities forced their slow retreat, leaving an enduring legacy.

Heald is an adjunct professor of American history for the History and Philosophy Department at Plymouth State University; an associate
professor at Babes-Bylyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania; a periodic lecturer of "Wars in U.S. History" at West Point; a senior purser
aboard the MS Mount Washington; and the author of over forty books and numerous articles about the history of New England.
Dr. Heald is a graduate of Boston University, University of Massachusetts–Lowell and Columbia Pacific University. He is presently a fellow in the International Biographical Association and the World Literary Academy in Cambridge, England. Dr. Heald was the recipient of the Gold Medal of Honor for literary achievement from the American Biographical Institute in 1993. From 2005 to 2008, he was a state representative to the general court of New Hampshire. Dr. Heald resides in Meredith with his family.


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Gilmanton Holding Baseball, Softball Sign Ups

GILMANTON — GYO (Gilmanton Youth Organization) will be having baseball, softball and t-ball sign-ups the following dates:

March 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Gilmanton School Gym. This will also be a open gym time to warm up those arms, so bring your glove.
March 10 from 6:30-7 p.m. in the Gilmanton School Gym during Basketball Wrap-Ups
March 14 from 6:30-7 p.m. pm during PTA Family Luau.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 09:50

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