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Genealogy workshop scheduled in Wolfeboro

WOLFEBORO —The Wolfeboro Public Library, in conjunction with The Lakes Region Genealogical Interest Group, is continuing its series of genealogical workshops on Tuesday, April 1, at 10 a.m. The workshops, scheduled the first Tuesday of each month, feature methods of genealogical research and address both computer and manual techniques. The workshops are free and open to all.
The April program will feature the second half of a webinar by Megan Smolenyak. Smolenyak, who is recognized as one of today's foremost genealogists, is the chief genealogist for Ancestry.com and author of Who Do You Think You Are, the companion book to the TV series of the same name. Her presentation will be a continuation of what is known as reverse genealogy, or sometimes as forward genealogy.
This particular research technique brings to the family genealogist, by locating living descendants, an opportunity to locate those journals, diaries, obituaries, newspaper articles, old letters and often family Bibles which have thought to have been lost to the annals of family history.
For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 08:23

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Dunkin' Donuts to award 11 NH Scholarships

LACONIA — Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, and franchisees from New Hampshire Dunkin' Donuts restaurants continue to demonstrate their commitment to the community by offering $30,000 in college scholarships to 11 deserving New Hampshire students.

This is the 19th year that Dunkin' Donuts franchisees have awarded scholarships to local students who embody the mission to help those that serve others. Dunkin' Donuts franchisees have given more than $430,000 to New Hampshire students to date.

The scholarship program is open to any qualified New Hampshire student and special consideration will be given to students interested in pursuing careers in business, hospitality or food service industries. Scholarship applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Recipients will be chosen based on merit and financial need. Students with a grade point average of at least 3.25 and who demonstrate substantial volunteer or community service are given preference for funding. Other merit factors that will be evaluated include involvement in school activities and work experience. The deadline to apply is April 15.

In 2014, 10 scholarships, each in the amount of $2,500, will be awarded to high school seniors throughout New Hampshire who are enrolling full-time at a post-secondary institution — whether at a four-year, two-year or community technical school. In addition, one $5,000 award will be made to a student enrolling in the Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics (formerly Whittemore School) at the University of New Hampshire.

Awards will be announced by the end of April. Recipients and their parents will be invited by Dunkin' Donuts to attend a special event to honor their achievements in June at WMUR in Manchester. For more information on how to apply visit www.dunkindonuts.com/scholarship.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 08:21

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Bob Bengston taking part in Plymouth Organ Recital

 

PLYMOUTH — Organ builder Bob Bengston of the Laconia Congregational Church will be one of the featured musicians helping celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Plymouth Congregational Church during an organ/piano concert Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m.

The white church on the common was destroyed by fire in September, 1983 and a new Austin pipe organ has been installed to take the place of the instrument lost in the fire. Bengston maintains this instrument.

Appearing with Bengston will be organists Ralph Reynolds, PSU Prof. Robert Swift, Exeter Academy chapel organist Rob St. Cyr and the Plymouth church's own organist Fred Doscher of Meredith.

The concert will be followed by a supper.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 08:18

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‘Music Man, Jr.’ put on by Laconia Middle School

LACONIA — The Laconia Middle School drama club is putting on a production of "Music Man Jr."

There will be three performances: Thursday, March 27, Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29. All shows begin at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 08:14

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