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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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Circle Trot Registrations Now Being Accepted

PLYMOUTH — The Circle Trot Community 10K, 5K and 2K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, April 13 starting at 9:30 a.m. at The Plymouth State University and Welcome Center on Rte. 175-A.

Proceeds will benefit the Circle Program and those who register online will receive a free T-shirt. Register online at Active.com before April 1 for discounted rates. Team registration is also available online.

The event is sponsored by the Bank of New Hampshire in collaboration with Plymouth State University.

Headquartered in downtown Plymouth, the Circle Program offers qualified NH girls a residential summer camp experience and year-round mentoring program. This life changing community program currently serves NH girls in 29 towns, spanning from Lincoln to Concord. The "Friends to the Finish" theme of the Circle Trot emphasizes the importance of mentoring in the lives of youth while encouraging the entire community to be active.
There will also be race day registration available from 7:30-8:30 am orR the night before from 4-6pm at the PSU Ice Arena and Welcome Center. Contact Brooke at (603) 536-4244 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 08:12

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Altrusa to Give Free Books to Kids

LACONIA — Altrusa of Laconia, in conjunction with the Granite State Reading Council, is busy planning a NH Family Literacy Day event which will be held on April 12th at Woodland Heights Elementary School in Laconia. From 9 a.m. am until noon, children attending the event will receive free books, as well as view exciting exhibits.

Exhibitors planning to attend include an interactive LEGO exhibit, geckos, an entomology exhibit, a Laconia Fire Truck, Smokey the Bear, Race Cars, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, NH Humane Society, Squam Lakes Science Center, Penny the Panda, Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, Laconia Police Department and much more. There is absolutely no charge to attend this event.

This is a statewide celebration of NH Literacy Day with similar events around the state. Altrusa is proud to have Laconia represented this year.

Altrusa is an international organization of volunteers who strive to improve their communities. Their primary focus is Literacy. For more information visit their website www.altrusalaconia.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 07:49

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