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Cemetery ceremony to honor departed mothers

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Cemetery Association will hold its second annual public Mother's Day event to be held on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Franklin Cemetery, off Thompson Park.

"This type of event is hosted by many cemeteries throughout this country. We named this event "Celebrating Moms" as it is to honor all moms living and past. We hope to share some lightheartedness and smiles into this celebration; we will also be accepting donations for the Greater Franklin Boys and Girls club, said Kris Meinhold, cemetery superintendent.

The program, which will last about one hour, will begin with a meet-and-greet with light refreshments followed by a brief address and prayer by a local clergy. After this all will have a chance at the podium to tell funny anecdotes and touching stories of their moms.

The event will close with a release of pink balloons where folks can write a message.

Their moms on them and we let them loose all at once to float to the Heavens. All moms will receive a carnation as a remembrance of this day.

As this is an outdoor event a rain date will be set for the following Sunday.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 09:11

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Gilford Senior-Senior prom, dinner set

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the GHS Student Council and GHS Interact Club is sponsoring a Senior/Senior Prom dinner and dancing evening for participants of the Senior Moment-um Program on Wednesday, May 14 at 5 p.m. in the Gilford High School Lobby.

A sit down dinner will be followed by a Senior/Senior prom with members of the High School Senior Class at 6 p.m. There is no fee for this program, but space is limited and participants must RSVP’s with the Parks and Recreation Department. Participants are also asked to provide song requests in advance.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 09:07

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Alton Book Chat Presents Author Cindy Davis

ALTON — Alton Book Chat will present special guest Cindy Davis, NH Author & Editor, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13.

Davis is originally from the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts. In 1989, she and her family moved to the four season state of New Hampshire, amid the mountains, lakes and year-round views. She's always enjoyed writing—even began her first novel at the age of 9. The book took place in Egypt and was titled "The Pyramid". The experts say "Write what you know" and that's probably why she never finished the story—until then, she'd never been further from home than Rhode Island.

When her second husband, Bob, encouraged her to go back to school, she enrolled in a Journalism & Short Story course. Just prior to graduation, she went to work for a small local magazine, learning the trade from the ground up: typesetting, layouts, formatting, along with her best loves—interviewing and writing. She wrote stories about local history, people and events, and went on to have a monthly column describing local walking tours that have since been compiled into two books.

After six years, Cindy left the company and began free-lancing; publishing 150 plus articles, and four novels over the next three years. She wrote a column for the local newspaper, a tongue-in-cheek piece about living with children in the 90s, soon to be published under the title Are We There Yet?—a title she says she had way before the movie.

In 1999, Cindy began a quarterly fiction magazine called PEEKS & valleys. In 2000, PEEKS' spinoff "Characters~Kids Short Story Outlet" was born. In 2003, she teamed up with fantasy author John Richters, to pen a Young Adult fantasy trilogy titled Desert Magic. She also edits for three publishing houses and has a free-lance critiquing service. She's energetic and upbeat, and prides herself on never having missed a deadline.

In her spare time, Cindy raises exotic finches, gardens, does needlework, reads, and hikes with her pair of miniature dachshunds.

Alton Book Chat, established in 1999, is a library-sponsored book discussion group that meets monthly, at  7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, in the Agnes Thompson Meeting Room (lower level entrance).

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 08:58

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Plymouth State University Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Planting

PLYMOUTH —  PSU's annual Arbor Day celebration on April 25 culminated with the planting of a Rose-of-Sharon "Red Heart" next to the Hartman Union Building.

The University's Director of Environmental Sustainability, Brian Eisenhauer was assisted by a group of preschoolers from PSU's Center for Young Children and Families in planting the tree. The ceremony marks the 18th year PSU has celebrated Arbor Day with a tree planting; in addition to beautifying campus, it serves as one of the institution's tangible commitments to environmental sustainability.

This year's commemorative tree, a beautiful Hibiscus syriacus, is a species of flowering plant reaching up to 13 feet in height, bearing large trumpet-shaped reddish flowers. It is native to Asia and is the state flower of Hawaii.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 09 May 2014 08:45

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