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‘Footnote’ is next in International Film Series shown at Laconia Public Library

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library will show the Joseph Cedar film "Footnote" on Monday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. This is another in the International Film Series shown monthly from September through June.

"Footnote" portrays the rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has a fierce dependency on the embrace and the accolades that the establishment provides. His father is a stubborn purist with a fear and profound revulsion for what the establishment stands for. Yet beneath his contempt lays a desperate thirst for some kind of recognition. The Israel Prize, Israel's most prestigious national award, is the jewel that brings these two to a final confrontation. This a tragicomedy film of ethical dilemmas and mistaken identities.

Both father, Eliezer, played by Shlomo Bar Aba, and son, Uriel, played by Lior Ashkenazi, have the same source for guidance in their lives. How this affects what they do brings about the sometimes funny and ironic twists to an award one wins.

"Footnote" won the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes in 2011.

"Footnote" joins previous films shown as a part of this series. They are displayed on a designated shelf at the Laconia Public Library as a part of their DVD collection. Library patrons are urged to visit this collection when in the library.

The Laconia International Film Series is open free to everyone. Brief informal discussion follows the film. Light snacks are provided. Feel free to bring a cushion for comfort in viewing the movie.

The Laconia Human Relations Committee is a committee of the mayor of Laconia dedicated to expanding our horizons for the appreciation of the diversity found among us and in the wider world. For more information, contact Len Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Carol Pierce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 09:31

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Lily's Angels and Pub Mania Charity Golf Tournament To Raise Money For The WLNH Children's Auction

SANBORNTON — Team Lily's Angels and Pub Mania will host a charity golf tournament at Den Brae Golf Coarse in Sanbornton on  Saturday, October 11. Admission will be $100 per person(teams of 4 required).

This includes 18 holes, golf cart, and a prime rib dinner following the tournament. There will also be a silent auction as well as raffles. Registration will start at 11 am and tournament will start at 12 pm. All proceeds will benefit the WLNH children's auction.

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Gilmanton Women’s Club to meet on Monday

GILMANTON — The next meeting of the Gilmanton Women's Club will be held at the home of Diana McElwee, 258 Loon Pond Rd, Gilmanton, on Monday October 6th at 1:30 p.m.
The Gilmanton Women's Club is a non-profit organization formed in 1971. Its mission is to help support, through various fundraising events, the Gilmanton Food Pantry, New Horizons, GYO, Boy Scout, and Girl Scout troops, and The Adopt-a-Family Program. Members also try to help neighbors in need, by donations of gift cards, money or time.
Those who would like to learn more about the club can contact or Bernadette Gallant, President at 364-7709, or Judy Bakos, Secretary at 267-5056, and/or visit www.gilmantonnh.org Community Gilmanton Women's Club

Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 09:12

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Blessing of the animals at St. Joseph Church


LACONIA — St. Andre Bessette Parish will hold its annual blessing of the animals at St. Joseph Church on Church Street in downtown Laconia on Sunday at noon.

The blessing ceremony for pets will take place near the statue of St. Francis outside the church. The custom of the blessing of animals serves as a remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, known for his love of animals and all creation, whose feast day is Oct. 4.

St. Andre Bessette is a Roman Catholic Parish serving Laconia, Lakeport, Gilford and the surrounding communities of the Lakes Region.

For more information, please contact the parish office at 524-9609 or visit www.standrebessette.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014 08:22

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