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Meredith Baptist Church Hosting workshop on forgiveness

MEREDITH — The First Baptist Church will hold a workshop on forgiveness with featured speaker Leslie Leyland Fields on Sunday, May 18 from 6-8 p,m.

Fields is a writer, editor and national speaker who lives on Kodiak Island, Alaska,who has written eight non-fiction books and is on the editorial board of Christianity Today magazine.

Admission is free to the workshop. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 08:59

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Belknap GOP group to hear 2 candidates

BELMONT — Republican candidates for governor and the 1st Congressional District are scheduled to speak at the meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee on Wednesday, May 14 at 6:30 p..m at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Road.

Andrew Hemingway of Bristol, is a candidate for governor, who hopes to be able to challenge Gov. Maggie Hassan in November. And, Dan Innis of Portsmouth, is a candidate for Congress in the 1st District, who hopes to challenge U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in November.

They will discuss their reasons for deciding to run for public office, and will share with the Committee their philosophies and their positions on the issues affecting the state of New Hampshire. They are both facing primaries, so their appearance at this month's meeting will offer committee members the opportunity to ask questions to help them decide who to vote for on Sept. 9.

Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. As usual, those interested in having dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5 p.m.

The committee again is reminding everyone planning to attend to bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

For more information, please check the committee's website at www.BelknapCountyGOP.org, or send an email to committee chairman, Alan Glassman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:03

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Rubens to speak at Barnstead GOP gathering

BARNSTEAD — Republican U.S. candidate Jim Rubens will be the guest speaker at the Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC'G) meeting to be held today at 6:30 p.m. at J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant (upstairs dining room), 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Route 28), in Center Barnstead.

Rubens is hoping to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen November's election. However, to do so, he will have to prevail in a primary against a number of other Republican candidates. Rubens will share his reasons for choosing to run, discuss where he stands on the issues, and explain why he feels he's the candidate who can best represent New Hampshire in Washington, D.C.

BARC'G meetings are open to Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire. The meetings offer an opportunity to renew old friendships with those who have been away for the winter, to meet new people, and to question the candidates, all in an atmosphere of grass roots politicking at its best!

As usual, those interested in having dinner or who wish to socialize before the meeting, should plan to arrive as early as 5:30 p.m.

The committee requests those planning to attend to bring a non-perishable food item (cans of soup, tuna fish, etc, etc) to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

For more information, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email committee chairman Alan Glassman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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New Hampshire Music Festival single tickets are now on sale

PLYMOUTH — Single tickets for the 2014 New Hampshire Music Festival (NHMF) go on sale on Monday, May 12. The six-week season, July 8-August 14, will explore and celebrate the many facets of Romanticism, from the 18th century to the modern day.

The 62nd festival will take place in multiple venues throughout central New Hampshire. The Silver Center at Plymouth State University is the festival's primary venue, where it will offer full orchestra performances on Thursdays and Saturdays, and Tuesday night chamber performances.

"We are offering six weeks of orchestral masterpieces that not only celebrate The Romantic Spirit, but showcase the full range of sounds that only a live symphony orchestra can create. Our chamber music concerts, curated by our musicians, will be full of musical gems not to be missed. We'll perform beloved works of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, and others, but we will also discover exciting musical treasures, heard at the NHMF for the very first time," said music director Donato Cabrera. "We also welcome Dan Perkins, our new choral director and principal guest conductor, to the NHMF family. Maestro Perkins will begin his tenure by preparing the chorus for Verdi's Requiem, but expect to see him on the podium in the summers to come!"

The festival's educational outreach program, in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, will culminate this summer with a July 26 Family Concert, designed to entertain, engage and educate people of all ages.

The NHMF also continues its 603 Series, reaching new audiences with chamber performances throughout New Hampshire.

Highlights of the season include concertos by Vivaldi, Mozart, Piazzolla, Milhaud, Conus, and Copland, and the festival will welcome four internationally renowned soloists to sing Verdi's Requiem. In partnership with The Walden School, a summer music camp in Dublin, NH, Nathaniel Stookey will be the first composer-in-residence in a new concert series called Composer Portraits. Stookey's The Composer is Dead, one of the most widely performed pieces of classical music composed in the last 10 years, will be performed alongside music by composers who Stookey admires.

Bank of New Hampshire is the festival's first lead corporate partner, providing sponsorship for this season. Support is also provided by the Lincoln Financial Foundation.

Single tickets range from $15-$69. Six-concert subscription packages start at $110. New offers this summer include a three-concert Saturday night package and a flexible multi-concert option (buy 3+ concerts and get up to 10% off single ticket prices). Discounts are available for students and children.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.nhmf.org or through the Silver Center Box Office at 603.535.2787 or 800.779.3869, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Season details can be found at www.nhmf.org.

The New Hampshire Music Festival is a six-week summer music festival that honors the tradition of classical music while exploring new artistic paths. The NHMF strives to connect the Lakes Region with an engaging, immersive festival experience by presenting world-class performances, creating strong collaborations with community partners, and offering educational programs to students of all ages.

The festival was founded in 1952 as a small chamber orchestra performing on Melody Island in Lake Winnipesaukee and has grown to be a highly-valued community asset. Every summer during July and August, musicians from around the country come to Plymouth to perform well-known classics and contemporary works


Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 01:07

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