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Local Mystery Author and NH's Poet Laureate to Visit Meredith Library


MEREDITH — The Meredith Public Library is hosting two special literary event this month.

First, The Mystery Book Group welcomes award winning mystery author Paul Doiron on Thursday, August 14 from 10:30-Noon. Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including The Poacher's Son, which won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel.

He will be leading the discussion on his newest book The Bone Orchard. Copies of the book can be picked up at the main desk, but you do not have to read the book to attend the discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Meredith Library.

On Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. we welcome New Hampshire's State Poet Laureate, Alice B. Fogel. Ms. Fogel will be leading a workshop based on her book Strange Terrain: a Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader and will show the group how not to get poetry, but to let it get you. Have you always wanted to understand and feel more comfortable reading poetry? Then this presentation is not to be missed and is paid for by a grant from the NH Humanities Council and by the Friends of the Meredith Library.

Both events are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

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Inter-Lakes Collaborative for Seniors plans Active Living Fair for Sept. 25

MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes Collaborative for Active Seniors (ICAS) is planning an "Active Living Fair" to be held on Thursday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Community Center.

The Inter-Lakes Collaborative for Active Seniors (ICAS) was incepted in late May when the Community Action Program (CAP) renounced its affiliation in Meredith. As a newly established organization whose mission is to "make the lives of seniors more livable by promoting education, fitness, collaboration and fellowship", the collaborative has partnered with local businesses to promote their mission. Local presenters include massage therapists, nutritionists, yoga instructors, alternative pain managers, registered nurses, aging population specialists, and financial advisors.

Additional local business are encouraged to become involved in the fair by presenting or sponsoring the event. To get involved please contact Bob Franks at 279-8267 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Ashland Historical to host program on the U.S.S. Constitution

ASHLAND — Brad Wolff will present a free program, "The U.S.S. Constitution- All Hands on Deck!" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, at the Ashland Railroad Station Museum.

Brad Wolff, the recently retired Social Studies teacher at the Ashland Schools, participated in the 2013 summer seminar on the U.S.S. Constitution presented in Boston by the National Endowment of the Humanities. The program will cover the construction, service record and history of the U.S.S. Constitution, America's oldest commissioned naval vessel. This free public program is sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society, which will serve refreshments.

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Bristol Rotary Penny Sale on August 14

BRISTOL — The Bristol Rotary Club will its' Annual Penny sale on Thursday, August 14 at 6 p.m. at Newfound Memorial Middle School on Lake Street in Bristol.

Now in its 62nd year, the Rotary Penny sale is one of New Hampshire's longest running annual fundraisers. Last year alone, the Club raised over $9,000 for scholarship funds for local youths in the Newfound area seven town school district.

The Penny sale works as follows: there are 3 prize rounds throughout the night offering 100 or more prizes in each round. Rotarians sell tickets for $1 each prior to each round. If a person's ticket is drawn, they win a prize and their ticket goes back into the drum to be eligible to win again and again. The more tickets a person buys, the better chances they have being drawn for a prize. They will have Grand Prizes at the end of the 3 rounds which include a Shop & Save Gift Card, Kindle Fire, Mountain Bike from Rhino Bike Works, Picnic Table from RP Willams, Scratch tickets from Shackett's Store, CASH and 125 gallons of home heating oil from Dead River Company.

A 50/50 Raffle to benefit Bristol Community Services, 100 sweepstakes raffle to benefit the TTCC Summer Scholarship Fund, and a Silent Auction to benefit Rotary Charities will also be held. Refreshments will be on sale. For further information contact President Greg Gorski at Bristol Shop & Save or any Bristol Rotarian. 

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