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History of Civil War memorials to be discussed in New Hampton

NEW HAMPTON — In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the New Hampton Historical Society will present the program, Vanished Veterans: New Hampshire's Civil War Monuments and Memorials, Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Gordon-Nash Library, Main Street, New Hampton.

Beginning with obelisks of the 1860s and continuing to re-mastered works of the 21st century, Civil War historian George Morrison will present a diverse selection of New Hampshire's commemorations and memorials.

New Hampshire towns did not erect monuments to prior wars. But the emotional and family toll, unprecedented in American history, drove the decision to honor our local soldiers and sailors of the War of Rebellion. From Seabrook to Colebrook, Berlin to Hinsdale, New Hampshire's towns, individuals and veterans organizations erected a fascinating assortment of memorials to The War of the Rebellion. It was not until 1920 that the town of New Hampton erected its monument, an inscribed stone placed in the town square.

This program is funded in part by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. For information you may contact the Gordon-Nash Library, 744-8061 or Gordon DuBois 279-0379.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 09:24

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Holy Trinity will hold annual Spring Auction April 5

LACONIA — Holy Trinity School's annual Spring Auction will be held at Saturday, April 5 at 5 p.m. The 2014 HTS Spring Auction is presented by Bank of New Hampshire and AutoServ of Tilton; and, takes place at the St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall, 31 Gilford Avenue, Laconia.

Proceeds from the evening's events support the School's financial aid scholarship program, advanced curriculum components and the continued classes of art, music and physical education. The evening's silent and live auctions feature local and regional gift certificates and products.  As always, guests will be treated to a delicious dinner by our local Laconia food and beverage experts.

This year's auction block includes items such as a paddleboard, Red Sox tickets, NHMS July race tickets, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook Inner Circle Membership, weekend get-a-ways, spa services; and, of course, those coveted Lake Winnipesaukee summer camp gift certificates. Silent auction bidding begins at 5 p.m. followed by dinner with live auction excitement starting promptly at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person and while reservations are encouraged, walk-ins are always welcome. Ticket fees will be waived for those groups of 10 or more wishing to reserve a table in advance. For your tickets, call Holy Trinity today at 524-3156.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 10:28

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Sanbornton Film Series Features 'Five People You Meet in Heaven"

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church – UCC in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library is sponsoring a Film Series held on the first Wednesday of every month on the second floor of the library. Show time is 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Everyone is welcome.

The second film, to be shown on April 2, will be "Five People You Meet in Heaven" taken from Mitch Albom's novel of the same name.

Mitch Albom wrote the screenplay for this made-for-television adaptation of his best-selling story, which offers a novel perspective on life, death, and the meaning of our existence. Eddie (Jon Voight) is an elderly maintenance man who has spent most of his life keeping the rides at an amusement park in good repair; Eddie has had a hard life, sustaining a serious injury during World War II and losing his wife, and he often wonders what the purpose behind it all is. One day, Eddie is killed while trying to save a young girl who has fallen from a ride, and in the afterlife, he's greeted by five people he knew during his lifetime, who explain to him what the key moments in his life were, and what was to be learned from them.

Following the film a discussion will be led by Rev. Ruth Martz.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 10:25

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Gilmanton Thrift Shop Holding Bag Sale

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church Thrift Shop is holding a bag sale going through April 5 as it prepares to fill its racks with a spring/summer clothing line. Fill a shopping bag with as many items as possible for $10 a bag and receive a reusable cloth shopping bag for free.

All individual purchases during this time will be at 50% off. 

Starting on April 14, the Thrift Shop will also be open on Monday's from 1 – 5 p.m.

The Food Pantry has started collecting foods for Easter Baskets. Foods needed include turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, pineapple, canned vegetables, potatoes, onions, pickles, olives, sugar, muffin mix, cocoa, coffee, juice, eggs, milk, margarine, rolls, cake mix and frosting. We also try to make something special for the children. Materials for "bunny baskets" consist of buckets, grass, egg dye kits, plastic eggs, Easter candy, chocolate crosses, small toys/trinkets.

The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop has a new mailing address. Correspondence and/or monetary donations should be mailed to Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237. Our physical location remains the same at 1817 NH Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works. Hours are Wednesdays, 3–7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. And, starting Monday, April 14 Mondays from 1- 5 p.m. The telephone number is  603-364-0114.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 10:23

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