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Priest at Greek church to lecture on 'The Bible in the Orthodox Tradition' on Sunday

LACONIA — In the ancient Christian tradition, Scripture is more than a mere recording of God's Revelation, says Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, it is a means of encountering the living God in his journey with humanity.

Father Pentiuc will deliver a special presentation entitled "The Bible in the Orthodox Tradition" at the Taxiarchai, Greek Orthodox Church here on Sunday, June 1 at 1 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend.

"Scripture is not simply read but rather performed during the church's liturgical services, where the believer becomes part of the biblical history," said Father Pentiuc.

His lecture is expected to take 45 minutes and time will be left to allow the audience to ask questions of him. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Social Hall following the presentation.

Father Pentiuc is the presiding priest at the local Greek Orthodox Church. He holds a Th.D in Old Testament from Bucharest University and a Ph.D in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. He is a tenured professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages and chair of the Religious Studies department at Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Mass.

Father Pentiuc is also editor-in-chief of the Orthodox Study Bible: The Old Testament with Notes and Introductions (Nelson, 2008) and the author of four books and numerous articles. He is the only Orthodox biblical scholar who was invited by Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem to contribute with a new translation and commentary on the book of Hosea for the Vatican endorsed international project, "The Bible in Its Traditions". His most recent book, "The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition", has just been released by Oxford University Press.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:07

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Ashland Library Receives $2,000 CLif Grant

ASHLAND — The Ashland Town Library is one of 12 public rural libraries in New Hampshire and Vermont to receive a $2,000 grant from the Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) of Waterbury Center, Vt.

The grant provides for new children's books to be selected by the town librarian, storytelling presentations for local children and new books for local children to keep.

In addition to children's books for the town library each local elementary school library receives a selection of 25 new books and local childcare centers receive 15 books. Professional storytellers give two presentaions to local children and children are treated to a free book giveaway before summer vacation begins.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:04

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NH Car Credit marks their one year anniversary

LACONIA  — Over a year ago the Irwin Automotive Group developed NH Car Credit to become NH's premier source for people trying to obtain auto loans, regardless of current financial conditions.

With the Irwin goal of 100% credit approval coupled with 40+ years of being financial specialists, NH Car Credit was born. In just one year, NH car credit has made driving a reliable car a possibility for over 300 credit challenged residents in our community.

"We have a passion for helping people in our community in any way we can. Bad things can happen to very good people. By creating NH Car Credit we have been able to help very good people get through tough times. We specialize in financing people who need a second chance or first time buyers just starting out," said Chris Irwin, Vice President of the Irwin Automotive Group.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 08:59

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Fly Fishing Workshop at Waterville Valley

WATERVILLE VALLEY —  If you're interested in what makes fly-fishing unique, how to tie your own flies and how to identify fish, the Fundamentals of Fly-Fishing Workshop is for you. This class will be held once a week for four weeks at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department on Saturday, May 31, June 7, 14 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Presented by the NH Fish and Game Department, Fundamentals of Fly-Fishing is a great opportunity to learn basic techniques, such as rod reel and line assembly, basic equipment, casting instructions, knots, fish habitat, forage, identification and ethics. The workshop fee is $10 per person.

These sessions, presented by the NH Fish and Game and Pemigewasset Chapter Trout Unlimited, include classroom time as well as a field trip to round off your fishing experience. All instructors are certified by the NH Fish and Game and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to help beginner anglers get started.

Equipment will be provided but it is suggested that you bring your own if you have it – recommended 5/6 oz. weight fly rod and reel, and 5/6 oz. weight floating line. The workshop is limited to the first 10 registrants. Must be at least 10 -years old to register and minors must be accompanied by parents. Hats and glasses are recommended for the casting season.

For additional information or to register contact the Waterville Valley Recreation Department, which is located at 11 Noon Peak Road, at 603-236-4695 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 08:57

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