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Harvest Church Service to be held on Sunday at Smith Meeting House

GILMANTON — The annual October Harvest Church Service of the First Congregational Society in Gilmanton will be held on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. at the Smith Meeting House.

The Rev. Sydney Lovett, will be the guest preacher. Lovett, who lives in Holderness, has had a long and distinguished service to his congregations. Services are non-denominational and all are welcome. Organist Harriet Coupal will play a prelude and a postlude. Special music will be provided guest soloist.

After the service a pot luck dinner will be held in the meeting room downstairs. Ham, beans and salad along with beverages will be provided and worshipers are welcome to bring a covered dish or dessert. The meeting room has a capacity for 50 people. However, event organizers are requesting those interested in staying for the meal call 603-267-8151 to RSVP so we know how many will be in your party.


Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:33

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Presentation about Road Scholar Lifelong Learning progam at Taylor Community

LACONIA — On Monday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. Paula Wanzer will present the Road Scholar Lifelong Learning Adventures program "What's in a Name?" The event is free and open to the public and will be held at Taylor Community's Woodside Building.

Recently selected as the Lakes Region's New Ambassador to Road Scholar, Wanzer will share her experiences with the audience. She began teaching the programs in 1994 as a canoe instructor at Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro. In 2008 she started traveling with Road Scholar and continues to teach "Kayaking in the Adirondacks" today.

The Road Scholar's mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel. Since its inception, more than 5 million people have enrolled in 5,500 iconic educational adventures offered annually in 50 states and 150 countries around the world.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:28

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‘Celebrating Ashland’s Anniversaries’ on October 23

ASHLAND — On Thursday, evening, October 23, the Ashland Historical Society and the Ashland 150th Anniversary Committee will hold a joint program "Celebrating Ashland's Anniversaries, the 100th, the 125th and the 150th". The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ashland Baptist Church on Main Street.

David Ruell of the Historical Society will describe the past anniversaries of the creation of the Town of Ashland in July of 1868. The Centennial celebration filled eight days in late July of 1968. The 125th Anniversary was combined with the annual Independence Day celebration over a long Fourth of July weekend in 1993. The two celebrations shared some features, such as parades, fireworks and commemorative plates and publications, but differed in other events and projects.

After the historical talk, the 150th Anniversary Committee will discuss the planning for the upcoming sesquicentennial observance in 2018. That planning is still in its early stages, with some basic issues still to be decided. Should the anniversary be combined with the Fourth of July or celebrated separately? What events and projects should be included in the celebration? This will be an opportunity to hear of various proposals for the anniversary and to give the Committee some input on what townspeople would like to see in the 150th Anniversary. Refreshments will be served.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:17

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Franklin VNA & Hospice holding 9th annual wreath sale

FRANKLIN — Franklin Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, a non-profit agency, is holding its 9th annual wreath sale for the benefit of the Franklin VNA Hospice program from Monday, October 20 through Friday, November 7.

The hospice is a special concept of care provided by a team-oriented group of specially trained health professionals and volunteers. The primary goal of hospice care is to improve the quality of a patient's last days by offering comfort and dignity in the familiar surroundings of the patient's home and family. The Franklin VNA's Hospice program covers residents of the local area and benefits many families. The wreath sale is an important fundraiser for this self-supporting program.

"The wreaths are made locally by Three Rivers Wreath & Plant Company, which is located in Franklin, so they are fresh and so aromatic when we get them. People come to pick up their wreaths and we open the doors of the storage container and everyone just stands there and breathes in that wonderful pine smell", said Nancy Tryon, coordinator of the wreath sale.

The sale offers a variety of wreaths in 3 sizes, all but the largest size available either decorated or plain. Also available are 26" swags with bows and balsam garland. Prices range from $16 to $40 and bows can also be ordered. Orders will be delivered in time for Thanksgiving and will be available for pick-up on Monday, November 24 and Tuesdsay, November 25 at the Franklin VNA office.

Orders may be placed on the VNA website at www.vnafnh.org. Pictures of wreaths from past years may be seen on this site, also. To place an order over the phone, or for more information, call 934-3454.


Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:12

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