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Meredith fireworks post-poned to Saturday

MEREDITH — Due to the threat of impending inclement weather, fireworks in Meredith will be postponed to Saturday July 5 at 9:30 pm. The fireworks will be preceded by a band concert at 7 p.m.

The Greater Meredith Program wants everyone to enjoy the fireworks display and safety is the first concern. The Fire Marshall for the State of New Hampshire requires 300 feet to be isolated around the area of the fireworks, no vehicles or spectators are permitted. To comply with safety regulations, the Meredith Boat Ramp and Town Docks will be closed from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. In addition, Rt.3 from Lake Street to Rt. 25 will be closed at 8:30 p.m. and re-opened at approximately 10:30 p.m. Traffic will be diverted from Rt.3 onto Lake St. and then to Main St. to avoid the closed section of Rt. 3.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:09

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Local students win Plan NH scholarships


Students from Meredith and Franklin are among students from across the state who have been awarded scholarships by Plan NH, an organization of organization of planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers, and others.

Local scholarship recipients are Nick Swedberg of Meredith, an architecture student at Virginia Tech, and Iv Shqevi of Franklin, studying architecture at UNC Charlotte.

Plan NH awarded the scholarships -- $30,000 in all -- in partnership with the NH Charitable Foundation. Recipients, who are studying in a field related to planning, design, and/or development of the built environment, were honored at special dinner and program held at the Centennial Hotel in Concord.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:57

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Author at Wright Museum on Tuesday

WOLFEBORO — Author Marina Dutzmann Kirsch will talk about her World War II book "Flight of Remembrance" on Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the Wright Museum of WWII History.

Kirsch's book recalls the story of a Latvian aeronautical engineering student who is forced to repatriate to Nazi Germany before the first Soviet takeover and the German woman he meets in 1940 in Berlin. Besides being a love story, "Flight of Remembrance" also chronicles how a young man's engineering dreams were fulfilled despite the chaos, destruction and upheavals of war.

Admission to Kirsch's talk is free for Wright Museum members and $7 for non-members.

Admission includes access to all of the museum's exhibits.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:53

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Ashland Library Holding Book Sale July 12

ASHLAND — The Friends of the Ashland Town Library will hold a book sale by donation on the Library grounds from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 12. Those donations will be used for improvements at the Town Library, as the Friends support the Library through the purchase of books, videos and equipment and by funding programs and other services.

The Ashland Town Library is located at 41 Main Street in downtown Ashland, at the junction of Routes 3 and 25 with Route 132. Come to find some good books or videos and to support Ashland's public library.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 09:51

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