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Levey Park program for Alton Historical

ALTON — The Alton Historical Society program for Tuesday, August 19 will feature Executive Board member Nancy Downing, Chairman of the Levey Park Trustees. Her presentation titled Alton Bay's Best Kept Secret will begin at 7 p.m. on the lower level of the Gilman Library.  

The presentation will regard the history of Levey Park, a ten acre woodland nestled between the Merrymeeting River and Route 11. It will include an introduction to the namesake and benefactors of the park, followed by the development of the park, including the role of the Trustees, and finally, today's Levey Park.

The Alton Historical Society Programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the program and our Museum, also located on the lower level of the Library, will be open before and after the program. There will be a short business meeting before the the program.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 August 2014 09:19

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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.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 August 2014 08:31

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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.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 August 2014 08:23

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