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Hawk Squadron Civil Air Patrol Open House Thursday

LACONIA — The Hawk Composite Squadron, New Hampshire Wing Civil Air Patrol, will hold its Spring Open House at the Laconia Municipal Airport on February 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Anyone interested in joining this organization as either a cadet member or adult member, should attend this meeting. Any questions they may have will be answered, including information regarding flight training and scholarship opportunities. Refreshments will be provided.

NH Wing, Civil Air Patrol will have several displays to include a Cessna 182 aircraft, emergency services vehicles and equipment to further demonstrate its Search and rescue capabilities. Aerospace Education will display model rockets and aircraft built by our members. There will be a recruiting booth for those ages 12 to adult interested in the three missions of Civil Air Patrol which are Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education and Emergency Services.

For more information regarding the Open House, contact either Nick Orgettas, Capt. (CAP) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more infomation on the Civil Air Patrol refer to httpz//hawksquadron.nhcaucadetsora


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 10:37

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GMP To Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Annual Meeting

MEREDITH — Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Greater Meredith Program Board of Directors will host its annual meeting on Thursday, February 13 in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing in Meredith.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and hors d' oeuvres, followed by a program honoring a "Decade of Accomplishments" for the GMP. The celebration is free and all are welcome to attend, but an RSVP is required by February 7 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 279-9015.

GMP President Rob Stephens and Executive Director Liz Lapham along with committee chairmen Jeanie Forrester, Promotions; Chris Williams, Design and Chris Kelly, Career Partnership Program, will highlight the programs, projects, and accomplishments of the past ten years followed by award recognitions, including Volunteer of the Year and Board Member of the Year. The meeting will end with a raffle drawing at 7:50 p.m.

The Greater Meredith Program is a non-profit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. The GMP Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders and town officials who volunteer their time and expertise to advance the mission of the organization. For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities, call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 10:34

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Thrift Shop Holding Valentine's Day Sale

GILMANTON — In celebration of Valentine's Day, the Gilmanton Community Church Thrift Shop is having a new sale.

Starting February 5 and continuing through February 26 every item in the store with a red barb will be 50% off. The Thrift Shop has a large selection of good quality clothing and adds new items weekly.

Hours are Wednesdays, 3 – 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop is located on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, parking is available in the Gilmanton Community Church parking lot and the Thrift Shop is open to the public.

Telephone number: 603-364-0114. If no one is present, leave a detailed message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

Monetary donations may be mailed to GCC Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837.

Donations of food and clothing may be brought to the Thrift Shop during hours that we are open.

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Now is the Time: MLK Jr's Letter from Birmingham Jail at New Hampton School

NEW HAMPTON — In celebration of Black History Month, New Hampton School's faculty and students lend their voices to the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Members of the New Hampton community from around the world present the Letter from Birmingham Jail as a series of Monologues. The performance is directed by Meredith C. Brown, who is a member of the History and Performing Arts Departments. The public performance is set for Friday, February 7, at 7:30 pm. with a suggested donation of $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults.

The performance runs about 1 hour and contains language that may not be suitable for students under 10. Brown was motivated to stage the letters "to help our students and our community be more in tune with the words and power of Martin Luther King Junior.

"Many will never read the Letter in its complete form and this is an opportunity to bring it to life, to make it memorable, in a way that is more accessible and real then simply reading it for a class," Brown explained. "I want to give his words life, and set them in a context that brings history and art together. His words are about equality, persistence and moral obligation. They are simply about doing what is right and this applies to everyone in 1963 and today. It is my hope that this performance helps our community to understand that.

"What fascinates me about this work is that it was never written to be spoken, it is meant to be read, but the power of the words is no less poignant then those in better known speeches. Each word is chosen so carefully as to paint a painstaking picture that they cannot be ignored. Sometimes with movements it can be easy to lose sight of the individuality of a cause in his Letter King makes it personal, he gets upset, but at the same time makes use of levity and humor to further his point. This work is something that shows King as more than a great leader that we put high on a pedestal but also as a minister, a husband, a father and a man; which I think is something that can be forgotten."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 10:14

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