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Executive Council Candidate Cryans to visit Sandwich

SANDWICH — Sandwich Democrats invite the community to meet District 1 Executive Council Candidate Mike Cryans at the Doris Benz Center (Heard Road, Center Sandwich) on Monday, February 3. Beginning at 6 p.m. with a social hour and potluck supper, the gathering will feature a talk by the candidate at 7 p.m., followed by a question and answer period. There will also be some interesting door prizes.
Cryans has served as a Grafton County Commissioner for many years, and is employed as Executive Director of the non-profit Headrest, Inc., in Lebanon. Its mission is to "help those with limited income so that no person is turned away; no person is alone" when coping with a need for community, crisis or addiction support. Headrest, Inc. serves clients in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
Formerly from Littleton, Cryans now lives in Hanover and states, "For the past 16 years, I served side-by-side with the legendary Ray Burton as a Grafton County Commissioner. On a daily basis, I saw his commitment to the people of this district and his service to every corner of the northern part of our great state. With that same passion, I am running for the Executive Council to continue this service and to work with Governor Hassan to effectively advocate for a state government that brings an innovative approach to creating jobs and fostering economic development."

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 11:41

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POPS Fundraiser at Patrick's Pub through January 30

GILFORD — The Parents of Performing Students (POPS) at Gilford High School are holding a Fundraiser to benefit their student Scholarships at Patrick's Pub in Gilford. When dining today through Thursday, January 30 from 4 p.m. to closing, Patrick's will donate 25% of the bill to POPS provided guests alert their server of the Fundraiser.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 11:27

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Art Association Artists of the Month On Display Until February 17

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association announces the artists selected for this month's popular Artists of the Month Program. As the asociation draws from the entire Lakes Region, this program is aimed at exposing the association and its members' work across the entire area.

Each month, a jury selects from submissions by member artists to be featured at various businesses in the Lakes Region. These original pieces might be oil or acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, photos or collages.
The following member artists will each have art work on display until February 17 at these Lakes Region locations: Pat Anderson, Belknap Mill, Laconia; Barbara McClintock, Franklin Savings Bank, Gilford; Judy Palfrey, Northway Bank, Tilton; Elaine Morrison, Northway Bank, Laconia; Marilee Sundius, VynnArt Gallery, Meredith; Shela Cunningham, Franklin Savings Bank, Main Office, Franklin; Carol Halsey Keller, Northway Bank, Meredith; Gisela Langsten, Bank of New Hampshire, Gilford.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 10:57

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‘Paradise Now’ is next feature for Laconia International Film Series

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library presents Paradise Now, Monday, February 3 at 6:45 pm. This is another in the International Film Series shown monthly at the Public Library.

This disturbing yet moving tale examines two Palestinian childhood friends who live in Nablus and are drafted as suicide bombers. Their assignment is in Tel Aviv. Paradise Now focuses on what would be their last days together. Their handlers from an unidentified resistance group tell them the attack will be the next day. The men record videos glorifying Allah and their cause and bid their unknowing families and loved ones good-bye.

The next day they shave off their hair and beards and don suits in order to look like Israelis. Their handlers attach explosive belts to them. The handlers are the only ones with the keys needed to remove the belts without detonating them. However, the men have second thoughts about being suicide bombers. One of the men has fallen in love with Suha. She plays the role of doubter and the men’s conscience.

Instead of portraying the men as soulless monsters, film director Hany Abu-Assad, attempts to humanize them and find reasons why they would accept such a drastic, tragic fate. This 2005 film won a Golden Globe award for best foreign language film and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Previous films shown as a part of this series are now displayed on a separate shelf at the library  as a part of their DVD collection. Library patrons are urged to check this collection when in the library.

For more information, contact Len Campbell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Carol Pierce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 10:55

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