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Outdoor concert at Meredith church

MEREDITH — A Contemporary Christian Outdoor Concert will be held on the lawn at the First Baptist Church of Meredith on Saturday, August 23 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair for comfort. For more information call 279-8108 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Historical buildings open for tours during Gilford Old Home Day

GILFORD — Gilford's three historical buildings will be open from 9 a.m. to noon for tours during Old Home Day. All are invited to visit them before the parade and afterwards.

The 1857 Grange (located on 8 Belknap Mountain Road at the beginning of the parade route) will be open. In the Homestead Room individuals can see for themselves what an early settler's one room home might have looked like; the Store has items that might have been sold, plus an interesting assortment of early tools and a printing press.

At the 1834 Meetinghouse (located at 24 Belknap Mt. Road across from the entrance to the Village Field) there are many items that pertain to the history of Gilford, such as an early ballot voting box, wreaths made of human hair, and early school desks. For many years it has been a tradition for Kathy Salanitro of Ox-K farm in Gilford to take part in the parade and then have her two teams of oxen at the 1838 Rowe House (beside the elementary school) for all to pet and even try leading them. This year she will be there for approximately an hour after the parade. There will also be a pictorial display showing the steps that Mrs. Alting's second grade class and Mrs. Bryant's fourth grade class took as they created bricks that now line the herb garden that was originally created by Mrs. Oeller's second grade class a few years ago.


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Foreign film at Laconia Library portrays conflict between Christianity and Islam

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library offers the film "Of Gods and Men" as a part of the Laconia International Film Series collection. During the summer months two films are offered for public viewing that would not qualify under library copyright rules for public showing.

"Of Gods and Men" is a historical drama relating the ordeal of seven French Trappist monks in the mountains of Algeria who are taken captive by Islamic-Fundamentalists. They had been serving the local village for many years, particularly their medical needs. They have ample reason to believe they are in danger and fear abduction. As a group they must each decide whether to remain or return to France. They choose to put their faith into the assumption that common grounds can be found between Islam and Christianity. They remain at their monastery and await their fate.

"Of Gods and Men" was awarded the Grand Prix honors at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. It joins previous films shown as a part of this series. They are displayed on a designated shelf at the Laconia Public Library as a part of their DVD collection. Library patrons are urged to visit this collection in the library. This is the second of two movies added to the library collection in August. The first was "Blue Moon."

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Local author Peter Miller to hold book-signing at Annie’s Book Shop Sat.

LACONIA — Meredith author Peter Miller will be at Annie's Book Shop in Laconia on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to personally inscribe copies of his three books. 

The three books that will be available for signing are: "Jane Varney Durgin - Trick Rider, Quaker Preacher, Opponent of Slavery - Her Life and Times," published in June, is a biography of the Lakes Region's legendary free spirited Quaker, whose originality and courage set her apart. "So Fade the Lovely," an off-beat mystery set in the Lakes Region in 1967, combines humor, a love story, and touches of small town life with suspense. "Seven Canterbury Tales Retold" is a collection of short stories told by pilgrims as they travel to holy sites in Europe and the Far East. 

The stories, written in verse, range from the comical to the profound. Miller's current work-in-progress, a novel titled "This Train Is Bound for Glory: A Story of the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire," will be published when it is completed. There will be an opportunity to talk with Miller about his books and the writing process while he is at Annie's.


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