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UNH Lakes Region Alumni Chapter Reception Oct. 24

MEREDITH — The University of New Hampshire Lakes Region Alumni Chapter will host a cocktail reception Thursday, Oct. 24,  from 6-8 p.m. in the Chris Craft Room at Church Landing in Meredith for alumni and friends living in the Lakes Region to reconnect, meet new friends, and hear what's new at UNH. Anyone interested in learning more about the university is encouraged to attend.

Peter Lane, professor and associate dean of faculty and administration in UNH's Paul College of Business and Economics, will speak about the college's "New Building, New Education, Traditional Values."

The event is sponsored by Charter Trust Company, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Robert G. Stinson Co., certified public accountants, and The Taylor Community.

Registration is $20 per person. For more information contact Lynn Smith at (603) 862-5001 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Register by calling (800) 891-1195 or online at www.alumni.unh.edu.

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Franklin hosting Lights On Afterschool event on Wednesday afternoon

FRANKLIN — The 14th annual Lights On Afterschool will be the largest nationwide rally for afterschool ever held, and will take place on Wednesday, October 23, from 4-6 p.m. at the Bessie Rowell Community Center, located at 12 Rowell Drive in Franklin.

"We are delighted to join these rallies, which are sending a powerful message about the urgent need for more afterschool programs," said Krystal Alpers. "Afterschool programs do so much for our children, our families and our communities. They help keep kids physically fit, offer mentoring from local community leaders and help improve student attendance and work habits during the regular school day. With Lights On Afterschool, Americans are saying they want the lights on after school for our kids."

Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant welcomed the City of Franklin's Parks and Recreation Department's support. "We're grateful for all our Lights On Afterschool partners, and for the work they do on behalf of afterschool programs and the kids who attend them, Their support makes the message of Lights On Afterschool all the more compelling. We share their conviction that afterschool programs are essential because they inspire children to learn, keep them safe, and help working families."

Funding for afterschool programs has not kept up with demand, and more than 15 million children are alone and unsupervised after the school days ends. Lights On Afterschool was launched in October 2000 with celebrations in more than 1,200 communities nationwide. The event grew in 2001 to more than 3,600 events, and more than 7,500 in 2008.

For more information contact Krystal at 603-934-2118 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Gordon Nash Library Hosting Session on Obamacare

NEW HAMPTON — Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Mid-State Health Care has the answers for you. They are going to be at the Gordon-Nash Library on Friday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to noon, to make a presentation on the A.C.A .and can help you with your own application.
Please join us for yoga at the library on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30, and Wednesday evenings from 6-7 p.m. with Janice Filter and our regular Thursday morning class will be taught by Shannon VanSickle from 10:30 to 11:30.
Nash Gallery
Barry Draper has an extraordinary eye for nature and a unique ability to capture our wild neighbors on camera. His brilliant work is on display in the Nash Gallery until November.
The Gordon-Nash Library now has two knitting groups. The first meeting of the groups will be on October 17 One group will meet in the morning from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30, with an evening group meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Story time is going gangbusters! We love hearing the laughter and stories coming out of the children's area these days. Remember Story time is on Thursday s from 10:45 to 11:45 and 12:45 to 1:45.

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist to Speak about Destruction of Middle Class

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University hosts Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer prize-winning author of Who Stole the American Dream?, on October 24.

Smith will be speaking before students and faculty from 11-12:30 p.m. and again from 12:30-2 p.m. in Boyd 144.

His book is an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas. Smith documents the transfer of $6 trillion in middle-class wealth from home-owners to banks even before the housing boom went bust, and how the U.S. policy tilt favoring the rich is stunting America's economic growth.

Smith reveals how pivotal laws and policies were altered while the public wasn't looking, how Congress often ignores public opinion, why moderate politicians got shoved to the sidelines, and how Wall Street often wins politically by hiring over 1,400 former government officials as lobbyists. Smith offers ideas for restoring America's great promise and reclaiming the American Dream.

Smith will be speaking to students at 11 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. There are some seats available to the public. If interested, register at go.plymouth.edu/HedrickSmith

Smith is a Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and editor and Emmy award-winning television producer/correspondent who is one of America's most distinguished journalists. In 26 years with The New York Times, Mr. Smith was a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that produced the Pentagon Papers series. In 1974, he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting from Russia and Eastern Europe.


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