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Dan Heyduk to discuss Meredith's own Dudley Leavitt

MEREDITH — Meredith has been called home by many well-known personalities: Bob Montana of "Archie" fame used local personalities in his comic strips, Charles Roberts owned the Pinnacle Park Zoo; Annalee Thorndike created Annalee Dolls here. But a state historical marker on Rte. 25 just before entering Center Harbor attests to the early significance of Mr. Dudley Leavitt.

On Tuesday evening, September 1 at 7 p.m. the Meredith Historical Society is pleased to present local historian Dan Heyduk discussing Dudley Leavitt, his "Farmer's Almanack" and his life in Meredith in the 18th & 19th centuries. A scientist, teacher and publisher, the "Farmers Almanack" earned him fame for its accuracy in predicting weather trends so important to the farming world of New England. Heyduk will present a power point presentation of Dudley Leavitt including some little known details of his life.

Dan Heyduk lives in Meredith and has a Ph.D in anthropology. He has written the "Passing Time" column in the Meredith News since 2011 and has recently published his "Meredith Chronicles" book.

Dan is also a valued board member of the Meredith Historical Society and has given presentations on "Meredith Stories" as well as "Page Pond and Forest", which can be found on the Town of Meredith website.

The program begins at 7 p.m. at the Meredith Historical Society building, 45 Main St. Handicapped access is available from the side entrance on Highland St. Admission is free although donations are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 279.2275.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 06:56

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Reception set to welcome new Town Administrator


MOULTONBOROUGH — Town selectmen are inviting the public to meet the new Town Administrator Walter Johnson prior to the Board of Selectmen's scheduled business meeting, on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 6:15 to 6:55 p.m., at the Moultonborough Town Hall.

Light refreshments will be available.


Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 04:07

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WMNF Artist in Residence offers free public program

CAMPTON — The 2015 White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence will introduce his work and plans for his month-long residency in a free public program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at White Mountain National Forest Headquarters, 71 White Mountain Drive in Campton.

Ben Cosgrove, a composer, multi-instrumentalist and writer, will describe his artistic process, play some of his compositions inspired by landscape, and lead a discussion on the relationships between music, sound and sense of place. Community members of all ages are invited to attend, listen and participate in the discussion.

Cosgrove will spend the month of September on the Forest, creating music based on the geography, ecology, and natural sounds he encounters. He will also offer several public performances and programs in schools and at community sites. He is particularly interested in connecting with high school and college students interested in art and the environment.

Cosgrove will also perform as part of the White Mountain Arts Experience on Sept. 13 at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods. At the event, a collaboration of the National Forest Foundation and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire to support restoration work on the Forest, Cosgrove will play as part of the outdoor Art Trail between 2 and 6 p.m., and during the cocktail reception and silent auction from 6 to 8 p.m.

The WMNF Artist in Residence program, a collaboration of the WMNF, the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and Friends of Mead Base Conservation Center, brings an artist to the White Mountain National Forest each year. The Artist-in-Residence program offers professional and emerging artists in all media — visual and performing artists, craftspeople, writers, composers, eco artists and media artists – an opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being inspired by the forest and sharing their work and their artistic process with members of the public.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 09:41

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Live Free home health care wins award

NEW HAMPTON — Following several days of voting during a recent "Best of the Lakes Region" survey done by The Citizen, Live Free Home Health Care has been named "Best of the Lakes Region" in the Elder Care category.
"We are honored to have been recognized by our community with this award." said Co-Owner Jason Harvey. "We believe very strongly in what we do and we do our very best to serve our clients and community with the very highest of standards."
Live Free Home Health Care is family owned and operates in the Lakes Region and Central New Hampshire.
For more information about Live Free Home Health Care, call 603-217-0149 or visit www.livefreehomehealthcare.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 August 2015 09:26

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