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Old Photos Sought for Book on Gilford

GILFORD — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a book coming out about Gilford should be priceless. With a little help from generous townspeople, the book surely will be.

Local resident Dee Chitty is looking for old photographs that might be used in ''Gilford, a pictorial history'' to be published by Arcadia Publishing in its images of America series.

The importance of family collections cannot be overemphasized. Vintage photographs become increasingly fragile and by scanning and reproducing them in a book, they become available for all to see.

Anyone having photographs to be considered for ''Gilford'' may contact Dee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 527-4732.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 10:48

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Affordable Care Act Presentation at Meredith Library (73)

MEREDITH — A presentation on the Affordable Care Act will be held on Thursday, January 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Meredith Public Library. The presentation will provide a road map to finding a way through the health insurance marketplace in order to get the facts needed to make important choices.

This interactive presentation will cover information for those with coverage, without coverage and with Medicare and discuss how the new health care law impacts individuals.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 10:46

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Playhouse Teens Presenting Little Women January 17-19

MEREDITH — Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, the much-loved March sisters of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, will be brought to life onstage by The Winnipesaukee Playhouse's Teen Ensemble on January 17-19.
Adapted by Marian de Forest, this production of Little Women features 12 local performers between the ages of 12-18. It is a "coming of age" drama set during the American Civil War for which the girls' father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved mother, Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie.
Alcott's novel was loosely based on her own family. Written at the urging of her publisher, Little Women was a departure from the typical books for young people at the time. It was an immediate critical and popular success, selling out its first printing and inspiring a sequel. There have been several successful film adaptations of the novel and it is still popular reading material today.
The Playhouse's production is directed by Brett Billings with a set by Josh Jansen and period costumes by Lesley Pankhurst. It features live musicians, also teens, who will be performing period-appropriate music.
Tickets for Little Women cost $14 for the orchestra and $10 for the balcony. They can be reserved in advance by calling (603) 279-0333 or visiting www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. Performances will be Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and they take place at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road in Meredith.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 07:23

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Middle School on January 19

LACONIA — The 9th annual Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. day is on Sunday, January 19 at the Laconia Middle School. It will open at 3:15 p.m. and close at 6:30 p.m.

The Family Violence Prevention Council and New Beginnings join the Laconia Human Relations Committee and the Refugee Connections Committee in sponsoring the event.

The program opens with a brief segment from Dr. King's memorable I have a Dream Speech, at 3:30 pm in the all-purpose room.
The guest speaker is Rashida Mohamed, a Domestic Violence Advocate for the Manchester Police Department. She will speak at 3:45 p.m. Ms. Mohamed was working in Dr. King's tradition when she was forced to flee her native country, now the South Sudan, because of her civil rights work on behalf of women. She, her husband, and two daughters arrived as immigrants in Manchester in June of 1999.
Ms. Mohamed's first job was with the International Institute of NH in Manchester. She then became the Shelter Manager for the Manchester YWCA for seven years. She is just now completing five years in her role as a Domestic Violence Advocate for the MPD. She is a board member for PPNNE, the New Hampshire Women's Initiative, and the Ujima Collective. Ms. Mohamed will speak to this broad range of experience and service. She will be introduced by Laconia Police Chief Chris Adams, chair of the Family Violence Prevention Council. There will be discussion following her presentation.
Students from the Appalachian Teen Project will join in supporting the celebration by greeting visitors and helping with the set-up.
A pot-luck supper in the cafeteria at 5 pm will feature many ethnic foods now a part of this annual celebration. Following the supper there will be line dancing with Thomas Chiappisi of Center Sandwich.
Those attending are urged to bring a dish to share and enjoy the celebration. Drinks will be provided.

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 07:18

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