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LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society anounces the opening of its exhibit ''Shall We Have a Hospital?'' on Tuesday, September 3 at 6 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. The movement for a hospital began on November 21, 1891 with an editori

LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and  Museum Society anounces the opening of its exhibit ''Shall We Have a Hospital?'' on Tuesday, September 3 at 6 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library.

The movement for a hospital began on November 21, 1891 with an editorial in the Laconia Democrat outlining the need for a local hospital. A tragic accident in 1897 demonstrated that need and through innovative fundraising, bequests and donations it became a reality.

Laconia is proud of their "local" hospital and the road it traveled on its way to greatness. Join the society for a walk through the history of the Laconia Hospital and meet those that helped make the hospital a reality at the exhibit which is on display from September to November at the library.

The society extends a special thanks to Patricia Rice, manager, Communications and Program Development at  LRGHealthcare, for her assistance.

 

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Laconia temple & Plymouth church join state-wide effort to remember famous Dr. King speech

CONCORD — On August 28, 1963 at 3 p.m. Dr. Martin Luther King first uttered one of the most powerful and memorable phrases in American history, "I have a dream." In the spirit of what Dr. King called "the fierce urgency of now," the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change invites people across the country to celebrate the Civil Rights leader's vision by ringing bells at 3 p.m. on August 28, the 50th anniversary of his speech.
In collaboration with the King Center, the New Hampshire Humanities Council has solicited and collected information on events around the state and is publicizing a list of planned observances in the Granite State.

Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech" marked a crucial turning point in the American Civil Rights movement and asserted his absolute commitment to a nonviolent approach to confronting America's entrenched system of racial bias. In it, he urged Americans to let freedom ring "....from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire." His words resound through the years, celebrating the progress America has made in the quest for racial justice, and recalling us to the challenges that still confront us as a nation.

Events in New Hampshire include showings of Dr. King's speech, discussions of the impact of Dr. King's legacy, musical performances, and the ringing of bells at 3 p.m. to mark the moment Dr. King gave his immortal speech, including a bell ringing ceremony on the summit of Mount Washington. Several communities plan live readings of the speech by a wide array of New Hampshire citizens from Gov. Maggie Hassan to author Ernest Hebert to new residents who have come to New Hampshire as refugees. For more information visit the New Hampshire Humanities Council's website.

Local events include:

LACONIA: Temple B'nai Israel will host a ceremony at 3 p.m. at 210 Court St. Many Jews attended the March on Washington and heard Dr. Martin Luther King's speech 50 years ago and walked with him to support the civil rights movement. Mark Small will blow his shofar and invites anyone else who has a shofar and wishes to take part to join in.

For more information, contact Joyce Selig at 524-5792 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

PLYMOUTH: Plymouth Congregational UCC will host a bell ringing at 3 p.m. Participants are invited to take part in a reading of Dr. King's speech immediately after. For more information, contact Eileen Torrey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

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Family Movie Night at Gilman Library on Friday

ALTON — The Gilman Library will be hosting a free Family Movie night on Friday, August 30, at 7 p.m.  

The featured film is James and the Giant Peach. This fascinating mix of live-action, stop motion animation and computer- generated special effects combines to create a world beyond one's imagination. After the daring rescue of a spider, a young boy named James gains possession of some magic crocodile tongues. When James spills them in the garden, out sprouts an enormous peach. Climbing inside, he meets an astonishing cast of characters and embarks on a magical odyssey full of thrills and adventure.

The film is rated PG and lasts approximately 79 minutes. Refreshments will be served. Those under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call 875-2550 or click on "What's Happening" at www.alton.nh.gov/Library.asp.

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Meredith Public Library grounds featuring ‘All-America Selections Display Garden’

MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program invites the public to view the "All-America Selections Display Garden" in front of the Meredith Public Library on Main Street. This is the 9th year that the Meredith Public Library garden has been designated as one of the more than 200 All-America Selections (AAS) Display Gardens that are grown across North America.

An All-America Selections (AAS) Display Garden provides the public an opportunity to view the new AAS winners in an attractive well-maintained setting. The garden was created in 2005 as part of the "America in Bloom" competition and earned the Town of Meredith a first place award. These gardens are dedicated to growing AAS winner plants in an attractive outdoor setting that is open to the public.

The plants are locally grown by D.S. Cole Growers of Loudon and members of the Friends of the Library garden committee gather to prepare the soil and assist in the planting with professionals from D.S. Cole Growers. During the growing season, the Friends of the Meredith Library generously volunteer their time to weed, water, and keep the garden looking beautiful for the enjoyment of the community residents and visitors.

For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.org.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 07:35

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