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Minot Sleeper Library to host author Maxwell MacPherson, Jr. on Saturday

BRISTOL — Author Maxwell MacPherson, Jr. will be available to sign copies of his book, A Family Affair on Saturday, September 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Minot Sleeper Library in Bristol.

Family Affair is is a love story between the young Alex Samuels and Bess Walton. As Samuels grows up and learns about his New England locale, he becomes an avid fisherman and fly tier. He is an above average young man in his middle teens who leads a morally fit life as well as a passion for wildlife and a love for his relatives and friends. Bess Walton grows up in Manhattan, and her family travels to New Hampshire to find a new life different from her father's corporate life in the big city. The Samuels and Waltons become intertwined as Bess, the New York City girl, and Alex, the country boy, spend more time together and from there the romance blossoms.

Maxwell MacPherson Jr. weaves the families' tales around a young man's experiences with various forms of wildlife and other animals. Fishing, hunting, animal husbandry, and animal observation are a constant thread throughout the story. The story is a mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, that forces the love between Samuels and Walton to be tested. The overarching question is: will their love overcome the obstacles they face?

For more information, contact (877) 727-0697 or Michelle Whitman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:35

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Chicken barbecue planned in Belmont Saturday

BELMONT — Robert Leroux Council 10934, Knights of Columbus is hosting its fall Chicken BBQ Dinner at St. Joseph Church in Belmont on Saturday, September 14, from 5  to 6:30 p.m.
Dinner will feature barbecue chicken, baked beans, potato salad, corn-on-the-cob, rolls, ice cream and beverages. The cost is $10 per person ($5 for children under 6) and $45 for a family of five or more.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:23

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Lecture by Acadia National Park experts on Sept. 20

WATERVILLE VALLEY — The Rey Center presents the fourth lecture of their summer lecture series entitled "Acadia National Park: Where the Mountains Meet the Sea" on Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m. The presentation will be led by Dolores Kong, co-author of Hiking Acadia National Park, as she shares an author's and hiker's perspective on the trails, history and special nature of the first national park east of the Mississippi as it nears its 100th anniversary.

The White Mountains and deep woods of Waterville Valley seem worlds apart from the pink granite cliffs and open ocean views of Acadia National Park. Dolores Kong and her husband Dan Ring have hiked nearly all 120 miles of trails in Acadia from the easy "Ocean Path" to the challenging "Precipice Trail" up Champlain Mountain. They co-authored the books: Hiking Acadia National Park, Best Easy Day Hikes, and Acadia National Park. If you have never been to Acadia or even if you have, come learn about the first national park east of the Mississippi, and why it's one of the Top 10 most visited national parks, even though it's the fifth smallest.

Autographed books will be available with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the art, science and nature programming at the Rey Center. All lectures are held in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center Art Gallery on the second floor in Town Square. Lectures are free for Rey Center members and only $5 for non-members. For more information on Rey Center programming or becoming a member visit www.thereycenter.org or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Adult Fall Hiking Program Continues on Tuesday Mornings

GILFORD —  The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a number of fall hikes for any adults looking for fresh air, fun, exercise and beautiful foliage on Tuesdays this fall.

The scheduled hikes continue on September 17 with a hike at the WOW Trail in Laconia and September 24 with a hike in Weeks Woods in Gilford. Participants will gather each morning at 9 a.m. in the Gilford Town Hall Lobby before departing for the hike.

All interested participants must RSVP at least one day in advance to each trip. The cost of the hikes is $1 per person, per hike.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Dept. at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 09:06

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