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Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard at WWII Memorial Ceremony

LACONIA — The New Hampshire Wing Honor Guard of the Civil Air Patrol was privileged to provide a Cordon in support of Honor Flight New England's September flight, "Operation Gratitude".

On September 28 the Honor Guard flew to Washington DC to join Honor Flight New England and the 200 World War II veterans from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. The veterans would join 400 additional World War II veterans from other states to see "their" Memorial for the first time.

This was a day filled with joy, sorrow, amazement, and stories shared from one generation to another.
"We did what we had to do without giving it a second thought" said one veteran when thanked for their service by a Cadet.

In addition to honoring and interacting with the veterans, the cadets had the opportunity to meet former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell and the Marine Corps Commandant, Gen. James Amos.
The Honor Guard is grateful to the Laconia VFW for their support. Cadets were responsible for fundraising to pay their way. When airfare costs increased the VFW came through with a generous donation that made this trip possible.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:51

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Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra begins 38th year on November 9

MEREDITH — The Meredith-based Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra (LRSO) is proud to announce its upcoming 2013-2014 season. Celebrating its 38th year, the LRSO begins another concert season on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Inter-Lakes Auditorium in Meredith.

The November concert features the winner of our fourth annual Concerto Competition and Scholarship Program for high school students, cellist Paul Bergeron, performing the prelude from Lalo's "Concerto for Cello in D minor". Also on the program: Rossini's "William Tell Overture", and Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 5".

The annual holiday concerts will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m. These holiday concerts are perennial family favorites for young and old alike.

On March 22, 2014 a full POPS concert will be held featuring light classics and well-known standards. We are pleased to welcome as our special guest New Hampshire sensation Emily Jaworski, the multi-talented, multi-genre mezzo-soprano. Emily will perform jazz, operatic, and Broadway favorites in an unforgettable evening of popular music.

A first ever free children's matinee concert for students featuring the Suzuki Strings from Canterbury will be held on March 22, 2014. The Suzuki Strings will perform ensemble works, as well as pieces accompanied by the LRSO string section, and the LRSO full orchestra. This special concert, an inspirational collaboration for young people, is free to children and students, and only $10 for adults.

The season closes on May 17, 2014 featuring two of LRSO's veteran performers, violist Jann Sparks and oboist Kenda Corcoran, performing J.S. Bach's beautifully lyrical "Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe". Also on the season closer program, Beethoven's "Overture to Egmont" and Brahms' masterwork "Symphony No. 2 in D minor".

General tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students 17 and under and are available now online at www.LRSO.org/tickets, or by mail using the order form on that web page. Tickets will be available soon at the following ticket outlets: Innisfree Bookshop and the Mobil station across from the town docks in Meredith; Greenlaw's Music in Laconia; and Bayswater Books in Center Harbor. Save 20% with an adult discount season tickets are available from now through the November concert. Complete information is available at www.LRSO.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:45

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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church offering Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

MEREDITH —  St. Charles Borromeo Church in Meredith invites people to explore the Catholic faith through its RCIA program – the Rite of Initiation of Adults.

RCIA includes investigating Catholicism through discussions, teachings and sharing of personal faith stories. As people continue through the process and reflect on their spiritual growth, they make a decision on whether to become a member of the Catholic Church.

Those interested in finding out more about the RCIA process can contact the St. Charles Borromeo parish office at 279-4403 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. RCIA sessions will be beginning soon.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:40

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PSU Museum of the White Mountains presents Through the Eyes of the Dealers: Bob and Dot Goldberg

PLYMOUTH — The Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University will host a selection of White Mountains paintings collected by North Conway dealer Bob Goldberg October 17–February 3. Through the Eyes of the Dealers: Bob and Dot Goldberg is planned as a tribute exhibition to the Goldbergs.

Goldberg was a major 20th century dealer of White Mountains art, as impassioned by the area as he was by the paintings. Born in and a life-long resident of North Conway, Goldberg used his talents in businesses ranging from furniture and antiques to real estate and sporting goods ventures. He displayed White Mountains art in his stores, enticing visitors to start collecting. Many current collections have roots in his artistic savvy.

Museum Director Catherine Amidon says the exhibition celebrates Goldberg's commitment to cultivating collectors of White Mountains art. "The scope of the images is broad; art is from around the White Mountains, including Maine. It highlights the diversity of what they bought, sold and collected," she says.

The seven pieces in the exhibition are on loan from the Hood Museum at Dartmouth to which Robert and Dorothy Goldberg bequeathed their collection. "This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the ties between these two museums that share such strong regional interests," Amidon added.

Charles Vogel, who drafted didactic materials for the exhibition said, "My wife Gloria and I met Bob and Dot Goldberg in September 1972. Bob became my mentor, advisor, teacher, confidant and some-time partner. Most importantly, Bob Goldberg was my friend."

Vogel will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 17 at Heritage Commons in the Samuel Read Hall Building on Highland Street, just down the hill from the museum. The exhibition opening will take place at the museum immediately following Vogel's talk and the museum will be open until 10 p.m. that evening.

Vogel's writings and more can be seen on the Museum of the White Mountains website, Plymouth.edu/museum-of-the-white-mountains/.
The Museum of the White Mountains is located at 34 Highland Street in Plymouth, on the campus of Plymouth State University. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours. Contact Libby Griffiths at (603) 535-3210 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss and schedule group visits.
Museum hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.,Wednesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon–5 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and University holidays.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:31

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