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Mountain Lake Chorale at Sanbornton Church Nov. 8

SANBORNTON — The Mountain Lake Chorale will be returning to the Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC to perform on Friday evening, Nov. 8. Since the date is close to Veterans' Day, the Chorale will be performing some patriotic numbers as well as other selections from their repertoire.
The MLC was started in April of 2009 and now has 14 members under the direction of Leslie McDonnell. The members of the group collectively travel about 575 miles to rehearse together each week. Members of the Chorale hail from 9 states originally and live in 10 different towns in the Lakes Region. Five members have Bachelors of Music or Music Education Degrees and two have Masters of Music Degrees. Ten members play a total of 14 instruments. The singers in this Chorale have performed in 14 different states and in 29 foreign countries.
All together the members have performed with over 200 singing groups for a total of well over 700 years when they are all added up.

Another interesting fact about the group is that three of the men have run in the Boston Marathon.
There will be a freewill offering taken at the door that will benefit the work of the Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC in the community. Those attending may enjoy refreshments in the undercroft following the concert.

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Wooden ship battle talk for Sanbornton Historical Society

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Historical Society will host historian Mike Mckinley of Bristol Thursday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at the Lane Tavern. The topic will be the last major battle between two wooden ships in open water: the victory of the USS Kearsarge over the Conferate ship Alabama June 19, 1864 off the coast near Cherborug, France.

The program will take you aboard the two vessels during their dual at Cherbourg. It will give you a sense of what naval warfare was like on the last of the wooden warships. Mike McKinley has much experience as a historical interpretor with the US Park Service and also does personal historical research.
The subject of the Kearsarge/Alabama battle was the topic of an All Hands Magazine 1989 article "Duel At Cherbourg" by McKinley when he was a member of the US Navy as a petty officer journalist.

The USS Kearsarge was built at Portsmouth NH navy yard in 1861 under the American Civil War emergency shipbuilding program and launched at Portsmouth January 24, 1862 , Captain Charles Pickering in command. It was a steam powered vessel, as was the CSS Alambama. Subsequent ships in the 20th century were named in honor of the civil war ship. The original Kearsarge was the only American war ship named after Mt Kearsarge in NH.
While in later US service protecting waters in the Caribean Sea, the Kearsarge was wrecked February 2, 1894 off Rondacor Cay. The crew made it to shore, but the sip was unsalvageable. Some items from the ship are at the US Navy Museum in Washington DC.

All programs of the Sanbornton Historical Society are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the program. Call 286-4526 for further information.

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Wesley Woods hosting AARP Mature Driver Program

GILFORD — The AARP Mature Driver Safety program will be offered at Wesley Woods November 4-5 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The course, offered in two four-hour sessions, will emphasize defensive driving techniques, including new traffic laws and rules of the road to name a few. It points out how to adjust driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. There is no test and those completing the course receive a certificate that may make them eligible to receive insurance discounts.

The fee for the two day course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register for the course contact Stace at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Town of Tilton Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting

TILTON — The Tilton Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee has begun the process of updating its 2008 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The committee, which is represented by a variety of local interests, will focus on the natural and man-made hazards that put Tilton at risk as well as the development of recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents.

The committee will have its first meeting on November 1 at the Tilton Town Hall starting at 1:30 p.m. Residents of Tilton and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input.

For more information call Chief Robert Cormier, Tilton Police Chief and Emergency Management Director at 286-8207 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

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