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Program on Panama Canal at Wolfeboro Library

WOLFEBORO — George Stosur will present the program "Panama Canal: From Moving Mountains to Killing Mosquitoes" on Thursday, August 7, at the Wolfeboro Public Library at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to all.

In the history of building the Panama Canal, the world's most important shortcut between two oceans, it is arguable whether moving mountains or killing mosquitos was more difficult. This presentation will range from the French initial attempt, and eventual bankruptcy, to the American successful completion of the canal. Also covered will be the man who "spoke softly but carried a big stick," Dr. Gorgas with his mosquito campaign, Walter Reed of Washington fame, George Goethals whose tough military management completed the canal under budget and ahead of schedule, and Woodrow Wilson who triggered the last big explosive that marked the completion of the construction.

This herculean effort was completed 100 years ago with the first ship sailing the Panama Canal on August 14, 1914. The lecture will also cover the current work to build an even larger Panama Canal and will include many photographs and diagrams.

George Stosur recently retired from the U.S. Department of Energy where he directed research related to global energy resources and climate change. He is now a part-time teacher and speaker on world energy issues, maritime sciences, environmental problems, and unusual earth-sea phenomena.

For more information call Cindy Scott at the Wolfeboro Public Library at 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 09:03

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Local Dancers to Host 3rd Annual Dance to Make a Difference

PLYMOUTH — Kelsey Piper and Suzanna Derynioski have been working hard with over 30 local dancers in anticipation for the upcoming 3rd Annual Dance to Make a Difference. Dancers from all across the state have been meeting each week to rehearse for August 2nd performance taking place at Plymouth Regional High School at 7 pm. All of the dancers have dedicated their time and energy in support of The Faith, Hope and Love Foundation, a local non-profit that strives to bring relief to New Hampshire youth struggling from homelessness, poverty or hunger.
Suzanna Derynioski, a recent graduate from Plymouth State University commented, "It's not every day you get to do what you love and help people while doing it!". Kelsey Piper, also a recent graduate from Plymouth State University added, "We are really excited to be doing the show again". As the dancers practice for the performance, The Faith, Hope and Love Foundation is grateful to have members of the community looking to positively impact local youth. Current President for FHL Lara Gruner comments, "It is so encouraging and inspiring to see Kelsey and Suzanna along with all the dancers use their true talent to help others, it is energy like theirs that helps make our world a brighter place".
Tickets for The 3rd Annual Dance to Make a Difference are available to be reserved by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tickets may also be purchased at the door the day of the event at Plymouth Regional High School. All proceeds go to The Faith, Hope and Love Foundation. FHL was founded in 2006 by Laura Brusseau and Jessica Dutile to address the overwhelming needs of today's youth and help those suffering from hunger, homeless and poverty and to bring them faith through hope and love. Up next for FHL is volunteering at the Timberman Triathlon and it's 1st Annual Yard Sale. For more information about FHL or to volunteer with the organization please check out their website www.faithhopeandlovefoundation.org, email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow them on facebook.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 08:57

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Meredith Village Savings Bank Signs on as Silver Paw Sponsor

MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) is proud to support the New Hampshire Humane Society (NHHS) as a Silver Paw Sponsor for the organization's annual "Paws for a Cause" comedy night and auction fundraising event.

Attendees will enjoy an evening of heavy hors d'oeurvres, entertainment and laughter on Thursday, August 7 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Church Landing in Meredith. In addition to the comedy show featuring the Cristine Hurley and Paul Gilligan, two up-and-coming New England based comedians, there will be many wonderful auction items to bid on, including diamond and sapphire ear rings, Red Sox and Patriots memorabilia, a GoPro Camera, a vacation package to Ireland, sculpture, art, pet related items and many unusual and whimsical pieces.

"Wonderful support from local businesses, like Meredith Village Savings Bank, is essential to the success of our fundraisers," said Marylee Gorham-Waterman, Managing Director at the New Hampshire Humane Society. "We cannot tell you how much this contribution means to the 1,300 animals we care for each year at New Hampshire Humane Society."

Tickets for the event are $65 per person and can be purchased online at www.nhhumane.org, via phone at 603-524-3252 x301, or at the New Hampshire Humane Society, located at 1305 Meredith Center Road in Laconia.

New Hampshire Humane Society has long been a forward thinking agency in terms of community outreach initiatives. Pet Therapy, Internships, Pet Food Pantry and a vibrant volunteer service program have been mission accomplishments since the new building was unveiled in 2006.

As a private stand alone non-profit charitable organization, NHHS relies on the support of individuals and businesses aligned with the Society's basic tenets, speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves. No animal is euthanized for time or space restrictions, rather all are assured care and comfort until adoption – no matter how long the wait might be. For more information about the humane society, please visit www.nhhumane.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 08:49

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Meredith Sculpture Walk officially opens on Monday


MEREDITH — The Greater Meredith Program will hold an official opening for the Meredith Sculpture Walk on Monday, July 28, at 5 p.m. at the Chase House Patio, 300 Daniel Webster Highway. The public is invited to attend. Guided tours of the sculptures will be offered.

Sponsored by the Greater Meredith Program, the Meredith Sculpture Walk is a committed to developing awareness and enjoyment of public art in Meredith, for both residents and visitors. It is a year-round, outdoor, juried exhibition featuring works by 18 New England artists.

Twenty-three sculptures have been installed and placed throughout town in high-visibility areas along Main Street, at the Mill Falls Marketplace and in the Hesky and Scenic lakeside parks.


Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 09:37

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