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Author of Book on 'Archie' Cartoonist Bob Montana To Speak at Mill


LACONIA — Local author Carol Lee Anderson will talk about her new book on Meredith cartoonist Bob Montana during an appearance at the Belknap Mill on Wednesday, Oct. 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana is a highly anticipated release from the History Press, providing an intimate glimpse into the life of the creator of the Archie comics. With a foreword by Dr. Bruce Heald, who personally knew Montana, the book draws upon family interviews and private photographs to present a portrait of the artist as well as the man behind the popular comics.

"I wanted the book to celebrate Montana the man, not just his work as an artist," Anderson said in an interview with The Laker. "He volunteered his time and talents to many causes, both local and national."

With the support of Montana's daughter, Lynn, and her siblings, Anderson was able to learn about the artist's home life in Meredith where he got involved in the community and was well-known for inviting local Boy and Girl Scouts to tour his studio.

"He was very active locally and most people around Meredith knew Bob," Anderson said. "He was approachable, just one of the locals, but people still speak of how talented he was and how much he gave back to the area."

He died of a heart attack in 1975 at the age of 54.

Anderson will discuss the newly released book and sign copies at the event, which runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


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Bristol Church Holding annual Turkey Supper


BRISTOL — On Saturday, November 2,  Bristol Baptist Church, located at 30 Summer Street in Bristol, NH, will be serving their annual Turkey Supper. The meal will be served family style from 5-7 p.m..

There will be turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, squash, peas, rolls, and butter, cranberry sauce, , beverage, with home-made pies.
Cost of $8 per adult, $4 per children under 12 years old, children under 5 years will be free, and Family of 4 will be $22. Take-outs will
be available. For more information, call 744-3885.

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Shela Cunningham to Speak at October Meeting of Lakes Region Art Association

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association will hold its up-coming meeting on Monday, October 28  at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Belmont artist Shela Cunningham will be the guest speaker. Specializing in pastels, Shela will provide the group with an overview of the medium including background, techniques, tools and hints.

Cunningham's art training exposed her to various mediums, but she found that pastels really piqued her interest. The rich colors of the pigments and the control one has of the medium contributes to the appeal. Landscapes and still lifes are familiar themes for her pastel pieces. She also works in collage.
Association meetings are open to the general public.

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Afternoon of Trios performed by Plymouth State Faculty October 27

PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at PSU will host a faculty recital, Afternoon Trios, at 5 p.m. Sunday, October 27 in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts. Free Tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office.

PSU faculty Aubrie Dionne, Kenda Corcoran and Matthew Marsit will perform a collection of vibrant trio works by Beethoven, Leonardo De Lorenzo and Malcolm Arnold. Special guest pianist Connie Chesebrough will join them for Suite, by J. Amberg.

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