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Alton Historical Society Elects New Officers

ALTON — The Alton Historical Society held its annual meeting at the Gilman Library on October 15. A potluck supper was enjoyed by approximately 45 members, followed by the election of Officers and Board of Directors.
Elected were President, Martin Cornelissen, Vice-President, Nelson Kennedy, Recording Secretary, Nancy Merrill, Corresponding Secretary, Susan Morse, and Treasurer, Mary Cornelissen. Elected to the Board of Directors were: Jonathan Downing for a three-year term. Nancy Downing for a two-year term, and Reuben Wentworth for a one-year term. Nancy Thomas, Past President, will serve ex-officio.
To learn more about the Alton Historical society, visit its website: altonhistoricalsociety.org or contact President Martin Cornelissen at (603) 875-5456.

New members are always welcome. The Alton Historical Society is open to the public the third Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Museum is located on Main Street in Alton at the Gilman Library in the lower level. Parking is available at the rear of the Library off Depot Street.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 08:22

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Blue Star Mothers sponsoring Wreaths for Boscawen

BOSCAWEN — The Blue Star Mothers of NH, sponsor of the program - Wreaths at Boscawen – would like help in placing wreaths in Sections 1K thru 1S and Section 3 (approx. 1,000 wreaths) on December 14, at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery starting at 10:30 a.m. The wreaths being placed are 12" and will have a red ribbon. The wreath-laying event will coincide with the day that the wreaths are placed on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.

This is an idea that started with a wish made by a Gold Star Family in 2007 that were facing their first Christmas without their son who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, and was inspired by the wreaths placed at Arlington National Cemetery by the Worcester Wreath Company, the Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire decided we needed to answer their Christmas wish

Soldier's Helpers once again will be on hand with refreshments and hot drinks.

At noon the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) will hold a ceremony at the Circle of Flags in conjunction with Wreaths Across America. The ceremony coincides with similar ceremonies across the United States of America with placing ceremonial wreaths on the military service markers.

The Gold Star Mothers will return on January 11, 2014 starting at 10 a.m. to help pick up all the wreaths and all are welcome to join.

Donations are being accepted to help purchase the  12" Balsam Wreath with a four loop red bow. The wreaths cost is $6.50 and they are purchased locally and will be delivered to the NH Veterans Cemetery on December 14. To learn more about the Wreaths for Boscawen visit www.bluestarmothersofnh.org.


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Pease Library Hosting Muslim Journey Series

PLYMOUTH — Pease Public Library has received a $ 3,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to host a five-part reading and discussion series titled "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.

Pease is one of 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to participate in the project, which seeks to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

"We are delighted to have been chosen to host this unique series that will allow patrons a chance to discuss some important themes in Muslim history and literature with the help of a well-qualified scholar," said Rebekka Mateyk, Library Director.

The fourth program will discuss Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie and will be held on November 19, at 6 p.m. The final book program will discuss Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi. All programs will be held at Pease Public Library. For details or to register, visit www.peasepubliclibrary.org or contact the library at 603-536-2616.

Dr. Filiz Otucu, Associate Professor will lead a discussion of the book at each session.


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LRGH holds its annual Tree of Love and Remembrance Service

LACONIA — The LRGH Auxiliary is pleased to once again offer the holiday 'Tree of Love,' and Remembrance Service on Thursday, December 12 at 1 p.m. in the atrium at LRGH.

From now through the Christmas holiday, the auxiliary will place an angel on the Tree of Love with the name of someone you would like to honor or remember. Angels are decorated by the students of Mrs. Bergman's 4th grade class at Woodland Heights Elementary School and cost $3 each. Angels may be purchased in the LRGH Gift Shop.

Proceeds from the Tree of Love will benefit the LRGH Auxiliary to help fund programs and services at LRGHealthcare. Any questions, please call the LRGH Auxiliary Gift Shop at 524-3211, ext. 3172.

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