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Indoor yard sale this Saturday at youth center

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center is hosting an Indoor Community Yard Sale on Saturday, April 26, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be more than 25 yard sales at the event. There is no cost for admission. Those interested in having a seller's table at the event should contact Scott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Gilford Youth Center is located at 19 Potter Hill Road in Gilford. For more information, visit gilfordyouthcenter.com.

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Diane Blue Big Band at Pitman’s Friday evening

ACONIA — The Diane Blue Big Bandwill be at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m.. Admission is $12.

Boston's Diane Blue is a soul-stirring vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd-pleasing entertainer. Voted "Outstanding Female Singer" in The Blues Audience 2011 Readers' Poll, Ms. Blue is a soulful and sassy performer with a strong and energetic delivery, serving up her own spin on soul, blues and R&B. She won the 2010 Massachusetts Blues Challenge, earning the honor of competing at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Diane has played harmonica and/or sung with guitarist extraordinaire Ronnie Earl, as well as international performers Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson (former sideman for Muddy Waters), Big Jack Johnson (of Clarksdale, Mississippi) and Irma Thomas (the Soul Queen of New Orleans), among others. Ms. Blue tours in the U.S. and abroad as a featured performer.

Diane is joined by Johnny Blue Horn Moriconi (trumpet/vocals), Mario Perrett (sax/vocals), Joe Barger (keys/vocals),

Bobby Gus (guitar), Lenny Bradford Bass/vocals) and Jeff "Jungle Boy" Thompson (drums)

Catered dinner available before the show. Call for information and reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com

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Medieval, Renaissance Forum Fri., Sat. at PSU

PLYMOUTH — More than 100 scholars will present their latest research on many aspects of medieval and Renaissance culture at the 35th annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, April 25 and 26 at Plymouth State University. Plymouth State's forum is the oldest conference of its type in New England.

The theme of this year's event is "Authors, Artists, Audiences." Registration and coffee begins at 8 a.m. Friday at Lamson Library and Learning Commons on Highland Street.

The Forum officially opens at 8:45 a.m. following a procession from Rounds Hall to the Hartman Union Building Fireplace Lounge. The traditional opening ceremony will include music by the Plymouth State University Chamber Singers, just back from Carnegie Hall; a welcome by forum Director Karolyn Kinane, an opening poem by Festival Poet Laureate Phil O'Mara with Kinane, and an audience singing of Gaudeamus Igitur.

Public concurrent sessions are held in Boyd Hall, Lamson Learning Commons and Rounds Hall throughout the day Friday and Saturday on topics such as "Orality and Historiography: The Power of the Spoken Word in the Middle Ages," "Women Empowered by God," "Early Medieval Aesthetics," "Understanding The Canterbury Tales," "Sacred Art" and "Early Medieval France." Several undergraduate student panels are also scheduled.

Friday morning sessions are 9:30­–10:50 a.m. and 11:05 a.m.­­–12:25 p.m. and a chainmail workshop by the student Medieval Society is scheduled from 1:15–2:15 p.m. at a location to be announced.

Friday lunch will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Frost Commons off School Street, followed by additional concurrent sessions from 2:25–3:45 p.m.

This years Forum Keynote Speaker is Rebecca Krug, associate professor of English at the University of Minnesota, who specializes in late medieval English literature and culture. She will speak on "Margery Kemp and the Lonely Reader" at 4 p.m. Friday, in the Hage Room on the second floor of the Hartman Union Building.

Krug is the author of Reading Families: Women's Literate Practice in Late Medieval England, and a number of essays including pieces in The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Culture and A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age. She is currently writing an essay about lunar gardening in the medieval and modern worlds and completing a book about Margery Kemp.

A reception follows from 5-6:15 p.m. at the same location. Dinner, for which tickets are required, will be at 6:30 p.m. in Frost Commons.

Saturday registration and coffee begin at 8:30 a.m. at Lamson Library and Learning Commons, followed by concurrent sessions from 9 a.m. ­–10:20 a.m. and 10:35–11:55 a.m. Lunch will be held in Frost Commons from noon­–1:15 p.m. Afternoon sessions run from 1:30–2:50 p.m. and 3-4:20 p.m.

Doors open for the traditional Medieval Feast (tickets required) at 5:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall in Samuel Read Hall Building on Highland Street. Contact the forum director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for tickets.

Information about the Forum is online at Plymouth.edu/medieval and on Facebook at Plymouth State University Medieval and Renaissance Forum.

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Businesses Step Up to '90 for 90 Challenge'

MEREDITH — Businesses have stepped up to the "Alumni 90th Challenge". The Challenge has gone out to local business owners to donate $90 in honor of the Meredith/Inter-Lakes Alumni Association and the celebration of their 90th Anniversary. Currently the following businesses have answered the challenge.
Three business owners that have taken up the challenge are "Real Green Lawn and Landcare", owner Dan Harris; "Bryant Paving", owner Leslie Bryant; and "American Pride Landscape Co." with owner Peter Richards. They are also alumni members who grew up here in Meredith and now have their own business in the local area.

Brian Allen, alumni member and owner of 'Cerutti Contracting, LLC' was also one of the first to take up the challenge, as was 'R. Joseph Dever Services', a property management and home maintenance business owned by Joe Dever. These business owners want to encourage all local business owners to take up the challenge!
The donation of $90.oo will be used to help support the three $1,000.oo Alumni Scholarships awarded each year to deserving seniors at I-L H S, as well as to help with the costs associated with the 90th Anniversary Celebration. Some of these costs include the recognition of the current 50 year Class of 1964, and the cost of maintaining the Alumni Loyalty Cup, which has been given out each year since 1929.
Everyone who is interested in attending the Annual Alumni Brunch please mark your calendars for June 1 from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. The special 90th Anniversary charge for this years event is $19.24 pp in honor of the Class of 1924, which was the class that began the association ninety years ago. Reservations are required by May 20 and checks may be sent to the Meredith/I-L Alumni Assoc., PO Box 1076, Meredith, NH 03253. Include your name, including maiden name if appropriate, that you would like for your name tag, as well as the class you were in. If you have any special seating requests include them along with your reservation. If you have any questions call Nancy Morrill at 279-6657.

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