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080913 Alton Firemens' Association Chicken BBQ (43)

ALTON — The Alton Firemen's Association will hold its annual Chicken BBQ at the Alton Central Fire Station on Saturday, August 10 between 4-7 p.m.

Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Proceeds will raise money for purchase of rescue equipment for the Fire Department.


Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 08:54

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080913 Alton Old Home Day and Crafts Fair this weekend (161)

ALTON — Alton Old Home Days is August 10 and 11 in Alton Bay. Activities include USATF Certified and Chip Timing 5K Road Race, Old Home Days Craft Fair, Main Street Parade, Vintage Boat Show, Firemen's Chicken BBQ; Outdoor Bingo, Band Concert, Fireworks and more.

Celebrate Alton Old Home Days by attending a New England Style Craft Fair on August 10 and 11. The fair will take place at Railroad Square Park in picturesque Alton Bay overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Juried vendors will be located inside the Alton Bay Community Center and throughout the waterfront park. All vendor items are handmade by local artisans and include food items, maple products, jewelry, carvings, wooden items, paintings, clothing, linens, pillows, baskets, furniture, dolls, photos, doll items, sea shell designs, music, knitted and crocheted items, and much more.

Craft Fair hours are Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 9-3, rain or shine.


Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 08:52

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080813 Alton Church Craft Fair Friday night and Saturday (108)

ALTON —The Community Church of Alton is holding it's summer Craft Fair on Friday, August 9 from 5-7 p.m. and again on Saturday, August 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event will coincide with Alton's Old Home Day festivities. There will be home made pie by the slice and beverages for purchase on Friday night and a luncheon on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The "White Elephant Room" will be filled with everything from Christmas items to vintage items, including knits, linens, jewelry, gifts, children's items, books, plants, home made fudge, and baked goods. The Parade starts at 2 p.m. so downtown Alton is the place people will want to be.


Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 08:49

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080913 Meet the Author Event at Annie's Book Stop Saturday morning (395)

LACONIA — Annie's Book Stop will host a "Meet the author" special event on Saturday, August 10 at 10 a.m. featuring James Novak, author of Ora's Boy, and Catherine Dougherty, author of In Woolen Bikinis.

James Novak grew up in Laconia and upon graduating from high school, enlisted in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, he attended college at night and eventually earned dual degrees in Business Administration and Economics. He graduated magna-cum-laude from Park College in 1970 and earned his Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1977. He has traveled extensively all over the world and currently resides with his wife in Bluffton, South Carolina. James has recently acquired a summer home here in the Lakes Region.

Ora's Boy is the true narrative of Sonny Virgin's (a.k.a. Cousy) struggles to survive growing up in Laconia in the 1940s and 1950s. Abandoned by his father and rejected by his mother, Sonny, together with sisters Lorraine and Claudie, searched for love and approval. A remarkably endearing story, Ora's Boy is made more memorable with its backdrop of historical events and changes that happened during the era—World War II, the Korean War, the famous Boston Brinks robbery, Civil Rights Movement, and the advent of Rock N' Roll.

Catherine Dougherty, a native of New Hampshire, lives with her husband in the Lakes Region area, near Lake Winnipesaukee. She is a member of the New Hampshire Writers Project and currently serves as social media chair for the Greater Lakes Region Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Her debut novel in Polyester Pajamas, the first book in the Jean and Rosie series, was released in June 2012. She has also published several essays and poems, and is a featured author in the 2012-2013 publication 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading presented by TheAuthorsShow.com.

In Woolen Bikinis , released on July 5, 2013, is an engaging story about the unpredictable twists and turns that can happen in any woman's life, as well as a strong friendship, one Jean and Rosie are fortunate to have, that can help carry one through. It's also about Simple Pleasures, plenty of them (like woolen bikinis).


Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 08:38

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