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Christian Science lecturer to speak in Laconia on Sunday

LACONIA — The Laconia Christian Science Church presents a talk entitled "The Healing Comforter" on Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at the church located at 136 Pleasant St. The speaker will be Mary Alice Rose of Brookville, Md.

In her 20-year career in areas of applied physical science ranging from a meteorologist for the National Severe Storms Laboratory to co-managing a division of engineers and scientists in developing the ground system for the Hubble Space Telescope, "prayer was her constant guiding and motivating force. Through those years, her love for God permeated every aspect of her daily work."

Rose's lecture focuses on Christian Science as the comforter Jesus promised. It addresses praying about extreme events such as terrorism, illness and "natural disasters." In her talk, Rose will draw parallels between how physical scientists approach the subjects they study and how individuals approach the study of Christian Science.


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2nd annual Gale to Goss Library Walk set for Saturday

LACONIA — The second annual Laconia Public Library Walk — Gale to Goss — will be held on Saturday, May 17.

The community walking tour up the WOW Trail will again celebrate Laconia's public reading spaces. The event is hosted by the library, in partnership with the Laconia School District's Project EXTRA and the WOW Trail.

Walkers will meet on the lawn of the main library and begin trek up the WOW Trail to Lakeport Square and then along Elm Street to the Goss Reading room  at 10 a.m. A distance of about 1 1/2 miles will be covered. Walkers may take advantage of the opportunity to have Molly the Trolly bring them back down the Gale Library.

Upon arrival at the Goss Reading Room, walkers will meet on the lawn for photos and announcements. Each participant will receive WOW Trail Mix from the Laconia Middle School's Twist Program, a Gale to Goss T-shirt (for the first 150 kids), a bottle of water, a free raffle ticket for a chance to win one of two Kindle Fire tablets; a children's book and a photo.

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Meadows Golf Tournament postponed until Sunday

GILFORD — Due to the threat of rain on Saturday, the second annual Meadows Committee Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, May 18, at 8:30 a.m. at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club

Start times and all other arrangements remain the same. The Committee is still looking for more foursomes to enjoy the day. Contact Jim Swarthout, Resident Professional, at Pheasant Ridge ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Sue Allen, Chairperson, Gilford School Board ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to play on Sunday.

Players are invited to this 18 hole scramble format with full lunch, raffle and prizes. Many local merchants and organizations have made donations to the project. Irwin Motors is offering a hole-in-one car prize as well! A limited number of hole sponsors are still available.


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Franklin Savings grants aid 5 community organizations

FRANKLIN — Spring and summer projects will now benefit from over $22,300 awarded by Franklin Savings Bank through the Fund for Community Advancement. The FSB Fund has awarded 150 grants totaling over $767,600 to non‐profit community organizations and agencies.

Five local groups will be benefiting from this round of grants. They are:

Copper Cannon Camp provides underprivileged kids with an unforgettable experience that includes all the traditional fun of summer camp: swimming, hiking, archery, campfires, team‐building fun, and more. A $2,500 grant from FSB's Fund will help Copper Cannon provide this wonderful experience to campers from central New Hampshire.

Franklin Boys and Girls Club Boys and Girls Clubs serve to compliment vital community resources in providing recreational, social and educational programs for children from grade school through high school. FSB's Fund has awarded a $7,500 grant to the Concord Boys and Girls Club to assist with the opening of an after school and summer camp program at their Franklin location in St. Gabriel's Parish Hall.

Paul Smith School Parent Teacher Organization will also be receiving funds — $2,000. The Garden Project at the Paul Smith Elementary School helps children reconnect with the agricultural roots and traditions of Franklin. Students have built and maintained raised beds for a butterfly garden, a teaching garden, and a food sharing garden. The grant from the FSB Fund will help the Garden reach its goal of growing fresh vegetables and fruits to donate to local food pantries and soup kitchens.

Tapply Thompson Community Center and Kelley Park Playground in Bristol. The Kelley Park Playground is the only play space of its kind in the Bristol area and is well used by local schools and families. A park that is loved this much needs frequent repairs and maintenance. A $7,000 grant from Franklin Savings Bank will allow the Kelley Park to refurbish and replace key structures at this busy children's play place.

Tilton‐Northfield Recreation Council. The Pines Community Center, which is maintained by the Tilton‐Northfield Recreation Council, provides meeting and function space for more than 45 community groups. Thousands of local people visit the center each year. Programs include youth sports, 4‐H, Little League, Boy and Girl Scouts, day care and summer camps, senior luncheons, dance classes, and so much more. A $3,300 grant from Franklin Savings Bank will enable the Pines Community Center to replace the hot water circulating pump, which is so critical to many of the programs, as well as to the safety and sanitation of the Center.

"Awarding the Fund for Community Advancement grants is one of the highlights of our community support," says Jeff Savage, FSB President and CEO. "Franklin Savings Bank is pleased to help our neighbors accomplish such worthy goals. It's an honor to be a part of these organizations' efforts."

For more information on how to apply in the competitive process, visit www.fsbnh.com or call Dorothy Savery at (603) 934‐8316. Connect with them on Facebook at facebook.com/franklinsavingsbank for news and community updates.


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