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Smith Meeting House September Service this Sunday

GILMANTON —  The September church service of the First Congregational Society in Gilmanton will be held on Sunday, September 15 at 4 p.m. at the Smith Meeting House. The Reverend Sidney Lovett of Holderness will officiate and Harriet Coupal will be the organist.

Refreshments will be served after the service in the meeting room downstairs. It is a non-denominational service and dress is casual.

The First Congregational Society was formed in 1774 and that year built the oldest church in Gilmanton which became the Smith Meeting House in honor of the first minister to serve there, Reverend Isaac Smith. Today the Smith Meeting House, located on Meeting House Road off Route 140 approximately 3.5 miles east of Route 107, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

For questions contact George Roberts at 603-267-8151.

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Brigadier General (Ret) Patricia Anderson to talk at Guy's Night Out

GILFORD — Brigadier General ( Ret) Patricia Anderson will speak about the current medical care our troops receive in war zones that address their immediate medical needs at Guys' Night Out at the Gilford Community Church on Thursday, September 19.

BG Anderson was the chief nurse of the 410th Evacuation Hospital in Saudi Arabia during Operations Desert Shield/Storm. She has since moved to Laconia.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. (dinner catered by Ellie Murphy at 7 p.m.  and the program with BG Anderson will follow.

Reservations for this evening can be made by calling the church office at 524-6057 by Sept 16.

Guys' Night Out is open to all men in the Lakes Region. The cost of the entire evening is now $11 per man.

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Janet Robertson Named Horizon Award Winner

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center held its annual meeting on Saturday, August 10.

Retiring trustees Alan English of Holderness and Tashia Morgridge of Holderness were honored for their dedicated service. Re-elected to the Board of Trustees including Nancy Beck of Holderness, Lawrence Beeson of Holderness, Margaret Conver of Flourtown, PA, Andy Eaton of Ashland, John Fernandes of Ashland, David Martin of Holderness, and Susan McKimens of Plymouth.

New trustees elected to the board were Ken Evans of Holderness, Emily Preston of Canterbury, and Richard Starbuck of Center Harbor. Science Center employees Tim Curry, Tom Klein, and Lauren Moulis were each recognized for five years of service.

Also recognized at the annual meeting was Janet Robertson who received the Horizon Award. The Board of Trustees of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center established the Horizon Award in 1995 as a means to honor exceptional and extended service to the center.

Janet joined the staff of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in 1990 as receptionist, and then she became office manager, then membership coordinator, then development director and now is Director of Development and Communications.

Janet has helped steer the organization for the past 23 years under four different executive directors. She has done so often quietly, in the background, helping to steer the ship in a steady direction, keeping an eye on the horizon. Her institutional knowledge is invaluable. She knows the donors and members of the Science Center better than anyone else and has forged relationships and friendships that have lasted decades.


Janet Robertson (Courtesy photo)


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League of NH Craftsmen will hear Peter Bloch, wooden lampshade maker

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Retail Gallery's  "Signature of Excellence" Summer Lecture Series
will present "Translucent Wood Lampshades: Who'd a Thunk It?" with Peter Bloch on Monday, September 16, from 7-8 p.m.

The lecture will be held in the Fireside Room at the Chase House, located at 312 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith. Reserve seats in advance by calling the gallery at (603) 279-7920.

Translucent wooden lampshades are the signature work of artist Peter Bloch, a 30-year veteran of the League of NH Craftsmen. His lampshades are individually handcrafted on a woodturning lathe, and glow beautifully from within when lit.

Bloch will discuss his influences and inspirations, as well as the tools, processes, philosophies, and aesthetics that underlie his work. Peter will be showing slides that illuminate some of these topics, as well as answering your questions, sharing his thoughts on the importance of the League's mission, and will also have examples of his work as well as his portfolio for closer viewing.


Wooden lampshade by Peter Bloch. (Courtesy photo)

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