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Gilford High School students to address Thompson-Ames Historical Society

GILFORD — The Thompson-Ames Historical Society is pleased to welcome a presentation by Gilford High School Advanced Placement U.S. History students on Tuesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. The students, along with teacher Mike Zulauf, will discuss the diverse periods of the 1950s and 1960s, which brought upheavals in social and political conditions, both locally and throughout the nation. The presentation will take place at the Union Meetinghouse, 24 BelknapMountain Road in Gilford. The public is invited to attend and support the work of some of Gilford's most promising students.

The presentation on Tuesday continues a two decades long partnership between Gilford High School's AP U.S. History class and the historical society. Throughout the partnership, the class has researched and presented information relative to aspects of local life and history in the Lakes Region focusing on Gilford, Gilmanton, Belmont and Laconia. Over a three year period, the classes were engaged in extensive research to piece together the life of Henry Whiteman, a Civil War veteran whose journals and personal papers were discovered in a local home several years ago. In the past few years, students presented information pertaining to local history during the periods of World Wars I and II, and the years of the Suffragette movement. 

Thompson-Ames Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the farming and cultural heritage of Gilford and welcomes new members. Those interested in becoming involved may reach the society at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Moultonborough Women's club will install officers Monday

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Women's Club will hold its annual banquet and installation of officers and directors at the Castle in the Clouds on  Monday, June 2. Doors open at 11 a.m. for a social time and the luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Gayle Russell has arranged a special catered luncheon with help from Harriet Bicksler, Jeannine Royer, Nancy McDonough, Valerie Durland and Irene Colman.
Following club tradition, Parliamentarian Dotti Simpson will conduct the installation ceremony of officers and directors, which will be the following: Co-Presidents Trish Conley and Eloise Post, Co-Vice Presidents Gayle Russell and Jill Alexander, Recording Secretary Dawn Smith, Corresponding Secretary Harriet Bicksler, Treasurer Pat Keegan. Directors: Judy Ballard, Carol Bamberry and Mitzie Crowe.

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Meredith Historical Society will hear talk on boats

MEREDITH — The Meredith Historical Society will be treated to a presentation by the NH Boat Museum on June 3 at 7 p.m. Founded in 1992 to "preserve the boating heritage of the New Hampshire lakes," the museum displays vintage mahogany and antique boats from race boats to canoes and sailboats. It also sponsors a vintage race boat regatta, boatbuilding classes for families as well as offering rides in a wooden 28' triple cockpit HackerCraft "woodie" on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Anyone familiar with boating in our area is sure to enjoy the boats and memorabilia displayed in this museum in Wolfeboro.

Lisa Lutts, Director, will give a presentation on its history, programs and everything related to boating in New Hampshire. She has worked in museums for 30 years and became director of the NH Boat Museum two years ago after directing a regional history museum in Tennessee.

The program begins at 7 p.m. at the 45 Main St. building of the Meredith Historical Society. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact 279-2275.

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BPS Lands Big Jobs in Pelham, Hopkinton

LACONIA — With a supportive vote from the taxpayers of Pelham in the spring of this year, Bonnette, Page and Stone (BPS) and the team of Lavallee Brensinger of Manchester, and Trident Project Advantage Group of Salem will lead the $22.6 million design, development and construction of the expansion and renovation of Pelham High School.

Improvements to the high school will include 29 new classrooms, improved administration and support space, substantial site infrastructure improvements and a systematic renovation of the existing school facility totaling approximately 123,000 square feet.

BPS also was chosen as selected as Construction Manager for a $3 million expansion and renovation of the Contoocook Fire Station in Hopkinton.

BPS along with Port One Architects of Portsmouth will be working with the town of Hopkinton to renovate and expand the Contoocook Fire Station. The current footprint of the existing fire station will be expanded to approximately 16,500 square feet. The new facility, when complete,  will provide a modern facility that is ADA compliant with proper space for storage and protection of apparatus, training facilities, Emergency Operations Center, and adequate support for a modern 24-hour staffed facility.


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