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Meredith Historical Society will Hear story of Roosevelt Funeral Train

MEREDITH  — On Tuesday, November 5, at 7 p.m. UNH's Carl Lindblade will present a talk on one of the greatest train events in U.S. history: the funeral train of President Roosevelt. Mr. Lindblade will weave into this discussion fascinating aspects of deception, cover-up, betrayal, a Russian spy, the A-bomb, a nation in mourning, a white Cadillac convertible, and a Russian portrait painter.

Lindblade began his career at the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch and for the past 40 years has operated 3 and 4 diamond hotels & resorts. During this time he has received numerous recognitions and awards. He currently lectures in the hospitality management department at the University of New Hampshire. He also has a lifelong love of trains.

The Meredith Historical Society is located at 45 Main St. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Meredith Historical Society is pleased to offer this presentation through the UNH Speakers Bureau. For more information, contact 524-6586.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 10:06

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Laconia Improv Group Seeking Members

LACONIA — People interested in performing improv and comedy or who like participating in sales or backstage technical work are invited to an informational/sign up meeting on Friday, November 15 at five p.m. at the Congregational Church of Laconia's office building located across from the old train station in downtown Laconia.

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Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra to open season Nov. 9

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra (LRSO) is conducting its opening concert on Saturday November 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at Inter-Lakes high school in Meredith. 

This concert will feature the winner of our 2013 High School Concerto and Scholarship Competition, cellist Paul Bergeron. Bergeron, a high school senior from Dover, will be performing the Prelude from Concerto for Cello in D minor – a highly challenging and lyrical work by French composer Edouard Lalo.

Also on the November program are the familiar "William Tell Overture" by Rossini – which contains the renowned theme most often recognized as "The Lone Ranger"; and the sublime "Symphony #5 in D minor, Reformation" by Felix Mendelssohn, a work which was not published until several years after Mendelssohn's death.

The LRSO concerto competition, now entering its 5th venture since its inception four years ago. More than 50 talented high school students have auditioned, making the selection process extremely challenging. Students compete for a scholarship and the opportunity to perform with the LRSO in its November season opener each year. This year's winner, Paul Bergeron, is an astounding young cellist and is sure to provide an inspiring performance.

Featured Cellist Paul Bergeron began his studies at age four and has performed in master classes with Dorothy Braker and the Muir Quartet, and is currently a member of the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2012 he was the principal cellist for the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra and has been a member of the NH All-State Orchestra in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has performed in the Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival, the Portland Youth Consort, the Bow Street Youth Ensemble, and for many of Spaulding High School's Masque & Dagger productions as well as Dover High School's theater productions. He is also the 2013 winner of the NH Philharmonic Concerto Competition.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students college-age and under and are available online at www.LRSO.org/tickets, or by mail using the order form on that web page. Tickets are available at the following ticket outlets: Innisfree Bookshop and the Mobil station across from the town docks in Meredith; Greenlaw's Music in Laconia; and Bayswater Books in Center Harbor. Discount season tickets are available from now through the November concert. More information is available at www.LRSO.org.

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Bank of New Hampshire Hosts Free Shredding Day

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire is hosting a free paper shredding event on Saturday, November 2, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in their Laconia and Concord North Main Street office parking lots. This is an opportunity for all residents to destroy old documents and confidential files safely.

"We are happy to offer this event for responsible paper disposal which will help reduce the risk of identity theft," said Vickie Routhier, SVP – Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Bank of New Hampshire. "Bank of New Hampshire continues to be proactive in finding ways to protect consumers from fraud. We encourage residents to do their part by making use of this event for secure disposal."

All papers will be shredded on location in the mobile truck. Documents should be free of large binder clips; staples and paper clips may be left on documents.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 09:55

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