GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library will host a presentation on Thursday, November 7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.focusing on a number of New Hampshire men who never returned home after World War II.
Author Aimee Gagnon Fogg will discuss her recently published book, The Granite Men of Henri-Chapelle. A Nashua native, Fogg grew up hearing stories about her Great-Uncle, PFC Paul Lavoie, who was killed in action in Germany. He now rests among 7,992 WWII soldiers at the Henri-Chapelle American Military Cemetery in Belgium.
After a pilgrimage to the site, she learned that 37 other NH men were also buried there. Her book is an attempt to remember each of the NH men as well as capture the essence of the person behind the military rank.
Fogg emphasizes in her introduction that the book is meant to allow each man an opportunity to share his life once again, a life he sacrificed in the pursuit of liberty for his fellow man.
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:08
FRANKLIN — The Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host its Fifth Annual Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bessie Rowell Community Center (12 Rowell Drive, Franklin).
Proceeds from this annual event help to support important initiatives at Franklin Regional Hospital. This is a perfect opportunity to pick-up local hand-made gifts and everything needed for the upcoming holiday season. The fair will also feature a bake sale, penny sale, 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction. Admission and parking is free.
For more information, call 934-2060 ext. 8780.
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers.
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:04
LACONIA — TD Bank recently sent kids from the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region to attend the Boston Bruins game at the TD Garden on October 14. TD Bank selected the club from their NH/ME region to attend a Bruins home game.
TD Bank is proud to offer its TD Bank Community Clubhouse at the TD Garden. At each Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins home game TD Bank hosts the TD Bank Community Clubhouse. This program provides non-profit organizations all over Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire the opportunity to attend a Boston Celtics or Boston Bruins home game. At the game they are treated to loge seats, dinner, court and ice level access, and featured on the LED Screen, NESN and CSNNE.
"TD Bank remains dedicated to making a meaningful and positive contribution to the communities where we do business," said Kelly Gelinas, Assistant VP at the Manchester, NH TD Bank branch. "We feel it is important to invest in our communities and feel it is great that the club has the opportunity to come to this event, which is a fun and safe way to spend the day. Supporting the Boys & Girls Club not only supports the community and organization but also lets families experience our brand."
Jayden Grady sits on Eddie Hanley's shoulders at TD Garden during a Boston Bruins game. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 10:00
PLYMOUTH — The Silver Series at Plymouth State University will present the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company on Saturday, November 2 at 8 p.m. in the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts.
Choreographer Paul Taylor is the last living member of the pantheon that created America's indigenous art of modern dance. At an age when most artist's work is behind them, Taylor continues to win public and critical acclaim for vibrancy, relevance and power of his creations. He created Taylor 2 twenty years ago to bring his vision into communities all over the world. Taylor offers cogent observations on life's complexities while tackling some of society's thorniest issues. He may propel his dancers through space for the sheer beauty of the movement, but more frequently he uses them to illuminate such profound issues as war, piety, spirituality, sexuality, morality and mortality. While his work has been iconic, he has also made some of the most purely romantic, most astonishingly athletic and downright funniest dances ever put on stage.
In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Taylor chooses dances that span the broad spectrum of his work. Several of the dances performed by Taylor 2 have been reworked from the Paul Taylor Dance Company's version to enable the smaller ensemble of dancers to perform them. Critics and audiences cheer as Taylor 2 introduces the athleticism, humor and range of emotions known to Taylor's work.
Taylor 2 has toured in the U.S. and internationally and has done extensive residences in Albany, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, St. Louis and San Francisco.
The New York Times says Taylor 2 is a kind of miracle, "...All of the dancers are considerable talents [who] unite fearlessness with skill." The Sunday Star Ledger reports, "It's small, travels light, and packs some of the best modern dance around."
Tickets for Paul Taylor 2 at the Silver Center are $35-30 for adults, $33-28 for seniors and $20-15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 09:47
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