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Exhibit at The Studio this month portrays Elvis Presley’s Graceland

LACONIA — Photographer Evelyn Lamprey gives us an intimate, almost cozy, view of Elvis Presley's home Graceland in her "Just Like Us, Only Not" display at 6 p.m. at The Studio in Laconia.
During a visit to Graceland last year, Lamprey was allowed a short amount of time to capture pictures. The images that are being shown at The Studio reveal an almost-average home, dated and nostalgic, with only a few glimpses of the over-the-top excess that we often associate with Elvis. "I was surprised at how unpretentious so much of it was," says Lamprey. "Even the pretension is often tempered by the mundane, and sometimes the tacky - an arrangement of silk flowers on an exquisitely set dining table, a single wilting plant in an over-sized terracotta pot, poolside."
Melissa McCarthy, who curated the exhibit has reached out to other businesses to bring "Just Like Us, Only Not" further in to the community. The unique frame samples used came from Will Lehmann Frames in Sandwich, and the large stuffed animals in the window installation are on loan from the St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop. The owner of Polished and Proper Barbershop and Shave Parlor, is working with McCarthy also.

The exhibit runs through the month of September at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Laconia. For more information call 603-455-8008.

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‘Underwater History of Winnipesaukee’ talk September 14

LACONIA — Hans Hug Jr. returns to the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum on Saturday, September 14 with his program, "The Underwater History of Lake Winnipesaukee." The program will begin at 11 a.m.
His presentation will include videos of wrecks while diving in the big lake and other interesting artifacts from below the surface of the lake. Hug has been an avid diver for many years and it will be of great interest to anyone who enjoys the history of Lake Winnipesaukee. Admission is free to LWHS embers, for non members there will be a $5 fee per person to attend the lecture.

Pre-registration is required for this popular lecture as seating is limited. To reserve seats or for more information call 366-5950

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Canterbury Artisan Festival taking place Saturday at Shaker Village

CANTERBURY — The Canterbury Artisan Festival will take place on Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury. The Canterbury Artisan Fair celebrates Traditional Arts with an Artisan Craft Fair & Farmers' Market, music, artisan food and demonstrations.

Artisan Food will be provided by the Lakes Region Community College Culinary Arts Program, Brookford Farm, Stone Oven Mountain Fired Pizza, and Ian's Granite Grill. Entertainment will be provided by the Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio, The Sugar River String Band, and Roger Sorlien and Samantha Tracy. Demonstrations include fiber arts, coopering by Ron Raiselis, blacksmithing by David Court, woodworking by Preservation Timber Framing and others.

"Last year when we first decided to host the Artisan Festival, we set out to showcase local talent amid the Shaker design and industry that is on display throughout the Village," noted Funi Burdick, Executive Director. "This year's Canterbury Artisan Festival is a day-long celebration of these Traditional Arts with something for everyone: crafts, music, artisan food and demonstrations."

The Canterbury Artisan Festival is sponsored by The Concord Group Insurance, Public Service Company of New Hampshire, Lincoln Financial Group, Northeast Delta Dental, Nathan Wechsler & Company, Meredith Village Savings Bank and Rowley Agency.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17. Children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.shakers.org.

CAPTION — The Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio will perform at the annual Artisan Festival at Canterbury Shaker Village on Saturday, September 14. (Courtesy photo)

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Minot Sleeper Library to host author Maxwell MacPherson, Jr. on Saturday

BRISTOL — Author Maxwell MacPherson, Jr. will be available to sign copies of his book, A Family Affair on Saturday, September 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Minot Sleeper Library in Bristol.

Family Affair is is a love story between the young Alex Samuels and Bess Walton. As Samuels grows up and learns about his New England locale, he becomes an avid fisherman and fly tier. He is an above average young man in his middle teens who leads a morally fit life as well as a passion for wildlife and a love for his relatives and friends. Bess Walton grows up in Manhattan, and her family travels to New Hampshire to find a new life different from her father's corporate life in the big city. The Samuels and Waltons become intertwined as Bess, the New York City girl, and Alex, the country boy, spend more time together and from there the romance blossoms.

Maxwell MacPherson Jr. weaves the families' tales around a young man's experiences with various forms of wildlife and other animals. Fishing, hunting, animal husbandry, and animal observation are a constant thread throughout the story. The story is a mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, that forces the love between Samuels and Walton to be tested. The overarching question is: will their love overcome the obstacles they face?

For more information, contact (877) 727-0697 or Michelle Whitman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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