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Sugar maple planted at Hall Library

NORTHFIELD — A group of volunteers recently planted a 'Green Mountain' sugar maple tree in front of the Hall Memorial Library.

Kate Driscoll and Tom Marhan, employees of Scott Burns' Landscaping, of Meredith, delivered and planted the tree on a sunny Saturday morning. Driscoll and Marhan volunteered their own time in this tree-planting enterprise, and spent many additional hours coordinating the man and machine power it took to pull the event together. Patrons of the Hall Memorial Library have expressed much appreciation for the work and dedication put into the endeavor.

CAPTION — Volunteers Maggie McCall, Kelly Finemore, Ralph Perreault, Ken and Bonnie Randall, Kate Driscoll and Tom Marhan take a moment to pose in front of Hall Memorial Library before planting"Green Mountain" sugar maple tree. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 08:54

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Squam Lakes Association holding 12.2-mile, 3-peak Ridge Race on September 22

HOLDERNESS — The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) will host its first ever Squam Ridge Race, a 12.2 mile trail race which traverses a majority of the Squam Range crossing three summits with amazing views of Squam Lake and the surrounding watershed on Sunday, September 22. Registration/number pick up opens at 7 a.m. followed by the race start at 7:45 a.m.

The race has a total of 3,000 feet of elevation gain and is mostly single track on trails. The path up to the top of Mount Percival will be a challenge to runners with its many stone steps and rugged terrain.

Registration before September 1 is $60, after September 1, $65. Registrations the day of add $5. Register online at www.squamlakes.org/squam-ridge-race. All proceeds from the Squam Ridge Race will go directly to supporting over 50 miles of SLA maintained trails around the Squam watershed.

Parking, start and finish line for the race will take place at Burliegh Farm Road off of Route 113 in Holderness. For more information call the SLA office at (603) 968-7336 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 08:50

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Alton Masons hosting chicken barbecue today

ALTON — The Alton Masons from Winnipisaukee Lodge will be holding a chicken barbeque on today from 4-7 p.m.

The meal will consist of a half-chicken cooked over the outdoor BBQ pit, baked potato, cole slaw, corn, dinner roll, dessert, and a beverage.

The Masons invite those who don't feel like getting the kids cleaned up and dressed to go out for dinner to drop by and pick up a takeout container with the chicken, potato, cole slaw, corn and a dinner roll so they can eat at home.

Cost is $12.

The Lodge is located on Rte 28 a quarter mile south of the Alton traffic circle.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 08:21

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‘The Color of Paradise’ is next for international film series held at Laconia Public Library

LACONIA — The Laconia Human Relations Committee in cooperation with the Laconia Public Library presents The Color of Paradise, Monday, September 9 at 6:45 p.m. This starts a new season in the International Film Series shown monthly at the Laconia Public Library.

Mohammed is a student at a special school for blind children in Tehran. His mother is dead, and his father, Hashem, earns a meager wage working in a charcoal producing plant. He sometimes considers abandoning the boy. He is shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness because he is afraid that his new bride will think the boy is a bad omen for their marriage.
He is the last student to be picked up for summer vacation. However, Mohammed happily roams the beautiful hills of his village during his vacation. He touches and feels the nature around him, counting the sounds of animals, and imitating them. He displays a unique attitude towards nature, and seems to understand its rhythms and textures as a language. Mohammed wants to see God. Paradise is another name for God. The color of paradise is the color of God.
Mohammed goes to the local school with his sisters and reads the lessons from his textbook in Braille, which amazes the children and the teacher. The sights and sounds of family life in the countryside of Iran are central to the experience of Mohammed and his family.
Mohammed's grandmother is heartbroken when she learns that Hashem wants to give Mohammed away. He is given to a blind carpenter for mentoring. The tension between Hashem and Mohammed is the mixture of love and shame that tests Hashem. This 1999 film was made in Iran and directed by Majid Majidi.

Last Updated on Friday, 30 August 2013 08:08

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