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083013ElksDareDonation: Laconia Elks DARE CAPTION ONLY

Laconia Elks #876 presents Gilford DARE $100. Pictured is James Culpon Exalted Ruler, Officer Holly Harris and Doti Acres Gath- Past Exalted Ruler and Drug Awarness Committee. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 09:01

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090113 Heavy Traffic Will Impact Plymouth and Holderness on PSU Move-in Day (202)In

PLYMOUTH — The busiest day of the year for Plymouth State University and surrounding communities arrives Monday, September 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nearly 2300 students will converge on campus, with the busiest time from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Traffic in the towns of Plymouth and Holderness will be heaviest at this time.

PSU Move-In allows students to quickly and efficiently fill the University's eight residence halls with the help of staff, students and families. University, Holderness and Plymouth police, residence hall staff and building workers will also help incoming students park, unload and move their belongings. PSU athletic teams will also pitch in to help their classmates move in and get settled. All cars will be allowed 15 minutes to unload near the residence halls and then will be directed to park in the Visitor lot next to the Ice Arena or the PE Center Visitor Parking Lot both located on Route 175A across the bridge.

By Monday evening, it is expected that more than 80% of the students will have been moved in to their on-campus residences. The remainder will arrive on Tuesday before the first full day of classes start Wednesday, September 4.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:59

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083013AltonBayMacDonald (127)

ALTON BAY — Gordon MacDonald will be speaking at the Alton Bay Christian Conference Center Sunday, September 1 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Dr. MacDonald is a renowned speaker, teacher, and author of more than a dozen books. MacDonald is also the former pastor of Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts.

In addition to MacDonald as guest speaker, the Labor Day weekend brings The Blackwood Brothers Quartet. The group was formed in 1934 and has the distinction of being the best-known name in Gospel Music history. The group will perform on Saturday, August 31 at 7 p.m.

The Lakes Region, through the Alton Bay Christian Conference Center, continues to offer high quality performances and speakers in their Tabernacle. All are welcome to visit. For directions, summer brochure, and additional information, visit www.altonbay.org or call 875-6161.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:56

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090113HallSummerReadingExit (136):2X DIG into reading party

NORTHFIELD — The end of this year celebration for the Children's Summer Reading Program "Dig Into Reading" took place on August 24. 

Of the 91 kids who participated in the program throughout the summer, thirty-three attended the final party where parents and kids snacked on muffins, grapes and punch. The kids then picked their final treasures from the prize bin, choosing one item for every five books read.

A total of 1532 books were devoured by budding bibliophiles and special recognition and awards went out to the top five readers: Bruce Archibald, brother and sister Becca and Ethan Turgeon, and sisters Harper and Nora Hartshorn. All the children received certificates from Pizza Hut for a personal pan pizza, and all children who pick up their list of books read and present it to Dipsy-Doodle will receive a free ice-cream.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:54

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