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'I Have Been Busy All Day' chronicles the life of an 1890's housewife and mother

LACONIA — Anna Samson Bradley's journals from 1893-1899 provide the background for intimate glimpses into the life of a New England housewife and mother. Judith Buswell has written and produced a dramatic presentation, which will be presented Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in Taylor's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave.

Anna Samson was born in central Vermont and married Daniel Edward Bradley from Jaffrey, N.H. The couple lived in Vermont and Connecticut and had four daughters. Their youngest, Edith Bradley Rogers, had ties to the Lakes Region.

Edith married James P. Rogers, co-founder of the nationally recognized Allen-Rogers Corp. of Laconia that produced turned wood products for more than 60 years. This reader's theatre presentation is based on the journals kept by Anna Bradley and includes a minimal set, props, music, choreography and visuals from the late Victorian era and Bradley, Rogers and Stamps families.

Because seating is limited, RSVP by calling 5224-5600, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 08:16

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VynnArt Gallery Hosting Exhibit of Rob Caron Paintings

MEREDITH — Local artist Rob Caron will show his oil paintings at VynnArt Gallery September 26-29. A reception and an opportunity to meet the artist will take place on Thursday, September 26 from 3-6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Rob Caron of Meredith is a self taught artist. His subject matter is primarily oil paintings of a variety of nature subjects, Many of his paintings are large in size and include beautiful ornate framing.

Caron has spent a considerable amount of time in Europe visiting the major art museums where he studied the works of the masters in England, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. He is a former member of the Manchester Art Association is currently a member of the Lakes Region Artists Association, and is also an active participant of the Artists Loft group.

VynnArt is located at 30 Main Street, in Meredith. For further information go to www.vynnart.com or call (603) 279-0557.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:57

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LRGHealthcare Offering Athletic Performance Series


LACONIA —LRGHealhcare's he Athletic Performance Series is designed to assist coaches, student athletes and the everyday recreational athlete to develop sport specific skills or improve their overall fitness.

These educational classes are taught by LRGHealthcare Rehabilitation professionals and are freeto the public. Individuals are welcome to attend one or all. Please dress appropriately and come ready to participate.

Core Strengthening for the Athlete: 6–7:30 p.m.
Introductory lecture on the importance of developing and maintaining a strong and stable core, as well as learning the many strengthening techniques available. Your core is a combination of your torso, hips, and pelvic muscles that make up a base for all body movement.

· Thursday, Sept. 26 at Westside Healthcare, Franklin-Rehab Entrance

· Thursday, Oct. 3 at Hillside Medical, Gilford- Rehab Lot C

· Thursday, Dec. 12 at Interlakes Medical Center, Rehab-Lower level

Rotator Cuff - Keeping Your Shoulder Healthy & Strong: 6–7:30 p.m.

Lecture will discuss basic shoulder anatomy and simple exercises to keep your shoulder strong and healthy for participating in everyday activities, as well as sports and lifting demands.

· Thursday, Nov. 7 at Interlakes Medical Center, Rehab-Lower level

Dynamic Stretching & Injury Prevention: 6-7:30 p.m.

A method of stretching and preparing the body for physical activity while improving strength, speed, agility and endurance. Come and learn what's behind this better way of stretching and learn techniques that you can apply to your own program.

· Thursday, Oct. 24 at Franklin Regional Hospital

Keep Your Back In Motion: 6-7:30 p.m.

Class will discuss basic back anatomy and simple exercises to help keep your back strong and healthy for lifting, sports, and everyday activities.

· Thursday, Jan. 9 at Hillside Medical, Gilford-Rehab Lot

For more information or to register, call 527-7120; class may be cancelled due to weather or low enrollment.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 07:34

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The Weeks Act of 1911-Conservatives, Conservation and Not One Cent for Scenery

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a presentation of "The Weeks Act of 1911-Conservatives, Conservation and Not One Cent for Scenery", on Wednesday September 25 at 7 p.m.

Carl Lindblade said the act was passed by Congress and, for the first time authorized the use of federal money to purchase private land for national forests. The White Mountain National Forest was the result. Congressman Weeks was a NH native and conservative Republican from back bay Boston. The story continues as he fought for the bill against Democratic Speaker Cannon who famously said "Not one damn cent for Scenery."

Lindblade began his hotel career at the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch and for the past 40+ years has operated 3 and 4 diamond hotels and resorts. In addition to years of hands on experience he brings a commitment to community and industry service. Among his assignments he was a delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Travel and Tourism, Interim Director of the NH office of Travel and Tourism Development, Innkeeper of the Year, Travel Person of the Year, Past President of the NH Lodging and Restaurant Association and American Hotel and Lodging Association Volunteer of the Year.

He is currently a lecturer in the hospitality management department at the University of New Hampshire where he enjoys teaching as it affords him the opportunity to share experiences with students. In 2009, as a volunteer , Carl coached the Conway New Hampshire Kennett High School's Lodging Class to a national championship in a competition sponsored by the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

This lecture is free for current LWHS Museum members and $5 per person for non members. Refreshments will be served.  RSVP to 366-5950 for this event.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 11:22

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