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Catholic parish to hold auction Sept. 19

TILTON — St. Gabriel Parish will hold its annual live auction on Saturday, Sept. 19, starting at noon at St. Mary of the Assumption Church's Boutin Center, 16 Chestnut St.

The preview of auction items will begin at 11 a.m.

Items going under the gavel include theme gift baskets, gift certificates for services, restaurant meals and hotel stays.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 06:49

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VNA & Hospice offers bereavement support group

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is offering 7-week Bereavement Support Groups in two locations beginning in mid-September. One group will meet in Laconia on Thursday afternoons and the other group will meet in Wolfeboro on Tuesday mornings. Each group consists of a series of 1 ½ hour meetings held each week for 7 weeks.

Support Groups give people the opportunity to discuss and learn ways of coping with their loss, to gain the support of others in safe and caring ways, and to learn about the grief process. Although grief is a unique experience through which each person finds his or her own way, there are common threads we all share when going through grief.

Pre-registration is required / The support group is offered free of charge.

To register for the group or for more information, call or email James Miller, Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, to schedule an appointment Phone: 603-524-8444 x 2390 (Laconia) / 603-569-2729 x 3256 (Wolfeboro) email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 06:40

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Historical society program features cemeteries and gravestones

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Historical Society's next program occurs on Thursday, September 3, at 7 pm, when Glenn Knoblock, noted local author and NH Humanities Council lecturer, will present his talk on "New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones".

The lecture will take place at the Franklin Public Library, 310 Central Street, in the upstairs meeting space. Access is via the rear door (off the parking lot behind the Franklin City Hall/Opera House). Use the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor.

Knoblock has been a NH resident for 30 years, spending much of his time researching and writing about various aspects of Granite State history. Among the many books he has authored are such titles as "New Hampshire Covered Bridges", "Brewing in New Hampshire" (written with James Gunter), and "Historic Burial Grounds of the New Hampshire Seacoast". He has also delved into the areas of American clipper ships, and the history of the African American in the military, working extensively with the Harvard and Oxford University Press's African American National Biography Project.  Knoblock's insatiable appetite for historical research and unstoppable drive has made him an expert in a myriad of fields and an extremely knowledgeable speaker.

This presentation is the result of a collaboration between the Society and the Franklin Public Library, with thanks to the librarian Rob Sargent, and is sponsored by the NH "Humanities To Go!" program. The event, as are all Franklin Historical Society programs, is free and open to all. The New Hampshire Humanities Council is responsible for the financial subsidies which make these presentations possible, and is acknowledged for its invaluable contributions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 06:37

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36th annual fine arts and crafts festival in Meredith this weekend

MEREDITH — Plans are now complete for the Lakes Region 36th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival to be held i on Saturday and Sunday, August 29 and 30. Sponsored by Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, the Festival is held on the Main Street of Meredith and amid the shops at the Mill Falls Marketplace. From its inception thirty-five years ago the event has attracted high quality artists and craftsmen and continues to be one of the most respected arts and crafts events in the Lakes Region.

The 80 juried artists and craftsmen will present high quality merchandise. Featured in the craft category will be pottery, leather, wood products, weaving, quilting, metal sculpture, jewelry, baskets, dolls, and toys. Art work will include watercolor, oil paintings, pen and ink drawings, photography, and theorem paintings. Several artists will be demonstrating at their booths.

Musical entertainment sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank will take place both days on the Main Street Stage. Marc Elbaum, Christine Chaisson, and Jarrod Taylor will perform both days and will play music from every era including big band, swing, down country, island, rhythm and blues as well as classic and contemporary rock and roll. Saturday's entertainment will also feature Phil and Janet Sanguedolce and Ray Porcell. There will also be entertainment for old and young alike by Simplicity The Clown. Sunday Kindermusic will be performed by Christine Chaisson and the show will close with a festival jam featuring Marc, Chris, Jarrod, and Phil and Janet Sanguedolce.

Several Meredith organizations including the Kiwanis Club, the Snow Streakers Snowmobile Club and the Meredith Masons will be offering a variety of culinary delights. Included will be sandwiches, hot dogs, popcorn, homemade pies, and snow cones. A shuttle van sponsored by Lakes Region Airport Shuttle will provide transportation to and from the Main Street from both the north and the south sides of Route 3. Chamber organizers report that the event will be held rain or shine and further information may be obtained by contacting the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 603-279-6121 or www.meredithareachamber.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 06:34

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