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Belknap County Democrats to hear from presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee

LACONIA — Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee will be a special guest speaker at a Belknap County Democrats meeting and County Caucus on Wednesday, June 24 at 5 p.m. at Lakes Region Community College, in the LRCC Academic Commons.

The evening will begin with a potluck consisting of finger food, salads, and desserts. Those who attend are invited to bring a dish to share.

The featured speakers will be:

Keynoter: Mark Connolly: New Hampshire's former director of securities regulation

Dana Hilliard: mayor of Somersworth

Special Guest: Lincoln Chafee: Presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator and Governor of Rhode Island

There will also be a caucus to elect county Democratic officers and delegates to the state party convention. Officers and delegates are on the county party's steering committee and also have a vote at annual state Democratic Party conventions to elect state party officers and to approve the party platform. All registered Democrats in Belknap County are eligible to vote in the caucus and to run for an officer or delegate position.

"Belknap County Democrats are already excited about working hard to elect responsible leaders for our country, our state, and our county. Our meetings and caucus are a great opportunity for anyone who wants to be part of New Hampshire's unique grassroots politics," said Dave Pollak, Belknap County Democratic chairman.

"The citizens of Belknap County are eager to elect representatives who will work to create good jobs, protect our families, and make possible an economy that works for everyone and provide a better life that we can pass on to our children," continued Pollak. "The fight to elect those representatives--strong Democrats up and down the ticket, including a Democratic President, begins with June 24's caucus."

The meeting will also include committee reports and discussion of plans for the party's annual picnic on July 19th.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 09:00

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Annual book sale at Sanbornton Public Library to take place on Saturday

SANBORNTON — The annual Book Sale will take place at Sanbornton Public Library on Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A good selection of gently used, donated books including history, literature, popular fiction, cookbooks, self-help, biographies, children's books, movies, audio cassettes, books about N.H. and other topics will be available. Both hardbound and paperback books are included. Get your summer reading off to a great start at a great price.
Also on Saturday, the library will have a special story time at 10 a.m. to help celebrate the beginning of summer. Our reader will be Jessie Ahlgren, the programming coordinator for Sanbornton Public Library. Ms. Ahlgren joins us while on break from her work as librarian at Sanbornton Central School.
While you are visiting Sanbornton Square on a summer Saturday, stop by the Yard Sale at the Old Town Hall, hosted by the Sanbornton Congregational Church from 8 a.m. to noon. The Library is located at 27 Meetinghouse Hill Road, just off Route 132 in Sanbornton. For information call 603.286.8222.

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Rotarians haul trash out of Meredith Bay

MEREDITH — The Meredith Rotary Club sponsored another productive Cleanup the Bay Day in Meredith, organizers report.

Members of the club, along with family members, residents and friends spent Saturday, June 6, on land, in boats, on paddleboards and in the water removing trash from the Meredith Bay area and in Hesky Park.

"We started the Cleanup the Bay Day more than 10 years ago," according to Virginia Lovett, a member of the Rotary Club who organized the event. "Each year we have found some rather amazing debris in the water including fishing rods, a cell phone, a shopping cart, and one outboard motor with gas tank still attached to it. This year, we found a rowboat," she said.

The event brought more than 27 volunteers to the bay. The Meredith Department of Public Works provided a dump truck that, by the end of the day, was overflowing with rubbish.

Morning coffee and lunch was provided by the Meredith Rotary Club and each volunteer received a T-shirt.



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Summit Health offering presentation on pain relief

BELMONT — Summit Health in Belmont will offer a workshop dealing with pain relief on Tuesday, June 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at its location at 171 DW Highway (Route 3), Suite 11. 

Physical pain can often be debilitating and life changing. When medications and other treatments haven't given relief, it might be time to tap into the emotions that may be contributing to the pain.

In a new workshop, titled Discover the Emotional Side of Pain, Catherine Turgeon, a certified life coach and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner, will share information and simple techniques. Turgeon will talk about how to get to the root and gain control of one's experience with pain.

Cost of the event is $15 and pre-registration required. Those interested in attending can visit www.cturgeon.com to register and pay. Or they may contact Catherine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 08:30

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