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Summer Reading Starts With a Bang at the Meredith Public Library

MEREDITH —  Summer Reading at the Meredith Public Library gets started on Saturday, June 28, when the library will be hosting a Kickoff Party from 10 am to noon in the Function Room. Kids up to age 18 are invited to come by to sign up, collect all the information and paperwork they'll need. Simplicity the Clown, who will be here twisting up her fabulous balloon creations and entertaining the crowd with her quick wit and quirky sense of humor.
This year's nationwide summer reading themes are science oriented. The theme for the younger kids, roughly up to age 8, is "Fizz Boom Read!" Every Wednesday, Miss Karen will be hosting the "Fizz Boom Read Family Story Hou."  There will also be monthly Saturday and evening programs for the younger kids, along with Friday morning Tot Times. Older kids (roughly ages 8-18) will be able to sign up for Mr. John's "Spark a Reaction" program. There will be weekly, hands-on science programs where we'll be doing things like building robots, experimenting with Mentos and cola, making (and using) our own sidewalk chalk, and constructing miniature siege weapons.

We'll also be celebrating Batman Day on July 26th, and playing Harry Potter Jeopardy to celebrate JK Rowlings birthday. Ppopular winter programs like Lego Time and Movie Night will continue right through the summer months.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014 09:22

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Strawberry Breakfast Is Tasty Start to Holiday Week

MEREDITH — Strawberries are the featured ingredient at Moulton Farm's "Strawberry Breakfast Buffet" on Sunday, June 29. In addition to strawberry related dishes the buffet will include baked goods from the farm's bakery and egg and breakfast meat dishes from the farm's kitchen.

Seatings for the buffet are at 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, and 11 am. The tickets are $14.99 plus tax for adults and chidren are $9.99 plus tax for ten and under. For ticket information contact the farm at 279-3915 or visit moultonfarm.com/strawberrybreakfast.

This buffet is just one of the tasty events happening at the farm this summer. There will be other fruit related breakfast buffets on July 27, August 24, and September 14.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014 09:14

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Historical & Museum Society Announces Search For Eldest Laconia Resident

LACONIA — In its efforts to carry on a tradition introduced by Ann and Robert Dearborn in July of 1993 as part of the Centennial Celebration the Laconia Historical and Museum Society announces their search to identify the eldest Laconia Resident.

In 1993, the Dearborn's presented what came to be known as "The Centennial Cane" to Ms. Madeline Whelan, who was at that time the eldest Laconia resident .

On an annual basis, the Society's Centennial Cane Committee conducts a search to identify the eldest member of our community so that they can present the cane during the month of July,  the month the city was incorporated. Although the Centennial Cane will be part of the presentation ceremony, the cane will actually be kept on display at the Laconia Public Library where the Laconia Historical and Museum Society's office is located.

Last year's recipient was Rachel Gilbert, born on April 28, 1911

Those eligible to receive the Centennial Cane must be a resident of the City of Laconia and must be able to verify their date of birth.

If you would like to suggest a potential recipient call the Laconia Historical and Museum Office at (603) 527-1278 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014 09:11

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Registration underway for 7th annual Circle Triathlon

ASHLAND — The Circle Program would like to announce open registration for the 7th Annual Circle Triathlon. This popular event is set for Sunday, August 31 (Labor Day Weekend) at the Founding Sponsor site of Sippican Partners at Riveredge Marina, in Ashland.

Three separate races are offered to athletes in individual or team relay style. The Circle Triathlon is proud to be an all-inclusive event encouraging families, friends, young, mature, veterans, rookies and adaptive to compete together. Sign up as an individual, or form a team with each member completing a different leg of the race (biking, swimming, or running). Enjoy event race perks such as a free t-shirt, swim cap, water bottle, finisher's medal, food by the Common Man himself and more. Sign up before July 8 to get the early bird rate. Go to www.circletriathlon.org to register.

The Circle Triathlon relies on the athletes to raise awareness and funds for the Circle Program. Proceeds from the race will provide financial support and scholarships for the girls participating in the Circle Program. The Circle Program is a non-profit organization (www.circleprogram.org) which provides new opportunities for New Hampshire girls from low-income families to develop the skills, courage and confidence they need to handle the challenges in their lives.

The Circle Program offers a unique combination of adult and peer support imparted through a residential summer camp experience and a year-round mentoring program. Circle girls learn to develop their potential and character by learning leadership skills, team-building and communication skills as they build positive relationships with peers and adults. Not unlike the goals of any athlete, Circle girls join the Circle Program to find their personal best.

For more information, sponsor opportunities and to register go to www.circletriathlon.org. Or, call the Circle Program office at (603) 536-4244 or e-mail Circle's Special Events & Marketing Coordinator, Brooke Wakefield at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014 09:09

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