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Lecture on guitar making on Monday

MEREDITH —The League of NH Craftsmen and the Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will be hosting a free lecture by John Whiteside on Monday, Aug. 25, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Chase House. 

Whiteside, the first person to be juried into the League in 2010 as an acoustic guitar maker, will discuss the process of making each guitar and the inspiration behind it. His handmade guitars are custom designed and built for individual buyers, based on their hand size, aesthetic tastes, playing style, favorite music, and, where appropriate, are voiced to complement their singing. At the end of the lecture there will be time for a Q&A.

Those interested in attending are asked to register for this free lecture by calling the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at 279-7920 or visiting the shop at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith. 

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 09:41

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LRGHealthcare Golf Classic raises $43,000 for HealthLink program

 

LACONIA —  The LRGHealthcare Golf Classic presented by Bank of New Hampshire was held at the Laconia Country Club on Monday, August 11. It was a perfect golf day and a great success as the event raised an impressive $43,661.32 in support of the HealthLink program.

LRGHealthcare Director or PR/Marketing, Philanthropy & Volunteer Services Sandy Marshall was very pleased with the tournament's outcome. "The day could not have been more successful...we had gorgeous weather, ideal course conditions, and the opportunity to connect with so many golfers who are wonderful friends to LRGHealthcare," stated Marshall. "We are incredibly grateful to the many sponsors, golfers, raffle donors, volunteers, and staff at LCC who helped to make this year's tournament another great success."

Supporters of the Golf Classic included TITLE SPONSOR Bank of New Hampshire; GOLD SPONSOR DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders Inc.; SILVER SPONSORS Brennan & Pike and Cross Insurance; GOLF BALL SPONSORS Cerner Corporation and FairPoint Communications; BRONZE SPONSORS Giguere Electric, Inc., Landmark Benefits; Meredith Village Savings Bank, and MetroCast Business Services; CART SPONSORS Franklin Savings Bank and the LRGHealthcare Board of Trustees; and CORPORATE SPONSORS Electric Connection, Golden View Health Care Center, Gragil Associates, Inc., Humana MarketPOINT, Inc., HVAC Unlimited, Jackson Lewis LLP, Melcher & Prescott Insurance, Northern Peabody LLC, Nuvasive, Stanley Elevator Company, Inc., Stewart's Ambulance Service, Inc., and The Foundry Financial Group.

Hole-in-One Sponsors included Fratello's Italian Grille, Patrick's Pub and Eatery, Dr. Racicot & Family, and The Irwin Automotive Group. More than a hundred businesses and nearly two hundred golfers in two full flights came out to support this year's LRGHealthcare Golf Classic.

LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare is committed to providing quality, compassionate care and to strengthening the well-being of our community.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 09:36

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Lake Winnipesaukee Museum to hear about State School on Wednesday

LACONIA — Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a presentation, "The Laconia State School: Understanding Our Past to Create a Better Future for People with Disabilities", featuring Gordon Dubois on Wednesday, August 20 at 7 p.m. 

Opened in 1903 and closed in 1991, the Laconia State School was the state's only residential institution for children and adults labeled "feebleminded." Using an extensive collection of slides, artifacts and videotaped oral histories, Gordon Dubois traces the evolution and growth of this institution. The presentation provides insight into the principle features of society's values and changes in those values during the twentieth century. It also connects Laconia State School's institutional history with larger social ideals and principles, which led to national trends and social policy.

Particular attention is paid to the eugenics period and the social inclusion movement, which led to the eventual closing of the institution. Gordon Dubois has an M.S. Indiana State University; DuBois worked for 40 years in the disability field in Maine and NH most recently for the NH Bureau of Developmental Services. He worked at Laconia State School from 1977 until it closed in 1991. A wealth of documents (files, letter, manuscripts, and artifacts) were catalogued at the NH Department of Archives and Records Management. DuBois became fascinated with the history of Laconia State School and to a larger degree the history and social condition of people with disabilities.

This event is free and open to the public and is made possible by a grant from the NH Humanities Council. To RSVP call 366-5950.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 09:30

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Inaugural poet Richard Blanco to speak at book-author lunch in Moultonborough

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Friends of the Library holds its annual Book-Author Luncheon at Bald Peak Colony Club on Wednesday, September 10 featuring Presidential Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco. The Luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m

Richard Blanco is hailed as one of the most passionate poetic voices and distinguished storytellers of the current age. As an historic poet, public speaker, professor and memoirist, he continues to invite audiences to reconnect to the heart of the human experience and all of its beautiful diversity. Through the power of his words and presence, Blanco taps into our unspoken dreams, hopes, and frustrations. He captures the human spirit and condition in all of its complexities by opening up our minds and encouraging individuals to see beyond their differences and to share in the universal experience of our humanity. Blanco appeals to audiences everywhere and inspires a new way to think and feel about the poetry of our day. He makes poetry an accessible, inclusive, and transformative part of our everyday lives

A cash bar on the Bald Peak Terrace will be available beginning at noon. Tickets are $35 per person and are available for purchase at the Moultonborough Library until Wednesday, September 3.  Guests are asked to observe the Bald Peak Dress Code: No denim and collared shirts for gentlemen. 

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 09:25

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