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Urban Renewal talk at Golden View canceled

MEREDITH — A talk on Laconia's Urban Renewal project which had been scheduled for this afternoon at Golden View Health Care Center has been postponed.

Plans are reschedule the talk by local history columnist Warren Huse. No new date for the talk has been set.


Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 10:55

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Belkap Mill hosting annual Arts Alive! program

LACONIA — The Belknap Mill is hosting the annual Arts Alive! program showcasing the artistic talent from the Lakes Region area. Students, from area schools of Belmont, Gilford, Laconia and Winnisquam, will have pieces on display on the 1st floor and 3rd floor exhibit spaces beginning Monday, March 9.

Kim Valpey, Gilford Elementary School art teacher and coordinator of the Arts Alive program for close to fifteen years states, "The collaboration between the schools and the shared enthusiasm for the arts has always made this program such a terrific success. The greatest reward is seeing the pride on a child's face when they see their talents and creativity are on display."

Individual open house events are scheduled over the next couple of weeks which are free and open to the public. Laconia hosted the first reception on Monday, March 9. Winnisquam will be on Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The Gilford reception will take place on Wednesday, March 18 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm followed by Belmont on Thursday, March 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

"I would highly encourage the public to come by and explore the exhibits," says Beth San Soucie, Managing Director for the Belknap Mill. "Share with us your personal favorites through social media using #artsalive2015. The students are delighted to showcase their work to the community – let's choose to celebrate it!"

The exhibits will remain on display until March 20.

The Belknap Mill is the oldest, unaltered brick textile mill in the country. It has a permanent exhibit that interprets the history of the textile industry in Laconia, and has changing monthly exhibits focusing on the arts and history, as well as educational programs for all ages. For further information on the mill and its events, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , visit www.belknapmill.org, or call 603-524-8813. 

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Plymouth State University to test siren on Wednesday

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University will test its PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren at noon, Wednesday, March 11.

The test will last approximately five minutes. The purpose of the PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren is to notify campus and community residents, staff and visitors to an imminent threat or danger. Emergency management officials are urging residents, staff and patrons of local businesses to shelter in place when the siren is sounded.

The PSU Alert Emergency Outdoor Siren is located on a pole adjacent to the Hartman Union Building on High Street and should be audible outdoors for approximately a one-mile radius.

PSU's emergency alert communication systems will also be tested.

Questions or comments regarding the PSU Emergency Alert Siren test can be directed to:

Director of Public Safety Richard Bailey at (603) 535-2111, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Environmental Health and Safety Manager Katie Caron at (603) 535-2409 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Plymouth Secular Alliance forming, to host first meeting on March 24

PLYMOUTH — George Maloof, a retired Plymouth State University professor, has announced that a new organization, the Plymouth Secular Alliance, will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, March 24 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Pease Public Library in Plymouth.
Ge says that the alliance is dedicated to discussing and promoting secular humanism as an ethical worldview in conjunction with a naturalist metaphysical worldview. ''Discovering what it means to be human, what needs we have and what methods will best help us to actualize, grow, and be fulfilled in this universe will be the basic tenants of the PSA. Heaven may not exist in some supernatural realm, but we might build it here on earth, but only once we recognize that it is not god, but we ourselves, who must create it.'' says Maloof.
He says that for those who are atheist, agnostic, humanist or free thinkers and have no place to gather with like minded people the PSA offers an alternative. ''If you belong to a local church and harbor secularist views but are reticent in 'coming out' for fear of losing friends, family members and the fellowship that your church offers, then PSA just might be another outlet for your ideas, energy and desire to do good for your community.''

He says that meetings will be held on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact George Maloof at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015 10:29

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