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Tastes & smells of Jewish Food Festival are common grounds

To The Daily Sun,

To celebrate a 20-year anniversary, Temple B’nai Israel of Laconia must be doing something right.

The event started by selling a few oversized hotdogs and some rummage sale items on the front lawn. Today it is celebrating 20 years of bringing authentic Jewish food to lakes region. For one day a year, for 20 years the delectable aromas of the steaming pastrami and the garlic in the pickles, together with the sizzle of freshly made cheese blintzes cooking before your eyes in farm fresh butter have filled the area in and around the temple’s Court St. address.

Constantly improving the quality of the food and the raising the levels of customer service have kept this event relevant since 1997. The twentieth anniversary is special to those who have lived in the area for that long and is eye opening to those in the Lakes Region here for the first time. It is highly unexpected to find authentic Jewish food in the middle of New Hampshire, let alone food of such high quality and flavor.

The tastes and the smells are a common ground for everyone and Jewish food is the ultimate comfort food; A mixture of tradition and food:

Available to eat at the festival itself:
• Cheese blintzes;
• Sandwiches filled with your choice of: pastrami, brisket, corned beef or tongue (with pickle, and coleslaw on rye or roll);
• Knishes (meat & potato);
• Chopped herring;
• Chopped chicken liver;
• Assorted baked goods including strudel, and rugelach

A new authentic eastern European bakery that just opened in Dover, NH has been added to the list of suppliers to once again, help raise the quality bar.

• The Olde Craft Bakery of Dover will be the official rye bread supplier for the 2017 Food Festival. Alex and Alyona Nash will add an old Russian family recipe for rye bread with all natural ingredients to enhance our world-famous sandwiches.
• Evan’s New York Style Deli, located in Marblehead, MA will continue to be the supplier of deli meats. Evan cooks his own meats and will bring his pastrami, corned beef, and tongue into the Festival for the second year.
• In addition, frozen and ready to heat at home: blintzes, meat knishes, potato knishes, latkes (potato pancakes), matzo ball soup, noodle kugel, and stuffed cabbage

Love to shop? Well, that is covered too. The Nearly New Boutique out on the front lawn has hundreds of treasures just waiting to be found. The boutique will open around 9 a.m., with furniture items, linens, children's games and toys, puzzles, strollers, port-a-cribs, kitchen items, books, jewelry, picture frames and so much more

WHEN DOES THIS LACONIA FOOD FESTIVAL HAPPEN? Sunday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Jewish Festival takes place at Temple B’nai Israel at 210 Court Street in Laconia which will be tented and credit cards are accepted.
More information can be found at www.tbinh.org and questions should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Stu Needleman

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Sanbornton taxpayers need to take more interest in money matters

To The Daily Sun,

The taxpayers of Sanbornton should be made aware of the budget information that can be found on the Sanbornton town Website. For the taxpayers information I would like to share the following budget information: at the Town Meeting we appropriated the sum of $4,600,905 for our current budget and as of May 31 we have actually spent $3,840,769. The actual figure is for a 11 month period so far. My calculation tells me that we still have a balance of $760,136, with only one month to go. That's a fairly large sum and the question is what are the BOS plans for any moneys left over after the expenses are paid for the last month of this years budget?

Taxpayers should take more interest in money decisions that have been made by the BOS in past years when we have not spent all the appropriated money on the various/specific budget lines!

One also has to ask why if all the appropriated budget funds have not been spent in in a given year why aren't those budget lines adjusted downward for the following year ? Ask your Selectmen!

Just curious !

Bill Whalen


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