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This photo of railroad tracks off Neal Shore Road in Meredith was taken by reader Julie Pinard. She noted that she "crushed many pennies here growing up," a reference to the practice of laying a penny on the track for the train to flatten. If you've captured a great local photo, send it to us at readerpics@laconiadailysun.com.

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MEREDITH — The Congregational Church Women at First Congregational Church of Meredith will hold their annual Holiday Luncheon and Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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PLYMOUTH —The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has awarded a $4,500 grant to the New Hampshire Master Chorale to support three November concerts of the highly acclaimed contemporary oratorio, “Considering Matthew Shepard.”

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LACONIA — The Evangelical Baptist Church gymnasium on Fremont and Washington streets will serve as a drop-off and collection location for shoeboxes on Nov. 12-19, as part of Operation Christmas Child. 

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LACONIA — Peter Nicholas Tsakiris, 94, of Stark Street died peacefully, with his loving family by his side, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Lakes Region General Hospital.

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HAINES CITY, Fla. — Jennifer Rollins Ford, 48, of Haines City, passed away Sept. 29, 2018, surrounded by her family, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, after a tragic accident.

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RUMNEY — Robert G. James Sr., 62, passed away at home on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, a loving husband and father of four children.

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FRANKLIN — Mr. Edward F. Plizga, 91, a lifelong Franklin resident, died at his home on Nov. 8, 2018.

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GILFORD — Deborah “Debbie” Ann Brittain, 61, of Pinecrest Drive, passed away on Nov. 7, 2018, at home, in the embrace of her adoring family.

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NEW HAMPTON — Presenter Gordon DuBois, local hiker and journalist for the Laconia Daily Sun, will take viewers on five virtual hikes to places that have played a predominant part in the history of the Granite State during his program 'Hiking Historical New Hampshire: Five Destinations That D…