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Occasionally I turn back the pages in my journal and think about what I have written the year before. A link to the past. A prod to the memory. Last year my first column in January was entitled: 2019: “Let it go …”

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This time of year always stretches the cook’s imagination to come up with dishes that appeal to a palate saturated with rich and filling dishes. I belong to a group that (seasonally) walks on Friday mornings and then gathers at a local café for breakfast and a catch up of the week’s news. At…

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Not sure what to leave out on Christmas Eve for a middle-of-the-night visitor? We have yet to serve these without being asked for the recipe. They are glossy, chewy and delicious, and you might have all of the ingredients already in your pantry.

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LACONIA — For the past several years, The Belknap Mill has been visited by a stuffed elf doll, named “Socks” after the hosiery that was once manufactured at the textile factory-turned historical educational institution. Thanks to a collaboration between the operations manager of the mill and…

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Once upon a time. Our lives are memories stitched together into a narrative. Often readers send me their stories and I have selected a few to share with you during this holiday season.

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It's the time of year when we start to think of what would make delicious gifts from our own kitchen. Nothing says you care more than a gift made by you. This delicious salad dressing has been in my family for years. It is always well received.

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It is the tradition of holidays that we recall, stirring our memories of time past and connecting us with the present. Christmas has myriad traditions, allowing us a month when the sense is that our lives have, in one way or another, been transformed.

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Have you noticed it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas? Store windows filled with Christmas displays, old fashioned Christmas music (“I’ll be home for Christmas”) drifting through the aisles of the food market and outdoor lighting displays sparkling at the end of the day. It is underst…

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LACONIA — The Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction has created a new benefit for potential bidders for this year’s upcoming auction, scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 8 through Friday, Dec. 11. Anyone looking to increase their support of the auction — or to have an edge on bidding — can now bec…

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A few years ago, the Financial Times published an article about the health benefits of knitting, suggesting that knitting can lower one’s blood pressure and create a sense of relaxation, the same sensation experienced through practicing yoga or walking. As a repetitive task it allows one to …

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LACONIA—Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (November 6 & 7) for LRPA After Dark presentation of 1951s musical comedy At War With the Army, starring the classic comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

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TILTON — The Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8, at Tanger Outlets, 120 Laconia Road in Tilton. Fair hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event offers a chance for people to do their holiday shopping ea…

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