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CANTERBURY — This summer, Canterbury Shaker Village brings back its Sunday outdoor concert series with an exciting new lineup of performances. With the support of New England Foundation for the Arts, the Village will present new performances. From folk to classical, Music on the Meeting House Green offers something for everyone. The Village is hosting 13 summer concerts in a varied lineup, also featuring dance and poetry, culminating in a celebration of the arts.

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Last week you met "Bubbie," the Jewish grandmother who is your tour guide to how the magic happens in the small kitchen at Temple B’nai Israel in Laconia. In the beginning, the Jewish Food Festival was just a hot dog stand attached to a rummage sale. In 2021, the festival continues its new v…

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During the past four decades my career in hospitality has been equally divided between luxury hotels, fine museums and colleges. During this time I had the great fortune to be exposed to the many great cruises of the world. As a result, I learned a lot about various types of flat breads. Thi…

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BRISTOL  — Bristol’s Kelley Park is the place to be as the Summer Concert Series gets underway on July 1. These free summer concerts bring people of all ages together on Thursday nights in July and August to enjoy and celebrate some great local music. The concerts, which are coordinated by t…

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LACONIA — The newly refurbished and renovated Lakeport Opera House is bringing high level comedy back to the region and doing so in a big way. Comedic legend Lenny Clarke will be appearing at the Lakeport Opera House, 781 Union Ave. Laconia, Thursday, June 17 for an 8 p.m. performance.

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Shivering in the rain and trying to maneuver through the heavy mist last weekend, I began to search my memory for another Memorial Day when the weather was as dreary. I recalled traveling to New Hampshire from New York City for Thanksgiving one year without wearing a coat because of the unse…

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Nearly 25 years ago, Temple B’nai Israel of Laconia held its first Jewish Food Festival. It began as a hot dog stand attached to a rummage sale and grew into one of the premiere events of the summer season in the Lakes Region. In 2021, the festival continues its new virtual look with an expa…

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SANDWICH — Elizabeth Nelson, has often been inspired and guided by the ancient Chinese devination text, I Ching or Yi Jing, one of the oldest of the Chinese Classics. It is studied as a book of wisdom throughout the world and provides guidance to religion, literature, art, psychology, scienc…

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Memorial Day always reminds me of the beginning of the summer season at my family’s former resort on Squam Lake. The property was built as a private estate by a Pennsylvania Dutch man who had become a successful Boston banker. Once we were out of school it became our summer home. There was a…

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LACONIA — City departments ran up more than $200,000 in COVID-related expenses between when the pandemic first hit in mid-March and the end of the year, according to a report released by City Manager Scott Myers on Monday.

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For one person who registered on Friday for a COVID-19 vaccine, the shot means that she can stop worrying about the virus making her seriously ill. For another, it’s hope that life will return to normal. For a third, the vaccine means that he might be able to see his beloved again.

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LACONIA — The majority of the city’s public school students will continue to attend school under a hybrid schedule. But because some school staff members or students have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has, there are “some pockets” within the scho…

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MEREDITH — On Wednesday, Jan. 13, Hermit Woods Winery & Deli decided to temporarily close due to an employee reporting to have tested positive for COVID-19. The employee had not been present in the winery since Jan. 8. Immediately upon learning of the infection, to ensure the maximum deg…

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