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BELMONT — The Belmont Heritage Commission was preparing for a presentation to Belmont Elementary School fourth grade students in March when the COVID-19 pandemic happened and schools closed. Members of the commission planned to show students artifacts and memorabilia from the town's archives. The goal was to give the students knowledge and an appreciation of the history and heritage of their town.

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Following is a list we have compiled on local restaurants. Call to confirm in light of possible updates. Restaurants may update these listings by emailing news@laconiadailysun.com.

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An educational center preserves a farm that has been looking over Paugus Bay since it was just a swamp, and a girl scout troop is leading Wolfeboro with a repurposing of its municipal electric building. Those two local efforts were among six statewide that were recently honored by the New Ha…

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There are many reasons I enjoy reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Tom is an explorer, loves nature and treasures what he finds there. My home is filled will shells, rocks, pieces of birch bark, two bird nests, feathers and even a glass vessel with a silver top that a diver found at the bo…

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MEREDITH — Ben and Jerry’s is starting Project Joy, a new initiative to spread joy to first responders and front-line workers with donations of ice cream.

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LACONIA – Economic downturns are not only hard on people, they can be hard on pets. Recognizing the sudden and ongoing impact the pandemic had on the economy, the NH Humane Society is building off its mission to help support pets that may have been lost or abandoned during this time. The rec…

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CONCORD — Meredith Village Savings Bank, Merrimack County Savings Bank and Savings Bank of Walpole are holding their annual community photo contest. Winning full-color photographs will be featured on the websites of the three banks, as well as the sites of New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp and NH…

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GILFORD — SoulFest, the Christian music festival originally scheduled to take place Aug. 6-8 at Gunstock, has been canceled as organizers look toward to holding the 23rd iteration of the event in 2021.

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MEREDITH — Canceling their schedule of summer productions might sound bad, said Neil Pankhurst, artistic director of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, but there are things that would be worse.

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While many people are reading the cyberpunk, speculative fiction author William Gibson to gain an insight into how one might imagine the future, why are we reading Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer?

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LACONIA — This was supposed to be a big year for Celebrate Laconia. The nonprofit advocacy organization had planned a series of public talks which would bring members of the community together to discuss various important topics. Of course, concerns about coronavirus threw community together…

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At the moment life appears to be one long runon sentence. Without punctuation. The days slip away. Filled with domestic chores, work, home schooling and the ever- present distraction of the news. Our routines, day after day after day, are beginning to seem oddly familiar. Too familiar. It’s …

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With the onset of the Coronavirus preventing live theatrical gatherings, the Belknap Mill has had to cancel the third production in its Play Reading Series, the musical "My Backyard," which had been scheduled for April 24 and 26. However, in the spirit of “the show must “somehow” go on," The…

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BOSTON — The Museum of Science Boston has launched a new digital museum experience, MOS at Home. With live presentations throughout the day, engineering projects, podcasts, and kid-friendly activities, the museum invites the community to visit mos.org/MOSatHome for new content daily.

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