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Lecture about N.H. Gazeteer publisher in Sanbornton on April 8

SANBORNTON — Daniel Heyduk will lecture about NH Gazetteer publisher Dudley Leavitt on Wednesday, April 8 at the Sanbornton Public Library starting at 7 p.m.

Heyduk has written and lectured about land use and local history in Meredith, New Hampton and Sanbornton and other areas of the Lakes Region. The lecture is free and refreshments are served after the program. For further information call 286-4526.


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Laconia Christian holds father-daughter dance

LACONIA — This past Saturday evening, lovely ladies from pre-school through high school arrived at Laconia Christian Academy on the arms of their dads for a very memorable father-daughter dance.

From 6:30 til 8:30 p.m. the girls and their fathers waltzed, swung and boogied to music new and old. The gym was decorated festively with balloons, flowers, ribbons, and gossamer, creating a dreamlike atmosphere. The young ladies were adorned in their best dresses, new hairdos, and freshly painted nails.

The evening was emceed by local DJ Carroll Brown a.k.a. "Solitary Man", well known for his musical and singing talents. He kept everyone on their feet with a wonderful assortment of dance choices, fun classics like the "Hokie Pokie" and the "Chicken Dance", as well as a limbo contest.

Pete and Kristin Pelletier of Simpell Photography took posed photos and candids of everyone throughout the evening. A professional photo CD will be made available at a later date for the girls and their families.

Attendees were treated to waltz lessons by a friend of the school, Jane Jepsen. She led many dancers through several basic and intermediate steps. What fun to see the dads trying to not step on their daughters toes while keeping up with the tempo.

Members of the LCA "PAC" committee helped with organizing, decorating and making this a memorable night for the girls.  Renaissance Florals of Bristol donated three beautiful arrangements and Prescott's Florist of Laconia donated a $20 gift card.

Visit the website, www.laconiachristian.org and like us on Facebook for pictures and upcoming events. Be on the lookout for our Spring production of "Fiddler on the Roof" to be held at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.


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Innisfree hosting local author Dan Huydek

MEREDITH — Innisfree Bookshop at the Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith will be hosting Dan Heyduk on March 28, from 2-4 p.m. for the signing of his new book ''Meredith Chronicles''.

Dan Heyduk a Meredith resident, is currently researching and writing about local history. His history column "Passing Time," appears in the Meredith News.

Meredith Chronicles is a unique town history going beyond the documents and dates of its ancient beginnings .The book illustrates the unique character of this multifaceted community. Combining summertime swims that give way to brisk winter fun, Meredith stories endure.

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Five-day fundraiser at patrick's pub helps support Belknap Mill

Five-day fundraiser at patrick's pub helps support Belknap MillGILFORD — With springtime on the minds of New Hampshire residents and visitors, 'Spring Into Action' will be sponsored at Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford to support the historic Belknap Mill. Guests who visit for lunch or dinner on Sunday, March 29 through Thursday, April 2 can enjoy the opportunity to have 25% of their meal cost donated to the Belknap Mill.

Patrick's General Manager, Megan Page, shared, "Patrick's management and staff are proud of our commitment to support community organizations. As a business member of the Belknap Mill, we are hopeful that many customers will invite their friends, family and business associates to participate in this 'Give Back' event."

Belknap Mill Managing Director, Beth San Soucie, added, "When you visit Patrick's during our Spring Into Action event, be sure you mention the Belknap Mill to insure that your server records the 25% donation from your tab. On behalf of our Board of Directors and members, we want to express our sincere appreciation to Patrick's and to all who participate in this five day fundraiser."

The Belknap Mill, at 25 Beacon Street East, Laconia, is the oldest, unaltered brick textile mill in the country, built in 1823. It has a permanent exhibit that interprets the history of the textile industry in Laconia, and has changing monthly exhibits focusing on the arts and history, as well as educational programs for all ages. For further information on the Mill and its events, visit www.belknapmill.org or call 603-524-8813.

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