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Event at St. Anselm College benefits LRCS Autism Center in Laconia

LACONIA — Zachery Camenker, an English and Education Major heading into his senior year at St. Anslem College in Manchester, recently visited the LRCS Autism Center in Laconia to deliver a donation from an event to promote 'Autism Awareness Week' held at the College in April. This is the second 'Autism Awareness' event organized by Zachary at St. Anslem College supporting the Autism Center.

"Autism affects so many children and families and understanding it is important for everyone. We wanted the money to go to a local organization that helps NH children and families," commented Zachary. "It was so great to visit the Autism Center and LRCS and learn about all the wonderful work they do. I wish I was going to be in Laconia this Sunday for the Autism Center Walkathon."

Zachary who comes from a family of educators in Reading, Massachusetts has plans to become a high school teacher. He noted that his mother, an early education teacher, helped instill in him a passion for helping children and students with developmental disabilities and their families.

Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency with a primary focus of providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders and their families. A dynamic human services organization, LRCS offers other essential and critical services to individuals in the Lakes Region from birth throughout their lifespan. At the core of LRCS' work are inclusion, acceptance, and building strengths and partnerships – whether at the individual, family or community level.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 09:42

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Bristol Historical Society will be open after Memorial Day Parade

BRISTOL — The Bristol Historical Society will be open after the Bristol Memorial Day Parade and Services on May 25 and will remain open until noon.

There will be a special display recognizing the service of men and women from Bristol. The display will include newspaper articles, photos, ration papers, Civil War items, and more.

The second annual "Making It In Bristol" event is scheduled for Saturday, August 1. Any Bristol business, large or small, including home based are invited to showcase their work. The society is also looking for musicians and artists. Those who would like to reserve a space call 744-2751 or 744-2686.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 09:21

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Moultonborough Library to host 3 lectures by Mike McKinley on the Civil War

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Library is recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by hosting a series of three lectures by scholar Mike McKinley. The first lecture will begin on Tuesday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m., with "Three Days at Gettysburg."

In July 1863, over 150,000 Union and Confederate soldiers converged on the small crossroads town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. From July 1-3, General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and General George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac clashed there in what was to become the greatest battle ever fought on North American soil. This program will present the battle through the personal accounts and human interest stories of the soldiers and civilians - men, women, and children - who participated in or witnessed the events of those three memorable days.

The lecture series continues on Tuesday, June 9 with "Andersonville: 26 Acres of Hell." Union Private Lucius Barber was a prisoner of war at the Confederate military prison at Andersonville, Georgia. According to Barber, when he arrived there in 1864, the "...huge doors swung open to admit us and we were in the presence of...human beings...that more than resembled walking skeletons...Such squalid, filthy, wretchedness, hunger, disease, nakedness and cold, I never saw before." In Andersonville military prison 45,000 Union servicemen were incarcerated within its walls during the camp's 14-month existence and 13,000 perished during their time there. This program will describe the conditions and relate the experiences of the POWs held there.

The Library will conclude its observance of the Civil War with "A Misery Upon the Land: The Murder of Abraham Lincoln and the Final Days of the Civil War," on Tuesday, June 16. This program will define the events of the spring of 1865. The Topics covered will include: The fall of Richmond and Lee's surrender; the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth; how the North could still have lost the war on the brink of victory; how generals and soldiers took the lead in ending hostilities; Lincoln's legacy; and how the war changed America and determined its status as a nation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 09:47

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Tire inspections & new model open house at Irwin Auto

LACONIA — The Irwin Automotive Group has scheduled two special events for next week.

On Wednesday, May 27, they will hold a special open house to introduce the newly redesigned 2015 Ford Edge at Irwin's 59 Bisson Ave. location.

Also, all next week, May 25-30 Irwin's will be offering free tire inspections at all three of its service locations.

The new Ford Edge, a mid-size crossover SUV, has a redesigned suspension and is equipped with many safety features such as rearview cameras, blind-spot monitoring, and inflatable rear-seat safety belts.

Food, drinks and will be served, and Irwin's will also be giving prizes and giveaways to celebrate this new vehicle.

Those wishing to attend the new model event are asked to contact Al Faro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-524-4922.

The free tire inspections are being offered during National Tire Safety Week. National Tire safety week is a period that emphasizes the simple steps drivers can take to ensure their tires are in good working condition.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 07:55

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