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Announcements: Send your art

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Artists invited The New Hampshire Art Association is looking for submissions in all media for the annual Joan L. Dunfey Open Juried Exhibition. Physical submissions will be received at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth on Oct. 25 and 26 from noon to 4 p.m. Digital submissions will be accepted online through Oct. 26. The exhibit will be on view from Nov. 4 through 28 in conjunction with Art …

Guardian angels for sick children

Sunday, September 27, 2015

W oodside Carvers, an informal Lakes Region group, carved angels for wooden angels to be given to critically ill children at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. …

Community Snapshots: Poultry in the water

Thursday, September 10, 2015

D ucks and turkeys are taking to the water during events this fall. The Weekend on the Water will be Sept. 12 and 13 at the Everett Arena Riverfront Park in Concord. There will be dragon boat races and duck boat tours on land; 20 craft brewers will have creations for sampling; and …

Announcements: Vets help vets

Friday, August 28, 2015

Veteran volunteers Rockingham VNA and Hospice in Exeter will offer hospice veteran volunteer training on Fridays beginning Sept. 18. Veterans can help veterans who have a terminal illness. For information, call Martha Carlson at 772-2981, ext. 140. CONCORD Parks and Rec Concord Parks and Rec has programs for …

Announcements: Play ball!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CONCORD Play ball! The Lightning Softball League will have tryouts for the youth 14 team Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Martin’s Field, 37 Iron Works Road, Concord. For more information, call Mark Taylor at 520-4506. LACONIA Excellent kids The Laconia Boys and Girls Club received an award of …

Announcements: Actors wanted for Amy Beach film

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

HILLSBORO Lights, camera, action The filming of a short promotional film about Amy Beach for use in promoting the 2017 festival planned for honoring the anniversary of her 150th birthday will take place Friday and Saturday. Parts are available for people ages 6 to 19. The filming will …

Watching, and cheering on, Trump from afar in Laconia

Friday, August 7, 2015

As Donald Trump began to answer a question on immigration in Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, Douglas Isleib smiled, clapped and took a sip of his beer. “If it weren’t for me, none of you would be talking …

Community snapshots: Winning work

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Amy Prendergast of Laconia won the People’s Choice Award for her painting “My Zen,” inspired by her daughter, at the Lakes Region Art Association annual art show at VynnArt Gallery & Art Supplies in Meredith. …

Ray Duckler: A very dark problem on a very sunny day

Monday, August 3, 2015

‘Hi, Ray. How ya been?” That’s how the conversation started downtown, on a perfect Sunday afternoon, with an acquaintance whose name will remain hidden, for now. My friend, Kevin Clark, was working, playing his guitar at the entrance to Eagle Square, and I was sitting in what amounts …

People for Aug. 3, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CONTOOCOOK Brett Power earned a bachelor’s degree of music in sound recording technology from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Marissa Bohlman was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. DUNBARTON Meghan Casey earned a doctorate in physical therapy from Franklin Pierce …

Laconia’s 2015 Motorcycle Week rally loses money

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Laconia’s Motorcycle Week ended with the rally losing money for the first time since 2007. City Manager Scott Myers said staging the event cost almost $150,000 and made just over $146,000. reported Laconia typically uses a portion of the profits from the rally to purchase new items …

Announcements: Support NAMI NH

Saturday, August 1, 2015

CONCORD Charity yard sale Concord Peer Support, a wellness center for people in Merrimack County facing mental health challenges, will host a yard sale Sept. 5 at 55 School Street. Concord Peer Support is a free resource that is listed on the National Alliance on Mental Illness and …

Community photo: Mini-theater

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Emma Fabian, 10, was named the winner of the Colonial Theater Art Contest by Brenda Kean, executive director of the Laconia Historical & Museum Society. She created a diorama of the theater complete with velvet seats and a …