Thursday, October 1

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Berlin, NH


Sunrise Morning Ceremony, 8 am: Native Elders & Citizens.

Location: Meet at entrance of the Northern Forest Heritage Park, 961 Main St, Berlin,


9:00: Welcome: at City Hall by Berlin’s Mayor, Paul Grenier; Historian, Paul Tardiff; and Town Father, Barry Kelly.

Location: Berlin City Hall, 168 Main St.


9:30-12:00: Overview of the Day & Community Visits:


^ A trip on the Kelly family pontoon boat back to former logging days on the Androscoggin River.


^ “The Promise of Public Service”, a roundtable honoring the memory of former Executive Counselor, Ray Burton.


^ A visit to St. Kierans Art Center, an inspiring synthesis of culture and commerce.


^ A tour of White Mountain Lumber, a model business in the field of energy conservation.


^ A visit to White Mountain Community College.


12:00-2:00: Lunch in the Community


2:00-5:00: Community Citizens Forum “North Country Action Plan: Common Sense Solutions to Our Ailing Economy & Financial System”.


Location: Riverside Assembly of God, 450 Main St. (Rt. 16), Gorman
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5:00-6:30: Dinner in the Community


7:00-9:00:  Evening Program:


^ Community Forum II. “North Country Action Plan: Common Sense Solutions to Our Ailing Economy & Financial System”


^ Musical Offerings, Tales & Reflections on the Fortunes of the North Country


Location: St. Kierans Art Center: 155 Emery St., < >


Day-End Reading from Nathaniel Hawthorne beloved tale The Great Stone Face.