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Scholarships available through Laconia Legion Post

LACONIA — The American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post 1 is currently accepting scholarship applications for local high school seniors. The deadline for applications is Saturday, May 24.  can be picked up at the Laconia and Gilford High School guidance offices and at Post 1.

This year the Post will be offering four $700 scholarships to area high school seniors that plan on attending post secondary schools next fall as full time students. These scholarships are based on financial need, scholarship and incentive. Additionally the American Legion, Department of New Hampshire offers five $2,000 scholarships, which are vocational specific. These applications are available at the guidance office and are also on line at: www.nhlegion.org.

Wilkins-Smith Post 1, The American Legion, annually sponsors high school juniors to separate programs called Boys State and Girls State. These are separate five-day programs, where interested juniors (heading to their senior year) will become familiarized with local, county, and state government operations. This program has been described as "a week that shapes a lifetime" by those who have attended. Applications are available at all local high school guidance offices and must be received at Concord by May 26. Applications are also available on line at: www.nhboysstate.org. Beginning this year there is a $25 application fee to assure that the student is committed.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 07:30

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PSU Symphonic Band performance on April 27

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth State University Symphonic Band, conducted by Professor Mark Stickney, will perform a program of American music featuring George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue performed by Russian pianist Kirill Gliadkovsky on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The concert will also include Howard Hanson's Laude: Chorale, Variations and Metamorphosis, a major work commissioned by the College Band Directors National Association in 1975. The PSU Symphonic Band will be doing a different kind of march as well, with The Circus Band, by Charles Ives. Ives wrote this work as a vocal solo in the late 19th century and transcribed it for concert band later in his life.

Other works being performed are Hey! by Timothy Mahr and O Nata Lux, by Guy Forbes. Additionally, junior music education major Samuel Fortier from Chester, NH, will guest conduct Steven Bryant's Bloom.

Tickets for the concert are $8 for adults and youth, and $6 for seniors at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 07:23

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Dessert & Murder is on the Menu at Franklin Opera House

FRANKLIN — If you like dessert and a good mystery, the Franklin Opera House has an event just for you. A Mystery Dessert Theater comes to the opera house on Saturday April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Get-A-Clue Productions of Rollinsford, presents Radio Silence-Death on the Air. RKO Network Studio presents Andrew Ju Lee, Private Eye. Join the live studio audience as the radio mystery unfolds. You'll meet Basil Rathburn, a boisterous vaudevillian turned radio star, who strings along the ambitious Gracie George. And let's not forget Charlie, the sponsor's seemingly innocent nephew. You will also meet some new characters, played by the studio audience and members of Franklin Footlight Theatre Company, who will be serving as waiters for the evening.
Dessert is being provided by Ralph and Jo's Café and Catering in downtown Franklin. Seating is available at tables in the orchestra section at $24 for adults, $22 for seniors with dessert service included. Balcony seating is also available at $16 for adults and $14 for seniors. Dessert will be available for purchase in the balcony.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on line at www.franklinoperahouse.org or by calling the box office at 934-1901.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 07:04

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Meals on Wheels Walkathon set for May 17

BELMONT – The Belmont Police Department, in coordination with the Belmont Senior Center are working together to support the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. in an effort to raise donations to support Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels helps many seniors throughout Belmont and the surrounding communities.
There will be a Walk-A-Thon, on May 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in two locations, Northeast Delta Dental, 1 Delta Drive, Concord, and WOW Trail-Lakes Region Community Service parking lot, 719 North Main Street, Laconia.
For those interested in donating or would like to walk and donate you can do so by singing up at the Belmont Police Department or contacting Sgt. Akerstrom at 267-8351. For more information on the event contact Pam Jolivette at 225-3295 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ElderServicesBMCAP.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 06:47

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