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Franklin Drug Task Force to host open discussion

FRANKLIN — On Thursday, November 13th the Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force will host an open discussion on issues surrounding alcohol and other drug use in the Franklin and Hill communities. This discussion will take place from 5:30–7 p.m. at The Franklin Opera House.

The discussion will focus on narrowing down the community's priorities regarding alcohol and other drug use concerns. Area residents are invited to attend, enjoy food and refreshments provided by coalition members, and share their thoughts.

Task Force Coordinator, Angela Lynch, explains this listening session is step one of a multi-step process. This process will guide Task Force planning to help reduce substance abuse in the community.

"We want people to know that their voice matters," says Lynch. "We want to hear what their priorities are in tackling substance abuse."

The Task Force encourages the community to take a look at some important information and data online to help prepare for the discussion. To view this data, visit www.franklinnh.org. On the Task Force homepage under the header "Local Data" the links to recent local data reports can be found.

"This first step is part of a much larger conversation and won't be focused on solutions at this stage," said Lynch. "There will be no blaming involved in our discussions." The Task Force will be using data to address two important points. The first is to carefully consider which substances are directly impacting our community right now, and second o identify what substances stand the greatest chance of reducing.

In addition to food and refreshments, childcare is being offered. Community members in need of childcare, are encouraged to reserve a spot when they RSVP. All interested attendees must RSVP to the Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force by calling 998-5337.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:13

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Mid-State Health Center hosting Business After Hours


BRISTOL — Mid-State Health Center will host this month's Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours event on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mid-State Health's new Bristol location at 100 Robie Drive, just off Route 104 in Bristol.

The event is an opportunity for Mid-State to highlight its achievements of the past year and share plans for the future, as well to show off their new facility. In addition Chamber members, partners, and friends will have a chance to mix and mingle as they relax and enjoy refreshments, conversation, and door prizes.

The new Mid-State Health facility replaces its previous Lake Street location, offering improved and expanded access to primary care, behavioral health, and oral health services.

This business-networking event, conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber, is part of its active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of key area businesses and professionals.

For more information about Chamber events, or the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce, please contact the office at 536-1001, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Pot luck supper in Moultonborough to honor veterans

MOULTONBOROUGH — Military veterans and their spouses who live in Moultonborough or neighboring towns are invited to a potluck supper sponsored by the Moultonborough Historical Society on Monday evening, November 10, at the meeting room in the Life Safety Building (Fire/Police Station) on Rt. 25 at 6:00 p.m. for a potluck supper in honor of Veteran's Day.

Veterans need only bring their own place setting; all Society members and other guests should bring their place setting (plate and silverware) and a salad, entree, or dessert to share. Call Fran Vincent at 253-6250 to let the committee know how many guests to expect.

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Pittsfield Players staging ‘South Pacific’ starting Fri.


PITTSFIELD — Now's the time to reserve your tickets to the Pittsfield Players production of South Pacific because if you're caught without, it may be another 30 years before we bring it around again.

That being said, this is not the 1980's version you saw with your grandmother before the Players even owned the theatre. Retro this production is not. Prepare to be amazed at the innovations in set design put forth by Director Maye Hart's set guru, her husband, Jim Hart. Anchors aweigh does not begin to describe the feeling you get when you literally walk aboard the Scenic for this ultra fantasy trip to the South Pacific. Probably the biggest set the Scenic Theatre has seen since My Fair Lady, Maye and Jim go wall to wall with grand murals, drop down and movable set pieces twice the size of the actors and them some. Besides the talented actors and actresses, you are in for a treat and a feat of costuming, set design and Broadway-worthy performances.

The Pittsfield Players present South Pacific at the Scenic Theatre, 6 Depot Street, Pittsfield,  November 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m.. Doors will be open one hour prior to performances for refreshments and raffles. Tickets, $17, will be available at www.pittsfieldplayers.com, by calling (603) 435-8852 to reserve or at the box office the afternoon, evening of performances.

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