RUMNEY — Saturday of Valentine's weekend the Byron G. Merrill Library in Rumney was packed with enthusiasm. A
full house of smiley pre-school and elementary school boys and girls were checking out their books after listening to stories and filling out "passports". Behind all the action, quietly displayed along the bookshelves were many of the 90+ beautifully engraved bricks purchased so far in support of the "Time for a Lift Project".
The goal is building an accessible, ground-level entrance with a vertical platform lift so that everyone of all ages can check out books or videos to enjoy at home by the fire, use the computers, bring in children or grandchildren and enjoy group programs with neighbors. Fire safety upgrades will also allow reopening of the spacious lower level with original stage. .
The "Time for a Lift" project was launched in August on Old Home Day. Donations and brick orders continue to flow in and are greatly appreciated. Rumney residents, current and past, have come forward to make donations and buy engraved bricks to finance the project and leave the smallest possible amount to be raised with taxes. Between a grant, donations, memorial donations, brick orders, and capital reserve funds, today, $98,500 of the $322,500 needed for the construction has been raised.
Those who would like to make a donation to the library without buying a brick can send a check to the Byron
G. Merrill Library at 10 Buffalo Road.
The range of prices and sizes for bricks is $50 to $1,000 for a choice of 5 sizes – the first four in brick - 4x8 to 16 x 16 and the last being 12x12 in granite. To order bricks pick up a form at the library, leave a message at 786-2617, or go to rumneylibrary.blogspot.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 08:58
LACONIA — The next program in the Taylor Community Music Series, sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire, is scheduled for Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. in Taylor's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
The concert features mezzo soprano Emily Jaworski, who joined the voice faculty at Plymouth State University in the fall, 2012 and Dr. Daniel Perkins, professor of music and director of choral activities at PSU. Music will include selections by David Conte, Claude Debussy and Joseph Haydn. Their performance is generously being sponsored by Taylor Community Resident Barbara Harris.
Ms. Jaworski is establishing a reputation for excellence in performances across New England. She's a passionate advocate of art songs and can frequently be seen in recital with Calvin Herst at the piano. Her love of research, dedication to musical details and commitment to text leads to unique and captivating programs. Jaworski and Herst have been honored with numerous awards for their collaborations. Ms. Jaworski can also be seen gracing the operatic stage and is known for her engaging portrayals of a wide range of characters.
Doctor Perkins was honored as the 2011 American Choral Directors Association New Hampshire Choral Director of the Year. He holds the degrees Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Choral Music from the University of Southern California, and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Brigham Young University.
He is currently Music Director and Founder of the New Hampshire Master Chorale, Music Director of the Manchester Choral Society, and principal guest conductor and director of choral activities for the New Hampshire Music Festival. He is active as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States and abroad. His choirs have performed and studied throughout the world. Perkins is a co-founder, with Dr. Trish Lindberg, of the award-winning Educational Theatre Collaborative, and pianist for Trio Veritas.
Taylor Community is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community whose mission is to provide the highest quality retirement living options to support the independence, health and dignity of community residents. Visit www.taylorcommunity.org, or call 524-5600 for more information.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 07:45
MEREDITH — The Interlakes Summer Theatre and Interlakes Children's Theatre will hold auditions for the 2015 Summer Season on Sunday , March 8 at the ILHS Community Auditorium from 10-5.
Though there are a few potential opportunities in the main stage season for people of all ages, the theatre is primarily looking for Teens and Tweens to participate in the children's theatre series. Shows on the schedule are "Pinkalicious", Flat Stanley, Jr , Seussical, Jr., and School House Rock Live, Jr. Rehearsal periods are two weeks long.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 07:41
MEREDITH — The Trinity Episcopal Church will be hosting a Roast Beef Supper on March 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. with continuous seating. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit The Circle Program, an organization serving at risk girls in New Hampshire.
The menu features roast beef with all the fixings, as well as home-made desserts. Take-out meals will also be available. Tickets at the door will be $12 per person and $30 per family. For more information, or to buy tickets, call 279-6689. The church is located on Route 25 in Meredith.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 07:35
- Veterans Home re-opens to visitors today
- Annual celebration of Franklin Mayor’s Drug Task Force to be held on March 12
- Conservation Commission hosting free ‘Soak Up the Rain’ program
- LRCC plans ‘Chef’s Table’ fund raising events
- Bag sale this month at Gilmanton Thrift Shop
- Recipe exchange for Senior Moment-um