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Interlakes Summer Theater to present 'Miss Saigon'

MEREDITH -- "Miss Saigon," the Tony Award-winning musical will presented July 15-27 at the Interlakes Summer Theater. This will be "Miss Saigon's" Lakes Region premiere.

"Miss Saigon," with music and lyrics by Claude-Michel Schonbert and Alain Boublil, is a love story and a moving testament to the human spirit. It tells the passionate tale of a young Vietnamese bar girl, Kim, played by Quynh-My. Kim falls in love with an American GI, named Chris, played by Justin Luciano, who is stationed in Saigon during the Vietnam War.

Other cast members include Cartreze Tucker as John, Kelliann DiCarlo as Ellen, Tony Rodriguez III as the Engineer and Jesse Alvarez as Thuy. The production also has a dynamic supporting cast bringing heart-pounding energy to the stage.

As the story continues, Vietnam falls to the enemy, and Chris and Kim are separated. Many years later Chris returns to Vietnam looking for Kim and discovers she is still alive and raising their son. The noise of helicopter blades brings audiences closer to Chris and Kim as the Viet Cong close in on Saigon. With little time Chris has some painful decisions to make.

"Miss Saigon" had a run of nearly 4,100 performances during its 10 years on Broadway between 1991 and 2001. This musical has been seen in more than 300 cities in 15 countries. The London stage is currently doing a revival with opening day ticket sales setting a new world record.

For tickets and information, call 1-888-245-6374 or visit the website at www.interlakestheatre.com



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"Retreat" at The Studio with Artist Linda Basha Brookshire

LACONIA — Sometimes from the weather, sometimes from the world, "Retreat" is an appealing idea for many. Artist Linda Basha Brookshire from Mt. Vernon has created a community of small mixed-media work exploring this concept, and will be at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in Laconia, on Sunday July 13 for a reception beginning at noon.

Using small fragments of antique and vintage cloth bits and pigment, the artist has created evocative landscapes with titles that allow the viewer's mind to create stories and engage with the pieces on a level beyond just the visual. "Winter Camp", "The Valley is Rich", "Many Stacks of Books" -- all invite reflection and conversation.

Beginning at 1:30, there will be an artist's talk and open discussion about the series of works and the ideas of sanctuary, refuge and retreat. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshment will be provided, and the gift shop will be open as well until 4 p.m.

The Studio is located at 50 Canal Street in downtown Laconia. For more information call 603-455-8008 or visit www.thestudionh.com. Hours are Tuesday 2-7pm, Wednesday-Friday 10-5 pm, Saturday 9-3 pm and Sunday noon-4 pm. "Retreat" hangs in the gallery through August 10.

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Explore Meredith's Wild Side

MEREDITH — 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the landmark conservation bill that created a way for Americans to protect their most pristine wildlands for use by future generations. Wilderness protects open space, watersheds, natural soundscapes, diverse ecosystems and biodiversity. 110 million acres of wilderness areas are protected from coast to coast. The tradition of protecting wilderness dates back almost 100 years to the country's foremost conservationists — Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold, to name a few — who recognized the need to set aside America's wild places.

To celebrate the anniversary of the Wilderness Act, come explore Meredith's Wild Side this summer. The Conservation Commission maintains Town Forests and Recreation areas throughout the town. On the western side are the Hamlin-Eames-Smyth Forests, within walking distance in the village is the Meredith Community Forest, and in the eastern section is the Page Pond and Sherman tract. An additional area of open space and trails is the Waukewan Highlands Community Park.

What can you do in the town forests and parks? Backpack, dog walk, bird watch, take wildflower walks, go rock-climbing, canoe, kayak, swim, picnic, conduct ecological research, lead educational trips. Enjoy the solitude. Or, as we say in the Conservation Commission: Just Go Take A Hike in Meredith!
Detailed trail maps are available at Meredith Town Offices, Public Library, Community Center and at the kiosks in parking areas at the conservation areas, or on line at: http://meredithnh.org/mcc.php.

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CrossFit Juggernaut to host Chamber’s Business After Hours event


LACONIA -- CrossFit Juggernaut will host the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on Thursday, July 17, from 4-6 p.m. at the gym's location at 24 Lexington Drive, Laconia.

Chamber member are invited to come and see live CrossFit demonstrations performed by Juggernaut athletes, enjoy complimentary refreshments, beer and wine, and even participate in a CrossFit workout led by certified coach and founder of CrossFit Juggernaut, Keith Britton.

CrossFit Juggernaut is marking its one year anniversary at its 4,500 square foot facility. The Business After Hours event is also an opportunity to check out its newly finished members' lounge overlooking the gym floor.

Business After Hours attendees will have a chance to tour the gym, meet the staff, athletes and families.

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