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Paula Wanzer named an Ambassador to Road Scholar

MEREDITH — Paula Wanzer has been selected as the Lake Region's new Ambassador to Road Scholar, a program which seeks to encourage adults to learn, discover and travel.

As a member of the Road Scholar volunteer Ambassador Program, Wanzer is now available to share her Road Scholar experiences with local groups by giving informational lectures, free of charge, about Road Scholar and life-long learning. Wanzer began teaching Road Scholar programs in 1994 as a canoe instructor at Brewster Academy in  Wolfeboro. In 2008 she began traveling with Road Scholar and has since attended programs focused on the history of chocolate, service learning and kayaking.

Road Scholar is the name of the program created by Elderhostel, a not-for-profit organization that provides educational learning adventures for adults infused with the spirit of camaraderie and adventure.

Wanzer can be reached at 603-279-7829 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 08:06

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Waterfowl hunting workshop in Holderness Aug. 23

HOLDERNESS -- An introduction to waterfowl hunting will be the topic of a free seminar being offered by the state Fish and Game Department on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To sign up for the workshop, call (603) 536-3954.

The seminar is designed for beginning waterfowl hunters or hunters interested in trying waterfowl hunting for the first time. Pete Lester, a New Hampshire waterfowl hunter for more than 33 years and New Hampshire Field Editor for Waterfowler.com, will conduct the seminar.

Lester will walk the novice hunter through the many facets unique to waterfowl hunting, covering what every new waterfowl hunter needs to know and equipment he or she should have to be safe and successful.

The workshop also will cover where to look for ducks and geese, hunting methods, decoys and calling, firearms and ammunition selection, specialty clothing, watercraft, water safety, cleaning and cooking birds and where to find additional information.


Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 07:41

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Moultonborough Lions honor scholarship recipients

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Lions Club held its annual scholarship dinner recently. Moultonborough students Nicolas Law, Nicole Woodward, Megan Wallace, Daniel Vappi, Jen & Allyson Lively and Inter-Lakes student Nicholas Baker along with family members were treated to a delicious chicken dinner in their honor.

This year the Moultonborough Lions gave out twelve $1,000 scholarships to students from Moultonborough, Inter-Lakes, and Kingswood. Unable to attend the dinner were Cassiday Brennan, Grace Hoefs, and Angela Yeo from Moultonborough and Shawn Roseen and Zoe Reed from Kingswood.

Lion Mike Lancor gave a update on the status of the Annie Forts "UP" Syndrome Fund, which the Moultonborough Lions Club started in 1997, and introduced Laura Gardocki. Laura received a scholarship from the "UP" Fund this year and explained that she was studying for her Masters Degree in Special Education.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 07:33

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Streetcar Company offering free performances at Pitman’s Freight Room tonight and on Aug. 19

LACONIA — Streetcar Company, one of the longest running community theater groups in the Lakes Region, will again be holding free summer shows at Pitman's Freight Room.

Each evening features three different one-act plays. There will be singers performing between the shows. Some of the guest singers are Kelli Powers, Nerissa Bodwell, Doreen Sheppard and Steve Gonzalez. Streetcar will have light refreshments available for sale at both of the performances.

The shows, on Aug. 5 and Aug. 19, are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., with the doors opening around 6:15. Pitman's Freight Room is located at 94 New Salem St.
On Tuesday, Aug. 5, Orianna Filiault, Valerie Kimball, and Rick Kincaid will be performing a scene from "The Importance of Being Earnest," by Oscar Wilde. The show is being directed by Peter Ayer. In this scene there is a proposal of marriage and then an "interrogation" by the prospective mother-in-law.
"Blind Date", written by Samara Siskind, features Rick Morten and Orianna Filiault and is directed by Doug Embree. A young woman is fixed up by a friend, but when her date, a new-comer to the area, arrives he really is blind, which puts a damper on the sight-seeing tour of the city which she had planned for the evening.
The final play on that evening will be a love story, "The Latest News from the Primordial Ooze," with Nerisshia Bodwell and Danny Catalano. The show was written by Rich Orloff and is being directed by Kristine Snow. It involves two primordial creatures, one of whom is evolving and yearning for more than a swampy existence and has to leave the other behind.
On Tuesday, Aug. 19, the evening will kick off with a performance by SKYT, Streetcar Kids and Youth Theatre. The show, titled "4 Seasons," is being directed by RaeLyn Cottrell. It features a cast comprised of local youngsters, ages 3 – 14 and is a mixture of narration and songs. The cast is making its own costumes and props. Musical direction is by Kayla Zarella and choreography is by Riley Alward. This is a completely kid created show so be sure to come and see this one.
Following that is "Dinner with the McGuffins," written by Chris Sheppard. The show features Rick Kincaid and Valerie Kimball as the parents, Braeden Alward and Chelsea Parent as the teen-age lovers, Danny Catalano and Nerisshia Bodwell as FBI agents, Doug Embree as Grandpa, and Eric Marsh. This appears to be a typical family comedy. Teenager James and his girlfriend Karen try to make out one afternoon, only to be continuously interrupted. The ultimate interruption comes when a cell phone goes off in the audience, breaking the "fourth wall" so that James can see the spectators. James tries to convince his increasingly worried family that a wall is missing from their house, and that people are watching them. It ultimately reaches a happy but twisted ending.

The evening ends with "Post It's," a bittersweet story written by Paul Dooley and featuring Evelyn Taylor and Eric Marsh. The actor and actress read Post-It notes between a couple that span the duration of their lives together. This show is being directed by Kristine Snow. Again there will be singers featured between the performances.


Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 07:20

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