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Meredith Cabin Fever Promotion Offered By GMP in March (554) NOTE to run on 3-1

MEREDITH — Amazing discounts, special offers, fun-filled events and a chance to win a prize filled sap bucket hand painted by a local artist are being offered in the Meredith Cabin Fever Promotion by the Greater Meredith Program from March 1-29.

Giving residents and visitors a reason to get out and about during March, the GMP is offering a Passport Game Card and Events Guide found at participating businesses throughout the village. Visit ten of the participating businesses, get the passport endorsed and drop it off in the entry box at Mame's Restaurant by 5 pm on Saturday, March 29 to be entered in the "Cabin Fever" Grand Prize Drawing at 5:30 pm. You do not need to be present to win.

The following retail offers from participating businesses include a Bracelet Bonanza from Adornments, buy any bracelet and get another of equal or lesser value for a $1. Bonita D. Story Antiques and Estate Jewelry is offering a 20-25 % off all furniture, glass, china and miscellaneous items. Win a chance at a One-Room Design Raffle from Consignor's Avenue when you spend $15. Cozy Cabin Rustics is offering a 10% discount on furniture with free delivery and set up. On Fridays only in March, buy any pearl necklace from Lady of the Lake and get a second piece of pearl jewelry for a penny. Threads, A Fashion Forward Boutique is offering 10% of entire purchase, even clearance items during March.

Food offers from local restaurants include a small coffee & muffin or scone for $2 from Kara's Café and Cakery. Mame's Restaurant is offering the Cabin Fever Cure, buy one entrée and get the second of equal or less value ½ off. The Mug and Bay Restaurants are also half off the second lunch or dinner order. Waterfall Café will also give ½ off a second lunch item.

Keep yourself fit in March by visiting Sacred Waters Yoga and purchase any six, eight, or ten class card for half price. Visit the Fitness Edge and receive a tour and a free day pass.

The following events will also be offered in March throughout the town. There will be a Mardi Gras Party with live music at Laconia Harley Davidson on March 1 from 12-2 pm. From March 5-9 take a tour and sip a complimentary beverage at the Ballard House Inn. The Meredith Bay Colony Club is offering A Night of Music with Two Old Friends on March 12 at 6:30 pm. The Frog Rock Tavern will host a St. Patty's Day Special on March 16 & 17 featuring Corned Beef and Green Beer. Edward Jones Investments will offer a Sweet Spring Ice Cream Social on March 22 from 12-3 pm. Luau- A Bike Week Countdown Party at Laconia Harley Davidson will be on March 22 from 12- 2 pm and feature live music. On March 27 from 4:30-7:30 pm Consignor's Avenue invites you to a Ladies and Gents' Masquerade Social.

Celebrate Meredith Cabin Fever and the month of March by getting your passport at any participating business. Visit ten participating businesses that will initial or stamp your passport and then drop it off at the entry box at Mame's for a chance to be the 2014 Cabin Fever winner.

The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. . For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities, call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 10:05

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Artistic Roots have rescheduled the opening reception for Visiting Artists

PLYMOUTH — Due to last week's snowstorm, the member artists of Artistic Roots have rescheduled the opening reception for their Visiting Artist's Program. The reschedule date is Thursday, March 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Artistic Roots on Main Street in Downtown Plymouth.

The exhibit features the work of local artists: oil painter Cam Sinclair, printmaker Paulette Brace, potter Richard Wetterer, lapidarist Philip Parsons & photographer Wayne King.

Refreshments are served and all are welcome. For more information or to find out more about the Visiting Artist's Program, visit www.artistic roots.com or call 536-2750. Artistic Roots is located at 73 Main Street in Plymouth and is open daily from 10 to 6.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:51

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French Film Festival at PSU March 5-7

PLYMOUTH — The 4th Annual French Film Festival will be held at Plymouth State University March 5-7.

On Wednesday, March 5, Entre Les Bras ("Step Up To The Plate") will be shown at 6 p.m. and Polisse will be shown at 7:30 p.m. On Thursday, March 6, Une Vie de Chat ("A Cat in Paris") will be shown at 6 p.m. and Starbuck will be shown at 7:30 p.m. On Friday, March 7, Starbuck will be shown at 6 p.m. and Le Demantelement ("The Auction") will be shown at 8 p.m.
All films are free, open to the public, and shown in Hyde Hall, Auditorium 120. The films are in French with English subtitles.
French-themed snacks and refreshments will be sold to benefit the Madie Barrett Scholarship Fund.
For more information, contact Dr. Kathrine Harrington at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.plymouth.edu/department/language. The event is sponsored by Plymouth State University's Department of Languages and Linguistics.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:48

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GHS Will Present Almost, Maine March 13, 14, and 15

GILFORD — Due to recent schedule changes at Gilford High School, the Performing Arts Department's spring play, Almost, Maine, will be performed a week earlier than in was originally scheduled.

John Cariani's real romantic comedy about people grappling with love in a small, slightly magical town in northern Maine will now be performed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 13th, 14th, and 15th at 7pm in the Gilford High School Auditorium. Further, selected scenes from the play will be performed at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy on March 8 at a New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild Regional Drama Festival. After the full-length version of Almost, Maine is presented as Gilford's mainstage production, schools from around the state will present one-act plays at the NHETG State Drama Festival, hosted by Gilford High School on March 28th and 29th.

Almost, Maine by John Cariani was originally performed Off-Broadway in 2006 and has since become a favorite amongst theatres around the country. It's honest characters, charming stories, and clever humor make it impossible not to love. The play is directed by Matt Demko and Sarah Cook, with technical direction by Scott Piddington, and costume design by Tammy Denver and Judy Cook.

Nineteen Gilford High School students create the ensemble of the play. Anna Malek, Dawson Ellis, Kaylee Lemire, Hunter Sanborn, Kyliegh Farley, Tom Pouliot, Sophia Prevost, Cordelia Penney, Alec Medine, Delaney Andrews, Maccoy Bourgeois, Jake Adams, Colin Croft, Emily Hanf, Sean Desautelle, Summer McGaffigan, Ryan Hall, Heather Hunt, and Jack Harding will play the inhabitants of Almost, Maine. The GHS tech crew is collaborating to design the play's set, lights, sound, and props. All tickets for Almost, Maine are $5 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Gilford Village Store and Greenlaw's Music starting in March.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:41

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