Golden View egg hunt to be held on April 4

MEREDITH— Golden View Health Care Center’s will be holding its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4 at 2 p.m.

Every year community members enjoy this family event. Prizes are available for all children. All children ages one to ten are welcome to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring their own Easter basket. For more information or to RSVP, please call (603) 279-8111.

Meredith altrusa cub learns about circle program

MEREDITH — The Meredith Altrusa Club recently enjoyed an evening with our invited speaker, Kathleen Kearns, Executive Director of the Circle Program, a mentoring program for girls starting at 9 years old through high school graduation.
The Circle Program was founded in 1993 by the trustees of Camp Onaway as well as that camp's director on Newfound Lake. It began as a pilot program with twenty-two girls and has grown to over ninety girls from twenty-nine towns throughout the Lakes Region.
Their first experience with the Circle Program is attending an adventurous, three-week residential session at Circle Camp, located on Spectacle Pond in Groton. For many girls this is their first time away from home and it can seem a little intimidating as well as exciting but by the time they leave they are pumped up.
Kathleen told Altrusans about their Mentoring Program where each girl is paired with a volunteer female adult from their community. Mentors spend time with them during the school year and meet with them at least twice a month for a fun activity of mutual interest.
Every other month the Circle Program offers them a group activity, a field trip or community project which mentors are encouraged to join them.
The mentors also get together to share and swap ideas; anyone at any age can learn something new.
Those referred to the Circle program all have great potential but may have not had the opportunity or resources to develop that potential. This program gives them the chance to learn self-confidence, be good decision makers, become leaders among their peers, and to continue to strive to become outstanding citizens in all they do in all the aspects of their lives.
Kathleen talked of some of the many success stories they have had. It is a wonderful feeling to know that these young girls will be so positively impacted for the rest of their lives.
Altrusa members were very inspired by the promise that the Circle Program offers these young girls and know that they are creating a better future for not only the girls but all of society.
As everyone knows "It does take a village" to do this kind of important work, so if you are reading this and would like to help them get there step by step make a pledge for a Circle girl walking/running in their 5th Annual Circle Trot or seek pledges yourself and trot along with them. The trot is for everyone; there's the 2K, 5K, or 10K on Sunday April 19.
For more information call 536-4244 or go to

Copyright, trademark and fair use seminar set for April 21

PLYMOUTH — The Enterprise Center at Plymouth will offer a free seminar on Copyright and Trademark Protection and Fair Use on Tuesday, April 21, from 8-10 a.m.

For start-ups and small businesses, identifying and protecting intellectual property is vitally important, but can oftentimes prove to be confusing. In addition, trying to understand what is permissible in using another's copyrighted or trademarked material, or how someone else can use yours, can make the whole area of intellectual property feel like a huge hassle. This session is intended to give small business owners a general understanding of how to identify and protect intellectual property through copyright and trademark, as well as providing an overview of the concept of "fair use."

Seating for this complimentary event is limited. For more information, contact the Office at 535-3222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
As part of their ongoing commitment to business growth and development, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth brings educational seminars and professional skills training to Grafton and Belknap Counties. The ECP is an incubator/accelerator that provides a one-stop shop of services and referrals to assist business owners and entrepreneurs through all aspects of business acumen.

These programs are supported by the NH Community Development Finance Authority, Plymouth State University, and the Economic Development Councils of Grafton and Belknap Counties.

April brings showers, flowers, and the powers of magical theater


FRANKLIN — While Spring tries desperately to bring warmer temperatures to eradicate the snow and foster new growth, Franklin Footlight Theatre shall endeavor to tickle funny-bones and induce introspection with a bevy of theatrical beauties in the form of five one act plays. On Friday April 10th and Saturday April 11th at 7:30 pm, with a third show on Sunday April 12th at 2:00 pm, the Franklin Opera House (inside Franklin City Hall, 316 Central St.) will part its curtain to reveal four comedies and a drama debuting the directorial talents of Annette Andreozzi, Robbie LaPlante, and John Masse, and showcasing the veteran abilities of Ryan Clark and Leigh Webb. The talented ensemble cast includes Summer McGaffigan, Benjamin Heath, Saige Granger, Denise Steadman, Kristine Snow, Jack Finley, Spencer Costigan, Joshua Bradley, Tia Turgeon, Wendy DeSousa, Meaghan Corning, Karielle Anzaldi, Cricket Basha, Sue Bitteto, Rebecca Turmel, Selena Durette, Sheri Collins, Jule Finley, Cameron Brand, and Vince Ribas.
The offerings differ considerably in tone, with "Void" by Donald Tongue being esoterically and cerebrally tongue-in-cheek, "Accused of Comedy" by Carl L. Williams relying heavily on clever puns and a touch of slapstick, "Find Me" by Dennis Bush (both "Accused of Comedy" and "Find Me" produced by special arrangement with Brooklyn Publishers, LLC) a thought-provoking drama of insight and revelation, with "General Hurtspital" by Franklin resident Leigh Webb satirically sending up serial soaps and their attendant day-time commercials, and "The Real Problem" aiming its comical message at the female audience in tune with the collected works of Shakespeare, somewhat at the expense of men.
Behind the scenes Sue Bitteto once again put her considerable expertise to work gathering and creating props, Mark Bitteto shines as Stage Manager, Ryan Clark not only doubles as House Manager, but shot and edited video footage for "General Hurtspital", Dan Darling is on lights, Chelse Proulx and Jack Finley are helping out with sound, and Annette Andreozzi created costumes for "The Real Problem".
Tickets are $12 with seniors and students discounted to $10, and can be purchased online at the Franklin Opera House website,, by making arrangements with the box office via telephone, 934-1901, or of course, at the door prior to a performance. Please indicate when making advance purchases if a wheelchair will need to be accommodated. All performances are open seating, "first come, first served".