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Vendor space available for Center Harbor Church Craft Fair

CENTER HARBOR — The Center Harbor Congregational Church will hold its annual Craft Fair/Flea Market on Saturday, July 12.

Vendor space is still available both indoors (tables supplied indoors) and outdoors.  To register or leave a message for more information contact the church office at 253-7698.

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Peabody & Smith Realty Hosts June Business After Hours

PLYMOUTH — Peabody & Smith Realty will be showcasing their Plymouth office location at 620 Tenney Mountain Highway for the Plymouth Regional Chamber's monthly Business After Hours event on June 18 from 5–7 p.m.

Attendees will learn about the new trends happening in the residential real estate marketplace as well as commercial opportunities.

Peabody & Smith Realty specializes in helping its customers sell their home, purchase a new one, or find a new special place for vacation get-a-ways, here in Northern & Central NH.

This event is hosted by The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce, who gains their support from regional businesses to host events such as this.


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Advice To The Players Kicks off Season With Two Free Programs

SANDWICH — Advice To The Players is gearing up for its 2014 summer season, which will include an Elizabethan fair, an exhibit of production photos and costumes and an appearance at the Corner House Pub, as well as Shakespeare Camps, a Fairgrounds Stage production of The Merry Wives of Windsor and a modern comedy where Sherlock Holmes meets Hamlet. "We are offering something for everyone," says Executive Director Becca Boyden. "Since Shakespeare can be such fun in so many different ways, we are offering some new programs for our community."

First up is ShakesBEER on Tap on June 19, a free, rollicking on-our-feet reading of A Midsummer Night's Dream at 6:30 p.m. at the Corner House Pub in Center Sandwich. "This will be very exuberant and involving for the audience, and also quite down to earth," comments director Andrew Codispoti, who has modeled the event on 7 Stages Shakespeare of Portsmouth's ShakesBEERience. "This is not lofty Shakespeare up on a pedestal but more like what Shakespeare's own performances would have been: earthy, merry, spontaneous, a little rough around the edges, and very heart-felt."

The second free program is the Elizabethan Family Faire, aimed at youngsters and their families. Come out on Sunday June 22 from 1-4 for this mini-fair, which will feature opportunities for kids to dress up, decorate their own hats and crowns, do a little sword-play and enjoy some classic games. "We all love Renaissance Faires," comments production designer Caroline Boldt. "Well, this is how we start bringing the fun of a period fair to Center Sandwich." Faire lovers in the area are invited to dress up and join in the fun, and are encouraged to help ATTP plan for a bigger Faire in 2015.

Up next are the popular Shakespeare Drama Camps led this year by Richard Posner and Sharon Paquette. "I am thrilled to be joining ATTP's Education Team," says Ms. Paquette, an Adjunct Professor at Plymouth State University. "This is a great opportunity to combine my love of teaching with my love of Shakespeare." The camps offer theatre games and training for ages 8 to 15 and conclude with a free performance at 10AM on Friday, July 25.

This year's July production is Sherlock Holmes and The Case of Hamlet or Yorick Kidding Me! by Warren Bain & Matt Bernard. With performances at the Sandwich Town Hall Theater 'Second Stage' was inaugurated last summer with Mark Woollett's original melodrama adaptation of Richard III; Mark will return to direct 'Sherlock' as well as appearing in the August production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. "This is a very funny play out of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival," says Mark. "We are very lucky to be doing the American premiere." Sherlock will be on Friday and Saturday evenings.

The company closes its summer season in August with a Fairgrounds Stage production of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by Candace Clift. "We have planned this delightful romp around two of our favorite ATTP actors," comments Clift. "I am delighted to be directing Caroline and Vivian Nesbit in the roles of the merry wives!" Also featuring local favorite Chris Boldt as loveable and rotund rogue, Sir John Falstaff, The Merry Wives of Windsor is the original "Desperate Housewives" of Elizabethan England.

For tickets or information go to www.AdviceToTheplayers.org, call 986-6253 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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At annual meeting, New Hampshire Electric Co-op reflects on its 75 year history

PLYMOUTH — On the occasion of its 75th Annual Meeting of Members, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) took a look back at its pioneering past and a look forward to a challenging future with major changes in store for the regional energy industry.

"This cooperative was founded on the principle of people working together to achieve a common goal," said NHEC President/CEO Fred Anderson. "It is because of all the people who have come before us that we have achieved the goal of putting the power in your hands. They are the ones for whom we are grateful today."

Founded in 1939, NHEC was incorporated by a group of farmers and rural residents who, with help from the New Hampshire State Grange and the Rural Electrification Administration (REA), sought to bring the benefits of electricity to areas of the state that were unserved by the private utilities of the day. From its first stretch of electric line that served a few dozen families in towns surrounding Lempster, NHEC grew steadily over the years to serve 83,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.

As part of the 75th anniversary, the Co-op unveiled a copy of a newly-released book that chronicles the company's history. Titled "Putting the Power In Your Hands: The First 75 Years of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative," the book is a thoroughly researched account of the challenges and successes the cooperative has experienced in lighting up the New Hampshire countryside for the past seven decades. Members also enjoyed dinner catered by Sodexo Catering and a post-meeting raffle.

A number of dignitaries sent congratulatory messages on the occasion of the Co-op's 75th anniversary, including U.S. Congresswoman Annie Kuster, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who recorded a video that was played to the annual meeting attendees.

Two people with long associations with NHEC were honored for their contributions to the Cooperative. Former NHEC Director Gail Paine of Intervale was recognized by a Board of Directors resolution named her Director Emeritus, acknowledging her 30 years as a member of the NHEC Board and 19 years as the NHEC representative on the Board of Directors of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Also recognized was Clint Hutchins, NHEC Manager of Member Solutions & Marketing. Hutchins, who plans to retire in July after a 44-year career at NHEC, was awarded the Carol A. Tracey Customer Service Award. Presented by the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA), the award recognizes employees of NEPPA member utilities who deliver outstanding service to their consumers.

Company officials also announced the results of the election for three open seats on the NHEC Board of Directors. Three incumbents won re-election to seats on the Board. Returning to the Board for three-year terms are Joan Aubrey of Jackson, Harry Viens of Center Harbor and Bruce Wiggett of Plymouth. Members also voted 5,772 to 670 to approve a minor amendment to the NHEC Bylaws.

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