GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Year-Round Library held its annual meeting on August 14, attended by Association members and members of the public. Three new members were elected to the board: Lisa Gosselin, Mike Krebs and Randy Perkins. Retiring Board members Cindy Hatch and Kristyn Fischev, were thanked for their work on the Board over the past two years.
The current Year-Round Library Board consists of Anne Kirby, President; Lisa Gosselin, Vice President; Fred Buchholz, Treasurer; Carol Mitchell, Secretary. Board of Directors includes Bill Foster, Chris Schlegel, Laura Stephan, Joanne Gianni, Mike Krebs and Randy Perkins.
The Board is also pleased to announce that fundraising efforts continue to be successful. To date, $31,000 of the $45,000 goal needed to keep the Library open through the current fiscal year has been raised through donations and fundraising. The next opportunity to support the Library will be at Patrick's Pub the week of September 8. Stop in for lunch or dinner and tell your server you are supporting the Year-Round Library. Twenty-five percent of the food bill will go to the Library.
This year Board meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month. All meetings are open to the public and the Board welcomes comments.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 09:15
MEREDITH — It's just another day on tour for the Kelly Family Circus where backstage life supplies as many laughs, thrills, and dramatic moments as the afternoon's performance.
A young girl's visit to the circus and the surprise romance between two performers has ripple effects on all the members of the circus family including the jugglers, trapeze artists, tightrope walkers and, of course, clowns.
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse's Executive Director Bryan Halperin's dramatic comedy, which runs from August 28 through September 1, is the Playhouse's first ever professional world premiere. The script started out as a short play about a clown and a girl from the Playhouse's 2010 Playwriting Workshop and grew from there.
Halperin had a lot of support from the professional actors who saw something in his work and encouraged him to continue you with it. Actors Adam Kee, Richard Brundage, Tonya Free, and Jaydie Becket Halperin read the play out loud for Halperin two summers ago and that gave him the confidence he needed to bring the script to life and show it to the Playhouse audience.
He says, "I wrote this play with our Lakes Region community and The Winnipesaukee Playhouse audience in mind. I think our community likes plays that make people laugh as well as touch the heart. My goal in everything I do at the Playhouse is to have people leave our campus saying "I'm glad I came today" - I think this play will achieve that."
The actors include Richard Brundage, Adam Hadas, Tonya Free, Alex Jacobs, Adam Kee, and Jaydie Becket Halperin. Although this is Jaydie's first appearance on the Playhouses main stage, she is no stranger to Winnipesaukee Playhouse audiences. Jaydie is thrilled to be appearing onstage with some of the professional actors she has been watching on the Playhouse stage for years. The director, Patricia Runcie-Rice is thrilled to return to the Playhouse for her 7th season.
The Unicycle of Life is the last play in The Winnipesaukee Playhouse's summer season. Pre-show dinners are available at the lobby bar and catered by Magic Foods Restaurant Group, the owners of Canoe in Center Harbor and O Steak and Seafood in Laconia. On selected nights, free pre-show entertainment is available at the outdoor amphitheatre beginning at 6:45pm.
The Summer 2013 season is generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank and Laconia Harley-Davidson. The Unicycle of Life is recommended for ages 12 and above. Performances are Wednesday, August 28 to Sunday, September 1 beginning at 7:30 p.m. with a showing at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Thursday, August 29 performance will include a post-show discussion and Q & A with the cast and crew.
Tickets are $20 for seating in the orchestra, $15 for seating in the balcony. Student rush tickets can be purchased for best seating available one hour prior to the show for $12 cash only. Tickets can be ordered by calling (603) 279-0333 or by using a credit card at www.winniplayhouse.org.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 09:11
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LACONIA — Monday, August 26 will mark the 100th anniversary of the first line-of-duty death of a Laconia Firefighter.
On that date, Firefighter John Laurence Sanborn, who had been with the department for just over a year, was responding to a tenement fire on Jackson Street when he was thrown from Ladder 1. He was run over by the rear wheels, which were made of wood with a steel belt on the outer section.
The firefighters carried John Sanborn to the second floor of the Water Street Station where he succumbed to his injuries; he was 20 years old.
At 9 a.m. on August 26 members of the Laconia Fire Department will hold a short ceremony to recognize this date and honor Sanborn. The service will be held at the Meredith Bridge cemetery, located behind the VFW on Court Street. The public is invited to attend.
Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 10:03
GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library will host Dr. Taylor Hill for an informative program entitled "Managing Diabetes with Lifestyle and Diet" on Tuesday, August 27. This free program will run from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The program will focus on gaining better control of iabetes, reducing or eliminating the need for medications and preventing the numerous complications that can result from diabetes. Discussion will include what people need to know if they are at risk of developing diabetes and how to prevent it.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 08:51