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Franklin Footlight Theater schedules open auditions

FRANKLIN —  Franklin Footlight Theater will soon hold open auditions to cast five one-act plays to be staged in April.

The auditions are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Opera House, and again on Tuesday, Feb. 3, also at 7 p.m.

These plays will require the talents of male and female actors, ranging in age from 18 to 80, say organizers. Under the guidance of both mentored directors and seasoned veterans, these offerings run the gamut of hilarious satire to thought-provoking drama, eliciting gales of laughter, soft chuckles, a few tears, and even some cerebral introspection.

Anyone interested in applying must be available for all rehearsals which will take place on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings (beginning Feb. 5), and for the three performances scheduled for April 10, 11, and 12. Those performers who are cast, will be required to pay the nominal Franklin Footlight Theater membership fee.

Organizers say this is a great chance to participate in community theater for anyone wishing to perform on stage to try out along side those who have performed either once or many times before. All experience levels are welcome.


Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 09:41

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Gilford Police invite residents to ‘Coffee with the Chief’

GILFORD — Gilford Police Chief Anthony Bean Burpee will hold his first "Coffee with the Chief" event on
Monday, February, 23, from 10:30 am-12pm at the Gilford Public Library.

This event will become an ongoing occurrence with Chief Bean Burpee and will take place at various times and
locations throughout Gilford. Chief Bean Burpee explains that such events will allow citizens to meet with him face-to-face in order to facilitate discussion among attendees regarding police related matters. Additionally, citizens will have the opportunity to ask questions, obtain clarification on any number of topic areas related to law enforcement, and offer constructive input on police related matters.

It is Chief Bean Burpee's hope that such meetings will make him more available during a set time and date to citizens. As meetings continue to be scheduled, other members of the Chief's administrative staff will join him in attending.

"Bringing Gilford's diverse citizens together with police personnel only serves to improve community relations," Chief Bean Burpee states. He continues by saying, "Having an authentic police/community relationship helps in promoting dignity, understanding, and respect during police and community interactions." Community policing can be characterized as the process by which to create proactive problem-solving solutions in order to address possible conflicts surrounding a range of issues. One such way to assist in mitigating the impact of such conflicts
regarding public satisfaction is to allow for open dialogue, to all possible extents, so that citizens can gather helpful information, as well as for the Chief to discuss police goals, priorities, and resources. Crime trends, safety considerations, and other police related topics will also be discussed.

Attendees are invited to bring coffee or to partake in some generously provided by the Gilford Public Library.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 09:38

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‘Is Business Ownership Right for You?’ talk on Feb. 10

LACONIA — Lakes Region SCORE is sponsoring a small business workshop Titled "Is Business Ownership for You?" on Tuesday February 10.

Space is limited and registration is required. Only the first 12 paid registrations will be accepted. Register online at http://lakesregionscore.org/localworkshops. The workshop is Tuesday, February 10,  at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Building, 383 South Main Street, Laconia.

The doors will open at 5pm for registration and networking. The workshop will run from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuition is $25 per person paid in advance or $35 at the door. Checks may be sent to SCORE Lakes Region, 383 South Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. If you have questions you can also call at 603-524-0137.

Ed Settino and Marc Abear, SCORE Mentors, will lead the workshop. Ed is a former business owner, with extensive experience in sales, business development, market forecasting, planning and contract negotiations. He started, developed and owned a parking/property management company in Boston with 53 locations, 500 employees and sales of 23 million which he sold after twenty-five years. Ed is now a Licensed Real Estate Broker in NH and ME as well as a business broker focused on small to medium sized businesses including service, professional, retail, manufacturing, construction and hospitality. Ed has a BS in Economics.

Marc has owned several small businesses, has experience in logistics, accounting, engineering as well as holding an MBA with a small business and entrepreneurship specialty.
SCORE Lakes Region is a non-profit, volunteer organization and Small Business Administration resource providing no cost small business counseling, mentoring and coaching for the life of your small business.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 09:29

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T-BONES serving ‘Deflatriots’ flat-iron steak special

LACONIA — Great NH Restaurants announced that starting Friday, January 23 through Sunday, February 1, all the T-BONES and Cactus Jack's restaurants will offer their "Deflatriots" Flat Iron Steak dinner for just $12.
Like most New Hampshirites, the Great NH Restaurants staff are super Patriots fans, and decided to have some fun with the recent deflated football allegations.
"Regardless of the outcome of the allegations, we love our Patriots fans and in honor of #12, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, we are pleased to offer this great $12 deal as we gear up to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday," says Tom Boucher, owner and CEO of Great NH Restaurants.
The "Deflatriots" Flat Iron Steak is a hand cut, chargrilled and sliced 10 oz. Flat Iron steak served with homemade mashed potato, mushroom Bordeaux gravy and a side of fresh vegetables.

There are five T-BONES Great American Eatery locations: Bedford, Salem, Hudson, Derry and Laconia,
and two Cactus Jack's Great West Grill locations: Laconia and Manchester. For more information, visit T-BONES.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 09:22

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