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Fun, funky clothing available for two days only at The Studio

LACONIA —  For two days only, artist Grace Napoleon from Folk Couture is bringing her one-of-a-kind up-cycled clothing to Downtown Laconia for a trunk show at The Studio located at 50 Canal Street. Napoleon shows regularly at Brooklyn Flea in New York City, the SoWa Vintage Market in Boston, Craftopia in Rhode Island and more.

Melissa McCarthy, owner of The Studio, met Napoleon at the SoWa Market last summer, and the two agreed to do a trunk show last fall. It was wonderfully successful, and now Folk Couture is back with all new clothing. "Grace has an amazing eye, and she knows how clothing works on people," says McCarthy, who owns three of the hand-sewn dresses. "She can look at you, hand you a dress, and it's amazing how wonderfully they fit!" McCarthy encourages people to come, have fun and experience these unique garments.
Because the artist is travelling, the trunk show begins Friday afternoon, probably around one, but the Studio will be open late, until at least 7 p.m., so people can come by after work. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. On Sunday beginning at 11 a.m., there is a workshop in creating your own Folk Couture with clothing that you bring; call 603-455-8008 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information and registration. The Studio is located at 50 Canal Street, Laconia - www.thestudionh.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:22

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Laconia Public Works asks city sewer users not to flush damaging materials

LACONIA — The Laconia Department of Public Works has issued a reminder to users of the city's sewer system that there are many items which can cause damage to the system if they are flushed down the toilet or drained into it.

Among those items are fats, oil, grease from food processing and cooking;
Sanitary napkins, tampons, panty liners, etc., including applicators;
All household, industrial, automotive chemicals (including motor oil), pharmaceuticals, pesticides;
Cooking oil, popcorn seeds, bones;
Baby wipes, diapers, and other so-called "flushable" wipes;
Latex gloves, condoms, plastic packaging or bags;
Paper towels and any paper products except toilet paper (even facial tissue);
Hair, food scraps(even with garbage disposal should be deposited into the trash), animal parts or remains, deceased pets;
Coffee grounds, cat litter;
Dryer sheets, non-diluted raw powdered or liquid laundry detergent, dryer lint;
Cigarettes, cigarette butts, cigarette filters, etc.;
Cotton swabs, dental floss, cleaning pads, make-up applicators;
Dirt, trash, toys, liquor;
Pour fats, oils, and greases into a container, when cooled and thickened place in the trash.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:06

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Abenaki Ski Area open for two more Saturdays, ‘Rail Jam’ event is April 19

WOLFEBORO — Abenaki Ski Area will be open for two more Saturdays in April thanks to a generous contribution from the Friends of Abenaki. The additional Saturdays include April 5 and 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weather permitting.

On Saturday, April 19 an inaugural "Climb and Grind Rail Jam" event will be held. The rope tow will be closed, but whatever snow remains will be built into a rail garden near the base of the mountain, along with a couple kickers. Skiers and riders will be free to hike the hill from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. free of charge. Burgers on the grill will also be available. The rail jam will be from 2-3 p.m. A required entry fee of $10 is required to participate in the rail jam. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.


Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:02

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PSU Theatre presents AvenueQ April 9-13

 PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will present Jeff Whitty's AvenueQ April 9-13 in the studio theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Using cast members and a host of puppets with unconcealed puppeteers, this coming-of-age parable for adult audiences presents a look at life post college, addressing and satirizing issues and anxieties of entering adulthood.

In the play, Princeton, a recent college graduate, moves to an outer borough of New York to find a job and, hopefully, meaning in his life. Although he wants to live on Avenue A with people who have money, prestige and power, he finds himself on Avenue Q, which is peopled with colorful characters, all of whom are having a hard time making it in life.

Faculty producing the show are Fran Page'05, director; Robin Marcotte'00, choreography and puppetry and Emily Jaworski, music.

Kayla Fernekees, a senior theatre arts major from Salem is stage manager and Catherine Jacobs, a junior theatre arts majors from Milton is assistant stage manager.

Contemporary humor and references bring light to modern issues such as marriage, sexuality, racism, poverty, love and femininity, with song titles like "What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?" "If You Were Gay," "Mix Tape," "Fantasies Come True" and "There's a Fine, Fine, Line."

New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley called AvenueQ a "... savvy, sassy and eminently likeable breakthrough musical."

Performances are April 9–12 at 8 p.m.; April 12 and 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults, $17 for seniors and $15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

This show features mature language and content and is not intended for children.


Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:58

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