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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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Noted jazz & ragtime pianist to perform at Gilford Library April 8

GILFORD — Jazz and ragtime pianist Deborrah Wyndham will play at the Gilford Public Library on April 8 at 6:30 p.m. A noted and talented musician, Wyndham has been featured on NBC, ABC and FOX, as well as heard on NPR.

She will share traditional jazz and ragtime piano styles that helped shape the jazz we know today. Piano rags by various composers from the Ragtime Era will be performed as well as boogie woogie, stride and late jazz styles and favorites. This program is free and open to the public, all are welcome to attend.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:51

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