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'Arsenic and Old Lace' Revisited at the Franklin Opera House

FRANKLIN — Franklin Footlight Theatre proudly presents the ageless and energetically funny comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring at the Franklin Opera House.

There will be four performances: Thursday March 20th through Saturday March 22nd at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday March 23rd matinee at 2 p.m.. Ticket prices are $14 for Seniors (over 55) and Students, $16 adults, and can be purchased in advance through the Opera House website, www.franklinoperahouse.org or by calling the box office, 934-1901.

The production features the talents of Jennifer Simpson, Doug Embree, Ben Heath, Robbie LaFlamme, Sean Jordan, Suzanne Banister, Jennifer Creasey, Colin Malette, Peter Heath, Gary Evans, Howard Amsden, John Masse, Paul Smith, and Vince Ribas. Also contributing their artistic skills are Chris Schroeder and Amanda Chance designing and building the Victorian set, Lori McGinley costumes, Sue Bitteto props, Dan Darling lighting design, Mark Bitteto stage managing, and Leigh Webb, producing and directing.

This wonderful 1940's comedy is an hilarious play of nobly motivated but somewhat misguided (and definitely illegal) deeds of two lovable sisters, complemented and complicated by the quirky personalities of the entire family. The show's timeless humor and familiar story will be sure to appeal to a broad spectrum of patrons, who understand the value of community-based entertainment and its ability to showcase understated talent.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 08:21

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Speare Memorial Shamrock Shuffle March 15

PLYMOUTH — Speare Memorial Hospital will be holding an inaugural Shamrock Shuffle 5K health walk/run on Saturday, March 15 at 9 a.m. The start/finish is at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center, down by the river "behind" Main St. in Plymouth.

"We are excited to leap toward spring with our first ever 5K," says Michele Hutchins, Speare's director of community relations. "We designed this event in response to outcomes from our Community Health Needs Assessment. Our community has told us they want access, to and information on, more ways to put active living in to play in their own lives. As an untimed, health walk/run we are trying to appeal to a broad spectrum of people and athletic abilities."

Hutchins continues, "Whether you've been active all winter and looking to transition to the upcoming race season, an avid walker logging steps on a pedometer, or simply motivated to move more as the days get warmer and longer, this event can be that first step. The course winds its way through the streets and neighborhoods of Plymouth, and is sure to raise your heart rate and your spirits as we get ready to welcome spring."

Like so many initiatives, Speare's Shamrock Shuffle 5K wouldn't be possible without broad community support. Speare is partnering with the Central New Hampshire CERT & MRC to help ensure the safety of walkers/runners on the course. Additionally, special thanks goes to the event sponsors: Pot 'o Gold Sponsor New Hampshire Electric Co-Op; Four Leaf Clover Sponsors Medical Reimbursement Specialists, Mike's Country Kitchen and Mountain Medical Aesthetics; and Leprechaun Sponsor Lisa's Personal Training Studio.

The registration fee is $10 per person, children age five and under are free but must be registered. Advance registration is open and forms are available online at www.spearehospital.com.The first 100 registrants will receive an event t-shirt. Registration will open at 8 a.m. on March 15 at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center.

For more information contact Michele Hutchins at (603) 238-6468 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 08:16

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LRGHealthcare seeking Reiki practitioners for new Volunteer Reiki program

LACONIA — LRGHealthcare is actively seeking Reiki practitioners for its new Volunteer Reiki program. Reiki is a non-intrusive healing technique that complements medical treatment. LRGHealthcare will offer Reiki services in the Hematology/Oncology Unit, Surgical Services at Lakes Region General Hospital and Franklin Regional Hospital, and upon request.

LRGHealthcare volunteer services is searching for caring, and reliable volunteers to become Reiki volunteers who are at least Level 2 Reiki certified and at least 18 years of age or older. Volunteer shifts are available 7 days a week.

Contact LRGHealthcare Volunteer Coordinator Darcy Peary at 737-6720 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . to learn more.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 08:11

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Small Business Legal Series: Overview of NH Taxation for Small Business Owners

PLYMOUTH — The Enterprise Center at Plymouth is pleased to present the next workshop in the Small Business Legal Series with Devine Millimet, Overview of NH Taxation for Small Business Owners on Thursday, March 20, from 7:30-9 a.m.at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP).

Justin Vartanian, of the legal firm Devine Millimet, will provide an overview of the New Hampshire taxes which may be applicable to small business and discuss tax planning and compliance strategies.

Following this workshop, a Devine Millimet lawyer will be available for consultations at the ECP.

As a member of the firm's Corporate Department concentrating in business and tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, non-profit organizations, and general corporate law, Vartanian counsels clients about a variety of corporate practice areas ranging from entity formation and corporate financing to transactional planning and negotiations. Well published on a variety of legal tax aspects, Vartanian is becoming a regular speaker on the topic of NH taxation for businesses. Prior to Devine Millimet, Justin's experience includes the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney's Office of New Hampshire, the legal department of the Boston Stock Exchange, and the Attorney General's Office of Massachusetts.

This event is offered at no cost to attendees, but space is limited. Reserve your seat today by clicking the "Seminars" page on the ECP website www.EnterpriseCenterNH.com, contacting the Center office at 535-3222, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Upcoming workshops in the Small Business Legal Series will meet the third Thursday of the month from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Conference Room at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth. Topics include: Employee vs. Independent Contractor in April, Raising Seed Money in May, and Fair Use in Copyright and Trademark in June.


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