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Hello Dolly starts two week run at Interlakes Summer Theatre in Meredith on July 29


MEREDITH — Well, hello Dolly! From July 29th through August 10th you'll be able to laugh and sing along with one of Broadway's most popular musicals as you follow the adventures of Dolly Levi in a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the century.
The Interlakes Summer Theatre Producing Director, Nancy Barry (from Meredith) will be playing the lead role as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, a mischievous but very successful matchmaker. Other cast members include Charles Baran as Horace Vandergelder, the rich hay and feed store owner in Yonkers. Horace's head clerk, Cornelius Hackl, will be played by Dan Lusardi and his assistant, Barnaby Tucker by John Findlay (a recent Interlakes graduate). The beautiful Widow Molloy, who owns an upscale hat shop in New York City, will be played by Ashley Landroche (also from Meredith). And finally, Widow Molloy's assistant, Minnie Fay will be portrayed by Gabrielle Petrosino while J. Spencer Dean takes on the role of Ambrose Kemper a struggling artist.
The story centers on Mrs. Levi's efforts to marry Half-Millionaire Horace Vandergelder. She's been dreaming about ways to use his fortune and share it with others. Dolly lives by the words of her late husband, Ephraim. "Money, pardon the expression, is like manure, it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around, encouraging young things to grow". On the way to capturing Horace's heart, her match-making skills entangle others in her web. She finds suitable mates everywhere she goes. Some of her targets are reluctant, some eager and some just plain terrified.
Of course the story has a happy ending and Dolly "gets her man", and the cash.
This musical comedy won 10 Tony Awards during its run on Broadway from 1964 to 1970. The record lasted for over 35 years.  Call 888-245-6374 for times and tickets or visit the website www.interlakestheatre.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 06:36

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Pickle-making workshop on August 14

SANBORNTON — UNH Cooperative Extension and KREBS Farm in Sanbornton will host a pickle-making workshop on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at KREBS Farm at 315 Upper Bay Road. The program will be presented by Ann Hamilton, field specialist in food safety for UNH Cooperative Extension.

The program which will include a hands-on demonstration on making quick sweet pickles. The program will also include a lecture and discussion on the basic principles and typical steps in home boiling-water (water bath) canning using pickling as a base.

Preregistration is required by calling the Carroll County office of UNH Cooperative Extension at 447-3834 or 1-800-322-4166. Those interested in attending are asked to register by Monday, Aug. 11.

There is a $5 fee per person payable at the door.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:03

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Historical and Museum Society will host quarterly Antiques Appraisal Day Saturday

LACONIA  —  Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host its quarterly Antiques Appraisal Day, Saturday, July 26 from 2–4 pm at the Laconia Antiques Center, 601 Main Street in Downtown Laconia. Expert appraisers Doug McGowan, Linc Fornier and Greg Peverly will be available to offer their expertise and verbal estimations of value.

At the event, Greg Peverly will make a brief presentation entitled "Today's Collectibles", discussing today's antiques market, followed by a brief question and answer period.

"Every time we do this we help someone discover a new "treasure" ... it is a very exciting event ... you just never know what may come through the door next. I am thrilled to have Greg Peverly here to make a presentation on the topic." says LHMS Executive Director Brenda Kean.

Items presented can include stoneware, clocks, coins, toys, silver, rugs, jewelry and general antiques. The cost is $5 per appraisal with all proceeds to benefit the Laconia Historical and Museum Society. This event is open to the public. Tickets are sold at the door on a first come – first serve basis. For more information about this event, call Laconia Historical & Museum Society at 603.527.1278, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at LaconiaHistorical.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:45

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Two more fireworks shows at Weirs Beach

LACONIA -- The Weirs Action Committee has announced an expanded schedule of fireworks at Weirs Beach.

Two fireworks shows -- July 25 and Aug. 8 -- have been added to the original schedule. There will now be a fireworks show every Friday night at 10 p.m., through Friday, Aug. 15.

Spectators can watch from the north end of the beach, from the public docks, or from the boardwalk. As the fireworks reflect onto the lake below, a flotilla of boats will light up the lake with colorful navigation lights.

Various area businesses have joined together with the Weirs Action Committee to present the fireworks displays.

The Labor Day weekend show on Aug. 31 is sponsored jointly by the Weirs Action Committee and the Half Moon Enterprises.

A full list of sponsors and the fireworks schedule is available by visiting the fireworks webpage at WeirsBeach.com. For late-breaking and rain-date information, visit the Weirs Action Committee page on Facebook.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:41

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