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Local restaurants to join WOW Fest on Saturday

LACONIA — WOW Fest '14, presented by Bank of New Hampshire, takes place this Saturday, September 27th at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club. WOW Fest is a fundraiser for the WOW Trail, with all proceeds going to help construct Phase 2 of the trail.

Events include a fun walk, a 5K and 10K road race along Lake Opechee and a 15 mile (Paugus Bay) and a 67 mile (Lake Winnipesaukee) bicycle challenge all starting and ending at the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club. Following the events there is a festival with delicious food generously served from Fratellos, T-Bones, Common Man and Patrick's. The event also features live music with Justin Jaymes, a beer garden with Contigianis Catering and more.

Event schedule is:

Take the Lake Bicycle Challenge: (67m) 7am start
Take the Bay Bicycle Challenge: (15m) 10am start

Take Opechee 5K Road Race: 9am start
Take Opechee 10K Road Race: 9am start

Take the Trail Fun Walk: 10:30am start

Festival, Food & Music: 11am to 1pm

Pre-registration and complete event information is available at www.wowtrail.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:55

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Squam Lakes Science Center elects new trustees

HOLDERNESS — Carl Lehner of Holderness and Patricia Sava of Waterville Valley are the newly elected trustees of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.

Lehner and Sava were elected during the center's recent Annual Meeting and Summer Celebration.

Also on that occasion, retiring trustees John Fernandes of Ashland and David Merrill of Weston, Mass., were honored for their dedicated service. Trustees Harriet Harris of Dover, Mass., Bill Lee of Meredith, Sandy McGinnes of Center Harbor, and Lea A. Stewart of Campton, were re-elected for new terms.

Lehner graduated from Amherst College with a major in geology and worked as a field geologist in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. He later received an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Lehner worked for an international mining company before joining his family's textile waste recycling firm in South Carolina. Lehner and his family have owned a vacation home in Holderness since 1992 with his children attending various Science Center summer programs. He also serves on the Holderness Planning Board, the boards of New Hampshire Lakes Association and the Little Church Theater, and is an active monitor for Squam Lakes Conservation Society.

Sava is a native of Wellesley Hills, Mass. She grew up learning about and loving nature while on vacation in New Hampshire. She has traveled extensively and began an interior design business, Sava Designs, LLC, in 1970. Her projects include hotels, ski resorts, golf communities, and assisted living facilities nationwide. Sava is a former member of the American Society of Interior Designers and Hospitality Industry Associates.

Additionally, officers were elected to the Board of Trustees including David Martin of Holderness, chair; Nancy Beck of Holderness, vice chair; Kenneth Evans of Holderness, treasurer; and Lea A. Stewart of Campton, secretary.

Employees recognized for service included Dave Erler, 35 years of service; Eric D'Aleo, 20 years of service; and Brian Eaton and Mary Noyes, both 10 years of service.

The Horizon Award was given to former trustee Tashia Morgridge for her outstanding service and commitment to the Science Center.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:46

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‘Comic’s comic’ Tig Notaro performing at Plymouth State University on Sat.

PLYMOUTH —Tig Notaro is known as a comic’s comic with a stage persona akin to the Steven Wright-Todd Barry-Mitch Hedberg style. Notaro will bring her offbeat, deadpan standup comic best to the Silver Center’s Hanaway Theatre at Plymouth State University on Saturday, September 27 at 8:30 p.m. 
Best known for her appearances on late-night television, Notaro also makes short films, and headlines festivals, clubs, colleges, theaters and living rooms around the world. Notaro is busier than she’s ever been between standup gigs and frequent appearances on Conan, recording her popular podcast Professor Blastoff, and appearing in the films In a World, Shreveport and Walk of Shame. She is also writing a book and starring in a documentary about the worst four months of her life during which a series of back-to-back health crises and personal tragedies threatened her career. Instead, she took to the stage. A tweet from Louis CK the next day read: “I’ve seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro.” The set was recorded and became the best-selling comedy album of the year and earned a Grammy nomination. In an upcoming Showtime special Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, she will perform comedy in peoples’ basements, backyards and barns.
A writer for TEDMED Speakers says, “Tig’s standup has become ‘instantly legendary’with many comedians praising her work.” An LA Times reviewer proclaimed that “Notaro is a master of the art of counterintuitive comedy,” and another for The Guardian called her recording of the set about her cancer “a startling release; one that redefines the boundaries of what comedy can achieve.”
Tickets for the performance are $30 for adults, $28 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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:41

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Unwanted medication collection in Franklin on Saturday

FRANKLIN — The Franklin and Tilton Police Departments are joining forces with the Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to give the public a chance for a safe and convenient way to collect and dispose of leftover medicines on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At that time the public can bring pills for disposal to the CVS parking lot at 861 Central St., Franklin. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. While over-the-counter and prescription medications can be brought to collection site, the DEA cannot accept liquids or needles and other sharps, only pills or patches.

The Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force is collaborating with local police departments on this initiative. The task force hopes many area residents will take advantage of this opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs. Anyone  unable to make it to Saturday's drug take-back event, can use the Franklin Police Department's 24/7 Medicine Collection Box located in their lobby. There people can anonymously drop pills and patches into the box, no questions asked.

The Medicine Collection Box, which has been located at the Franklin Police Department since May 2012, has continued to remove numerous controlled drugs from circulation. The most recent inventory by Franklin Police and pharmacists from Franklin Regional Hospital yielded two pounds of controlled drugs, including Oxycodone, Lorazepam, Adderall, and Hydrocodone -- all known to be widely abused prescription drugs. This amount was collected within a three-month time period. Two pounds equals just over 925 tablets of these and other controlled drugs.

For more information on the prevention of prescription drug abuse and how to talk to your children about this dangerous problem, please click on the link for the Drug Task Force at www.franklinnh.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:18

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