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No-till seeding talk at Gilford farm Thursday

GILFORD — On Thursday, October 23 there will be a presentation on the benefits of No-till Seeding and Cover Cropping by well-known agronomist Joel Myers held at Ramblin' Vewe Farm from 9 a.m. to noon.

Attendees will hear of the benefits to the health of farmland soils through use of no-till seeding and the planting of cover crops, see a no-till seeder at work, view a soils pit, and view a PowerPoint presentation. The event will be held rain or shine.

Pre-registration for the program is suggested by Tuesday, October 21 and a voluntary donation to attend of $10 can be made the day of the event; however no one will be turned away for inability to pay or lack of pre-registration. To pre-register contact Joan at email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 603-447-2771.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 09:40

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We Believe In Recovery Rally in Concord on Saturday

CONCORD — A "We Believe in Recovery Rally" will be held at Statehouse Plaza in Concord on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. People from throughout the state are invited to come and show their support for people living in — and seeking — recovery. And to help spread the word that people can, and do, recover from chemical dependency.

At the rally there will be speakers, food vendors and information tables. More information is available by writing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 09:38

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Lady Grace Appointments Available for November

LACONIA — The latest prosthetic breast forms from Lady Grace Intimate Apparel are available right in your community.

If you or a loved one has had a lumpectomy or mastectomy and would like to find breast prosthesis to fit your needs, a certified breast prosthesis fitter from Lady Grace Intimate Apparel will be at Lakes Region General Hospital on Tuesday, November 11.

Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling LRGHealthcare's Breast Health Program Coordinator, Ginny Witkin at 527-2940.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 09:36

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PSU Symphonic Band presenting New Beginnings concert on October 27

PLYMOUTH —The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will present New Beginnings, a concert by the PSU Symphonic Band, at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 27 at the Silver Center for the Arts.

"This is the first time we have presented a concert in the fall," said Symphonic Band Director Mark Stickney. The band will be performing a collection of newer works for wind ensemble and concert band. The PSU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Tim Gilmore, will also perform on the concert.

The program for New Beginnings includes Gavorkna Fanface by Jack Stamp, Sheltering Sky by John Mackey, Metamorphosis by Andrew Boysen Jr., Shenandoah, by Frank Ticheli, Cakewalk by L. M. Gottschalk and Culloden, by Julie Giroux.

Culloden, the major work on the program, is a three-movement symphony that presents the folk and Gaelic "commonoers" music from Scotland circa 1745-6. A battle lasting less than 30 minutes occurred at Culloden in 1746, leaving 1500 Scots and their allies dead. Giroux said, "My objective was to locate and present the popular Scottish/Highland/Gaelic music leading up to this battle, and Culloden came about because of it."

Three senior music education majors will conduct works on the program: Alicia Dale of Claremont; Joey Jarvis of Ascutney, Vt. and Kyle Quirion of Derby, Vt.

Quirion says conducting the Symphonic Band has been an amazing opportunity. "I'm able to really dig in and rehearse a piece of music at a high level, which is something that I haven't had much opportunity to do before. It is exciting and fulfilling to stand on the podium and be the one in charge, especially with this particular group of talented musicians who are really willing to apply my musical ideas to their individual parts. Being a music education major, this experience has made me more confident as a conductor and educator, which is going to be extremely helpful when I begin student interning in the spring."

Stickney, in his third year as director of bands at PSU, came to Plymouth from Southern Utah University and has held conducting positions at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and the University of Rhode Island. He has served on the brass faculties of Salve Regina University and the Community College of Rhode Island, where he taught trombone, euphonium and tuba. He has performed at the Newport Music Festival and throughout Southern New England as a soloist and chamber musician. As a conductor, he has premiered a number of works.

Gilmore is a member of Brownstone Recording Artists, the Harry Skoler Jazz Quartet and CCMS Musicians of Wall Street. He has performed with the Cape Ann Symphony, Symphony by the Sea, the Paul Madore Chorale and Boston Percussion Ensemble. He has also performed with Lester Bowie, Marion McPartland, Fred Hersch, Tower of Power, Tiger Okoshi and Warren Vache.

Tickets for the concert are $8 for adults and youth, and $6 for seniors 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 Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:56

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