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Youth theater group to hold open house for students, parents

MEREDITH — On Thursday, Aug. 28, Inter-Lakes Theater Company will host an open house to share with students and parents the plans for the upcoming school year from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Inter-Lakes High School library.

Inter-Lakes Curriculum Coordinator and long time theater program leader Kathleen Hill will be leading the high school program, and will be joined this year by Winnipesaukee Playhouse co-founder Bryan Halperin who is coming in to work with the Middle-Tier students.

At the Open House interested participants will learn all about the exciting productions planned for the year as well as the time commitments and requirements for participation. Each group will have their own fall production, in the winter the 7-12th graders will do a musical review, and building on the success of last spring’s Peter Pan, Middle-Tier and High School students will work together on a big musical in the spring. The Variety Show will also be held in March. 

“There are lots of opportunities for students to get involved this year onstage and behind-the- scenes and we can’t wait to get started,” says Hill. “Participating in the performing arts is a great way for kids to learn new skills, build confidence, and work with others towards a common goal.”

Halperin joins the team for the first time, though he is no stranger to working with students from his years at the Playhouse directing and writing for youth, community, and professional theatre productions. “As a Meredith resident I thought this was an exciting new way to get involved in, and give something back to, the community. I’m looking forward to working with Ms. Hill and the students and helping grow the ILTC drama program and increase the interest and awareness in theatre in the Lakes Region and what it can bring to a community.”

While more detail will be forthcoming at the meeting, the High School students will be auditioning for Arthur Miller’s classic drama The Crucible on Tuesday, September 2 at 2:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. to be performed around Halloween. The Middle-Tier students will audition on Tuesday, September 16 at 3:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. for the musical Too Hot For Santa, written by Halperin with music and lyrics by David Polansky. This musical was performed by The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Youth Ensemble in 2007 and played to sold out houses. It will be performed at Inter-lakes in November.

Snacks will be provided at the Open House. For more information contact Hill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:27

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Wicwas Lake Grange to hear expert give talk about fertilizer

MEREDITH — Wicwas Lake Grange is hosting a lecture on Monday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. located at the Wicwas Lake Grange Hall. The guest speaker will be Dr. Francis R. Gouin, Professor of University of Maryland of the Plant Science & Landscape Architectural Department. The topics discussed will be on "Getting your money's worth out of fertilizer" and "Plant nutrients." The public is invited to listen to the topics, learn some new tips and to ask Dr. Gouin questions. He will also have books available at the seminar.

Dr. Gouin is a horticulturist, author and a graduate from University of New Hampshire where he received his B.S. in Horticulture and University of Maryland where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. in ornamental horticulture. Dr. Gouin has published numerous articles in his columns in the Bay Weekly and the monthly AHS newsletter. He teaches undergraduate and graduate programs in horticulture and serves as a consultant in various companies and organizations. Dr. Gouin has received many awards for researching and teaching nationally and internationally. One of Dr. Gouin's contributions was the work in the development of a slow-release fertilizer known as "Osmocote" and developed the "Chesapeake Blue" and "Chesapeake Green" fertilizers. He successfully cloned the nation's oldest white oak before it fell in 2002 and developed a method of bud grafting. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:17

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Outdoor concert at Meredith church

MEREDITH — A Contemporary Christian Outdoor Concert will be held on the lawn at the First Baptist Church of Meredith on Saturday, August 23 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair for comfort. For more information call 279-8108 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Historical buildings open for tours during Gilford Old Home Day

GILFORD — Gilford's three historical buildings will be open from 9 a.m. to noon for tours during Old Home Day. All are invited to visit them before the parade and afterwards.

The 1857 Grange (located on 8 Belknap Mountain Road at the beginning of the parade route) will be open. In the Homestead Room individuals can see for themselves what an early settler's one room home might have looked like; the Store has items that might have been sold, plus an interesting assortment of early tools and a printing press.

At the 1834 Meetinghouse (located at 24 Belknap Mt. Road across from the entrance to the Village Field) there are many items that pertain to the history of Gilford, such as an early ballot voting box, wreaths made of human hair, and early school desks. For many years it has been a tradition for Kathy Salanitro of Ox-K farm in Gilford to take part in the parade and then have her two teams of oxen at the 1838 Rowe House (beside the elementary school) for all to pet and even try leading them. This year she will be there for approximately an hour after the parade. There will also be a pictorial display showing the steps that Mrs. Alting's second grade class and Mrs. Bryant's fourth grade class took as they created bricks that now line the herb garden that was originally created by Mrs. Oeller's second grade class a few years ago.


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