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Belknap County Republicans meeting at Top of the Town

BELMONT — The next meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee will be held on Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Top of the Town Restaurant in Belmont.

Although it was originally announced that Karen Testerman, potential candidate for US Senate, would be the guest speaker, she will be unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict. However, in light of the current government shutdown, there's a lot for the committee to be discussing about the budget stalemate, the debt ceiling, and Obamacare at the next meeting. Common Core would be discussed, as it's impacting local schools. Lastly, with additional people stepping forward to consider running for office, the committee will provide updates regarding those individuals and plans for future Belknap County GOP events.

Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. Those interested in having dinner or wish to socialize before the meeting should plan to arrive as early as 5 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

For more information, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 09:52

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Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton GOP Committee meeting tonight

CENTER BARNSTEAD — The next monthly meeting of the Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC'G) will be held on Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 pm at J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant, 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead.

This month's meeting will focus on some of the hot topics impacting the three towns, the state of New Hampshire, and Washington, DC – Obamacare, the budget, Common Core, the debt ceiling, and Benghazi to name a few.

BARC'G meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire. Per their usual meeting format, those interested in having dinner or socializing before the meeting should plan to arrive as early as 5:30 p.m.

In an effort to help those in the community who are less fortunate, the committee asks that each attendee bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

For more information, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Gilford High School producing ‘A Funny Thing Happened...’ in Nov.

GILFORD — The classic musical comedy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will be delivering some "comedy tonight" onstage at Gilford High School this November. The show will be presented Friday and Saturday evenings, November 15-16 and 22-23 at 7 p.m. in the GHS auditorium.

The performance marks Gilford's return to the music of Stephen Sondheim who wrote the score for Forum as well as Into the Woods, presented at GHS last fall. After hosting heavily attended auditions in early September, Director Matt Demko, Vocal Director Denise Sanborn and Choreographer Amelia Hamilton-Miller selected a cast of 20 talented students and quickly began rehearsals.

Vocal Director Denise Sanborn has been working with the cast on their singing and Choreographer Amelia Hamilton-Miller will be providing choreography for many of the shows well-known songs including "Comedy Tonight", "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid," and "The House of Marcus Lycus."

Heading up the technical side of things will be longtime Technical Director Scott Piddington, who leads a skilled crew of GHS students. Judy Cook and Tammy Denver will work with several dedicated parents to provide costumes, GHS Band Director Lyvie Beyrent will direct an orchestra of high school students and community members, and Sarah Cook will serve as the assistant director.

"Sarah has a great knowledge of musical theatre and the process of putting on a musical. She has proved to be a wonderful asset so far," said director Demko.

The talented cast will feature Junior Heather Hunt as Pseudolus, Senior Sarah Cook as Domina, Junior Ryan Hall as Sennex, Freshman Jack Harding as Hero, Freshman Dawson Ellis as Hysterium, Junior Jake Adams as Erronius, Senior Cory Chapman as Miles Gloriosus, Junior De Clarke as Lycus, and Freshman Kaylee Lemire as Philia.

The ensemble is comprised of Anna Malek, Christian Ayer, Delaney Andrews, Brooke Poll and Kylieh Farley as the Proteans and Kayla Zarella, Cordelia Penney, Savannah Plummer, Victoria Brasil, Alexa Dembec, and Allie Nault as the Courtesans.

Tickets will be $10 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens and will be available at The Gilford Village Store and Greenlaw's Music starting in November

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 09:44

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Adult Fall Hiking Program Wraps up on Today at Prescott Farm

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department fall hiking program wraps up today at Prescott Farm in Laconia to be followed by a pot luck lunch.

Participants will gather at 9 a.m. in the Gilford Town Hall Lobby before departing for the hike. All interested participants are asked to bring a pot luck item to share with the group following the hike. The cost of the hike is $1 per person.

For more information contact the Gilford Parks and Rec. Dept. at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 09:40

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