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Interlakes Theatre Sponsors 'Where's Solomon' Contest

MEREDITH — Your favorite childhood search game is back and with a twist in the Interlakes Theatre's "Where's Solomon?" contest.

Solomon Kee is a Meredith favorite and will be returning as Sammy Davis, Jr. in his one-man show, "I'm Just Here to Make the World Taste Good", October 5-6.

The Interlakes Theatre is moving a cardboard cutout of Solomon around Meredith and surrounding towns.

"He will be in a new location every day until October 3 ", says Interlakes Summer Theatre Producer, Nancy Barry. "For hints on where to find Solomon, go to our Facebook page (Interlakes Theatre), or call the box office for your hint at 1-888-245-6374. When you find him, call the box office. We will be tracking your calls. The person who accumulates the most Solomon sightings will be invited to brunch with Solomon Kee and Nancy Barry on Sunday October 6.

Tickets are still available for the shows on October 5 at 7:30 p.m. and October 6 at 3 p.m. All tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling the box office phone at 1-888-245-6374 or online at www.interlakestheatre.com

 

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Saxophone quartet playing in Wolfeboro

WOLFEBORO — The acclaimed saxophone foursome, Capitol Quartet, will bring their concert music, both jazz and classical, to Wolfeboro Friends of Music second concert of the 2013-14 season on Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at Village Players Theatre, 52 Glendon Street, Wolfeboro.

Heralded for their "musical versatility and innovative style," the Capitol Quartet consists of Christopher Creviston, soprano saxophone; Joseph Lulloff, alto saxophone; David Stambler, tenor saxophone; and Andrew Dahlke, baritone saxophone. Since its formation in 1991 the quartet has earned accolades as masters in both ensemble and solo performance. They have appeared with such prestigious orchestras as the Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Indianapolis Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Windsor [Ontario] Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.

In August 2013 Joe Lulloff took a saxophone part in the Chicago Symphony (Ravinia) performance of Ravel's "Bolero." Stambler has just released his CD titled "Newbach Rock."  Dahlke can be heard playing clarinet and saxophone on dozens of nationally broadcast radio and television commercials. Creviston performs on either alto or soprano sax, in duo with pianist Gruber-Creviston, first at Carnegie Hall in 2007, now in the U.S. and abroad.

Singly, the quartet members hold faculty positions at prestigious music schools in Arizona, Michigan, Colorado, and Pennsylvania and are dedicated to mentoring their students in the multi-faceted performance possibilities of the saxophone. As the Capitol Quartet they are equally dedicated to advancing music education, regularly performing, lecturing and offering master classes at National and State Music Educators conferences and universities across the United States.

Tickets are available for $20 at the door, at Black's Paper Store, Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro, at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith, or by calling (603) 569-2151. High school students with ID will be admitted free of charge. A child accompanied by an adult ticket purchaser will be admitted free of charge. For more information visit www.wfriendsofmusic.org.

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Winners of MVSB photo contest announced

MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2013 Annual Photo Contest. Selected photos will be included in the 2014 MVSB Community Calendar or on the Bank's website at www.mvsb.com.
The Bank received over 300 unique submissions from approximately 70 local and visiting photographers for this year's contest, making narrowing down the selection quite a challenge.

"We always have such a wonderful response for this contest," noted Cindy Hemeon-Plessner, Vice President and Marketing Officer at MVSB. "We really look for photos that capture the unique character of the Lakes Region and the communities we serve. This is a great way to celebrate the people and culture of those areas and provides us the opportunity to highlight the artistic work of some very talented people."

The winners of the 2014 Community Photo Contest are divided into various categories. Winners of the website category include Kenneth Alger of Wolfeboro, Ruth Arsenault of Alton Bay, Ida Gould of Campton, Bob Ness of Wolfeboro, Elizabeth Morin of Moultonborough, and Bill Tisdale of Gilford.
Calendar winners are: Dawn Garza of Center Ossipee, Christina Kolb of Gilford, Kurt Oberhausen of Belmont,and
Jackie Prince of New Hampton.
Calendar and website winners are: Donald Bump of Ashland, Robert Clifford of Gilford ,Joan Coburn of Gilford, Linda Fairchild of Center Ossipee, Christine Randall of Ashland and Susan Francesco of Holderness.

The bank plans to launch its photo contest for next year on Monday, March 3, 2014 with a deadline for submissions of Friday, May 30.
MVSB also plans to put a stronger focus on selecting photos that demonstrate community events and people enjoying the variety of venues, attractions and local businesses the Lakes Region has to offer year round.

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Searching for an Economic Recovery

GILFORD — Starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 30 at the Gilford Public Library, 31 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) is convening a meeting that will feature a presentation on the well-being of the NH Economy and areas where new opportunities may await.

Economic conditions in the Lakes Region are influenced greatly by demographic and economic factors elsewhere in the state and throughout New England. According to some, the economic drivers such as, consistent population growth, increased productivity, and a resilient economy that have powered the state over the past 30 years may have run their course. Researchers say that due to reasons such as more people leaving than staying, decreased labor productivity, and an aging population will require the state to adapt to a new economic reality for years to come. Joining the LRPC  to expand upon this theme and the implications for the region and communities is Dennis Delay, chief economist from the NH Center for Public Policy Studies.
Along the theme of economic development, the LRPC recently completed a draft comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the Lakes Region, in cooperation with area economic development councils. The CEDS is to serve as a roadmap for increased economic opportunities, and to qualify projects for possible funding assistance from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Commissioners will be asked to endorse the plan in addition to accepting the FY 14 Annual Report, and adopting the FY 15 membership appropriations and revised organizational Mission and Vision statements.
All LRPC meetings are open to the public. For additional information or special accommodation, contact the LRPC: 279-8171 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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