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050514 Gilford Friends of Football annual meeting on Monday

LACONIA — The Friends of Gilford Football organization will hold its annual meeting on Monday, May 12. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place in the conference room at Irwin Automotive Group, located at 59 Bisson Avenue in Laconia.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 06:21

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New Hampton School staging production of ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’

NEW HAMPTON — The New Hampton School Performing Arts Department will be staging its third production of the academic year next month. A talented cast will present a public performance of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" on Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in McEvoy Theater.

Director Joe Sampson is working with the cast to create a dynamic production which celebrates some of the most endearing characters of the 20th century, as the musical is based off of the comic strip "The Peanuts" by Charles Schultz.

"It's an average day in the life of Charlie Brown and all of his beloved Peanuts pals," says Sampson, who is in his eighth year leading the Performing Arts Department. "You'll see Charlie and his sister Sally, Lucy and Linus Van Pelt, Beethoven-obsessed Schroeder, and lovable Snoopy. The laughs are frequent, the songs are memorable and a good time will be had by all."

Sampson and company have embraced an incredibly diverse number of plays and musicals in his time, ranging from the dramatic to the comedic. In "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," Sampson has identified a musical that will certainly bring generations together.

"Everyone in our cast, as well as their parents, grew up with these iconic characters," Sampson says. "This show is full of great songs and hilarious vignettes that our students can really relate to. They're having so much fun working through this script and so am I!"

The cast includes Otto Lanzavecchia '14 as Charlie Brown, Jill Adams as Sally, Kes Baker as Lucy, Torre Davy as Linus, Adam Messinger as Schroeder, and Ria Hardcastle Snoopy. Director of Music Kyle Masterson is the music director, and Meredith Brown is the technical director.

Ticket prices are a suggested donation of $15 for adults, $10 for students and $5 for seniors. New Hampton residents will be admitted free to this performance with a vaild ID showing a New Hampton address. No one will be turned away for the inability to pay.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 10:34

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Laconia Historical Society to host talk by crystal cutter Pepi Herrmann

LACONIA - Laconia Historical and Museum Society will hold its May Lecture Program on Monday, May 19, featuring Master Crystal Cutter, Pepi Herrmann. The Lecture program will be held at The Laconia Public Library at 7 p.m. in Rotary Hall.

In 1968, Pepi Herrmann came to the United States from Salzburg, Austria, determined to revive the lost art of cut glass. He has been recognized throughout the country and is widely considered a pioneer in reviving the art of crystal cutting in the United States. Now with more than 40 years' experience, Pepi Herrmann is one of the few independent Master Crystal Cutters in the U.S.

"I have had the privilege of watching his creative talent in progress on a couple of occasions during visits to his studio. I am thrilled to have Pepi Herrmann present to our Society as I have always been captivated by the beauty of his work." Says Brenda Kean, LHMS Executive Director.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about this lecture program contact the Laconia Historical and Museum Society at 603-527-1278, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at www.laconiahistorical.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 10:17

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Antique Car Festival taking place May 15 at Gilford Community Church

GILFORD — The 9th Annual Antique Car Festival will be held on Thursday, May 15 in the parking lot of the Gilford Community Church at 19 Potter Hill Road in the village of Gilford. Antique cars, trucks and street rods will be on display, starting at 5 p.m.

Ellie Murphy will once again be catering a barbeque at 6 p.m. featuring pulled pork or hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, pasta salad, pickles/chips and brownies and cookies for dessert. Soft drinks and bottled water available, as well. The cost of the barbeque is $12 per person if paid to the church before May 12. After that, the cost will be $15 per person, which includes (limited) walk-ins on the night of the event. There is no fee to show your car.

Tickets can be purchased from the church office at 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH 03249. The telephone number is 524-6057 and the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Reservations and payment must be made ahead of time (on or before May 13).

Stop by the church office or mail your check to the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, NH 03249. The telephone number for information is 603-524-6057.

If you have a vehicle that you would like to show, call in for a registration form. If you have entry questions, call Don Allard at 279-1070, Bill Littlefield at 528-4394 or Dennis Franciosi at 524-8384.

Raindate will be the following Thursday, May 22. Check church website for postponement information: http://www.gilfordcommunitychurch.org.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 05:40

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