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Miller Environmental Education Fund Recipients Announced

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Miller Environmental Education Fund is pleased to announce the funding recipients for 2014.

Funding was given to the Moultonborough Academy Outing Club, which has been dedicated to providing outdoor experiences to students in grades 7 -12, since 2009. The group participates in both day and overnight trips, paddle trips on local rivers, local bike trips and they adopted the task of trail maintenance of Red Hill in the fall and spring. The objective of the club is to reach students who might not otherwise be able to experience the New Hampshire/New England wilderness. The funding will be used for student scholarships, travel costs and medical kits and other outdoor supplies.
Funding was also provided to support a school-wide assembly at Moultonborough Central School. Naturalist and author Mary Holland will be returning to MCS as a follow up to a very successful program she presented last April. Ms Holland spent the day in classrooms activities as well as an evening presentation including families and community members. This year's visit is intended to spark the students' curiosity and enthusiasm for their Earth Day excursions to various local sites.
The Miller Environmental Education Fund was developed in 2007 out of a profound appreciation for the service and dedication of Michele Miller, former principal of Moultonborough Central School and the 2006 NH Environmental Educator of the Year award recipient.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:52

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PSU's acclaimed TIGER company holding auditions

PLYMOUTH — TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility) at Plymouth State University is holding adult cast auditions for their professional touring company. Those interested should contact TIGER Tour Manager Pam Irish at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an audition time.

TIGER is a professional theater company at Plymouth State University, presenting productions to help children, schools, parents and communities deal proactively and positively with social issues and concerns facing children in schools today. Based on the anonymous writings of New Hampshire school children, TIGER incorporates live actors, puppets, theater, movement and music into its productions to try and reach school audiences with important messages children need to hear. Supported by the PSU College of Graduate Studies, TIGER is a collaborative effort between the M.Ed. programs in Integrated Arts and Counselor Education.

TIGER tours throughout New England each Wednesday–Friday from October through May. Rehearsals usually begin in early September. Since its debut in 2002, the company has toured to more than 400 different schools, some repeatedly, performing for more than 350,000 children across New England.

Current productions are: Bully Free You and Me for grades K-4, K-8 and 5-8.This program tackles the difficult issue of bullying in our schools through empowering the bystander. Let Your Star Shine! for grades K-6 encourages children to accept others, regardless of their differences. Just Between Friends, grades K-6 deals with conflict resolution and enhancing positive relationships between young people in schools. TIGER Teen Theatre, grades 5-8, features a group of talented high school actors addressing social issues relevant to middle schools today. Green TIGER helps children understand how important it is not to bully the environment.

Co-founder and Artistic Director, Trish Lindberg is professor of education and integrated arts and coordinator of the M.Ed. in integrated arts program at PSU. TIGER productions are created from children's writings by Lindberg, the TIGER actors and several composers who work with the educational theatre company.

TIGER has also won an Emmy for their television pilot, TIGER Takes On Bullying, performed at the state level for the New Hampshire Department of Education, regionally for the New England Theatre Conference (NETC), nationally for the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE), and Internationally for the National Drama International Conference at Durham University in Durham, England, the ASSITEJ International Festival of Children's Theatre in Cairo, Egypt and most recently at the IDEA World Congress 2013 in Paris, France.

For more information about these auditions or about booking a TIGER performance at a local school, contact TIGER Tour Manager, Pam Irish at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 535-2647.

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Ludacris and Juicy J Rolling Out to Meadowbrook

GILFORD — Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook is excited to welcome Ludacris on July 26 with special guest Juicy J. Tickets are on sale Friday, May 2 at 11 a.m. To order call 603-293-4700 or log on to www.BankNHpavilion.com.

Recording artist and actor Chris "Ludacris" Bridges first gained worldwide acclaim in 2000 with his debut album, Back for the First Time. Ever since, his unrivaled lyrical prowess, dynamic performances and timeless hits including "Stand Up," "Get Back,", "Number One Spot," "Money Maker," and "My Chick Bad," have solidified him as one of music's best entertainers and led to the sale of more than 20 million albums domestically.

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Gilford Community Band readying for Summer Concert Series

GILFORD — Lyvie Beyrent, director of the Gilford Community Band is preparing the repertoire for the band's upcoming Summer Concert series. The concert are scheduled to take place every other Wednesday beginning June 25 and running through Aug. 20. The concerts are held at the Weeks Bandstand. The final summer performances will be on Aug. 23 in the Old Home Day Parade at 10 a.m. and the evening 8 p.m. concert prior to the Old Home Day Fireworks.

Beyrent's focus is to provide well balanced programs which will include an assortment of contemporary, Broadway, traditional and march pieces. Rehearsals for the summer season will begin on Wednesday, May 14, from 7-9 p.m. Rehearsals will continue each Tuesday during the concert season. They will be held in the High School band room.

New members of all ages are welcome, from school-age to adult musicians. For more information email Beyrent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit the GCB website at http://gilfordcommunityband.com/Members.htm, or the Facebook page for additional information.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:44

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