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LHS production of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ begins Thursday

LACONIA — Laconia High School Theatre Arts is proud to present the classic, "Arsenic and Old Lace" Thursday-Saturday, January 16-18 at 7 p.m.

"Arsenic and Old Lace" is a classic comedic romp, and a perennial favorite of high schools and community theatre groups due to its popularity with audiences. The story focuses on the spinster Brewster sisters, Abby and Martha, who live in their family's home in Brooklyn, with their nephew, Teddy, who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt. They live a quiet, dignified life full of charity and generosity. But they have a secret, and when their other nephew, Mortimer, drops in for a visit, and accidentally stumbles across their secret, things start to go haywire. Later, a third nephew Johnathon, reappears in Brooklyn, and that's when things really go crazy.

Senior Kaela Sweetland and junior Emily Paronto are featured as Martha and Abby Brewster, respectively, with junior Reese Miles as their nephew Mortimer. Teddy is played by senior Quinn Davis, and junior Mitchell Bailey plays Johnathon. Senior Jasmyn Murgatroy plays Elaine, Mortimer's girlfriend. Rounding out the main cast is junior Andrew Emannuel as Dr. Herman Einstein. Iisa Humphreys, Carly DeNauw, Marisa McDermott, John Hammond, Taylor Gagne, Denis Zecevic, and Tim Mackzo appear as well.

"You're in for a great show," says Director Bernie Campbell. "It's a rollicking good time."

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at the door. For more information call 603-524-3350, ext 4616.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:06

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Hospital Volunteers Needed for an Exciting New Program

LACONIA — LRGHealthcare has introduced the Hospital Sitter Volunteer program. The Hospital Sitter Program is about improving the care, health and wellbeing of patients. Hospital sitters will provide one-on-one companionship to patients. As a volunteer Hospital sitter people may read, talk, play games, or just provide companionship to a patient.

Hospital sitters will be a valuable resource to many families that are unable to take time off to be in the hospital with family members who are patients. Sitters will provide these families with peace of mind knowing that a caring person is with their sick loved one. Sitters will operate under the direct supervision of the patient's nurse.

LRGHealthcare volunteer services is searching for compassionate, caring, personable and reliable volunteers to become Hospital Sitters. Are you thinking of switching to a healthcare career? Are you in a healthcare program and are looking for hospital experience?  Volunteer applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Volunteer shifts are available 7 days a week from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 12p.m.-4:00 p.m., 4 p.m.-8 p.m. or for those night owls 8 p.m.-12 a.m.

Those interested in this volunteer opportunity, can contact LRGHealthcare Volunteer Coordinator Darcy Peary at 737-6720 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Wesley Woods hosting Chat and Chowder Session

GILFORD — A Chowder and Chat session will be held at noon on Monday, February 10 at the Wesley Woods' Community Room at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford.

Guests will enjoy some soup, bread and best of all fellowship with others.

Contact Stace to RSVP at 528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Bitcoin for Small Business Workshop at Enterprise Center

PLYMOUTH — The Enterprise Center at Plymouth will host a workshop about the open-source currency, Bitcoin, on Thursday, January 23, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at One Bridge Street in Plymouth.

Plymouth State University's Associate Professor of Economics, L. Michael Couvillion will share his knowledge and usage of Bitcoin to educate small business owner about the currency, it's advantages and disadvantages, and potentials for use in their business.

Professor Couvillion will cover the history of Bitcoin, the nuts and bolts of how Bitcoin works, the usage of Bitcoin versus credit cards, and more.

Seating for this free event is limited. Reserve a spot today by contacting the Center office at 535-3222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

L. Michael Couvillion joined the business faculty at PSU in 1980. He has been an active investor since his graduate school days. At PSU, he has taught investments at both the graduate and undergraduate level for many years. His current research interests are asset allocation modeling and alternative investment vehicles such as Bitcoin.

As part of their ongoing commitment to business growth and development, the Enterprise Center at Plymouth brings educational seminars and professional skills training to Grafton and Belknap Counties. For more information about programs or the ECP,  contact the Center office at 535-3222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
This program is sponsored by the NH Community Development Finance Authority, Plymouth State University, and the Economic Development Councils of Belknap and Graton Counties.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 07:16

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