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Bristol Memorial Day Parade starts at 9:30 a.m.

BRISTOL — This year's Memorial Day will be observed on the federal holiday Monday, May 26. Bristol's parade will begin to line up at 9:20 a.m. at the East Parking Lot of Freudenberg. Promptly at 9:30 a.m. the parade will begin to march to Homeland Cemetery for a short service including prayer, firing detail, salute and Taps.

The veterans will place a wreath at the memorial bench beside the flagpole. There will be a musical selection played by the combined bands of the Newfound Memorial Middle School and the Newfound Regional High School. The parade will continue to march down to the Richard W. Musgrove Bridge. The veterans will toss a wreath into the water to remember those who are lost at sea. There will be another prayer, firing detail, Taps and the bands will play "Naval Hymn."

There will also hear a new song played called "West Point March." The march will proceed to the middle school for the rest of the ceremony. The bands will play the "Star Spangled Banner" America's National Anthem. A wreath will be laid at the flagpole.

Keynote speaker this year is David Gibson, of Bristol. David is the high school senior who won the Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition this year. This year's theme was, "Why I am optimistic about our nation's future." Gibson will be  entering Harvard College in the fall. A bus will provide transportation back to Freudenberg for all those who need a ride.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 07:41

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Streetcar Company Holding Auditions for Summer Series (350)

GILFORD — Auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 28, for the Streetcar Summer Series. All 6 of the proposed shows are one-act plays. Auditions will be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m., at the Methodist Church in Gilford.
Again this year's performances will be held at Pitman's Freight Room, New Salem Street, in Laconia. Streetcar is scheduled for two Tuesday evenings in August – the 5th and the 19th. Rehearsal schedules and locations will be determined at the discretion of each director.
Shows being performed are "Blind Date" which features one male, one female, ages from mid 20-30. This is being directed by Doug Embree.
There will also be a love story, "The Latest News from the Primordial Ooze", with again one male, one female, 20-30's. The director for this show is Kristine Snow.
Peter Ayer will be directing a scene from "The Importance of Being Earnest". He needs two men, mid-20's – mid 30, and an older woman and a younger woman for his scenes.
"Dinner With the McGuffins" may sound familiar to some of you as it was rained out a few years back. This one features a family. The patriarch could be played by any male between 30 – 50. Mrs. McGuffin should be in the same age group. They have a teenage son, approximately 16 years old. His girlfriend should be the same. Grandpa is in his late 60's and could be played by a male between 50 and 80. There are also 2 FBI agents, who can be portrayed by actors anywhere between 20 and 70. Leigh Webb will be the director for this show.
"Unsinkable" is about the Titanic and requires two males, two females - one older, snooty, rich married couple, one ship's officer of undetermined age, and a maid. Kristine Snow and Doug Embree will be co-directing.
We are also looking for singers, dancers, and other performers to round out the evenings.
SKYT, Streetcar Kids Youth Theater, will also be holding auditions, which will be announced at a later date and will be held separately. They will be performing their one-act play, which is about the four seasons, at one of the performances.
For any additional information on any of the shows or on the auditions contact either Kristine Snow, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Doug Embree, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 07:37

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Franklin Area Lions Club Urges Support for Local "Plant A Row" Project

FRANKLIN — Franklin Area Lions Club encourages residents of the greater Franklin area to plant an extra row this year when putting in their garden. Take the harvest from this row to your local food pantry. Your extra row can go a long way to providing for the needs of hungry families in our community. It makes a wonderful project for young children, as well as youth groups, church groups and fraternal organizations.

A list of pantries willing to accept (and store) produce includes:

Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry, 237 Central Street (next to Cumberland Farms) in Franklin. Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11 a.m., Wednesdays 5-7pm. (603) 934-2662

Henry's (same building as Twin Rivers Interfaith Food Pantry) is willing to accept produce on Saturday mornings.

Cupboard Food Pantry, Community Action Program, 82 Elkins Street, Franklin. Hours: Monday thru Friday 1-2 p.m. (603) 934-3444

Bread & Roses Kitchen, Unitarian Church (next to Peabody Home), 206 Central Street, Franklin. Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 4-6 p.m. (603) 934-2141

Day Cafe, United Methodist Church, 88 Franklin Street, Franklin. Hours: Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (603) 934-6110

Tilton - Northfield Congregational Church, 283 East Main Street, Tilton. Tuesdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (603) 286-4253

Open Door Dinners, Trinity Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 274 Main Street, Tilton. Hours: Saturdays 4:30-5:30 p.m. (603) 286-3120

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 07:27

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Belmont to Hold Memorial Day Parade (158)

BELMONT — American Legion Post #58 in Belmont announced that this year's Memorial Day parade and ceremonies will be held on Monday, 26 May at 1 p.m.

The parade route runs from the Belmont Middle School parking lot down to Main Street and then along Main Street to the Veterans Memorial by St. Joseph's Church. This year's speaker will be Earlon Beale of Laconia, Past Commander of the American Legion Department of NH and a retired US Army Lt. Colonel.

The public is encouraged to attend and show their honor, respect and appreciation for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms and way of life we all enjoy.

Post 58 and Jordan's Ice Cream are once again providing tickets for an ice cream cone to all children 12 and under who attend the parade and ceremonies. The tickets have been made by the Belmont Police Department and will be passed out at the Fire Department after the parade and ceremonies.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 07:03

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