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Audubon Group Hosting Progarm on Vernal Pools

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough, the Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will present a program about "Vernal Pool Ecology - Understanding the Four and Six-legged Denizens of Spring."

Vernal pools may appear to be just springtime puddles, but they are a critical part of our woodland ecology. As homes for breeding insects and amphibians, they sustain many surrounding species. Join Master Naturalist Dr. Rick Van de Poll on a pictorial tour of these ephemeral pools, discover what the vernal pool indicator species are, and find out where you can explore and document vernal pools in your neighborhood -- and perhaps get inspired to start a vernal pool registry in your town.

The Loon Center is located on Lee's Mill Road; follow the signs on Blake Road from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School, or from Rte. 109 turn on to Lee Road and turn left on Lee's Mill Road. Refreshments will be served.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 08:31

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Craft fair on March 22 to benefit Stand Up Laconia

LACONIA — Stand Up Laconia will be holdings its inaugural craft fair on Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Laconia High School.

All proceeds from this event go towards Stand Up Laconia, a local grassroots coalition dedicated to drug awareness and prevention. Laconia High School/Huot Technical Business Center are sponsoring and running this event.

For more information contact Jannine Farrar by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 528-8693 x5008.

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‘Sweetheart’ campaign raises $18,000 for CareGivers

LACONIA — T-BONES Great American Eatery and Cactus Jack's Great West Grill supported The CareGivers Inc. for the 9th and final year of their Sweetheart of a Deal promotion. During the months of January and February the company raised $18,000 that was donated to The CareGivers Inc.

The fundraiser took place at all T-BONES and Cactus Jack's locations in Salem, Hudson, Derry, Bedford, Manchester, and Laconia. Any guest who donated $5 to The CareGivers Inc. at any location received $5 off a future visit.

The CareGivers Inc. is an all-volunteer organization that helps the frail, elderly and disabled to maintain their independence and dignity. They provide transportation, meals, companionship and more. All services are provided free of charge with the help of volunteers and donations. The CareGivers Inc. has been serving our local community since 1984.

The funds raised over the last nine years have helped to create and fund The CareGivers Caring Cupboard program. Caring Cupboard is a volunteer driven, personalized mobile food pantry program that provides and delivers free groceries to eligible elderly to ensure they receive the nutritional foods they need.

"We are so proud of the impact we have been able to make on The CareGivers and are beyond grateful for the generous support of our guests in making the last nine years a tremendous success for The CareGivers" said Tom Boucher, owner and CEO of Great NH Restaurants. "We look forward the upcoming years and collaborating with The CareGivers in new ways".


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'Arsenic and Old Lace' Revisited at the Franklin Opera House

FRANKLIN — Franklin Footlight Theatre proudly presents the ageless and energetically funny comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring at the Franklin Opera House.

There will be four performances: Thursday March 20th through Saturday March 22nd at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday March 23rd matinee at 2 p.m.. Ticket prices are $14 for Seniors (over 55) and Students, $16 adults, and can be purchased in advance through the Opera House website, www.franklinoperahouse.org or by calling the box office, 934-1901.

The production features the talents of Jennifer Simpson, Doug Embree, Ben Heath, Robbie LaFlamme, Sean Jordan, Suzanne Banister, Jennifer Creasey, Colin Malette, Peter Heath, Gary Evans, Howard Amsden, John Masse, Paul Smith, and Vince Ribas. Also contributing their artistic skills are Chris Schroeder and Amanda Chance designing and building the Victorian set, Lori McGinley costumes, Sue Bitteto props, Dan Darling lighting design, Mark Bitteto stage managing, and Leigh Webb, producing and directing.

This wonderful 1940's comedy is an hilarious play of nobly motivated but somewhat misguided (and definitely illegal) deeds of two lovable sisters, complemented and complicated by the quirky personalities of the entire family. The show's timeless humor and familiar story will be sure to appeal to a broad spectrum of patrons, who understand the value of community-based entertainment and its ability to showcase understated talent.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 08:21

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