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Hazard Mitigation Plan committee to meet in Bristol

BRISTOL — The Bristol Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will hold its next meeting on Monday, April 20, at 5 p.m. at the Bristol Fire Department, 85 Lake St.

This meeting will focus on risk assessment and identification of gaps in protection. Residents of Bristol and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input. Also note that public input is being gathered through a brief survey posted on the town website http://www.townofbristolnh.org/.

Hazard Mitigation Planning is as important to reducing disaster losses as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for Bristol are being determined through this process.

In the 2010 Plan these included urban fire, lightning, and winter hazards. With the update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan, community leaders will be able to evaluate the status of current plans, policies, and actions then develop and prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these and other hazards.

Community leaders want the town to be a disaster resistant community and believe that updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan will bring Bristol one step closer to that goal.

Further information can be obtained by calling Chief Steve Yannuzzi, Bristol Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director at 744-2632 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-5341.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 06:35

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Pittsfield Players to hold auditions for Suitehearts

PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield Players will hold auditions for the show Suitehearts will be held at The Scenic Theatre on Monday and Tuesday, April 20 and 21 at 7 p.m.

Director Carole Neveux is looking to cast three men, ages 25 to 50, and two women, ages 24 to 50. The show will run Thursday through Sunday, June 4-7.

Written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, the play focuses on a young couple from Pennsylvania who check into a posh New York hotel to fill their weekend with bliss, only to have it filled with strangers. Timothy and his wife Elizabeth have inadvertently booked the same honeymoon suite as Frankie and Wanda, an older couple from New Jersey. After they scuffle over the accommodations, no one is where or with whom they should be.

Auditioners will be asked to read from the script. For more information contact Neveux at 226-0039.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 06:32

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Donna Manning to share her experiences as a working artist

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association will meet on Monday, April 20, at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Donna Manning, this month's speaker, is a self-taught Lakes Region artist and a native of New Hampshire.

In addition to being an accomplished photographer, Donna works in watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil and acrylics and has been selling her work for over 40 years. She has exhibited locally in solo as well as group gallery shows.

She will share the ups and downs of her career as an artist accompanied by a slide presentation of a selection of her art works, most of which were commissions.

With her candid, humorous style, Donna will inform and entertain as she shares the ups and downs, twists and turns, challenges and highly rewarding experiences she has encountered over a lifetime as an artist.

The meeting is open to the public.

For additional information about the meeting contact Gisela Langsten, 1st Vice President, Lakes Region Art Association at 603/293-2702. To learn more about the Lakes Region Art Association visit, www.lakesregionartassociation.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 06:26

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Donation from Laconia Eye and Laser Center establishes John Bancroft scholarship fund

LACONIA — Dr. Douglas Scott and Dr. Andrew Garfinkle, Board Certified Ophthalmologists, and owners of the Laconia Eye and Laser Center, have been supporters of the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation over the years and recently through a substantial donation they are launching a scholarship fund in memory of John H. Bancroft, Sr.

Dr. Scott stated, "John Bancroft has left a legacy of caring and support for the community through his dedication to many worthwhile programs. As a good friend of John's and a former board member of LRSF, I am so pleased that this fund is being established in his honor. John truly was an 'unsung hero' in the Lakes Region. Dr. Garfinkle and I are proud to be a part of this special scholarship fund that will recognize and perpetuate John's spirit of giving and, in turn, will give back to the community we serve."

Carolyn Bancroft also commented stating, "Although John was friendly and outgoing, he was a humble, hardworking man, and would not flaunt his professional achievements and personal altruism, but as a staunch supporter of education. He would be so gratified that this scholarship fund will continue his goal of helping local students."

Anyone wishing to contribute to the John H. Bancroft, Sr. Memorial Scholarship may send a check to LRSF at PO Box 7312, Gilford NH 03247-7312 or check our website (www.lrscholarship.org) for access to PayPal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 06:21

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