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Moultonborough Lions Cub installs new officers

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Lions Club recently held their Induction/Award Dinner Meeting. Al Goldstein, 1st Vice District Governor Elect was the honored guest who performed the induction of the new officers.

The club is excited and looking forward to working with our new President Jeni Williams. She is sure to have a positive impact on the club. From the moment she joined, she became active.

Lion Mark Cotrupi accepted 1st Vice President and Lion Peter Strople, who was unable to attend the dinner meeting, 2nd Vice President.

Sally Silbulkin is now the new Secretary, Joe Keegan remains Treasurer, Dawn Law is the new Membership Chair, Annie Forts stays on as Tail Twister, and Patricia Keegan continues as Lion Tamer.



Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015 07:37

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Pete Sevigney horseshoe tournament Saturday

LACONIA — The annual Pete Sevigney Horseshoe Tournament will be held at Wilkins-Smith Post #1 American Legion on Saturday, June 27.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. and there is a $10 entry fee. Play starts at 10 a.m. and prizes will be awarded. The evnt is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015 07:28

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Gilford library plans two sessions featuring local authors

GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library is excited to announce an upcoming author visit on Tuesday, June 30th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Josh Trought is the author of the recently published book "The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm: The D Acres Model for Creating and Managing an Ecologically Designed Educational Center". The Director of the D Acres Farm in Dorchester, New Hampshire, Josh will share the inspiration behind his book and the philosophy of the D Acres Farm. The D Acres farm is an education al center that researches, applies, and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming. Josh's book describes the history, practices and impact of the D Acres project. This presentation is free and open to the public, and will be of interest to a wide audience.

On Thursday, July 2nd, the Gilford Public Library will host local children's author Andy Opel and illustrator Karel Hayes for a special storytime featuring their new book. The creators of the locally popular book, The Witches: A Winnipesaukee Adventure, Andy and Karel's will be sharing their newest title, The Mansion: An Old Winnipesaukee Mystery. Set on historic Governor's Island, this beautifully illustrated historic children's story is fun for the entire family. The program will run from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Contact the Gilford Public Library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 524-6042 for more information.

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Acclaimed play Red, next at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse

MEREDITH — The second play of The Winnipesaukee Playhouse's summer season will be the Tony Award-winning Red by John Logan. This dynamic drama about famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko is "intense and exciting," says The New York Times. Both emotional and humorous, it's an examination of an artist's ambition and vulnerability, pitching art versus commerce and experience versus youth. It runs from July 1-11.

The year is 1958, and the renowned painter Mark Rothko is commissioned to create a series of paintings for a new and exclusive Four Seasons restaurant. As he grapples with the idea of making art versus selling out for commercial gain, he begins a series of conversations with his idealistic young assistant, Ken. Over the course of two years, the play examines both the relationship between the artist and his creations, as well as the father/son, teacher/student relationship between Rothko and Ken. The play is intense, funny, heartfelt, and compelling.

The Playhouse's production is directed by Timothy L'Ecuyer, who brings an eye for detail to both the characterizations of the men in the play, and also the act of producing art. Says L'Ecuyer, "it was important to me that we have an accurate onstage portrayal of how art is created. These men are both experts in their field and should look totally natural handling brushes, sizing and stretching canvases, dealing with turpentine and paints." To that end, L'Ecuyer has brought in a professional artist to work with the actors and ensure their performances are detailed and realistic.

Both actors in this production will be making their Playhouse debuts. Peter Josephson, who plays Rothko, is a six-time New Hampshire Theatre Award nominee and received the trophy for best actor this January for his role in Penelope with Theatre KAPOW in Derry. He is joined by John-Michael Breen, an actor who has worked extensively with many different theatre companies in New England.
Red will be performed at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse campus in Meredith. The Summer 2015 season is sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire and The Taylor Community. Red is further supported by the sponsorship of The Fitness Edge and Binnie Media's WLNH. Tickets for the Orchestra are $29, with Balcony seats for $18. Tickets can be ordered by calling (603) 279-0333 or by using a credit card at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse also offers free educational programs: "How'd They Do That?" a backstage tour at 6-6:30 pm on Thursday, July 2nd, "Symposium" a pre-show presentation offering insight on the play from 6-6:45 pm on Tuesday, July 7th and "Talk-Back Wednesday" a post-performance Q&A with cast and director on Wednesday, July 8th.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2015 07:18

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