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Acting classes offered in Meredith starting Oct. 18

MEREDITH — Nancy Barry, producing artistic director of The Interlakes Summer Theater, will offer three theater classes on Saturdays for six weeks, starting Saturday, Oct. 18.

The first class is a group voice class. This introductory class, for students between the ages of 10 and 14, is designed to give students an opportunity to learn basic technique with regards to breathing and placement while assessing potential and interest for future study without the expense of the private lesson. The class will meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

The second class, also for ages 10-14, is a musical theater workshop, from noon to 1:15 p.m. where the students will learn scenes and musical numbers and work on solos, duets, and trios.

The third class is an audition workshop which will run from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. It is for older students -- high school age -- who want to learn to choose/cut a song and monologue for an audition as well as also practice cold readings from scripts.

The price for one six week class is $90, and $150 for two six-week classes. For more information or to sign up for a class, call 1-888-245-6374.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 09:55

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Cellar hole secrets revealed at Meredith Library Tues.

MEREDITH  — The Meredith Public Library will hold a program titled Walk Back in Time: The Secrets of Cellar Holes on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 p.m.

Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives: stone walls, old foundations, a century-old lilac struggling to survive as the forest reclaims a once-sunny dooryard. 

Adair Mulligan explores the rich story to be discovered in what remains behind, including what forces shaped settlement and later abandonment. See how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes, piecing together the clues in the landscape.

Sponsored by a grant through the NH Humanities Council, The Meredith Historical Society and the Friends of the Meredith Library. This will also be the regular monthly meeting of the Meredith Historical Society and the Meredith Library Genealogy Club. For more information contact Erin Apostolos at 279-4303. 

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 09:51

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Loon preservation biologists busy rescuing monofilament-entangled birds

MOULTONBOROUGH — LPC biologists have been busy with three different late summer rescues. A loon was released last Monday after spending two weeks with wildlife rehabilitators in Maine. The loon was found near Governor's Island on Lake Winnipesaukee on September 2 after being badly tangled in fishing line. Once captured, the loon was taken to Interlakes Animal Hospital in Meredith to be examined. A radiograph showed a large hook, but no signs of lead fishing tackle. The fishing line was removed from the bird's bill and tongue and the loon was transferred to rehabilitators in Maine for follow-up care. The prompt care from Dr. Jacques at Interlakes Animal Hospital and rehabilitators at Avian Haven in Maine paid off, as another x-ray on September 15 showed that the hook had broken down and made its way to the loon's gizzard, so the loon was released in a protected cove in Penobscot Bay.

In another rescue on August 31, LPC & NH Fish & Game staff and volunteers captured and untangled a juvenile loon on Bow Lake. Unfortunately there was a less happy ending for a loon on Lake Sunapee a few days earlier. A New London tax assessor reported a beached loon in Herrick Cove on Lake Sunapee on August 27. Loon Preservation Committee (LPC) staff and volunteers in the area attempted to capture the loon within an hour, but the loon continued to dive and would not let them get close enough to catch it. The loon was monitored by volunteers and staff of the Lake Sunapee Protective Association (LSPA) during that afternoon. Residents in the cove had better luck capturing the loon later that day, and were able to untangle it and release it in the cove. Checks of the cove and nearby lake the following day did not find the loon, but one of the rescue volunteers relocated it the next evening in the back of the cove, and it died shortly after. Although post-mortem radiographs showed no sign of ingested sinkers or jigs, the loon was extremely emaciated, and did not have the strength to survive the ordeal.

Fishing line entanglement is unfortunately a common problem for loons and other wildlife, especially in late summer, as these three incidents show. Responsible fishing practices help: remember to reel in around loons, retrieve discarded fishing line, and always use non-lead tackle.

The Loon Preservation Committee (www.loon.org) monitors loons throughout the state as part of its mission to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons in New Hampshire; to monitor the health and productivity of loon populations as sentinels of environmental quality; and to promote a greater understanding of loons and the natural world.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 10:53

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Guided hike of Red Hill on Oct. 4

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Saturday, October 4, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) is offering a guided hike at the Red Hill Conservation Area in Moultonborough and Sandwich. The hike will depart promptly at 9 a.m. and will return at approximately 3 p.m. Participants will need to arrive by 8:45 a.m. to have time to check in and prepare for the hike. 
Historical records show that the Cook family of Massachusetts first settled here in 1788. Under their stewardship, the land was farmed and pastured, and they welcomed visitors who climbed the summit to enjoy one of the most beautiful views in New England. Timothy Dwight, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville, and Henry David Thoreau were among the many that visited the mountain and praised its view. Today Red Hill is one of the major conservation landmarks and most popular family hikes in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. LRCT owns and stewards 2,650 acres of land on Red Hill, which has been noted since the 19th century for its panoramic views of Winnipesaukee, Squam, and the White Mountains.
The approximately 5-mile moderate to strenuous hike will follow the Fire Tower and Eagle Cliff trails. Participants will view historic sites of interest along the way, learn to identify signs of wildlife in this habitat-rich environment, and explore part of this conserved landscape with lead guide John Oliver, LRCT Property Adopter for the Red Hill Conservation Area.
The number of participants in this excursion will be limited, and pregistration is required. Those who preregister will be sent additional detailed information. To pre-register, contact the Lakes Region Conservation Trust at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 253-3301. 

Last Updated on Friday, 26 September 2014 09:44

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