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Belmont legion post 58 will install officers

BELMONT — Charles Kilborn American Legion Post 58 will be holding their annual installation of officers and monthly meeting on Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m. Post 58 meets in the Senior Center on the second floor of the Belmont Mill, usually on the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.

Post 58 supports several local charities and undertakes many public service projects and invites all qualified veterans to join them. Any veteran who qualifies for the local property tax exemption also qualifies for membership in the American Legion. For more information about the American Legion, contact Woody Fogg at 524-8268.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015 07:28

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Winni Playhouse presents The Business of Murder opening Thursday

MEREDITH — Murder, intrigue and suspense will have top billing at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse when the professional company presents Richard Harris' modern psychological thriller, The Business of Murder. The show will run for five performances, Thursday through Saturday, April 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11 at 2 p.m.

The three person drama has been called "the best stage thriller for years" by the Sunday Mirror Newspaper. The play centers on Stone, a humorless and dour man, who invites Dee, a television playwright, over to his flat on the premise of discussing a script. Once there, she is surprised when superintendent Hallett, the man with whom she is having an affair, also arrives for an entirely different reason.

But nothing is as it seems, and as the plot twists and turns the motive of their host Stone gradually becomes clear. They are all, it would seem, in the same business; The Business of Murder.

This is a gripping psychological thriller from the pen of that doyen of great detective/thriller writer Richard Harris and would appeal to anyone who loves the mystery and thrill of a whodunit.

Director Neil Pankhurst says, "written in the early 1980s, the play is both a homage to the early 20th century British crime writers like Agatha Christie, but also an inspiration for the hard-nose crime dramas we see today. You can definitely see the influence of The Business of Murder on the modern British crime dramas that are so often seen on PBS. Shows like Sherlock, Inspector Morse and Midsomer Murders all owe tribute to Harris' play."

The production features Rebecca Tucker as Dee. Tucker was most recently seen at the Playhouse as the Princess in Aladdin and won a NH Theatre Award for her performance in last summer's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She is joined by NY-based actors Jason Plourde and William Allgood who will both be making their Playhouse debuts before returning to the Playhouse this summer for several roles in the summer season.

Tickets cost $25 for orchestra seating and $15 for balcony. They can be ordered by calling (603) 279-0333 or by using a credit card at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 April 2015 07:23

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Alton Central School begins kindergarten screening

ALTON — Alton Central School has scheduled screenings for youngsters planning to enter kindergarten and preschool in the fall.

Screenings for prospective kindergarten students will be held on Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24. To enroll in kindergarten a student must be age 5 by Sept. 30, 2015.

Screenings are by appointment and take about one hour.

Preschool screening will be held on Wednesday, May 6, for 3- and 4-year-olds.

Those who want more information or who wish to schedule an appointment can call Kristine Simone at 875-9302.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015 08:15

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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center cancels clean-up day

HOLDERNESS — Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has cancelled its Clean Up Day which was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 18. This cancellation is due to poor trail conditions from the difficult winter.

The live animal exhibit trail and hiking trails will open for the season on Friday, May 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the last trail admission at 3:30 p.m. New Hampshire Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 2 with reduced trail admission for New Hampshire residents of just $5 per person.

See all upcoming programs and events at www.nhnature.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015 07:41

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