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Craft gallery in Meredith holds basket weaving class

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will hold a Variety Basket Weaving class with Ray Lagasse on Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

In this one-day workshop students can choose which kind of basket they would like to make from start to finish. Options include a garden basket, pack basket, wool gathering basket, laundry basket, herb basket or stair basket. Full descriptions, dimensions, and pictures are available at the Gallery or online at: www.nhcrafts.org/meredith.
Students are encouraged to bring a lunch as the workshop runs a full 8 hours.

Tuition is $110 per student and there is no additional materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2015 09:29

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Bowling event to raise funds for Making Strides


LACONIA — A No Tap bowling event will be held Sunday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Funspot Bowling Center to help  raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event for a team headed by 15-year cancer survivor Sheila LaBrie.

The cost is 20 dollar per person with six dollars going to the walk and five dollars going to the prize fund. Prizes will be awarded to the top two females and the top two males.
How a no tap works;
For people who have never bowled before seven pins down equals a strike
For woman who have bowled before eight pins down equals a strike
For men who have bowled before nine pins down equals a strike.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a bake sale going on.

For more information people can contact Sheila LaBrie at 603-524-5726 or contact Mike at Funspot.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2015 09:23

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Interlakes Theatre to present Bob Montana musical

MEREDITH — The Interlakes Summer Theatre is teaming up with the Montana family to present a staged reading of a musical that was written by Meredith native, Bob Montana, who created the characters for the Archie comic strip. The musical was originally produced by the Village Players of Meredith, in the 1950's. "Mutiny on the Mount" is set in the "roaring twenties" at the Weirs in New Hampshire, with book and lyrics by Bob Montana, and music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. (of Gilbert and Sullivan and the H.M.S. Pinafore fame).

The show will be presented on July 20 at both a matinee and evening show, and tickets will be $20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Meredith Historical Society.

Lynn Montana, daughter of the famous artist, and Nancy Barry, Interlakes Producing Artistic Director are actively seeking photographs of the original cast members and the production itself, during that time or later, either from the actors themselves or their families or friends. Anyone with photographs of these cast members, call Nancy Barry at 603 707-6035 for arrangements to bring photos to the box office to be scanned. (You do not need to leave the photos). Or if able, email digital files of photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .'; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text23158); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Original cast members included: Blanche O'Brien, Obie O'Brien, Doris Roper, Dick Guion, Chick Harding, Syne Batchelder, Lloyd Bigelow, Donald Lance, Paul Weeks, Sheldon Miner, Al Aucoin, Al Quirk, Larry Sage, Bob Rhodes, Dorothy Nedeau, Guy Horne, Elizabeth Marshall, Charlie Roberts, Florence Rice, Jean Guion, Jane Flather, Peggy Montana, Ada Batchelder, Robert Bacon, Sandra Blan, Jimmy Wallace, June Allen, Ruth Harding, Annalee Thorndike, Sue Valliere, Peggy Watson, "Butch" Harding, Ethel Reid, Charlotte Woodman, True Godfrey, Charlie Parker, Ralph Samaha, Linden Grad, Bob Montana.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2015 08:44

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Pleasant street school honored for promoting healthy lifestyle

LACONIA —  Pleasant Street School in Laconia has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Healthy Eating Active Living NH Education in Excellence ('ED'ie) Award.

As part of the HEAL 'ED'ie Award, Pleasant Street School received $500 to support its work promoting healthy eating and active living. The school will also be recognized during the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards Program – also known as the "ED'ies" – on June 6 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.

Pleasant Street School, which serves 287 students in grades K-5 was cited for demonstrating a school environment that prioritizes access to healthy foods and physical activity to help keep students engaged throughout the day and become better learners, according to HEAL NH Director Terry Johnson.

"Pleasant Street School, a Title One school with 53% of students claiming low socioeconomic status, has fully integrated healthy foods and opportunities to be active as part of the school day," said Johnson. "Schools play a vital role because that is where students spend up to half their waking hours. Pleasant Street School is not only providing an excellent learning environment, it is setting the stage for students to be healthy and thrive for a lifetime."

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2015 08:27

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