RUMNEY — The Lift Committee for the Rumney library's handicapped access project has so far raised nearly half of the $356,500 needed to make the library fully accessible for people with limited mobility.
The committee is now issuing a special appeal to the public in hopes of getting as close to the fundraising goal as possible total before requesting the balance next March's Town Meeting.
The project entails construction of a new entrance with lift, and a new restroom and stairway which meet accessibility and fire codes.
Those unable to use the stairs will be able to visit this historical architectural gem, take advantage of all the library resources and participate in popular activities, committee members note. In addition, the lower level will have a second fire exit, opening the way to re-establishing the use of this wonderful space, including the original stage. Once completed the space can be used to host book discussions, speakers, children's programs and musical events.
An additional space in the lower level will be used as the Rumney/New Hampshire/Genealogy room and will contain historical records .Many New Hampshire towns have had to build large additions to meet their growing needs. Rumney has the good fortune of only requiring a new entrance.
Librarian, Susan Turbyne reports record numbers of patrons, visitors and programs. The collection is continuously updated. WiFi and computers are in constant use. The library is a dynamic hub of culture, education and comradery. Please visit Susan's blog at www.rumneylibrary.blogspot.com to see for yourself.
Grants, donations as well as orders for engraved bricks are arriving. Bricks can be ordered in various sizes ranging in cost from $50 to $1,000 which can be engraved with names, artwork and/or quotations. The bricks will become part of the new entrance walkway.
The Lift Committee is encouraging members of the public to mail or drop off their order or donations as you visit the library. Checks should be made out to the Byron G. Merrill Library, 10 Buffalo Road, Rumney, NH 03266. Order forms for bricks are available at the library, on posters at Rumney's Post Office and Town Office and online at www.rumneylibrary.blogspot.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 01:08
LACONIA — Streetcar Theater Company will be putting on the production "A Few Good Men" at the Laconia High School auditorium Friday and Saturday, November 7-8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Greenlaw's Music in downtown Laconia, online at streetcarcompany.com or at the door on the day of the performance.
In 1986, television writer and producer Aaron Sorkin wrote the Tony nominated play "A Few Good Men" which was based on true events at Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba. The story follows the arrest, incarceration and trial of two Navy enlisted men played by young actors Braeden Alward and Trevor Lewis, who kill a fellow marine during a hazing incident called a 'code red'. The action takes place in and around Washington DC and Gitmo, Cuba. Lead attorney for the defense Lt. Dan Kaffee is portrayed by local actor Chris Fernandez. Kaffee's approach to the case changes as he and his fellow attorneys played by Scott Alward who was most recently seen as Jean Val Jean in Streetcar's production of Les Miserables and Doreen Sheppard who has appeared on stage both in the Lakes Region as well as Concord and Manchester.
The reluctant team travels to Cuba where they meet Colonel Nathan Jessup played by stage veteran Rick Kincaid. The role of Jessup is very well known from the movie adaptation of the stage play made famous by Jack Nicholson and also starring Tom Cruise and Demi Moore. As the plot furthers, the audience will be kept on their toes as the story is told through flashbacks, quick setting changes and courtroom drama. The final climatic scene encourage participants to rethink the concepts of freedom, service and honor.
Other performers in this must see production include; Rodney Martel as tough as nails marine Lt. JJ Kendrick, Eric Marsh as JAG attorney Capt. Whitakker, Johan Andersen as Doctor Stone, Peter Ayer as the self-sacrificing executive officer Capt. Markinson, Hillary Ayers as prosecuting attorney Jackie Ross, Cory Chapman as Cpl. Howard, and Riley Alward, Kyleih Farley, Melissa Bigler and Saphaedra Renee as lawyers, MPs and courtroom personnel.
Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 11:58
MEREDITH — The Meredith Rotary Club will host the 23rd Annual Senior Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 7 at Interlakes Elementary School. Senior citizens over 55 years of age from Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, and Sandwich are invited to reserve a seat for the occasion.
"The Senior Christmas Dinner is always a fun day that is free of charge for all participants," according to Betsey Donovan, co-chairman of the event.
Since 1991, the Meredith Rotary Club has provided a full course turkey dinner, raffle prizes, music and entertainment, gift bags and a visit from Santa Claus for this much anticipated celebration. Last year, 300 people attended the dinner. The full course dinner, which is provided and served by the Meredith Rotary Club, will be prepared by Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant of Meredith.
"Each gift bag will include an ornament donated by Annalee Dolls of Meredith, jams and jellies from John Moulton of Moulton Farms, and Christmas candy from the Meredith Rotary Club," Donovan stated. Additionally, there will be many holiday items included in the Christmas raffle. Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the event.
Reservations are required for dinner, and seating is limited to 300 people. Service is on a first-come, first-served basis for available seats, with dinner to be served at 12 p.m. To make reservations, please contact the Meredith Rotary Club on Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 279-7600 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations begin being accepted on November 10.
Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 11:53
MOULTONBOROUGH — Moultonborough Central School's 17th Annual Veteran's Day Assembly will be held on Monday, November 10 at 10:30 a.m.
Local veterans will be recognized during the assembly and are invited to join us before the assembly for refreshments and also stay for lunch afterwards. The general public is also cordially invited to watch. Veterans who would like to attend, are asked to contact Moultonborough Central School at 476-5535.
Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 11:49
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