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PSU will present the show Rumors opening April 22

PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Plymouth State University presents Neil Simon's Rumors, "a farce of the highest and most hilarious order," from Wednesday through Friday, April 22–24 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m in the studio theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The deputy mayor of New York just shot himself, his wife is nowhere to be found, and eight dinner guests are about to experience a severe attack of farce. Hilarious complications ensue as the guests arrive to celebrate the couple's 10th wedding anniversary. An evening of damage control leads to mounting dilemmas and increasing laughs.

When Rumors arrived on Broadway, New York Post critic Clive Barnes exclaimed, "Broadway has something to cheer about again!" Barnes said the play was "... as significant as a cream puff and just about as nourishing, but beautifully baked and cunningly filled."

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also online at Silver.plymouth.edu.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:07

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Fire safety calendar to feature artwork from 3 Laconia third graders

LACONIA — Each year the Office of the State Fire Marshal, along with the NH Fire Prevention Society, distributes a calendar full of fire and safety messages and information as well as a monthly "theme" that features a monthly safety message. Each months safety message is highlighted by the artwork of a 3rd grade student. A 13th drawing is also picked to be the cover of the of the calendar. This year over 300 hundred drawings were submitted for consideration and three of the winners were from schools in Laconia.

On April 8th, a ceremony and pizza party was held the NH Fire Academy to honor the winning students artwork and participation in the contest. Members of the Laconia Fire Department were in attendance as Fire Marshal J. William Degnan, Department of Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes, and Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Virginia Barry and Public Education Specialist Mary MacCaffrie congratulated the students and presented each child a plaque, fire safety books, and a certificate honoring their winning entries.

This year's winners from Laconia are:

Eric Simoneau – calendar cover picture- Pleasant Street School (Teacher: Mrs. Ward-Hill)

Carlee Farwell – April /Keeping your home fire safe with proper spring cleaning – Elm Street School (Teacher: Mrs. Vasconcellos)

Sophia Moore – December / Safe use of candles / Holiday Safety – Elm Street School (Teacher: Mr. Mercer)

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:04

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School-to-Farm Breakfast held by the Farm Bureau

BARNSTEAD — The Belknap County Farm Bureau is holding their inaugural School-to-Farm Breakfast on Saturday, April 25 from 8-11 a.m. at the Barnstead Parade Fire Station at 305 Parade Road in Barnstead.

The cost for the breakfast is by donation. For more information, contact Tom Locke, President of the Belknap County Farm Bureau at (603) 387-7539.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 07:59

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The perfect storm rolls in to gilford with brad paisley august 9th

GILFORD — Will you be prepared for the Perfect Storm of Brad Paisley's Crushin' It World Tour as he rolls into Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook August 9th? Tickets range from $39.75 to $89.75 and go on sale Friday, April 17 at 10 a.m. Call the Box Office at 603-293-4700 or log on to www.BankNHpavilion.com for tickets.

Having written or co-written 20 of his #1 singles, and scoring his 23rd #1 hit with Perfect Storm, Brad Paisley brings his Crushin' It World Tour to the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.  A true entertainer, with several awards, including 3 Grammy's, under his belt, Paisley returns to the 'Brook for a night of rocking country magic.

Doing it his way...and blazing a trail inherent to his hometown of Poyen, Arkansas, ACM New Artist of the Year, Justin Moore joins Paisley on August 9th. With hits that bring the swagger and hard-hitting guitars, Moore knows who he is and what matters.

Rounding out this awesome country triple bill is Texas native, Mickey Guyton, who was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal and her powerful debut single Better Thank You Left Me topped USA Today's song of the week. Mickey's emotional and powerful live performance at her Opry debut had the audience on their feet.


Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 07:56

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