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MetroCast adds nine Disney/ABC networks

BELMONT — Cable TV, internet and phone provider MetroCast Communications has added nine Disney/ABC-owned networks to its "TV Everywhere" on-line video offering, the company has announced.

MetroCast customers who subscribe to the services will now have free, unlimited online access to ABC, ABC Family, Disney, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN News, and ESPNU.

The networks are viewable on desktop, laptop, as well as various iOS and Android™ mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, as well as other video streaming platforms.

The addition of the Disney/ABC networks brings the MetroCast "TV Everywhere" offering to more than 60 channels, including HBO GO and MAX GO, Showtime Anytime, A&E, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CMT, CNN, Comedy Central, Fox, Fox News, FX, Hallmark, History, Lifetime, MTV, National Geographic Channel, NBC, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, NFL Network, Nick, Nick Jr., SEC Network, Spike, Sprout, Syfy, TBS, Turner Classic Movies, TNT, USA, and more (for a complete list of available networks, see http://portal.metrocast.net/tv/3/browse/networks/).

"With TV Everywhere from MetroCast, customers have the convenience of viewing programs from popular video networks on their favorite devices, on their own schedules," said Andrew Walton, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for MetroCast. "It's a great value-added benefit because it is included free with their corresponding MetroCast video subscription."

To access the networks online, MetroCast customers subscribing to the services simply log onto http://portal.metrocast.net. Customers may also visit the network websites or download mobile apps for the networks where available.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 12:54

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‘Murder at the Mardi Gras’ in Franklin on January 10

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Opera House is pleased to present another great production by Franklin Footlight Theatre, "Murder at the Mardi Gras", a murder mystery presentation, Saturday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Tables for groups or individual seating are available and desserts and beverages will be offered. Audience participation is welcomed. Visit franklinoperahouse.org for ticket options and to purchase tickets on line or available at the box office starting at 6:30 p.m. the night of the performance.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 09:38

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‘Transforming Stress’ workshop series starts Jan. 6

LACONIA — The Family Resource Center (FRC) of Central New Hampshire holds a free workshop for parents on "Transforming Stress...Simple Steps, Not Always Easy" beginning Tuesday, January 6 from 9-10:30 a.m. This 4 week series will be facilitated by Mindfulness and Stress Management Coach, Shanti Douglas of Eight Limbs Holistic Health, and will be held at the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia.

This short series, will allow participants to gain an understanding of a variety of tools they can use to change their lives by eliminating stress, one step at a time. They will learn how to reduce the physiological impact of stress and slow the busy mind. Participants will work toward retraining the brain and using the power of the mind to promote healthy change.

"This program is a great way to start the New Year. It offers people a unique opportunity to look at the stresses in their lives in a different light and make positive changes for themselves and their families," commented Tricia Tousignant, FRC Program Coordinator.

The FRC is also offering a 6-week series "Active Parenting of Teens" program to families in the Lakes Region on Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 10, 6-8 p.m. the Family Resource Center in Laconia.

This free series is open to all. The program supports parents or guardians with children in their teen or pre-teen years providing guidance and support to turn the challenges of raising a teenager into opportunities for growth.Topics include: methods of respectful discipline, skills for clear, honest communication, strategies to prevent risky behavior, how to be an encouraging parent, and issues such as teens on-line, bullying, and depression. Advance registration is requested. Limited on-site childcare and assistance with transportation is available with advance notice and approval.

For more information on these programs or to register, contact Tricia Tousignant, Lakes Region Community Services, at 528-0391, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Space is limited. Attendance certificates are provided at the parenting programs sponsored by Lakes Region Community Services, Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 09:31

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Wesley Woods to host luncheon on January 7


GILFORD — Wesley Woods will host a luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at noon. Organizers say the event provides an opportunity to take a break from the kitchen and the cold, and enjoy a variety of warm soups, breads and conversations.

Everyone is welcome, but organizers request those interested in going to call ahead. RSVPs can be made to Stace at 603-528-2555 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wesley Woods is located behind the First United Methodist Church on Route 11A (Gilford Avenue).


Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 09:20

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