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Winni Players holding auditions for semi-annual Playwriting Festival

MEREDITH— The Winni Players, the community theater wing of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, will be holding auditions on Sunday, April 13 at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. for their semi-annual Playwriting Festival.

Last Fall, local teens and adults were hard at work crafting their own original short plays as part of a Playwriting Workshop. The results of their efforts will be performed on May 31 and June 1 at the outdoor amphitheatre on the Playhouse’s Meredith Campus.

Each of the plays will be directed by a local adult with experience in community theatre. There are roles available for adults, teens and a few kids. Anyone wishing to audition need only attend one of the scheduled audition sessions. To read the plays and see the cast breakdowns, visit www.winniplayhouse.org/auditions.html. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:47

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Alton Historical Society to hear former FBI agent

ALTON — The Alton Historical Society will kick off the 2014 season on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. on the lower level of the Gilman Library with a presentation by Alton resident, Robert E. Lee, Special Agent FBI/Retired. He will talk about his 40 years working for the government.
Bob was born and raised in Everett, MA. After graduating from Christopher Columbus High School in Boston, he entered Massachusetts Maritime Academy, graduating in 1959. He served in the U.S.Naval Reserve attaining the rank of Lt(JG) and served as a deck officer aboard several merchant vessels and in the Maritime Insurance and Steamship Operation business in the New York area.
In 1963 he entered on duty with the FBI as a Special Agent and was assigned to offices in Missouri, Texas, New York City and Montgomery, Alabama.
Following retirement in 1992, he worked for the Alabama Attorney General and in private industry in Montgomery, Ala.
The Alton Historical Society Programs are free, open to the public and on the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Library. Refreshments are served and the Museum, located on the lower level of the Library, will be open before and after the program.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:44

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R&D Wins National Award for Quality in Asphalt Paving

FRANKLIN — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced today that R&D Paving Inc. of Franklin has won a 2013 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The company received its award on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at a ceremony during the association's 59th Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Fla.

"As an industry, asphalt pavement producers have devoted a great deal of time and effort to determining the best practices necessary to construct long-lasting, high-quality asphalt pavements that offer the durable performance pavement owners and the public value. The Quality in Construction Awards compare nominated pavements against best practices and standards, and honor those that exemplify excellence in construction standards, such as the project completed by R&D Paving Inc.," stated John J. Keating, 2013 Chairman of the NAPA Board of Directors.
R&D Paving Inc. won the award for its work on the runway at Parlin Field Airport in Newport. Before work began, 46 percent of the runway was deemed to be in poor condition. Three crews helped eliminate cracks, remove debris, and smooth uneven runway surfaces. The first crew repaired cracks, placing geotextile fabric on the ones needing major repair. The second crew excavated sections of failed pavement, recompacted the subgrade, and replaced the base course prior to paving. The third crew expanded the runway's north turnaround to better accommodate low-wing aircraft. A leveling course was placed prior to the final overlay. The entire project was deemed a success for the local community.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:34

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League of NH Craftsmen offers Felted Pod Pin Class

MEREDITH — This Saturday, April 12, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery is hosting a felted pod pin class with widely known fiber artist Nancy Evans. This class runs from 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. and at the end of the class students will have a completed work as well as the knowledge on how to create it.

During this three hour class students learn to wet felt this spectacular pin that is very textural with bubbles and open "craters" that looks wonderful on a coat or hat. Silk and beads will can be incorporated for added interest.

Students should bring an old towel, scissors, needle and strong thread, pin back, beads for embellishment. All wool, silk, and felting supplies will be provided.

The tuition is $70 per student, and there is an additional $10 materials fee to be paid to the instructor the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register call the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or come into the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:27

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