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Belknap County Fair has had support from County Department of Corrections

BELMONT — The Belknap County Fair Executive Board has voted to dedicate this year's fair which will be held August 8-9 to the Belknap County Department of Corrections (BCDC), their staff and inmates who have volunteered at the fair, and especially acknowledging the support of former Superintendent Daniel Ward.
For the last several years the BCDC have provided inmates to work as volunteers at the Fair and they have been instrumental in the upgrading of the Fairgrounds. Inmate workers, in an 8 month long project over the last year, totally renovated the historic fair farmhouse believed to be the oldest building in Belmont. Over the last four years inmates have put a new roof on the cattle barn, (a 140 foot by 60 foot structure), put on over 150 gallons of paint on our various buildings, and did numerous repair jobs and mowed the grounds.

''We believe this has been a win-win for both the Fair as well as the Department of Corrections.
Since the Belknap County 4-H Fair is a totally volunteer non-profit association of supporters of agriculture and youth in the County, the participation of the BCDC has been an instrumental part of our success,'' says Fair Director Fran Wendelboe.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2015 07:54

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Benefit Concert for Advice to the Players saturday night

SANDWICH — On Saturday, August 1 at 7:30 pm Lauri Landry will present The Bard Meets Broadway, a concert of familiar and new Broadway songs at the Arts Center at 12 Main in Center Sandwich.

Lauri is a summer resident of North Sandwich and veteran of several Broadway shows and national tours.

Landry's concert career began when she was personally selected by the composer to sing The Phantom of the Opera portion of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert, culminating at Royal Albert Hall in London with the London City Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. In this country, beyond touring with Lord Lloyd Webber, she has enjoyed a long association with Peter Nero and the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Pops. Most recently she was hired to join Broadway lyrist Tim Rice at the prestigious Holder's House Concert Series in Barbados as he was honored for his contribution to the Musical Theater.

Landry's Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional theatre credits include: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marguerite St. Just), Zoya's Apartment (Alla Vadimovna), Chrysalis (Mother), West Side Story (Maria), Gypsy (Gypsy Rose Lee), Carousel (Julie Jordan), My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle), Camelot (Guinevere), The King and I (Anna), Bat Boy (Mother), and I Do! I Do! (Agnes Snow).

Landry is performing this benefit concert as part of the ATTP Studio Theatre series and admission is by donation at the door.

The Arts Center at 12 Main is open for exhibition viewing and ticket sales on Wednesday through Friday and Sunday from noon to 6 and Saturday from 10 to 6. It is closed Monday & Tuesday. The box office stays open after 6 for evening events. For information call 603-284-7115 or visit www.advicetotheplayers.org.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2015 07:44

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Reservations needed by Wed. for food pantry dinner

CENTER HARBOR -- Organizers of a turkey dinner being held to raise money for the Center Harbor Food Pantry are asking those who want to attend to make a reservation by Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Those planning to go need to call either 253-8008 or 581-6527.

The dinner, being sponsored by Hart's Turkey Farm which is donating all the food, will take place on Friday July 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Center Harbor Christian Church.  

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2015 07:39

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7th annual ForMatt foundation golf tournament set for august 14

MEREDITH — The 7th Annual ForMatt Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, August 14 at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester.
The ForMatt Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to honor the joyful spirit, generous heart, and adventurous spirit of Matthew Choiniere ,who passed away in November of 2008 at the age of 22. He was the son of Julie and Vint Choiniere of Meredith and a 2004 graduate of Concord High School.
The ForMatt Foundation provides grants for children making it possible for them to participate in healthy activities that would not normally be within their means. These activities may include programs such as music, art, theater, dance and sports.
Some of the 2015 grants include: Summer Camp opportunities with the Ashland Parks and Recreation Dept., Winsor Mountain International Summer Camp, Meredith Parks and Recreation Dept., Pass, Set, Crush Summer Volleyball Camp in Moultonboro, Opechee Day Camp in Laconia, Camp Sno Mo, UNH Summer Music School, Camp Star Fish, Hip Hop Dance Class in Plymouth, Top Gun Gymnastics, Soccer Camp in Bristol, Frates Dance Studio in Laconia, Laconia Boys and Girls Club, and Karate Class in Plymouth.

The ForMatt Foundation also provided a young boy with a hearing aid allowing him to enjoy activities such as basketball, baseball, physical education class, and many group activities in school in a way he never could before.

It is currently recruiting players and sponsors for the annual tournament.
It is accepting registrations for $100 on or before August 1 or $125 after August 1. Fees are per player and include green fees, golf, cart, and luncheon. Go to www.formattfoundation.org to download player registration and sponsor form or call Vint Choiniere at (603) 707-4736 for more information.



Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2015 07:37

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