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Snow White at Silver Center on August 6

PLYMOUTH — IMPACT, the children's theatre company of Jean's Playhouse in Lincoln, will present their repertoire of children's stories adapted for the stage at 2 p.m. Thursdays at the Silver Center for the Arts on the Plymouth State University campus throughout the summer. The audience will have a chance to meet their favorite princess, bear, puppet, cat and all the other characters from the show in the lobby after each performance.

The production for August 6 is Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

This classic fairytale includes a prince and a princess, a jealous stepmother and seven dwarves to keep the story happy.

The final performance this summer will be Pinocchio on August 13.

Shows are approximately 40 minutes long and appeal to adults, and children three years and older. Children will have a chance to meet their favorite characters after each show.

Tickets: All seats are $7 (including babes in arms) at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. The group rate is $5 for groups of 15 or more purchased at the same time.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015 10:45

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\Janan Hays of New Hampton receives Kim Ayers award

MEREDITH — Co-Chairs Deborah Corr and Dave Reilly of the Waukewan and Winona Watershed Protection Association announce that WWWPA Vice chairman, Janan Hays of New Hampton, has won the B. Kimball Ayers Award which is given by the Lakes Region Planning Commission for "Outstanding Contributions to the Lakes Region Environment" in memory of B. Kimball Ayers, Jr. of Moultonborough "who faithfully and persistently worked to maintain and improve the environmental quality of the Lakes Region."
She was nominated for this award by the selectmen of the town of New Hampton, who stated, among her many accomplishments, in their letter to the LRPC: "Janan Hays is an outstanding, dedicated citizen, which webelieve is evident by her contributions to environmental education and protection of the lakes and wildlife in the Lakes Region. Janan has spent countless hours being a champion for the protection of the New Hampshire lakes, particularly Lake Waukewan and Lake Winona."

A small sampling of her environmental endeavors include being a very active Loon Preservation Committee volunteer since 1987 monitoring loons on Lake Waukewan and assisting LPC field biologists. Through various initiatives Janan has worked to protect the pristine quality and filtration ability of the Snake River wetlands. She also began monitoring the water quality of the area in 2000 which formally added to the NHDES VLAP monitoring program in 2002, and she has continued to personally fund and conduct water quality monitoring work there and on some of the tributaries feeding Lake Waukewan to help NHDES gain a more complete picture
of the state of water quality on Lake Waukewan. In addition she has hosted environmental education events for shore owners and local residents and has written numerous articles for the lake community to heighten awareness of environmental concerns and pressures facing the Waukewan/Winona watershed. Janan began a NHDES Weed Watcher program on Waukewan to train volunteers how to spot aquatic invasive species and has expanded it to include other lakes in the Waukewan watershed. In 2007 she spearheaded an initiative to deal with Purple Loosestrife on Monkey Pond, and with the help of Doug Cygan of the NH Dept of Agriculture, she conducted and funded a Bio-control project by releasing the Purple Loosestrife eating beetle which was successful in halting the spread of Loosestrife to Waukewan. 



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Historical society to host program about Civil War and its music


SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Historical Society will host a program by Woody Pringle and Marek Bennett will present "Rally Round the Flag Boys," an overview of the American Civil War as seen through the folk songs of the Civil War period on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Lane Tavern.

Audience members will be invited to participate and sing along as the presenters explore lyrics, documents, and visual images form historical sources.

Showcasing numerous instruments, Pringle and Bennett draw from camp songs, parlor music, hymns, battle cries, and fiddle tunes to present a musical image of the Civil War.

The Sanbornton Historical Society's programs are free to the public. Refreshments will follow. Further information is available by calling 286-4526

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015 10:15

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"The Flatlander Chronicles & Other Tales," featuring Brendan Smith

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a presentation, "The Flatlander Chronicles & Other Tales", featuring Brendan Smith on Wednesday, August 5 at 7 p.m.
Weirs Times and Cocheco Times editor Brendan Smith will be sharing stories on his adjustment to life in New Hampshire after moving here from New York thirty years ago as they appear in his book "The Flatlander Chronicles." Brendan will also be sharing stories from his brand new book "The Best Of A F.O.O.L. In New Hampshire" which is a compilation of his weekly "F.O.O.L. In New Hampshire'' column he has written in the Weirs Times for twenty years.

Following the presentation, Brendan will be available to sign both of his books.

This event is free for Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society members. For non members there is a $5 fee with all proceeds going to benefit the Historical Society's ongoing renovations.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015 10:01

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