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Interlakes Theatre to present Bob Montana musical

MEREDITH — The Interlakes Summer Theatre is teaming up with the Montana family to present a staged reading of a musical that was written by Meredith native, Bob Montana, who created the characters for the Archie comic strip. The musical was originally produced by the Village Players of Meredith, in the 1950's. "Mutiny on the Mount" is set in the "roaring twenties" at the Weirs in New Hampshire, with book and lyrics by Bob Montana, and music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. (of Gilbert and Sullivan and the H.M.S. Pinafore fame).

The show will be presented on July 20 at both a matinee and evening show, and tickets will be $20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Meredith Historical Society.

Lynn Montana, daughter of the famous artist, and Nancy Barry, Interlakes Producing Artistic Director are actively seeking photographs of the original cast members and the production itself, during that time or later, either from the actors themselves or their families or friends. Anyone with photographs of these cast members, call Nancy Barry at 603 707-6035 for arrangements to bring photos to the box office to be scanned. (You do not need to leave the photos). Or if able, email digital files of photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .'; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text7314); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Original cast members included: Blanche O'Brien, Obie O'Brien, Doris Roper, Dick Guion, Chick Harding, Syne Batchelder, Lloyd Bigelow, Donald Lance, Paul Weeks, Sheldon Miner, Al Aucoin, Al Quirk, Larry Sage, Bob Rhodes, Dorothy Nedeau, Guy Horne, Elizabeth Marshall, Charlie Roberts, Florence Rice, Jean Guion, Jane Flather, Peggy Montana, Ada Batchelder, Robert Bacon, Sandra Blan, Jimmy Wallace, June Allen, Ruth Harding, Annalee Thorndike, Sue Valliere, Peggy Watson, "Butch" Harding, Ethel Reid, Charlotte Woodman, True Godfrey, Charlie Parker, Ralph Samaha, Linden Grad, Bob Montana.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2015 08:44

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Pleasant street school honored for promoting healthy lifestyle

LACONIA —  Pleasant Street School in Laconia has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Healthy Eating Active Living NH Education in Excellence ('ED'ie) Award.

As part of the HEAL 'ED'ie Award, Pleasant Street School received $500 to support its work promoting healthy eating and active living. The school will also be recognized during the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards Program – also known as the "ED'ies" – on June 6 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.

Pleasant Street School, which serves 287 students in grades K-5 was cited for demonstrating a school environment that prioritizes access to healthy foods and physical activity to help keep students engaged throughout the day and become better learners, according to HEAL NH Director Terry Johnson.

"Pleasant Street School, a Title One school with 53% of students claiming low socioeconomic status, has fully integrated healthy foods and opportunities to be active as part of the school day," said Johnson. "Schools play a vital role because that is where students spend up to half their waking hours. Pleasant Street School is not only providing an excellent learning environment, it is setting the stage for students to be healthy and thrive for a lifetime."

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2015 08:27

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New Hampton student chosen for 2015 Congress of Future Medical Leaders

LACONIA — Krista Evans, a Junior at New Hampton School of New Hampshire has been

nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, MA on June 24-26, 2015. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists.

Krista was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists (NAFPMS) to represent New Hampton School based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

Attendees of the Congress will interact with Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners, Deans from both Ivy League and leading medical schools, as well as with patients who are 'living medical miracles.' The future in medicine and medical technology will also be discussed.

NAFPMS was founded on the belief that it is critical to identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and to mentor students as they acquire the necessary experience/skills in their chosen field.

For more information visit www.FutureDocs.com or call 617-307-7425.

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New owners’ event at Irwin Automotive Group to be held on Tuesday evening

LACONIA — Due to inclement weather the Irwin Automotive Group has rescheduled their new owner's event at 59 Bisson Avenue in Laconia for June 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. All Toyota/Scion, Ford/Lincoln owners are invited to attend this evening filled with fun, prizes and food (whether you bought from Irwin or not). This event will educate owners on how to properly maintain a vehicle, get better gas mileage, save money and also learn about advanced technology features vehicles offer today.
Irwin's friendly team of specialists will be available to answer questions about a new vehicle. Please RSVP to Ed Kelley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 603 581 2953.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 09:03

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