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Abbott’s Party Store
Abbott’s Party Store

Planning a party? A fund-raiser, or a wedding?Abbott’s Rental and Party Store in Littleton, New Hampshire, can make any event both simple and memorable. At Abbott’s, you can rent everything you need — except the guests — and their staff is willing and able to help with the most complex of events.Abbott’s has considerable experience in the party business. The store has been in business since 1972. Owners Bill and Jean Abbott are largely retired now, but their daughters Judy and Ann are carrying on the family tradition of helping customers create terrific parties. Abbott’s has four full-time and up to 15 part-time employees to help with all your needs.Here’s just a sampling of what they have to offer: Tents, tables and chairs, dance floors, lighting, sound systems, china, linens, fund-raising concessions, bouncy houses, paper products, a cake-making center, balloons, catering supplies, bridal and baby shower accessories, and piñatas. And the second floor of their shop is a costume room!Whether you’re planning a backyard barbecue or a wedding for several hundred, Abbott’s can help make it spectacular. They can turn your fund-raiser, shower, meeting, or dinner party into a smooth and successful event, both with their products and their planning assistance.They provide clean equipment and timely deliveries, and their rental prices are competitive even with online companies. Plus you get terrific, local, customer service from experienced party planners.Abbott’s is the biggest rental and party store in the area. Put its huge array of products, as well as its 41 years of experience, to use the next time you plan to hold an event. 502 Union St., Littleton, NH 03561 • (603) 444-6557judy@abbottrental.com • www.abbottrental.com

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(603) 444-6557
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502 Union St
Littleton
NH
03561
Haskell Opera House
Haskell Opera House

The pride of Derby Line, Vermont, and Stanstead, Quebec, the Haskell Opera House is a remarkable institution that has attracted visitors from around the world for the past 109 years. However, it is a Rental Facility Only. Many are unaware of this caveat. According to the original charter, dated 1908, it was to be “forever managed and used for the support and maintenance” of the library.

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The pride of Derby Line, Vermont, and Stanstead, Quebec, the Haskell Opera House is a remarkable institution that has attracted visitors from around the world for the past 109 years. However, it is a Rental Facility Only. Many are unaware of this caveat. According to the original charter, dated 1908, it was to be “forever managed and used for the support and maintenance” of the library. While the Opera House is the subject of an ongoing fascination on the part of the media and has been featured on network news around the world ― in publications such as Life Magazine, Canadian Geographic, the New York Times, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and used in the A&E Film Barnum ― the venue struggles to stay financially viable. While a cavalcade of talented performers like Paula Poundstone, Gregory Douglass, Charlie McCoy, and Stuart McLean graced the stage last season, creativity in generating income is not limited to performance rentals. The facility is available for meetings, conventions, public forums, talent shows, fashions shows, and weddings. Patrons can also support the Opera House by attending performances, purchasing the CD Haskellectibles, Adopt-a-Theatre-Seat, or take an historic tour. This season the Haskell will once again host the Vermont International Film Festival in addition to the myriad of quality entertainment. Visit the website for the 2013 lineup. Lynn Leimer, Haskell Opera House Theatre Manager

93 Caswell Ave., Derby Line, VT & 1 Church St., Stanstead, QC

(802) 873-3022 • www.haskellopera.com

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(802) 873-3022
93 Caswell Ave.
Derby Line
VT
05830
Hellbilly Hideaway
Hellbilly Hideaway

Hellbilly Hideaway opened on May 23, 2009, with the hopes of putting a contemporary twist on the classic American bar with contemporary furniture and an outlaw country theme. Coming up on three years of business, Hellbilly Hideaway has established itself as an enjoyable place to have an afternoon drink or for quality live entertainment on a regular basis.

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hellbillyHellbilly Hideaway opened on May 23, 2009, with the hopes of putting a contemporary twist on the classic American bar with contemporary furniture and an outlaw country theme. Coming up on three years of business, Hellbilly Hideaway has established itself as an enjoyable place to have an afternoon drink or for quality live entertainment on a regular basis. With the success of the first two years, they have also been able to continue to give back to the community through various charities. They have won the March of Dimes contest between local bars and restaurants three years in a row, and topped this year’s victory off with a benefit party with a local band and all proceeds going to the March of Dimes. They also sell pull tickets to benefit the Derby Line Fire Department, and The Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter. Co-owners Ira S. Morgan Jr. and Serena Morgan would like to thank all of their patrons for supporting their business, which in turn allows them to help out around the community. They consider everyone a part of the Hellbilly Hideaway family and hope to be able to provide good times and good spirits for years to come. Open 7 days a week: Mon.-Fri. 3 p.m.-closing, Sat. & Sun. noon-closing.
3004 U.S. Rte. 5, Derby, VT 05829 (next to the Border Motel)
Phone: (802) 766-2545

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3004 U.S. Rte. 5
Derby
VT
05829
Missisquoi Lanes
Missisquoi Lanes

Missisquoi Lanes in Lowell has been in business for 24 years, testimony to its popularity as the perfect way for people of all ages to get a little exercise and have a good time for a small price tag. Kevin Dumas and his wife, Kitty, run the bowling alley, which has a TV and a bar tended by longtime bartender Sharon Gelo. Recently, Missisquoi Lanes added bumper bowling for kids.

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Looking for some inexpensive fun for the whole family? Check out Missisquoi Lanes in Lowell. Missisquoi Lanes has been in business for 24 years, testimony to its popularity as the perfect way for people of all ages to get a little exercise and have a good time for a small price tag.

Kevin Dumas and his wife, Kitty, run the bowling alley, which has a TV and a bar tended by longtime bartender Sharon Gelo. Recently, Missisquoi Lanes added bumper bowling for kids.

In the winter, mixed leagues and men’s leagues compete on Missisquoi Lanes’ ten lanes, which has semiautomatic scoring.

The facility is also available, at special rates, for private parties, such as birthday parties, and for fund-raisers like Special Olympics. In addition, schools can make arrangements and include bowling as part of their winter sports program, or just for an outing.

photo1Missisquoi Lanes is a clean and friendly place with a family environment. “It’s just good local fun that isn’t too expensive,” Mr. Dumas says.

Give them a call the next time you’re home on a rainy day with the kids, planning a fund-raiser, or thinking of a special place to have a fun-filled party.

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 5:30 p.m.-closing; Sat. noon-11 p.m.: open bowling; Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Rent A Lane

U.S. Rte. 100, Lowell, VT 05847 • (802) 744-6630 or (802) 744-2034

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U.S. Rte. 100
Lowell
VT
05847
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Northeast TV & Music Shop

Celebrating 32 years in business!
Northeast TV & Music Shop owners Michael and Connie Routhier (pictured at right) work full time, with part-time help from Lois Jenks, to bring you the newest and best in satellite dishes, musical instruments and accessories, sheet music, and CDs available from local talent.

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Mike and Connie Routhier

Celebrating 32 years in business!
Northeast TV & Music Shop owners Michael and Connie Routhier (pictured at right) work full time, with part-time help from Lois Jenks, to bring you the newest and best in satellite dishes, musical instruments and accessories, sheet music, and CDs available from local talent. They are a DISH Network satellite retailer. Mike does the satellite installations. They offer the latest promotions and do quality work. About 15 years ago they started adding musical instruments and accessories. You can buy sheet music, music stands, fine quality top-name instruments, strings, and reeds. Mike has implemented a program for “orphaned
instruments” — instruments you might have lying around your home you don’t use or need anymore. If you have an instrument you would like to sell, bring it by and they will sell it for you on consignment. Or, if you are looking for a good used instrument, come by and check out the inventory of orphaned instruments, such as guitars, amps, and orchestral. They also sell LG hi-definition televisions. In their showroom you’ll find an assortment of guitars, Zoom pedals, and accessories, Ernie Ball strings, and Casio keyboards. They can also order Yamaha accessories. Northeast TV opened its doors on February 1, 1980, and have been offering quality service and fair prices ever since. They believe satisfaction and
full disclosure before the sale are vital to customer satisfaction. Come on by and see what Connie and Mike have to offer. There is plenty of free parking at their convenient location.
Century 21 Plaza, 5043 VT Rte. 5, Newport, VT 05855 • (802) 334-2355

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5043 VT Rte. 5
Newport
VT
05855
QNEK Productions
QNEK Productions

In 1993, Lynn Leimer identified and filled a cultural niche in the North Country by creating a world-class theatre company, QNEK Productions. Premiering at the Fox Hall Inn, QNEK was invited by the Haskell Board of Trustees to become the Resident Theatre Company in 1997 and is the only International Theatre Company in the state. Providing the Best of Broadway and Beyond Right in Your Own Backyard is more than a slogan and it’s only the tip of the arts infrastructure that QNEK projects.

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Official QNEK 20th Logo A local legend since 1993 ― Celebrating their 20th Anniversary Season

In 1993, Lynn Leimer identified and filled a cultural niche in the North Country by creating a world-class theatre company, QNEK Productions. Premiering at the Fox Hall Inn, QNEK was invited by the Haskell Board of Trustees to become the Resident Theatre Company in 1997 and is the only International Theatre Company in the state.

Providing the Best of Broadway and Beyond Right in Your Own Backyard is more than a slogan and it’s only the tip of the arts infrastructure that QNEK projects. This award-winning pro-am company has presented over 200 professional quality theatrical performances, forging highly successful liaisons with schools to promote an educational collaboration and with charitable organizations to expand and enrich a social conscience in the community. Having a positive impact on the travel and tourism industry, QNEK evokes imagination, provokes passion for the arts, and invokes community support.

New this season is the Actor’s Conservatory Troupe, which will hold two theatre camps in June for students age 9-13 and the development of an IMPROV troupe for 14 years to adults. QNEK welcomes new staff members: Philip Gosselin, Associate Producing Director, and Jenny Dunne, Director of Education and Associate Producer. QNEK SWAT TEAM (Specialists with Artistic Talent) include Susan-Lynn Johns, Associate Director and Graphics Designer; Anita Morin, Music Director and Grant Writer; Janice Gluck, Associate Music Director; Dennis Ziegler, Technical Director. The company performs at the Haskell Opera House May through September, tours in the off-season, and provides Artist-in-Residency Programs year-round. Lynn Leimer, QNEK CEO, Founder, Artistic Managing Director, Haskell Opera House, 96 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line, VT (802) 873-3022 • QNEK Business Office (802) 334-2216 • www.qnek.com

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(802) 334-2216
96 Caswell Avenue
Derby Line
VT
05830


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