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NASWA celebrates 80th year with weekend-long party

LACONIA — In 2010 Governor John Lynch declared June 29th as NASWA Day to proclaim The NASWA's 75 years in business in New Hampshire. On June 26-29 The NASWA will be celebrating and its 80th Anniversary and the 6th Annual NASWA Day with a weekend packed full of fun family activities.

The Mix 94.1 Channel Marine Weekend Kickoff Party is from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, June 26. There will be live music from 5 to 9 p.m.
Ib Saturday, June 27 from 5 to 10 p.m. DJ Terry Moran will be getting the party going. At 9:30 there will be a fireworks show  off the NASWA docks put on by Atlas Pyro Vision.
On Sunday, June 28, The NASWA will host its 80th birthday party with face painting on the beach from 4 to 6. From 4 to 8, enjoy live music by Groove Alliance Band and plenty of birthday cake. There will also be a chance to win a NASWA vacation.
On Monday, June 29 the NazBar will open at 3 p.m. with live entertainment from High Attitude.

The NASWA has been at Weirs Beach for 80 years. Greek immigrants James and Fanny Salta started The NASWA in 1935, as a spring water company. The business soon developed into cottages and over the years grew into what it is today, the biggest beachfront resort on Lake Winnipesaukee. The NASWA represents three generations of hospitality, with standards that were set high from the beginning.
Owner and granddaughter of James and Yaya, Hope Makris celebrated her 90th birthday this year, she started working in the family business when she was 10. Hope received the Granite State Award from the University of New Hampshire for outstanding achievements and extraordinary contributions to the State of New Hampshire.
The family business continues to be lead by Hope's youngest daughter Cynthia Makris. "It's truly a triple celebration in 2015, the NASWA turns 80, my mother turns 90 and the NazBar turns 35."
The NazBar started as a little hut and has now grown into and iconic destination on Lake Winnipesaukee..

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 07:23

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Wild Trivia Challenge at Squam Lakes Science CenterSquam Lakes Natural Science Center to host Wild Trivia Challenge

HOLDERNESS — On Saturday, July 25, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will host the Wild Trivia Challenge at 5:30 p.m. This event is designed to be an exciting evening, as well as a way to raise funds for the Science Center's animals and educational programs.

Guests will enjoy a dinner prepared by the Common Man, as well as access an open bar. There will be a live auction, and a team trivia challenge, with ample opportunity to win prizes and bragging rights. Live animals will also make appearances.
Last, but definitely not least, the drawing will be held for a 50/50 raffle. Raffle tickets cost $100 and only 100 will be sold. One lucky entrant will win $5,000.

Inter-Lakes teacher Janet Sanguedolce's 8th grade art class created artwork, which will serve as table decorations. The students' art, black and white etchings of New Hampshire wildlife, will also be sold at the event, with funds directly supporting the Science Center.

Wild Trivia Challenge was put together by a committee of volunteers chaired by BarbLaverack, and consisting of Nancy Beck, Andy Eaton, Mary Kahn, Sandy Larsen, Deb McNeish, Pat Sava, Pam Stearns, and Lea A. Stewart.

Wild Trivia Challenge tickets are $75 per person. Purchase tickets by contacting Administrative Assistant Mary Noyes at 603-968-7194 x 11 or register online at www.nhnature.org.

This event is sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank, Riveredge Marina/Squam River Landing, Squam Boat Livery, Matthew Lessard, First Vice President - Investments /Wells Fargo Advisors, and WLKC/105.7 the River.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 12:27

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Red Molly performing at Great Waters Music Fest on June 26

WOLFEBORO — On Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. Great Waters Music Festival will present Americana vocal trio Red Molly, known for their harmonies, musicianship, songwriting, and engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music—from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk—as effortlessly as they blend their voices into their soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies.

Laurie, Abbie, and Molly each have distinct voices, both in their vocal timbre and in their individual songwriting styles and song choices. Abbie is the balladeer in the sawdust bar, singing in the blue lights, making us cry into our beers. Molly is the mirror, finding the truths of loss and history and the full joy of love and putting it to the perfect tune we somehow feel like we knew all along. Laurie is the storyteller; the songs she sings crack open the heart and run like trains through the landscape of our memories.

Red Molly got its start with the simple joy of singing at a campsite, when they first felt the electricity that comes when voices blend together like honey and whiskey. That synergy and harmony carries through to today, on their newest studio effort, aptly titled "The Red Album".

The performance will be held at the newly renovated Anderson Hall at 205 South Main St. in Wolfeboro and is sponsored by TD Bank, Bigelow & Ashton and Fidelity Investments.

The Great Waters Music Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing outstanding musical performances to people living in and visiting the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Thanks to all who have contributed to this organization, it is able to provide high quality musical performances at reasonable prices. Information and tickets for all performances are available at the office at 15 Varney Road in Wolfeboro, by calling 603-569-7710, or online at www.greatwaters.org. Ticket prices for this performance are $35, $25 and $12.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 June 2015 12:23

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Gunstock Mountain's Landing Zone has lots of events & entertainment planned for coming months

GILFORD — The Landing Zone dining facility at Gunstock Mountain Resort has scheduled a series of special events throughout the summer.

On Sunday, June 21, The Landing Zone will celebrate Father's Day with live music by Paul Luff from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be games and prizes.

On the Fourth of July, Doug Thompson will provide live music from 2:30 to 6 p.m. The Gunstock Craft Festival will also take place throughout the weekend.

On July 11, the Landing Zone will host a wine tasting. Joshua Campo, the restaurant's wine and spirits expert, will be on hand to discuss everything wine.

The beer lovers will get their turn the following week, on July 18. Jackie Lee will provide live entertainment from noon to 4 p.m., while guests can sample N.H. craft beers such as Wood Stock Inn, Moat Mountain and Smuttynose Brewery. Learn what beers pair well with different foods.

Dopamine will perform live music from noon to 4 p.m. on August 1.

On August 2, Gunstock invites guests to celebrate the outdoors at the summit. Lift rides will be available for $5, or free for Belknap County residents. Jackie Lee will provide live entertainment at the summit from noon to 4 p.m.

Chris Lester will perform from noon to 3:30 p.m. on August 15.

Paul Warnick will be performing from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on August 29.

The Landing Zone will celebrate the end of summer on Labor Day weekend with live music featuring the Paul Rainone Duo from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Jackie Lee will provide one last musical performance, on October 11 from noon to 4 p.m.

Visit gunstock.com for hours of operation or more information.

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