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Freese Brothers Big Band performance at Winnipesaukee Playhouse on Oct. 18

MEREDITH — Feel the beat, tap your feet, or hit the dance floor as the Freese Brothers Big Band beckons you to sink into the timeless music of the legendary Ellington, Basie, Miller, and Sinatra, as well as other swing and jazz legends.

On Saturday evening, October 18, make your way to The Winnipesaukee Playhouse at 50 Reservoir Road in Meredith. Arrive at 7 o'clock for an array of complimentary delicious refreshments in the beautiful ambiance of the Playhouse; a cash bar will also be available. By 7:45, sashay your way into the theatre where the nineteen piece Freese Brothers Big Band with two featured vocalists will be assembled, ready to guide your travel through the decades of big band sounds. The vocalists, New Englanders of note, are Norm Blanchette, a performance veteran of the 18th U.S. Army Band and now the conductor of the NH National Guard Band, and Liz Beaton, whose career includes other New Hampshire big bands and stints with New England's finest, the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, Presidents Reagan and Bush, Grammy winner Smokey Norful and sports celebrities including Ted Williams.

The Freese Brothers, Jack, George, Courtland and Bill had been playing together for many years when they put together a group of talented musicians for a performance for a private party on the M/S Mount Washington in 1982. They thought it would be a one-time gig, but word got out, more performances were requested and "Before we knew it, we were a big band," said Jack. The brothers have recruited band members over many years and fill New Hampshire with a mix of Big Band and Swing classics, as well as top tunes of every decade since the Big Bands were the rage in the forties. They have also added contemporary tunes, specially arranged for Big Band performances.

In a unique twist, two entities will benefit from this major event. The organizer of this event, Temple B'nai Israel, will contribute the net proceeds of the Freese Brothers Big Band performance to Lakes Region Community Services (www.lrcs.org) which offers comprehensive support to individuals and families living with developmental disabilities. And the Freese Brothers Big Band will make a contribution to their Scholarship Fund to help train young musicians from New Hampshire's high schools to continue the Big Band tradition in the future. Buying tickets to this concert is a two-fold charitable investment. This program is the third and last of the 2014 TBI "We Care" series.

Tickets are $25 per person and includes delicious refreshments and soft drinks. Wine and beer are available at the cash bar. There are only 200 tickets available so order them today at www.tbinh.org/specialevents/freesebrothers.php and jive down memory lane to The Winnipesaukee Playhouse for a special evening and add to your best memories. For discount pricing for groups of ten or more, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:34

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Sandwich Democrats to staff a booth on Main Street during Fair Weekend

SANDWICH — Sandwich Democrats will staff a booth on Main Street, across from the Corner House Inn, in Center Sandwich over Sandwich the Fair Weekend. This is an opportunity for voters to stop by and meet a candidate, pick up literature or a political sign, learn about the requirements to vote, obtain a request for an absentee ballot or talk politics.

The booth will be open from 10-5 on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. For further information or to volunteer with the Democrats, contact Susan Wiley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 284-6990.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:20

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Meredith Chamber fall meeting on Oct. 21

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Fall Business Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Hart's Restaurant beginning at noon.

The meeting will feature a luncheon buffet, the election of new directors, and the presentation of the Community Awards.

Annual Meeting sponsors to date include Presenting Sponsor Meredith Village Savings Bank, Program Sponsors Lamprey Real Estate Associates, Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, LRGHealthcare, Mill Falls At The Lake. Associate Sponsors are Overhead Door Options and ReMax Bayside.

The Meredith Area Chamber represents over 300 businesses from the towns of the Winnipesaukee, Squam, and Newfound Regions of Central New Hampshire. All in the Lakes Region business community are invited to attend.

Reservations may be made by calling the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 279-6121.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 10:21

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Irwin Automotive employees wearing pink uniforms this week

 LACONIA In support of National Breast Cancer awareness month, for the 3rd consecutive year, the Irwin Automotive group will wear a new uniform of pink in the month of October during the week of Oct 6-11. The Irwin Automotive Group has seen the struggles of employees, families and friends that were caused by a breast cancer diagnosis.

Today, one in eight women are at risk for a breast cancer diagnosis during her life. These statistics are staggering when you consider just how many women (and men) we all see each day at home, at work, or while picking up groceries that are affected by breast cancer. This health issue affects us all, and the Irwin Automotive Group is proud to do their part in promoting awareness and supporting all Lakes Region families managing a breast cancer diagnosis.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 10:17

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