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Gilford Historical Society to Have Open Houses at Grange and Rowe House on July 5

GILFORD — Many people have indicated to members of the Gilford Historical Society that they would like to visit the 1838 Rowe House and the 1857 Grange, or having visited, that they think that both places are gems and they would like to bring visiting relatives or friends. It has been decided that, besides being open on Old Home Day, the buildings will be open on the first Saturday of each month, July through October, from 10 am. to 2 pm. They are both located in the Village, the Grange at 8 Belknap Mt. Road, opposite the Village Store, and the red brick Rowe House at 88 Belknap Mt. Road, beside the elementary school.

Guests will have an opportunity to visit an 1838 home to visualize what life was like for the ordinary members of our farming community, or a recreated homestead to get a sense of living in a one room home when Gilford was first being settled, or a store in the 1850's.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 09:26

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Love Dogs performing at Pitman's

LACONIA -- The Love Dogs, a group that combines elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock 'n' roll into their own powerhouse sound, will perform at Pitman's Freight Room Saturday, July 5, at 8 p.m.

The band's lineup consists of Scheer, Alizon Lissance (keyboards, vocals), Myanna (alto/tenor sax, vocals), Glenn Shambroom (guitar, baritone sax), Randy Bramwell (bass, vocals), Steve Brown (drums, vocals), along with part-time Dogs, Mario Perrett (tenor sax/vocals), Mark Paquin (tenor sax, trombone) and old friend "Sax" Gordon Beadle (tenor and baritone sax).

The Love Dogs have been voted "Best New England Band" by Blues Audience magazine.

Catered dinner buffet available from 6:30-8 p.m. for $10 before the show. Call 527-0043 or 494-3334 for information and reservations.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 09:20

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Meredith American Legion hosting Independence Day chicken barbecue

MEREDITH — The  Griggs-Wyatt American Legion Post 33 have been grandfathered by many years of putting together an Independence Day BBQ. This requires us to offer a timely and reasonably priced menu. We will be set up at the BBQ pit as well as a food trailer.

The food trailer will open at 11 a.m. at or near the BBQ pit and will remain open until 9:30 p.m. or the finish of the fireworks. The post will offer a complete BBQ chicken meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At noon, in honor of Independence Day, Eliot Finn will read the Declaration of Independence.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, our famous freedom fries, soda and water will be available starting at 2 p.m. according to Commander Sam Blake.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 09:18

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Friends of the Pemi Celebrate accomplishments

PLYMOUTH -- About 40 members of the Friends of the Pemi gathered recently at the Livermore Falls Holderness Beach to celebrate the group's accomplishments to date. The Friends enjoyed their first barbeque – christening the new picnic tables and grills that they had recently installed -- with a hot dog and burger cookout provided by the Plymouth Rotary Club.

More than 90 community partners have joined together in the past two years to focus on transforming Livermore Falls into a family-friendly environment they hope will eventually become a part of the State Park system. The coalition, led by Plymouth Rotarians Ken Evans and Walter Johnson, is working to change the culture so that peace-loving citizens can appreciate the natural environment and the historical significance of Livermore Falls, while enjoying the numerous recreational possibilities the site has to offer.

Back in March, the Friends collaboration engaged the public in two community visioning sessions, and through their combined efforts and shared passion, they succeeded in driving down crime, have decreased littering and have introduced some folks to the natural beauty of area who would never have visited Livermore Falls only a few years ago.

Patrick Hummel, Volunteer Activities Coordinator for the State of New Hampshire's Division of Parks and Recreation, praised the Friends group for its strong coalition. He said the "Friends of the Pemi" – Livermore Falls Chapter is one of the best friends groups in the state that has set a high standard which other groups will endeavor to follow in the future. He noted the fact that the group has been committed and focused on positive outcomes right from the start.

Rotarian Ken Evans asked each member of the Friends to make a point of visiting Livermore Falls with family and friends this summer. Though there is still much work to be done over the coming years, the Friends committees are enthusiastically focused on the further development of the historical, environmental and recreational aspects of the site which will have positive significance for the entire community.

Those interested in learning more about becoming a member of the Friends of the Pemi, may call Plymouth Rotarian, Kathy Kearns, for more information at (603) 744-0661.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 09:10

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