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Bring Meditation to Your Gardening Life talk on May 9

MEREDITH — Bayswater Book Co. of Center Harbor teams up with Moulton Farm to host author Cheryl Wilfong for a Tea and Talk on Friday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at Moulton Farm. Wilfong will be discussing her non-fiction book, "The Meditative Gardener." Tickets are $20, which includes The Meditative Gardener Notebook or $10 off the cover price ($35) of "The Meditative Gardener" and refreshments prepared in Moulton Farm's Bakery and Farm Kitchen.
In her down-to-earth book, Master Gardener and mindfulness meditation teacher Cheryl Wilfong offers a variety of wisdom practices and meditations that can be transplanted into daily life in the garden. Written for a beginning, lapsed, or seasoned meditator, her gentle, friendly, and humorous tone creates a nurturing environment in which to practice mindfulness in our very own gardens. Wilfong holds a Master's degree in counseling psychology with a concentration in Mindfulness and currently teaches at Vermont Insight Meditation Center.

Bayswater Book Co. and Moulton Farm are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome author Cheryl Wilfong as she discusses her book and teaches how to use the tools of mindfulness and kindness to discover how to cultivate both your garden and meditation practice. Space is limited and time is short. RSVP required, reserve your ticket in advance and join us for a Tea and Talk with the Author on Friday, May 9 at 2 p.m. at Moulton Farm. Don't forget to purchase your ticket for Bayswater's season opening Tea & Talk with bestselling author and swordfish boat captain, Linda Greenlaw, on Tuesday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. Can't make it to either event? Call (603)-253-8858 to special order copies & Bayswater will have them signed for you. Be sure to check out Bayswater on Facebook and at www.bayswaterbooks.com to stay up to date.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:22

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LRCC Offers Spring Car Care Check-Up Event

LACONIA — In support of National Car Care Month and to raise funds to support student travel to attend the SkillsUSA National Skills and Leadership Conference in Kansas City, MO; Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) will be hosting a Spring Car Care Check-Up event on the LRCC campus Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Vehicle inspections will be conducted by LRCC Automotive Technology students, instructors, and local business volunteers. Inspections will cover the following:

Ø Exterior lighting

Ø Horn operation

Ø Windshield wiper/washer condition and operation

Ø Tire wear, tread depth, and air pressure

Ø Battery inspection (condition of cabling and connections)

Ø Battery state of health check

Ø Drive belt and coolant hose evaluation

Ø Fluid level checks

Ø Inspection of the air filter (if easily accessible)

Ø Inspection of passenger compartment filter (if applicable and easily accessible)

Upon completion of the inspection, motorists will be provided a comprehensive vehicle assessment identifying any items of concern. They will also receive a list of supporting locations where they can purchase replacement parts or have repairs performed. Students, instructors, and technicians will be available to educate and help inform motorists of the important role that preventative maintenance has on avoiding potentially costly repairs down the road.

The inspection is free to the public, but donations will be gladly accepted and are very much appreciated.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:09

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Paul Smith School Students Raise Pennies for Patients

FRANKLIN — During the month of February, students from Paul Smith School in Franklin participated in the Pennies for Patients program through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. By the end of the three weeks, the students had collected $1,233.83 which will be used for treatment to assist a student that the school sponsored through the Society.

The class that collected the most money was Mrs. Bender's 2nd grade class. They earned a pizza party sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:00

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Boston-N.Y. rivalry renewed for Pitman’s comedy show

LACONIA — The New York-Boston rivalry takes a "funny" twist Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia when Boston comedian Steve Bjork and New York's Corey Rodrigues will be making his way up from the Big Apple in this blockbuster comedy night at the 94 New Salem St. venue.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door the night of the event. For reservations email Pitman's comedy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; or call Pitman's at 603-527-0043.

Rodrigues is appearing at the Pearl prior to heading for a week long engagement at Catch a Rising Star, at the Silver Legacy Resort in Reno, Nev. He is a regular at the major clubs in and around New York City including Dangerfields and the Gotham Comedy Club as well as appearing at Comix at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Wise Crackers in Allenstown, Uncle Vinnies in NJ and more. Rodrigues is a high powered who has also been seen on Comedy Central.

Bjork is a national act who is based in the Boston area. He plays Las Vegas, cruise ships, has been seen on Comedy Central and major clubs across the country. Bjork has performed at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, Hilarities in Orlando, FL and Cleveland, OH; TSM Comedy Club in Louisville, KY; Crackers in Indianapolis, IN, Penguins in Cedar Rapids, IA, and many, many others as well as being a New England favorite.

"We thought it would be fun do to a version of the New York – Boston rivalry," said Pitman's owner Dick Mitchell. "Neither of these comedians has ever been here and both are headliners. It should be a fun night.

"Our comedy shows continue to be a great draw from not only people in the immediate area, but word about the quality of the shows is spreading ands we are now starting the attract people from a much wider area."

Following the April show, the May 17 comedy night stars two more comedians who have never appeared at Pitman's, in Lou Ramey who recently returned to the area from Los Angeles and Joey Carroll as the main performers.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:40

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