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Franklin Opera House hosting 10th Annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner

FRANKLIN — The 10th annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner to benefit the Franklin Opera House will be held June 28 at the Mojalaki Country Club. Over 100 people are expected for the event, which will be catered by Pioneer Catering of Tilton.

Guests will also enjoy fine wines and the music of Tim Lewis, sponsored by the Peabody Home.

Celebrity waiters include Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield, former Mayor Tony Giunta, Tilton Police Chief Robert Cormier, State Representative Leigh Webb, who also will serve as auctioneer; and State Senator Andrew Hosmer, whose firm, AutoServ of Tilton, is sponsor for the event.

Other waiters include actresses and actors and theater crew from the Franklin Footlight Theatre, Denise Steadman, Howard Amsden, Jen Creasey, Catherine Pirro and Dan and Karen Darling, as well as business representatives Tim and Glen Morrill.

All proceeds from the evening will support the ongoing mission of the Franklin Opera House to the finest live entertainment to the Lakes Region.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:07

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New Meredith Chamber Members

MEREDITH — The Meredith Chamber of Commerce has announced that the following new members have joined.

Laurent Overhead Door Systems, Inc, Patrick Wood Law Office, PLLC, Lakes Region Design Group, Stephens Landscaping Processionals, LLC, Minkow & Mahoney Mullen P.A., Dragin Geothermal, Bonin Architects, The Glass Knob;
Lakes Region Cosmetic Institute, Castle in the Clouds, JW Electric, Lakes Region Floral, Canterbury Shaker Village, Annalee Dolls, Inc. The Remick Museum, Normandin, Cheney and ONeil, PLLC, Stephens Peoples Heritage Chimney, Bruno Coppola. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Mark D. Ashley of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, Steve Baker of Roche Realty, Randy Hilman of Maxfield Realty

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:03

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Gilford Community Band 2014 Summer Concerts

GILFORD — Lyvie Beyrent, Director of the Gilford Community Band is preparing the repertoire for the upcoming GCB Summer Concert series. Her focus is to provide well balanced programs which will include an assortment of Contemporary, Broadway, Movie, Standards and Marches. The concert schedule will be every other Wednesday evening June 25th, July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th, and August 20th.

The concerts are held at the Weeks Bandstand at 7:30 p.m. and a rain location at the Gilford High School cafeteria. The Performing Arts Center will not be available this summer as the seats are being replaced. The final summer performances will be on August 23rd in the Old Home Day Parade 10 a.m. and the evening 8 p.m.concert prior to the OHD Fireworks.

The performances will include Associate Conductor Patrick Altmire. Patrick is a 2010 graduate of Gilford High School and a 2014 graduate of Penn State University where he graduated with distinction in May. Patrick graduated with a dual major in music education and percussion performance. While at Penn State, Patrick was a 4 year dean's list student and will be attending the University of Akron in the fall on a full scholarship to earn his master's degree in music performance.

The band will eliminate the traditional intermission this year. It has been done in the past to provide a break for some of the high demand musicians. With careful programming this problem will be minimized. New members are always welcome. This is the best time of year for new members to join the group, to take full advantage of all the rehearsals to become acquainted with the program and the members. All ages are welcome from school age to adult musicians. All percussion, woodwind and brass musicians are welcome.

For more information email Lyvie Beyrent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit the GCB website at http://gilfordcommunityband.com/Members.htm , or the Facebook page for additional information.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 09:57

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Winner's Circle Auto Sales Returns as Gold Sponsor of Brenda's Ride

 LACONIA — The 12th Annual Brenda's Ride with Friends: Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time will be held on Saturday, August 2 at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound.

For the third year in a row Winner's Circle Auto Sales, Inc. in Tilton has signed on as a $1,000 Gold Sponsor of the Brenda's Ride with Friends fundraising event.

The Ride will start at 10 a.m. sharp from the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound as hundreds of motorcycles depart together for a beautiful ride to Waterville Valley. The convoy will arrive back at the Lobster Pound early afternoon for a cook-out, raffles, and live music. Proceeds from this event will be kept local – benefitting the Oncology Department and patients at LRGH.

The cost to ride is $25 pre-registered or $30 the day of the event and includes food and entertainment. All are welcome. For those who do not plan to ride but want to stop by for delicious food and great entertainment a small donation is encouraged.

Winner's Circle owner J.J. Santoro encourages all community members to support local patients undergoing a cancer diagnosis by riding alongside sixteen-year breast cancer survivor Brenda Ganong. "Brenda has been an inspiration to so many over the years and Winner's Circle is honored to support her event. It's a fun day for an important cause...I encourage everyone get out there and show your support on August 2nd!" states Santoro, who is a cancer survivor himself.

Winner's Circle is joined by Silver Sponsors Brady Companies, Electrical Concepts LLC, Fire & Iron Station 138 Laconia, "Nick", and Roche Realty Group. Dozens of other businesses and individuals support Brenda's Ride through food and auction donations, shirt sponsorship, or by volunteering at the event.

For more information on how you or your business might support the 2014 Brenda's Ride, please contact Brenda Ganong directly at: 520-7996 or visit www.lrgh.org to download a registration form for the ride.

LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare's mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 09:42

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