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Soil-friendly lanscaping program at Gilford Library on Thursday evening

GILFORD —  On Thursday, February 19 at 6:30 pm, the Belknap County Conservation District and the Gilford Conservation Commission will host a landscaping program at the Gilford Public Library.

This hour-long program will teach attendees about soil-friendly landscaping features and methods, and share online tools and other resources that examine soil conservation, benefit the local waters and enhance personal property. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 09:02

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Dinner tomorrow to celebrate New American Welcome Center initiative

LACONIA — A community dinner to celebrate an initiative to establish a New American Welcome Center.will be held on Wednesday, February 18, from 5:30 to 8 pm at the Laconia Middle School. All are welcome to the table, recent newcomers and those who are 'welcomers'. Sponsoring this program are the Lakes Region Immigrant Integration Initiative, Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health, Laconia Human Relations Committee, and Better Together.
A main dish and drinks will be provided. It is suggested that each family bring a main dish that reflects their family heritage. The evening will include a brief description of this new initiative, stories from recent immigrants, as well as information on the exciting new Better Together action groups.
Many newcomers to the Lakes Region from other cultures are skilled, professional people filling positions where there is a shortage in the U.S. Some are entrepreneurs and others fill manufacturing and entry level jobs. They add substantially to the economy in the Lakes Region with their work ethic, valuing of education, and rich personal resources.
This immigration integration initiative is a part of a state-wide approach including Concord, Manchester and Nashua, which is sponsored by the NH Endowment for Health and the NH Charitable Foundation.
For more information about the dinner, contact Susan Laverack (603) 528-2145 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 08:57

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Candidates Night in Gilmanton on March 2

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton School's Student Leadership Team will host a Candidates Night on Monday, March 2, at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Organizers are urging the public to come to the forum and learn more about each candidate before voting at the polls on Tuesday, March 10.


Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015 10:57

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‘An Evening of Intimate Jazz’ at Plymouth State University on February 19

PLYMOUTH — The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will host An Evening of Intimate Jazz with Professor Rik Pfenninger on woodwinds and guest artist David Lockwood on piano on Thursday, February 19 at 7 p.m. in the Smith Recital Hall.

Pfenninger and Lockwood will play tunes from The Great American Songbook, including favorites like "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Blue Bossa" and "Summertime." Pfenninger says the Silver Center's Smith Recital Hall is the perfect venue for enjoying an acoustic set of songs from Duke Ellington, to modern day jazz composers.

After high school and "knocking around in New York City and DC in the 1970's," Dave Lockwood enrolled at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, graduating in 1980. He joined the New Hampshire band Straight No Chaser in the late 80's and wrote most of the material for their well-received debut album, "Raccoon Beach." Since then, Lockwood has continued to write, record and perform in and around New England while also serving as music director and baseball coach at Holderness School. He says that as a young child, "picking out tunes on various instruments seemed like magic. And even after all these years of playing, writing, and recording, the creation of music still seems like magic."

Professor of Music Rik Pfenninger is coordinator of jazz studies and music technology at Plymouth State and holds degrees from Eastman School of Music, The University of Michigan and Temple University. His music can be heard on Hollywood releases including "Bad Milo" and "Regarding Henry," the Weather Channel, the Warner Bros. Network's "Survival of the Rich and Famous," Moby Games "Sniper, the Art of Victory," The TLC Network, PBS Network's "The Difference Between Right and Wrong," and commercials for Xerox, Ski New Hampshire and WMUR TV's "New Hampshire Chronicle," and numerous Indie films. Pfenninger's jazz recordings and film soundtracks can be heard on Apple i-tunes, MusicMine Records and "The Best of Smooth Jazz Christmas" by the Universal Music Group.
Free tickets for the evening of jazz are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800 779-3869.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015 10:46

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