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Irwin celebrates 65 years as Toyota dealership

LACONIA — Irwin Toyota celebrates its 36th year of business with a record year in car sales and has been named a winner of the prestigious annual Edmunds.com Five Star Dealer Award given to only the top 1% of all car dealers nationwide for best overall customer service based on actual customer reviews.

Although there have been various changes since the business opened in 1979, Irwin has continued to be a benchmark for excellence in every aspect of business. Irwin's is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and value and honors a commitment to transparency and friendliness making the Irwin Automotive Group a company where people have wanted to work and do business for generations now.


Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 08:27

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Wind music of Scandanavia performed on April 26

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth State University Symphonic Band, directed by Professor Mark Stickney, will celebrate the wind music of Scandinavia at a 3 p.m. concert Sunday, April 26 in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center.

The concert, the band's second this year featuring Scandinavian works, features a performance of the first movement of Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor, with Carleen Graff on piano. Dr. Graff is professor of music at Plymouth State, where she teaches piano performance, class piano and piano pedagogy. A frequent adjudicator for competitions and evaluations throughout the United States and Canada, she has performed solo and chamber recitals in New England, the Midwest and Germany, and her students have received numerous awards for their performances and studies.

Also on the program, PSU senior music education major Christopher Alberi of Otisfield, Maine, will conduct Grieg's March of the Troll's from Lyric Pieces, Op. 54. Completing the program are Serge Prokofiev's Summer Day Suite, arranged for band by Swedish American Erik Leidzén; Lagmansboda-Suite by Swedish composer Owe Green and Wind Layers, by Rolf Martinsson.

Stickney is assistant professor of music and director of bands at PSU. He has served on the brass faculties of Salve Regina University and the Community College of Rhode Island, where he taught trombone, euphonium and tuba. He guest conducted the Rutgers Wind Ensemble at their Carnegie Hall debut in 2005. He has performed widely and has premiered a number of works as conductor. An active clinician, Stickney has worked with bands in New England, California, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Kansas, Rhode Island, Texas and Utah and has performed at the Newport Music Festival and throughout Southern New England as a soloist and chamber musician.

Tickets are $8 for adults and youth and $6 for seniors at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or ($800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 08:22

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Presentation about N.H. Electric Co-op for Alton Historical Society

ALTON — The Alton Historical Society will start off their 2015 season on April 21 at 7 p.m. with a program presented by Alton resident Mike Elliott, a long time employee of the NH Electric Co-op. He will talk about his experiences, the history of the White Mountain Power Co. and the Co-op through the years.

This program will be held at the new NH Electric Co-op facility on Emerson Drive, on the left, about 1 mile south of the Alton Traffic Circle on Route 28 south, just before the entrance to Prospect Mountain High School. Watch for the sign at the entrance to Emerson Drive. This is an opportunity to tour the new facility and see just what it takes to keep the lights on.

Alton Historical Society programs are always free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. To learn more visit altonhistoricalsociety.org or contact President Marty Cornelissen at 875-5456.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 08:13

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Babe Ruth baseball league holding sign-ups on Monday

LACONIA — The Armand J. Laramie Babe Ruth Baseball League will be holding its first registration drop off night on Monday, April 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center on Union Avenue in Laconia.

For more information, visit www.ajlbaberuth.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2015 08:09

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