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Leinenkugel Brewery organizing WOW Trail clean up event Saturday

LACONIA — The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewery is taking "Canoes for a Cause" local to Laconia and putting together a Clean Up Day along the WOW Trail which will take place Saturday, October 25.

Check in starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Opechee Inn & Conference Center parking lot in Lakeport. Cleanup starts at 10 a.m. and runs until noon. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. The first 50 participates will receive t-shirts.

An after party will be held at Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford from noon to 2 p.m. to enjoy some Leinenkugel beers and appetizers.

The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewery is currently being run by the 6th generation of Leinenkugel's. It was started in 1867, by Jacob Leinenkugel on the Big Eddy Spring, in Chippewa Falls, WI, once dubbed the purest water in the world

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 08:09

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Community dinner Saturday to help family of cancer victim in Sanbornton on Saturday

SANBORNTON — This Saturday the community is invited to come together on Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist Church off Route 127 for a fundraiser to benefit Dennis Hicks and his family.

Hicks, who is the son-in-law of town Health Officer and retired State Representative Bill Tobin, was recently diagnosed with an extremely rare form of bone cancer called Ewing Sarcoma.

"It's a rare disease that usually only children get," said Faith Tobin.

This Saturday, the community is joining in a benefit for Hicks and his family. Members of the Sanbornton and Tilton community are making homemade soups and stews and other homemade goodies for a community dinner. Businesses from the region have donated gift certificates and other items that will be auctioned off by Bill Tobin – a noted amateur auctioneer.

Because of the diagnosis and subsequent treatment, Hicks is scheduled to have his foot amputated and is undergoing treatments of chemotherapy and radiation.

"He had insurance but he had to quit his job as a mechanic," said Faith, who said coverage he currently has pays for much of his health care but many of his medicines and the costs of going back and forth to hospitals in Boston has been overwhelming.

"They just don't have a dime," she said. "They've spent it all."

She said her son-in-law desperately wants to get back to work but with the foot amputation and the chemotherapy, she said his doctors expect it could take as much as a year for him to be well enough to return to work.

Faith Tobin said what started as a small fundraiser in the community room of the church has morphed into a large community event that will be held inside the church as well as under a big tent in the field.

All of the money raised will go to the Hick family and their three children.

The event begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church and is scheduled to end at 6 p.m.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 08:01

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Cheryl Arena Blues Band at Pitman’s on Saturday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia is pleased to announce that the Cheryl Arena Blues Band will be playing Saturday, October 25 at 8 pm. Admission $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Cheryl sizzles with excitement as she mesmerizes audiences with her sultry voice and powerhouse energy. She is a triple threat- a great songwriter, vocalist and blows harp like there's no tomorrow...
Hailing from Boston, she began playing harmonica and immersing herself into the Blues in 1987 She has recorded on several cds with her most recent one, being her 1st solo effort, "Blues Got Me" including 7 original songs, backed by a stellar 7 piece band and produced by Duke Robillard, who also plays on a few cuts.
The harmonica has brought her to many exotic places and afforded her a wealth of wonderful experiences - whether it's on a big festival stage fronting her own band, playing an acoustic duo in some cozy little wine bar, singing and playing with a 20 piece orchestra in Dallas TX, touring around Italy, being a side person in someone else's band, giving harmonica lessons on Skype or teaching at Jon Gindick's Jam camps, Cheryl's beloved pocket pal is always close to her side ready for the next musical adventure.

Catered dinner buffet available before the show.Call 527-0043 for details and reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 07:47

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Zombie Walk & other Halloween festivities in Meredith on Saturday

MEREDITH — The 3rd Annual Zombie Walk, Halloween Parade and Monster Mash Dance will take place in Meredith on Saturday, October 25 at Prescott Park, next to the Community Center, at 4 p.m.

The parade will leave the park at 4:30 p.m. and will head down Main Street by 5 p.m. as it makes its way to Community Park on Main St. where a panel of judges will judge costumes. The Monster Mash DJ Dance will directly follow concluding at 9 p.m.

On Sunday, October 26 The Great Pumpkin will draw the winning entry for the "Caldron of Goodies" for the Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt at Moulton Farm at 3 p.m. The "Spooktacular" events guide containing the scarecrow scavenger hunt game card can be picked up at the Meredith Library, Chamber of Commerce and Meredith Community Center and participating businesses displaying scarecrows.

For more information about these events call 279-9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 07:37

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