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Pitmans Hosting Blues Tonight on Friday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room is pleased to announce that it will host Dance Night featuring The Blues Tonight Band on Friday, May 2 at 8 p.m. Admission is $12.

A lot of Blues bands come and go on the local music scene these days, with most never to return. However, this band did return in 2011 with a vengeance. Consisting of three core members of the original LA East Band from Laconia, it has added some fresh new talent.

Not only does the Band play covers of blues songs that we are all familiar with, Blues Tonight also performs songs that not everyone has on their set list as well as original songs.

Band members include Craig Farrington - Guitar/Vocals; Steve Brooks - Bass Guitar; Eric Anderson –Drums; Dave Bottom - Guitar/Vocals and Alan Doyle – Harp/vocals.

A catered dinner buffet is available before the show. Call 494-3334 for details and reservations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 02:34

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3rd Annual Fusion Bowl-a-Thon to benefit Santa Fund

LACONIA —  Fusion's Third Annual Bowl-A-Thon is on track to be an even greater success than the years before. The event is to be held on Wednesday, May 7,  from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Funspot in Weirs Beach. This year's event will benefit the Lakes Region Santa Fund and future Fusion programs.

The Lakes Region Santa Fund provides year-round financial assistance to support children's activities and provides personal care items and warm gear for the winter months. .

Fusion President, Jaimie Sousa, says, "This year, I'm really excited to announce that our Kingpin Sponsor is The Insurance Outlet. Chris McCarthy, owner of The Insurance Outlet, his associate Tim Gerry, and both of their spouses have been very active in Fusion events, and we're thrilled to have their support as the presenting sponsor."

Last year's champions, MetroCast Business Services, are not only serious about defending their current title, but have also become the official Strike Sponsor for the event.

Immediately following, all are invited to the After-Hours event at T-Bones and Cactus Jack's for additional opportunities to network. Team registration is currently open; contact Fusion today to reserve a space. Fusion is also accepting donations for raffle prizes from local businesses.

The purpose of Fusion NH is to develop future leaders, encourage civic involvement and contribute positively in the communities members serve. Fusion is located in Laconia (PO Box 6503, Laconia, NH 03247). For more information about the Fusion organization or how to get involved, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit FusionNH.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:57

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Miller Environmental Education Fund Recipients Announced

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Miller Environmental Education Fund is pleased to announce the funding recipients for 2014.

Funding was given to the Moultonborough Academy Outing Club, which has been dedicated to providing outdoor experiences to students in grades 7 -12, since 2009. The group participates in both day and overnight trips, paddle trips on local rivers, local bike trips and they adopted the task of trail maintenance of Red Hill in the fall and spring. The objective of the club is to reach students who might not otherwise be able to experience the New Hampshire/New England wilderness. The funding will be used for student scholarships, travel costs and medical kits and other outdoor supplies.
Funding was also provided to support a school-wide assembly at Moultonborough Central School. Naturalist and author Mary Holland will be returning to MCS as a follow up to a very successful program she presented last April. Ms Holland spent the day in classrooms activities as well as an evening presentation including families and community members. This year's visit is intended to spark the students' curiosity and enthusiasm for their Earth Day excursions to various local sites.
The Miller Environmental Education Fund was developed in 2007 out of a profound appreciation for the service and dedication of Michele Miller, former principal of Moultonborough Central School and the 2006 NH Environmental Educator of the Year award recipient.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:52

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PSU's acclaimed TIGER company holding auditions

PLYMOUTH — TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility) at Plymouth State University is holding adult cast auditions for their professional touring company. Those interested should contact TIGER Tour Manager Pam Irish at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule an audition time.

TIGER is a professional theater company at Plymouth State University, presenting productions to help children, schools, parents and communities deal proactively and positively with social issues and concerns facing children in schools today. Based on the anonymous writings of New Hampshire school children, TIGER incorporates live actors, puppets, theater, movement and music into its productions to try and reach school audiences with important messages children need to hear. Supported by the PSU College of Graduate Studies, TIGER is a collaborative effort between the M.Ed. programs in Integrated Arts and Counselor Education.

TIGER tours throughout New England each Wednesday–Friday from October through May. Rehearsals usually begin in early September. Since its debut in 2002, the company has toured to more than 400 different schools, some repeatedly, performing for more than 350,000 children across New England.

Current productions are: Bully Free You and Me for grades K-4, K-8 and 5-8.This program tackles the difficult issue of bullying in our schools through empowering the bystander. Let Your Star Shine! for grades K-6 encourages children to accept others, regardless of their differences. Just Between Friends, grades K-6 deals with conflict resolution and enhancing positive relationships between young people in schools. TIGER Teen Theatre, grades 5-8, features a group of talented high school actors addressing social issues relevant to middle schools today. Green TIGER helps children understand how important it is not to bully the environment.

Co-founder and Artistic Director, Trish Lindberg is professor of education and integrated arts and coordinator of the M.Ed. in integrated arts program at PSU. TIGER productions are created from children's writings by Lindberg, the TIGER actors and several composers who work with the educational theatre company.

TIGER has also won an Emmy for their television pilot, TIGER Takes On Bullying, performed at the state level for the New Hampshire Department of Education, regionally for the New England Theatre Conference (NETC), nationally for the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE), and Internationally for the National Drama International Conference at Durham University in Durham, England, the ASSITEJ International Festival of Children's Theatre in Cairo, Egypt and most recently at the IDEA World Congress 2013 in Paris, France.

For more information about these auditions or about booking a TIGER performance at a local school, contact TIGER Tour Manager, Pam Irish at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 535-2647.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:49

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