GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a series of snowshoe hikes for any adults looking for fresh air, fun and exercise on Tuesday mornings this winter. Participants will meet in the Gilford Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. prior to each hike. The schedule of upcoming hikes includes February 3rd at Weeks Woods in Gilford and February 10th in Waukewan Highlands Park.
For those in need of snowshoes the department does have a limited supply available for each hike at a nominal fee. First time snowshoeing? let us know and you can rent them for free! They may be reserved one hike in advance on a first come basis by calling the Parks and Rec office. All interested participants must RSVP at least one day prior to each hike. The cost of the hikes is $1 per person, per hike and snowshoe rentals are $4 per hike.
For more information or to RSVP, contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 08:03
NEWFOUND — On February 4,2015 Newfound Regional High School will be holding its annual Poetry–Out-Loud contest. This recitation contest is sponsored by The Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Students are required to memorize two poems in class and then deliver them in the auditorium. Since this is a Winter Carnival event, the winner will win points for her/his class. Newfound has had a contestant in the state finals for the past two years and is looking forward to another this year.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 07:54
LACONIA — The Matt Stubbs Blues Band featuring Dennis Brennan will perform Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room.
Admission is $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.
Matthew Stubbs was named the 2009 Outstanding Guitarist from Blues Audience Magazine and was a 2009 Boston Music Award Nominee for Blues Act of the year. Boston-based roots guitarist Stubbs has a wicked way with a groove and an ability to conjure vintage tones. His tasty arrangements make that vintage hard to pinpoint, thanks to the way he mixes swinging blues, funk, surf rock, and prickly R&B licks.
Dennis Brennan is a cagey veteran who can electrify audiences with his ability to cross brilliantly from rock to soul, blues, country, and jazz, while breathing fresh life into each. He has been nominated for 4 NEMO awards and has won 2 NEMO awards for "Outstanding Roots Rock Band.
Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Ccall in advance for dinner reservations. 527-0043.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 07:46
LACONIA — Lakeport resident, musician and lawyer Peter Brunette, a former member of the Laconia Planning Board, has been saying for years that there needs to be more family-oriented, drug-and-alcohol-free recreational activities in the area.
"When we were revising the Master Plan back in 2002, I was very vocal about the need to encourage clean-and-sober alternatives to events like Bike Week. And that's why I am delighted to be working with the Half Moon Sober Festival." Brunette is currently Fundraising Coordinator for the organization, and is promoting a fundraiser to be held at the Margate this Saturday night featuring another Laconia native, Bucky Lewis, who is putting on his famous Musical Comedy Show. "Bucky is an old and dear friend and we are both excited to be helping out by doing this show."
Half Moon Sober Festival, Inc. (HMSF) is a New England based, tax exempt, all-volunteer, non-profit corporation based in Derry, New Hampshire. "In its twentieth year, its primary purpose has always been to provide an affordable, alcohol-and-drug-free environment in which individuals and families can come together to learn, grow and socialize," Brunette said. "Every year, HMSF accomplishes this by producing a number of happenings—concerts, sober dances, comedy shows and other social events – culminating with an annual four-day multi-cultural concert and camping experience, the Half Moon Sober Festival, held on Memorial Day Weekend, most recently at the 4-H Youth Center on the Piscataquog River in New Boston, New Hampshire. Their goal is to change societal attitudes that have associated recreational and social activities with the use of alcohol and drugs. As you can imagine, there are many costs associated with bringing these fun and affordable social events to the public. Admission fees to the Festival and other events are intentionally kept low so as to allow access to those individuals and families who may be struggling financially. Our dedicated volunteers spend countless hours fundraising as well as donating their time to organize and run our events. And I personally know dozens of Laconians who have a blast at the Festival every year."
Bucky Lewis happily brings his outrageously funny musical comedy show back home with the special show at the Margate Resort on Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. to benefit the charitable work of HMSF. "Drugs are such a big problem for children, youth and families in the Lakes Region and clean and sober, family-oriented events like the Half Moon Sober Festival are a great way to support the sober lifestyle," said Bucky. "I am looking forward to the show and expect a great turnout in my home town. I'm taking names!"
Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 11:57
- Evening basketball & racquetball cancelled
- Diane Kline Scholarship Fund accepting applications
- Tyler Road band playing at Pitman’s on Friday
- Health & Wellness Fair at Holy Trinity School on Jan. 31
- Veterans’ visit cancelled due to snowstorm
- Lavinia’s cooking demonstration at Golden View rescheduled to Feb. 4