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Pitman’s Freight Room hosting Ben Knight on Saturday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room presents Ben Knight on Saturday, Feb 7 at 8 p.m.

Knight has been banging on instruments since he was a kid. He started with the pots and pans until his parents broke down and bought him a drum set. In high school, he started playing piano, but he still slammed on it like he was playing drums. Today, he performs classic hits from the early days of rock and roll and he's playing harder than ever, in addition to writing and recording his own material.

He released an EP in 2013 titled "Breaking the Keys" that was completely funded by teaching piano lessons and street performing in Boston, and has just recently released a second EP called "Any Strand of Hope." Both were recorded in Syracuse NY and feature full band arrangements and horn sections.www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 527-0043 in advance for dinner reservations.


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Hebron Hazard Mitigation Plan group to meet on Tuesday

HEBRON — The Hebron Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee is in the process of updating its 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The committee will have its next meeting on Tuesday, February 10 at the Public Safety Building at 1 p.m. 

The committee, which is represented by a variety of local interests including the Board of Selectmen, Fire and Police Departments, Conservation Commission, and local citizens, is focused on the natural and man-made hazards that put Hebron at risk as well as the development and prioritization of recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents.

Residents of Hebron and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input. Another method of providing input to the committee is through a survey at http://www.lakesrpc.org/hmp/Survey.pdf.

Hazard Mitigation Planning is as important to reducing disaster losses as are appropriate regulations and land use ordinances. The most significant areas of concern for Hebron is being determined through this process. Areas of concern in the 2009 Plan included flooding, severe winter weather, and wildfire. With the update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan, community leaders will be able to prioritize actions to reduce the impacts of these and other hazards. Community leaders want the town to be a disaster resistant community and believe that updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan will bring Hebron one step closer to that goal.

A copy of the 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan can be viewed at the town's Hazard Mitigation website http://www.hebronnh.org/hazard-mitigation-committee.html. For more information please call Chief John Fischer, Hebron Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director at 744-5584 or David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-5341.

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LHS freshman to participate in Miss N.H.’s Oustanding Teen event

DERRY — The eleventh annual Miss New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen Competition is set for Saturday, February 14 at 2 p.m. for the first preliminary round and 7 p.m. for the second preliminary round. The competition will continue on Sunday, February 15 for the finals at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton's Academy's Spaulding Arts & Humanities Center in Derry. Sophia Joyal of Laconia and freshman at Laconia High School will vie for scholarships and the right to compete at the Eleventh annual Miss America's Outstanding Teen in July in Orlando Florida.

New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen Competition is a program for girls' ages 13 to 17 years of age. It is the little sister program to the Miss America Organization. The competition is intended to encourage and reward talent, communication skills, community service, and academic achievement. The Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program, Inc., the official state chapter of the Miss America Organization, sponsors the teen program. Sophia Joyal will perform her talent of a monologue on Saturday, February 14 at the 2 p.m. competition show.
The contestants are vying for more than $4,000 in scholarship grants. Miss New Hampshire 2014 Megan Cooley along with Marc Willis, will serve as co emcees of the event and Miss New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen Caroline Carter will crown her successor. The program's producer is Miss New Hampshire 2003, Candace Glickman. Pattie Lamontagne chairs the event with her co-chair Miss New Hampshire 2005 Audra Paquette Burns.
Tickets are available at the door at a price of $32.50 for adults and 17.50 for students under 18 or seniors over 62. The one ticket allows entrance to both Saturday preliminaries and the finals on Sunday. The box office at the theater opens one hour before each event.

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Squam Lakes Assoc. annual Winterfest to be held on Feb. 14

HOLDERNESS — The  Squam Lakes Association will hold its annual Winterfest on Saturday, Feb. 14, from noon to 3 p.m. at the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3.

Winterfest is a full day of family-friendly winter fun and is open to the public free of charge. The SLA has cleared two ice rinks for skating and pick-up pond hockey and Nordic skating demos. With all the snow there will be plenty of opportunities for sledding and cross-county skiing.

Those attending can also play a round of winter-golf, warm up in front of a bonfire, toast marshmallows and drink hot cocoa.

Another feature of Winterfest is the annual Chili Contest, in which attendees get sample and vote on the region's best chili.

More information about Winterfest can be obtained by calling the SLA office at (603)-968-7336.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 07:35

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