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Dog obedience classes start on Feb. 4 (74 words)

LACONIA — The next dog obedience classes will run every Wednesday from February 4 through March 4 at the Laconia Community Center. Beginner classes run from 6-7 p.m., followed by advanced classes from 7-8 p.m. 

The cost will be $50 for the 4 weeks. Dogs must have all of their shots before joining our class. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. For questions and registration, please go to the Laconia Parks & Recreation Department's office at the Community Center at 306 Union Avenue or call 524-5046.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 09:27

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Darius Rucker to play Meadowbrook

GILFORD —  Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook brings the swagger of Southern Style Friday, July 10 when Darius Rucker hits the stage with guests Brett Eldredge and the Brothers Osborne.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 30 at 10 a.m. and range from $35.75 to $68.75. To get tickets, call the Box Office at 603-293-4700 or log on to www.BankNHpavilion.com.

Joining the stage on July 10 are special guests, Brett Eldredge and rising country music duo Brothers Osborne.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 09:20

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Taiko demonstration at Plymouth church on Feb. 4



PLYMOUTH — Experience the extraordinary power of Taiko and a glimpse into Japanese music and culture during a solo performance of traditional Japanese drumming by Burlington Taiko founder Stuart Paton at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4, at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ.

Since 1987, Paton and his troupe, Burlington Taiko, have been mesmerizing audiences with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of the Taiko. Burlington Taiko Group estimates it has introduced over half a million people to the power of Taiko via public performances, including feature performances at the 100th running of the Boston Marathon, annual performances at Burlington's First Night, the Joseph Campbell — Keepers of the Lore festival, the Black Ships Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, and over 200 corporate, collegiate and public performances. Using a background of thunderous drums, graceful movement and colorful pageantry, Burlington Taiko provides audiences with a unique opportunity for both lively entertainment and engaging learning.

Sensei Stuart Paton, Founder and Artistic Director, spent most of his childhood in Japan. His formal study of Taiko began in 1984 during a summer apprenticeship with Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka, the founder of the first Taiko group in North America, and he founded the Burlington Taiko Group in 1986 not long after settling in Vermont.

"Taiko is an exciting display of strength and power through music that enthralls all ages, from preschool to seniors," says Jamie Feinberg, Program Manager for the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, which is presenting the concert as part of the PCUCC's Winter/Spring concert series.

Admission for the performance at the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 4 Post Office Square, is by donation. The suggested donation is $10 Adult, $5 Student, $20 Family. All are welcome, regardless of ability to pay.

The performance is presented as part of Burlington Taiko's 10-day North Country residency, coordinated by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. The residency, funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts as part of the NEA Regional Touring Program, brings assemblies, workshops and performances to schools and communities throughout the region. Many of the school programs are presented through a collaboration with the New Hampshire Music Festival, with support from the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Foundation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 08:53

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Cota-Robles elected chairman of Lakes Region Chamber


LACONIA — The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce announced and voted on the 2015 Officers and Board of Directors on January 15 at their 96th Annual Meeting & Luncheon at The Margate Resort, Laconia, NH. The Officers and Board of Directors serve 3 year terms with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

"The commitment and support by individuals and businesses is what continues to propel our local economy forward," states Karmen Gifford, Executive Director. "With 450 businesses supporting 18 communities, our 21 board of directors represent businesses throughout the Lakes Region, with diverse industries and voices for corporate, small business and non-profit organizations." Joining the 2015 Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are: Caroline Rolfe, Franklin Savings Bank; Heidi Laramie, Barons Major Brands; Kamal Gosine, AutoServ; Sue Gaudette, Gunstock Mountain Resort; and Mike Bednaz, WaLa Marketing Group.

The Board of Directors returning are: Jay Bolduc, T-Bones/Cactus Jack's; Beth San Soucie, The Belknap Mill; Allen Voivod, Epiphanies, Inc.; Scott Kalicki, Lakes Region Community College; John Giere, Wescott Law; Bob Strang, Mill Falls at the Lake; Kathy Morin, Laconia Refrigeration; Christine Harris, Meredith Village Savings Bank; Lindsay Cota-Robles, Bank of New Hampshire; Penny Raby, Malone Dirubbo & Co; Elaine Blinn, Horizons Counseling Center; Ted Fodero, Melcher & Prescott Insurance; Denise Sharlow, Franklin Business & Industrial Development Corporation; Maureen Wilkins, LRGHealthcare; Donna Keeley, PSNH; and Warren Bailey, Comcast Spotlight.

The Chamber's Executive Board for 2015 includes newly elected Chairman/President – Lindsay Cota-Robles, Bank of New Hampshire; 1st Vice Chair – Bob Strang, Mill Falls at the Lake; 2nd Vice Chair – Donna Keeley, PSNH; Treasurer – Penny Raby, Malone Dirubbo & Co; and Secretary – John Giere, Wescott Law.

The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, 501c-6 organization. Chamber members work together to improve business in the Lakes Region and the quality of life for residents. For more information about the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, on-line business directory or a list of community events, visit LakesRegionChamber.org, Facebook, Twitter, or call (603) 524-5531.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 08:45

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