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Minor League pitchers to visit Tilt’n Diner on Wed.

TILTON — Former rivals and local pitching standouts Jordan Cote and Derrick Sylvester will be together again, this time to benefit local kids and families. The two minor leaugue pitching prospects will be on hand at the Tilt'n Diner at Exit 20 in Tilton Wednesday night, December 10 from 5:30-7:30 as part of the 28th annual Mix 94.1fm Cash and Cans Money and Food Drive for the Holidays

Cash and Cans founder and Mix 94.1fm Program Director Fred Caruso is thrilled to have both players for the annual spaghetti dinner. "I think it's terrfiic and says volumes about these two young men who are donating their time to the Cash and Cans Program," said Caruso, who coached Cote, a 2011 graduate, at Winnisquam Regional High School and coached against Sylvester, a 2009 Franklin High School product. "They'll sign anything you'd like. Bring in your hats, bats, balls, gloves...for a donation in any amount to our Cash and Cans Program. I can't thank them enough for donating their time."

Cote was drafted in the third round by the New York Yankees in 2011. He pitched a no-hitter in the state championship game in 2010, leading the Bears to their first ever baseball championship. Sylvester led the 2009 Golden Tornadoes to a state championship, their first in 25 years. He was drafted in the 32nd round by the Los Angeles Dodgers this past summer after a stellar career at SNHU. Both are currently in the minor league systems of their respective clubs.

A limited number of 5x7 photos will be available for each player. "It's rare in our area to have two high-profile kids get drafted within a couple of years of each other. They had a couple of memorable battles on the field during their high school days. It's going to be great to see them back together again," said Caruso.

The spaghetti dinner runs from 5-8pm. It's all-u-can-eat for just $8.99 with five dollars from each dinner sold benefiting Cash and Cans, along with the proceeds from the autograph session. The Cash and Cans program benefits nine local, central New Hampshire organizations who in turn help thousnds of people who need a helping hand, especially at this time of year. For more information about the Cash and Cans program, visit www.mix941fm.com.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014 01:34

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Meat bingo fund raiser at Laconia VFW Post today

LACONIA — The Laconia VFW on Court Street is hosting a meat bingo today from 1-3 p.m.

There will be food for everyone to enjoy as well as prizes & 50/50's.

All proceeds will go to the Women's Auxiliary and as always this is open to the public.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014 01:03

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Moulton Farm hosting holiday open house on Dec. 14

MEREDITH — Food, tractor rides, workshops, stories, and Santa arriving by tractor are just part of the holiday fun at Moulton Farm's open house on Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14. The event will run from 11 am to 3 pm each day. The event is free, although there is a fee for some of the workshops offered during the event.

Food will be a major focus of the event on Saturday. Between noon and 2 pm Trish Lutkus, the head baker at the farm, will be offering samples of the many cookies and holiday treats baked in the farm's bakery. At the same time there will be a sampling of fudge made by the same people who make Cider Bellies' delicious cider doughnuts. Vote for your favorite.

Additional events at the farm on Saturday include the Central NH VNA & Hospice's annual Tree of Memories celebration at 11 am. At 3 pm Moulton Farm's popular "Making Boxwood Tree" workshop will start. The workshop costs $30 including materials. Pre-registration is recommended for the workshop.

The fun on Sunday includes free tractor rides from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Free craft activities for children will also start at 11 am. Santa will arrive at 1 pm by tractor, since the reindeer will be resting for their long night of flying on Christmas Eve. Santa will visit with children young and old until 2:30 and then read his favorite Christmas stories with help from his elves.

For those who like to get creative, the farm will be hosting sessions to decorate giant gingerbread men suitable for eating or using as decorations. The sessions start at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Each gingerbread man costs $15. Pre-registration is recommended.

Moulton Farm is open seven days a week until December 31 and is located at 18 Quarry Road off Route 25 in Meredith. Despite the cold weather, it has produce from extended season growing tunnels and offers locally grown Christmas trees and greens. The farm also offers prepared foods from its farm kitchen and bakery as well as quality selections of seafood, meats, cheeses and other items from northern New England producers. More information can be found at www.moultonfarm.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MoultonFarm.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 10:30

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Christmas Stroll planned in Meredith on Dec. 18

MEREDITH -- The Greater Meredith Program is planning a Christmas Stroll in the Village on Thursday, Dec. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. The fifth annual Art walk sponsored by the Meredith Village Galleries will also be part of the event.

Entertainment for all ages is planned. A Christmas Craft project for children will be offered at the Meredith Library from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Santa's Helper will be handing out candy canes during the stroll, and an Elf on the Shelf contest will be offered.

The "Elf," donated by Annalee Dolls, will be moved around to participating businesses until Dec. 18 when strollers can submit a ticket designating where it was last placed and win an "Elf on the Shelf" book and DVD. Annalee Dolls is also donating an Elf Photo-Op Board so that visitors can take their picture.

The Kinder Choir, ages 3-8, from the Imagerinarium in Moultonborough, will sing at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Park on Main Street. The drawing for the Elf on the Shelf prize will follow at 6:45.

Everyone is invited to join The Meredith Village Galleries during the stroll and visit Gallery 51 at 51 Main St. featuring original art by Christine Hodecker-George, The VynnArt Gallery & Art Supplies at 30 Main St. featuring the Lakes Region Art Association's Small Painting Sale, the lakes gallery at chi-lin at 17 Lake St. sharing gifts from international non-profits, and Blue Waves located at the Courtyard On Main Street offering fine art by Carole Halsey Keller.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 10:21

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