Gilford Youth Center hosts an indoor community yard sale

GILFORD — The Gilford Youth Center will be hosting an indoor community yard sale on Saturday, April 18, 8 a.m. to 2 pm.

Admission to the event is free. Sellers are wanted, only $15 to reserve a table/space.

To reserve a table, or to learn more about the event, visit, or by calling 524-6978. Deadline to reserve a table is Wednesday, April 15 and space is limited.

Pitmans hosting patch baker and alena nicholson

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia is pleased to announce that Patch Baker and Alena Nicholson will be playing Country music on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $20 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Alena Nicholson is a recording artist in Nashville with an intense passion for country music. She loves that country music relates to the listener and that so many songs seem like they were written just for you. She also raises, trains and shows Morgan and Arabian horses and has a beautiful farm not far outside of Nashville (Canter Farms) and, in her own words, "I love it! I am so blessed.'' She had performed up and down the West Coast.

Patch Baker was born in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Patch enlisted in The Marine Corps at the age of 17. In a pretty incredible twist, Patch learned how to play his first song on guitar while being deployed overseas. As he tells the story, it's hard to imagine a more perfectly fitting alternative. "I pulled up my YouTube and taught myself how to play from Marty Swartz. Next thing you know, I'm out in the common area playing and singing with the guys. A few more people caught wind of it, and we started a makeshift band and rocked out in the middle of the desert.''

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

Pancake breakfast benefitting methodist youth mission

GILFORD — United Methodist Youth from Tilton-Northfield and Gilford churches are preparing for a mission trip this summer to New York City. Led by youth leader Randi Rocco and Rev. Preston Fuller, the mission looks to be a great experience for the mission oriented youth group. There are a number of various tasks they will be doing on the mission; each day they could be doing anything, from serving food to child care. Currently the youth are working on various fundraisers to be able to fund the mission trip.
On Saturday, April 18 from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. there will be a Pancake Breakfast held at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. The youth will be preparing and serving a meal of pancakes and sausage, milk, orange juice, and coffee. The cost is a love offering. People may also give donations to either Methodist church toward this mission.
The First United Methodist church is located at 18 Wesley Way, off Rt. 11A.

Meredith dressed up fashion show april 30th


MEREDITH — "Meredith Dressed Up", a Fashion Show featuring local businesses, will be held April 30 at 6:30 pm in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing. Hosted by the Greater Meredith Program, proceeds will benefit Meredith's 250th Anniversary Celebration.

The evening will start with a cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres and will include a wine tasting from Hermit Woods Winery and assorted miniature desserts from Kara's Café. Door prizes and a silent auction will be offered. Tickets are $50 and include one drink voucher.

A collection of apparel from Meredith Village shops will modeled by local residents. Businesses participating in the fashion show include Winni Denim and Supply Co., Adornments, Lady of the Lake, Bella Beads, The Guest House, A Creative Studio, Great Northern Trading Co., Providence, Gallery 51, The Country Carriage and Bootleggers.

For reservations go to

The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. . For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities, call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at