LACONIA — The Patio Garden restaurant at Weirs Beach will kick off the third season of
summer jazz concerts tonight. The Patio Garden will present three jazz shows every weekend in July and August, weather permitting. The concerts at the Patio Garden are free, and open to all ages. Full bar and menu are available. For more info, visit facebook.com/weirsjazz.
All concerts will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, July 3, Brett Wahlberg Trio
Saturday, July 4, Swing Rocket
Sunday, July 5, Boardwalk Jazz Quartet
Friday, July 10, Eric Chase Band
Saturday, July 11, Michael-Louis Smith Trio
Sunday, July 12, Boardwalk Jazz Quartet
Friday, July 17, Brian Friedland Trio
Saturday, July 18, Randy Roos Group
Sunday, July 19, Boardwalk Jazz Quartet
Friday, July 24, John Funkhouser Trio
Saturday, July 25, Morgan Nilsen's La Peche Trio
Sunday, July 26, Boardwalk Jazz Quartet
Friday, July 31, Scott Mullett Trio
Saturday, Aug 1, Rich Greenblatt's Vibes
Sunday, Aug 2, Boardwalk Jazz Quartet
Friday, Aug 7, Jared Henderson Group
Saturday, Aug 8, Thom Keith Trio
Sunday, Aug 9, Boardwalk Jazz Quartet
Friday, Aug 14, Brook Sofferman Perspective
Saturday, Aug 15, Phillip Crettien Trio
Sunday, Aug 16, Boardwalk Jazz Quartet
Friday, Aug 21, Richard Gardzina Band
Saturday, Aug 22, Lee Ames Trio
Sunday, Aug 23, Boardwalk Jazz Quartet
Friday, Aug 28, Eric Dupont's Notes & Tones Trio
Saturday, Aug 29 Marc LaForce Group
Sunday, Aug 30, Boardwalk Jazz Quartet
The Patio Garden restaurant presents jazz acts from around the Northeast in a casual environment.
The Weirs Jazz series was recognized as the "Best of NH" during its inaugural season in 2013, and has grown to feature acts from Boston, NYC, and New Orleans. The outdoor Patio Garden restaurant is located at the end of the Weirs Beach boardwalk, across the iron footbridge from Lakeside Avenue.
Families and larger parties are welcome.
The house band for the series, the Boardwalk Jazz Quartet, predates the larger Weirs Jazz series, and has been playing in Weirs Beach on Sunday nights in July and August for over 20 years. The group plays jazz standards from the 1930's through the 1970's, as well as arrangements of contemporary tunes and originals. The bandleader is Rob Ames, who plays saxophone and vibraphone. The group also features Steve Warnick on keyboards, Al Hospers on bass, and Dave Ellis on drums.
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 09:29
GILMANTON — Come and enjoy an exciting Saturday morning at the Gilmanton 4th of July Parade and festivities.
Be sure and make your first stop the Gilmanton Women's Club table, in front of the Gilmanton Corners Tavern Inn. They be begin serving, at approximately 9 a.m,, with on-site freshly made donuts, hot coffee, bottled water, and a large array of scrumptious homemade pastries.
The Gilmanton Women's Club was formed in 1971, with a mission to raise funds for the benefit of Gilmanton's townspeople, and local organizations.
The next meeting of the Gilmanton Women's Club will be held on Monday July 6 at the Shellcamp Lake Clubhouse.
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 09:20
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A dozen athletes from the Lakes Region will be representing New Hampshire at the National Senior Games, held in Minneapolis July 3-16.
Andrea Bourne, of Meredith, will compete in Badminton. Competing in basketball will be Todd Ringlestein of Moultonborough, Dan Harvey of Tuftonboro and John Carrigg of Meredith. Dwight Barclay of Laconia and David Ivester of Gilford will compete in tennis. Participating in track and field events will be Linda Swenson and Steve Snow of Gilford, David Wells of Wolfeboro, Stanley Moulton of Alton, and George Potter of Meredith. Susan Nelson of Alton will compete in pickleball.
The above athletes qualified to represent their state in the Senior Games by succeeding in the New Hampshire Masters Games, formerly known as the Granite State Senior Games. The N.H. Masters Games will be held July 31 through September 9. Seventeen individual sports and one team sport will be held.
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 09:19
PLYMOUTH — A Holderness couple with a long record of charitable giving are the recipients of the Richard E. Collins Medal for Distinguished Philanthropy. Dick and Betty Hanaway were honored at a private event for their generosity in supporting both the University and the town of Plymouth. Their name graces the Hanaway Theatre in PSU's Silver Center for the Arts and the Hanaway Rink in PSU's Ice Arena; they recently pledged the largest planned gift in the history of the institution. Their support to the University over the past two decades also includes an endowment for the performing arts and ongoing support of PSU athletics.
Dick Hanaway said he and Betty are humbled by receiving the Collins Medal for Distinguished Philanthropy.
"It was a big surprise," noted Hanaway. "I've had the opportunity to help a lot of people who needed a hand, and over time, it's been so satisfying. In the whole scheme of things, if you want to make a difference you can."
The couple believe their commitment to the community creates opportunities for many, which is their goal.
"It fulfills a natural desire to share," he added. "It allows others to participate in life more fully. It's one of those things that Betty and I have believed in, reaching beyond your grasp ... that's what makes a difference."
Dick Hanaway recalls the genesis of their philanthropic connection to the institution; in the 1980s he was invited to the office of then Plymouth State President William Farrell, who convinced him the university needed his help.
"I remember walking out and saying to myself, I want to help Bill succeed, and it evolved from there. How many ways can you find satisfaction to the core of your being? There's not many! When you give, you know you did the right thing in helping other human beings achieve their potential–that's a win-win!"
"Philanthropy provides added excellence to PSU's programs and services and allows the University to offer more opportunities to students and the region," said PSU President Sara Jayne Steen. "With the help of friends like Dick and Betty, more PSU students experience a transformative education, and more community members enjoy theater and recreational opportunities. What a gift to all that is, in the very largest sense. We are very grateful."
One of the main reasons the Hanaways enjoy the greater Plymouth area is the multitude of opportunities for outdoor recreation. They are avid skiers, climbers and bikers who have scaled the highest peaks on five continents and in all 50 states, biked four times across the U.S. and excelled at ballroom dancing competitions. They also volunteer with the adaptive ski program at Waterville Valley.
As influential community members, the Hanaways are comfortable acting as ambassadors for the university and have actively enlisted the aid of other community leaders.
"If we can do it, anybody can," noted Hanaway. "It is very rewarding to see others giving."
The award is named for Richard E. Collins, who formerly served on the Plymouth State University President's Council. Collins, a former secondary school educator in Maine and New Hampshire, was a longtime benefactor of Plymouth State. In recognition of his uncommon generosity, the Richard E. Collins Award honors an individual for distinguished philanthropy to Plymouth State University.
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 09:16