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Vintage Base Ball Tournament at the Nick

WOLFEBORO — On Saturday, October 5, the New Hampshire Granite Vintage Base Ball team will play a round robin tournament to benefit the Kingswood Youth Center.

The men of New Hampshire Granite will take on two of Maine's finest vintage teams in this exhibition that will begin at 9 a.m. at the Nicholas J. Pernokas Recreation Park.

The games will feature the home state New Hampshire Granite (www.nhgranite.wordpress.com), and cross state rivals: the Dirigo Vintage Base Ball team (http://www.dirigobaseball.org/), and newly formed Presumpscot Base Ball team.

Admission is $10 for adults and $7.50 for children ages 6 and up. Children under 5 are free. Hamburgers, chips and water will be available for purchase. For more information regarding the teams please contact New Hampshire Granite Brian Donohue at (339)927-7270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 09:41

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Gilfrod Methodist church hosts Blessing of the Animals

GILFORD — All animal lovers and pet owners are invited to the First United Methodist Church of Gilford on Saturday, October 5 at 10:30 a.m. for a celebration of the Blessing of the Animals.

Churches celebrates the Feast of St. Francis on October 4 of each year, and many local churches have chosen to honor and celebrate Francis' example and influence by conducting Blessing of the Animals events. Pastor Tom Getchell-Lacey will be conducting the service, that while it is not happening on the actual feast day of St. Francis, it will be offered the day after as a tribute to this beloved saint.

Please have your animals on leashes or in carriers for their safety. The outdoor chapel is behind the shed in back of the church.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 09:36

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NH Marathon Arts and Crafts Fair

BRISTOL — Once again, the Saturday of the New Hampshire Marathon -- this year, October 5 -- offers two kinds of events in Bristol, NH: running, and shopping at the NH Marathon Arts and Crafts Fair.
Held for over 15 years, the NH Marathon Arts and Crafts Fair has filled the gymnasium in Newfound Memorial Middle School with booths displaying a wide assortment of reasonably priced, high quality products. From soy candles to pottery, wood products to hand cranked socks, jewelry, knitted and baby items, and decorative scarves to maple products, fishing flies, and photography, there's something for everyone. This year there are over thirty booths.
Visitors to the NH Marathon Arts and Crafts Fair will see lots of familiar faces. More than half of the artisans and crafters hail from the local area. Many of the participants are returnees from previous years, and a few local newcomers will join the mix.
Funds from booth rentals are donated to help support three local charities: the Circle Program, the Mayhew Program, and Tapply-Thompson Community Center, all of which serve local communities.
The fair begins at 9 a.m. just after the start of the marathon and the 10k run, and it ends at 3 p.m. Parking is available behind Newfound Memorial Middle School, and admission to the event is free of charge.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 09:32

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Two On Tap at Franklin Opera House

FRANKLIN — It's a  trip down memory lane when Ron DeStefono and Melissa Giattino take the stage as Two On Tap, the nationally acclaimed song and dance duo, coming to Franklin Opera House on Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Celebrated entertainers in their own right, their collaboration brings Broadway to a new level, with tight vocals, brilliant choreography and exciting costumes.

"Enchanting, energetic and simply adorable" reported the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "Their rhythm, style, humor and Broadway flair left the audience elated."

Two on Tap features songs from the Great American songbook as well as some of the great Broadway show tunes. "Beyond good" reports the Cheyenne, Wyoming concert association.

Now Two on Tap appears at Franklin Opera House, the Lakes Region's premiere destination for live theater. Located in the City Hall building, 316 Central Street, Franklin Opera House offers ample free parking and no obstructed view seats.

Tickets are now on sale for Two on Tap, priced at $10 to $22, by calling 934-1901 or on line at www.franklinoperahouse.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 09:30

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