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Juke Joint Five at Pitman's Freight Room Saturday night

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will be hosting Dance Night with the Juke Joint Five on Saturday, May 24 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $12.

People looking for down home, old school, no-nonsense, house-rocking, kickass electric blues will find they've come to the right place. The Juke Joint 5 focuses on the sounds you might have heard emerging in the early 1950s from some distant, static-crackling, late night radio station: jumped-up urban rhythm and blues; the raw Delta country sound just recently getting electrified in Chicago; Memphis rockabilly; and the primitive beginnings of rock and roll.

John Bunszell (bass); Dick Lourie (saxophone); Gretchen Bostrom (vocals); Silvertone Steve (guitar); Noah Teshu (drums). The band's high-energy vocals are provided by Gretchen Bostrom, performing the JJ5′s wide range of songs by Ruth Brown, Louis Jordan, LaVern Baker, Don Covay, Big Mama Thornton, Little Richard, Slim Harpo, and other such classic blues/r&b performers. Joining Gretchen in the front line are two old pro blues players: Silvertone Steve is a slide guitar master and veteran of J.B. Hutto's band; gritty saxman Dick "the Poet" Lourie performed frequently with the late Big Jack Johnson. John Bunszell on bass and drummer Noah Teshu make up the band's solid rhythm section.

Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 527-0043 or 494-3334 for info and reservations.

www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

 

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Juke Joint Five will perform Saturday night at Pitman's Freight Rom. (Courtesy photo)

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Altrusa Club awards Astra scholarships

At its May 6 Business Meeting, the Altrusa International Foundation of Meredith, Inc. awarded the Club’s first ever scholarships to two officers of the ASTRA Club of Meredith, a service club for youth, which it sponsors. The two recipients were Moultonborough Academy seniors Megan Wallace and Bridget Ireland. They were selected for their outstanding performance as students, their passionate leadership in the ASTRA Club of Meredith and their dedication to community service. Megan will be attending Plymouth State University in Plymouth, to pursue a degree in Spanish Education, and Bridget will be attending St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY to pursue a degree in Global and International Affairs. Megan is the daughter of Wendy and Michael Wallace of Moultonborough, and Bridget is the daughter of Elizabeth and Chris Ireland, also of Moultonborough. Pictured from left: Jodi Wilson, Altrusa ASTRA Scholarship Chair, ASTRA President Megan Wallace, Winner; ASTRA Secretary Bridget Ireland, Winner; Shirley Currier, Altrusa Scholarship Chair and Karen Truberg, ASTRA Co-Chair. (Courtesy photo)

At its May 6th Business Meeting, the Altrusa International Foundation of Meredith, NH, Inc. awarded the Club’s first ever scholarships to two officers of the ASTRA Club of Meredith, a service club for youth, which it sponsors. The two recipients were Moultonborough Academy seniors Megan Wallace and Bridget Ireland. They were selected for their outstanding performance as students, their passionate leadership in the ASTRA Club of Meredith and their dedication to community service.

Megan will be attending Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH to pursue a degree in Spanish Education, and Bridget will be attending St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY to pursue a degree in Global and International Affairs.

Megan is the daughter of Wendy and Michael Wallace of Moultonborough, and Bridget is the daughter of Elizabeth and Chris Ireland, also of Moultonborough.

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Space still open for Gilford Red Sox Trips

GILFORD — The Parks and Recreation Department still has space available in our two trips to watch the Red Sox at Fenway Park this summer. The first trip is scheduled for Tuesday, July 1 to see the Red Sox Play the Chicago Cubs. The second trip is scheduled for Tuesday, July 29 to watch the Red Sox play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Travel to and from each game will be provided aboard a Coach Company luxury coach fully equipped with climate control, DVD video system and lavatory. These trips are limited to 53 participants each, therefore early registration is strongly suggested.

The cost is $65 per person or $240 for a four-pack. For more information call the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722.

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Frates Creative Arts recital May 23

Frates Creative Arts Center proudly presents its Dance Recital 2014, titled "Celebrate!", in honor of 25 years of dance at FCAC. The show will be held on Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Gilford High School Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. (Back row L to R) Alyssa Berg, Amanda Berg, Isabella Gorse, Emily Wernig, Anne Dionne, Brittney Pond, Chelsea Merrill (Front row) Hope Zollo, Gillian Gorse, Erin Cashman, Catherine McLaughlin, Taylor Kelly. (Courtesy photo)

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