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Meat Bingo today at Laconia VFW post


LACONIA — The Laconia Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1670 at 143 Court St. will host a meat bingo this Friday, Jan. 9, starting at 6:30 p.m.

According to organizers, there will be plenty of food and prizes as well as 50/50s and a winner-take-all.

All proceeds from the event will go to the post's Men's Auxiliary.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015 07:51

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Sounds Clever band at Pitman’s on Sat.

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia will host a dance night with Sounds Clever & the Valley Horns Blues Band on Saturday, January 10 at 8 pm.

Admission is  $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Sounds Clever & the Valley Horns hails from the White Mountains of New Hampshire that plays a great blend of pop and funky music that gets people moving and keeps them entertained. In addition to their ever-eclectic mix of cover tunes and uniquely arranged covers of instantly recognizable tunes, they have a number of original songs that audiences have come to enjoy.

The band features Al Hospers on bass and vocals, Mike Sakash and Joe Aliperti on saxophones, Chuck Farrell on guitar and Craig Bryan, Jr. on drums. They play dance & rock music, with a heavy emphasis on R&B and and the groove, but often start out with some funky jazz and uptempo swing music just because everyone loves it.

Catered dinner buffet available before the show for $10. Call 527-0043 in advance for dinner reservations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 08:06

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Local bait shops stocked with tickets for 36th Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby

MEREDITH -- The Meredith Rotary Club has stocked a variety of bait and tackle stores with Derby tickets to sell for the 2015 Ice Fishing Derby scheduled to take place during the weekend of Feb. 7-8.

In addition to online ticket sales available on their website (www.meredithrotary.org) tickets can be purchased at Wildlife Taxidermy in Manchester, AJ's Bait and Tackle in Meredith, and other local establishments, including Skelley's Market in Moultonborough, Winnipesaukee Dive Shop in Wolfeboro, and Murphy's Mobil in Moultonborough.

The 36th annual Ice Fishing Derby is scheduled for the weekend of February 7-8. A full list of participating vendors can be found on the Meredith Rotary website, under Fishing Derby/Where to Buy a Derby Ticket.

The 2015 Fishing Derby has been enhanced to provide all cash prizes for the winning fishermen, and a prize structure (introduced in 2013) that increases the opportunity for each fisherman to win the top prize with the capture of the largest fish in the seven available categories.

"Everyone who purchases a Derby ticket has a chance to win cash prizes," according to Craig Wiggin, Chairman of 2015 Derby. "We have 14 drawings on Saturday for $100 each, and 32 drawings on Sunday for $100 each. Additionally, we have a $5,000 cash drawing on both Saturday and Sunday, so you don't even have to fish to be eligible for these prizes, all you need is a valid Derby ticket."

Late breaking Fishing Derby information is available on the Meredith Rotary Club website and on its Facebook page. During the Derby, updates will be available on the Meredith Rotary Facebook page, as well as several radio stations.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 11:28

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Rebecca Rule to visit Gordon Nash Library

NEW HAMPTON -- Well known humorist, author and storyteller Rebecca Rule brings her stories of New Hampshire and the characters that make New Hampshire unique to the Gordon Nash Library on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m.

Rule has been collecting and telling stories of New Hampshire and New England for more than 15 years. She has several books to her credit, including her popular "Heading for the Rhubarb and "Live Free and Eat Pie."

She comes from a long line of New England storytellers and has spent much of her life collecting and telling stories which have their roots imbedded in the granite of New Hampshire.

In keeping with the spirit of the New Hampton Oral History Project, audience members will be invited to contribute stories of their own.

Rule's appearance is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served and Fritz Robbins' prints will be on sale. For more information you may contact Gordon DuBois at 279 0379

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 11:23

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