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Pasquaney Garden Club Plans Visit to Shin-Boku Nursery

BRISTOL — The Pasquaney Garden Club monthly meeting in September is a field trip to the Shin-Boku Nursery and Stroll Garden in Wentworth.  The tour begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, at the Shin-Boku Nursery, 180 Beech Hill Rd., Wentworth.

At 9 a.m. a car pool to drive to the garden meets at the parking lot of the Bristol Masonic Hall, 35 Pleasant St., Bristol.

Shin-Boku Nursery specializes in trees artfully trimmed over many years to produce graceful specimens for Japanese gardens. The Stroll Garden is an opportunity to experience the art of Japanese garden design. Founder and owner Palmer Koelb will host the tour.

For additional details and pictures, see the web site, http://shin-bokunursery.com/.

The Butterfly/Rain Garden behind the Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol has been redesigned and expanded following construction of the new library addition, and a new courtyard garden has been added in front of the library. The club encourages visitors to enjoy the garden's perennials and riverside location throughout the season. Picnic tables and benches are available for public use.

Volunteers who would like to help with Butterfly/Rain Garden maintenance can attend a work day on October 8, 9 - 11 a.m. For additional information, call Shirley Yorks, 603-744-6630.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 08:10

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Hengen to Discuss Squam Lakes National Register Initiative

HOLDERNESS — What is the National Register of Historic Places? What restrictions does listing a building place on the owner? Join the Squam Lakes Association on Thursday, September 12 at 7 p.m. as it hosts Elizabeth Durfee Hengen, a historic preservation consultant from Concord. Elizabeth will explain what the National Register of Historic Places is, the process of nominating a property, and the benefits of listing.

Protecting the cultural heritage of the Squam Lakes watershed is a natural complement to the ongoing efforts to conserve land and water quality.

Hengen has been working with the Squam Lakes National Register Initiative, a group composed of members from the Squam Lakes Association, Squam Lakes Conservation Society, Rockywold Deephaven, Chocorua Chapel Association and several historical societies from the area surrounding the lake who seek to preserve the unique character of the watershed by recognizing and protecting historic places: iconic barns, farms, camps and landscape features.

This free program will take place at the SLA Resource Center, 534 Route 3, Holderness. All are welcome. For more information call (603) 968-7336.

The Squam Lakes Association is dedicated to conserving for the public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character and unique resource values of the Squam Lakes and surrounding watershed. To learn about the SLA and upcoming events visit www.squamlakes.org.

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Northeast Comm. radio stations to carry WMUR weather

FRANKLIN — Northeast Communications Corporation and WMUR Channel 9 are now partnering to bring the central New Hampshire the office Storm Watch 9 Weather Forecasts. Northeast stations, including Today's Hit Music Mix 94.1 FM, Today's New Hit Country WSCY 106.9 FM, and New Hampshire's Real Rock the Planet 100.1, will be the exclusive Lakes Region home for Channel 9 weather.

"We are excited to partner with New Hampshire's premiere weather source," said Northeast Operations Director Fred Caruso. "Having the ability to tap into WMUR's weather resources only adds to the selection of great programming already on our group stations."


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Pitmans Hosting Comedy Legends Saturday Night

LACONIA — Comedy legends Kenny Rogerson and Ace Aceto who are regulars in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and on cruise ships will be appearing together on the same show, Saturday,  Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight room in Laconia.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance by contacting Pitman's at (603) 527-0043 or (603) 494-3334 or tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Pittman's is a BYOB venue and it is air conditioned.

"These are two of the best in the business," said Dick Mitchell, owner of Pitman's. "The comedy shows have been just great but these are two of the top names in New England comedy and beyond. We're coming back to our busy time and we wanted to start the fall with a great lineup."

For the past 20 years Rogerson has been one of the top comedians in the region and among the best comics nation wide. As well as making regular stops to perform in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Rogerson has made appearances on the late night talk shows including Letterman, and Conan O'Brien as well as having been seen on Comedy Central, Showtime's "A Pair of Jokers," Evening at the Improv, Fox Television Network's "Sunday Comics," MTV and has made film appearances in "Fever Pitch" and "There's Something About Mary." He has also performed at the prestigious Comics Come Home.

Rogerson has appeared as "Kevin the Biker Fireman" on the FX hit show "Rescue Me" and as "Pat the Cop" on ABC's "It's All Relative."

Frequently referred to as "the funniest man you've never heard of," Rogerson combines a brilliant wit and an understated sarcasm that has led him to the nation's top clubs. He is simply one of the funniest comedians in the business.

Aceto has appeared on Stand Up-Stand-Up and Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central as well as having appeared at the top clubs across the country. He is a regular at the Comedy Connections in New England, as well as Catch a Rising Star, The Comedy Factory, Joker's Wild, and Comix at Foxwoods.



Ace Aceto (Courtesy photo)

Kenny Rogerson (Courtesy photo)

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