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Pitmans Hosting Bruce Marshall Group Friday Night

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia is pleased to announce that the Bruce Marshall Group will be performing Friday, May 9 at 8 p.m.

The Bruce Marshall Group live show treats their fans to a soaring ride as they rip through a catalog of original material that truly sets this band apart. They love to mix it up, whether it's pulling off exciting jams that build with dynamics and layering, or playing the concise arrangements of their songs with discipline and taste. The sound defies categorization, slipping seamlessly around touches of Blues, R&B, Rock and Southern Boogie.

The interplay between Bruce and longtime guitarist Dave Cournoyer is the heart and soul of their performances. The songs are mostly upbeat, but even those dealing with love lost and missed opportunities, carry an underlying sense of hope and optimism. The band features original music by Bruce plus a high energy mix of Allman Brothers Southern Rock, Blues, Soul and Funk. Bruce is a member of The Toy Caldwell Band (Marshall Tucker) and has performed with Dire Straits, BB King, James Montgomery, Kate Taylor, Susan Tedeschi and more. Bruce Marshall on lead guitar and vocals, Dave Cournoyer on guitar and vocals, Pete Premo on drums and Andrew Renault on bass.

Admission $12, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a catered dinner buffet ($10). Call 527-0043 or 494-3334 for dinner details and reservations. Pitman's is a BYOB venue. www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 08:53

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Family Resource Center tenant and parenting series to return

LACONIA — The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire, located at 719 N. Main Street, Laconia is offering "Tenant 101" and "Cooperative Co-Parenting" programs to families in the Lakes Region this June. . Both 4 – week series are free and include an optional dinner from 5:30-6:00 p.m. Space is limited in these popular offerings.

"Tenant 101" will meet on Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17, & 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This series is open to all and aims to support tenants who may have poor or negative landlord references. Many area landlords accept Tenant 101 Certificates as a willingness to be a better tenant, which can offset a prior poor landlord reference.

Presenters Captain Steve Warren of the Salvation Army, Tammy Emery of LRCS Family Resource Center, Priscilla Bean of H&P Apartments, Leonard Campbell of Catholic Charities NH, Sheri Minor of Don Minor Rentals, Kerri Lowe of LRCS Family Resource Center, and Dan Feltes, New Hampshire Legal Assistance Housing Project Director will cover - what to look for in an apartment, what to expect in an interview, how to know if an apartment is affordable, tenant rights, the eviction process, and being a good neighbor.

"Cooperative Co-Parenting" will meet on Thursdays, June 6, 12, 19, & 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This series is for non-married, separated, or divorced parents and caregivers raising children together who share separate households. Presenters Jay Apicelli, MS, Family Mediator and Human Services Educator, Rob Hunt, Attorney at Law, and Tammy Emery, Step Ahead Family Support Specialist, Lakes Region Community Services, will cover - coping through separation and transition; skills for dealing with stress and anger; positive communication strategies; how to reduce and resolve conflict, negotiating agreements, and mediation and guardianship.

Advance registration is requested for these programs. Limited on-site childcare and assistance with transportation is available with advance notice and approval. Call Erika Lea, Lakes Region Community Services, at 528-0391, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to register. Attendance certificates are provided at the parenting programs sponsored by the Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire.

LRCS is a nonprofit, comprehensive family support agency with a primary focus of providing supports to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or acquired brain disorders and their families. LRCS has offices in Laconia and Plymouth which combine to serve individuals and families residing throughout Belknap and Southern Grafton Counties. For more information contact Joanne Piper Lang at 603-524-8811or visit www.lrcs.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 08:47

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Belknap County Dems hosting grassroots training event May 22


LACONIA —  The Belknap County Democratic Committee is planning a grassroots training program designed to bring together volunteers, activists, and community members dedicated to electing strong, Democratic leaders in Belknap County. On May 22 Democrats will meet at 5:15 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center to participate in training sessions including persuasive neighbor-to-neighbor communication strategies, tactics to maximize a social media presence, and effective fundraising methods.

The training sessions, discussions, and presentations will be led by staff representatives from the NH Democratic Party. Summit participants will be provided with materials and contact information to ensure that local groups have access to resources needed to build successful campaigns.

All local Democrats are welcome to attend this Summit hosted by the Belknap County Democrats and the NH Democratic Party. Please join us!

For more information contact Kate Miller, Chair at  491-6913.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 08:19

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Ballots for directors’ election mailed to NH Co-op members


PLYMOUTH — Members of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) are receiving ballots by mail as voting opens for three seats on the company's Board of Directors.

Members have until Wednesday, May 28 at 4:30 p.m. to return their completed ballots to NHEC headquarters in Plymouth. A postage-paid return envelope is included in the ballot mailing. Winners of the Board election will be announced at the 75th Annual Meeting of Members, to be held June 3 at Prospect Hall on the campus of Plymouth State University. All Co-op members are welcome to attend.

Four candidates are seeking election this year to three seats on the Co-op's 11-member Board of Directors. All four candidates were nominated by the NHEC Nominating Committee, which reviews the qualifications of each candidate and recommends those it feels would best contribute to the successful operation of the Cooperative. All candidates are required to be members of the Cooperative.

This year's candidates selected by the Nominating Committee include incumbent Board members Joan Aubrey of Jackson, Harry Viens of Center Harbor and Bruce Wiggett of Plymouth. Also nominated was Michael Korthuis of Jackson, who has not previously served on the NHEC Board of Directors. NHEC members are receiving statements from the candidates in support of their candidacies along with a ballot.

Ballot counting will take place Thursday, May 29 at Co-op headquarters in Plymouth. Newly-elected Board members will be seated immediately following the Annual Meeting on June 3 and will serve three-year terms.

NHEC is a democratically controlled, not-for-profit electric distribution company serving 83,000 homes and businesses in 115 New Hampshire communities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 08:07

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