BELMONT — The next monthly meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd. in Belmont.
This month's guest speaker is former State Senator Jim Rubens, who announced last September that he would be challenging current U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen in the November 2014 election. However, to do so, Jim will have to prevail in a primary against a number of other Republican U.S. Senate candidates. Rubens will share his reasons for choosing to run, discuss where he stands on the issues, and explain why he feels he's the candidate who can best represent New Hampshire in Washington, D.C.
Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. Per their usual meeting format, those interested in having dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5 p.m.
The committee is stepping up its request for food pantry donations. With the winter cold continuing to be a burden for many, the committee once again reminds everyone planning to attend to bring non-perishable food items to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 10:35
LACONIA — The Belknap Mill Society will host a Business After Hours Event with the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 13 from 4-6 p.m.
This event will be fun filled with opportunities for the whole family to enjoy. Both the Knitting museum and the Wheel House museums will be operational with volunteers on hand to answer questions about how the Belknap Mill Corporation was at the center of the Industrial Revolution providing socks for soldiers during the civil war and both World Wars.
The Belknap Mill Galleries will also be open. Our feature for the month of March is our school program "Arts Alive." Students from local schools exhibit their works of art in a variety of mediums throughout the building.
"Along with food and beverages and a lot of time to network with other community leaders, we will have a scavenger hunt for those that are interested in participating," states Denise Sharlow, Executive Director of the Belknap Mill Society.
Sharlow and the Board of Trustees wanted an opportunity to have an open house for the business community to see how the Belknap Mill encourages education. "The Arts Alive program is organized by very talented local educators from area schools," states Sharlow. We are fortunate to have Kim Valpey, elementary arts educator from Gilford, as the main coordinator, and visionary of the program. Kim has worked with other community art teachers to exhibit the children's art here at the Belknap Mill annually. Each year it just keeps getting better and better."
Sharlow invites everyone to meet our new Trustees at the event. "We have succeeded in engaging six new members to serve on our Board of Trustees this year. None of them will be a stranger to the business community as they have been active in supporting other organizations and we are very happy to have them direct our future at the Belknap Mill. We have added Rick Crocker, Laconia High School history educator, Sandra Marshall, Director at LRG Healthcare, Allison Ambrose, Attorney at Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald, & Nichols, PA, Caroline Rolfe, Assistant Manager at Franklin Savings Bank, Kaye Anderson, retired educator, and Donna Harris, Manager at Bank of New Hampshire."
The Belknap Mill also will feature raffle items from our group of very talented consigners.
Donated raffle items and their generous contributors are:
Joanna DeCesare: Specialty Note Cards
LeeAnn Fay-Ellis: Hand Made Smittens
Jim Hallene: Hand crafted Wine stopper
Jill E Mahan: $25 Gift Cert with Package of Scenic Note Cards
Cat Magnant: Hand painted Birch Tree Artwork
Karen Schweizer: 2 jars of mustard and jam
Angela Stewart: 2 packs of note cards (value $14.95 each)
Judi Taggart: Handcrafted Jewelry
Jackie Bonafide: Photography note cards
Eileen Story: Stoneware bowl with maple products
This event is open to the business community, chamber members and the public. For more information, contact the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 524-5531. Registration is now open on the Chamber's website at www.LakesRegionChamber.org.
The Belknap Mill is the oldest, unaltered brick textile mill in the country. It has a permanent exhibit that interprets the history of the textile industry in Laconia, and has changing monthly exhibits focusing on the arts and history, as well as educational programs for all ages. For further information on the mill and its events, visit www.belknapmill.org or call 603-524-8813.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 10:20
LACONIA — With both Belmont and Inter-Lakes establishing lacrosse programs at the high school level, Laconia Lacrosse Club is extending the
registration period for their youth program.
Laconia Lacrosse Club fields 8 teams, 4 teams for both boys and girls for U-9, 11, 13 and 15. Teams are open to players from the area including Laconia, Belmont, Tilton, Meredith and Center Harbor.
While Laconia Lacrosse Club is encouraging on-line registration at http://laclax.usl.la/ , they are holding an information/sign-up tonight at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Police Station. Also, they will be accepting registrations at their open gyms this Sunday, March 16. Boys is at Laconia High School at 5 p.m., while girls will be at Laconia Middle School at 6 p.m.
If anyone has questions, call Tony Pederzani at 528-5449.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 09:54
PLYMOUTH .— The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will host the annual All New England Jazz Festival for high school students on Tuesday, March 11 at the Silver Center for the Arts. The daylong program of workshops and rehearsals concludes with a 6 p.m. concert in Hanaway Theatre.
Students are nominated by their directors and selected to participate in the daylong festival. This year's festival will feature two select student jazz ensembles directed by festival conductors John W. Jones and Mark A. Stickney. The Plymouth State University Jazz Ensemble will open the concert.
Dr. Jones is professor of music and director of the jazz ensemble at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. An award winning composer, Jones has been commissioned to write works for wind band, jazz ensemble and chamber orchestra. The Buzz Jones Big Band has toured Europe multiple times, and has released three compact discs over the past decade.
Dr. Stickney is assistant professor of music and director of bands at Plymouth State. He has served on the brass faculties of Salve Regina University and the Community College of Rhode Island, where he taught trombone, euphonium and tuba. He has performed with the American Band, Fanfare Brass, The Narragansett Tuba Quartet, and as a member of the Rutgers Wind Ensemble. As a conductor, Stickney has premiered a number of works.
Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $7 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or 800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.
Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 09:44