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Pitman's Marking First Year Anniversary of Comedy

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room celebrates its one year comedy anniversary with a tripleheader show Sat. Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. starring Tommy Gilmore, Jimmy Walsh and Joe Espi. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Thus far, Pitman's has seen the likes of comedy stars Kenny Rogerson, Joe Yannetty, Robbie Printz, Jim Lauletta, Brad Mastrangelo, Mike MacDonald, Artie Januario and more.

"It's really been a pleasant surprise," said Pitman's owner Dick Mitchell of the comedy nights. "The shows have been great and the people of the region have really supported these events. We started last November with our first comedy crowd of about 86 people. We've regularly been over 100 people frequently at 150 and once we had 202 people in here.

"We're starting our second year of comedy and look to continue to bring in great shows," added Mitchell. "We lost our October comedy show and some music events due to the fire, but we're not going to let anyone or anything stop us from bringing quality shows to Laconia."

The Nov. 16 show features Tommy Gilmore, who has worked the nation's top clubs, appearing in Las Vegas and working cruise lines as well as having been seen on Showtime, Comedy Central, Comedy on the Road. He has performed with the likes of Lewis Black, Steven Wright, Louis Anderson, Dennis Miller, Robert Klein, and more of the top names in the business.

Along with Gilmore will be Jimmy Walsh, a Boston based comic that has worked up and down the east coast at major clubs from Caribou, Maine to Miami, Fla. He has worked with such well known figures as Lewis Black, Victoria Jackson of Saturday Night Live, Pam Stone, Stephen Wright, Jonathan Katz and Lenny Clarke. He has also hosted the Boston leg of "Next Big Comedy Star Search."

Opening the night will be Joe Espi, a regional favorite who has appeared in comedy festivals as well as the Comedy Connections, Kowloon, and other top clubs in New England.

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Cub Scout Pack 242 collects 663 Food Items

 

GILMANTON —  Thanks to the generosity of the community and the hard work of members of Cub Scout Pack 242 and their families, Pack 242 collected 663 nonperishable food items Nov. 9 as part of the Scouting for Food program.

Scouts around the state hung signs on doors November 2 which promised they would return November 9 to pick up nonperishable food items. As part of the Good Turn project, this year's "Scouting for Food" effort will benefit more than 150 food pantries, kitchens and closets throughout New Hampshire.

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Historical Society and Mill Society Co-host Rebecca Rule Visit

 

LACONIA — Laconia Historical and Museum Society and the Belknap Mill Society have received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to present Rebecca Rule - "That Reminds Me of a Story" which will be presented on Tuesday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. at The Belknap Mill.

Rule will lead a discussion as part of the "Write Your Family History at the Belknap Mill" series coordinated by the two groups. Rule tells and gathers stories in New England, especially New Hampshire. Her books include "The Best Revenge: Short Stories", "Could Have Been Worse: True Stories, Embellishments, and Outright Lies", and a new book "Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller's Guide to New Hampshire".

This lecture is free and open to the public.  Space is limited so pre-register if possible by calling The Belknap Mill at 524-8813.

 

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Sunflower Natural Foods' Community Cookbook now available

LACONIA —  Locally owned Sunflower Natural Foods announced that its Community Cookbook is available for sale. A Cookbook Release Party will be held at Sunflower this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunflower owner Ana Gourlay wanted to create a way to contribute to the food pantries and knew that by including the community, the contribution will be much larger than what the store could offer on its own. 100% of the profits made from cookbook sales will be directly donated to local food pantries to help feed families in need this holiday season. If every cookbook is sold, Sunflower will be able to donate $2,600.

For a year, Sunflower has been collecting recipes from community members and local businesses like Kitchen Cravings, Awakenings Café, and Tomina's Cookie Dough. The cookbook includes 80 healthy recipes from breakfasts to desserts, summer salads to a holiday roast and can be purchased for only $8.

Those interested in purchasing a cookbook can do so throughout the holidays at Sunflower Natural Foods, 390 South Main Street, Laconia.

Sunflower Natural Foods has been a community resource for natural foods and alternative health therapies since 1985. In 1999, Ana Gourlay, an employee of five years, purchased the store from its original owner. In 2009, Gourlay combined Sunflower with Terra Perma, an eco-friendly gift store also under her ownership, to create one comprehensive green-living store. Sunflower is dedicated to supporting the local economy and maintaining a responsible relationship with its community and the environment. For more information, visit http://www.SunflowerNH.com

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