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Michael Vincent Band booked at Pitman's Friday Dec 20

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room has booked the "Home Grown" Michael Vincent Band to perform on Friday December 20.
The Michael Vincent Band is made up of three very talented, driven young musicians that are devoted to the music that they play. They grew up together in central New Hampshire where they learned about the blues and the roots of American music on their own with long hours of practice and experimentation. Artists such as the Cream, The Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, The Band, Booker T. & the MG's, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble are among the band's favorite influences, and you can hear it in their original music as well as their cover tunes.

They have more experience performing together than most musicians in their twenties, playing their first paying gig together during Weirs Beach Motorcycle Rally when they were only thirteen years old. A few years later they would play with some of their heros, Eric Burdon of the Animals and Jack Bruce of Cream, when they were only 17 years old (Gilford, NH 2008). Since then, they have performed with legends such as Johnny Winter, Dave Mason of Traffic, Elvin Bishop of The Butterfield Blues Band, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Biscuit Miller and The Mix, The Holmes Brothers, Dave Malone of the Radiators, Shirley Lewis, and John Lee Hooker Jr.
Now based out of Gulfport Mississippi, they have taken on a new understanding for the blues and southern music. Their new studio disc "Puttin' The Word In The Streets" was produced by Michael Vincent and Danny Mack and features over 6 new original tracks including the hit single "Trailer Park Boogie." They have been traveling the road and playing in clubs from Austin to Chicago and from Bangor to Key West. In the past few years, they have tripled their fan base and had terrific results with merchandise and album sales.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 10:36

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Meredith Village Savings Bank Has Not Increased Fees in 4 Years

MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank has announced that for the fourth year in a row the board has elected not to increase any fees.
Over the last several years the bank has actually lowered some fees and continues to offer free checking accounts to people and businesses in the area.
"MVSB employees live, work and volunteer in the communities the bank serves and are acutely aware of the pressures rising household costs place on local families," said Sam Laverack, president and CEO of Meredith Village Savings Bank. "Despite increased regulation and technology-related expenses impacting all banks, we recognize our role in lightening the economic burden for our community members and are committed to providing the highest quality products and customer service without passing costs off onto our customers."
Meredith Village Savings Bank, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank with 11 offices serving individuals, families, businesses and municipalities in the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area. More information can be found at www.mvsb.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 10:29

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Shoveling out Fire Hydrants Big Help to Firefighters

LACONIA — Laconia Fire Chief Ken Erickson is asking city residents to help themselves and their neighbors by shoveling out fire hydrants.

There are more than 500 fire hydrants in Laconia. It can take City firefighters several days to shovel all the hydrants. In addition to shoveling the hydrants, the crews must respond to emergency calls.

''We are averaging 12 calls per day. So it can take several days to shovel every hydrant. These devices are very important to help protect your home. Take a moment and shovel or snow blow the fire hydrant in your neighborhood. The home that may be saved may be your own,'' says Erickson.

He also points out that is against the law to push snow against a fire hydrant.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 10:15

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Fish & Game offers ice fishing seminars

LACONIA — On Wednesday, January 15 Adrian Lavoie of YOAdrien Charters will present a seminar on ice-fishing for lake trout and white perch by jigging and tip-up fishing. The talk begins at 7 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord. 

Lavoie is entering his tenth year of professional guiding on New Hampshire lakes. He will de-mystify the new gear that's available to make ice fishing more comfortable and productive. His business, YOAdrien Charters, is a year-round guide service for anglers on lakes throughout New Hampshire, concentrating on the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee. During the winter months, Lavoie targets lake trout and white perch by jigging and tip-up fishing. He catches lots of other species through the ice, too, including rainbow trout, pickerel, crappie and bass. At this talk, you'll learn what a guided ice fishing trip is all about, plus get tips for your own winter ice fishing adventures.

On Wednesday, January 22, Tim Moore, a licensed NH fishing guide and owner of Tim Moore Outdoors, will talk about the tools, tactics, and techniques that he uses to pull hundreds of fish through the ice every winter. Moore has ice fished in New Hampshire for more than thirty years and has been featured on NH's Wildside TV and NH Chronicle. He is an Ice Team Pro, as well as a member of Clam Outdoors, Vexilar, Maki Plastics and Oozie Jig Pro Staffs.

At his seminar, Moore will discuss why having the right gear can increase the number of fish you catch. Learn how to choose the portable shelter that best fits your style of fishing; discover tactics for catching fish all day; and explore some of the tackle you can use to catch everything from panfish to lake trout. Moore spends much of his ice fishing time on Lake Winnipesaukee.

"It's a big lake with a ton of diversity. I can spend the morning fishing for lake trout, then switch to chasing crappie, sunfish or perch in minutes," Moore says. "If you are new to ice fishing, or new to the big lake, this talk is for you."

For more information on the winter outdoor adventure talks, contact Mark Beauchesne, marketing and promotions coordinator for N.H. Fish and Game, at 603-271-6355.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 10:11

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