LACONIA — The lower school students and parents of Laconia Christian Academy held their annual harvest party on Friday evening and a good time was had by all. The party, put together by the lower school staff and the PAC committee, was held in the newly roofed gymnasium at LCA.
Lower school families gathered at 6:30 for an evening of friendly competition and fellowship. Plenty of homemade refreshments were available as well as good old-fashioned cider.
The overall theme for the evening was "Farm Families". Each family came dressed in their best "farmer" outfits, with the Latours getting top honors for participation and originality.
Competitive games were held in stations around the gym. The pumpkin carving first place prize went to the Carignan family, with the McCarthys and Ratzlaffs taking second and third. There were some very creative pumpkin designs thanks to all the carvers.
Apple stacking champions, the Scott family topped the night with a 15 ½ inch high stack. The McCarthys and Latours managed to balance second and third places. Kudos to all families who found the task of apple stacking somewhat frustrating yet addictive. One dad said, "It was fun to see how the simple things become a challenge and engage both child and adult, stacking apples."
The harvest relay race took family teams around the gym in three legs; first a run with an apple under the chin, followed by a human wheelbarrow and finally to the finish line on a stick horse. The Mogees took top relay honors with 19.49 seconds. The McKinneys and the Tyrrells followed at second and third. A very grateful Mrs. Tyrrell wrote, "We had a wonderful time! The children enjoyed the relay race the most. We are so blessed to be a part of the LCA family. Thank you for hosting the Fall Harvest Festival."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:31
PLYMOUTH — How businesses can develop an effective advertising program will be the topic of a seminar being planned for Wednesday, Nov. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pease Public Library on Russell Street.
The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the presentation by Michael Tentnowski, director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, who will share his knowledge, insight, and experience about the aspects of advertising and how to design an effective strategy on a budget.
A 20-year veteran of small-business development, Tentnowski will cover the A, B, C's of advertising and discuss descriptive and persuasive words to use in content. He will focus on ways to realize more sales using less money and how to avoid costly mistakes.
This seminar is offered at no cost to the public. However, space is limited, and so those planning to attend are urged to reserve a seat by calling the Chamber office at 536-1001.
Tentnowski has 20 years of experience assisting a multitude of start-up companies in various industries with an expertise in the field of entrepreneurial ventures. His years as the director of an Incubator, director of a Physical Science Institute, vice president of an E-commerce energy trading platform, graduate-level teacher, and trainer for Small Business Development Centers culminated in co-authoring The Virginia Entrepreneur's Guide. With two successful start-ups of his own, Michael received both his MBA and BS in Accounting from the University of Montana.
This monthly schedule of free educational seminars and professional skills training conducted by the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is part of their active support of regional businesses and is possible through the generosity of key area businesses and professionals.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:16
TILTON — A fundraiser to benefit a local woman who is battling leukemia will take place Saturday, Nov. 8, from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the outdoor track at Winnisquam Regional High School.
The event, called Marty's Party, is being held to benefit Martha Clark, who is battling Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Organizers say the event will provide a time and place for friends, family, and the community to come support Martha and her battle with cancer.
Activities include games, raffles, prizes, face painting, lunch, drinks, treats, music and a silent auction with many wonderful items. Organizers hope the visible evidence of the support of her family, neighbors and community will enable Clark to continue this fight with renewed strength.
Clark has been fighting CLL for more than a year. So far, it has not responded to treatment, so she has begun treatment through a clinical trial at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. These treatments will likely continue through February 2015. By participating in the clinical trial, Clark is hoping to have a greater shot at beating the disease, and is also helping to find a cure for this type of leukemia. She has to travel to Boston for four out of seven days of the week. Benefit proceeds will help offset Clark's medical and travel bills.
Clark is the mother of three: son Josh, 24 and daughters Audrey, 22 and Elyssa, 19, and is a lifelong resident of the tri-town area. She and all of her children graduated from Winnisquam Regional High School. She has given most of her working life to supporting kids in need as the assistant director at Riverbend Children's Program.
For more information and/or to stay up to date on this event, "join" the Marty Party Facebook page. Donations may be sent to: 146 Cram Road, Sanbornton, NH 03269.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:07
LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia will host the John Funkhouser Jazz Quartet on Friday, November 7 at 8 p.m Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.
A native of the Boston area, multi-instrumentalist and composer John Funkhouser was educated at Cornell University and New England Conservatory and currently teaches at the Berklee College of Music. Besides leading his quartet, Funkhouser is in demand as both a pianist and a bassist, having shared the stage with luminaries from Grammy-nominated vocalists Luciana Souza and Tierney Sutton to piano icon Ran Blake and Afro-Cuban drummer Francisco Mela to South Indian percussionist Trichy Sankaran and the world-jazz group Natraj.
John Funkhouser will perform again at Pitman's with bassist Greg Loughman, guitarist Phil Sargent and drummer Mike Connors. The Band loves rock, too, and you can hear that in their approach.
The John Funkhouser Quartet is a band of Musicians without Borders. With influences as wide ranging as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, and Ravi Shankar, the Quartet "employs complex rhythms, deep soulful moments, rock and passion and sensitivity."
Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 527-0043 for details and reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 10:03
- Pot luck dinner at Meredith American Legion Post
- Birds of the White Mtns. presentation in Meredith
- Stage coaches in the Old West discussion Nov. 13
- SCORE offers QuickBooks workshop on Nov. 11
- Adult Education offering wine tasting seminar and gourmet dinner on Nov. 13
- 8th Annual Holiday Fair at Belmont High School to be held on Saturday