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Pitman's Hosting Night of comedy with Tony V

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia is pleased to announce that it will host a night of live comedy on Saturday, February 15 at 8 p.m.
Tony V started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston's prestigious Comedy Connection. He wandered in one night, quite by accident, looking for a little stress relief from a high pressure job as a case worker at the Somerville Mental Health Center. Tony was working his way toward a Masters degree in social work having graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B. S. in Psychology. It was not long after that he took to the stage himself.

Tony's street wise humor tempered with a genuine feel for the human condition quickly propelled him to headliner status on the national comedy club circuit. In 1986 Tony V was named "Funniest Person in Massachusetts" by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central and MTV.
Network Television was next for Tony with appearances on Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central's Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and several sit-coms including Seinfeld, Boston Common, The Single Guy and Dr. Katz Professional Therapist.
Admission $15, doors open at 7 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For reservations call 527-0043 or 494-3334. www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 10:00

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Meredith Altrusa Club to Award Scholarships to Non-Traditional Students

MEREDITH — The Meredith Altrusa Club will again award scholarship money geared to the "non-traditional" student twenty-three years of age and older, as of March 1, 2014, continuing their education. Scholarships are intended for any of the following:

• Individuals upgrading their job skills or acquiring skills for job entry. (For example, but not limited to - LNA programs, re-certification programs, cosmetology programs.)

• Candidates enrolled for a minimum of three college credits at an accredited facility.

• Graduate students.

• Applicants living or working in one of the following towns: Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, New Hampton or Sandwich.

One of the scholarships given will be in memory of Professor Jeanette Ritzenthaler, Ed.D, founder of the Meredith Altrusa Club. Another scholarship will be given in memory of Mrs. Marian Touhey, a long-time member, past Treasurer and co-chair of the Scholarship Committee. These scholarships are called, "The Jeanette Ritzenthaler Scholarship" and "The Marian Touhey Scholarship".

The Altrusa Scholarship Committee will select candidates to interview. Applications may be picked-up at the following Public Libraries: Meredith, Moultonborough, New Hampton and Sandwich. Applications are also available at Plymouth State University and Lakes Region Community College. Applications may also be obtained electronically by visiting the Altrusa Website at www.altrusameredithnh.org/ or email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 28. For further information contact chairperson, Shirley Currier @ 279-8772 or co-chairperson, Lorraine Cahill @ 476-5919.

The Meredith Altrusa Club is part of an international service organization that returns all proceeds of their fundraising efforts to the local community. The club has been awarding scholarships since 1981.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 09:56

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A Valentine Celebration in Song at Taylor Community

LACONIA — "Songs of Love and Flirtation," is the title of the next musical concert at Taylor Community. Performed by Angelynne Hinson, soprano; Melinda McMahon, mezzo soprano; Dorothy Braker, cello; and Barbara Flocco, Piano, the event takes place Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. at Taylor's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave.

The afternoon performance will feature texts of love, lost and found, set by composers including Handel, Massenet, Saint Saens and Foster. Additionally, Angelynne, Melinda and Dorothy will each perform solo repertoire of Bernstein, Finzi and Rachmaninoff.

Angelynne and Melinda have concertized regionally, singing a wide variety of repertoire for two voices. In 2008 they were invited to London to perform in a series of concerts in the city's historic churches. They're known for their unique blend and are passionate about presenting thoughtful, educational and eclectic concerts, making the song recital experience memorable and meaningful.

The concert is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more information on the music series, or about Taylor Community in general, call 524-5600.

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Lobster Pound aiding Philippines relief effort

LACONIA — The Lobster Pound Restaurant will be holding a fundraiser all day on Valentine's Day, Friday, Feb. 14 in which 50 percent of total sales for the day will aid Grace Capital Church's Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.

The church is raising funds for support of mission teams which will be going to the Philippines in February and March to help with Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. The mission teams will travel to Ormoc, a  city of 190,000 on the island of Leyte, to help rebuild homes and public buildings, including a historic church.
The typhoon, which hit the Philippines, on November 8, is unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed, with sustained 10-minute wind speeds of 175 miles per hour and one-minute sustained winds of 196 miles per hour. It killed at least 6,183 people in the Philippines and left 11 million people homeless.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 09:43

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