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The Love Dogs to play Friday at Pitman’s Freight Room

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia will host The Love Dogs on Friday, October 24 at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Take one red-hot horn section - we're talkin' alto, tenor, baritone saxes and trombone - down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called "the best in the business", and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Season with a few years on the road tearing up juke joints, festivals and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic.

Sound tasty? It's a recipe for music and mayhem, for intensity and irreverence; it's The Love Dogs. The Dogs combine elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock 'n' roll into their own powerhouse sound. The band's lineup consists of Scheer, Alizon Llssance (keyboards, vocals), Myanna (alto/tenor sax, vocals), Glenn Shambroom (guitar, baritone sax), Randy Bramwell (bass, vocals), Steve Brown (drums, vocals), along with part time Dogs Mario Perrett (tenor sax/vocals), Mark Paquin (tenor sax, trombone) and old friend "SAX" Gordon Beadle (tenor and baritone sax). Voted "Best New England Band" by Blues Audience magazine.

Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 527-0043 for details and reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 10:09

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Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary's 6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair


FRANKLIN — Get your holiday shopping done early this year. The Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host its Sixth Annual Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, November 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bessie Rowell Community Center (12 Rowell Drive, Franklin).

Proceeds from this annual event help to support important initiatives at Franklin Regional Hospital. This is a perfect opportunity to pick-up local hand-made gifts and everything you need for the upcoming holiday season. The fair will also feature a bake sale, penny sale, and a silent auction. Admission and parking are free.

Vendor tables are still available. For more information, call 934-2060 ext. 8780.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 10:04

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Winnipesaukee Players stage Donovan’s Brain, radio play with Halloween flair

MEREDITH — With Halloween fast approaching, monsters, ghosts and goblins will soon be walking the streets. Tales of horror will be circling. And, on The Winnipesaukee Playhouse's stage, the Winni Players community theatre group will be presenting Donovan's Brain.
Most productions at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse need sets, lights, and costumes to help tell the story. But the cast of Donovan's Brain, playing October 24th and 25th at 7:30 pm, won't rely on any of that.
That's because Donovan's Brain will be staged as a radio play.
And while the audience will encounter a 1940's reproduction radio studio onstage, director Brett Billings doesn't want that to fool you, "It's really all about what you hear."
"Our cast has been working really hard, and in a pretty unusual way, to get used to sharing a story that relies entirely on sound, not on what you see."
One of the most popular science fiction thriller novels of the World War II years, Donovan's Brain tells the harrowing story of Dr. Patrick Cory's vaulting ambition to conquer nature and experiment with a mechanical soul.
"Where does life begin and where does it end?" he writes in his casebook under the heading, Experiment 87. "In the eyes of the world, Donovan is dead, but his brain lives on. Does that mean Donovan is still alive?"
Last Halloween, the Winnipesaukee Playhouse performed Frankenstein: The Radio Play, and much like Victor Frankenstein, Dr. Cory, originally played by Orson Wells, falls victim to his experiment and must contend with the deadly consequences as the brain's power grows more and more sinister.
Adapted from the popular radio program, Suspense, this production will focus on radio theater as a unique style of storytelling, and will appeal to those interested in World War II, science fiction, and unique theater experiences. And with Halloween creeping closer, it is a tale well calculated to keep you in ... Suspense!
Tickets for Donovan's Brain are $10 and available at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or by calling (603) 279-0333. Seating is general admission and doors will open a half hour prior to showtime.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 10:00

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Elder Law and Estate Planning Session at Sanbornton Library

SANBORNTON — A free information session about recent changes to Elder Law and Estate Planning will be held at Sanbornton Public Library on Wednesday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m. with local Attorney Warren Lake.

Attorney Lake will discuss Medicaid and planning for long-term care costs, how to avoid probate, wills and advance directives. There will also be time for questions and answers about common estate planning issues. Light refreshments will be served.
Attorney Lake concentrates his practice in the area of trusts, wills, elder law and probate. He has been a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association since 1985. He is a member of the Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate section of the New Hampshire Bar Association, and he is past president of the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Attorney Lake has been a resident of Sanbornton for forty years. He has been a member of the board of selectmen, as well as many other town boards and committees. In addition, he has served on the boards of several nonprofit groups including the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, Community Health & Hospice, and Franklin Regional Hospital.


Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 09:55

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