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Irwin Automotive Supports Local Food Pantry with Fill Up the Pick-Up

LACONIA —  With the holidays comes the spirit of giving and helping others. Irwin Automotive has teamed up with the Citizen newspaper to support the local community this holiday season. Both businesses will be helping the local food pantry in their mission to collect non-perishable food items for families in need. Help us fill up the pick-up at Irwin Automotive with food items for those less fortunate this season.

This food drive will run December 4 through December 23 and people can drop items off at the Irwin showroom located at 59 Bisson Ave in Laconia.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:27

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Gilford Historical Society Taking Part in Craft Fair Saturday

GILFORD — Gilford's Historical Society will once again have a table at the Gilford Middle High School Fair on December 7 at the usual place in the hallway near the food court in the Middle School. Members have made and will be selling many attractive evergreen swags in various sizes and with different colored bows.

There will also be the unique Gilford throws which include the gazebo, covered bridge and many other Gilford landmarks on it; they come in burgundy, forest green and slate blue.

"The History of Gunstock Parish", a book that tells the history of Gilford, will also be available.

The Historical Society is looking for people to participate in the second annual Candlelight Stroll on Saturday, December 14th from 5-7 p.m. The Historical Society's three historical buildings will be open for tours and volunteer help is needed to have volunteers in each building for a one-hour segment. Volunteers will not be giving a formal presentation, but will be available to answer questions. Contact Kathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 524-3390 if interested.

The Candlelight Stroll Committee is trying to get more musical groups, either singers or musicians, to perform near the bonfire by the gazebo in the Village Field, or to stroll the candlelit street.

If interested in volunteering in any way, shape or manner, contact Kathy for the Historical Society or Dee at 527-4732 for the Candlelight Stroll Committee.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:14

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Blue Star Mothers Holding Wreaths of Remembrance Ceremonies


MEREDITH — The Blue Star Mothers of NH will be once again holding the Wreaths of Remembrance ceremonies in their communities across the state at their town's War Memorial.

The Blue Star Mothers in the Lakes Region will be holding the Wreaths of Remembrance on December 7 at 11 a.m. in front of the POW/MIA Memorial in Hesky Park, Meredith. All are welcome to attend.

This year the Christmas Wreath laying is to raise awareness of POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, American POW being held captive in Afghanistan.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 09:41

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120413 Pitmans Hosting JCB Jazz Trio Thursday night (335)

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will host the JCB Jazz Trio on Thursday, December 5 at 8 p.m.

The JCB Trio is a straight-ahead jazz trio consisting of guitar, bass and drums. The band performs the works of great American composers such as George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, and Duke Ellington. The trio also performs a wide range of jazz standards composed by artists like Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Dexter Gordon and many others. The members of the trio are Brad Hallen on acoustic bass, Curt Shumate on electric guitar and Jerzy (Jurek) Glod on drums.
Brad Hallen has played bass since 1975. For the past 5 years he has been a member of blues great Duke Robillard's band. Brad also played with the legendary Roomful of Blues for four years and recorded two albums with them. He has also toured and recorded with a wide range of Blues and R&B artists including: Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi, Mike Welch, Curtis Salgado, James Montgomery, Johnny Winter and rock artists including Ben Orr of The Cars.
Curt Shumate has been a musician and educator in the Boston area for over 30 years. Shortly after graduation from Berklee College of Music, he became a full-time guitar faculty member. As a guitarist he has performed with such notables as Peter Bernstein, Marshall Wood, John Lockwood, Dave Clark, John McKenna and Phil Grenadier. In addition to his teaching, Curt has also been an active member of the Boston music-theater scene including runs with several national touring companies.
Jurek Glod, a native of Poland, has played professionally since age 15. After gaining wide recognition in his home country, he joined the band of contemporary Polish jazz composer, Zbigniew Namyslowski, touring the world.. Since graduating Summa Cum Laude from Berklee, he has become a first call jazz drummer playing with many of the finest musicians in the Boston area, including pianists Ray Santisi and Chris Taylor.
Admission $12, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 09:40

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