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History of Motorcycle Week explained on Monday


LACONIA — Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host Charlie St. Clair and Jennifer Anderson of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally Association on Monday, April 21 at The Laconia Public Library at 7 p.m.

Charlie and Jennifer Anderson will present "The History of Motorcycle Week" – the oldest national motorcycle rally in the United States. In 1916, a group of motorcycle dealers decided to organize a motorcycle tour ... Laconia was chosen as the destination and thus, Motorcycle Week was born.

"I have always enjoyed the roar of the motorcycles coming through town, walking through The Weirs packed with visitors and their bikes and the parade of bikes marking the end of Motorcycle Week. I know Charlie has some great stories to tell and I am very much looking forward to this lecture." says Brenda Kean, LHMS Executive Director.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about this lecture program, contact the Laconia Historical and Museum Society at 603-527-1278, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at www.laconiahistorical.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:27

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Pitmans Hosting Bruce Marshall and the Nor'easters Friday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia will host  Bruce Marshall and the Nor'easters on Friday, April 18 at 8 pm. Admission is $12.

The band features original music by Bruce plus a high energy mix of Allman Brothers Southern Rock, Blues, Soul and Funk. Bruce is a member of The Toy Caldwell Band (Marshall Tucker) and has performed with Dire Straits, BB King, James Montgomery, Kate Taylor, Susan Tedeschi and more.

The band is made up of Bruce Mashall, Guitar and vocals, Al Hospers on Bass, Chuck Farell on Guitar, Eric Foye on drums, and Joe Alperti on sax.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:23

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Lakes Region Churches Holding EasterFest in Belmont Saturday

BELMONT — In a collaborative effort amongst Lakes Region Churches (LRC), Belmont Baptist Church, Lochmere Baptist Church and Grace Capital Church, Laconia Campus, EasterFest will help celebrate the fun and meaning of Easter. Beginning at 11 a.m. at the Belmont Elementary School on Saturday, April 19, the event will run until 2 p.m.

The inaugural EasterFest will provide area children and their families a free day of fun and excitement. The plan is to hold the largest Easter Egg hunt in the state, with over 10,000 eggs available to find. There will also be a bouncy house and climbing wall for the children to enjoy free of charge. Door prizes will also be awarded

Along with our Easter Eggs the churches will be providing free hot dogs, and drinks to everyone in attendance. It is estimated that 250 children and their families will be in attendance.

Many local business have come together in support of the event.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:15

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Recreation Department offers Duck Boat Tour of Charles River

MOULTONBOROUGH — Moultonborough Recreation Department is making a splash with a Duck Boat Tour of Boston's Charles River on Wednesday, June 18.

Participants will depart MRD and travel by coach bus to Boston where they will board a Duck Boat for an 80 minute narrated land and water tour of Boston's unique neighborhoods and historic places. We'll get an awesome view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines from the Charles River. Afterward, we'll enjoy lunch at the "Cheers" Restaurant in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The restaurant is an exact replica of the "Cheers" TV show's Hollywood set. After lunch, there will be time to browse the shops at Faneuil Hall before returning to Moultonborough.

Reservations are limited and pre-registration is required. The cost of this trip is $83 per person and is intended for adults age 18+. The fee includes Duck Boat tour, lunch, gratuities and coach bus transportation. We will depart from the Moultonborough Recreation Department at 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18 and will return at 6:30 p.m. We will be travelling with patrons of Belmont Parks & Recreation, and will make a pickup in Belmont along the way. Reservations are limited and must be accompanied with payment by check. Register by calling 476-8868 before May 16.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:01

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