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Devin M. Denoncourt, 35

LACONIA — Devin Michael Denoncourt, 35, formerly of Laconia, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 21, 2014 from complications with an undetermined heart condition at George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. He had been a resident of Rockville, Md. for the past eighteen months.
Born March 2, 1979 in Newton Massachusetts, son of Dennis and Susan Denoncourt of Laconia, NH. Devin attended Laconia Schools from kindergarten through High School and participated in Lou Athanas Basketball, Pop Warner Football, and Laconia Little League Baseball. In high school, he played football as an offensive and defensive lineman during the Sachems back to back State Championship seasons in 1995 and 1996, was Captain his senior year, and represented Laconia on the NH All Star Shrine Football Team in 1997. Devin graduated from Southern New Hampshire University where he majored in Hospitality Management in 2001.
Devin had worked for Marriott International starting as a front desk manager while in college and working his way to his most recent position as General Manager at the Courtyard Marriott at Foggy Bottom in Washington, D.C.
Devin is survived by his fiancé, Sheila Rhilinger, originally from North Attleboro, Mass., and their son Dylan Michael, both of Rockville, Md., his beloved bulldog Moxie, his parents Dennis and Susan Denoncourt, his brother Jason Denoncourt of Lexington, Mass. and wife Rena, their children Mike, Luke, and Amelia, his sister Nicole Sloane of Bedford and her husband Geoffrey and daughter Susan, his grandmother Cleo Spain of Concord, and many, many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sat., March 29 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial to follow at Blossom Hill Cemetery, 207 North State Street in Concord, N.H., with a reception to follow at the Kimball Jenkins Estate, 266 North Main Street, Concord, N.H.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dylan Michael Denoncourt Trust Fund c/o Bank of New Hampshire, 62 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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Pitmans Freight Room Hosts Brickyard Blues Band on Friday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will hold Dance Night with The Brickyard Blues Band on Friday, March 28 at 8 p.m.

Since 1997, Brickyard Blues has been evolving its sound and building a following on stages in New England. They mix influences including Texas & Chicago Blues, Stax-era soul music, old-school R&B, with some roots & rockabilly thrown in. 2006 marked the release of the bands 9 original song CD "Naughty".

In addition to getting airplay on radio stations throughout New England, their original song, Alabama Blues Man, was picked as the Favorite Blues Song at radio stations in Orlando Florida, and Warsaw, Indiana, and has even been featured on a radio station in Belgium that showcases American roots-rock music. It's R&B plus a whole lot more. Brian James on Guitar & vocals, Tom Hoctor on sax, Rachel Green on bass, and Reed Dieffenbach on drums.

Admission $12, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the catered dinner buffet before the show. Call 527-0043 for information and reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 07:02

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Workshop Explores Traditional Inca Music & Dance


PLYMOUTH — Continuing its celebration of Arts in the Schools month, the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire offers a special opportunity for educators in the Plymouth area. On Tuesday, March 25, educators are invited to take part in a professional development workshop on the music and culture of the Inca people (of the Andes mountains) at Plymouth Elementary School.

Networking, refreshments, and discussion of cultural programs in schools will be offered from 3:30-4:30, with the workshop following from 4:30-6 p.m.

From March 24-28, the Arts Alliance presents Inkas Wasi, a group of South American musicians and dancers known for their high-energy concerts with traditional instruments and dance of the Incas. The group will present a series of school assemblies and workshops during the day in local communities, with evening events open to the public, including concerts in Intervale and Bethlehem, a workshop in Plymouth for educators, and a dance workshop appropriate for adults and for students 12 and up in Franconia.


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Meredith Historical Society Tours the Belknap Mill

LACONIA — On Thursday, April 3 the Meredith Historical Society will tour the historic Belknap Mill from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Members and friends are invited to join the group as they have a guided tour of the Powerhouse as well as a demonstration of the original knitting machines and period exhibits.

There is a $5 charge for the tour. Members will meet at the Meredith Historical Society building on Main St. at 9:30 a.m. Call 279-4617 for reservations and carpool information.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 08:48

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