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Nationally known comic Joe Yannetty at Pitman's Saturday night

LACONIA — In what has become one of the most popular tickets in the region, the monthly Comedy Night at Pitman's Freight Room (94 New Salem St. Laconia) will take place Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m starring Joe Yannetty (Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime), Ryan Gartley (Las Vegas), and Abishek Shah. Tickets are $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

The last Pitman's show drew a sellout of 215 with another 30 having to be turned away after the last seat was filled. The show marked the second time that Pitman's had topped the 200 mark for a comedy night and reinforced the idea that comedy fans of the area will support high level shows.

As for the show this Saturday, the headliner, Joe Yannetty, is making his second appearance at Pitman's. Yannetty appeared last June when he was joined on stage by Rory, the dog belonging to Pitman's owners Dick and Connie Mitchell. The photo of Yannetty and Rory on stage made its way through Facebook and other social media.

"I love that room," said Yannetty, who is a national comedian whose diverse act and crowd interaction has taken him across the country and around the world performing at the largest and most prestigious comedy clubs in America. "The first time I was there the dog walked up on stage and laid down next to the stool. He was great and the crowd got a kick out of it.

"I'm looking forward to this," added Yannetty who has made more than 40 television appearances. "The crowd last summer was fun."

Also appearing will be Ryan Gartley, who is a 20-year veteran of the Boston comedy scene having played Las Vegas, New York and virtually every major club in the region. Gartley has been a semifinalist in both the Boston and the Portland Comedy Festivals, and he has opened for national acts such as Jeff Dunham, Steven Wright, and Lenny Clarke.

The night's opener, Shah, has quickly climbed the ladder and has become one of the region's favorite opening acts, setting the plate for some of the top comedians in the business.

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Snowshoes and s’mores at Sanbornton Winterfest

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Public Library in conjunction with the Sanbornton Recreation Department hosted its Winterfest event on February 26. The activities were organized as an option for local children during February School Vacation Week.

Participants involved in the event had the opportunity to tackle a snowshoe obstacle course, with snowshoes  provided by Sanbornton Central School. After completing the course many enjoyed fresh s’mores grilled outside.

For those who preferred to not brave the cold, the library featured a number of indoor options. A game room boasted a variety of puzzles, games and chess sets. Upstairs the Sanbornton Recreation Department also led a “create your own bookmark” craft. In the library café area, anyone could stop by a snack table that featured a variety of cookies, hot cocoa and apples for a healthy option.


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Hall Memorial Library Continues To Offer Homebound Services

NORTHFIELD — If you or someone you know is homebound, loves to read and misses going to the library, consider signing up for Hall Memorial Library's Homebound Service. Volunteers will deliver books, magazines, books on CD/tape or DVDs to your door once a month. After four weeks they will return with a new supply of reading material, etc. and pick up whatever you've finished. There is no cost for this service.

The Homebound Service has been in operation for over 13 years and has served many members of the Tilton/Northfield community. Anyone who is no longer able to drive or who suffers from a chronic physical or mental illness is eligible to participate. Arrangements may be made if you are homebound for a shorter period of time. Deliveries and pick-up generally occur on the first Friday of each month.

Call the library at 286-8971 for more information and to sign up for this great service. Open to residents of Tilton/Northfield.

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Bloodmobile at I-L High

MEREDITH — The Red Cross bloodmobile will be at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith on Wednesday, March 26. Drawing hours will be noon to 5:00 p.m.

For more information or to schedule your appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767, or visit redcrossblood.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:06

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