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Professor Harp Blues Band at Pitman's Friday night

LACONIA — The Professor Harp Blues Band will perform at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Admission is $12. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Although born and raised as Hugh Holmes of Boston, Mass., the emanations from his harmonica and vocals make it clear that Professor Harp has the blues of Texas and the whole wide Delta coursing through his veins.
Primarily playing a sparse, yet full-sounding brand of no-nonsense, no-frills Texas style blues, Professor Harp specializes in what he calls, 'roots music'. "It's whatever makes me feel good and moves me, so to speak." Indeed it has evolved while continuing to move audiences for decades.
Under the influence of many diverse blues greats, Professor Harp has developed a robust playing style. He often utilizes the Leslie rotating-speaker sound system to give his harp a Hammond organ timbre, while he alternately and simultaneously employs the standard or traditional 'electrified' blues harp. The Professor tops this off by singing the blues with an infectious fervor, supported at his strictest insistence by only top-flight musicians on guitar, bass, and drums.
Professor Harp performed with various bands throughout the Northeast including legends Solomon Burke and Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson and played live on NBC's Today Show. Among the legions of hot performances at rocking blues clubs, the memories that often stand out for The Professor are the nights his harp helped to swell the room, in a spontaneous jam with his old mentor, the inimitable bluesman Muddy Waters. Professor Harp will perform with Howard Randall and his band.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 09:45

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Pease Library Hosts Author of Book on 1938 Hurricane

PLYMOUTH — The Pease Public Library will present Lourdes Aviles, author of the book Taken By Storm, 1938: A Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England Hurricane.

The program will be held in the Community Room downstairs in the Pease Public Library at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 14.

This program is free and open to the public, refreshments will be provided.

Lourdes Aviles will read from her book. Dr. Aviles is an Associate Professor of Meteorology at Plymouth State University.

On September 21, 1938 one of the most powerful storms of the twentieth century came unannounced into the lives of New Yorkers and New Englanders, leaving utter devastation in its wake. The Great Hurricane, as it came to be known, changed everything, from the landscape and its inhabitants' lives, to Weather Bureau practices, to the measure and kind of relief New Englanders would receive during the Great Depression and the resulting pace of regional economic recovery.

For more information, contact the Pease Public Library at 603-536-2616.

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Annual animal Adopt A Thon is Nov. 29 at the Belknap Mall

BELMONT — The New Hampshire Human Society will hold its annual Adopt A Thon on Friday, November 29 at the Belknap Mall in Belmont from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Throughout the day all puppies, kittens, dogs and cats will be available for same day adoptions. Adoption fees are seasonally adjusted, senior dogs $125 to $300 for a puppy. Cats range from $125 for a kitten to just $25 for a senior feline. All animals have been assessed behaviorally, may have already learned some basic commands, all are micro chipped, fully vaccinated appropriate for the age, spayed or neutered, heartworm and feline leukemia tested and clear of parasites. Adopters will also receive a coupon for free soda with their purchase of a slice from Sal's Pizza located right in the mall.

Upon adoption the following paperwork should be at hand; proof of home ownership or rental/lease agreement, current pet vaccination history showing up to date rabies certification, and a valid ID showing the adopters are at least 21 years of age.

While browsing for a new pet, visit the raffle tables, met representatives of the newly reopened Meredith Place Veterinary ER, enjoy complimentary coffee from Big Cat Coffees & Perk at Work, or lend a note of support to the tribute booth in honor of Paige Garneau a local teenager, who loved animals but died tragically in a car accident last year. The Garneau family have been busy all summer raising memorial funds, a portion of which will underwrite the adoption fee of selected animals at the Adopt a Thon.

Paige Quigley, Mall Manager said "We are very excited to host the NH Humane Society, five years at the Mall and this, their 10th anniversary of the event. They are a great local animal welfare organization. Anything we can do to help animals find loving permanent homes is truly a pleasure".

For more information call the NHHS at 524-3252 for further details prior to the Adopt-A-Thon, or check out www.nhhumane.org.

 

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Trip to Greece, Italy planned for next Apri

PLYMOUTH — The Newton School of South Strafford, Vermont is sponsoring a twelve day trip for April 2014 to Athens, Greece, Sicily and Rome Italy. Jon Freeman long time Plymouth resident, retired N.H. principal and head chaperone is inviting Lakes Region area students (grades 8-12), staff, parents
and community members to join the 30 who are already traveling on this exciting journey.

On this multigenerational tour, participants will experience new cultures and visit important landmarks in Greece and Italy. Some highlights include  Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon, Greek Theater, Corinth Canal, Greek Islands, Sicily, Palermo Basilica, Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Coliseum, Roman Forum, Vatican and Rome.

There will be optional activities offered like a visit to Mount Etna (active volcano), Greek Culture Evening and a choice of activities for a day in Rome.

An enrollment fee will get people registered for the trip and payment plans are available. The tour is operated by EF Education First Tours of Cambridge, MA a world leader in Educational Travel. Learn more about our trip or register online at www.eftours.com/1249595.

Contact Jon Freeman (603-254-3565 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for more information.

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