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Cider Bellies will donate funds to WLNH Children's Auction

MEREDITH — On Sunday, September 29 Cider Bellies at Moulton Farm will be hosting a Day of PDA. A Day of PDA is when we show one of our favorite charities some love by "dough"nating 100% of our profits from doughnut sales to them.
This Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cider Bellies will  be showing some love to the WLNH Children's Auction, an annual event held every December in Laconia which over the past 31 years has raised over $2 million dollars for local charities.
In addition to smaller organizations and families helped throughout the years by the WLNH Children's Auction, annual contributions are given to many community-based organizations throughout Central New Hampshire. These include: The Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region, Citizen Santa Fund, Community Health and Hospice Young Families program, Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center, Lakes Region Daycare, Health First Family Care of Franklin, Salvation Army, etc.
The Children's Auction is not the only event or charity that Cider Bellies has been a part of or donated to. In the past it has held similar fundraising days for UNICEF, Water.Org, the Lakes Region Food Pantry and many others.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:14

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Wolfeboro Museums Participate in Smithsonian's Museum Day Live Saturday

WOLFEBORO — The New Hampshire Boat Museum and the Wright Museum of World War II History will open their doors free of charge on Saturday, September 28, as part of Smithsonian Magazine's ninth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Tickets may be downloaded at www.smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two to both the Wright Museum and the New Hampshire Boat Museum on September 28 only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.

Inclusive by design, the event represents how museums are committed to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Museum Day Live! gives museums across all 50 states the opportunity to provide that opportunity for all who are interested. Last year's event drew over 400,000 participants and this year's event expects record-high participation.

"We are thrilled to be teaming up with the Wright Museum to offer free admission during the Museum Day Live! event. We hope that everyone in the area takes advantage of this wonderful one-day offering to visit us," said Lisa Simpson Lutts, Executive Director of the NH Boat Museum.

Both the New Hampshire Boat Museum and the Wright Museum are open on Saturday, September 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Wright Museum is located at 77 Center Street and the Boat Museum is located at 399 Center Street. For further information about both museums visit www.nhbm.org or www.wrightmuseum.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 07:55

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Jazz Bar Hosts Wendy Nottonson and John Funkhouser tonight

LACONIA — The Jazz Bar will present Wendy Nottonson and the John Funkhouser Trio tonight at 7 p.m. Charlie Farren will open the show.

Wendy Nottonson is a dynamic vocalist who has gained recognition for her singular timing, phrasing, vocal agility and linguistic diversity. Her influences span from Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, and Betty Carter to Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Eva Cassidy.

Her CD "Lover Man" has been fondly received, with one critic celebrating that her "voice rests on a lilty vibrato, her teasing approaches suggest Ella (Fitzgerald), and she perfectly juxtaposes quick successions of lyrics with drawn out melodic stretches." (Eric Weld, jazz critic)

Charlie Farren has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Alone onstage with acoustic guitar in hand, Charlie captures an audience with his unique delivery, insightful lyrics, memorable songs, soaring vocal, and subtle yet innovative guitar style. It wasn't always quite so subtle, as Charlie formed this original self-taught style with a history of successful, hard-crunching rock bands throughout the 1980s.

Farren emerged onto the national scene in the early '80s as lead singer and guitarist with the Joe Perry Project. In that band Charlie established himself as one of the hottest young singers to emerge from the Boston music scene, writing the hits 'Listen to The Rock' and 'East Coast, West Coast' and 'I've Got The Rock And Rolls Again'.

There is a $10 cover charge. Full bar, dinner, coffee, and desserts are available.

Table reservations can be made by calling (603) 366-9100

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 07:50

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Civil Air Patrol squadron hosting open house today

LACONIA — The Hawk Composite Squadron, New Hampshire Wing Civil Air Patrol, will hold its Fall Open House at the Laconia Municipal Airport on September 26, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force, is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to training youth (12 – 18 years old) in the areas of aerospace education, leadership, character development and emergency services, while instilling the values of integrity, volunteer service, excellence and respect. The squadron is also open to adult members interested in air crews and ground search and rescue teams. The Hawk Composite Squadron, the local squadron of this national organization, will be holding an open house in the terminal of the Laconia Municipal Airport. Anyone interested in joining this organization, as either a cadet member or adult member, should attend this meeting. Any questions they may have will be answered, including information regarding flight training and scholarship opportunities. Refreshments will be provided.

NH Wing, Civil Air Patrol will have several displays to include a Cessna 182 aircraft, emergency services vehicles and equipment to further demonstrate its search and rescue capabilities. Aerospace Education will display model rockets and aircraft built by members. There will be a recruiting booth for those ages 12 to adult interested in the three missions of Civil Air Patrol which are Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education and Emergency Services.

For more information regarding the Open House, please contact Nick Orgettas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information on the Civil Air Patrol refer to hawksquadron.nhcapcadets.org.

Civil Air Patrol is a non-profit auxiliary of the United States Air Force with over 61,000 members. It is tasked for over 90 percent of the inland search and rescue missions by the Air Force Rescue and Recovery Center. In 2010 the organization was credited with 113 saves. The adult members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter drug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. They also take a lead role in mentoring to some 26,000 youth and aerospace education to both the public and its members. Civil Air Patrol has been performing missions for America for over 70 years.
Please note membership applications will be available, so bring valid proof of identity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 07:31

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