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Laconia, Plymouth Elks lodges to host Grand Exalted Ruler on Tuesday

LACONIA  — John D. Amen, the National Leader of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, accompanied by his wife Marcia, will visit the New Hampshire State Elks and their Lodges on Tuesday, September 23rd , 2014.

His trip to the Granite State will include a luncheon at the Laconia, NH Elks Lodge #876 at 1:30 pm and a reception-banquet given in his honor at the Plymouth, NH Elks #2312 which will start at 6 pm. In Plymouth, Mr. Amen will speak on his objectives and goals for the Order. Elks from all over New Hampshire will be in attendance to meet John and his wife Marcia.

The Elks have Lodges in 14 New Hampshire towns and cities with a statewide membership over 7,000 members. The Elks provided over 36,908 hours of volunteer help in the Granite State last year. Members and their helpers also traveled 209,774 miles in New Hampshire in conjunction with the Order's programs. The Elks total contribution to the state of New Hampshire last year amounted to $1,357,608.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:15

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Squam Lake foliage cruises offered

HOLDERNESS — With fall foliage season fast approaching, the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is offering Squam Lake cruises daily through Columbus Day weekend.

The 90-minute cruises run at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. These guided tours utilize one of the Science Center's canopied pontoon boats which hold approximately 23 people and offer a way to see and learn about this beautiful landscape. Binoculars are available on cruises for wildlife viewing at no additional cost.

Squam Lake is the second-largest lake located entirely in New Hampshire at 6,791 acres. It served as the location for the filming of "On Golden Pond" in 1981. It is known for its wildlife including common loons, bald eagles, great blue herons, and more. It is also famous for its amazingly clear water, rocky shores, celebrated islands, historic homes, and scenic mountain views.

Reservations are recommended for Squam Lake Cruises by calling 603-968-7194, option 7.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:10

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Temple B'nai Israel announces High Holy Day services

LACONIA — High Holy Day services at Temple B'nai Israel in Laconia, usher in the Jewish New Year. These solemn days begin with Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and conclude on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). The services will be led by Rabbi Terry Ross Bard and Cantorial Soloist Melody Funk. The blowing of the Shofar heralds the start of Rosh Hashanah and the conclusion at the close of the final service on Yom Kippur. Scheduled service times are:

EREV ROSH HASHANAH Wednesday, September 24 at 7:30 pm

ROSH HASHANAH Thursday and Friday, September 25 and 26 at 10:00 am

Children's Service Thursday, September 25 @ 10:00 am

Tashlich at Bartlett Beach following morning service on Thursday, the 25th

KOL NIDRE Friday, October 3 at 7:30 pm

YOM KIPPUR Saturday, October 4 at 10 am followed by Yizkor.

Mincha Service at 4 pm. Neilah at 5:30

Children's Service Saturday, October 4 at 10 am

Break the Fast at 6:30 pm

Temple B'nai Israel, in the heart of the Lakes Region, welcomes members and visitors to High Holiday Services. Tickets are not required.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:07

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Tyler Road at Pitman's Freight Room Saturday night

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia will host Tyler Road Bluegrass and The Otherns on Saturday Sept 20 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Tyler Road has been performing publicly and at private functions since 2003. Tyler Road has acquired the talent of various musicians from central NH to create a blend of music that you will not find anywhere else. With the combination of banjo, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass, accordion, box drum and bluesy vocals, Tyler Road creates the best foot stomping jams in the Northeast. Tyler Road has performed at arts and music festivals across New England.

Catered dinner buffet available before the show, please call 527-0043 for details and reservations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:04

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