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Collection of books & music for sale in Gilford

GILFORD — The United Methodist Church will hold a sale of unusual collection of books and music from the Chuck French family and others. Many people in the area knew Chuck as a collector of historical information, art and music.
The sale of these items will begin on Friday, Sept. 12, from 1-6 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the church at 18 Wesley Way, off Route 11A.
This will not only be of interest to antique book dealers but also to local people who will be able to pick up a novel, biography, historical books or music at a bargain price.
The proceeds of this sale will go to the church to help defray the cost of maintaining the building that is often used by nonprofit organizations free of charge. A tithe, 10 percent, of the proceeds will go to missions beyond the local church.
For more information call Nancy at 524-2580.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 11:11

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Craig Jaster & ‘The Buskers’ performing at Pitman’s on Thursday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem street will host Craig Jaster and "The Buskers" on Thursday September 11 at 8 pm. Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

"Folk impurists" with a smart, distinct voice and a kitchen sink repertoire of influences from jug band and jazz to roots rock, "The Buskers" tap the street music tradition for which they are named, then go much farther, with serious musicianship, a sense of humor, and energy to burn." Their sound is defined by deep respect for the craft of songwriting and a shared love for the inventive possibilities of improvisation.
Washington, D.C. native Craig Jaster (piano, bass, accordion, vocals) has played professionally since age 15. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, he moved to New Hampshire, where he has played jazz with Delfeayo Marsalis, Tiger Okoshi and Big Joe Burrell and opened for The Yellowjackets, Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Reeves, and the late great Ray Charles.Kathy (KZ) Sommer (violin, mandolin, vocals) has studied and performed with Latin jazz maestro Eddie Palmieri, the Turtle Island string Quartet and master fiddlers Matt Glaser, Jay Unger and mandolinist Peter Ostroushko.
Paul Hubert (guitar, vocals) has performed extensively as a solo artist on classical guitar and played with various bands including the rock group White Light. Jared Steer on drums plays with a vast number of projects and has played with the likes of Randy Roos (guitar great), Philip Hamilton and James Montgomery.

Catered dinner buffet available before the show from 6:45 pm to 8pm. Call 527-0043 for details and reservations.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 10:56

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Free Car Seat Inspections at Irwin Automotive on September 16

LACONIA — LRGHealthcare announced that free car seat inspections and education will be available to the community on Tuesday, September 16, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Irwin Automotive Group, 59 Bisson Avenue, Laconia. The event is part of "Child Passenger Safety Week" and will include car seat inspections by Carolyn Muller of LRGHealthcare who is a Certified Child Passenger Safety technician. Muller will be on hand to teach parents and caregivers how to choose the right car seats for their children and how to install them correctly.

"There's always danger on the road, every time you leave your home," said Muller "The best way to protect your child is to have him or her in the right seat for the child's age and size and to use that seat correctly. Even if you think you've got it right, make an appointment during Child Passenger Safety Week to know for sure. All parents want their kids to be safe, and this event will give them that peace of mind."

Child Passenger Safety Week, September 14-20, is a week dedicated to helping parents and caregivers make sure their children ride as safely as possible every time they are in vehicles. Certified Child Passenger Safety technicians teach families how to correctly secure their child and give families the information they need to correct mistakes when using car seats, booster seats and seat belts. This event is sponsored by LRGHealthcare and Irwin Automotive Group.

Call Irwin Automotive Group at 581-2968 to make an appointment, which will last approximately 20 minutes.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 10:52

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Planning Commission’s Transportation Committee to meet Wednesday in Meredith

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10 at the Humiston Building.

The focus of this meeting will be on establishing the criteria that will be used to evaluate proposals for walking and bicycling improvements submitted through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Letters of interest have been received from 6 Lakes Region communities describing potential improvements totaling nearly $4 million for construction. Project proposals, due September 26 will be evaluated by the TAC to determine regional priorities this fall.

The LRPC Transportation TAC encourages all members of the public who are concerned about any aspect of transportation to attend and provide their input. For additional information contact the Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 10:41

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