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Laconia Adult Education Offers Dog Obedience Classes

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education will be offering Beginner and Advanced Dog Obedience classes starting on Wednesday, March 12.

Classes will meet for eight (8) weeks in the Woodland Heights Elementary School Gym in Laconia. The Beginner Class will meet from 6-7 p.m. and the Advanced Class from 7-8 p.m., announced Peggy Selig, Program Director. The classes will be taught by John and Carolyn Bancroft.

No dog is too young, too small nor too old to enter the Beginner Dog Obedience Class. Your dog will learn to walk beside you on the leash without pulling, come when called, sit, lie down, stand, and stay where you command it to stay. Owners will also learn how to communicate with their pets.
The Advanced Dog Obedience Class is designed for those dogs who are ready to begin training off a leash, learning verbal and hand signals. Your dog will learn to interact with other dogs, but pay attention to your instructions. This class also prepares pet handlers and their dogs to enter the obedience trials and show rings.
All dogs must be current with Rabies and Distempter Shots. Documentation must be provided prior to registration. To register for the Dog Obedience classes call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:45

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Sandy Cleary Wins Outstanding Women in Business Award

MOULTONBOROUGH — Sandy Cleary, President of CruCon Cruise Outlet in Moultonborough, was presented with the 2014 Outstanding Women in Business Award from New Hampshire Business Review. The Outstanding Women In Business Award celebrates the achievements of six women across New Hampshire's business community with nominations detailing the candidate's excellent leadership, work ethic and passion for their various industries.
Cleary's leadership and goal-oriented focus has brought CruCon to a new level of Superior Customer Service and earned them a number of awards in 2013 for their achievements. Her nomination detailed her work on advocating for women in business, her enthusiasm for community involvement and her inspiration as a role model for future business men and women in New Hampshire.
In addition to the Outstanding Women in Business Award, Cleary was also presented with the C-Beyond Award, which is presented by Centrix Bank each year to an individual who portrays a strong belief in entrepreneurism, building strong partnerships within their business and community as well as a forward thinking mindset. "It's an honor to be recognized for the work that my team and I have accomplished. While we have received many national awards, receiving this award in our own backyard is just that much more meaningful." said Cleary.
CruCon Cruise Outlet is an award-winning travel agency that specializes in cruise travel. Since 1995, the CruCon Cruise Outlet team has provided a concierge level of service and complete travel booking assistance on all the major cruise lines. They are members of the National Association Cruise Oriented Agencies, Cruise Lines International Association and the American Society of Travel Agents. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:46

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NH Humane Society Rabies Clinic March 8

LACONIA — New Hampshire Humane Society will host their annual Spring Rabies & Microchip Clinic on Saturday March 8 at the shelter on Meredith Center Road, Laconia.

New Hampshire State law stipulates all cats and dogs require rabies vaccination and periodic boosters to ensure protection. While this 'zoonotic' disease is generally contained within the wild kingdom by predators, the very real possibility of jumping that natural barrier via the family dog, or cat exists.

The NHHS rabies clinic will be open to anyone with a kitten or puppy older than 12 weeks of age, or adult cat or dog needing the vaccine. Cats must be in a carrier, and dogs on a leash to ensure safety. The cost per animal will be $12 per vaccine.
Micro-chipping service will so be offered at the clinic for a per animal fee of just $25.
Vaccines will be given on a first come, first served basis, no appointment necessary, but plan ahead if you intend to bring multiple pets – allow extra time for check in and certificate information to be gathered.

New Hampshire Humane Society is the oldest shelter in New Hampshire and provides many community based programs such as the Spay Neuter Assistance Program (S.N.A.P) - available for folks to access low cost sterilization services for their companion animals. Fees are deeply discounted to help people afford the surgery.
To apply to the program for help, contact NHHS at 524-3252 for an application.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:43

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NH Music Festival Announces 2014 Summer Season

PLYMOUTH — The New Hampshire Music Festival (NHMF) announced its 2014 summer season today. With a theme of "The Romantic Spirit," the six-week season, July 8-August 14, will explore and celebrate the many facets of Romanticism, from the 18th century to the modern day.

The 62nd festival will take place in multiple venues throughout central New Hampshire. The Silver Center at Plymouth State University is the festival's primary venue, where it will offer full orchestra performances on Thursdays and Saturdays, and Tuesday night chamber performances.

"We will not only perform music we all know and love, from a beloved Mendelssohn overture to Tchaikovsky's towering masterpiece, his Fifth Symphony, but we will present new and exciting music, fulfilling our need and desire to keep music a living art form," said NHMF Music Director Donato Cabrera. "We also welcome to the NHMF family Dan Perkins, our new principal guest conductor, who will prepare the chorus for Verdi's epic Requiem."

Highlights of the season include concertos by Vivaldi, Mozart, Piazzolla, Milhaud, Conus, and Copland, and the festival will welcome four internationally renowned soloists to sing Verdi's Requiem. Composer Nathaniel Stookey will be the first contemporary composer in a new concert series called Composer Portraits. Stookey's The Composer is Dead, with the composer himself acting as narrator, and his newly composed overture, Go!, will be featured.

Bank of New Hampshire is the festival's first lead corporate partner, providing sponsorship for this season. "Bank of New Hampshire is proud to have been a lead supporter of the New Hampshire Music Festival for more than a decade," stated Mark Primeau, President and CEO for Bank of New Hampshire. "The New Hampshire Music Festival provides access to top musicians from all over the United States to enrich the lives of New Hampshire residents."

Subscription sales begin in March 2014 and single ticket sales will start in April 2014. Ticket prices range from $15-$69. More details can be found at www.nhmf.org.


Donato Cabrera, Music Director


Tuesday, July 8, 8 PM

Chamber Music Series with NHMF Musicians

Thursday, July 10, 8 PM

Opening Celebration
Festival Orchestra
Donato Cabrera, conductor

Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream in E major, Op. 21

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467,Frances Renzi, piano

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

Sunday, July 13

Jazz Brunch at Wolfeboro Inn


Tuesday, July 15, 8 PM

Chamber Music Series with NHMF Musicians

Thursday, July 17, 8 PM

Saturday, July 19, 8 PM

Festival Orchestra
Donato Cabrera, conductor

Schreker: Intermezzo, Op. 8

Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in E minor, RV 484 Nicolasa Kuster, bassoon

Mason Bates: Icarian Rhapsody

Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Jennifer Cho, violin

Friday, July 18, 8 PM
Lincoln Financial Presents
Chamber Concert
Concord Community Music School


Tuesday, July 22, 8 PM

Chamber Music Series with NHMF Musicians

Thursday, July 24, 8 PM

Festival Orchestra
Donato Cabrera, conductor

Stookey: Go!

Milhaud: Concertino d'Hiver, Op. 327, David Loucky, trombone

Stookey: The Composer is Dead, Nathaniel Stookey, composer/narrator

Friday, July 25, 8 PM
Chamber Concert
Wolfeboro Congregational Church

Saturday, July 26, 10 AM

Family Concert

The Composer is Dead


Tuesday, July 29, 8 PM

Chamber Music Series with NHMF Musicians

Thursday, July 31, 8 PM

Saturday, August 2, 8 PM

Festival Orchestra
Donato Cabrera, conductor

Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture

Conus: Violin Concerto in E minor, Yulia Iglinova Milstein, violin

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64


Tuesday, August 5, 8 PM

Chamber Music Series with NHMF Musiciansand Heidi Melton, soprano

Thursday, August 7, 8 PM

Saturday, August 9, 8 PM

Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Dan Perkins, director of choral activities

Verdi: Messa di Requiem
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Heidi Melton, soprano

Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano

AJ Glueckert, tenor

James Westman, bass

Sunday, August 10, 8 PM
An Evening with Lisa Vroman – Gala Concert
Broadway and cabaret music featuring soprano Lisa Vroman and the Festival Orchestra


Tuesday, August 12, 8 PM

Chamber Music Series with NHMF Musicians

Thursday, August 14, 8 PM

Festival Orchestra
Donato Cabrera, conductor

Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 1
Copland: Clarinet Concerto, Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet

Bizet: Carmen Symphony in 12 Scenes

Márquez: Danzón No. 2

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:40

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