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Friends of LRCS Make 'Uncorked 2013' an Event to Remember


LACONIA — The first Lakes Region Uncorked tasting event on November 2 was a huge success for Lakes Region Community Services thanks to the organizers and vendors who put in so much time and effort and the amazing sponsors and local supporters who participated.

"Launching a signature event like Uncorked can be a little scary for any organization," said Director of Development and Public Relations Joanne Piper Lang. "But we couldn't have asked for a better result. Uncorked was indeed a special celebration of the Lakes Region. The locally-crafted wines, mead, ciders and beers showcased at Uncorked are some of the best you will find anywhere in the country. We've received lots of very positive feedback. Everyone had a fabulous time learning how wines are made, appreciating how to taste the products while sampling delicious food."

Lakes Region Uncorked, featured 15 local producers of wine, mead, cider and beer, introducing guests to many high-quality, hand made products. People filled the Historic Belknap Mill as more than 170 tickets to the event were issued. The event also featured a well known NH wine educator and a silent auction with items donated by local businesses and artisans. Tours of the Mill were provided by docents and guests enjoyed the Mill's newly opened art gallery.

Because of the generous support of the event's Title Sponsor - Bank of New Hampshire and corporate sponsors – Curt's Caterers of Gilford, Franklin Savings Bank, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, E & S Insurance and LPL Financial -- all ticket sales benefit the individuals, children and families of all ages who receive supports and services from LRCS.

According to LRCS Executive Director Christine Santaniello, Uncorked is well on its way to becoming a community tradition. "Uncorked brought together people from the Lakes Region community, businesses and nonprofit sectors to connect with friends and associates while supporting the Agency. There are lots of enthusiastic people looking forward to Uncorked 2014." The date for Lakes Region Uncorked 2014 has already been scheduled for November 1.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 10:16

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Laconia & Belknap County Democrats Blue Bash December 6

LACONIA — The Belknap County and Laconia Democratic Committees will be holding the First Annual Blue Holiday Bash in honor of the Hon. J. Oliva Huot at the Belknap Mill on Friday, December 6 from 6-9 p.m.

This event will be a festive Holiday gathering, featuring food and drink (including a special blue drink), music, speakers, and surprise guests. There will also be a silent auction, raffle, and a prize for the oldest national, state and local pieces of political memorabilia.

Suggested donation at the door is $20 per person. Sponsorships are also available at levels of $125, $250, and $500. Payments and contributions can be made at the door, or in advance by check (made out to Laconia Democratic Committee, 71 Cottonwood Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246) on online at https://secure.actblue.com/page/blueholidaybash

For further information, contact Kate Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 10:09

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Pitmans Hosting Kid Pinky Blues Band Friday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia will host The Kid Pinky Blues Band on Friday, November 29 at 8 p.m.

Kid Pinky and his Restless Knights is a retro style 4 piece blues band from the Concord area that is both authentic and unique, but not loud. The band is a throwback to a more simple but nasty kind of Blues, and with its dedicated stylists, engaging personalities and comfortable volume levels, the band is always intimate and fun.

Tom Wright on guitar and vocals, John Hoik on drums, Steve Prisby on piano, harmonica and vocals and Jock Irvine on double bass and vocals.

Admission is $12, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:51

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Fifth Annual Team Trivia Tournament to benefit the Wolfeboro Area Children's Center

WOLFEBORO — The Fifth Annual Team Trivia Tournament to benefit the Wolfeboro Area Children's Center will be held on Wednesdays from January 8 to February 19 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Inn Ballroom.

Tickets are $15 per person, which includes hearty soups, breads, salad bar, and trivia night. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. Call 569-1027 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A team consists of up to 10 people. The first six weeks are preliminary rounds that lead up to the Team Trivia Championship night on the final, seventh Wednesday. Teams of up to 10 people each will vie for trivia superiority each week, with a weekly grand prize valued at $100 (cash or prizes) to the team with the most points at the end of the night. The six weekly winners are invited back for the Team Trivia Championship where a tournament champ is awarded; but any team can participate in the trivia action. The tournament grand prize is ten tickets for the WinniBelle, provided by the chief sponsor The Wolfeboro Inn, and a to-be-announced additional prize.

Each night of the Team Trivia Tournament features four rounds of trivia questions that vary in point value and an extra credit game. The games are run by a live host/gamemaster who asks the questions, keeps things lively, and interacts with the players.

Beginning on January 14 the Center is providing a new childcare opportunity called "Toddler Town". This program offers quality childcare on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings on an as-needed, drop-in basis for children ages 1 to 3 years old. Parents may preregister and find out more about this opportunity by calling 569-1027 or by stopping by 180 S. Main Street, Wolfeboro. Check out the Children's Center at www.wolfeborochildren.org.

Wolfeboro Area Children's Center's mission is to enhance the well-being of families and the community by meeting the developmental and educational needs of children through comprehensive, affordable, high-quality child care and family services, and to cooperate with other agencies serving those needs.

The Wolfeboro Area Children's Center, founded in 1974, is daycare and so much more. The Children's Center offers early care and education to children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old. The school-age program, for ages 6 through 12, meets mornings and afternoons during the school year and all day throughout school vacations and the summer, providing children the opportunity to explore and develop their interests.

All members of the teaching staff meet Licensed Plus requirements for education and experience. The Children's Center is a licensed Preschool Special Education program with on-staff teachers and therapists. The Prevention and Family Services Programs, under the direction of a Master's level social worker, address the varied needs of our families in a family-friendly environment.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:48

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