Fun with Wire class at Meredith Craft Gallery

MEREDITH — Join us at the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for a Fun with Wire class with Joy Raskin. Students will coil, wrap, tinker, weave, braid, crotchet, knit, twist and much more to make all kinds of fabulous jewelry and accessories. Wire is not just confined to jewelry, but can be used to make sculpture as well. Low-tech and requires just a few tools to work with.
Tuition is $80 per student, there is an additional $25 materials fee (copper/brass sheet and wire, silver can be purchased from instructor as needed) to be paid to the instructor the day of the class. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 603.279.7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Pitmans hosting paul warnick and phil'n the blanks

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street will host Paul Warnick with Phil'n the Blanks Saturday, October 11 at 8 p.m.

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

Paul Warnick heads up this high energy party band based in New Hampshire's Lakes Region. The Blanks perform at many popular night spots, ski areas and special event happenings all over the state. 

Veteran of the New England Music Scene, Paul Warnick has opened for Bob Dylan, Tom Jones, Steve Miller Band, Clint Black, Lynryd Skynrd and many, many more.
Whit Privette, Vocals and Bass Guitar, is the former Musical Director for the Osmond Family and Production Manager at the Palace Theater in Manchester.
Rick Page Drum Set - international touring artist -Well versed in all styles, has toured with Mighty Sam McLain, played MainStage before Big and Rich, Travis Tritt, Luke Bryan, Steve Azar and more. A songwriter as well -with hundreds of original compositions to his credit.
Special Guest Carl Benevides, saxophone, appearing for one night only is a 1st call professional player as well as the leader of several award winning jazz ensembles.

Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 494-3334 for details and reservations.

Bank NH facilitates Steele Hill expansion project

SANBORNTON —  Bank of New Hampshire and Steele Hill Resorts celebrated the kickoff of the resort's expansion at a recent ground breaking ceremony. The expansion of Steele Hill Resorts will be completed in several phases to accommodate increased demand for use of the facility. "Bank of New Hampshire strives to help our customers succeed. We are proud to be the bank of choice to assist Steele Hill Resorts in making their expansion vision complete." stated Tania Baert, VP - Commercial Lender for Bank of New Hampshire.

With three years of outstanding growth in rental business and the recent launch of the Steele Hill Vacation Club, the decision was made to expand resort inventory to meet a rise in demand. In coordination with financing by Bank of New Hampshire and project management by Conneston Construction, the new development is set to deliver marquee inventory to expand guest capacity at the 500 acre resort.

Positioned along the golf course overlooking prime views of the mountains and lakes below, the new building will feature an extended footprint and host two bedroom units in lockout configurations. These cutting-edge rooms will offer the ability to service demand in the hotel suite market while also meeting the needs of guests looking for full vacation condo rentals. Room features will include extended balconies to enjoy the views, full kitchens with granite countertops, fireplaces and large format flat screen TVs.

Project completion is currently scheduled for May 15th, 2015.

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire. With 21 banking offices throughout New Hampshire and assets exceeding $1 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state.

Lakes Region Making Strides walk on October 19 to add ‘Brauction’ event

LACONIA — The annual Lakes Region Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event will take place at Opehcee Park on Sunday, October 19.

In addition to the walk, there will be a "Brauction" to raise awareness for the cause. To  be part of the bra auction a member of the team must decorate and wear the bra the day of the event. The bra must be registered at the registration booth, where the bra committee will record the team or individual walker name and assign the bra a number. The number will be pinned to the bra, and following the walk participants will take the stage for the 2014 bra march. Tickets are $2 and will allow people the opportunity to vote for the best bra. Votes will be tallied during the walk and the winner will be announced immediately following the walk.