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Local songwriter commemorates Boston Marathon

LACONIA — J.P. Polidoro ("Dr. Jack") of Laconia has written and recorded a tribute song to the 2013 Boston Marathon. It was recently sent to Boston radio stations (and the Boston Athletic Assn.) for air time.
You may hear the tune on http://www.longtailpublishing.com/ and are free to share it.

The song is part of a new CD Jack has recorded ( 9 original songs ) this summer and will be final in the Fall.

"Hey Boston" was recorded at Rocking Horse Studios in Pittsfield, a professional recording studio, utilizing professional studio musicians, some from Berklee School of Music. Jack, a Laconia resident, is a songwriter/ novelist, guitar player/ performer for over 40 years and frequently performs at Giuseppe's in Meredith and The Common Man, Ashland. His daughter Stephanie Polidoro has an instrumental tune (piano) on the new CD as well.


Jack Polidoro (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:17

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Nate Boston Named Executive Director of Appalachian Mountain Teen Project

LACONIA — The Appalachian Mountain Teen Project (AMTP) is pleased to announce Nate Boston as the new Executive Director. Boston has been working with AMTP for over two years as the Associate Director and Youth Mentor.

Boston came to AMTP with approximately twenty-two years of experience working with teens and extensive experience in program development and administration. He served as a founding member and Head of School of the King George School, an emotional growth school in rural Vermont and was a founding member and Field Director for Adirondack Leadership Expedition, a wilderness therapy program for youth in upstate New York.

Under Boston's leadership, the AMTP has established an effective team of staff members to take AMTP into the future. Ray Conner, former Laconia- based Youth Mentor, now serves as AMTP's Director of Development, and Katie Chwasciak, former Voices Project and After School Programs Coordinator, now serves in a more extensive role as AMTP's Community Programs Director. Ashley Mann, AMTP's Laconia-based Youth Mentor, will continue to serve our youth in the Laconia and Gilford school districts.



Ray Connor, Appalachian Mountain Teen Project Community Programs Director; Nathan Boston, AMTP's  new executive director, and Ashley Mann, AMTP's Laconia Youth Mentor. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:06

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Alton Legion hosting ‘Ride to Remember’

ALTON — The Alton American Legion Riders Capter 72 is hosting its annual "Ride to Remember" on Saturday, September 14. The ride will start and end at the American Legion Post 72 in Alton at 11 a.m. Registration runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

The proceeds from the ride are to benefit the New Hampshire Veterans Home Resident Benefit Fund. Registration fee is $15 per rider, plus an additional $5 per passenger. Lunch and 50/50 raffle will follow the ride.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:02

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Kitchen Cravings to celebrate its 5th birthday by giving to food pantry

GILFORD — Kitchen Cravings, which was opened five years ago Bill and Sally Bickford who had a vision of turning a vacant Gilford bank building into an upscale, world class breakfast and lunch eatery is planning a fund raising event to benefit the St. Vincent  DePaul food pantry on Tuesday, September 3./

They will donate $5 for every person who comes in for breakfast and lunch that day to the food pantry, a place where each year on their birthdays they give a gift in dollars equal to their age.

The Bickfords say that they have been fortunate to have so many loyal customers and try to use the healthiest foods they can find and buy local when available, along with biodegradable and made in the USA products.

The Bickfords hope to raise $1,000 for the food pantry next Tuesday.

''We feel that giving back to the earth and the community is the only true way to be part of your town.'' says Sally Bickford.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 07:58

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