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030814 Belknap Mill Society to host a Business After Hours Event on March 13

LACONIA — The Belknap Mill Society will host a Business After Hours Event with the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 13 from 4-6 p.m.

This event will be fun filled with opportunities for the whole family to enjoy. Both the Knitting museum and the Wheel House museums will be operational with volunteers on hand to answer questions about how the Belknap Mill Corporation was at the center of the Industrial Revolution providing socks for soldiers during the civil war and both World Wars.

The Belknap Mill Galleries will also be open. Our feature for the month of March is our school program "Arts Alive." Students from local schools exhibit their works of art in a variety of mediums throughout the building.

"Along with food and beverages and a lot of time to network with other community leaders, we will have a scavenger hunt for those that are interested in participating," states Denise Sharlow, Executive Director of the Belknap Mill Society.

Sharlow and the Board of Trustees wanted an opportunity to have an open house for the business community to see how the Belknap Mill encourages education. "The Arts Alive program is organized by very talented local educators from area schools," states Sharlow. We are fortunate to have Kim Valpey, elementary arts educator from Gilford, as the main coordinator, and visionary of the program. Kim has worked with other community art teachers to exhibit the children's art here at the Belknap Mill annually. Each year it just keeps getting better and better."

Sharlow invites everyone to meet our new Trustees at the event. "We have succeeded in engaging six new members to serve on our Board of Trustees this year. None of them will be a stranger to the business community as they have been active in supporting other organizations and we are very happy to have them direct our future at the Belknap Mill. We have added Rick Crocker, Laconia High School history educator, Sandra Marshall, Director at LRG Healthcare, Allison Ambrose, Attorney at Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald, & Nichols, PA, Caroline Rolfe, Assistant Manager at Franklin Savings Bank, Kaye Anderson, retired educator, and Donna Harris, Manager at Bank of New Hampshire."

The Belknap Mill also will feature raffle items from our group of very talented consigners.

Donated raffle items and their generous contributors are:

Joanna DeCesare: Specialty Note Cards

LeeAnn Fay-Ellis: Hand Made Smittens

Jim Hallene: Hand crafted Wine stopper

Jill E Mahan: $25 Gift Cert with Package of Scenic Note Cards

Cat Magnant: Hand painted Birch Tree Artwork

Karen Schweizer: 2 jars of mustard and jam

Angela Stewart: 2 packs of note cards (value $14.95 each)

Judi Taggart: Handcrafted Jewelry

Jackie Bonafide: Photography note cards

Eileen Story: Stoneware bowl with maple products

This event is open to the business community, chamber members and the public. For more information, contact the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 524-5531. Registration is now open on the Chamber's website at www.LakesRegionChamber.org.

The Belknap Mill is the oldest, unaltered brick textile mill in the country. It has a permanent exhibit that interprets the history of the textile industry in Laconia, and has changing monthly exhibits focusing on the arts and history, as well as educational programs for all ages. For further information on the mill and its events, visit www.belknapmill.org or call 603-524-8813.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 10:20

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Lacrosse Sign-ups tonight in Laconia

LACONIA — With both Belmont and Inter-Lakes establishing lacrosse programs at the high school level, Laconia Lacrosse Club is extending the
registration period for their youth program.
Laconia Lacrosse Club fields 8 teams, 4 teams for both boys and girls for U-9, 11, 13 and 15. Teams are open to players from the area including Laconia, Belmont, Tilton, Meredith and Center Harbor.
While Laconia Lacrosse Club is encouraging on-line registration at http://laclax.usl.la/ , they are holding an information/sign-up tonight at 7 p.m.  at the Laconia Police Station. Also, they will be accepting registrations at their open gyms this Sunday, March 16. Boys is at Laconia High School at 5 p.m., while girls will be at Laconia Middle School at 6 p.m.
If anyone has questions, call Tony Pederzani at 528-5449.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 09:54

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PSU All New England Jazz Festival March 11

PLYMOUTH .— The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will host the annual All New England Jazz Festival for high school students on Tuesday, March 11 at the Silver Center for the Arts. The daylong program of workshops and rehearsals concludes with a 6 p.m. concert in Hanaway Theatre. 

Students are nominated by their directors and selected to participate in the daylong festival. This year's festival will feature two select student jazz ensembles directed by festival conductors John W. Jones and Mark A. Stickney. The Plymouth State University Jazz Ensemble will open the concert.

Dr. Jones is professor of music and director of the jazz ensemble at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. An award winning composer, Jones has been commissioned to write works for wind band, jazz ensemble and chamber orchestra. The Buzz Jones Big Band has toured Europe multiple times, and has released three compact discs over the past decade.

Dr. Stickney is assistant professor of music and director of bands at Plymouth State. He has served on the brass faculties of Salve Regina University and the Community College of Rhode Island, where he taught trombone, euphonium and tuba. He has performed with the American Band, Fanfare Brass, The Narragansett Tuba Quartet, and as a member of the Rutgers Wind Ensemble. As a conductor, Stickney has premiered a number of works.

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $7 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or 800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 09:44

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Executive Council Candidate Kenney at Kitchen Cravings Monday

GILFORD — District One Executive Council candidate Joe Kenney, a Republican from Wakefield, will be completing his ''Cup of Joe Tour'', which has taken him from Colebrook to Claremont to Gilford, at Kitchen Cravings next to the Lacona Airport in Gilford at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The former Senator from District 3 began a tour of coffee shops and mom and pop restaurants promoting the New Hampshire Brand with an interesting twist during the primary in which he won the GOP nomination for the Executive Council seat held for three decades by the late Ray Burton of Bath. The twist was that the first person to post their photo with Joe on the Joe Kenney for Executive Council Facebook page at each location on the tour wins a free pound of coffee from a New Hampshire roastery.

It will be one of his last campaign stops before voters go the polls on Tuesday, March 11 in a special election.


Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 09:09

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