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5th Annual Tanger Fit for a Cure 5k already has record participation

TILTON — The Fifth Annual Tanger Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk presented by AutoServ will be held Sunday, September 22 starting at 8:30 a.m. at Tanger Outlets.

A record 750 participants have already registered for the 5K and registrations are anticipated Sunday. Proceeds from this event will again be kept local -- benefitting breast cancer awareness initiatives/women's imaging technology at LRGHealthcare.

Registration will take place from 7-8 a.m. Prior to the 8 a.m. start there will be a brief speaking ceremony featuring Tanger General Manager Eric Proulx; LRGHealthcare President & CEO Tom Clairmont; LRGHealthcare SVP of Administrative & Facilities Services Suzanne Stiles; and special guest speaker Pamela Ryan -- a 44-year old local resident who is undergoing treatment at LRGH (a Dana Farber-affiliated clinical trial) for recently diagnosed breast cancer.

The 5K will go off promptly at 8:30. The event will also offer educational booths, vendors, and a large pink ribbon for survivors and participants to sign.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:24

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Gallery Space Hosts Bobotas Photography Exhibit (149 w/2 col. Karen)

 LACONIA — Photographer, Karen Bobotas will be hosting an Open House at the Gallery Space located at 27 Canal Street on Thursday, September 19 from 4-6 p.m.

Her works have been on exhibit since the beginning of September and can be seen until the end of the month. The event coinsides with the Market Place located just around the corner from the Gallery Space between U Frame We Frame and the Art Supply Shoppe.

Karen's photographs range from traditional topic images to creative abstract pieces. In every case her keen eye and subtle approach to each image is reflected in the exhibition. This is a perfect opportunity for the public to see and discuss the photographs with the creator of the images.

For details call the Gallery Space at 387-3687 or on Facebook ww.facebook.com/TheGallerySpace.



Karen Bobotas (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:17

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Laconia Historical Society plans walking tour of Pleasant Street homes

LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society will hold its Second Annual 'The Historic Homes of Pleasant Street Walking Tour' on Sunday, September 22.

This self-guided tour of the architecturally beautiful Pleasant Street Homes is scheduled from noon to 4 op.m. and begins at "The Local Eatery" where participants will be provided with maps and narratives.

Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance at REMAX Bayside Realty or at the Laconia Public Library.

The Local Eatery is taking dinner reservations for after the event. Reserve a spot by calling 527-8007.

This tour will provide participants with historic information about when the properties were built, for whom and that person's significance in Laconia's history.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:58

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Broadway Idol at Winnipesaukee Playhouse Saturday

MEREDITH — The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will be alive with the sound of music... theatre music, that is, when the Playhouse holds its first Broadway Idol musical theatre competition on Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. Fifteen local teens and adults will be singing their hearts out for the title of Broadway Idol.

Based on American Idol, this one-night only event will feature performances from classic and contemporary musicals including Funny Girl, Mamma Mia!, Shrek and many more.

Taking on the roles of Simon, Paula and Randy will be three well-respected musical theatre professionals: Nancy Barry, Producing Artistic Director at Interlakes Summer Theatre; Joel Mercier, Artistic Associate and Resident Music Director at the New London Barn Playhouse and Keith Weirich, Artistic Director for the Peacock Players.

The judges will offer commentary after each contestant's turn and will vote at the end of the evening. However, the audience will also help decide who will win the title of Broadway Idol by purchasing "votes" for their favorites. All proceeds from the admission sales ($10 per person) and voting tickets ($1 per vote) will support the theatre and educational programming of the non-profit Winnipesaukee Playhouse.

Prizes for Idol winners include a $100 Tanger Outlets Gift Card (teen first prize) and an overnight stay at Mill Falls at the Lake plus a $50 Gift Card from Canoe in Center Harbor(adult first prize). The grand prize will be a Weekend Theatre Getaway for two including a two-night stay at the luxury Westminster Hotel in Livingston NJ, plus two tickets to the world premiere of Honeymoon in Vegas The Musical starring Tony Danza at the Paper Mill Theatre in Millburn NJ. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse extends a huge thank you to the local businesses who donated prizes as well as to the event sponsor, Bruno Coppola of Lakes Region Realty Group.

The event takes place at the new Winnipesaukee Playhouse at 50 Reservoir Road in Meredith. Magic Foods Restaurant Group will be offering pre-show dinners from the lobby bar beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets can be ordered by calling (603) 279-0333 or by using a credit card at www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:56

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