On Wednesday, July 31, CLiF’s (Children’s Literacy Foundation) Summer Readers program came to Paul Smith School in Franklin. On that day all children had the opportunity to attend a special literacy and storytelling presentation by Simon Brooks. At the end of the presentation, each child was able to select two new books to keep from a collection of several hundred books provided by CLiF. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 11:35
LACONIA — Over 500 participants enjoyed the sunshine as they traveled on or around Lake Winnipesaukee at this year's 13th Annual HK Powersports Land and Lake Poker Run at the Naswa Resort on July 20.
Participants traveled by cars, motorcycles, boats, personal watercrafts, and trucks, and raised over $60,000 for Easter Seals programs and services to help people of all ages with disabilities and special needs, bringing the 13 year total to more than $750,000.
Participants collected sealed playing cards from a variety of fun checkpoints with games and raffles on and around Lake Winnipesaukee before heading to the Naswa Resort to play their poker hand and enjoy the huge beach party loaded with a buffet by Sysco, a DJ, water games by Coors Light and Kids Only, and other family-fun activities throughout the day.
"The atmosphere of the Poker Run this year was so exciting and fun," said Christine Pederson, Easter Seals NH Director of Event and Corporate Relations. New this year to the event was the High Roller's Club, sponsored by Irwin Marine, which raised the stakes for serious players.
Sue Haydock (Manchester), was the land winner, and Steven Delucca (Windham), the lake winner, for the best poker hands. High Roller's Club winner, Wayne Pinhu (Barrington), who won a $1,000 prize. Harley-Davidson of Manchester and Nashua sponsored the cash prizes for each winning hand.
Grand prize raffle winners were: Brian Lacourse (Epsom) won the Seadoo Jet Ski donated by HK Powersports, Rene Normand (Nashua) won the BBQ set, Carol Labbe (Manchester) won the canoe, and Paul Rheault (Pelham) won the kayak.
In additional to HK Powersports, sponsors of this event include The Naswa Resort, Mix 94.1 FM, Brady Sullivan Properties, SeaDoo, Lakes Region Casino, Metrocast, Irwin Marine, Bank of New Hampshire, Zero Waste & Recycling Services, Inc., SYSCO of Northern New England, Inc., Kids Only, Harley Davidson Motorcycles of Nashua and Manchester, Tanger Outlets of Tilton, Belknap Subaru, SouthEnd Media, Plastic Distributors and Fabricators, Inc., Stonyfield Yogurt, Baron's Major Brands Appliances, Coors Light, Corona, Samuel Adams, The Citizen of Laconia, LTD Company, Pepsi, CVS, Patrick's Pub and Eatery, Winnipesaukee Marine Construction, Weirs Beach Lobster Pound and Pederson Flooring & Refinishing.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 11:32
Bank of New Hampshire employees taking part in the Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, August 8 held at Taylor Community in Laconia included Connie Ehmann, Hannah Seymour, Dan Donahue, Stephanie Gilbert, Ralph Wegner, Tiffany Benton and Donna Harris Front: Paul Nee and Craig McKeon. One pint of blood can save up to three lives. For more information on upcoming donation sites, visit www.redcrossblood.org. (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 11:22
LACONIA — The Fran Dagostino Blues Band will perform a wide verity of Blues, Soul, Classic Rock and Jazz at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, August 23 at 8 p.m.
The Fran Dagostino band is comprised of four veteran musicians with years of professional experience playing all styles of music. They sprinkle original compositions seamlessly into shows.
Fran played blues almost exclusively early on in his career, but in years of playing music, he has embraced a lot of styles. He nods towards all the players who touched him: BB King, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Santana and Albert King, but he has developed a unique personal style of his own.
Admission is $12 per person. Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For more information visit www.pitmansfreightroom.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 11:19
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