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New Meredith Chamber Website proves popular

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce, which represents the Winnipesauke, Squam and Newfound Regions of Central New Hampshire, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website www.meredithareahamber.com.

Chamber President Marcus Weeks states that the new website is now mobile friendly and enhanced with new graphics, photos as well as copy and tags to help boost web exposure for all members on the popular search engines. The online business directory was upgraded to allow users to easily search for member businesses on the site and on search engines directly.

Traffic has increased greatly since the new site was launched in early August and Susan Cerutti, Executive Director of the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce reports that the events calendar featuring events for the entire area is visited by hundreds of people per day searching for activities in the Lakes Region. The Chamber continues to keep up with the latest web marketing techniques by using popular networks such as Facebook and Constant Contact.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 10:19

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Live Comedy at pitman's freight room Saturday night


LACONIA — The monthly Las Vegas Comedy Series at Pitman's Freight Room, located at 94 New Salem St. in Laconia, returns this Saturday, Sept. 13, at 8 pm with a show starring Mark Scalia, Sean Bedgood and Matt Barry. The 8 pm start time is a return to the regular non-summer comedy show hours Pitman's employs from Sept. through May.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by contacting Pitman's at (603) 527-0043, (603) 494-3334, or tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the show. Pittman's is a BYOB venue. For additional information on this show check Pitman's website at www.pitmansfreightroom.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

"We have a very successful summer with the 9 pm starts for comedy," said Pitman's owner Dick Mitchell. "Most people appreciated the later start, but there were some who said they would be happy with a return to eight o'clock. Now that the kids are back in school and people are returning to a routine, we're going back to the 8 pm start time."

As for Saturday's show, Scalia is an international headliner who has performed throughout the United States and Canada including as an invited performer to The Boston Comedy Festival, Seattle Comedy Festival and the New Orleans Comedy Festival.

Scalia is a regular in Las Vegas and has appeared on the Comedy Channel. He is one of New England's top comedians as well as appearing at The Comic Strip in New York, the Laff Spot in Houston, the Comedy Nest in Montreal, and many more.

Bedgood has quickly carved a niche as a bona fide star well beyond the six state region. He has performed at the prestigious Borgata in Atlantic City, The Laughing Skull in Atlanta, Catch a Rising Star, Mohegan Sun, and Comix at Foxwoods as well as every major club in the Boston region. He was a semifinalist in the NBC Standup Showcase held at Caroline's in New York and opened up for the Last Comic Standing Tour.

Barry is a rising star on the comedy scene as he is a regular at Foxwoods and performs at the top clubs in Boston.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 10:11

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Carey House Needs Washing machines

LACONIA — The Salvation Army Carey House homeless shelter is looking for a donation of two new or gently used washing machines. The shelter provides on average 750-800 bed nights each month. All residents have access to free washer/dryer services 3 times a week while staying at the house. In addition the Carey House also provides free laundry services to outside social service agencies with clients in need.

The Carey House usually has 4 washers that are available, but due to general wear and tear we are currently down to only 2. This has forced us to stop all outside laundry services. If you or someone you know has a washer and would like to make a tax deductible donation please contact the Carey House ASAP. The sooner there are more washers, the sooner we can continue reaching out to those beyond our doors.

Contact Amanda Lewis- Shelter Director Monday-Friday at 528-8086 with any questions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 10:07

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Trio Veritas performing at PSU’s Silver Center for the Arts on September 21

PLYMOUTH — Violinist Sasha Callahan and cellist Leo Eguchi will join PSU Professor Dan Perkins at 1 p.m. September 21 at Plymouth State University, as Trio Veritas performs works by Shostakovich, Haydn and Stookey at the Silver Center for the Arts.
Callaghan and Eguchi, who are husband and wife, are known to regional audiences as New Hampshire Music Festival (NHMF) artists. Perkins is professor of music and director of choral activities at Plymouth State and also serves as principal guest conductor and director of choral activities for NHMF.
The trio will perform Piano Trio in E minor, op. 67 by Dmitri Shostakovich, Joseph Haydn’s Piano Trio in A, and a relatively new work, Piano Trio No.1 by Nathaniel Stookey. Perkins says Shostakovich composed the selected piano trio in 1943-44 as a lamentation for the death of his close friend, musicologist Ivan Sollertinsky and victims of the Holocaust, the news of which did not reach the U.S.S.R. until the liberation of the concentration camps began. “It is edgy and cynical, employing scales and rhythms of Jewish folk music,” Perkins states.
The Haydn trio is a mature work and unique in its two-movement form, the first of which Perkins describes as “an elegant adagio.” The second movement contrasts the first with “a rollicking, vivace dance.”
Stookey’s piano trio was commissioned by The Lee Trio and premiered in 2009 at Berkeley. It is dedicated to the Lee sisters (Angela, Lisa and Melinda), in honor of their maternal grandmother, Shih Kwok-Shing, who celebrated her 100th birthday last year and has been a very important and constant figure in the sisters’ lives. Each of the three movements is named for one of the sisters, using the Chinese names given to them by their grandmother, and prominently features their chosen instrument.
Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 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 Tuesday, 09 September 2014 10:04

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