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Celtic revival group to perform tomorrow in Barnstead

BARNSTEAD — On Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. the Maple Street Church, located at 96 Maple Street Barnstead, will be hosting the Celtic Revival ECMA nominees The Sky Family, who will be performing their high energy Celtic dance Gospel production Celtic Revival.

The Sky Family provides the United States and Canada with fast-paced fiddle music and high energy Irish Dance combined with humor and inspiration. This will be an evening of great family entertainment for all ages.
The Sky Family hails from the North Shore of Prince Edward Island and uniquely captures the Celtic influence of that region. Each member performs on several instruments and contributes to the rich vocal harmonies and dance. Visitors from all over the world have enjoyed their "Summer Concert Series" at their performance center on Prince Edward Island.

The Maple Street Church invites residents of the community and surrounding areas to attend this special concert. An offering will be taken during the concert. Pastor Charles Willson, pastor of the Maple Street Church can be contacted at 998-4102 (cell).

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 09:24

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Gunstock Historic Preservation Society Receives $1,000 donation

GILFORD — The Conniff Foundation recently made a $1,000 donation to the Gunstock Mountain Historic Preservation Society(GMHPS), to help with of the rebuilding of the 20 meter jump tower. The Preservation Society would like to thank the Conniff Foundation for its donation.

The GMHPS has been documenting the history of Gunstock and jumping in the Lakes Region. The current board is always looking for those that experienced the jumps at Gunstock as interested parties or involved members. Jumping returned to Gunstock over the past two seasons with a junior program, and they are now working on getting the 20 meter back up and running for the 2014/2015 season.

The Society meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at Gunstock. Members of the group can be visited most Mondays in the attic of the Base Lodge where the serious archival and history work is being done. If you would like to get involved email Achim Steinbrueck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:44

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Dog park group to meet on Tuesday

LACONIA — Happy Tails Dog Park of the Lakes Region will be having an informational meeting at the Laconia Community Center on Tuesday April 15, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.

The board meeting will be focused on 2014 planning for the fundraising to complete the next stage in approval for the city owned location at 55 Growth Road. This next stage requires a full scale permit application which includes an engineered plan with a land and wetlands survey for final approval from the city of Laconia before finally breaking ground.

Happy Tails Dog Park of the Lakes Region is a 501(c) 3 non- profit organization founded in 2008 with the objective of serving as a resource for pet families to build strong, whole-family foundations.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 08:55

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Poetry reading on Wednesday

SANBORNTON — Sanbornton Public Library will be hosting a Poetry Reading by its Wednesday Writers' Group on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Our local poets are celebrating April, National Poetry Month, and National Library Week (April 13th through 19th) with a program that offers several poetry forms, including acrostics, haikus and sestinas. Refreshments will be served.

The library is located at 27 Meetinghouse Hill Road in Sanbornton Square, just off Route 132. For further information about events, call 286-8288 or visit our Facebook page or website, splnh.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 08:27

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