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Sold Out Comedy Night at Pitman's Freight Room

LACONIA — The comedy nights at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia continue to grow to the point where more than 30 people had to be turned away from the show Saturday, Feb. 15 when 215 filled the room to see comedy stars Tony V and Bob Seibel perform.

The 215 eclipsed the crowd of 202 which turned out last February to see Jim Lauletta, Graig Murphy, and Chris D.

"People kept calling all day," said Pitman's owner Dick Mitchell. "We kept taking reservations, but I was worried we wouldn't have enough chairs. But Connie (Dick's wife) kept saying 'Yeah, we can fit you in."

"The people loved it," added Mitchell. "It was a wonderful show. ''People were thanking us for doing this type of event in Laconia.''

"This was the second show which drew more than 200," added Mitchell. "The fan base is growing. We had two groups of college kids which we haven't had in the past. The people like bringing in their own food and drinks. It's a fun night."

Connie Mitchell added, "We rented 20 chairs and still had to use some stools and our office chairs."

Seibel, who performs in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and cruise ships, was impressed with the room as well as the overflow crowd during the snowstorm.

"I had a ball," said Seibel. "The owners were hospitable, the people were great. I loved the room. After something like that, you're on an emotional high from the energy level of the show and feeding off the crowd."

The next comedy show at Pitman's is March 15 at 8 p.m. starring Joe Yannetty (Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, and more than 40 television appearances), Ryan Gartley, and Abishek Shah. Tickets are $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:42

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Tuftonboro Candidates Night Next Tuesday

TUFTONBORO — The Tuftonboro Association has scheduled its annual Candidates Night for next Tuesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. at the Tuftonboro Central School, with a snow date of Wednesday, February 26.

This event is an opportunity for candidates in contested races to introduce themselves, discuss their platforms and answer questions from the audience. This year, Tuftonboro has two contested races: Bob McWhirter and incumbent Carolyn Sundquist are candidates for the seat on the Board of Selectmen; and incumbent Jim Bean and John Lapolla for Road Agent.

The evening will also include a presentation on the proposed new library building by the Library Board of Trustees and a discussion of the Governor Wentworth Regional School District budget by board member Jack Widmer.

The Tuftonboro Association is a volunteer, non-profit, non-political community organization focused on improving communications and quality of life for town residents and those who visit our community. Those interested in supporting the association's activities or who want additional information can , please contact Bill Marcussen at 544-2650.

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Magician Jason Purdy in Holderness Feb. 26

HOLDERNESS — Magician Jason Purdy will be appearing at the Holderness Town Hall on Wednesday, February 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Seating is limited, so feel free to purchase your tickets ahead of time. Tickets are $3 per person.

One of New England's favorite magicians and internationally known, magician and illusionist Jason Purdy is a natural born performer. He craves the attention of his audience and once captured holds them hostage to their amazement.

Jason Purdy will be appearing at the Holderness Town Hall on Wednesday, February 26th at 10:30 am. Seating is limited, so feel free to purchase tickets ahead of time. Tickets are $3 per person.

For a full description of this event and more information, visit www.holderness-nh.gov, call 968-3700 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:36

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Laconia Adult Education Offers Computer Classes

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering a four week Microsoft Word & Windows: Intro computer class beginning on Tuesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 6,  The class will meet from 6:30-8:30. p.m. Laconia High School noted Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director.

This hands-on class is for the beginner who has little or no experience using a computer. It will introduce you to the basics of computer terminology and the popular word processing program Microsoft Word.

This orientation to computers is ideal for those who have had little or no exposure to computers. There will be an overview of parts of the computer and terminology including: desktop, menus, mouse instruction, scrolling, clicking, keying (typing), saving, and basic Internet skills.

Learn how to search the Internet more effectively in this hands-on introductory class. Basic search techniques and tools will be demonstrated. Learn how to create, format, save/open and cut/copy and paste documents.

To enroll in the class or for more information, call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:30

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