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Pemi Choral Society greets season with three concerts

GILFORD — The Pemigewasset Choral Society celebrates its 41st holiday season with a series of three concerts beginning on Thursday, December 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church.

This performance will be followed with concerts on Friday, December 13, 7:30 p.m. in Franklin at St Paul's Roman Catholic Church and Sunday, December 15, 3 p.m. at the Hanaway Theater in Silver Cultural Arts Center at Plymouth State University.

All concerts are open to the public with admission by donation in Gilford and Franklin. General admission at Plymouth State University is $10. Tickets are available in advance by calling 535-ARTS. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

Under the direction of Leslie McDonnell and assistant director, William Gunn with pianist, Catharine Dornin, the program, titled "The Glory of the Season," will feature three "Glorias": the full Rutter "Gloria", portions of Vivaldi's "Gloria," and the Basler "Gloria." The rest of the concert includes a variety of pieces from the "Sussex Carol" to "Silver Bells."

The concert will be performed by the nearly 100 voices of The Pemi Choral Society, along with a Children's Choir, as well as a Brass and Percussion Ensemble.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 11:25

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Consolidated Electrical Distributors opens new storefront in Gilford

GILFORD — Citing an opportunity to develop new business in northern New England and central New Hampshire, Consolidated Electrical Distributors has recently leased space in a Route 11 strip mall.

Under a five-year lease, Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) will occupy 8,100 square feet in the former State of New Hampshire Liquor Store location on Old Lake Shore Road, adjacent to the movie theater. CED serves the commercial, industrial and retail markets in the central and northern New Hampshire regions, including Belknap, Carroll, Coos and eastern Grafton counties.

With several vehicles and a staff of approximately seven people, Consolidated Electrical is poised to embrace a demanding and rebounding new building and renovation marketplace. CED is the exclusive area distributor of Square D products, a preeminent American manufacturer of electrical controls and distributors.

According to General Manager Mike Mains, the contractors in the area have extremely tight schedules and meeting their delivery demands is key to CED's success.

"Our customers are contractors who are working on tight deadlines. Time is money," said Mains. "Only CED can provide delivery of electrical supplies the same day the order is placed. Same-day service is what sets us apart from other wholesale distributors. Our mission is to simply delivering the best products in a more timely manner."

Mains, who has been with the company for 17 years, had been manager of the firm's Dover location. A key individual in the selection of the new space, Mains says location was the driving factor for the CED opening in the Gilford location. "This spot has a lot going for it. Being located right off the by-pass with ample parking, the Gilford location gives our customers quick and easy access to the building and the needed items."

Kevin Sullivan of Weeks Associates Commercial Realtors, brokered the deal for CED, with Summit Realty Partners of Lexington, MA, representing the building's owner. The managing broker for Summit Realty was Frank Normandin, who grew up in Laconia and retains local family and business connections in the Lakes Region area.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 10:05

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Belknap Mill Holiday Bazaar held on December 14

LACONIA — The Belknap Mill's 5th annual Holiday Bazaar held on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Holiday Bazaar offers a variety of unique gifts for the holidays and beyond. The items for sale by the 30 local crafters will include homemade jam, jellies and pickles, peanut brittle, zucchini salsa, maple syrup, candy and nuts, raw honey, goat milk soap, jewelry, crocheted hats and gloves and towels, table runners and placemats, stenciled canvas totes, quilted pot-holders, hot pads and coasters, aprons, dog sweaters, gourmet dog treats, pottery, wooden bowls, toys, pens, greeting cards, wine bottle stoppers and rocking horse, soy candles, birch tree candle holders, bat and bird houses, holiday decorations and ornaments, and photography.
The Belknap Mill will hold a bake sale and a drawing for donated craft items, proceeds of which will benefit the Mill's historical, educational, and cultural programs.
In addition to items by the vendors, the Belknap Mill Gift Shop offers items year-round, including socks made on the Mill's vintage machines, note cards, postcards, matted prints, toys, books on local history, walking sticks, jigsaw puzzles, and jewelry.
"Our Holiday Bazaar is a wonderful opportunity to support local crafters and the Historic Belknap Mill," said Bazaar Coordinator Judi Taggart. "This year, we've added new crafters from outside the Lakes Region, with many things perfect for gift baskets or hostess gifts."
For more information, call 603-524-8813, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit www.belknapmill.org.

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Tapply Thompson Santa Village and Open House kicks off on December 12

BRISTOL — The 59th Annual Santa's Village will be held from Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15 at the Tapply-Thompson Community Center in Bristol. The Village will be open from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and 2-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

On Thursday, December 12 an Open House will be held from 5-7 p.m. for all the contributor's that donate money, materials and time to the Village. Refreshments and

treats available for those who attend the Open House.

Visitors to Santa's Village should also be aware that there is a Christmas Craft Fair on the main floor during the three days. The Craft Fair begins one half hour prior to the Village and ends one half hour after the Village closes. There will be over 25 vendors at the fair.

Some of the exciting cast of characters that will be encountered this year will be Cadderly the Bear, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Raggedy Ann & Andy, the Elves, and of course Santa & Mrs. Claus.

All children will have the opportunity to receive a cookie from Mrs. Claus and to visit with Santa and receive a small Christmas gift to take home for their tree. There will be instant photos available with Santa for a small fee. Cameras are allowed.

This event is free to all individuals. Canned good items for donation appreciated. For more info call the TTCC at 744-2713 or check the website at www.ttccrec.org.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 09:52

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