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Mid-State Coordinating Council meeting tonight

LACONIA — The Mid-State Coordinating Council (RCC) will hold its next meeting this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library in the auditorium.

The RCC is focused on increasing transportation options for the region's residents and visitors and enhancing coordination of those services. The Mid-State region consists of Belknap County, Merrimack County (excluding Hooksett) and the towns of Deering and Hillsborough from Hillsborough County.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting. For more information please call David Jeffers, Regional Planner, Lakes Region Planning Commission at 279-8171.

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Whimsical Art Combines with Nature Photography at One Mill Plaza

LACONIA — Art lovers are in for a double treat in September as artist Ruth Lukasiewicz shares the spotlight with nature photographer Becca Bacon at the Busiel  Community Room and Gallery at One Mill Plaza.

Ruth Lukasiewicz creates whimsical works to capture the fun side of art. Ms. Lukasiewicz's work comes from the heart using oil, chalk, acrylic and watercolor.

Becca Bacon is a young nature photographer from Lakeport who is known for her use of zero photo editing. She has donated her work to several charities including the Children's Auction. Her work can be seen around Laconia at many local businesses

There will be a reception on September 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The exhibit will be open to the public in the Community Room and Gallery of the historic Busiel Mill at One Mill Plaza on the river level overlooking the falls at Avery Dam during the entire month of September. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have any questions about this event or the Gallery at One Mill Plaza, contact Joe Adrignola at 496-3839.



Nature photographer Becca Bacon's works are bein g exhibited at the Busiel  Community Room and Gallery at One Mill Plaza. (Courtesy photo)


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Local Firefighters will pay tribute to firefighters who lost lives in Arizona

LACONIA — Laconia Fire Department Lieutenant Chad Vaillancourt is a big fan of the WOW Trail and last year rallied a team to walk the WOW Trail in full bunker gear and self-contained breathing apparatus, over 60 pounds, as part of the WOW Trail's fundraising event called WOW Fest.

This year, Vaillancourt and team will again be participating at WOW Fest by honoring the memory of the 19 Prescott Valley Arizona Firefighters who died battling the Yarn Hill wildfire on June 30th of this year.

"The Laconia Professional Firefighters, Local 1153, is excited to participate again this year at WOW Fest '13 while honoring our fellow firefighters from Arizona" explains Lt. Vaillancourt. "We're planning on having a team of 19 firefighters doing the 3-mile walk in forest fire protective clothing while carrying an assortment of the tools and equipment used in battling forest fires".

"We are also challenging other businesses and organizations to get their teams together and come out, get active and support the WOW Trail" said Lt.Vaillancourt. "We are going to use this as an opportunity for training, conditioning and teamwork all while raising money for the trail".

WOW Fest '13, presented by Bank of New Hampshire, will take place on Saturday, September 14 and features a 3 mile fun walk, 5K and 10K road races and 15 mile and 67 mile bicycle challenges. All events start and finish at the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club on North Main Street followed by a festival with BBQ luncheon, live music and many fun-filled kids and family activities. Luncheon provided this year by Fratello's, T-Bones, The Common Man and Patrick's with music from Paul Warnick.

The WOW Trail is a multi-use trail connecting Lakeport and downtown Laconia. Currently a 1.3 mile trail, the WOW Trail committee is working on plans to build Phase 2 of the trail, which will continue the trail from downtown Laconia to the Belmont town line, effectively doubling the length of the trail.


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Laconia Firefighters will be honoring the memory of 19 Prescott Valley Arizona Firefighters who died June 30 battling the Yarn Hill wildfire at WOW Fest '13, a fundraiser for the WOW Trail, which takes place on Saturday, September 14th at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club. Left to right (kneeling) Lieutenant Chad Vaillancourt and Firefighter Nate Mills, (standing) Firefighters Chuck Campbell, Jason Griffin, Steve Hanser, Chris Beaudoin and Dennis Comeau. (Courtesy photo)

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Pitmans Hosting the Buskers Thursday Night

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia, will host The Buskers Thursday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m.

"Folk impurists" with a smart, distinct voice and a kitchen sink repertoire of influences from jug band and jazz to roots rock, "The Buskers" tap the street music tradition for which they are named, then go much farther, with serious musicianship, a sense of humor, and energy to burn." (Weirs Times) Their sound is defined by deep respect for the craft of songwriting and a shared love for the inventive possibilities of improvisation.

Washington, D.C. native Craig Jaster (piano, bass, accordion, vocals) has played professionally since age 15. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, he moved to New Hampshire, where he has played jazz with Delfeayo Marsalis, Tiger Okoshi and Big Joe Burrell and opened for The Yellowjackets, Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Reeves, and the late great Ray Charles.

Kathy (KZ) Sommer (violin, mandolin, vocals) has studied and performed with latin jazz maestro Eddie Palmieri, the Turtle Island string Quartet and master fiddlers Matt Glaser, Jay Unger and mandolinist Peter Ostroushko.

Paul Hubert (guitar, vocals) has performed extensively as a solo artist on classical guitar and played with various bands including the rock group White Light. Jared Steer on drums plays with a vast number of projects and has played with the likes of Randy Roos (guitar great), Philip Hamilton and James Montgomery.

Admission is $12. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For more information check our website www.pitmansfreightroom.com or call 603-527-0043.



The Buskers (Courtesy photo)

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