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Guitar virtuoso Randy Armstrong performing tonight in Rotary Park

LACONIA — Guitar virtuoso Randy Armstrong will perform Wednesday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. in Rotary Park in downtown Laconia.

The program is sponsored by the Belknap Mill Society.

Armstrong is the co-founder of Doah World Music Ensemble and Unu Mondo. He had performed before audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Alaska, and India. Armstrong recently returned from Central America and West Africa performing and studying with Garifuna musicians and drummers in Dangriga and Hopkins, Belize and Ewe, Fanti and Ga drummers in Accra and Legon, Ghana. He has performed at Carnegie Recital Hall and festivals at Lincoln Center in New York City.

In 1998, Armstrong was selected as an artist representative to attend a Cultural Trade Mission to Ireland, Northern Ireland and England sponsored by then-Gov. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and in May 2005 attended a Curatorial Research trip on Son Jarocho music in Xalapa and Veracruz, Mexico for the New England Foundation for the Arts. He was appointed by Gov. Craig Benson as an arts councilor for the NH State Council on the Arts in 2003 and reappointed by Gov. John Lynch in 2008.

In the summer of 2007, Armstrong toured internationally in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and South Africa. He created original scores for the 2009 New Hampshire Theatre Project production of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" funded by a grant from Meet the Composer, Inc. and the 2010 Phillips Exeter Academy production of "Macbeth."

Armstrong holds a degree in composition and world music studies and has conducted workshops at schools, universities and cultural institutions throughout the United States. He is an adjunct faculty instructor of West African drumming and North Indian sitar and tabla at Phillips Exeter Academy, and teaches for the Graduate Studies Integrated Arts Program at Plymouth State University.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 07:56

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Vendors sought for BHS annual Holiday Fair

BELMONT — Members of the Belmont High School (BHS) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter are busy at work preparing for their 8th Annual Holiday Fair, which will be held at BHS on Saturday, November 8 from 9 am to 3 pm.

Vendor applications are now being accepted. Those interested in participating, should send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request vendor information and registration forms. This event includes over 100 vendors and 2,000 shoppers annually.

A portion of the proceeds from the fair will be given to local charities for the holiday season, and the remainder of the proceeds will be used to support student participation in NH-FBLA business and leadership conferences and competitions.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:24

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Winnipesaukee Museum Program on Fishing in the Big Lake

LACONIA — Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a lecture, "Fishing Winni", featuring Glen Leathers Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.

Leathers is an owner of Island Fishing Charters out of Meredith, who with his family have been fishing Lake Winnipesaukee since the 1950's.He and his family have fished every one of those years from ice out until the season closes in the fall, and they know what it takes to consistently catch fish all season long.

As a NH Fishing Guide, Leathers will entertain with tales and tips on Fishing Winni. This lecture is free for members and for non members there will be a $5 fee. Call 366-5950 to RSVP. 

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:20

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Castle in the Clouds to host Prince and Princess Day

MOULTONBOROUGH — Castle in the Clouds is hosting Prince & Princess Day, its signature children's event, on Thursday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids can participate in fun activities such as prince and princess lessons, arts and crafts, story time, picnicking with a princess, tours of Lucknow, and more. The day will also feature dance performances from the Northeastern Ballet Theatre's production of Snow White. For this family event, participating kids are encouraged to come dressed as a prince, princess, or knight.

Regular admission rates apply, plus $5 per activity passport for participating children. Visit www.castleintheclouds.org for more information. This event is generously sponsored by Lifetime Benefits Group, Tanger Outlets, Pak 2000, Party Palace, and For Goodness Cakes. For information about Castle in the Clouds visit the website at www.castleintheclouds.org or call 603-476-5900.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:16

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