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080613 Belknap Mill Hosting Wayne from Maine Concert (293 w/2 col Wayme)

LACONIA — On Wednesday, August 7, Wayne From Maine will bring his uplifting and fun music to the Belknap Mill's Outdoor Concert Series in Rotary Park. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m.

The Wayne From Maine concert is sponsored by the Belknap County Early Childhood Council with further support from WEMJ. The concert is the next in a series that are being presented by the Belknap Mill this summer for the public. All concerts are free and held in Rotary Park on Beacon St. East next to the Belknap Mill.

During the concert the public is invited to view SPARK (Governor's Appointed Early Childhood Council) banners in the Belknap Mill's first-floor gallery. The banners tell the story of the importance of the first five years in a child's development.

Says Wayne about his musical background, "For nearly two decades I have been writing and performing family style music for the young and young at heart. I live in Kittery, Maine with my wife and two children. I have been a professional musician for over 20 years. After the birth of our first child, I started writing children's music. Writing music and playing for kids is the greatest. I perform at schools, preschools, libraries, festivals, and children's events from Maine to Maryland. I was invited for three years in a row to perform at the 'Little Ducklings Parade' in Boston. I have performed before thousands of kids but some of my favorite performances have been with smaller groups like the Perkins School for the Blind. It's always a thrill to have kids and adults singing along with me to my own music!"

In the event of rain, the concert will take place inside the Belknap Mill on the third floor function space.



Wayne from Maine. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 07:45

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080513 Laconia Police Department holding Community Night Out next Tuesday (181)

LACONIA — Laconia police will be hosting a "National Night Out Party'' at Opechee Beach, Tuesday, August 6 from 5-7 p.m.

"National Night Out" is community police partnership held on the first Tuesday of August each year. It aims to increase awareness about Police programs in communities, such as drug prevention and other anti crime efforts and is designed to help bring neighbors together.

Joining the Laconia Police Department will be the Laconia Fire Department, State Police Explosives Ordinance Disposal Unit, Belknap Regional Special Operations, Belknap Regional Technical Accident Reconstruction, State Police and Gilford K-9 units, Lakes Region Citizen Emergency Response Team, Stand Up for a Drug Free Laconia, Lakes Region United Way, Belknap County Department of Corrections, Belknap County Sheriffs Department, Lakes Region Community Services Council, Genesis, New Beginnings, and severalother community organizations.

Free hotdogs will be given out along with chips, drinks,Hart's Slush and Funspot token cards (while supplies last). These are available thanks to the generous donations from Circle K, Hart's Slush, and Funspot.

For more information, contact; Lt. Richard Simmons of the Laconia Police Department at 524-5257 ext. 332 for more information


Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 09:12

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080313 Cumberland Road Closed Due to Culvert Repair Work (165)

GILFORD  —Due to a heavy rain event on Monday, July 22 and into Tuesday, July 23,a major culvert that crosses Cumberland Road at the Route 11 end was damaged and consequently is not allowing water to pass through. The town is utilizing this years' road contractor, Wolcott Construction of Gilmanton and Busby Construction of Atkinson to facilitate repairs.

As of today, the road is closed to traffic and signage is in place to help direct the public around this area safely. The public can follow the detour signs travelling through Gunstock Acres, to and from Route 11.

It is expected that repairs will take approximately two weeks to complete before the road is again open to traffic. Drivers are asked to observe due caution when travelling in this area due to construction equipment in and around the job site.

Call Gilford Public Works at 527-4778 with any questions or concerns, or visit the Town's website to follow the project's progress.


Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 09:04

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080313 Citizens Bank Urges Donations for Gear for Grades Program (160)

MANCHESTER —  There is still time to donate new school supplies to Citizens Bank Gear for Grades program that will send 3,000 local children back to school with important items to help them learn. Now through August 9 pencils, pens, notebooks, folders and other school supplies can be donated at any Citizens Bank branch across New Hampshire.

The Gear for Grades program is a part of Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities, the bank's program for contributing to the economic vitality of communities. Since 2003, the program has helped more than 215,000 children across the bank's footprint where it operates as Citizens Bank in New England and the Mid-Atlantic and Charter One in the Midwest.

This year's program is in partnership with Child and Family Services of NH, the New Hampshire Union Leader and 95.7 WZID.
In Plymouth 140 backpacks will be donated to community organizations including A+ Plymouth Elementary School's afterschool program as well as Whole Village Family Resource Center.

In Laconia backpacks will be donated to the Family Resource Center of Central NH.



Last Updated on Friday, 02 August 2013 08:56

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