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082313GIlfordHistoricalOldHomeDay (186)

GILFORD — In conjunction with Gilford Old Home Day, Gilford's three historical buildings, the 1838 Rowe farmhouse, the 1834 Meetinghouse and the 1837 Grange, will be open for tours Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The 1838 Rowe farmhouse at 88 Belknap Mountain Road will feature various artifacts such an icebox, glass milk bottles, three Rumford fireplaces, and the furnishings and other familiar items. The herb garden has been revitalized and the perennial gardens made more attractive. The Historical Society thanks all the Opechee Garden Club members and volunteers for dedicating their time and talent to the Rowe House Gardens.

At the 1834 Meetinghouse, located at 24 Belknap Mountain Road across from the entrance to the Village Field, chairs can be rented for $1. The area provides an ideal spot to watch the parade. Inside there are various areas with interesting artifacts from the town's history.

At the 1857 Grange, located on 8 Belknap Mountain Road at the beginning of the parade route, the Homestead Room, Grange Kitchen, and Village Store will be open for tours. New this year, there is a special showing of a Victorian Mourning dress that was donated by Molly and Bill Connelly.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 09:48

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082713AlexandriaFireDinner 3 col. photo, Alexandria caption only

State Senator Jeanie Forrester, left, of Meredith, and District One Executive Councilor Ray Burton, second from left, attended the 50th Anniversary Dinner of the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department.They are shown presenting a Senate Resolution and letter of commendation to Mark Chevalier, Fire Chief, and Assistant Fire Commissioner Tom Moore. (Courtesy photo)


Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 09:23

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081613BelmontYardSale: 3X St. Joseph Yard Sale CAPTION ONLY

Saint Joseph's Parish in Belmont will be holding a yard sale today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help pay for the new rectory roof and support other parish needs. The sale will offer an all season array of items and baked goods. The church is located in Belmont Village at the intersection of Main Street and Route 140, with ample parking. Shown here, left to right, are Alyce Jewell, Lillian Leroux and Caleb Charnley. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 09:20

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082113PitmansPatBraxton (155)

LACONIA — Vocalist, composer and entertainer Pat Braxton will present a Billie Holiday Tribute Show at Pitman's Freight Room on Thursday, August 22 at 8 p.m.

Pat Braxton was awarded the Best Female Jazz Artist and Best Jazz CD at the New England Urban Music Awards. She has performed throughout the United States, Italy and Asia, including The Blues Alley in Washington DC, Scullers Jazz Club in Boston and The Acton Jazz Café.

Pat has often been compared to Billie Holiday and will perform a Tribute to her tonight. Pat and her five musicians will pay tribute to Billie Holiday who was a true artist of her day and rose as a social phenomenon in the 1950s. Her soulful, unique singing voice and her ability to boldly turn any material that she confronted into her own music made her a superstar of her time.
Admission is $12 per person. Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For more information visit www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 09:17

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