Irwin Automotive hosting new model celebration on Aug. 13


LACONIA -- The Irwin Automotive Group will host a model introduction night on Wednesday, Aug. 13, to showcase the 2015 Lincoln MKC and the 2015 completely customizable Ford Transit Connect. The event will provide an opportunity for people to have their questions answered about the features in the brand-new redesigned vehicles which are already arriving at Irwin Ford Lincoln.

Food will be available and prizes will be awarded.

This event is open to the general publics. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603- 581 2935.


Ken Clark Organ Trio at Pitman’s on Friday

LACONIA — The Ken Clark Organ Trio with special guest Myanna on saxophone will perform at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia on Friday, August 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets will are $15 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Ken Clark is internationally known as one of the world's greatest jazz organists; however, there is much more to his music than jazz organist, as he also plays R&B, Funk, and blues. The Boston resident isn't the type of organist who is content to emulate Jimmy Smith's seminal '50s and '60s recordings, but is also influenced by Larry Young, John Medeski (of Medeski, Martin & Wood fame), and Charles Earland. In 1992, he formed the Ken Clark Organ Trio, employing his friend from Berklee Mike Mele on guitar, and has since traveled performing to various crowds around the country. 

Joining Ken and his Trio will be one of the hottest and most soulful saxophonists to be based in Massachusetts. Myanna plays music that mixes together jazz improvisation with funky rhythms, expressive playing and catchy tunes. Her music, whether it is an original or a cover tune, is colorful and infectious, and she is a consistent crowd pleaser. 

A catered dinner buffet available before the show. For more information or to make reservations, call 527-0043 or 494-3334, or visit

‘Anonymous’ exhibit at Belknap Mill opens Friday

LACONIA — Scott Bulger presents 'Anonymous', a solo exhibition of new work hosted by River Room Gallery at the Belknap Mill, Beacon Street East. The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, August 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Three years in the making, 'Anonymous' illustrates the constraints placed upon those subjugated and objectified by corrupt corporate and government power. Effective communication between the people and the power has ceased to exist causing the populace to be ignored, censored, and minimalized. We have been stripped into anonymity.

In 49 powerful black and white prints, Bulger artfully illustrates the bonds of anonymity into which the populace has been forced, and the emerging awakening that will eventually allow us to break that which binds. Bulger's exhibit will be on display until the end of August. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Scott Bulger is a Northwood based artist with 30 years of experience working primarily in a photographic medium. He holds a B.A. in Visual Communication from Savannah College of Art and Design, and is a M.F.A. candidate in Visual Arts at Lesley University College of Art and Design while currently teaching photography at Plymouth State University. Bulger's collection of large scale, alternative process images titled 'Evolution', is currently on display at Gallery 136 ½, Manchester, Connecticut. For more information, please visit

For further information on the mill and its events, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit, or call 603-524-8813.

Better Choices, Better Health workshops start tomorrow at Franklin Regional Hospital


FRANKLIN — A series of workshops designed to benefit those with ongoing health concerns, or those who help care for someone with such problems, will be offered by LRGHealthcare at Franklin Regional Hospital each Wednesday, beginning Aug. 13 through Sept. 17, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The Better Choices, Better Health series of workshops will look at health issues experienced by those who live with chronic pain, diabetes, or arthritis, and would want to learn how to better manage this health concern so they can do the things you want to do.

Those attending the free workshops will apply skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition, learn to set weekly goals and develop a practical step-by-step plan for improving health and quality of life. Weekly topics include healthy eating, physical activity, relieving stress, pain and fatigue management, and more!

Workshop leaders will guide participants through this program developed by the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Those who want more information about the program or who want to register for the workshops, can call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120.