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Opechee Garden Club meeting on September 9

GILFORD — The Opechee Garden Club moves into its 2013-2014 season and prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary during a meet and greet on Monday, September 9 at 1 p.m. in the Gilford Community Church on Potter Hill Road.

Michelle Mensinger, current President of the NHFCG and the National Garden Club Bird and Butterfly chair, has a passion for butterflies and her childhood fascination with them has never subsided. Her expansive backyard now doubles as a chemical-free butterfly habitat. An avid gardener, she also chairs the Gardens Committee for the Robert Frost Farm. As guest presenter at this September meeting, she will be doing a slide presentation on New England butterflies and their host plants and will discuss garden design for butterflies.

Chairs Ginger Jones and Cindy Anderson and the hostess committee, Mary Lou John, Eleanor Brouillard, Carolyn Temmallo, Connie Russell, Nancy Fuchs, Bunny Clark, Gloria Dublin, Edythe Adams, Debbie Cotton and Cindy Beebe, will serve refreshments.

OGC members continued to help for the second year in the citywide beautification project sponsored by the Laconia Rotary Club, assisted by the Belknap Landscape Company and the Laconia Department of Parks and Recreation, to earmark and plant 10,000 daylilies in spots good for planting along the WOW Trail, starting at the Messer Street entrance and in the portion of trail behind the Laconia Public Library.

Club members additionally helped maintaining many public gardens around the Belknap County Courthouse, the Rowe House, the Goss Reading Room, the Gilford Library, the WOW Trail and the bird and butterfly garden at Prescott Farm Conservancy, the Laconia Post Office and the Laconia Library. .

The Opechee Garden Club  meets at 1 p.m. on the first Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted) at the Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, welcomes new members: write P.O. Box 6025, Laconia, NH 03247, call Sandy Hickok @279-0515, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.opecheegardenclub.com.

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Patrick’s Pub & Eatery and Gilmanton Winery each hosting fund raisers for Year-Round Library this month

GILMANTON — Fund-raising events continue as the Gilmanton Year-Round Library Board and friends work to keep the Library open through the current fiscal year.

The first fundraiser will take place at Patrick's Pub & Eatery in Gilford during the week of September 8-12. Those eating lunch or dinner at the restaurant are encouraged to tell their server they are there to support the Library and 25 percent of the food purchase will go to support the Library. 

The Gilmanton Winery will serve dinner to Library supporters on Saturday, September 14 at 6 p.m. Reservations are necessary and the cost is $50 per person. The menu includes appetizers, soup, salad, roast beef, vegetables, all topped off with apple pie and ice cream. Seating is limited. For more information or to register for the dinner visit www.gyrl.org, call 364-2400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

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Mosenthal Spine & Sport clinic to host Plymouth Chamber’s ‘Business After Hours’ event

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours on Wednesday, September 25, from 5-7 p.m. at 15 Town West Road in Plymouth.

Mosenthal Spine & Sport, PainCare, and Total Body Therapy will open their doors and invite community members to learn about their specialized services.

Mosenthal Spine and Sport has been practicing in NH since 1990 and has won "Best Chiropractic Clinic" in the Upper Valley for the past 14 years alleviating pain, boosting immunity, improving cognitive function, and reducing dependency on medication through Chiropractic care to over 10,000 patients.

Dedicated exclusively to pain management, PainCare understands that pain is more effectively treated when multiple approaches are combined. In each of their many locations in NH, their knowledgeable staff use the most advanced techniques to evaluate and manage each patient's unique pain providing recovery for the whole person.

Total Body Therapy offers one-on-one holistic physical and occupational therapy promoting education and exercise to provide relief from pain and chronic conditions while helping to heal the entire body.

For more information about the Business After Hours, or the Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce contact the Chamber office at 536-1001, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Gypsy jazz band The Burners at Pitman’s Saturday

LACONIA — The Burners gypsy jazz band will perform at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia on Saturday, September 7 at 8 p.m.

Portland, Maine is the home of a band whose passion, drive and musicianship can best be described by their name, The Burners. The Burners consist of Songwriter and rhythm guitarist Ryan Flaherty, guitarist Mike Arciero, bassist Duane Edwards, accordionist Laura Balladur and violinist Phil Bloch. This eloquently rowdy ensemble of modern-day gypsy, Americana, french cafe, rock and jazz pioneers are lighting up every stage they play with relentless energy and stage presence.

The Wire of Portsmouth, NH describes the Burner's music as "a blend of gypsy Americana played with fire and sweat." Perhaps a more accurate description follows with a comparison to famous bands like Gogol Bordello, The Devil Makes Three and The Doors. The virtuosic rhythms on acoustic guitar, mandolin and upright bass are complimented by cafe accordion, hot violin and harmonized vocals. The crisp sonority of each song invokes yips, hollers and devilish dancing from audiences everywhere.

Admission is $12 per person. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

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