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Pitmans Hosting Lydia Warren Blues Band Friday

LACONIA — The Lydia Warren Blues Band will perform at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, November 1 at 8 p.m.
Since Lydia Warren's 2001 debut at the ripe old age of 17, she has been turning heads in the blues scene.

The guitarist/singer/songwriter cut her teeth opening for blues and classic rock luminaries B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Little Feat throughout New England, earning a Boston Music Award nomination and a feature on NBC's Today Show. While touring throughout Lebanon, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, and the United States, Lydia independently released six albums to great acclaim and international airplay. Filled with original songs, her records showcase Chicago blues aesthetics, modern musicality, and soulful rock sensibilities. Lydia also collaborates with Boyd Small (NL), the Brothers & Sisters Blues Tour, The Neurotics, Gracie Curran, and Matt Kelley.

Lydia will be backed by longtime bandmates Warren Grant (drums) and Matt Malikowski (bass). Admission $12, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For more information check www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:21

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NH Open Doors event this weekend

PLYMOUTH — Area residents and visitors to Central New Hampshire can look forward to local artists and businesses rolling out the red carpet on the weekend of November 2 & 3. As a part of New Hampshire Open Doors, ten local artist galleries, studios and local shops will host Open Houses in Plymouth and surrounding towns.

"This is our fourth year to participate in the New Hampshire Open Doors program and we always enjoy meeting new people that have never had the opportunity to take the time to stop in and see what we do here," says Eric Johnson of Eric Johnson's Furniture located on Route 3 in Campton.

Visitors to participating shops and galleries can expect to find a wide variety of treats including hands on demonstrations, refreshments, creative gift ideas, live music, and special sales.

The local participants include: Eric Johnson's Furniture, Campton; Red Barn Studio & Gallery, Campton; Artistic Roots, Plymouth; Hundelrut Studio, Plymouth; Community Clay Center, Plymouth; the Museum of the White Mountains, Plymouth; Ripple Pottery, Rumney; Shanware Pottery, Rumney; Rumney's Country Gifts & Things, Rumney; and Polar Caves Park, Rumney.

New Hampshire Open Doors is sponsored by New Hampshire Made and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. It is a statewide event hosted the first weekend in November each year. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:17

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New Hampton Historical Society Presents Stories of Our Town

NEW HAMPTON — Elder residents of New Hampton have been interviewed for the New Hampton Historical Society's Oral History Project and have told their stories about their lives in the community.

Several of these town members will share their stories, revealing the values that shaped the character of the town on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at the Gordon-Nash Library.

Topics will include the Hurricane of 1938, the New Hampton Grange, Old Home Day, the one room schools, town governance/services, and cultural and demographic changes in the town over the past 70 years. Audience members will also be invited to share their own stories.

The program is free and open to the public; refreshments served, along with fundraising items for sale.
For more information, contact Gordon DuBois at 279-0379.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:11

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Guilmett Joins Engraving, Awards & Gifts As Assistant Sales Manager

LACONIA — Engraving, Awards & Gifts, a leading e-commerce marketer and manufacturer of awards and incentives, has announced the appointment of Christopher Guilmett as assistant sales manager. Guilmett will help manage the company's expanding customer base of national and international companies.

Guilmett is a lifelong resident of Laconia and an active member of the community, having been actively involved on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Bolduc Park Association, the Belknap Mill Society, Lakes Region United Way, and Laconia/Gilford Lions Club.

He is an incorporator for LRGHealthcare, a member of the WLNH Children's Auction Disbursement Committee, and currently serves on the Laconia School Board and the St. Andre Bessette Parish Pastoral Council. He was a recipient of the Leadership Award from the Lakes Region United Way for 2003 -2004, Lion of the Year for 1999, 2000 & 2003, and is a graduate member of the charter class of Leadership Lakes Region.

Guilmett enjoys spending time with his wife Marlee and sons Jared and Garrett as well as the outdoors and traveling.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 10:06

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