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Local singer /songwriter Meg Josalen hosts new open mic at the Black Swan Inn in Tilton

TILTON — Beginning Sunday, November 10, local musicians can enjoy sharing their music with a true listening audience at the Black Swan Inn.

This intimate venue is welcoming, visually intriguing and new owners John and Trish Basiliere have been offering creative events since the purchase of the inn in March. Meg Josalen has been looking for such a venue to host an open mic for some time.

She shares, "Many times musicians get lost in the background of busy bars and this venue provides an opportunity for local talent to be heard. I am sure there are listeners who will appreciate a place to go to where local talent is highlighted, without the distractions of TV's and talking. This will be a great way to enjoy a Sunday evening."

The open mic will be held every other Sunday from 6-9 p.m. with a featured artist performing from 7-7:30 p.m. Local musician Don Bartenstein will be the first feature with other performers already booked for the rest of the year.

Musicians sign up to play at the door, typically 3 songs each. Original music is preferred, but not required. There is a cover of $5 for the evening, which includes coffee/tea and dessert.
People can join ' Open Mic at the Black Swan Inn' page on facebook to stay apprised of featured performers, see photos of the evening or to just support local music.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 09:54

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Franklin Tater Trot Race on Thanksgiving Day

FRANKLIN — Red Oak Montessori School is planning the first ever Tater Tot Race for Thanksgiving morning, sponsored by Awakening Chiropractic. Registration at 8 a.m. and the races will begin at 9 a.m. at Franklin Falls Dam.

The event will offer a 1.5 mile fun run and a 3 mile trail race. The first 50 people to register will receive a free event T-shirt. There will be a raffle of products and services donated by local businesses. All proceeds will go to Red Oak Montessori School in support of scholarships and programming.

Please contact Brooke Wakefield for more event information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information about Red Oak go to www.redoakmontessori.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 09:29

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Youth Basketball Registration Deadline is November 12

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the Youth Basketball Program for Gilford children in grades 1-6. The registration deadline for all divisions is Tuesday, November 12.

Any registration submitted at November 12 will be accepted on an availability basis only.

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation Director, Herb Greene at 527-4722.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 09:09

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Meredith Chamber Holds Annual Meeting, Elects Officers

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting on Friday, October 25 at Hart's Restaurant. Over eighty business leaders gathered for the annual event which featured year-end reports as well as the presentation of the Community Awards.

Sponsors included Meredith Village Savings Bank, LRGHealthcare, Boutin & Altieri, Cross Insurance Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Ristorante, Preferred Vacation Rentals, Lovering Volvo, Meredith Dental, and The Old Print Barn. Executive Director Susan Cerutti thanked the sponsors and recognized the staff for their dedication.

Elected as officers for the next two years are President, Marcus Weeks of Meredith Village Savings Bank, Vice President Wendy Bagley of Cross Insurance, and John Moulton of Moulton Farm. Board members include Rae Andrews of The Squam Lake Inn, Bill Blanchette of Middleton Building Supply, Christine Farrell of Golden View Health Care Center, Dave Hamblet of Y-Landing, Richard Pendergast of Pendergast CPA, Elaine Peaslee of Take Shape for Life, Katheryn Rolfe of Oglethorpe Fine Arts & Crafts, Justin VanEtten of Stewart's Ambulance, Sim Willey of Hart's, Rob Wichland of Re/Max Bayside, Holly Young of LRGHealthcare.

The Community Awards were presented by President Marcus Weeks and Past President Dave Hamblet. Two Community Pride Award were presented; one to the Squam Lake Marketplace for the renovation of the Holderness General Store and the other to the Winnipesaukee Playhouse for the construction of their new 200 seat thatre in Meredith.

The Civic Project Award was presented to the Got Lunch! Inter-Lakes Program which over the past summer as a result of a volunteer effort provided nutritious lunches to 138 children in the Inter-Lakes School District.

The next Chamber event will be a Holiday Business After Hours in December at Lamprey Real Estate in Center Harbor.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 12:14

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