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Meadowbrook announces upgrades

GILFORD — Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook is announcing a number of improvements this season, all of which are the direct result of listening to customer feedback.

Together with its partners, BPS Construction and The Ultimate Bath Store, Meadowbrook has worked to provide the best possible concert experience for its patrons in 2014.

New this year is The Ultimate Restrooms, presented by The Ultimate Bath Store. The Ultimate Restrooms include a brand new, state-of-the-art building equipped with over 40 additional Men's & Women's restrooms, new office spaces, and a first-class function room to host private events at all the shows. This new building is located in the new, expanded midway adjacent to the VIP parking lot. Also new this season is an all new VIP entrance and restroom facilities exclusive to VIP patrons.

A new and improved lawn seating section now offers the best lawn experience , providing lush grass, better views and  more space.

A new 500-car parking lot was added to allow the venue capacity to increase to a maximum of 9,600, which should allow Meadowbrook to secure even bigger shows in the future.

Meadowbrook has also expanded its loading dock backstage in order to accommodate larger tours, created additional dressing rooms, added an entertainment lounge, a new building for catering and have given the production offices a brand new facelift.


Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 09:44

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Watercolor workshop at Castle in the Clouds

MOULTONBOROUGH — A few vacancies remain for the Lian Quan Zhen watercolor workshop at Castle in the Clouds running from Monday through Thursday, July 28-31.

Zhen, originally from Canton, China, emigrated to the US in 1985. Since his arrival, he has obtained Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, a master's degree in architecture from MIT, authored six books, and received numerous international awards. A prolific artist, his work is exhibited in galleries, private collections, and galleries around the world.

In addition, he is a tireless teacher literally circling the globe to conduct his popular workshops. His work is infused with Asian influence so even experienced western artists find his techniques to be new to them. Despite his credentials, his workshops are inviting to artists of all skill levels, even beginners. This year's course will consist of four 8 hour days, 2 days exploring Chinese watercolor techniques then 2 days utilizing watercolor techniques.

Course organizer, Estelle Smith notes "Lian's courses have been filled for 3 consecutive years and for good reason. Lian, in addition to being hugely talented, is friendly, laid back, great fun to work with, and his attendees love working at The "Castle", one of New England's most beautiful venues. Unexpected cancellations have opened up a few slots for attendees so I am hopeful that we can fill the course for the fourth straight year."

For course information contact: Estelle Smith at 603-476-5507 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 09:41

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Moultonborough Methodist Church presenting concert on June 29

MOULTONBOROUGH — Moultonborough United Methodist Church presents One Spirit One Voice in Concert on Saturday, June 29 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
This concert is open to the Lakes Region, free admission. For more information search "Wake the Lake" on Facebook or twitter at #WaketheLake.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 09:31

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Garden plots for lease on Parade Road

LACONIA — Need space to have a garden? The Belknap County Conservation District (BCCD) is leasing 20 feet by 20 feet rototilled garden plots for $25. The plots are located on Parade Road in between Old North Main Street and Anthony Drive. For more information please contact BCCD by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at (603) 527-5880.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 June 2014 09:29

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