Program on Coyotes in NH at the Loon Center

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Loon Center will host a program on Thursday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m.  "The New Hampshire Coyote." There is free admission.

Guests will discover the history of the coyote in New Hampshire with Kristine Rines, certified wildlife biologist. Learn the
genetic origins, life history, status, reality vs. myth and how to live with coyotes as neighbors. Rines worked 30 years
for NH Fish & Game, 28 of those as moose project leader and Region 2 biologist.

Held at the Loon Center by the Loon Preservation Committee, The Summer Nature Talks are given every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm during the months of July and August. All programs are free admission. Come early and browse The Loon's Feather Gift shop.

For 37 years the Loon Preservation Committee has worked to preserve the Common Loon and its habitat in New Hampshire through research, education, and management activities.

Next Thursday, July 24th, Ben Kilham will present "What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human".


Pitmans Hosting Zeke Martin and Oracle Jazz Thursday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will host Zeke Martin and the Oracle Jazz on Thursday July 17 at 8 p.m. Admission is $12.

Born in Brussels in 1973, Zeke Martin entered the world with a pair of drumsticks in his hands. Zeke's unique and soulful style has enabled him to secure endorsement deals with Creation Drums, Murat Diril Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Mono Cases and Vic Firth Sticks. The Zeke Martin Project has performed in many locations throughout the northeast region, including the Berklee Performance Center, The House Of Blues in Boston, The Black Repertory Theater in RI, Minton's Playhouse and Sweet Rhythm, in NYC and tours Malaysia yearly. Additionally, The Zeke Martin Project has shared the stage with such star performers as The Neville Brothers, The Funk Brothers, Ali-Ollie Woodson from the Temptations, three time Grammy nominee Ski Johnson and Regina Bell to name a few. The Zeke Martin Project also just won New England Urban Music Award Best Jazz CD 2010. Currently, The Zeke Martin Project resides in Boston, MA and continues to perform along the east coast and in Asia.
Members are Zeke Martin-Drums/Band Leader, Brian Eggleston - Keyboard, Pat Loomis - Sax, Daniel McDowell - Bass
Catered dinner buffet is available from 6:30 to 8p.m. for $10. Call 494-3334 for details and reservations.

Get Booked with Authors Marshall Adair and Carole Rogers at Gilford Library

GILFORD — This coming week, the Gilford Public Library will host two authors on separate visits to discuss their latest books. On Tuesday, July 15th at 6:30 pm, author and diplomat Marshall Adair will discuss his book, Lessons from a Diplomatic Life: Watching Flowers from Horseback. Drawing on his 35 year career as a third-generation diplomat and experiences with the American Foreign Service, Marshall Adair's book provides readers with a unique combination of autobiography, travelogue, and exposé on the history and politics of US Foreign Affairs.
The second presentation of the week, Get Booked with Author Carole Rodgers, will be on Thursday, July 17th at 6:30 pm. Carole will discuss her book Hidden Lives: My Three Grandmothers. Hidden Lives covers the compelling true stories of three New York City immigrant families – one Jewish, one German, and one Italian – set in three tenement neighborhoods – the lower east side, the south Bronx and hell's kitchen – during the first decades of the twentieth century. Both presentations are free and open to the public.

Belmont Man Wins Laconia Rotary Club Raffle

LACONIA — Laconia Rotary is pleased to announce that Joseph (Joey) Hayes of Belmont is the winner of its annual charity raffle. Hayes selected the cash option of $20,000 for his prize.

When presented with his check, Hayes remarked "After I got the phone call on June 22nd to let me know I had won, I was so excited I was hyper-ventilating. This is the first time that I have won anything. My wife works in the Weirs, and she bought the ticket the first part of Bike Week. We have some uses in mind for the money, and what is left will be used to buy a motorcycle."

The check was presented to Hayes by Jon Nivus, chairperson of the charity raffle for 2013-14. Mr. Nivus said "I was glad to present the cash to someone who can use it. It was a pleasure to meet this couple and share their joy."

"Laconia Rotary thanks all of the individuals who purchased tickets and supported the charitable work that Rotary does in our community," stated Nivus, "Laconia Rotary disbursed over $21,000 to various charities throughout the year. Our club worked as a team and put in countless hours of work to ensure a successful event. We hope our community will continue to support this fundraiser and help us make a difference to local charities."

Laconia Rotary is a member of Rotary International, an international service organization that is open for membership to all individuals. Its objectives are to encourage and foster opportunities for service, high ethical standards in business and professions, and advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace. The club meets at 12 noon on Thursday at the Belknap Mill. For further information about Rotary, call Jon F. Nivus 528-4959.