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Free Car Seat Inspections at Irwin Automotive

LACONIA —  Irwin Automotive Group announced today that free car seat inspections and education will be available to the community today from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Irwin Automotive Group, 59 Bisson Avenue, Laconia. The event is part of "Child Passenger Safety Week" and will include car seat inspections by Carolyn Muller of LRGHealthcare who is a Certified Child Passenger Safety technician. Muller will be on hand to teach parents and caregivers how to choose the right car seats for their children and how to install them correctly.

"There's always danger on the road, every time you leave your home," said Muller "The best way to protect your child is to have him or her in the right seat for the child's age and size and to use that seat correctly. Even if you think you've got it right, make an appointment during Child Passenger Safety Week to know for sure. All parents want their kids to be safe, and this event will give them that peace of mind."


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Ashland Historical Society to host program on Native American History on Thursday

ASHLAND — David Stewart-Smith will present a free illustrated talk, "Native American History of New Hampshire: Alliance and Survival, circa 1400-1700", in the Ashland School cafeteria at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 19.

A former history professor, Stewart-Smith has been researching New Hampshire's Indian history for over thirty years. This talk will focus on the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, when the natives of northern New England faced European colonization, devastating epidemics, climate change, and intertribal warfare.

The Penacook alliance of 16 tribal and family groups was guided by the Penacook chief Passaconaway as it dealt with these challenges. The program ends with King Philip's War and its aftermath.

This free program is largely funded by the N.H. Humanities Council and is sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society, which will serve refreshments.

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Strategic Marketing Planning Seminars hosted by Enterprise Center

PLYMOUTH — Move your business forward and join the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP) at a location near you for a seminar about Strategic Marketing.

Terri Dautcher, Marketing Maven and Adjunct Faculty member at Plymouth State University (PSU), will offer strategies about marketing at the Pease Public Library in Plymouth on September 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the White Mountains Community College in Littleton on September 23 from 1-3 p.m. and at Lakes Region Community Services in Laconia on September 30 from 4-6 p.m.

Learn how to identify your market, craft your message and connect with customers. "Whether you're running a one-person company or a multi-million dollar operation, strategic planning is an essential part of success," said Terri. "There are some wonderful, simple tools and guidelines that can be used to facilitate and improve strategic marketing planning in any business."

Seating for this event is limited, so reserve a spot by contacting the Center office at 535-3222 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . There is a charge of $20 per person to attend the seminar.

Terri Dautcher has been a member of PSU's College of Business and Administration faculty since 2007 teaching marketing and professional development to both graduate and undergraduate classes. Her decades of corporate experience span various industries from trucking to non-profit to psychic reading source. Terri hails from Philadelphia, PA where she received her MBA from Temple University; prior to that she received her BA from Dickinson College.


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Jazz Bar Hosts Ian Ethan and the Open Land Trio Thursday; Audrey Drake Opens

LACONIA — The Jazz Bar will present Ian Ethan and the Open Land Trio Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m.

Acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case began a journey into truly uncharted territory when he picked up a seldom-seen 18-string instrument in 2005, two years after leaving the Berklee College of Music.

While most who venture to play the instrument are either baffled by or unaware of the possibilities that it offers (its history seems to peg it as more of a stage prop than a valid musical tool), for him it is simply "the most effective and intuitive means I've found to translate into sound the things I'm hearing in my head."

Case's music is featured on radio and TV stations throughout the country. Emmy-Winning producer/composer Peter Wilder says: "Ian Ethan represents something so new in musical approach, that the result is near impossible to pigeon hole into a 'sounds like' statement. It has been my personal privilege to observe his unwavering and deep exploration of this new technique and on a relatively rare instrument. The original music of Ian Ethan is not to be missed."

Ian will perform with saxophonist Don Davis and drummer Karl Grohmann. NH-based singer/songwriter Audrey Drake will open the show.

There is a $10 cover charge. Full bar, dinner, coffee, and desserts are available.
The Jazz Bar is located at the Tower Hill Entertainment Complex at 290 Lakeside Ave at Weirs Beach. Table reservations can be made by calling (603) 366-9100.



Ian Ethan (Courtesy photo)

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