LACONIA -- The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum in Weirs Beach is hosting a presentation, "The Islands of Winnipesaukee," featuring author and photographer Ron Guilmette, on Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m.
Guilmette has recently released a book, "The Islands of Winnipesaukee," which relates the adventures of paddling to all of the Islands of Winnipesaukee.
The "Islands of Winnipesaukee" is a coffee table book with color photos of all 260 islands on Lake Winnipesaukee. The book also contains many interesting stories about the islands and "fun facts" about the lake and islands.
Guilmette is a retired state trooper and now works as a criminology professor. He also works as a private consultant in the law enforcement community and serves as a volunteer on a number of boards and committees. He enjoys white water rafting and golf and most of all beach days with his children and grandchildren.
This event is free for Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society members, for non members there is a $5 fee with all proceeds going to benefit the Historical Society's ongoing renovations. The society museum is located on Route 3 in Weirs Beach, next to Funspot. Please RSVP to 366-5950.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:15
LACONIA — The Montblanc Quartet will perform on Sunday, July 20, at 3 p.m. in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave.
The recital, which is being sponsored by Jacqueline Shoemaker, is free and open to the public.
The quartet is comprised of members of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra: Julie Fox Henson, violin; Kathy Langr, violin; Bernard Di Gregorio, viola; and Andrea Di Gregorio, cello. Musical selections will come from Mozart, Mendelssohn and Joaquin Turina.
The quartet's performance is part of the 2014 Taylor Community Music series, sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:11
LACONIA — Formerly hosted at the Tower Hill Jazz Bar, the Patio Garden Restaurant at Weirs Beach will present three jazz shows this weekend, weather permitting. The concerts at the Patio Garden Restaurant are free, and open to all ages. Full bar and menu are available.
Friday, July 18, 7pm-10pm: Guitarist Paul Bourgelais Trio
Saturday, July 19, 7pm-10pm: Tom Waits Tribute
Sunday, July 20, 7pm-10pm: Boardwalk Jazz Quartet
The Patio Garden Restaurant presents jazz acts from around the Northeast in a casual environment. The former Jazz Bar series was recognized as the "Best of NH" during its inaugural season in 2013, and has grown to feature acts from Boston, NYC, and New Orleans. The outdoor Patio Garden Restaurant is located across the street from the former Jazz Bar, at the end of the Weirs Beach boardwalk. Families and larger parties are welcome.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:07
LACONIA -- Elm Street School VISTESS (Volunteers in Service to Elm Street School) is reaching out to the Lakes Region community to help bring a safe and healthy playground to Elm Street School in Laconia.
VISTESS, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to provide enrichment programs, field trips and family events for Elm Street School students, parents and staff, is in the process of raising $50,000 to replace the elementary school's 20-year-old playground equipment. Work to install the new playground is scheduled for July 26 and 27.
Fundraising so far has included sports ticket raffles, pancake breakfast events, penny/loose change drives, holiday spaghetti dinners and more – and to date has collectively raised nearly two-thirds of the $50,000.00 goal.
Members of VISTESS hope this undertaking will be a community-built project, and so they are seeking community partners at all levels, from private monetary donations to corporate partnerships as well as labor and material donations. Once appropriate funds are secured, actual playground installation will be provided by the company providing the equipment.
Prep work and site work is almost complete and a build date is set for July 26 and 27. Volunteers are needed for both days and child care will be provided. Food and beverage donations are needed as well.
As a non-profit organization, donations of any kind to VISTESS and this playground campaign fund are tax deductible. Receipts for donations will be provided for tax reporting purposes.
Anyone who is looking to become part of the local community and is willing to put playground safety first and foremost, is encouraged to consider becoming a partner of the Elm Street School Playground Project.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:00
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