LACONIA — The latest trend in retail has arrived to the Lakes Region – introducing Niche Boutique, a travelling women's boutique on wheels. Guests can shop the mobile retailers' latest styles, including clothing, accessories, handbags, and jewelry, while supporting local artisans and products Made in the USA. Being mobile allows the truck to come to the customer; equipped with its very own dressing room.
Niche Boutique is the brain child of mother-daughter duo, Kim and Beth San Soucie. With lower start-up costs and overhead and the ability to take the shop to the customer, made the mobile truck the obvious choice. 'Our first thought was to hop on the food truck wagon. Then coming to realize without my mom, there was no way we'd survive – I can't cook to save my life!' says Beth. The women took some time to think about their options and with over 40 years of combined retail experience, it was then that they had their 'A-Ha!' moment. Beth thinks that opening the doors will get 'those with creative ideas in Lakes Region talking and encourage more entrepreneurial spirit in the area – from mobile businesses to pop-up shops'.
While there is one other mobile truck in New Hampshire, Niche is the first mobile clothing boutique in the state. Niche will offer styles for women ages 30 to 60 with sizes from small to plus size; ensuring something for everyone. All of the clothing will be available under $100 and has been hand selected by working with various designers. Beth mentions, 'Our goal is to be the go-to boutique where you won't find the pieces just anywhere. The selection will continuously be changing which will make each visit a unique one'. Brands from France and the UK as well as the US; making for items that aren't available in department or retail chain stores. The truck will also carry jewelry from local artisans as well as other products that are Made in the USA.
Their plan is to collaborate with local businesses to provide an added service to female clients – salons, spas, cafes, etc. Niche will also offer their clients the ability to host their own 'Girls Night In' private home parties by bringing the truck directly to customer.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 09:48
LACONIA — The Tyler Road Bluegrass Band will perform Friday July 18 at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room. Admission is $12.
Tyler Road has been performing publicly and at private functions since 2003. Tyler Road has acquired the talent of various musicians from central NH to create a blend of music featuring a combination of banjo, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass, accordion, box drum and bluesy vocals. Tyler Road has performed at arts and music festivals across New England.
Band members include Scott: Guitar, Dobro, Vocals, Steve: Banjo, Vocals, Theresa: Viola, Dave: Mandolin, Vocals Andy: Percussion, Vocals Woody: Mandolin, Banjo Beth: Stand Up Bass Drew: Djembe
Catered dinner buffet available from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for $10. Call 494-3334 for details and reservations.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 09:39
GILFORD — The Gilford Community Church has named AJ Coppola has the church's choir director.
Coppola, a music teacher and member of area choral groups, will assume his new duties in September.
Coppola has been a member of the church since 1999 and has presented vocal and instrumental solos for church services during his years in the Gilford school system. For the past five years, he has been a valued member of the Gilford Community Church Chancel Choir.
Coppola graduated from Ithaca College, in New York state in 2009 with a degree in music education and a concentration in bassoon. He also plays the flute, trumpet and clarinet.
Currently, Coppola is the K-8 music teacher at the Campton Elementary School in Campton, where he teaches band, chorus and general music. He is also doing graduate work at Colorado State University.
Coppola sings with the New Hampshire Master Chorale and the Pemi Choral Society and has performed with the Educational Theater Collaborative. He serves on the boards of the New Hampshire Master Chorale and the New Hampshire Friendship Chorus.
This summer he will be traveling to Colombia with the Friendship Chorus. Coppola will direct the Old Home Day choir in preparation for Old Home Day Sunday, Aug. 24, and will officially begin his position in September.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 09:37
GILFORD — Country superstar Alan Jackson takes his tour to the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford, on Thursday, August 7. Tickets are available and may be purchased online at www.BankNHpavilion.com or by calling the box office at 603-293-4700.
Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who've written more than 20 songs that they've recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the 10 best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica. His current album, The Bluegrass Album, was released last Sept. 24 and debuted #1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Albums Sales Chart and remained in the #1 position for over four months.
Jackson has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits. He has written or co-written 24 of his 35 #1 hit singles. Jackson is a 18-time ACM Award winner, a 16-time CMA Award recipient, and a two-time Grammy-winning artist whose songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as a 2011 Songwriter/Artist inductee.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 09:28
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