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Pitman’s Freight Room hosting comics Will Noonan, Carolyn Plummer on Sat.

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will host Will Noonan and Caroyln Plummer for a night of live comedy on Saturday, February 14 at 8 p.m. 

Will Noonan is a stand up comedian who is also well known for his internet presence and his appearances in national television commercials. He is also well known on the Vine app where he has over 20K followers and frequently costars with friend Ry Doon . On Twitter @willnoonan Will has a cult following including such notable followers as Jim Gaffigan, Dave Attell, Joe Rogan, Gary Gulman, Andy Kindler, Owen Benjamin, Brody Stevens, Family Guy Producer Alec Sulkin, and Nikki Glaser among many others.

In October 2014 Will appeared on LIVE national television on AXS- TV's stand up show "Gotham Comedy Live". In August 2014 Will performed on the Funny Or Die Presents: Oddball Comedy Festival headlined by Louis CK and Sarah Silverman. Will was recently named "A Comic to Watch" by The Boston Globe Magazine. He has been featured on MTV's "FN MTV" and his albums are regularly played on Sirius XM Radio's comedy stations. He has told a story on NPR's "This American Life" as well as starring in commercials for Staples, Ocean Spray, Comlax, Bullhorn, and Pure Hockey among many others.

Some comics rely on the monumental events of the day or the faux pas of the rich and famous. Not Plummer. She pulls material from the hum-drum, day-to-day monotony of the life of everyman and she does it well. Possessing an uncanny ability to introspectively pull from places most of us hide, Plummer puts a nail through the heart of whiners, self-loathers and the self-sorry of the world and makes the average seem hilarious and larger than life. Most of all, Plummer's twisted perception of our common existence leaves audiences hysterically shaking heads in agreement with her assessment that the world is indeed a very funny place.

Admission is $15 per person. For more information call 524-0043 or visit www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 09:04

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Presentation on birding in Alaska at Gilford Library on Tuesday

GILFORD —  A special presentation on birding in Alaska will be offered on Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gilford Public Library.

Titled A Passage Northwest: Birding Alaska by Planes, Trains, and Automobile (and Boats), the presentation by Pam Hunt will cover the two weeks she spent in Alaska in August 2012. From the Pacific rainforest to Mount McKinley to remote areas on the Bering Sea, Hunt logged a lot of miles and saw a lot of birds (plus mammals and scenery), and will share her experiences in this slide show.

The presentation is free and open to the public. In case of bad weather, the snow date for this program will be Feb. 26.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 08:49

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Historic Churches of Laconia exhibit opening on Tuesday

LACONIA —  Laconia Historical and Museum Society will host a reception for its newest exhibition entitled "The Historic Churches of Laconia" on Tuesday, February 17 at 6:00 pm at The Laconia Public Library, weather permitting. A snow date has been set for the following day,  Wednesday, February 18 at 6:00. This exhibition will remain on display through the month of March.

In addition to the amazing architecture of Laconia's historic churches, comes a rich history ... those lost to fire and those rebuilt after fire, buildings raised to add a second level and steeples lowered ... and even those that have moved across town and face a new beginning. This exhibition was designed to share that rich history.

"I have always been in awe of the amazing architecture that surrounds us in Laconia – and our Historic Churches are an excellent example of that, says LHMS Executive Director, Brenda Kean. "Pulling this exhibit together has been a series of great adventures and new discoveries. I am so excited to share with our community the pieces that we have gathered ... some of them haven't been seen by the general public for more than 75 years."

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, contact Laconia Historical and Museum Society at 603.527.1278, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the web at LaconiaHistorical.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 08:38

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Miller Education Fund accepting applications

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Miller Environmental Education Fund (MEEF) is now accepting applications for grant funding for 2015. These grants will support interested applicants who will have direct contact with Moultonborough children through environmental projects and learning experiences.

Projects that qualify may include: construction of nature trails, wild life monitoring, water quality monitoring or climate change awareness, outdoor classroom activities and supplies, funds can be used to support operations for projects of this type (transportation, supplies, etc). Projects previously funded by MEEF have included: A nature garden of native species at MCS, a songbird study including purchase of binoculars for use by all students, a presentation and workshops for children and families by a naturalist encouraging their observations in nature.

MEEF was developed in 2007 out of a profound appreciation for the service and dedication of Michele Miller, former Principal of Moultonborough Central School and the 2006 NH Environmental Educator of the Year award recipient. Grants this year will be available in amounts up to $1,600.

For more information or to receive an application call Frances Strayer, Project Manager, at 476-5535, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Electronic applications must be received on or before March 20, 2015.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 09:17

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