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BJ eckhardt's "feathered friends" opens at the studio

LACONIA — Spring may seem slow in coming this year, but at The Studio, 50 Canal Street in downtown Laconia, it's in full feather with artist BJ Eckhardt's delightful bird portraits on the gallery wall through April.

Studio owner Melissa McCarthy says that Eckhardt has an exquisite eye for capturing the essence of local avians, and her love of them is apparent in the way each "Feathered Friend" engages the viewer. The blue jay almost dares one to question its motives!

There is a public reception for the artist on Friday, April 10th from 5-7 pm at The Studio. For more information, call 603-455-8008.


Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:08

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Meadowbrook, NH Magazine announce Best Band competition (285)

GILFORD -- The Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook and New Hampshire Magazine are combining forces to discover and crown the state's best band and to launch their career.

To be eligible for consideration musicians or bands must reside in New Hampshire.

Those wishing to enter the contest can go to Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook's Best of NH Band Facebook event page and post your video/audio. Entries are asked to encourage their fans to "like" the post by 3 p.m. on April 23. The Top 10 "most liked" entries advance and will be announced and featured on New Hampshire Magazine's Facebook Page. Voting for the top five contenders will take place up until 3 p.m. on May 1.

Guest judges from Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, New Hampshire Magazine, Bank of New Hampshire and Ryan Ordway of The Recording Co-Op in Gilford will begin final judging Monday, May 4.

The grand prize will be the inaugural Best of New Hampshire Band trophy, a $500 gift card from Bank of New Hampshire, studio time at The Recording Co-Op, 1st choice guest appearance on Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook's Magic Hat Stage during the 2016 concert series, and, a main stage set during the Best of New Hampshire Party at Fisher Cat Stadium on June 16.

"Best of New Hampshire is an outstanding event, featuring the State's cream of the crop. We're excited to share the amazing local talent seen on a daily basis at our venue, with all of New Hampshire," said Emma Womack, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook's vice president of venue partnerships. "We're proud to partner with New Hampshire Magazine for such a great event and in support of New Hampshire's amazing musical talent," she added.


Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:06

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Toddler program at Sanbornton Public Library


SANBORNTON — Sanbornton Public Library will host a music and movement program for toddlers on Saturday, April 11, from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

This free program is best suited for youngsters under age 4. Participants will have fun with sounds, movement and rhyming short stories. Sharing stories and rhythms with children at a very young age helps to develop the love for reading later, according to library Director Marcia Haigh.

The library is located at 27 Meetinghouse Hill Road, just off Route 132.

Those who want further information can call the library at 286-8288 or visit our website at www.splnh.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:04

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‘It Takes a Village’ workshop in Belmont on April 15 to discuss teen drug experimentation and addiction

BELMONT — Belmont High School PTO will continue its series of "It Takes a Village" workshops for Lakes Region students and parents.

On Wednesday, April 15, the workshop will be presenting information on Teen Drug Experimentation and Addictions. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Belmont High School (255 Seavey Rd. Belmont) cafeteria 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Guest speakers will include Steven Steiner, who founded "Dads and Moms Against Drug Dealers", after his 19-year-old son died from an accidental drug overdose. Jennifer Parker is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor at Phoenix House, a local treatment center. She is involved in the Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force and the Capital Region Community Prevention Coalition. Officer Evan Boulanger is a Senior Patrolman, K-9 Handler, and Belmont Police department's Drug Recognition Expert.

Any questions may be directed to Donna Iacopucci, BHS PTO President, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 12:20

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