Renowned Saxophonist Matt Langley
Jams With The Tom Robinson Trio In
The Tom Robinson Trio
is joined by Matt Langley (saxophone) for an afternoon concert of
jazz music at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia, 172
Pleasant St. Laconia, NH.
Matt Langley is a saxophonist and has studied with Lou Marini of
Saturday Night Live, David Baker, Ted Dunbar, and Stan Strickland.
Since 1988 he has been a member of the Charlie Kohlhase Quintet
(CKQ), recording three CDs, touring the United States, and
performing in jazz festivals from The Boston Globe Festival to the
Rutabega Jazz Jam. CKQ’s fourth CD, Dancing on My Bedpost, made the
top-10 lists of many jazz critics in 1999. Langley has
recorded with Ron Carter, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Chris Wood,
Roswell Rudd, and others.
The Tom Robinson Trio comprises jazz pianist Tom Robinson,
drummer/percussionist Tim Gilmore, and bassist Scott Kiefner.
Robinson performs frequently throughout New England as a soloist,
sideman, leads his own groups, and has been a featured artist at the
Catamount Arts Center and Mountaintop Music Center. Gilmore is
an active clinician with Adventures with Jazz, playing Canopus drums
and Bosphorus cymbals, and has recorded with nationally-known
artists on television and film projects. Kiefner studied with
Fraser Hollins and Chris McCann. In the summer of 2013, he was
selected to attend the School for Improvisational Music Intensive
workshop in New York City and now plays throughout New England with
a variety of artists.
Tickets are on sale at Greenlaws Music (downtown Laconia), at
Innisfree Book Store (downtown Meredith) or by calling 848-2469.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Beverages,
homemade pies and cobblers will be served at intermission.
Ed Offers Workshops For Emotional Health
Laconia Adult Education is offering two November workshops created
to help participants handle life’s stresses and challenges using
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Emotional Freedom
Technique, also known as “tapping”, is a simple-to-use, non-invasive
energy therapy that brings quick and lasting results for almost any
On Tuesday, November 8 at 6 PM Catherine Turgeon will be presenting
Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique. She will explain
what EFT is and demonstrate how it is done so participants may go
home with an understanding of how it works and be able to use it for
On Tuesday, November 15 at 6 PM, Catherine
will be presenting How to Handle the Hectic Holidays, ways to deal
with the stresses of family, finances and food choices that arise
during this busy season.
Catherine Turgeon is a certified life coach and EFT practitioner who
knows first-hand the value of using alternative methods for managing
health and increasing life satisfaction. She enjoys sharing
her experience and expertise with others so that they may discover
the power they have to improve their wellbeing and feel freer of
what is blocking their achievements.
Cost for each workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required.
For more information on either of these events and to register,
please contact the Laconia Adult Education office at 524-5712.
Ed Offers Line Dancing
Laconia Adult Education is offering 6 fun weeks of Line Dancing
starting November 3rd.
Join George Maloof in the Laconia High School Cafeteria from
6:30-7:30 with friends and enjoy or learn Line Dancing.
This is appropriate for all abilities.
The cost for this class is $40 and pre-registration is required.
For more information on this opportunity and to register, please
contact the Laconia Adult Education office at 524-5712.
Letter To The
To the Editor:
I am excited about this election from the
top of the ballot all the way down. We have such amazing candidates
running in Belknap and Strafford Counties. The towns of Alton,
Barnstead, Gilmanton, New Durham, and Farmington along with the City
of Rochester have a chance to elect one of those amazing candidates
as their new State Senator. Joe Casey has my total support in this
election. Joe will make a great State Senator because he a serious
leader who does not mistake self service for public service.
Joe has been a working class leader for
most of his life, he has worked to create hundreds of good paying
jobs, thus improving the lives of NH workers and their families. He
wants to protect those jobs and create more good paying jobs for NH
citizens. Joe also will work to improve our public schools for NH
children. As a father of four he has volunteered his time as a
sports coach, and as a life long NH resident he has a deep feeling
for helping his community.
Joe is extremely passionate about fighting
the opioid epidemic, and he knows that we can not just handcuff our
way out of it. The vicious cycle that this crisis thrives upon must
be stopped in its tracks and that is exactly what Joe will work to
do. Because of Joe’s passion about a comprehensive approach using
prevention, treatment, and help with recovery, he has received the
endorsement of First Responders from the NH Troopers Association and
the Professional Fire Fighters of NH along with many other groups
and all three Strafford County Commissioners. I hope you will join
me in voting for Joe Casey for State Senate on November 8th.
Gilmanton Iron Works
Gilmanton’s Kelley Corner School Is One Of “Seven To Save”
The Kelley Corner School lin Lower Gilmanton was selected as
one of “Seven to Save” by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance.
The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance
announced its 2016 Seven to Save list naming a new group of
endangered historic structures that includes a one-room schoolhouse,
a former estate barn, a city cathedral, a county farm, a former
railroad-era inn, and a library building. Need for new investment,
deterioration and demolition are varied threats to these historic
The Lower Gilmanton Community Club is pleased that the Kelley Corner
School in Lower Gilmanton was included as one of the “Seven to
Save” 2016. Designated in 1778 as School #1, the Kelley Corner
School is the only remaining publically owned one-room school house
in Gilmanton, which once had as many as 18 such buildings. Last used
as a school in 1940, and still owned by the Gilmanton School
District, it has been leased to the Lower Gilmanton Community Club
since 1949. The building is used for potluck dinners, meetings, and
other community events during the year. On October 1st, there was a
Harvest Supper at the school, as a kickoff to our campaign to raise
public support and funds to rehabilitate the property.
Thanks to a grant from the NH Preservation
Alliance, a Building Conditions Assessment report was prepared by
Bedard Restoration & Preservation in 2008. Significant work was then
done to preserve the building, including replacement of the roof.
The building was added to the NH State Register of Historic Places
in 2009. Volunteers have recently cleared vegetation from around the
building to give it more visibility. The project received a Moose
Plate grant this summer, and an archaeological evaluation is now
underway, as required by LCHIP prior to drainage improvements and
foundation work. “Seven to Save designation will bolster momentum
for our rehabilitation” said Paula Gilman of the Lower Gilmanton
“Our 2016 Seven to Save list features the
sort of places that you can’t imagine your community without,” said
Jennifer Goodman, Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance.
“Advocates for these places know that saving the past enriches the
present, and today we recognize seven great opportunities to
transform threatened resources into vibrant community assets once