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November 2, 2016

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Renowned Saxophonist Matt Langley Jams With The Tom Robinson Trio In Laconia

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.



Laconia Adult 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 issue.


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 themselves. 


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.



Laconia Adult 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 Editor


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.


Lew Henry

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 properties.


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 Community Club..


“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 again.”






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