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Blood Sweat and Tears in Wolfeboro on Juy 10

WOLFEBORO — On Friday, July 10 at 7:30 pm the Great Waters Music Festival will kick off its Kingwood Series with Blood Sweat & Tears.

"Like a great baseball team the members change but the soul lives on, Though many great musicians have passed through BS&T it's musicianship stands the test of time" 2005 found BS&T looking back to founding father Bobby Colomby's original vision for Blood Sweat & Tears quite simple "Find the greatest musicians and the rest is easy".

Since then with Bobby Colomby's guidance BS&T have re-established themselves as one of the hottest touring acts in the world. Whether playing the hits that started BS&T'S meteoric rise or complicated Jazz riff's, audiences world wide show their appreciation with standing ovations nightly.

2008 The South Korean Government named Blood Sweat & Tears "The Ambasadors of Peace" That same year the BS&T horn section recorded with Jeff Lorber on his Grammy nominated CD "He Had A Hat".

2010 saw yet another recording session with Jeff Lorber. A world tour interrupted by an Icelandic volcano. The band buys a Tour Bus to play smaller and up close venues along with the big concert venues.

2011 BS&T played 3 sold out concerts at the world famous Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City with the Legendary trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

The current lead singer for the group is Bo Bice, who was the runner up to Carrie Underwood in 2005 on the hit FOX show American Idol.

The performance will be held at the Kingswood Arts Center in Wolfeboro and is sponsored by Fidelity Investments, Maxfield Real Estate, the Laconia Daily Sun and Steve & Carol Bush of Maxfield Real Estate.

The Great Waters Music Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing outstanding musical performances to people living in and visiting the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.  Information and tickets for all performances are available at the office at 15 Varney Road in Wolfeboro, by calling 603-569-7710, or online at www.greatwaters.org. Ticket prices for this performance are $80, $70, 50 and $25.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 06:44

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League of Craftsmen shop hosting ornament designer

MEREDITH — Join the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, July 18 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a free 2015 Ornament Demonstration Event with artist, Kristine Lane. Lane, co-creator of the 2015 Ltd. Edition League ornament 'Sweet Seasons' will be at the Meredith Gallery discussing the steps of creating ornaments.
A PowerPoint presentation will be on display demonstrating the fabrication process of the ornaments. Attendees will be given an opportunity to have their own ornaments personalized.  The ornament comes gift-boxed with a descriptive card, and retails for $25 which will be available for purchase at the Meredith Gallery.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 09:19

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Alton club raffling hand-carved doll

ALTON — The Happy Hobby Doll Club is raffling a wonderful hand carved wood doll made in 1996 for the Alton, NH Bicentennial. Sarah Elizabeth Hanna, lovingly nicknamed "Betsey" is 15 inches and is a replica of the peg-jointed wood dolls of the Georgian Period (mid to late 1700's). Her wood hands have individually carved fingers, her painted eyes have dotted eyelashes and eyebrows and she has a flax wig.

Carved by the Rev. Fred Laughon of Virginia, Betsy is marked on her back: "Made Especially for Happy Hobby Doll Club, Alton, NH Bicentennial 1795-1996."

Happy Hobby Doll Club members researched fashions circa 1796, and Betsy is provided with every type of clothing a young New Hampshire lady could have wanted in 1776, and more than most would have had. Since the date 1776 represents a transitional period in clothing, Betsey's wardrobe ranges from "Colonial" style with panniers and petticoats to the "latest" fashions with a high waistline. Betsy has underwear including a corset for each of these styles and outerwear such as a cape, shawl and hats. All her clothing has been hand sewn and made to be as authentic as possible and includes nightwear, wrapper and mob cap, corsets , camisoles, petticoats, pockets, blue skirt with green plaid overdress and shawl, day gown and bonnet, riding outfit and hat, red hooded cape, stole and matching muff, black wool shawl and a

unique green silk over-bonnet.

In addition to her clothing, a blanket chest is also included as is Betsy's chair where she

sits with her needlework in her lap patiently awaiting raffle day, August 24, when the lucky winner will take her to her new home.

The doll and her accessories are on display at the Alton Town Hall through August 21 from which she will travel to the Alton Community/Senior Center, 7 Pearson Road for the drawing of the winning raffle ticket; time to be announced.

Tickets may be purchased from Happy Hobby Doll Club members by contacting Pat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Funds raised will help the club pay for educational and philanthropic endeavers.

The Happy Hobby Doll Club is a United Federation of Doll Clubs member and promotes the education, history and study of dolls from around the world. This raffle doll is a fine example where the construction of the doll itself and the research and sewing of her wardrobe provided a hands-on learning experience for the club members. HHDC meets the 4th Saturday of each

month at the Alton Bay Community Center at 11:30 a.m. Nonmembers are invited to attend the meetings and programs.

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Walking & trail guide available for the Franklin area

FRANKLIN — Would you like to get out for a walk but don't know where to go? Summer and fall are great seasons to increase your physical activity by walking and biking. The Walking and Trail Guide for the Greater Franklin Area features eighteen walking trails and downtown routes across the Twin Rivers Region. Each route has a description featuring location, parking, length of walk, and also GPS coordinates. The guide also includes a scavenger hunt for kids of all ages.

The guide is produced by the Greater Franklin Healthy Eating Active Living Coalition (HEAL) and is paid for in part with funding from the Franklin Mayor's Drug Task Force. This collaborative partnership promotes fun family activity as a means to health and community involvement.

For a free copy of the guide, please call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120 or download a copy at lrgh.org. For more information, call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 08:54

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