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by Chris on July 6, 2015


Win tickets this week, Monday, July 6 – Friday, July  10…just listen for the cue to call and dial (603)356-9930, and you could be heading to Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook to see  Dirty Heads, John Butler Trio, Soja and many more live on Sunday, July 12, 2015!

The John Butler Trio is an eclectic roots/jam band from Australia led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. They have independently released five studio albums, the last three of which debuted at #1 in Australia, and have had eight Top 40 singles. Having developed a great reputation as a live act, the band have also released three live albums.

The John Butler Trio was formed in 1998 when Butler was joined by Gavin Shoesmith on bass and Jason McGann on drums, and by the end of that year had recorded their debut album John Butler.

In 2007, the John Butler Trio won the for Best Performing Independent Album as well as Best Independent Release and Best Blues and Roots Album at the ARIA Awards. In 2010, the John Butler Trio received the award for Most Popular Independent Artist at the Australian Independent Record (AIR) Awards while April Uprising was nominated at the ARIA Awards for ‘Best Blues and Roots Album’ and ‘Best Independent Release.

Dirty Heads. The Sound of Change can’t come from external forces, it has to emanate from within. For Dirty Heads, evolution beyond their reggae-rock roots has developed over time and is manifested on their new album Sound of Change.

The band’s breakout 2008 album Any Port In The Storm included the chart-topping hit track Lay Me Down which features current Sublime frontman, Rome. The track had an incredible run for eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts, laying a solid foundation for their follow up sophomore album Cabin By The Sea which was released in 2012. Dirty Heads then began their musical metamorphosis with their 2013 acoustic album Home – Phantoms Of Summer, allowing time for their metamorphosis embodied in Sound of Change.

Their own journey can be heard within the album– all you have to do is sit back and listen.

SOJA is an American Grammy-nominated pop reggae band. Formed in 1997, their music is currently produced under ATO Records. The eight-member band has released a number of singles, albums, and DVDs, including SOJA – Live in Hawaii. Their third full-length album Born in Babylon peaked at #11 on the Top Heatseekerschart while their 2012 album Strength to Survive topped the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. The band continues to tour and record new music.

The album topped the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, and received a Grammy nomination in the ‘Best Reggae Album’ category.



Hand Held Device While Driving Ban Goes Into Effect

by Christian Mower on June 30, 2015

no cell phoneThe New Hand Held Device Law will be put into effect July 1st here is what it means for you.

  • No use of hand held electronic devices capable of providing voice or data communication while driving or temporarily halted in traffic for a stop sign or traffic signal or other momentary delays.

This includes cell phones, GPS, tablets, iPods, iPads or other devices that require data

  • Emergency calls to 911 or other public safety agencies will be allowed

  • One hand non-cellular 2-way radio use will be allowed.


  • Teen drivers under the age of 18 will not be allowed to use any electronic devices (hand held or not) except to report an emergency. Anyone violating this will be subject to p enalties and license suspension or revocation.


  • Bluetooth or other hands-free electronic devices will be allowed.

Offenses May Result In The Following Fines

$100 fine

2nd Offense – $250 fine

3 rd Offense within 2 years – $500

*Penalty assessments will be added to the fines*

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4th Of July Celebrations In Our Area

by Christian Mower on June 29, 2015


4th Of July Celebrations

Center Harbor, NH

  • Parade Line – up for Judging at Chase Circle at 1:30 then the Parade begins at 2
  • Concert at Band Stand by “The Center Harbor Town Band” at 7 pm.
  • Fireworks at Atlas Pyrovision over the Harbor 9:15 PM

(Rain date for concert & fireworks July 5th)

Conway, NH

  • 4th of July Parade Saturday July 4th 12:00pm Parade, Main Street, Conway Village
  • 3:00pm Presentation of Colors and National Anthem by Robin Croce.
  • 3:15pm Tina Titzer’s Act One Dance Company recital
  • 4:15pm 2nd Annual Chili Hot Dog Eating Contest to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project Sponsored by Big Dave’s Bagel and Importech.
  • 5:15pm Abby Miller band
  • 7:00pm Live music by Discount Gigolos
  • 9:05pm Debut of Happy Conway video
  • 9:30pm Enhanced Fireworks

Gorham, NH

  • Check out New Hampshire’s longest running Fourth of July celebration. The fun beings on Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3 with a carnival and concert and continues on Saturday, July 4 with a parade at 10 a.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.

Full Break Down of Events Here

Jackson, NH

  • July 5, Jackson Village Park Fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m. or dusk.

Meredith, NH

  • July 4 chicken BBQ from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hesky Park
  • The Meredith Rubber Duckie Race begins at 4 p.m. at Mill Falls Marketplace
  • The Brass Band Concert is at 7 p.m. in Hesky Park followed by fireworks at dusk over the bay.

Milford, NH

  • Patriotic Bike Parade & Contest 12pm at Keyes Skate Park (Bring a decorated bike, stroller or wagon)
  • Field Activities 12 – 3pm at Keyes Stage (Hosted by DJ Dave Alcox)
  • Town Official Belly Flop/Cannon Ball Contest 1pm at Keyes Pool, Food Concessions FREE entry to Keyes Pool
  • Oxford & Clark (and friends!) 8 – 9:30pm at Keyes Stage
  • Fireworks begin at dusk–Atlas Fireworks

Moultonborough, NH

  • 4th of July Parade Saturday, July 4th Starts at 11:00 a.m. The parade starts at Blake Road and ends at the Lion’s Club on Old Route 109.
  • There will be a complimentary cook- out at the Lion’s Club following the parade hamburgers, hot dogs, salad & refreshments

Ossipee, NH

  • 4th of July Parade starts at 10 a.m.
  • Fireworks at 9:30 p.m

Wolfeboro, NH

  • July 4, Concert in the Community Bandstand, Cate Park, adjacent to Main Street and Wolfeboro Bay Wolfeboro, NH.
  • The day opens with a parade at 10 a.m., starting on North Main Street and heading south.
  • 9:30 or dusk there will be fireworks over Wolfeboro Bay. Band concert by the lake precedes the fireworks


Bridgeton, ME

  • July 4 on the Fourth Road Race in downtown Bridgton begins at 8 a.m. Monday.
  • Hot dog stand from 9 a.m. to noon at Oberg’s Insurance
  • Fourth of July Parade at noon.

Denmark, ME

  • July 4 Denmark’s Fourth of July Parade starts off at 10 a.m. from the Denmark Fire Station, and ends at Town Hall.
  • A lobster roll luncheon will be held after the 4th of July Parade at the Denmark Community Center. For more information: Joan Knolla, 452-2887.

Fryeburg, ME

  • Fourth of July Children’s Parade, begins 9:30 a.m. from the Main Building of Fryeburg Academy, ends at Bradley Park, where there will be free entertainment. For more information: Katie Malia at 935-8946 or Jean Andrews at 925-1163.

Lovell, ME

  • Annual Fourth of July Flea Market, 8 a.m. to noon, Lewis Dana Hill Memorial Library, North Lovell; Lions Club Breakfast, 7 a.m., North Lovell Grange.

Naples, ME

  • Line up for Fourth of July Parade at 1 p.m., Tony’s Foodland, parade starts at 2 p.m. Fireworks at dusk, around 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 5), best viewing from Causeway area. For more information: 693-6364.

Waterford, ME

  • Fourth of July Parade, starts at 11 a.m. at Waterford Flat.

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July 4th Parking Ban In Conway

by Christian Mower on June 25, 2015

Conway-fire-worksConway N.H. – There are going to be parking bans set up in the Conway Village and Shouler Park this year as Police anticipate large crowds for this years fourth of July Celebration. Since this year the honoring of our nation on July 4th will also play an important role in Conway’s year long 250th celebration the Conway Police Department wants to ensure that all of those participating in the many festivities planned, have a safe and fun filled day.

July 4th Parking Bans

  • Conway Village for the parade which will start at 12:00pm – parking on both sides of Route 16 (Main Street) from Kennett Middle School to the intersection of Washington Street and Route Route 153 will be prohibited from 6:00am to approximately 3:00pm.
  • North Conway/Shouler Park Celebration/Fireworks – parking on both sides of River Road from the Second Bridge to Route 16 in North Conway will be prohibited from midnight on July 3rd through midnight on July 4th
  • North Conway/Shouler Park Celebration/Fireworks – Norcross Circle will be shut down to thru traffic at approximately 4:00pm. There will be limited parking available throughout Norcross Circle starting at 6:00 am.

(Cones and other markers will be utilized to designate areas where parking is prohibited)

There will be many approved places to park in Conway Village to include the Kennett Middle school and the Ham Arena. The Conway Scenic Railroad will also be operating a park and ride from Conway Village to Shouler Park in North Conway for the celebration. The fee for the train ride is $5.00 for ages 7 and up and $1.00 for those under 7. The iconic train will be running two trains between the station in Shouler Park and the depot on West Main Street (across from the Ham Arena). Visitors will be able to board the train in Conway at 2:00pm and 5:00pm. The train will also be running from Shouler Park back to Conway Village at 6:00pm and again at 10:15pm following the fireworks display.

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Fryeburg Police Cruisers Get Domestic Violence Awareness Decals

by Christian Mower June 24, 2015 Front Page News

Fryeburg M.E. – On May 28th 2015 Fryeburg Selectmen voted unanimously to allow the placement of purple domestic violence awareness ribbons on the Police Department’s cruisers and make them part of the permanent scheme. The ribbons were requested by Chief Joshua Potvin to help officers spread domestic violence awareness while on patrol. Fryeburg Police joined […]

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Man Accused of Conway Assault Found In Lovell

by Christian Mower June 22, 2015 Front Page News

Conway, N.H. – Fryeburg and Conway Police teamed up this weekend to arrest a man in Lovell after he allegedly assaulted a Conway woman and her friend then fled. According to Conway Police Lieutenant Christopher Mattei, Sunday at around 4 am officers responded to Washington Street in Conway after a woman reported her ex-boyfriend, 24-year-old […]

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