Here are Testimonials I have done with customers at the Antique Center in Downtown Laconia, NH where Customers go upstairs to watch the Train Runs that runs Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm.


Customer : Used to have trains as a kid and and how it has been with him


Customer : Bringing her son there to watch the trains


Customer: Gets paid doing this and meeting people


Customer: Gets paid doing this and meeting new people. He always loves hearing interesting stories of trains they had and how they put trains under the Christmas Tree


Customer: I like the sight, the sounds and smells of the trains and customers stories.


Customer: A mother takes her son


Customer : looking for doors and to see Charlie


Customer: loves recording the trains


A Couple: Browsing


Customer: Browsing and trains


Customer: Going to see Santa at Christmas time!


For me (Daniel Fife): The Nostalgic atmosphere! The Owner is a good friend and friendly person


Here are Sample Pictures of the Train that runs:



The weather is getting warmer and some of the ice is starting to melt in Lake Winnipesaukee. Ice Out is soon. When ice all over is broken up in Lake Winnipesaukee, that is when Ice Out is declared and then the MS Mount Washington can make it to all its ports around the lake! Then boating season follows soon after! 2016 was our earliest one ever, in where it happened around St Patricks Day time! Last year Ice Out was declared Mid April! Here it’s late April and no Ice Out yet. The is is the latest Ice Out in years! They have been doing Ice Out since the 1800s. When Ice Out is declared, it makes many NH newspapers! We did have some late snow storms and Winter weather last week and a cold winter, but the weather has been starting to get warmer. Soon you will also see the MS Mount Washington set sail (A story will be on that when it’s first sail happens). It is beautiful to see the MS Mount Washington set sail across the lake! It is a great feeling too of realizing summer is about here too!


This link gives a history of the past Ice Outs :


There are some establishments that do an Ice Out contest and if your prediction is right they give you a gift card!


Here are pictures of the Lake as of this weekend and much of the ice has broken! Last week there was still a lot of ice!


Here is a CONTEST: Name your Ice Out Prediction here in this story!. Mine is around May 1! I hope I am right! On average most Ice Outs occurred in the 2nd half of April. I love hearing people’s Ice Out Predictions! I wonder how many other lakes do a similar thing : declare Ice is gone and if any of you know any other lake that does that try to list that here.

Here is Miranda Lambert playing in Mansfield, Mass July 21, 2018 at Xfinity Center in the Bandwagon Tour  / Little Big Town! Here is more details: and tickets are on sale!. I hope to go to this! I have never seen a concert at Xfinity Center! Who has? I bet it will be a crowded event!


I watched her play at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH June 3, 2017 and that was an amazing experience! It brought in quite a crowd! I had waited all Winter and Spring for her performance at the Bank of NH Pavilion. Her country music songs are amazing and catchy!!!! She had a tour earlier this year, and among her tours was in Knoxville TN and Lexington KY this past late Winter. Here is a list of her tours for this year: . Go Miranda Lambert!!!! Make us proud with your awesome talents! How many people have taken selfies with her?


Here are pictures of my experience of seeing Miranda Lambert play on stage! My favorite songs are Something Bad (a duet with Carrie Underwood), Mama’s Broken Heart, Gun Powder and Lead, Kerosene. I Love watching my friends (Eric Grant, April Cushman and Jodie Cunningham) who do country music gigs and bands play her songs at their gigs as well! You can find those bands playing those songs at the Whiskey Barrel in Laconia NH as well as ManchVegas Club in Manchester and Derryfield in Manchester NH.

Miranda Lambert on Stage and wow of seeing her face in person!

Miranda Lambert on Stage at Meadowbrook!

Miranda Lambert while singing at her Bank of NH Pavilion gig!




Name your favorite Miranda Lambert song in the comments thread below, and if you have seen any of her tours name which one you saw.

On Mother’s Day May 13 2018 Gilbert Gottfried plays at the Whiskey Barrel, he was who played Iago the Parrot In Aladdin.



Here is a link to the show!


I will be doing more stories on the Whiskey Barrel in the near future. I have testimonials in a earlier story.

TODAY IS OPENING DAY AT FENWAY IN BOSTON!!!!! It will be crowded with many excited fans. Opening Day is always a big one! It’s the 118th season! What a memorable Thursday it will be this year too!


Today it’s Red Sox Against the Tampa Bay Rays. The gates open 1.5 hours before games! People have been advised to come early! Oh I cannot wait to see how the outcome will turnout!


GO RED SOX! I Am rooting for ya!


Ted Williams was a Major League Baseball player in Fenway Games and am american hero. You did really great in the games you played!


Here is a list of Fenway’s events (in addition to Red Sox Games, they even have concerts here):


I feel many restaurants, pubs and shops benefit from being near Fenway as Fenway will generate traffic to their businesses. Target nearby even has a merchandise assortment catering to Fenway gear! I cannot shake how Tilted Kilt didnt make it near Fenway! It should have done well.


There are seats called the Green Monster Fenway. It is the High Left Field! I admit it’s expensive but it’s worth it as it has a great view. They have great dinner arrangements and seating!


I really love the Green Monster Mascot. I had a selfie with him taken in 2012 here in Laconia. His name is Wally and he debuted in 1997 and became more popular in 2009. Many find him to be cute! Here is a description of him:


In the comment thread area below name your memories and favorite games you have gone to see here! I love hearing great stories.


Pictures Below were me there as a Kid. I always loved going with my parents and brother back in the day! I would love to go back!!!



Today is 11 days till the Boston Marathon. I will be there to watch and one of my friends is running it!

Today is when the Red Sox Kick off!


That’s right Red Sox fans. It’s the first game of the season! Many of my friends are excited.


The Red Sox today go against Tampa Rays at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, FL, and its the earliest opening since 2008.


Here is the website of the Red Sox Game Day Events:


I wish Big Papi and the Red Sox Good Luck. Good luck to new player Carl Yastrzemski as well!


In the Comments section, list which game and event do you look forward to most?


I last saw a Red Sox game there in 1992 and my family loved it!


Here are pictures of my time there as a child!


I am excited for Summer, as it will be warmer weather, beach bars reopen, and longer days. I look forward to revisiting Paradise Beach Club, Tower Hill Tavern, Naswa and Margate again. The Margate is a beach bar by the Margate Inn and has music gigs and a great location by the water front. Naswa has drink and food specials, and music gigs from time to time. Paradise Beach Club is a beach bar place with a beach atmosphere what you find in the Florida Keys. Paradise Beach Club holds bands Tower Hill Tavern holds bands upstairs! Bike Week is in 80 days!!!! I am so excited! It’s on the Weirs Beach and a lot of it is on the Italian Faro Grille Property. Bike Week attracts many visitors who always look forward to coming up.


Many people come up here for the Summer for the Lake and boating. There is a Sunday thing in Braun Bay where many go out to have fun!


I am looking Forward to Jurassic Park Fallen Kingdom that comes out in 93 days!


Sad Part of Summer is Toys r us will be extinct.


Here are samples of the Summer:

Here are Whiskey Barrel Testimonials of why people love the Whiskey Barrel, what makes them go back and what band they like? More will be added



Sarah: “I like the different crowds it draws there always different people and it’s always a good time. Service is good and my fave is Jodie Cunningham and Eric Grant


Rebekah: “I love the whiskey barrels atmosphere. The stage and lighting set up is professional and provides a great “concert” experience. I enjoy that they have a mix of both live music and DJs to reach all crowds. My favorite entertainment thus far at the whiskey barrel has been Easton Corbin, however I do enjoy the Laconia Nights DJ crew!


Dennis and Laurie : “The Sound System and the way the bar is set up. We go back for the music and atmosphere. Our Favorite Band is Scott’s Stabb from Creed, Everclear and ACDC Cover Band


Liana: “The Bands are what I like. They are very entertaining”.


Phil: “I’m biased so my band is my favorite. What keeps me going back is Matt! He is a great guy. Always makes us feel at home! But seriously there’s too many good bands to name”


Larissa: “I really like the fact that it’s local- as I live really close by so it’s really convenient. They also have a great staff, and a lot of things to do so I’m not always just standing around. I don’t remember the name of the band I like, but the singer is a blonde woman and they’re so good!


Lea: “The whiskey barrel has great bands, strong drinks, friendly staff and sometimes no cover charge. I like Eric grant band because they play music for everyone , a little county, pop, rock. They play a bit of everything.”


Anonymous: “ reason I go to the whiskey barrel because they have some pretty cool bands that come and play!! And it’s easy for me to walk down there from my place because I don’t have a car too travel.


Stephanie: “I like to go and see Jodie”.





Ok the temperatures are getting warmer and some the ice is melting. When all the ice is gone and the ships and boats can move around, ICE OUT is declared. It normally occurs in April and some years in March.

Name your predictions what date when ICE OUT will occur.



Testimonials of CKO KICKBOXING; Here is why people go and love to go back, more will be added to this. I will get more people’s testimonials and add them to this


Maegan: “the thing that I love about cko and the reason that I continue to come back is that it works! I have always worked out but nothing has changed my body and quickly and effectively as this one hour does! It is a stress reliever, it is fun and I have made some amazing friends. The hour flys by and I always feel good about myself after.


Kristy: “CKO kickboxing is awesome. All of the instructors are friendly , and Run excellent workouts… Each class I go to the workout is different which is great .”


Matt: “I used to teach martial arts for years, so it’s an exercise format I could relate to. What I enjoyed about going was anybody could adjust the workout intensity to fit their own abilities and goals. And all of the instructors had their own special techniques to make the work different every class. Also I loved watching everyone putting so much into their workouts. It inspired me.”



For Me (Daniel Fife): “It’s a great workout. The Instructors are friendly and have enthusiasm. Gotta Love Punch Punch Punching the Punching bag”.



Also put in Here who is Your Favorite Instructor in the Comment Thread.



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