Saturday, November 13, 2010

My First True Crime Book is Out!

Lie After Lie: The True Story of a Master of Deception, Betrayal and Murder, is now available at book stores around the country and online.
I spent almost two years researching and writing the book which follows the murder case against James Keown, a former radio talk show host convicted of poisoning his wife to death by spiking her Gatorade with antifreze.

Signed copies are available at Water Street Bookstore in Exeter and Back Pages Books in Waltham, Mass.

For up to date information about the book, including reviews, videos and photos, go to my facebook author page @ Lara Bricker Author.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Wonderland Thrift Commuter Express

Got some stuff around the house you don't need. How about donating to Wonderland Thrift Shop during this event from May 3 to May 7. Every day from 6 a.m. until 9:30 am on those days at the Bandstand in Downtown Exeter, you can drop off donations for the shop. These include:

Drive Up and Donate Your Gently Used Toys,
Winter Gear or Small Household Items from the
Convenience of your car!
Free Coffee Refills too!

A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Shop Benefiting Our Community
96-98 Epping Road, Exeter, NH 03833

Shop profits donated each month to a different local group, charity, church, food pantry or to individuals and families in need.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Benefit Night for the Loaf and Ladle

The Loaf and Ladle, Exeter ’s landmark restaurant, is an eatery owned and operated by a local family that has for many years given back to the town and its people.
Help create a benevolent fund for Loaf and Ladle Flood Relief.
The Loaf has been battered this March each time the Exeter River has flooded its banks. The Loaf has rallied for folks in the past.
Let’s rally for the Loaf!
Come one, come all to the Loaf and Ladle, located in downtown Exeter, for a night of live music, free food, wonderful raffle items, and good friends.
9 Water Street
Saturday April 24
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Come have fun and donate what you can

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Feel like a costume ball?

Exeter…The Board of Governors of the American Independence Museum is hosting “The Midnight Ride”, an evening honoring Exeter’s rich Revolutionary past, on April 17th at Folsom Tavern. The lead “Paul Revere” sponsor is The Provident Bank and proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the museum’s educational programs.

The event will begin with a champagne toast at 6pm, hearty hors d’oeuvres, delightful desserts and an auction of special items and experiences. Tickets for the event will be $100 per person for members of the American Independence Museum or $125 per person for non-members. Everyone is encouraged to wear a Revolutionary-era costume to add to the festivities.

“It will be a very fun and festive evening, with people in costumes. Who knows who will show up? George Washington? Molly Stark? Maybe Paul Revere himself!” said Gail Nessell Colglazier, the museum’s executive director. “The “Midnight Ride” page at has details about the event plus suggestions for costumes and rental locations. Tickets may be purchased via PayPal through the web page or by calling 603-772-2622.”

The American Independence Museum, located at One Governors Lane in Exeter, NH, focuses on the contributions of the Gilman family, the town of Exeter, and the state of New Hampshire towards the founding of our nation. It will re-open for tours on May 19 and will host the 20th annual American Independence Festival on July 17.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Susie Leach Benefit

Benefit Planned in Memory of Longtime Exeter Business Owner
EXETER__When Susie Leach passed away suddenly last September it had a deep impact on Exeter’s downtown community.
For over 20 years, Leach welcomed customers and downtown business members to Billingsgate Deli on Water Street, which she opened in 1987 with her husband Craig. Now members of the downtown business community have come together to organize a benefit in Leach’s memory. The Susan Leach Memorial Concert and Auction to Benefit the New Hampshire SPCA is planned for Thursday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Exeter Town Hall. The event will feature music by Exeter’s own group The Rusted Nuts and a benefit auction where guests can bid to help fund the care and food for animals at the NHSPCA.
The idea for the benefit started with downtown business owner Nancy Phillips who was then joined with the planning by her husband Elliott Berkowitz, Rich Bowles and Steve Brennan, Brian and Lisa Lortie, Dana DeNiro of Luna Chics as well as Dan and Linda Jones, of Jones Law Office. The group all work downtown, knew Leach and wanted to do something in her memory.
“Susie’s death had such an unbelievable effect on all of us in the downtown who knew her,” Berkowitz said. “She was truly part of the fabric of the downtown community. We hope this special night will be not only a chance for those who knew Susie to honor her memory but also a chance for them to support an area organization that was dear to her.”
The benefit event will include two 45 minute music sets by The Rusted Nuts with a benefit auction between sets.
Tickets to the event are $20 and can be purchased at Exeter Music, Water Street Bookstore, LunaChics and the New Hampshire SPCA in Stratham. For more information please contact 658-0004.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Yoga for Everyone

Exeter's First Ever Yoga by Donation
Infinity Yoga Studio of Exeter NH is a unique yoga studio with the goal of recapturing what we consider to be the essence of yoga... simply put, yoga made available to everyone.
In a time where yoga as a business is getting a lot of attention, the fact that it is being priced out of many people's reach is in direct conflict with what we consider to be the spirit of yoga itself. Exactly what does "yoga for everyone" mean? We've heard from people all over the country that they simply can't afford to do yoga on a regular basis. Yoga is an amazing form of exercise that helps strengthen, stretch and de-stress the body and focus and decompress the mind. We want to make it possible for everyone to do yoga regardless of economic limitations. What does "donation basis" mean and how does it work? A donation is the sacred act of giving. There is a suggested donation of $10 a class. Suggested donation means that if you can put $10 in the box, please do. If you are not in a position to do so, contribute what you can. Nobody will be keeping track of individual donations. The $10 dollar donation is not meant as a bottom or a top limit... if you are in a position to donate more, it will be greatly appreciated.
Who does this yoga? Everyone. Really! The beauty of this yoga is that it is challenging enough for all, yet not too extreme and therefore accessible to everyone. The ages of our students have ranged from 1 to 86 but not excluding 101 Yoga has many benefits:~People do yoga because it helps them look and feel great. ~Yoga helps tone and sculpt muscles while gaining strength, flexibility and balance. ~In a world of stress, yoga helps people decompress and achieve a sense of inner peace, aiding in healing injury or disease AND keeps you connected to YOU & your community. Friday Class at 6:15 PMPre-registration is appreciated as class size is limitedweekend & weekday classes available - please get on email list for schedule
Infinity Yoga Studio & Family Healing Center
1 Great Hill Court
Exeter NH 03833

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lincoln is Coming, Lincoln is Coming

Abraham Lincoln: From Springfield, Illinois to Exeter, New Hampshire and Beyond

Exeter, New Hampshire – In this illustrated lecture, Richard Schubart traces the crucial political years of transition from 1858 to 1861 when Lincoln became a national candidate for office. Join the Exeter Historical Society on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 p.m. for refreshments), for this fascinating presentation, which will take place on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s speech in Exeter. The program will be held at the Society’s headquarters, 47 Front Street, Exeter, and is free and open to the public. This presentation is a segment of the Lincoln in Exeter Sesquicentennial Celebration, which is sponsored in large part by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

The Exeter Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and preservation of Exeter’s past. The Historical Society is open to the public on a weekly basis, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 4:30 pm, and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to noon. Exeter Historical Society, 47 Front Street, PO Box 924, Exeter, New Hampshire, 03833, 603-778-2335,,