Meredith printing business sold, will operate as Copy Express

MEREDITH — Miss Print has been purchased and will now be doing business as Copy Express.

New owners, Brian and Janet Heffron, of Moultonborough, spent a lot of time researching the right addition to their copy center in Manchester, N.H. Copy Express in Manchester has been doing business for over 30 years. Brian and Janet have extensive printing and graphics reproduction experience in each of their backgrounds. Brian owned a graphics firm in Burlington, Massachusetts as well, and has 35 years experience and Janet has 30 years in marketing and advertising. The Sellers, Paul and Claudette Bradley were represented by Anthony Avrutine of RE/MAX Bayside, who also assisted the buyers.

Brian and Janet have raised three children and have been living in New Hampshire for many years. While they've summered in Moultonborough since 1997, eight grandchildren have expanded the family, and on any given day customers might find one of the kids helping out at Copy Express.

Copy Express will continue its Manchester location as well, and add the Meredith location as a subsidiary. Expansion plans include more color copying and enlarging capabilities; boat, window and vehicle vinyl lettering, signs, banners, feather flags, notary and JP services.

Brian and Janet invite new or existing customers of the business to visit for a grand tour, as several longtime staffers are busy making introductions. Copy Express can be reached at (603) 279-5939.

RE/MAX Bayside's Commercial Division is located at 423 Main Street in Laconia and operates statewide. Anthony Avutrine can be reached at (603) 527-8200.

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Lake Houses at Christmas Island community launched

LACONIA — On Friday, July 3, the developers of the new Lake Houses at Christmas Island community held a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the waterfront community along the shores of Paugus Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee. Located on Weirs Boulevard, the community includes 1,000 feet of shorefront with 3.2 acres enjoying westerly exposure. 16 new, direct-waterfront luxury, duplex- townhomes are currently being constructed. Two of townhomes have been completed, two are near completion and the foundations and site work has been completed for the remaining units. Each of the homes will include their own individual boat slip. There are several natural, sandy beaches with westerly exposure. Each home is serviced with city water and sewer and underground utilities. The completed units feature 3 levels of custom living space, spacious decks fronting on the lake and attached garages. For further information contact Roche Realty Group at (603) 528-0088.



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'Old Friends Genealogy' launched to help research family history

MOULTONBOROUGH — Moultonborough residents Kate and Mike Lancor have launched "Old Friends Genealogy", a service that offers to trace clients' family tree.

After spending countless hours over the past five years researching their own ancestors, Mike and Kate feel they have become amateur genealogists and records searchers and are using the research skills they have acquired to help others develop a lineage family tree.

Old Friends Genealogy has access to records online the United States as well as much of Europe. Kate and Mike have a great deal of experience using historical newspaper websites, National Archives records, Find-A-Grave and state records. When it comes to researching Irish ancestors, they have extensive experience using several Irish websites that house records for censuses, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and property valuations.

For more information, or to request a search, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., can call Mike and Kate at home (603-476-8409) or call Mike's cell phone (603-204-8409) to discuss a possible search by Old Friends Genealogy.

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Steele Hill Resorts celebrates craft beer with "Brew With a View"

SANBORNTON — Steele Hill Resorts hosted its inaugural "Brew With a View" beer fest on June 20, featuring a sampling of New Hampshire's craft breweries as well as some from across the country.

Hundreds joined in the sampling from more than 30 craft breweries from as far away as California to as near as Henniker and North Conway. Smoke 'N' Barley in Tilton stopped by the event with cigars. The festival also served as the official launch of Tova's Tavern Pale Ale, produced by Tuckerman Brewing Company.

Steele Hill's director of food and beverage, Jed Dole said he was "happy to see everyone having a good time." Organizers expect to make "Brew With a View" an annual tradition.

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