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Basket weaving class at Meredith craft gallery

MEREDITH — The League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery will host a variety basket weaving class with Ray Lagasse on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In this one-day workshop students have a choice from five baskets they would like to make from start to finish. Options include a garden basket, pack basket, wool gathering basket, laundry basket, herb basket or stair basket. Full descriptions, dimensions, and pictures are available at the gallery or online at: www.nhcrafts.org/meredith.

Students are encouraged to bring a lunch as the workshop runs a full eight hours. Tuition is $110 per student and there is no additional materials fee. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register for this workshop either call the League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery at 279-7920 or visit the Gallery at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:10

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Panel discussion Monday about hazard mitigation plans

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Planning Commission will hold its regular commissioners meeting to discuss the value and importance of local Hazard Mitigation Plans on Monday, March 30, at the Moultonborough Town Hall, 6 Holland St.

The panel for this discussion will include federal, state and local perspectives on why municipal officials should consider this planning tool for their community. Panel members will be Elizabeth Peck, of state Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NHHSEM), State Hazard Mitigation Officer Parker Moore, NHHSEM, Hazard Mitigation Planner; and David Ford, Wolfeboro's Director of Public Works and Water & Sewer Utilities.

A transportation update portion of this meeting will briefly cover: 1) the NH Department of Transportation (NHDOT) Ten Year Plan update has begun – what are the regional priorities; 2) on the heels of adopting The Lakes Region Plan 2015-2020 LRPCs proposed FY 16-17 transportation work program includes opportunity to further explore the connections between the transportation network and water quality; and 3) comments to date indicate the Lakes Region Tour Scenic Byway may benefit by changing some routes.

All LRPC meetings are open to the public. For additional information or special accommodation, please contact the LRPC: 279-8171 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 1, same time at the Moultonborough Public Safety Building located at 1035 Whittier Highway (Route 25).


Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 05:58

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Keep Heat On fund raiser at Italian Farmhouse on April 9

PLYMOUTH — Through the generosity of the Common Man family of restaurants and Diane Downing, a new fundraiser for the Keep the Heat On program will be held on Thursday, April 9 at the Italian Farmhouse from 5 to 9 p.m. This is the second new fundraiser this winter for this very worthy fuel assistance program administered by the Plymouth Area Community Closet.

The 10th annual Keep the Heat On event on January 14 brought in almost $47,000 of which almost $40,000 has gone to pay fuel bills for neighbors in need this winter. Recently, a cross country ski event was held for the first time at Plymouth Regional High School, planned by junior Chris Ebner of Plymouth, and raised over $1,000.

Dinner will include a salad and a choice of meat lasagna, pasta primavera, or chicken parmesan with carrot cake for dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage – tax and tip not included. Cost is $25 per person.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 05:57

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Bank of New Hampshire hosts free shredding days

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire is hosting free paper shredding days on Saturday, April 18th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at their Laconia and Manchester offices and on Saturday, April 25th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at their Concord North Main Street and Littleton offices. This is an opportunity for all residents to destroy old documents and confidential files safely. Bank of New Hampshire and AARP have partnered together to generate more awareness about safely and securely disposing of documents. AARP will be on site each day and available to discuss the best practices for protecting your identity.

"We are happy to offer this event for responsible paper disposal which will help reduce the risk of identity theft," said Vickie Routhier, SVP – Chief Retail Banking & Marketing Officer for Bank of New Hampshire. "Bank of New Hampshire continues to be proactive in finding ways to protect consumers from fraud. We encourage residents to do their part by making use of this event for secure disposal."

All papers will be shredded on location in the mobile truck. Documents should be free of large binder clips however staples and paper clips may be left on documents.

For more information, contact Bank of New Hampshire at 1-800-832-0912.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:43

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