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Program on Fruit Trees, Berries at Loudon Library

LOUDON — A program on Fruit Trees & Berries for Small Beginning Farms and Home Gardeners will be held Wednesday on April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Maxfield Public Library, 8 Route 129, Loudon.

The program is free and open to the public, but call the Library at 798-5153 to pre-register (or for directions/questions) due to limited space.

Speaker will be Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 07:12

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Mainstay Technologies given Belknap EDC’s ‘Corporate Soul’ award

LACONIA — The Belknap Economic Development Council is proud to announce, at its Annual Meeting held March 20 at the Lakes Region Community College, the Corporate Soul Award was presented to Mainstay Technologies. The Corporate Soul award recognizes a business or an organization with a deep commitment to the essence of community. The Belknap EDC presents this award annually to honor folks that give back to the community, even when there is not anything "in it" for them.

Board of Directors member Barry Leonard, of Bank of New Hampshire, presented the award to Ryan Barton and thanked both he and his team at Mainstay Technologies for continuing to support local causes important to the economic development within our community. Leonard went on to commend Mainstay Technologies "big heart" in spending money, time and resources developing, implementing and maintaining technology, software and website design and function for the Belknap EDC's 200 by 2020 strategic initiative.

Leonard recognized Mainstay Technologies' hard work and efforts; and, how they showcase who we are now (as a community) and where we will be in the future.

Belknap EDC is a non-profit regional development corporation. Belknap EDC provides technical assistance and alternative financing to local businesses and works to address the region's long-term economic development challenges by attracting young talent, supporting creative entrepreneurs, and enhancing workforce development programs in the region. Visit www.BelknapEDC.org for more information.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 07:06

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Interlakes Caregivers receive $2,500 grant

CENTER HARBOR — The Trustees of the Cogswell Benevolent Trust, Manchester, recently granted $2,500 to Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc., to support the ICCI Volunteer Program.

"We are very grateful for the generous grant award from the Cogswell Benevolent Trust which will be used to support our volunteers," stated Ann Sprague, ICCI Executive Director.

Funds will be used to offset costs associated with the recruitment, training, support, recognition and retention of new and current volunteers. Interlakes Community Caregivers is currently seeking to add new volunteers to its 100 roster due to increased demand for the services the organization provides.

These services include transportation to medical appointments, friendly visits, errands, respite care for primary caregivers, and light household chores. In 2013, 103 volunteers provided over 1,200 services, donating 5,000 hours of their time, and driving almost 50,000 miles to help those in need.

Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization that provides supportive services and community information to help neighbors in their daily lives. Services are provided to residents in the towns of Center Harbor, Meredith, Moultonborough and Sandwich. ICCI does not charge for services nor seeks reimbursement from any insurance company or state agency. Funding comes from grant awards such as this, donations and fundraising events.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities or for other information, contact Ann Sprague, Executive Director at 603-253-9275, Ext. 4, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website at interlakescommunitycaregivers.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 06:54

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Alton Library Hosting Talk on Pope John XXIII on April 22

ALTON —The Gilman Library will host a program by Anara Guruge on Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. "Pope John XXIII, Still The Most Popular Pope Ever -- Now That He Is A Saint".

Pope John XXIII, who was pope from October 1958 to June 1963, best known for convoking the Second Vatican Council, will be canonized on Sunday, April 27, 2014, alongside Pope John Paul II.

This 90-minute illustrated, interactive program, strictly secular, by papal historian and author, Anura Guruge, an Alton resident, the author of seven papal books, is to mark this occasion. The goal of this program is to provide an illuminating and memorable portrait of this pope's entire life, all the way to the canonization.

Mr. Guruge has been working on a new book: "Pope John XXIII: 101 Facts & Trivia". The presentation will draw upon the material gathered for this book with a heavy emphasis on the trivia and the pope's incomparable sayings, such as the one related to the actual number of people that work at the Vatican. This program will appeal to both 'newbies' as well as to those that already have an appreciation of this pope. The 188 page Kindle Print Version of "Pope John XXIII: 101 Facts & Trivia" is available for purchase on Amazon.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 06:33

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