LACONIA — The Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association's boldest project to date, the 2013 Children's Charity House, is being built, landscaped and decorated by LRBRA members .
Construction and finish materials are being provided at sharply discounted prices or altogether donated by various LRBRA supplier-members. Mike Hayward of Hayward and Company Log & Timber Homes volunteered as the general contractor on the project. Upon completion, the house will the Featured Property in the 2013 Lakes Region NH Parade of Homes Tour and then sold; the proceeds to benefit the 98.3 WLNH Children's Auction.
Located at Windemere Ridge, 190 Turner Way in Laconia, the Children's Charity House is a dramatic 2,200 sq. ft. craftsman-bungalow-style which will be finished with the very finest materials and workmanship, bedecked with color, flooring, artwork and furniture by local professional interior decorators. The wooded property with mountain views will be skillfully landscaped and will be offered for sale by RE/Max Bayside Realty.
Local company engagement with the project is growing. The Patrick Wood Law Office helped the LRBRA obtain a construction loan, the efforts protected by LRBRA Member Melcher & Prescott Insurance. Leighton Diversified joined Advanced Land Surveying Consultants to ascertain the lot boundaries. Jordan & Associates landscape architects worked with Randy Shuey, septic design engineer to design the lot, maximizing the views of the Ossipee Mountains, setting the stage for Chris Burke Stone Masonry and Belknap Landscape Company to install functional outdoor living spaces.
JF Kimball Excavation LLC donated the cellar-hole excavation, followed by Southern NH Concrete Construction Company which formed and poured the foundations with everything sealed and insulated by Quality Insulation, Inc. Hayward & Company came through within a large framing crew completely frame and roof the house.
Other contributors included are WF Richards Excavation, Morin Electric, K. A. Clason Fine Woodworking and Middleton-LaValley Building Supply, the later obtaining astonishing construction material donations from suppliers. The house will feature windows and doors from both Pella Windows & Doors and Portland Glass, with flooring by New Hampshire Hardwoods, exterior decking materials from Uncle Hilde's Building Supply. NH Electric Coop, Eastern Propane, Tradesman Builders, Bella Woods Building & Remodeling, Alan Mann Construction, Dumpster Depot, Twin Oaks Construction, Steeplechase Custom Homes, Nutter Enterprises, Ambrose Brothers and Simpson Trucking all donated time, labor and/or materials.
With direction from a team of local interior designers, including All In The Details interior Design, The Home Beautiful, Decorative Interiors and Sandra Curtis Designs, the Harris Family Furniture store will completely furnish the home, all of the interior decorations, furnishings, artwork, window treatments and supplemental floor coverings available for optional purchase, creating a move-in-ready residence for any growing family or retiring couple. AM HVAC, PENCO Plumbing & Heating, Gilford Well, and Baron's Major Brands Appliances all are committed to donations of products and services.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 08:45
PLYMOUTH — Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) will meet with local veterans and advocates to discuss homelessness and other issues facing retired service members during a visit to the Bridge House Shelter today at 11 a.m.
Kuster, a member of the House Veteran's Affairs Committee, will provide an overview of efforts currently underway in Congress and within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to end veteran homelessness. She will also seek input and feedback from local veterans and other roundtable participants, including officials from the Bridge House, who will discuss the agency's inclusive service model, among other topics.
The Bridge House, which serves veterans and civilians alike and their families, originally opened in 1989, licensed to serve eight people. Since then, the agency has relocated to its current Highland Avenue location, which often serves as many as 30 people and features a range of counseling, job training and parenting program, among others.
Cathy Bentwood, the agency's director, is also working with other local leaders to develop Soldier On New Hampshire, the state's first permanent housing community, which could house up to 50 formerly homeless veterans.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 08:32
MOULTONBOROUGH — Moultonborough United Methodist Church is hosting a monthly fundraiser concert series featuring some of New England's most talented Christian musicians. The series "Wake The Lake" is a monthly fundraiser concert series with different groups performing each month. All of these events are free admission, and will have a free-will offering to be taken to raise money to complete the modernization of the church sanctuary's audio/visual systems.
For the month of August the church will be hosting a Family Fun Evening on Saturday, August 24, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Moultonborough Lions Club featuring three New Hampshire-based bands and a magician from The Dialogue Church in Manchester.
The Ossipee Mountain Boys, a Country/Bluegrass Band from Moultonborough, will open followed by Cryin' Shame which will be taking the stage at 5:30 p.m, they are a Christian Rock Band based out of Raymond, and recently performed at Rock The Park in Ashland. The final band is Delivered, another Christian Rock Band based out of Laconia.
There will also be a BBQ and family oriented activities for everyone in attendance.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 08:23
LACONIA — Laconia Academy, the adult evening high school diploma program, will be offering high school level Chemistry with a Lab, Algebra I, Algebra II/Accuplacer/Assistments.org and Human Biology with a Lab courses beginning the week of August 26-August 29. These courses are required pre-requisites for anyone desiring to enter a nursing program.
"In the Lakes Region area the interest and need is very high for people wanting to enter the nursing or health care related professions," explained Mrs. Peggy Selig, Program Director. The Laconia Adult Education Program.
The New Hampshire State Nursing Program requires a High School level Chemistry with a Lab, Algebra I, and Human Biology with a Lab as entrance level courses for those people going into the nursing profession. It is also recommended that future nurses who have been out of high school for six years or more, take a refresher course in these subjects. There is a shortage of nurses in New Hampshire and these classes meet the entrance requirements for people wishing to become an RN or LPN. These required courses are also necessary for anyone desiring to become a Radiology Technician or going into Dental Hygiene.
Laconia Academy will be offering these classes over a fifteen week period. Algebra I meets on Tuesday evenings and Human Biology & Lab meets on Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. Algebra II/Accuplacer/Assistments.org meets on Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m. The Chemistry with a Lab class will meet two nights per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. Each class is worth one high school credit.
Pre-registration is required in all three classes. Anyone interested in enrolling or obtaining more information should contact the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 August 2013 08:12
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