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Homeless memorial candlelight vigil in Veterans Square on December 21

LACONIA — Sunday, Dec. 21, the longest night of the year, and the official first day of winter, will begin with a "candlelight" vigil at 5:30 p.m. in Veterans Square, to raise awareness of those who are homeless or homeless people who have died.

The vigil is being coordinated by Catholic Charities of New Hampshire.

The annual memorial observation is now a tradition among Laconia area faith communities and community service providers and is held in conjunction with the National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day traditionally held on Dec. 21. Laconia is one of more than 150 cities nationwide to mark this observance.

Organizers are encouraging members of the public to come with a "candle" of some sort, being it a flashlight or some other type of illumination.

To learn more about the face of homelessness or to make a difference, please contact Leonard Campbell, Parish and Community Services coordinator, 528-3035 or www.nh-cc.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014 09:52

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Newfound Area Churches to hold Christian Unity services week of Jan. 19-23

BRISTOL -- The Newfound Area Churches will be holding Christian Unity services at noon daily the week of Jan. 19-23, to mark the annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

There will be a light luncheon following each service.

The churches which will serve as venues for this series of services are:

Monday, Jan. 19, Union Congregational Church of Hebron.

Tuesday, Jan. 20, New Hampton Community Church.

Wednesday, Jan. 21, Bristol United Church of Christ.

Thursday, Jan. 22, Our Lady of Grace Chapel, Bristol.

Friday, Jan. 23, Bristol Baptist Church.

Further information can be obtained by calling 744-3885.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014 09:50

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Holiday Customer Appreciation Party at Irwin Automotive on Wednesday

LACONIA —  The Irwin Automotive Group is inviting all of our customers in on Wednesday, December 17th for a Holiday Customer Appreciation Party. There will be food, beverages, and door prizes. Irwin will also be giving away free oil changes and state inspections and raffling off a set of snow tires (must be present to win).

Join Irwin at 5pm for the festivities and RSVP by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (603 581 2968) for Irwin Toyota-Scion Ford-Lincoln and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (603 581 2994).

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Several New Year’s Eve celebrations planned around the Lakes Region

LAKES REGION — This New Year's Eve make it one to remember, by staying at the Lakes Region of New Hampshire you will experience a new way to bring in the upcoming year. The Lakes Region offers New Year's Eve events that fun for the whole family, or just a romantic getaway for you and a loved one.

Ring in the New Year at the New Year's Eve Gala in Meredith. This gala event is a formal event that offers dining, dancing with live music from Annie and the Orphans and a champagne toast at midnight. This event will be hosted at the Mill Falls at the Lake on December 31st.

Indian Head Resort offers an event called Rockin' New Year's Eve with the Flashback Band, a midnight breakfast buffet and champagne toast. This event will also have a firework display at midnight and a kid's party on the greenery.

First Night at Wolfeboro is an annual family event hosted by the Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce. The event is open to everyone with a full line-up of entertainment, people's procession and a giant firework display.

The Lakes Region Tourism Association is the official tourism board of the region, representing close to 100 communities and more than 400 businesses in central New Hampshire, including area attractions, restaurants, retail establishments and accommodations. For more information or visitors guides, visit LakesRegion.org, facebook.com/NHLakesRegion or follow on Twitter. The LRTA office is at Exit 20 on Route 3 in Tilton, and it can be reached by calling (800) 60-LAKES.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:32

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