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Belknap Subaru donates to Community Bridges

TILTON — Mark Johnstone, President of Belknap Subaru, with John Hayes, representing Subaru of New England, presented a check for $12,102 to Richard Jeffcote, CFO of Community Bridges.

The money was raised by Belknap Subaru's customers, selecting the local charity to receive donations under Subaru's National Share the Love Program. Mark Johnstone, President of Belknap Subaru, thanked their customers for participating, and the sales staff, at the dealership for creating the awareness of the critical work done by Community Bridges in the community, said Johnstone, "this is an amazing partnership, customers, local business, and Subaru, coming together to do important things." John Hayes, representing Subaru of New England, expressed his excitement for the annual program, and acknowledged the company's delight in being able to help fund local organizations, so they could continue with their work.

Belknap Subaru selected Community Bridges, as its local partner, and customers could also select from their choice of the following charities: ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals On Wheels Association of America, and the National Park Foundation. From Nov. 20, 2014 to Jan.2, 2015, Subaru donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold, or leased, to the customer's choice

Said Jeffcote, CFO of Community Bridges, "We are humbled by the efforts of Subaru and Belknap Subaru, and will use this money to continue our mission, helping people and families.''

Belknap Subaru is located at 35 Tilton Road in Tilton. They sell and service Subaru vehicles, and others. They have been in business since 2001, and are a Better Business Bureau accredited business partner. For more information about the dealership or Share the Love, call Scott Ives at 603-729-1300

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 08:23

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Lakes Region Tea Party to discuss Islam at meeting on Wednesday

MOULTONBOROUGH — The next meeting of the Lakes Region Tea Party will take place on Wednesday, April 15 at  7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library.

The public is invited to join the Lakes Region Tea Party at a special discussion on Islam. What is it? How does it affect us? How dangerous is it? Why should I be concerned? What can we do about its spread in America? The discussion will be led by a moderate Muslim living in this area.
We shall also be hearing from local representatives in Concord, and if time permits, we will continue our video on the constitution by Rick Green.
All are welcome. For more information, contact Hal or Peggy Graham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 08:13

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Library Week to be observed in Meredith, April 21-25

MEREDITH —  Every spring the nation sets aside one week to recognize National Library Week, which this year will be held from April 21 through 25.

The Meredith Library gets started with the week on Tuesday, April 21 with the return of the Technology Petting Zoo from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. During this workshop a variety of smart devices and useful apps will be explored with a well-trained staff. Later Tuesday afternoon there will be a visit from the Friends of the Meredith Public Library from 3-5 p.m. The Friends' generosity and hard work provide the funding responsible for many of the library programs and events, so community members are encouraged to stop by to ask them a few questions, grab a coffee or treat, enter the prize raffle, or see about joining.

Additionally, Tuesday afternoon is the return of the QR Quest, where patrons between the ages of 8 and 18 will be entered to win a prize pack if they can track down the QR codes that will be hidden around the library. Help will be offered from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, but the Quest will be available all week.

On Wednesday Many Monkeys Come to Read story time will begin at 9:45 a.m. and continues with a meeting of the Teen/Tween Comics Club at 3:30pm. Thursday morning local author Catherine Dougherty will be speaking at the library from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to talk about her first two novels In Polyester Pajamas and In Woolen Bikinis, as well as her upcoming novel which is due out this year. She'll be available to sign copies after her presentation and discussion. Following the discussion will be Lego Time from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

On Friday there will be Tot Time at 9:30 a.m., or bring a teen or tween to the Young Writers Group at 3:30 p.m. To close out the week there will be a Genealogy Lock-In at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24.

For more information on the week visit Meredithlibrary.org or call 603-279-4303.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 08:09

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Ashland maps plans for 55th annual July 4th celebration


ASHLAND —  The Ashland Fourth of July Committee announces the dates for the town's 55th Annual July 4th celebration.

Some of the state's best fireworks will be held on the L.W. Packard Ball Field Friday, July 3 at dusk, with a rain date of Sunday, July 5.

The theme of the parade, scheduled for Saturday, July 4 at 10 a.m., rain or shine, is the 150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War. Parade participants are encouraged to dress according to the theme. Floats will be judged and awarded ribbons in the following categories: Most Patriotic, Most Beautiful, Best Integration of the Theme and Most Creative. Additionally, the Grand Marshal will choose his or her favorite.

The committee would like to thank all the local businesses that so generously supported the 2014 event through advertising in the event program or with a banner on the ball field.

Sustaining donors include: Ashland Historical Society; Ashland Lumber; Associated Grocers of NE; Atlas Pyrovision Productions; Bob's Shur-Fine Market; Boomerang Used Furniture and Funky Stuff Ltd.; Bridgewater Power Company; Comfort Inn; Dunkin' Donuts; Dupuis Cross Post #15; Dupuis Funeral Home; Jeremy Hiltz Excavating, Inc.; JD Design & Print; John J. McCormack, Attorney at Law; Laconia Antique Center; Laconia Motorcycle Week; Meredith Village Savings Bank; Mountain Laurel Florist; New Hampshire Music Festival; Patty Stewart & Associates; Peabody & Smith Realty; Poulos Insurance, Inc.; Red Mountain Construction; Rockywold Deephaven Camps; Riveredge Marina; Samyn D'Elia Architect; Sippican Partners Development Management; Squam Lake Plumbing & Heating; Squam River Landing; The Common Man; Tree Solutions; Wholly Tara and www.PepperSkye.com.

The funding for this annual celebration comes strictly through donations and the sale of commemorative items. The Ashland Fourth of July Committee is made up of a small group of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to keep their hometown tradition going. For more information or to volunteer, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or attend a meeting, the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Ashland Fire Station.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 07:59

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