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Carly Fiorina to speak at Pemi-Baker Republican spaghetti dinner April 17

ASHLAND — The monthly, now-famous, all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinners sponsored by the Pemi-Baker Valley Republican Committee (PBVRC), return on Friday, April 17. Featuring spaghetti, meatballs, Italian sausage, garlic bread, salad, beverages, and desserts, the dinner is held at the American Legion Hall, 37 Main Street, Ashland from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Carly Fiorina is our guest speaker for the evening. Carly is a possible presidential candidate and former CEO of Hewlett Packard. When Carly was recruited to Hewlett Packard, she became the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business and grew HP to the 11th most profitable company in the US. In her six years as Chairman and CEO of HP, she would double its revenues to $90 billion; more than quadruple its growth to 9%; triple the rate of innovation to 11 patents a day; achieve market leadership in every market and product category and quadruple cash-flow.

She currently serves as the Chairman of the American Conservative Union Foundation, which annually hosts CPAC (the largest annual gathering of conservatives); the Chairman of Good360, the world's largest product philanthropy organization; and the Chairman of Opportunity International, the largest non profit micro-finance lender in the world giving out $6 billion at an average of $150 per loan lifting millions out of poverty around the world.

In 2014, Carly launched the Unlocking Potential Project, a new PAC aimed at engaging women voters and refuting the notion that conservative ideas and principles amount to a "war on women." The UP Project's grassroots efforts aided Republican wins in crucial elections across the country, from Iowa to Colorado.

Tickets are $10 at the door for adults, $5 for children 5-12 years, and 4 and under free with a special family price of $25.

Other dinner dates for 2015 are May 15, with special guest former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich; June 19 with Governor Bobby Jindal; July 17, August 21, September 18, and October 16.

For more information, Omer Ahern can be reached at 603-536-2224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; or contact Cindy at 603-536-3880 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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‘Body Language’ poetry performance at PSU’s Smith Recital Hall on April 14

PLYMOUTH — Taking the Smith Recital Hall stage, Women of Words will present an evening of original poetry inspired by the body on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University.

Women of Words, an entity currently comprised of seven writers and poets who live and work in surrounding communities, was founded more than twenty years ago. WOW members meet bi-monthly during the academic year to share, workshop, and develop ongoing writing projects.

A diverse group of writers, WOW's focus is placed on writing process, holistic support of members as each explores her craft, and the importance of bringing works to the public forum through the realms of performance and publication. Annually, WOW presents a selected body of work touching on a collectively chosen theme and engages the community to share in the result of those works.

Local poets include seasoned members, Kate Donahue, Kathryn Drexel, and Jenny Highland of Plymouth, New Hampshire; as well as Suzanne Marshall of Hebron, who joined forces with Women of Words four years ago. Katie O'Connell and Bonnie Toomey, both from Sandwich, are the newest members, juried in 2013. On sabbatical this year is long-time member, Liz Ahl, author of Luck (Pecan Grove Press, 2010) and Talking About the Weather (Seven Kitchens Press 2012).

Body Language: A Performance of Original Poetry is free and open to the public. Silver Center for the Arts is located at 114 Main Street. For more information visit https://www.plymouth.edu/silver-center/season-events/women-of-words-2/ or call 603-535-2787.

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Chamber meet & greet at Baron’s Major Brands on Wednesday

BELMONT — Baron's Major Brands Appliances will host the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Meet & Greet event on Wednesday, April 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Baron's Major Brands Appliances is the Lakes Region's premier family-owned appliance, TV and mattress store. Known for providing products with innovative design, unsurpassed attention to detail, exceptional beauty, superior performance, and long-lasting value, Baron's carries a wide variety of the best-known brands.

Representatives from several brands will be on hand to answer questions, and there will be live demonstrations, including the exclusive new Sleep Mapper, a state-of-the-art pressure mapping system that helps users find the right mattress customized for their unique body type and sleep habits. In addition, O Steaks and Seafood will provide a full complement of delicious catered selections, all courtesy of Baron's Major Brands. A selection of beverages including beer and wine will also be served, and locally-owned Bear's Backwoods Smokehouse will be sampling pulled pork made with their famous BBQ sauces.

Various door prizes will be given away during the event including a GE washing machine, Bosch dishwasher, Miele vacuum, KitchenAid stand mixer, Wolf Gourmet toaster, Jenn-Air cookware set, Frigidaire countertop microwave, and several other great items.

An added bonus for this particular Chamber of Commerce event will be the attendance of Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association members, who plan to hold their monthly meeting at Baron's earlier that afternoon, joining the Meet and Greet festivities. Baron's Major Brands is an active Builder's Association member and a major sponsor of the annual Columbus Day Weekend NH Parade of Homes.

Free and open to the public, RSVP for the event by visiting www.lakesregionchamber.org.

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AFL gives $2,000 toward Phase 2 of WOW Trail

BELMONT — AFL, a leading global fiber optics manufacturer and service provider, presented a $2,000 grant for the WOW Trail of Laconia in support of its trail expansion. The WOW Trail provides a safe, alternative route for runners, bikers and walkers of all ages to stay active. AFL's grant will help fund the construction of Phase 2 of the WOW Trail.

"The WOW Trail is currently 1.3 miles in length and has fast become a unifying landmark and point of pride for the city of Laconia," said Gretchen Gandini, executive director of the WOW Trail. "A completed WOW Trail will contribute significantly to the vitality of our community."

The WOW Trail is named for the three lakes it will one day showcase; Winnisquam, Opechee and Winnipeasukee. Once completed, the WOW Trail will attract an estimated 152,000 users and is expected to bring in 38,000 users from out of town, which could bring in at least $1.8 million in new visitor spending each year. The WOW Trail is dedicated to promote, design, build and maintain the nine-mile rail trail through the city of Laconia as a part of the regional rail trail network that will one day connect the town of Meredith, NH and the city of Franklin, NH.

"By supporting the WOW Trail, we are committing to the health and safety of our community as we do our associates," said Sean Adam, general manager of AFL's Test and Inspection division. "We are excited to see the trail come to fruition and are equally proud to be a part of it."

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