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Nearly 3,000 items collected through Bank of NH’s food drive

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire's fifth annual Feeding New Hampshire Food collected nearly 3,000 non-perishable food items and more than $500 in monetary donations, which have been shared with 19 local food pantries throughout New Hampshire the week prior to Thanksgiving.

"We are very thankful to those who were able to make donations. The need this year has been greater than in recent years, making this a staple to the communities we serve," said Ann Nichols, senior vice president and chief retail  banking officer for the bank. "Being an outstanding corporate citizen is very important to Bank of New Hampshire. This is what makes Bank of New Hampshire more than a bank."


Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:02

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Sant Bani students raised $1,300 in Track-A-Thon

SANBORNTON — Sant Bani elementary and middle school students raised over $1,300 for local and international charities though a Track-A-Thon project this fall.

"Students asked family and friends to sponsor them for the number of laps that they would run around the track during their physical education class and independently during recess," explained the school's K-8 Service Learning Coordinator, Jessica Pine.

Made possible through a collaboration with Physical Education teacher Maya Hardcastle, this fundraising effort is one of the service learning projects that are integrated throughout the Sant Bani curriculum. Some of the charities Sant Bani students brainstormed, researched and selected as recipients of the donations were Franklin Animal Shelter, The Carey House in Laconia, The Water Project, World Wildlife Fund and Unicef USA. Learn more at santbani.org.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 09:49

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LRCC hosts exhibit of covered bridge photography

LACONIA — Covered Bridge Panoramas photographer John Anderson  has been displaying his classic covered bridge art works in the LRCC Center for Arts and Technology academic building foyer area since November 10. Anderson brought his camera and lens as well as photos of each step of the covered bridge photographing process and explained how the final photos were created with those present at a recent Artist Reception.

Among those attending were George Dykstra, is a New Hampshire Automotive Education Foundation (NHAEF) Director and a retired LRCC General Motors Automotive Service Education Program Coordinator and his wife, Annamae Dykstra,  a retired Registered Nurse having worked many years with New Hampshire's Veteran's Medical Center in Manchester.

The LRCC Covered Bridge Panoramas exhibit is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays. The public is cordially invited.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 09:45

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Christmas sale at Gilmanton Thrift Shop

GILMANTON — Starting on Wednesday, December 3 through the end of the month, the Gilmanton Thrift Shop will be holding a Christmas Stuff The Bag Sale. 

Attendees can fill bags for $7. The Adopt-A-Child project also continues. Community members that would like to buy Christmas gifts for a child in need, are asked to contact Beth Lavin at 267-1934.

The Food Pantry continues to gratefully accept donations of non-perishable items and/or turkeys or hams for the Christmas food baskets, as the need to assist continues.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 09:41

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