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Comic book duo to appear at Annie’s Book Stop

LACONIA — On February 28 from 2-4 p.m. at Annie's Book Stop located at 1330 Union Avenue in Laconia, come meet the local artist and author duo of "Harold the Happy Human Eater", Jesse and Margaret Lundberg.

Seen at this past year's Granite Con and on the shelves at various New Hampshire retailers, "Harold" is a comic that takes a new look at the world of zombies as we know it. Imagining a future where the living and the living dead can peacefully coexist, it looks at some of the issues that could arise and teaches us above all that "Different doesn't need to be scary". 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:52

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AARP Mature Driver Safety program planned in Meredith

MEREDITH — The next AARP Mature Driver Safety Program in Meredith takes place at the Meredith Community Center on Wednesday March 4th from 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The classroom experience emphasizes defensive driving techniques, including new traffic laws and rules of the road to name a few. It points out how to adjust your driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

There is no test and those completing the course receive a certificate making them eligible for insurance discounts from certain insurance companies serving New Hampshire.

The fee for the two day course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for others.

Registration is required. To register for this course call Bob Kennelly at 677-7187.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:37

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Meredith Altrusa accepting scholarship applciations

MEREDITH — The Meredith Altrusa Club will again award scholarship money geared to the "non-traditional" student twenty-three years of age and older as of March 1, who is continuing their education.

Scholarships are intended for any of the following: Individuals upgrading their job skills or acquiring skills for job entry; candidates enrolled for a minimum of three college credits at an accredited facility; and graduate students. It is available to applicants living or working in one of the following towns: Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, New Hampton or Sandwich.

One of the scholarships given will be in memory of Professor Jeanette Ritzenthaler, Ed.D, founder of the Meredith Altrusa Club. Another scholarship will be given in memory of Mrs. Marian Touhey, a long-time member, past Treasurer and co-chair of the Scholarship Committee. These scholarships are called, "The Jeanette Ritzenthaler Scholarship" and "The Marian Touhey Scholarship".

The Altrusa Scholarship Committee will select candidates to interview. Applications may be picked-up at the following Public Libraries: Meredith, Moultonborough, New Hampton and Sandwich. Applications are also available at Plymouth State University and Lakes Region Community College. Applications may also be obtained electronically by visiting the Altrusa Website at www.altrusameredithnh.org/ or email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Deadline for the scholarship application is March 27, 2015. For further information contact chairperson, Lorraine Cahill, 476-5919, or co-chairperson, Shirley Currier, 279-8772.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:33

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Melcher & Prescott supports WOW Trail with purchase of $10,000 in tax credits

LACONIA — Melcher & Prescott recently announced its continued support of the WOW Trail with the purchase of $10,000 worth of tax credits. The sale of tax credits is made possible by the NH Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) award of $125,000 in credits to the WOW Trail.

Currently 1.3 miles in length, the WOW Trail is a planned 9 mile recreation path to be built alongside the active railroad corridor through the City of Laconia. When completed, it will showcase the three Lakes for which it is named: Winnisquam, Opechee & Winnipesaukee, as a part of the regional trail network that will connect Meredith to Franklin and the Northern Rail Trail.

"We're thrilled with the Melcher & Prescott's generous support," said WOW Trail Executive Director Gretchen Gandini, "Time and again the Volpe family has proven itself to be an integral community partner, not only providing significant financial support, but also encouraging employees to contribute their time and talents in meaningful ways. Their significant investments are a testament to their ongoing commitment to making the Lakes Region an even better place to live, work and play."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:19

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