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Alton Historical Society holding Yard Sale Saturday

ALTON — The Alton Historical Society will be having their 8th Annual Fundraising Yard Sale on Saturday, June 7 during the Town Wide Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the J. Jones & Son Freight Building on Depot Street next to the B&M Railroad Park.

It will be held rain or shine inside the building. 100% of the proceeds from the Yard Sale go towards the restoration of the J. Jones Building.

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Winni Historical Super Bingo on June 7th

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society will offer Super Bingo, a high stakes bingo game, on Saturday, June 7. Doors open at 2 p.m. in the Funspot Bingo Hall. This game will provide participants a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes. 

The Super Bingo Game offers a $13 9-card package for the afternoon session running between 4:30-5:30 p.m. and the choice of a $25 12-card package, $30 18-card package will be available for the evening session 6:45-9:15 p.m. Participants are also welcome to rent a Bingo computer for just $6 per day, play e-cards, paper cards or both to increase the chance of winning.

Players are allowed to buy a maximum of 54 faces on an electronic video bingo device and are limited to one unit per person. Guests may play either the afternoon or the evening session, or may come early and stay late to play both sessions.

The one-hour afternoon session will include 10 games paying an estimated $100 each. The evening session will include 12 games paying an estimated $320 each and three “Winner Takes All” games that may award up to $1,600. The “Carryover Coverall” game is guaranteed to pay $2,000. All prizes are based on attendance.

Guests are encouraged to come early as seating is limited. A catered buffet meal from Patrick’s Pub & Eatery will be provided. Sample bingo programs and information on bingo gift certificates are available by visiting their website at www.LakeWinnipesaukeeMuseum.org and clicking on the “Bingo” tab.

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Enterprise Center receives $85k grant for tech assistance programs

CONCORD — The N.H. Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) has approved a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award of nearly $500,000 to a group of economic development organizations that offer services and programs for microenterprises. The organizations work with low- and moderate-income people who either own or want to start up a micro-business.

The grant was made to Grafton County, which will oversee implementation of the awards, then subgranted to five programs.

Included on the list of recipients was the Enterprise Center of Plymouth, which received $86,452 for training and technical assistance programs. A partnership between the Grafton County Economic Development Corporation and Plymouth State University, ECP will offer programs on topics such as lending advice, workshops on business skills, and one-on-one counseling for microenterprises that demonstrate promise for success. The award will allow ECP to staff and market their training programs, and benefit at least 35 entrepreneurs in Grafton and Belknap counties in the next year.

The grant awaits final approval from the Executive Council.

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Big Banana Hosting D Acres for organic tea tasting

 

LACONIA — Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Big Banana, 229 Messer Street, Laconia, D Acres will taste test its  organic, homegrown teas. All are invited, handicapped accessible, off-street parking. DAcres stands for Development Aimed at Creating Rural Ecological Society.

For 17 years, D Acres has been an innovative agricultural and community project. D Acres of New Hampshire is a 501(c)3 non-profit, working organic farm and educational homestead/center where they research, apply, and teach skills for sustainable living and small-scale organic farming.

Located in Dorchester, D Acres is pursuing creative ways to stimulate on-farm economics, such as cottage craft work and making functional and beautiful objects from on-site renewable resources and recycled materials. In addition, they are always developing new ways to connect with other farmers and neighbors.

 

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