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Christmas Fair Sat. for St. James Episcopal Church

LACONIA — St. James Episcopal Church will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its shared space with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2238 Parade Road.

The day will begin with homemade doughnuts and coffee and will be followed by a luncheon of homemade soups, chowders or chili with a dinner roll.

Members of the congregation have been meeting for months working on beautiful arts and crafts which will be sold at reasonable prices. Those who come yearly for wonderful deals on current books for children and adults will be pleased with the large selection.

Other items on sale will include plants, jewelry, baked goods, pickles, jams and fudge made by parishioners and new-to-you items which have been gently used and are being recycled. Raffles feature a $400 gift certificate from American Eyecare, up to $350 in heating oil or gasoline at Stafford Oil, a Quilt of Valor made by parishioners, a colorful counted cross stitch sampler of New England by Judy Farr, a collectible hand-crafted teddy bear created by Betty Lacroix of Betty's Bears, and a $100 gift certificate to Gilford Home Center.

Information on the fair may be obtained by calling Karen Vliet at 524-1693.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:19

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Holiday open house at the Loon Center

MOULTONBOROUGH — The 22nd Annual Holiday Open House at the Loon Center in Moultonborough will be held on Saturday, November 29  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be fun for the whole family, including hayrides, balloon animals, face-painting, warm refreshments and treats. Santa arrives at noon! Admission is free.

The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will have a Discovery Table full of interesting wildlife artifacts. Jay Hurd is back this year with his horse-drawn hayrides.  There will also be special holiday sales in The Loon's Feather Gift Shop featuring 10% off for every visitor, 20% off for members and new members.

To reach The Loon Center from Route 25 in Moultonborough turn onto Blake Road at the Moultonborough Central School. Follow Blake Road one mile to the end at Lee's Mill Road. Turn right and The Loon Center is on the left, #183. For more information call (603) 476-5666 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:51

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Laconia VFW hosting pub mania event on Sat.

LACONIA — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1670 on Court Street will hold a Queen B pub mania benefit event this Saturday, Nov. 22, from noon to midnight.

Seven teams will be competing to raise money for Liberty House in Manchester, a homeless veterans shelter.

There will be burgers, hot dogs and french fries sold in the kitchen plus plenty of raffles and 50/50s.

Jackie Lee, Bill Noland & Matt Langley will performing live music all day.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:02

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N.H. Humane Society again hosting Black Friday Adopt A Thon at Belknap Mall

LACONIA — The New Hampshire Humane Society will again be hosting its Black Friday Adopt A Thon at the old Blockbuster store in the Belknap Mall, Belmont, on Friday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Instead of driving over to the shelter on Meredith Center Road, bring your family to the Belknap Mall, and select a new canine four legged friend from a wonderful selection of pets, some of which have travelled thousands of miles for a second chance.

Fees are $325 for an adult dog, $375 for a puppy, and $125 for senior dogs over the age of 10 years. All dogs and puppies will be adopted with current vaccines - distemper, kennel cough, rabies, anti-parasitic care for external and internal parasites, heartworm tested, and some basic training in conjunction with their behavioral assessment along with all dogs are already spayed or neutered.

To aid in the process of adoption the following paperwork should be in hand:

1) Proof of homeownership or rental/lease agreement stating pets are allowed.

2) Current pet vaccination history showing up to date rabies certification.

3) Human hearts brimming with love and a solid commitment to pet ownership.

4) Adopters must be over 21.

Those browsing for pets will be able to have a free cup of coffee, visit the Meredith Place Veterinary Emergency Hospital booth and lend a note of support to the tribute booth in honor of Pagie Garneau, a local teen who adored all animals but died tragically in a car accident. The Garneau family has been busy raising memorial funds, a portion of which will underwrite select adoptions that day. The Garneaus will also host a raffle table, proceeds of which will be gifted to New Hampshire Humane Society.

Paige Quigley, Mall Manager said "while the actual venue for the Adopt A Thon is one store front over from the animal shelter's usual spot, we are thrilled and honored to allow them the opportunity to launch a one-day adopt-a-thon at the Mall."

"Black Friday Adopt a Thon, now a huge adoption event for area pet lovers, keeps gaining momentum," said Humane Society Executive Director Marylee Gorham. "While we decided to focus our efforts solely on dogs for this day, we shall switch our focus to felines back at the shelter on Saturday. This event is a great way for us to connect homeless pets and the families that want them."

Call the NHHS at 603-524-3252 for further details prior to the Adopt-A-Thon, or check out www.nhhumane.org

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 11:57

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