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Laconia Harley-Davidson gives $1,000 to New Beginnings

LACONIA  — Laconia Motorcycle Week is in full swing at Laconia Harley–Davidson, and this year we see a record number of female riders. To honor these strong and empowered women, plus give encouragement and support to women who need help on the road to freedom, Laconia Harley-Davidson has contributed $1,000 to New Beginnings – the local domestic violence Crisis Center here in New Hampshire.

Representatives from New Beginnings were welcomed by Ross Houston, General Manager of Laconia Harley-Davidson, and presented with a $1,000 check to help support their mission. New Beginnings Child and Family Advocate Devan Quinn was onsite to accept our donation and says "We truly hope everyone's time at Motorcycle Week is a great one, but we also want everyone to know what resources are available to them. Whether you are a native to the Lakes Region or just visiting, we are here if you need help."
New Beginnings collaborates and educates to end sexual, domestic and stalking violence, advocates for and empowers individuals in a non-judgmental manner, and works toward social change by promoting an effective community response. Their 24-hour hotline, accompaniment during medical procedures or court appearances and the emergency shelter are just a few services offered to help abused women and children. Services are free and confidential.
In addition to supporting New Beginnings, Laconia Harley-Davidson is contributing to two other local charity organizations during Laconia Motorcycle Week. Two brand new 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycles are being donated for a charity raffle to benefit the Lake Winnipesaukee Sailing Association and David's House. Raffle tickets are being sold for $10 each at Laconia Harley-Davidson and at the respective charity organization locations through August 23 or until all tickets are sold. Only 3,000 tickets are available and two lucky ticket holders will each win a motorcycle. 100% of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the two charities.

 

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Eliza Phinney, AVAP (Americorp Victim Assistance Program) Member; Ross Houston – Laconia Harley-Davidson General Manager and Kathy Keller, New Beginnings Executive Director. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 08:49

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Local artist’s works on display at area gallery

MEREDITH — Local artist Rob Caron will show his oil paintings at VynnArt Gallery Thursday through Sunday, June 26-29. A reception and an opportunity to meet Caron will take place on Saturday from 4-7 p.m. . This event is free and open to the public.

Caron, of Meredith, is a self-taught artist. His subject matter is primarily oil paintings of a variety of nature subjects. Many of his paintings are large in size and include beautiful ornate framing. Caron has spent a considerable amount of time in Europe visiting the major art museums where he studied the works of the masters in England, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. He is a former member of the Manchester Art Association is currently a member of the Lakes Region Artists Association, and is also an active participant of the Artists Loft group.

VynnArt is located at 30 Main St., in Meredith. For further information go to www.vynnart.com or call (603) 279-0557.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 08:35

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Union Church opening for the summer season

MEREDITH — Sporting a fresh new look inside and out, the Union Church of Meredith Neck Road is ready for summer services, which will begin on July 6 and continue through August 24.

With a host of new and continuing weekly ministers representing many denominations, the congregation will also be treated to special music by some new and some returning musicians. Pianist Caleb Jaster will be returning for the entire summer.

All are welcome to the services at the Union Church, which is located at 258 Meredith Neck Road in Meredith.

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Union Church on Meredith Neck. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 08:06

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Wildlife and Magic at Gilmanton Year-Round Library

GILMANTON — Two early summer events, for all ages, are scheduled at the Gilmanton Year Round Library June 26th and July 1st.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center comes to the Library on Thursday, June 26 at 6 p.m. with a program on New Hampshire wildlife. Join us as we learn all about some non-human New Hampshire natives. Not only are we all going to learn new things, but we will be visited by a very special four-legged guest whose identity is top secret. Stop by early to get your front row seat and discover who the mystery guest is.

Magician Peter Boie, with his presentation on Magic for Nonbelievers will amaze children of all ages on Tuesday, July1 at 6 p.m. Peter first became fascinated with magic at the age of eleven when he stumbled across a magic book at his local library. He now travels around the country performing his award winning magic. Peter's show is about two things, astonishing magic, and having a good time; and he doesn't skimp on either.

Both programs are free and open to the public. All are welcome. For more information about the Library and its programs check the website, www.gyrla.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 07:49

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