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Country Carriage hosting Bead trunk Show

MEREDITH — The Country Carriage at Mill Falls Marketplace will host a Trunk Show on Saturday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring the American Bead Collection. The first bead in this "bedrock to beads" collection was crafted from Fine Grey Granite mined from the Sunapee Graniteworks' quarry in Sunapee.

Owner and craftsman Bill Stocker of Sunapee Graniteworks will demonstrate how he fashions each bead, one by one, from bedrock found throughout New England and beyond. He and his wife Pamela's goal is to produce beads from bedrock found in all 50 states.

Black Pearl, Palermo Ice, Scorzalite, and the 603 "Code of Arms", as well as Lepidolite and Red Beach from Maine, are among the many beads that will be available for sale at the Trunk Show. Special ornaments, sterling bracelets and pendants, and Holiday Snowball, Ruby, and Secret Santa beads will be available as well. All beads fit Pandora and other sterling add-a-bead bracelets.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014 10:09

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New Hampton woman is lucky winner of Moultonborough Lions raffle

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Lions Club held its raffle drawing for $5,000 on Saturday at the Holiday Fair at the Central School. Katherine Velie was excited to draw the winning ticket.  And the lucky winner was Bonnie Batchelder from New Hampton.

President John Menken called her and found out she was just getting off work from E.M. Heath's. This was an extra bonus for the Lions because Heath's has been a strong supporter of the Lions over the years donating thousands of dollars in food, merchandise, and gift certificates along with letting the Lions sell the tickets in front of their store.

Bonnie was asked to sit tight and the check would be delivered to her. Treasurer Joe Keegan wrote out the check after getting some information from Bonnie and President John made the presentation. Bonnie has two girls and a boy whose birthday is on Christmas Eve. No doubt about it. This will be a Merry Christmas for the Batchelder family.

On another happy note, the Moultonborough Lions Club displayed their true Christmas Spirit as members voted to give almost $6,500 in donations back to the community during the last two business meetings.

Each of the four communities the club serves, (Moultonborough, Center Harbor, Sandwich and Tuftenboro) received a donation of $500 towards food baskets. Other organizations that received donations include the following: Lakes Region Food Pantry, Central New Hampshire and Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Associations, Community Caregivers, Mayhew Program, Make- a- Wish, "UP" Fund, Loon Conservation Committee, Lions Camp Pride, Vision 2015, and ILMA Interlakes Hockey.

Since the sale of the club to the town in 2007 the Lions have donated $187,437 back to the community and awarded $61,700 in scholarships. Additionally the club has paid $212,296 for inside maintenance of the building which serves so many organizations including Meals-on-Wheels, Women's club, Scouts, Weight Watchers to name a few.

The Moultonborough Lions hold a business meeting on the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Those who would like to find out more about Lionism can contact Pat and Joe Keegan at 253-9916 or John Menken at 707-7211.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014 09:34

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#PanthersGiveBack campaign exceeds expectations

PLYMOUTH — In conjunction with National Philanthropy Day, Plymouth State University hosted its first giving challenge, #PanthersGiveBack, on November 14-15. Alumni couple Wally '62 and Meredith (Bristow) Stevens '62 made a generous gift and set the goal: If, in 2 days, 240 alumni stepped forward with an Annual Fund gift to any area of the University, the Stevenses would make a $10,000 gift to support undergraduate student scholarships.

In less than 24 hours, more than 275 alumni donors already had stepped forward. "We feel a debt of gratitude to Plymouth State for the lives we have been fortunate to lead," said Wally Stevens. "We hoped that alumni would take part in this historic challenge and were overwhelmed by the response."

The momentum sparked a new challenge from members of PSU's President's Council, including Patti Biederman '76, Larry Haynes '86 and Dave Poulin '84. If 360 alumni made donations by midnight on the 15th, the group would give an additional $5,000 to The Fund for Plymouth State, which provides critical support for the University's core programs, such as financial aid, faculty development and research and library resources.

Driving alumni participation was a key goal, and of the 431 alumni who donated during the campaign, 142 were first-time donors to the University. Non-alumni made gifts as well, with many donations from community members, faculty and staff, parents and current students.

One alumni donor noted, "I am a better person for having attended Plymouth State. The lessons I learned have extended far beyond the classroom; lessons in service, leadership, and friendship. I made some of the best friends of my life, and grew as a person in ways that I never would have thought were possible. I wouldn't trade these experiences or lessons for anything."

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014 09:28

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Super Bingo to benefit Winnipesaukee Historical

LACONIA —  Join the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society on Saturday, December 20th for Super Bingo, a high stakes bingo game, and take a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes. Doors open at 3 pm at the Funspot Bingo Hall, Rte. 3, Weirs Beach, NH.
The Super Bingo Game offers a $25 12-card package and a $30 18-card package for the evening session (6:45-9:15pm).
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.
You may also rent a Bingo computer for just $6 per day, play e-cards, paper cards or both to increase your chances 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.
Other cash prizes can be won through pull-tab tickets sold at 50 cents each that pay from $10 to $499.
Guests are encouraged to come early to get your favorite seat as seating is limited.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014 09:16

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