LACONIA — The next meeting for the proposed Happy Tails Dog Park will be held on Tuesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center at 306 Union Avenue.
The meeting is open to all Lakes Region residents who are interested in learning more about the organization and the plans for the park. All plans for the proposed park will be available for viewing. Volunteers are welcome.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 09:40
PLYMOUTH — Jeff McLynch, the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI), will be the featured speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Plymouth Area Democrats on Wednesday, May 21, at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center on Depot Road in Plymouth. McLynch's presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience at its conclusion.
With the minimum wage a central topic of debate in Concord, many local business owners are interested in the impact such a change might have, particularly on smaller businesses. McLynch has spoken in favor of legislation to restore and to increase New Hampshire's minimum wage, recently stating, "Today, far too many in New Hampshire go to their jobs, put in a full day's work, and return home to a life of need, because it is all but impossible to make ends meet on the current minimum wage." He believes that restoring and increasing the minimum wage will help families "to put food on their tables, clothes on their back, and heat in their homes."
In 2011, the Legislature repealed New Hampshire's minimum wage law. Now determined by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the minimum wage in New Hampshire is the lowest in New England.
The NHFPI is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to exploring, developing, and promoting public policies that foster economic opportunity and prosperity for all New Hampshire residents, with an emphasis on low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
McLynch manages the NHFPI's operations and oversees its research, communications, and outreach efforts. He previously served as State Policy Director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, where he helped coordinate its efforts to provide policymakers and the public with accurate and timely information on tax systems across the United States. McLynch also served as the Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and on the professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University.
The Plymouth Area Democrats welcome the public to attend their meetings, which start at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck supper and social hour, followed by a brief business meeting and featured event. For further information, call 536-2856.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 08:52
MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra as we welcome Spring on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, where the auditorium will be filled with the glorious sounds of Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms.
The concert will open with Beethoven's Egmont Overture, and our season will conclude with Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Two veteran LRSO performers, oboist Kenda Corcoran and violinist Jann Sparks will perform J.S. Bach's lyrical "Concerto in C minor for violin and oboe," accompanied by our chamber orchestra.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students college-age and under and can be purchased on-line at www.LRSO.org/tickets or by using the mail order form on the web page. Tickets are also available at: Innisfree Bookstore and the Mobil station opposite the town docks in Meredith. They can also be purchased at Greenlaw's Music in Laconia, Bayswater Books in Center Harbor, and at the door, if still available on the evening of the concert.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 08:45
GILFORD — The Gilford High School Pops and French Club will hold a fund-raising mattress sale on Sunday, May 18, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Gilford Youth Center, 19 Potter Hill Road.
New mattresses of various styles, materials and brand names will be on sale. All include manufacturer's warranties. Mattresses can be purchased with either cash, checks or credit cards. Purchasers can also make arrangements to have the mattresses delivered to their house.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 08:36
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