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Sen. Cruz to speak at Grafton GOP event

LINCOLN — Grafton County Republicans have announced that US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner on Sunday, March 15 at the Indian Head Resort in Lincoln.

Bruce Perlo, Grafton County Republican Chairman, said that he, and fellow Republicans, are delighted that Senator Cruz accepted their invitation to speak . "This will be an incredible evening for voters to listen to one of our country's leading conservative voices."

Senator Cruz is widely seen as a top-contender for the Republican nomination for President in 2016 if he chooses to run.

In 2012, Ted Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas.

Propelled by tens of thousands of grassroots activists across Texas, Ted's election has been described by the Washington Post as "the biggest upset of 2012 . . . a true grassroots victory against very long odds."

National Review has described Ted as "a great Reaganite hope," columnist George Will has described him as "as good as it gets," and the National Federation of Independent Business characterized his election as "critical to the small-business owners in [Texas, and], also to protecting free enterprise across America."

Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner. For reservations contact Bruce at 823-5578 Ext 1012 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Peter at 254-9791 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015 09:18

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Seminar for potential first-time homebuyers in Franklin on March 3

TILTON — Franklin Savings Bank, Central Gold Key Realty and Priority Title are teaming up to present a free education session for individuals and families interested in building wealth through first-time home ownership. Sign-up for the free instruction session being held Tuesday, March 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Learning Center in Franklin Savings Bank's Tilton Office. 

How does home ownership increase homeowner wealth? Simply by paying off a home loan and owning a home rather than paying rent, builds wealth. And, this is done each month in a regular and disciplined way. This educational workshop is presented in a non-sales environment to address key topics, including: the ins and outs of buying a home, the best time for a Purchase and Sales Agreement and loan application, how an offer is made, home loans and types of homes and what is the best for each individual home buyer. 

As an added benefit, attendees will know their individual / family price range for a home with complimentary pre-approvals and pre-qualifications at the event. To register, contact Marsha Foden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 568-0380. Or visit Central Gold Key Realty in person at 821 Central Street, Franklin. Seating is limited and advance registration is needed to plan for the complimentary dinner.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 09:27

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Lakes Region Community College offering Late Start Classes for spring semester

LACONIA — Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) is offering new Late Start Classes for the 2015 Spring Semester. Courses will begin on Monday, February 23, as well as the new Hybrid Term II courses that start Monday, March 23.

"Over the years potential students have missed the Spring Semester enrollment period and have been unable to take courses until the following semester," says LRCC Academic Affairs Vice President, Tom Goulette. "Not anymore. LRCC faculty and staff are ready today to assist more and more students in a timely manner!"

LRCC Late Start Classes beginning Monday, February 23 include College Composition, College Comp/Portfolio, Math Prep, and Introduction to Sociology. The Hybrid Term II, where half of the class is held online and half in the classroom, giving students the best of both worlds, starts Monday, March 23. Hybrid Term II courses include Software Applications, Designing for the Web I, Cultural Anthropology, Foundations of Conflict Resolution, Political/Social Issues of Human Services, Human Growth & Development, Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Dependency, and Critical Thinking and Decision Making. All of the classes mentioned above will be completed by Monday, May 11.

For additional information, contact the LRCC Admissions Department at 524-3207 ext. #6766. One may also call toll-free, 1-800-357-2992.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 09:24

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Plymouth reverend offering ‘Ashes to Go’ on Main St.

PLYMOUTH — On this Ash Wednesday, many Christians will head to church for a special blessing. But for those who do not have time, there is another alternative in Plymouth: A program called Ashes to Go.

Next Wednesday the Rev. Grace Burson, of the Epsicopal Church of the Holy Spirit will administer ashes on Main Street in Plymouth from 2 to 4 p.m.

During the ritual, Burson will recite a short prayer, and then press ashes against each person’s forehead, moving her thumb in the shape of a cross, and saying, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

The ashes come from burned palms from Palm Sunday service last year.

On the Christian calendar, Ash Wednesday begins Lent, the 40-day period of reflection and fasting that leads to Easter.

According to the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, Ashes to Go is about bringing spirit, belief, and belonging out from behind church doors, and into the places where people go every day.

New Hampshire's Episcopal bishop, the Rt. Rev. Robert Hirschfeld, along with two priests, will administer ashes in Eagle Square in Concord, and another Ashes to Go ceremony is scheduled to take place in Portsmouth.


Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 09:17

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