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SCORE seminar today on starting a small business

LACONIA — SCORE Lakes Region will hold a seminar today on starting and running a successful small business from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce offices, 383 South Main St.

SCORE mentors Leo Glasheen and Mark Abear will explain how prospective business operators can assess if their personalities match the demands of a particular business, the importance of drawing up a business plan and feasibility study, preparing check-off lists, and where to turn for expert advice.

Those who want further information about or wish to register for the seminar can call SCORE at 524-0137.

   

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 11:51

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Meredith Village Savings Bank’s Community Calendar now available at local offices

MEREDITH —Meredith Village Savings Bank's (MVSB) 2015 Community Calendar, featuring the work of talented local photographers, is now available at the Bank's 11 offices throughout the Lakes Region. The calendar is available free of charge while supplies last in two formats – tent style and traditional wall calendar style.

The featured images are the winners of the Bank's annual community photo contest and include photos from Bonita Carnivale and Joanna DeCesare of Gilford, Dan Hanson and Al Posnack of Alton Bay, Bob Ness of Wolfeboro, Dan Robusto of Meredith, Susan Francesco of Holderness and John White of Rye.

Community members can pick up a calendar at any of Meredith Village Savings Bank's 11 offices: Alton, Ashland, Center Harbor, Gilford, Laconia, Route 104 in Meredith, Route 25 in Meredith, Moultonborough, Main Street Plymouth, the Plymouth Hannaford and Wolfeboro.

Customers spending the winter out of state may request that a copy be sent to their winter address by calling (800) 922-6872 or using the contact form at www.mvsb.com.

Local photographers should note that the Bank will begin accepting photo entries for next year's photo contest on Monday, March 2, 2015 with a deadline for submissions of Friday, May 29, 2015. Photo entries should have a strong focus on those things that are unique and wonderful in the Lakes Region, such as community events local venues and attractions.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 11:48

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‘The Night Sky over Alton’ talk on Nov. 21

ALTON — Local resident/author Anura Guruge will present the second part of "The Night Sky Over Alton, N.H.: A Basic Introduction to Astronomy to Better Enjoy the Gilman Library's Telescope" on Friday, November 21 at 7 p.m. at the library.

This second part of the presentation will set out to explore further afield and spend time looking at the mysteries of galaxies – not just the Milky Way, but those beyond. There will be a definite emphasis, throughout, on detailing the resources available – whether online, in the form of APPS, or through the use of old fashioned paper star -charts – to learn more about the sky at night, locate the objects worth peering at through a telescope or identify beguiling bright 'stars' twinkling in the heavens.
Though never a professional astronomer, Anura Guruge has published six books on astronomy: four on comets, one on dwarf planets and another on asteroid 4 Vesta. His Comet ISON books reached 'best seller' status for astronomy books on Amazon prior to the demise of this sun grazing comet on Thanksgiving Day 2013. His other comet book, "Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia", continues to attract attention.
The new Orion StarBlast table top telescope will be made available for circulation by library card holders over the age of 18 and in good standing on Saturday, November 22.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 11:35

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Children’s Christmas Meat Bingo event at Meredith Legion on Friday

MEREDITH — The American Legion Post 33 in Meredith is hosting a Children's Christmas Meat Bingo event on Friday, November 21 at 6 p.m. at the Post at 6 Plymouth Street.
The purpose for this benefit is to help raise funds to help needy families at Christmas time. There is no smoking at this event.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014 11:32

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