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N.H. Federation for the Blind serving ‘Dinner in the Dark’ on Monday

MEREDITH — Dinner in the Dark, an event designed to give people real taste of what it is like to live with no or poor eyesight, will take place Monday, Nov. 10 at at 5:30 p.m. Giuseppi's Ristorante.

The New Hampshire for the Blind is holding their event to broaden the community's sense of performing ordinary tasks without sight. It is a first-hand experience as participants eat their dinner while blind-folded.

The cost for the dinner is $35, and includes dessert.

Proceeds from the event will enable the federation to continue its mission of advancing the independence of people who are blind or visually impaired.


Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 08:29

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Central N.H. Skating Academy’s annual cancer benefit show to be held Saturday

LACONIA — Jennifer Tondreau and the Central New Hampshire Skating Academy Performance Company are preparing for the 12th annual Spread Your Wings and Soar figure skating show on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Laconia Ice Arena.

Each year the academy donates all proceeds from this, the first of two annual performances, to a local family battling cancer or a local organization assisting these families. This year the academy has chosen to support Baby Sophia who was recently diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. Sophia was born on June 5, 2013, to George and Lolita Stutzman of Tilton. She is a fun-loving and happy 17-month-old baby. She recently had surgery and is currently undergoing her second round of chemotherapy at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

All proceeds will be donated to the Stutzman Family to help defray the cost of Sophia's medical expenses.

Tickets, available at the door, will be $15. Children under 5 will be admitted free of charge.

The Central New Hampshire Skating Academy is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the provision of recreational, theatrical and learn to skate programs to the central New Hampshire community. Additional information can be obtained at www.cnhskatingacademy.org or by calling 226-5683.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 08:25

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Belknap Subaru selects Community Bridges as charity for Share the Love


TILTON — Belknap Subaru has selected Community Bridges as its local charity for Subaru of America's Share the Love program, Mark Johnstone, Belknap Subaru's president has announced.

The program donates millions of dollars to both local, and national charities, in an effort to help give back to causes important to their customers.

From Nov. 20 to Jan. 2 Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold, or leased, to the customer's choice of the following charities: ASPCA, Make-A-Wish, Meals On Wheels Association of America, and the National Park Foundation. In addition to the four national organizations, Belknap Subaru selected Community Bridges, as its local partner.

"We hope our customers will stop by and learn about this fantastic community resource, and select Community Bridges to receive these valuable funds," Johnstone said.

Community Bridges provides support to families throughout the Lakes Region. Its programs help advance the integration, growth, and interdependence of people with disabilities in their home communities in ways that promote their ability to have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves.

"We are deeply impressed with the depth, and scope, of the work performed by this amazing organization. We are very happy to partner with Community Bridges this year, to help raise money, and awareness of their excellent work," said Scott Ives, Belknap Subaru's general manager.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2014 02:27

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Tater Trot run in Franklin on Nov. 22

FRANKLIN — Red Oak Montessori School is holding its 2nd Annual Tater Trot beginning at Franklin Falls Dam on Saturday, November 22 sponsored once again by Awakening Chiropractic of Tilton. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with both races beginning at 9 a.m. 

The Tater Trot aims to bring the community together, from the young to the seasoned, in the spirit of health and camaraderie. The event will offer a 1 mile fun run and a 3 mile trail race. All ages and abilities are welcomed. The first 50 people to register will receive a FREE event T-shirt. There will be a raffle of products and services donated by local businesses. All proceeds will go to Red Oak Montessori School in support of scholarships and programming. For more event info contact Tammie at (603) 934-1002.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:58

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