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N.H. Humane Society chili cook-off to begin at noon at Faro Italian Grille on Sun.

LACONIA — In the midst of a typical New Hampshire winter, while cold outside, all will be warm inside at Faro Italian Grille in the Weirs Beach on Sunday, January 25 at the Annual Chili Cook-Off contest from noon to 4 p.m. 

The family friendly event, will live entertainment courtesy of locally renown musician, Paul Warnick; admission is just $8 per person. Proceeds from the chili cook-off will be presented to Faro's charity of choice, the New Hampshire Humane Society.

The favorite and undefeated champions, The Looney Bin will be back to defend their bragging rights as creators of the Meanest Chili in the Lakes Region, but the title will be hotly, no pun intended, contested with other well-known eateries. Tasty chili will be offered by Annie's Café & Catering, Route 104 Diner, Shooters Tavern, T-Bones & Cactus Jack's, the Ballard House, and Faro Italian Grille.

Chili tasting will start promptly at 1p.m, with ballot card voting for the People's Choice. NHHS Executive Director, Marylee Gorham said, "We are thrilled and excited to be part of this event, and the recipients of the proceeds since it cements our relationship with our friends and stewards in the community and particularly Rich and Stephen Ray, owners of Faro Italian Grille at Weirs Beach."

Along with live music and the aromas of chili everywhere, NH Humane Society will run a 50/50 raffle. For more information about the event check the society website www.nhhumane.org

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 08:30

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Meredith Parks & Rec plans Red Sox trip

MEREDITH — The Meredith Parks and Recreation Department will hold a trip to Fenway Park in Boston watch the Red Sox versus the Tampa Bay on Friday, July 31. Attendees will meet at the Meredith Community Center at 2:30 p.m. The coach bus will leave for the game at 3 p.m. for an estimated arrival time of 5:30 p.m. at Fenway for the 7:10 p.m. game.

This trip is open to both residents and non-residents until sold out. The fee is $75 per person for residents and $85 per person for non-residents. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. We have bleacher seats in section 40 rows 3-6 reserved for the group. No refunds will be given. In the event of a rained out game, your ticket will be valid for the make-up game, however you will be responsible for yxour own transportation to the make-up game.

For more information or to book at ticket visit www.meredithnh.org or call 603-279-8197 for more information.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 11:53

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Boarding For Breast Cancer event now in its 10th year at Waterville Valley

WATERVILLE VALLEY — For a 10th straight year, Waterville Valley Resort is donating its resources to raise money for Boarding For Breast Cancer. The fundraiser will be held Saturday, January 31 through Sunday, February 1.

Over the previous nine years, Waterville Valley Resort has raised $43,000 for B4BC, which is a non-profit, youth focused, education, awareness, and fundraising foundation. This two day event concentrates the donation efforts of both employees and guests has been steadily increasing in size and stature every year, including this year which combines B4BC's presence with a lift ticket special for Super Bowl Sunday.

One of the unique aspects of Waterville Valley Resort's efforts is the variety of methods in which they collect donations. As the second day of the event takes place the same day as Super Bowl 49, all lift tickets will be priced at just $49 and $1 from every ticket sold will go to B4BC. There are limited edition pink stickers featuring the Waterville Valley Resort logo, which are being sold throughout the resort for $2 or for $1 you can purchase a pink ribbon, which will adorn the Base Lodge as they "turn the mountain pink."

In celebration of the event there will also be a prize raffle. Tickets can be purchased in the base lodge for $2 each. Prizes include everything from new snowboards to helmets and other outerwear. The drawing will take place at 3pm on Sunday and guests do not need to be present to win.

The B4BC event will be capped off on Sunday, February 1, with a rail jam from 11 a.m. to noon in Exhibition terrain park. Registration is $25 and open to anyone. Awards will be given out in the Base Lodge following the rail jam at 12:15 p.m.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 11:47

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Winter outerwear is half-off at Thrift Clothes Closet in Franklin

FRANKLIN — Located just two doors north of Franklin City Hall at 332 Central Street is the Thrift Clothes Closet, a nonprofit ecumenical organization. We offer clothing and household needs at a minimal cost to our customers. We realize at this time of year, with the cold weather there is a need for warmer coats, hats and gloves. We are offering all winter outerwear at 50% off as well as selected garments at clearance prices.
The store hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 am-4 pm and Saturday from 10 am - 1 pm. We can be reached by phone at 603-934-2423.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 11:44

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