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Ashland Library Receives $2,000 CLif Grant

ASHLAND — The Ashland Town Library is one of 12 public rural libraries in New Hampshire and Vermont to receive a $2,000 grant from the Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) of Waterbury Center, Vt.

The grant provides for new children's books to be selected by the town librarian, storytelling presentations for local children and new books for local children to keep.

In addition to children's books for the town library each local elementary school library receives a selection of 25 new books and local childcare centers receive 15 books. Professional storytellers give two presentaions to local children and children are treated to a free book giveaway before summer vacation begins.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:04

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NH Car Credit marks their one year anniversary

LACONIA  — Over a year ago the Irwin Automotive Group developed NH Car Credit to become NH's premier source for people trying to obtain auto loans, regardless of current financial conditions.

With the Irwin goal of 100% credit approval coupled with 40+ years of being financial specialists, NH Car Credit was born. In just one year, NH car credit has made driving a reliable car a possibility for over 300 credit challenged residents in our community.

"We have a passion for helping people in our community in any way we can. Bad things can happen to very good people. By creating NH Car Credit we have been able to help very good people get through tough times. We specialize in financing people who need a second chance or first time buyers just starting out," said Chris Irwin, Vice President of the Irwin Automotive Group.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 08:59

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Fly Fishing Workshop at Waterville Valley

WATERVILLE VALLEY —  If you're interested in what makes fly-fishing unique, how to tie your own flies and how to identify fish, the Fundamentals of Fly-Fishing Workshop is for you. This class will be held once a week for four weeks at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department on Saturday, May 31, June 7, 14 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Presented by the NH Fish and Game Department, Fundamentals of Fly-Fishing is a great opportunity to learn basic techniques, such as rod reel and line assembly, basic equipment, casting instructions, knots, fish habitat, forage, identification and ethics. The workshop fee is $10 per person.

These sessions, presented by the NH Fish and Game and Pemigewasset Chapter Trout Unlimited, include classroom time as well as a field trip to round off your fishing experience. All instructors are certified by the NH Fish and Game and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to help beginner anglers get started.

Equipment will be provided but it is suggested that you bring your own if you have it – recommended 5/6 oz. weight fly rod and reel, and 5/6 oz. weight floating line. The workshop is limited to the first 10 registrants. Must be at least 10 -years old to register and minors must be accompanied by parents. Hats and glasses are recommended for the casting season.

For additional information or to register contact the Waterville Valley Recreation Department, which is located at 11 Noon Peak Road, at 603-236-4695 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 08:57

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Lakes Region Board of Realtors make donations to Veterans Home

TILTON — Representatives of the Lakes Region Board of Realtors brought boxes of personal care items and presented a new Hewlett Packard computer to the New Hampshire Veterans Home following a memorial service Monday at the Home's Tilton campus.
After officiating the inspirational memorial to this nation's fallen warriors, Commandant Margaret LaBrecque, accepting the LRBR donation on behalf of NHVH resident veterans, thanked all member brokers, agents and affiliates for contributing to the Home's "Sunshine Cart" program with gifts of personal care items that are distributed free of charge to its elderly, disabled and largely shut-in residents.
LRBR Community Services Committee members also presented the commandant with a new Hewlett Packard All-in-One computer from Center Harbor-based Archie Care Computer Systems. The much needed new computer, LaBrecque said, will give residents access to the Internet, Skype phone service and email.
More than 150 attended the late-morning Memorial Day service, including U.S. Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McLane Kuster, 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts respectively. Staff, meanwhile, represented U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen. After a reading of NH Gov. Maggie Hassan's Memorial Day Proclamation, the memorial ceremony concluded with the traditional outdoor three-volley salute, Taps and laying of wreath.
Founded in Tilton in 1890 as the Soldier's Home for Civil War Veterans, the New Hampshire Veterans Home is the only long-term care facility in the Granite State that is dedicated exclusively to veterans. It was one of just four state nursing homes to win the first Quality of Life Award from the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) in 2007. NHVH was recognized again in 2009 by DHHS for its continuing commitment to nursing home culture change and quality of life.
Located on a 30-acre campus bordering Tilton's 55-acre Buffalo Park conservation area, NHVH has the capacity to care for 250 men and women who have honorably served this nation and now require professional long-term care.
LRBR is the local governing body of the New Hampshire and National Associations of REALTORS®. It has more than 800 active realtors and affiliate members. The board, through its committee system, supports broad-based community activities and programs.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 08:53

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