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Baby boutique to be held at Faith Alive Christian Fellowship on Saturday

LACONIA — Faith Alive Christian Fellowship will be holding a baby boutique on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church on Primrose Lane in the O'Shea Industrial Park.

The items being given away will include clothes from newborn to young teen. Maternity clothes, strollers, highchairs and many other baby items will also be available. Organizers point out that all items are free to anyone in the community. They hope to make the baby boutique an annual event.

Faith Alive is a non-denominational church located in the O'Shea Industrial Park across from Aavid at 72 Primrose Drive South. The church can be reached by calling 603-273-4147 or sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

More information about the church is available by visiting www.faithalivenh.org.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:06

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Cascade Spa’s annual Spalidays Holiday Event will be on December 3

MEREDITH — Cascade Spa at Mill Falls is hosting its annual Spalidays Holiday Event at Church Landing on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be sold to the event, with proceeds going to support  mental illness programs at LRGHealthcare.

"The Cascade Spa has been kicking off the holidays with Spalidays for the past nine years and as the event has grown year after year, we aim to keep it fresh and exciting each time," said Martha Zyla, Cascade Spa director. "We will have vendors from all across the country showcasing their products and many of them offering a free gift with purchase like Moroccanoil, Hydropeptide, BABOR and Deborah Lippmann."

Tickets for the event will cost $20 and can be purchased by stopping by or calling the Spa at (603) 677-8620.

A Spalidays ticket includes complimentary mini spa services, a retail extravaganza with 15 percent off retail purchases, swag bags, complimentary hors d' oeuvres provided by the Lakehouse Grille, gift-giving ideas, valet parking, and 20 percent off gift card purchases the night of the event.

"Our belief is promoting wellness and beauty from the inside out and our services and products reflect that. We invite everyone to experience the world class industry experts and personalities that Spalidays brings to Meredith," said Zyla.

Spalidays guests must be 18 years or older to attend.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:00

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Cribbage tournament at Belmont church on Friday

BELMONT — Robert Leroux Council 10934, Knights of Columbus is hosting its last fall cribbage tournament of the new year at St. Joseph Church in Belmont on Friday, November 21 at 6 p.m. Door open at 5:30 p.m.

All Cribbage players are welcome. Entry fee is $15 which includes light snacks and drinks. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places are based on number of attendees, but last tournament paid $50, $30 and $20.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:41

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Local man to be honored for service to autistic children

LACONIA — An avid hugger at a center for children with autism is a vital part of the team. On Thursday, Nov. 20, Roger Kosits will be recognized for his contributions to the lives of New Hampshire children and families. Kosits has been a volunteer for three years at the Autism Center at Lakes Region Community Services. His significant service supports children with autism between the ages of 18 months to 5 years.

Presenting the award on Thursday at the Lakes Region Community Services, 719 Main Street, Laconia is Julie Day, Strengthening Families director at New Hampshire Children's Trust, the state's lead in preventing child abuse, and Lucy Breed. Public attending the award ceremony should arrive at 4:30 pm.

Every year, the New Hampshire Children's Trust honors an outstanding direct service volunteer with the Lucy Fowlkes Breed Family Service Volunteer Award. The award celebrates an exceptional individual who volunteers for a New Hampshire nonprofit serving children and families.

"Roger always portrays a caring, positive, and energetic outlook and takes each set of challenges and needs of the children and their parents in stride," says Nicole M. Bushaw, who nominated Kosits for the award. Bushaw says he demonstrates an ability to work with families to make them more resilient and is supportive of parents in their willingness to try new approaches to help their child succeed.

She says, "These children often seek him out when needing comfort, recognition, or just a plain old hug."

The Lucy Fowlkes Breed Family Service Award was created in honor of Lucy Fowlkes Breed, of Hopkinton, upon her retirement from the NH Children's Trust Board of Directors. Breed has been a dedicated volunteer in advocating for children and families. She served for over 20 years as the facilitator of the New Parents Support Group at the Children's Place and Parent Education Center in Concord. Lucy was also a founding trustee on the board of the New Hampshire Children's Trust, devoting 14 years of service, 8 of them as board chair.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:36

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