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Meredith Chamber updating service, professional guides

MEREDITH — The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce reports that it is in the process of preparing the 2014 editions of the Chamber's Service Guide and The Professional Guide.

The Service Guide is a listing of area building contractors, electricians, plumbers, landscape contractors, and other businesses involved in the building trades, and the Professional Guide is a listing of those businesses in the medical, financial, legal, educational, business consulting and other professional services. These guides are distributed to local Realtors, banks and insurance agencies as well as at the town halls and libraries in the town served by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition the Chamber mails the guides in response to those who inquire at the Chamber about moving to the area. Chamber officials report that these Guides provides a means for residents, prospective residents and those who own second homes with a means of identifying local contractors and professional services.

Businesses interested in being included in the Professional and/or Service Guide should contact the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 279-6121. In addition to being listed in the Service and Professional Guides members will also be listed on the Meredith Area Chamber website, www.meredithareachamber.com through September of the year 2015. The Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce serves the towns located in the Winnipesaukee, Squam and Newfound areas of Central New Hampshire. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:02

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GotLunch! seeking Ashland donations

ASHLAND — It has been determined that  it takes $110 to feed one child for the 10 summer vacation weeks that the GOT LUNCH?  program provides food for the children of Ashland and Holderness.
This program seeks to provide healthy lunches each week for children in the elementary grades.  Sign up will begin at
both Ashland and Holderness schools shortly.  Only healthy foods, including a protein source and fresh fruit and vegetables are put into each week’s lunches  In addition, milk vouchers are also provided.
 Volunteers pack lunches in tote bags each Monday during the summer at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Ashland and drivers from Ashland and Holderness deliver them to the children’s homes.  The bags must be returned to the drivers each week for re-filling the following week.   
Food prices are rising and every effort is being made to keep costs down and still provide the quality food that GOT LUNCH? requires. None of this would be possible without the generous help of our faithful donors.  Would you or your business become a donor this year?
Checks may be sent payable to:

Got Lunch – Ashland and Holderness,  c/o Anne Lamson, 3 White Mountains Court Apt. 6, Ashland, NH

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 09:54

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Meeting set to air plans for proposed dog park

LACONIA — The next meeting for the proposed Happy Tails Dog Park will be held on Tuesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center at 306 Union Avenue.

The meeting is open to all Lakes Region residents who are interested in learning more about the organization and the plans for the park. All plans for the proposed park will be available for viewing. Volunteers are welcome.

For more information visit www.htpdnh.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 09:40

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Police Institute director to address Plymouth area Democratic Party group on Wednesday

PLYMOUTH — Jeff McLynch, the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI), will be the featured speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Plymouth Area Democrats on Wednesday, May 21, at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center on Depot Road in Plymouth. McLynch's presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience at its conclusion.
With the minimum wage a central topic of debate in Concord, many local business owners are interested in the impact such a change might have, particularly on smaller businesses. McLynch has spoken in favor of legislation to restore and to increase New Hampshire's minimum wage, recently stating, "Today, far too many in New Hampshire go to their jobs, put in a full day's work, and return home to a life of need, because it is all but impossible to make ends meet on the current minimum wage." He believes that restoring and increasing the minimum wage will help families "to put food on their tables, clothes on their back, and heat in their homes."

In 2011, the Legislature repealed New Hampshire's minimum wage law. Now determined by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the minimum wage in New Hampshire is the lowest in New England.

The NHFPI is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to exploring, developing, and promoting public policies that foster economic opportunity and prosperity for all New Hampshire residents, with an emphasis on low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

McLynch manages the NHFPI's operations and oversees its research, communications, and outreach efforts. He previously served as State Policy Director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, where he helped coordinate its efforts to provide policymakers and the public with accurate and timely information on tax systems across the United States. McLynch also served as the Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and on the professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University.

The Plymouth Area Democrats welcome the public to attend their meetings, which start at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck supper and social hour, followed by a brief business meeting and featured event. For further information, call 536-2856.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 08:52

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