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Irwin Auto hosting event on Wednesday to showcase the 2015 Camry

LACONIA — A special event, showcasing the new 2015 Toyota Camry, will be held at the Irwin Automotive Group's Bisson Avenue location on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will give people a chance to see the many features of the redesigned 2015 Camry. In addition there will be food and prizes.

The 2015 Camry has new features both inside and outside the vehicle. There are many new safety features as well.

All are welcome to this special event. Irwin's is requesting those who are planning to attend to RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603-581-2935.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 10:19

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Lakes Region Tourism Association scholarship given to LRCC student

LACONIA — The Mel Borrin Lakes Region Tourism Association (LRTA) Scholarship was received by Heidi Follansbee during the LRTA's Annual Business Meeting recently.

"I was honored to be recommended by Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Business Management Professor, Max Brown, and thankful to the Borrin family for their hospitality at the LRTA event," says Follansbee. "I am thankful for their investment in my future education as I pursue my higher business degree. Being a non-traditional student, I am also thankful to have my children and husband supporting me, not only that evening, but throughout my pursuit of further education."

The Mel Borrin award is named after an extremely influential Lakes Region entrepreneur who built a substantial real estate business with his wife, Tina Borrin, that operated throughout the Lakes Region and central New Hampshire.

Follansbee, President of LRCC's Phi Beta Lambda chapter, is graduating from LRCC with a double major in Business Management and Accounting and presently holds an impressive 3.96 grade point average. Her intention is to continue for the Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management at Plymouth State University.

The LRTA Mildred A. Beach Scholarship was awarded to LRCC Culinary Arts Honor Student, Marguerite Kennish the same evening. Kennish was the first LRCC student to compete in the National SkillsUSA Culinary Arts Competition in Kansas City, MO. She achieved a 10th place finish out of the top 50 Culinary Arts post- secondary students in America.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 10:11

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Stand Up Laconia to host substance misues forum on Thursday

LACONIA — In the wake of three recent drug overdose deaths in the city and fatal car crash, allegedly related to substance abuse, an organization of local religious leaders and other local groups are planning a public forum for Thursday, Nov. 13, at 6:15 p.m. in the Laconia Middle School to discuss the problem.

The Greater Laconia Ministerial Association (an interfaith regional clergy group) feels passionately about raising awareness about this problem and bringing hope to all those affected. The association believes the first step for all of us is to acknowledge that it is a problem, learn about it, and then do something about it.

The event's organizers point out that the Laconia Police Department reports a total of eight substance related deaths this year alone.

The Greater Laconia Ministerial Association is partnering with Stand Up Laconia (a substance misuse prevention coalition), The Laconia Middle School, JAG (Jobs for Americas Graduates) to host an informational presentation about substance misuse in our community and what we each can do to help. The Laconia Police Department, Laconia School District and Stand Up Laconia will be the presenters for the evening.

The event will take place in the Laconia Middle School cafeteria.

More information can be obtained by calling the Rev. Paula Gile ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 524-0668).

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 09:48

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Get a jump start on holiday shopping this weekend with NH Open Doors

NH Open Doors, an annual statewide studio touring and shopping event, will be held this weekend, on November 8 and 9. Visitors can start holiday shopping early as they purchase items made in New Hampshire. This event offers the rare opportunity to meet and talk with artists and craftspeople as they work in their studios.
Visitors to participating shops and galleries can expect to find hands-on demonstrations, refreshments, creative gift ideas, live music, and special sales. Visitors can also enter to win great prizes by simply printing the NH Open Doors Passport from the website and having it signed by a representative at each location. Those who get signatures from at least ten locations during the event will be automatically entered to win free lodging, gift certificates, gift baskets, fine crafts and more.
The tour is self-guided, allowing visitors to create their own routes, visiting participants and locations that interest them most. To help visitors plan their itinerary, www.NHOpenDoors.com features an interactive map listing participants by region and category. Each listing describes the participant's products and any activities being offered. A custom-designed Google map shows the location and provides detailed driving directions.
Pemi area artists and artisans taking part in this year's annual event include Eric Johnson's Furniture , Campton; Hundelrut Studio and The Community Clay Center, both located in Plymouth; Rumney's Country Gifts, Big Rock Goat Farm, Shanware Pottery and Ripple Pottery all located in Rumney and Majik Touch Picture Framing in Thornton. For details about these locations and others in the area, go to the Participants page of the website and select White Mountains from the drop down in the first field.
NH Open Doors is managed by the League of NH Craftsmen with promotional assistance from numerous art, craft, and business organizations throughout the state. The League of NH Craftsmen is a non-profit arts organization that encourages, nurtures and promotes the creation, use and preservation of fine craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014 09:35

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