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Karen Testerman to speak at GOP gathering

BARNSTEAD — The Barnstead-Alton-Gilmanton Republican Committee (BARC'G) has announced that their next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 pm at J.J. Goodwin's Restaurant, 769 Suncook Valley Highway (Rt 28), in Center Barnstead.

In concert with continuing its focus on candidate recruiting for the upcoming 2014 elections, the Committee will hear from Karen Testerman, a potential US Senate candidate, will be the guest speaker.

Karen will explain why she's considering a run for Jeanne Shaheen's Senate seat. In addition, she'll share her position on various issues affecting New Hampshire and the United States.

BARC'G meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded Independents from Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton, and any other towns in New Hampshire.

Once again the Committee asks that each attendee bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.


Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 09:08

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Lakeport church marks 239 years on September 15

LACONIA — The United Baptist Church of Lakeport's 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, September 15, will be Homecoming Sunday as the church celebrates its 239th year in Belknap County.

The sermon by the Rev. Gary Mauck will be a litany of stories about the past and present members of the church. A pot luck dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall for further reminiscing..

This Sunday, September 8, is Rally Day and includes special children's music and also includes the beginning of the fall Sunday School classes.


Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 09:56

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Sanbornton 2nd Baptist Church going camping

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Second Baptist Church will be hosting a family camping night on Saturday, September 7 at the church located at 322 Upper Bay Road. Participants are encouraged to bring a tent, camper, food, and bug spray. Dinner and breakfast will not be provided, but grills will be available for use.

Rally Day service will be held on Sunday, September 8 at 9:30 a.m. The service will be followed by games and a cookout for the entire church community. Attendees are asked to bring a salad to share.

A verity of classes will begin during the month, providing religious instruction for all ages. Sunday School classes begin on Sunday, September 15 at 11 a.m. In addition to youth Sunday School classes, Wayne and Kathy Blackney will be hosting a Young Adults group home study on a weekly basis. Adult Group study entitled "Prophets and Kings" will take place at the home of Wayne and Shirley Blanchard.

For more information or to join a group call the church office at 524-5996.


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3rd Annual Lakes Region Business Resource Fair Set for Sept. 11

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, Belknap County Economic Development Council, and presenting sponsor Metrocast Business Services invite the public  to the 3rd annual Lakes Region Business Resource Fair on Wednesday, September 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Taylor Community in Laconia.

The event is open to the public and free to attend with an optional buffet lunch. To register, go to the Chamber's website at Lakesregionchamber.org. Seating will be limited, so register as soon as possible to reserve your seat.

This year's program kicks off with a breakfast panel all about the Affordable Care Act presented by the Small Business Administration, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, and Sulloway & Hollis PLLC.

Additional panel presentations by business professionals providing information unravelling the challenges of commercial insurance needs, how to obtain government contracts, bootstrapping your business, defining your market, branding yourself, guidelines on starting your own business and identifying business support organizations available.

Business presenters include Melcher & Prescott, Cross Insurance, NH P-TAP, City of Laconia, SCORE, Plymouth Enterprise Center, BizBuzz Marketing Partners, Comcast Spotlight, Chuck sink Link, Gunstock Mountain Resort, and Devine, Millimet Attorneys at Law.

Attendees can enjoy a buffet lunch while listening to success stories from three local entrepreneurs, their passion, goals, challenges, and advice: Bob Manley of Hermit Woods Winery, Sarah Gray of Body Covers and Allan Beetle of Patrick's Pub & Eatery.

In addition to providing some inspiration and out-of-the-box thinking to the local business community, the Fair is designed to bring a lot of information on local business resources together in one place.

Sponsors include Metrocast Business Services, Meredith Village Savings Bank, LRGHealthcare, Public Service of New Hampshire along with Signature Business Sponsors featured in the event program and providing take away resources. To register for this event, visit www.lakesregionchamber.org or call the Chamber at 603-524-5531.



Metrocast Business Services proudly presents the 3rd Annual Lakes Region Business Resource Fair. (Shown L to R): Carmen Lorentz of Belknap EDC, Karmen Gifford of LR Chamber of Commerce met with the staff from Metrocast at their Belmont office. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 09:28

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