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NH Housing and Finance Authority Names Meredith Village Savings Bank Top Correspondent Lender

MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) was recently recognized by New Hampshire Housing and Finance Authority (NHHFA) as Top Correspondent Lender in 2013. The bank received the distinction at NHHFA's "Best of 2013" ceremony, during which top real estate offices, loan originators, and lenders were recognized for their dedication to helping homebuyers find affordable homes and loans.

Working with participating lenders, like MVSB, New Hampshire Housing offers a variety of mortgage and cash assistance programs to eligible New Hampshire residents in an effort to make homeownership more affordable. MVSB was awarded the Top Correspondent Lender award for achieving both the highest number of loans and the top dollar volume of loans through NHHFA in 2013.

"The steps to owning a home can be daunting and the goal of homeownership often appears out of reach for New Hampshire residents," said Brenda Mahoney, Director of Business Development – Homeownership for New Hampshire Housing. "We rely on community lenders, like Meredith Village Savings Bank, to help connect prospective homeowners with the right programs and resources to help them achieve their homeownership goals."

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority is a self-supporting public benefit corporation. The authority operates a number of rental and homeownership programs designed to assist low- and moderate-income persons with obtaining affordable housing. Since its inception, New Hampshire Housing has helped over 40,000 families purchase their own homes and has been instrumental in financing the creation of more than 14,500 multi-family housing units. More information about its programs can be found on the agency's websites at www.nhhfa.org and www.GoNewHampshireHousing.com.

Meredith Village Savings Bank, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank with 11 offices serving individuals, families, businesses and municipalities in the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 10:05

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Research Family History from Your Couch

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Public Library, in conjunction with The Lakes Region Genealogical Interest Group, will present a program on genealogical research techniques that can be done from home on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. The program will include a webinar presentation by Tammy Hepps from RootsTech 2014 called "Top 10 Things I Learned about My Family from My Couch." The program is free and open to all.
Hepps, a graduate of Harvard who lives in the New York City Area, has a degree in Computer Science. In her presentation, she describes how she started out working on each of ten research problems, the resources she found from her couch online, and then the offline research she performed in order to find more information about her family. In the process, she demonstrates all of the basic genealogy techniques used by most experienced researchers, and is funny and instructive. Her ancestry and research is of recent immigrants from Eastern Europe into northeastern states during the late 19th century. Hepps also offers many solid ideas for dealing with research brick walls.
The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group presents free workshops at the Wolfeboro Public Library on a monthly basis. For more information call Cindy Scott at the Wolfeboro Public Library at 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 10:00

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Ford Drive 4 UR School Fundraiser to Benefit Belmont High School


BELMONT — The Belmont High School Class of 2016 and Future Business Leaders of America have partnered with AutoServ-Tilton to hold a Ford Drive 4UR School fundraiser on Tuesday, May 6 from 3-8 p.m. at AutoServ in Tilton.

For this fundraiser, students will receive $20 in their individual accounts for each person that comes to test drive a Ford vehicle. Anyone 18 or older is eligible to take a test drive. The only stipulation is a husband and wife cannot both participate. Drivers will need to bring their license. When you arrive at Autoserv, park out front and proceed to the check-in table in the showroom. You will need to let them know which student you are supporting at that time. Ford has indicated that there will be no pressure to purchase a vehicle. If you are truly interested in a new vehicle, you will need to let them know.

As many as 300 test drives are available for this event. Therefore, as many people from the BHS community as possible are encouraged to attend. Any money raised that is not in support of a student will be contributed to the BHS PTO or the BHS Booster Club. Questions can be directed to Ben Hill ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) at Belmont High School.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 09:56

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Inside Planet Earth Documentary at Sanbornton Library

SANBORNTON — The Sanbornton Congregational Church – UCC in partnership with the Sanbornton Town Library is sponsoring a Film Series held on the first Wednesday of every month on the second floor of the library. Show time is 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Everyone is welcome.
The next film, to be shown on May 7, will be "Inside Planet Earth" (2008) with Patrick Stewart (Actor) and Martin Williams (Director). 120 Minutes.
This documentary provides its viewers a unique chance to get thousands of kilometers into the Earth where they can see inaccessible rock layers and metal while feeling the scorching heat and crushing pressure. The Earth is made of layers that each have an important role in creating the conditions to make it suitable for life. The audience will be drawn deeper and deeper into the core of Earth and experience what exists at each layer.
Following the film a discussion will be led by Rev. Ruth Martz.

For further information call the library at 286-8288 or visit the church's web site at uccsanbornton.org.

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