Craft Fair, Yard Sale and Bake Sale
MEREDITH — The Meredith Congregational Church Women will be holding its annual Summer Craft Fair on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church on Highland Street.
There will be crafts, a wide variety of hand-crafted jewelry, tables of home-baked goods, household items and plants for sale. The event will take place rain or shine.
All proceeds benefit local charities, scholarships and church activities.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 10:30
LACONIA — More than 70 incoming Lakes Region Community College students participated in a special registration day this week to get information and sign up for classes for the fall semester which starts in September.
The number represented a 19 percent increase over last year.
"Given the strong response to LRCC Registration Days, the Fall Semester numbers look good," said college Student Services and Enrollment Management Vice President Dr. Larissa Baia, who noted that registrations are still being accepted for fall
"Going into your first year in college, you get nervous," said Kristin Gilmore, of Plymouth, one of the students who attended the registration day. "LRCC's faculty and staff made the Registration Day experience very welcoming. I look forward to the coming academic year."
For additional information and to register for the Fall Semester 2014, contact the Admissions Department at (603) 524-3207 ext. #6766. Financial aid is available.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 10:23
SANDWICH — Emma Bickford of Center Sandwich is attending Camp Fully Involved at the NH Fire Academy in Pembroke this week.
The camp offers a dynamic, interactive and physically challenging environment to gain strength and knowledge while building confidence and leadership skills for young women 14 to 20 years old. The course is being taught by Lt. Jess Wyman, Nashua Fire & Rescue and an all volunteer staff of women and men firefighters from many New England communities. Cadets are from Canada, Hawaii, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire.
The CFI goal is to provide cadets with a comprehensive, intensive overview of the firefighting profession.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 10:20
LACONIA – While Madeira, located in Freiburg, Germany, has been manufacturing high quality embroidery thread for worldwide distribution for nearly 100 years, Madeira USA, its U.S. subsidiary, is celebrating a 30th anniversary in 2014. The milestone marks three decades of growth, innovation and expansion throughout the Decorated Apparel Market. While Madeira has steadily become synonymous with reliable performance, quality materials and outstanding customer service, it has gained in market share, becoming one of the key suppliers to embroiderers nationwide.
"I think the key to our longevity and growth," begins Madeira USA President Shirley Clark, "has been our policy of getting to know our customers first hand. Whether it's participating in trade shows in order to meet many smaller volume customers, or traveling to sit down, one-on-one, face to face with a high volume customer, we learn what and how they operate, so that we can cater to their needs."
Madeira USA has implemented many innovations over the years, to fulfill customers' needs. One of the first in the industry to offer the convenience of online shopping, Madeira's website has gone through over half a dozen facelifts and functionality upgrades over the years. Offering everything from ecommerce to instructional videos, automatic Pantone® color matching to free downloadable designs to try out specialty threads, madeirausa.com has attracted more customers each year. And it is the only embroidery thread supplier to offer an app, for smart phone users to be able to place orders on-the-go.
"Distribution is another key factor in our success," points out Clark. "Knowing that goods need to be delivered yesterday was a driving force in our expanding our service over the years, so that we currently ship from 13 locations throughout the country. Shipping via UPS Ground means overnight service for nearly 90% of our customers for the price of Ground.
"The service aspect of what we bring to market extends beyond our 13 Customer Service Centers," continues Clark. "We are open longer hours than any other supplier, for those customers who need to speak with a person. And we added an online chat, for those who prefer to have their questions answered electronically."
Founded in Freiburg, Germany, in 1919, Madeira is a global leader in the production of high quality embroidery threads for the decorated apparel and home fashion markets. The Madeira product line includes the industry's largest selection of specialty threads, E-Zee Backing & Topping™ products, plus a complete line of bobbins and accessories. Today, Madeira services its clients from operations in the USA, Europe, Japan, and key Asian markets. The company ships from 13 Customer Service Centers in the U.S., more locations than any other embroidery supplier nationwide. For more information, visit www.madeirausa.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 10:15
- Reception at Belknap Mill for Suzanne Cronin exhibit
- Winni Playhouse Presents New England Premiere of Psychological Thriller
- Gilmanton Thrift Shop holding bag sale during August
- History of Meredith Center Village talk on Saturday
- 5th Annual Harvest Festival at Prescott Farm
- LRGH Nurse Practitioner Mary Bidgood-Wilson Honored