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Granite United Way Launches Giving Tuesday Campaign

MANCHESTER — Tuesday, December 3 is the second annual Giving Tuesday – a national campaign launched in 2012 to create a day of giving at the start of the holiday season and encourage charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. Here in New Hampshire, Granite United Way will mark the day with a special campaign to "Change the State" – one penny at a time. This campaign will also illustrate the high level of philanthropy in New Hampshire from involvement to giving.

Granite United Way has enlisted the help of businesses that currently participate in its employee giving campaigns to kick off the day. They will challenge business partners, customers, colleagues and others to run a one day campaign in their company. The objective is simple – get companies to sign-up on the Facebook app, and then ask their employees to Give a Like on Facebook and give their spare change. All the companies will be "Champions of Change" and will be featured on the Granite United Way Facebook Page. Any employee can kickoff their company's participation in this effort, and get their company listed. Once listed, the company can ask their employees to 'Like' Granite United Way and to collect spare change. Every employee participating is encouraged to also share their 'badge of giving' through the Facebook app. Granite United Way worked with the team from wedü to develop the Facebook app.

"Ultimately, Giving Tuesday is day in which people are encouraged to do simple acts of kindness – even something as small as donating the spare change from their pockets, purses or desk drawers. The idea is that giving feels good, and every little bit, every penny, helps," says Karrie Eaton, Director of Marketing and Communications, Granite United Way. "The simplicity of the 'Change the State' campaign makes it easy for anyone to participate, and we hope everyone who donates will encourage friends and family to do the same by proudly sharing the badge on their social media channels."


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Financial Aid Night at Inter-Lakes December 10

MEREDITH — A Financial Aid Night for high school seniors and parents/guardians will be held at the Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium on Tuesday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m.
Presented by NHHEAF/Center for College Planning, the event will help participants learn about the financial aid process, the FAFSA, an EFC and all the important financial aid information needed to apply to college. Financial aid night is applicable to students applying to technical programs and two and four year colleges. There is no cost for this program.

Call the ILHS guidance office with any questions.

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New Horizons Band Plans Holiday Concerts

BELMONT — The New Horizons Band is spreading the holiday cheer through their music with concerts scheduled throughout the month of December.

Today at 7 p.m. the band, under the direction of Mary Divers, will be playing a concert at the Veterans Home in Tilton. This is a semi-annual event enjoyed by both the residents and staff.

On Tuesday, December 17, the band will be performing its Christmas program at the Taylor Community at Woodside at 7 p.m. 

On Friday, December 20, an evening of band music will be enjoyed by the audience at the Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church on Parade Road in Laconia. And on December 21, at 2 p.m., the band will close out its holiday concert series
with a benefit concert for the Meredith Community Center. A freewill donation will be received at the door to benefit the Center.

As an added treat, the Laketones Jazz Band (New Horizons jazz ensemble) will perform the first half of the concert
tonight and at the December 21 performance.

Both the concert band and the Laketones Jazz Band rehearse twice weekly at the Music Clinic in Belmont and all levels
of musicians are invited to join this welcoming group. Call the Music Clinic at 528-6672 or visit the New Horizons website at
www.newhorizons-lakesregion.org to learn more.

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LRPA Streaming Channel 25 during December

LACONIA — Lakes Region Public Access Television will stream channel 25 via its website during the month of December. The programming will begin streaming free of charge at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4. It will continue throughout the month. The public access channel can be seen over MetroCast Channel 25 and also via the web at lrpa.org. Simply click on Channel 25 live.
The LNH Children's Auction will also be carried in its' entirety over MetroCast Channel 25 and LRPA's website. Anyone with web access can view all content courtesy of Lakes Region Public Access. The Children's Auction hours are Tuesday, 12/10 – Friday, 12/13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again in prime time from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday's cablecast on December 14 begins at 8 a.m. and continues until mid –afternoon, when all items are gone.
"We are looking forward to our foray into web based streaming as a new delivery system.", says Station Manager Denise Beauchaine. "For the first time since its inception, viewers who do not receive cable service from MetroCast can view Lakes Region Public Access TV on line or on their smart phones. Simply go to the apps store and download Livestream App for Android or IOF."

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