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Congregational Church hosting Christmas Craft Fair

LACONIA — The Congregational Church of Laconia, UCC is holding its 89th Annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee and pastries will be served from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch, featuring hearty soup or chowder with sandwich, will be served in the church hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The fair offers a wide selection of gifts and decorations for the holidays. Shoppers will find arts and crafts, knitted items, needlework and a cookie walk. A plant table will offer lovely potted plants and berry bowls.

The ever-popular country pantry will be stocked with jams and jellies, fudge, candies and breads, and wonderful pies made at the church on Friday.

The silent auction is always very popular, with gifts and gift cards. The silent auction will close at 1 p.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:26

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Bank of New Hampshire Wears Jeans for New Beginnings

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire is proud to support New Beginnings of Belknap County by hosting an employee jeans day. By donating $5 to New Beginnings, each donating employee could wear jeans to work on the designated Friday.

A total of $900 was raised by employees and the bank's match. These funds will be used to provide free and confidential services to people whose lives have been affected by domestic and sexual violence and stalking as well to present educational programs to help break the cycle of violence.

New Beginnings provides direct services in Belknap County, including short-term refuge and a supportive place for sexual assault survivors, battered women and their children. In addition, they educate survivors about the choices they have and to educate the community about the history, causes, and methods of confronting violence against women, including physical, emotional and sexual assault, thereby promoting change.

For more information on New Beginnings, visit www.NewBeginngingsNH.org.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:58

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Meredith Edward Jones Office Supports Toys for Tots Drive

MEREDITH — Jacqueline Taylor, the local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the Northern District Toys for Tots program by using her office as a drop-off location for this year's toy drive.

Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the office, 14 Main Street, downtown Meredith , during regular business hours through December 20.

"With the holiday season around the corner, we are all getting ready for the festivities," Taylor said. "And as this is the season of giving, now is a great time to remember the less fortunate in our community."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:27

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Jeremy Wallace Trio at Pitman's Saturday Night (146)

LACONIA — The Jeremy Wallace Trio will perform Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight House.

Jeremy Wallace is a blues/rock singer/songwriter from New Jersey. He has performed at various venues on the East Coast, and has opened for artists such as Dave Van Ronk, John Hammond, and Freedy Johnston. Wallace took guitar lessons from Van Ronk, who sang a duet with Wallace on the song "Samson and Delilah" on Wallace's second album, She Used to Call Me Honey.
Jeremy has a gritty, graveled voice that sounds as though he's been gargling with gasoline. A bushel-full of song upon song about love-gone-oh-so-wrong, the romance of hanging out in deadbeat bars, the salvation of whiskey and making lots of bad choices. A minimalistic blues-based sound soaked in days long gone by – all drums with brushes and stand-up bass.

Admission is $12. Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For more information check www.pitmansfreightroom.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:24

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