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Lakes Region Community Services hosting estate planning workshop


LACONIA — A free program designed to acquaint families living with disabilities with the benefits of planned giving and estate planning and to understand the tools available to maximize long-term financial stability is being offered by Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) and the Region III Family Support Council. The program will be held on October 8, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Community Services' main office, 719 North Main St., Laconia and is open to all families.

The speakers will discuss, in plain language, how estate planning and legacy giving can go hand-in-hand to benefit your financial circumstances, secure resources and services for loved ones after you are gone, and allow you to leave a legacy that will help sustain a non-profit organization you care about.

Topics include special needs trusts, estate planning tools, wills, charitable bequests, retirement plans, life insurance, investments and beneficiaries, minimizing tax liability, and charitable gift annuities and trusts.

The presenters include Attorney John S. Kitchen; R. Stuart Wallace, president of the LRCS Board of Directors; Brinton "Pete" Woodward Jr., of the LRCS Development Committee; and Dona Murray, who serves on LRCS Board of Directors, and who is a vice president/investment officer at Bank of New Hampshire.

Registration is requested as space is limited. Refreshments and written materials will be provided.

Those wishing to reserve a spot, should contact LRCS's Family to Family Coordinator Karen McDowell at 581-1544, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 09:24

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Many local locations to dispose of unwanted medications on Saturday

LACONIA — Saturday, September 27 is National Medication Take Back Day and area police departments will be taking part from 10 a.m. t0 2 p.m. at various locations in the area where unused and expired prescription medications can be brought for safe disposal.

Locations include:

Laconia Police Dept., 126 New Salem Street.

Belmont Police Dept., 16 Fuller Street.

Sanbornton Police Dept., 565 Sanborn Road.

Meredith Police Dept., 400 Daniel Webster Highway.

Franllin/Tilton Police Departments, CVS Plaza, Franklin.

Gilford Police Dept., 47 Cherry Valley Road.

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Credit workshop for business owners Oct. 2

PLYMOUTH —  Come learn about The 5 C's of Credit and how they pertain to small business owners and loans from Michael Tentnowski, Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP), on Thursday, October 2, from 8:00-10:00a.m. at the ECP.

This program is designed especially for small business owners who are considering a loan and would like to know, specifically, what lenders are looking for in an applicant. Topics covered include debt ratios, credit scores, recommendations, and more.

This workshop is an information session where participants will learn about the 5 C's that lenders focus on when evaluating a loan application.

Thanks to Meredit Village Savings Bank, this event is offered at no cost to attendees, but space is limited. Reserve a seat today by clicking the "Seminars" page on the ECP website www.EnterpriseCenterNH.com, contacting the Center office at 535-3222, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Michael Tentnowski, Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, has 20 years of experience assisting a multitude of start-up companies in various industries with an expertise in the fields of entrepreneurial ventures, renewable energy initiatives, and commercial defense technologies. His years as the Director of an Incubator, Director of a Physical Science Institute, Vice President of an E-commerce energy-trading platform, graduate level teacher, and trainer for Small Business Development Centers, culminated in co-authoring "The Virginia Entrepreneur's Guide". With two successful start-ups of his own, Michael received both his MBA and BS in Accounting from the University of Montana.


Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 09:08

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Laconia VFW hosting double bill on Sat. night

LACONIA — The Laconia VFW will be hosting the bands "Double Play" & "The Rockin Daddios" Saturday night , September 27, from 7 – 11 p.m.

Admission price is $ 10 at the door and includes a pot luck dinner and cash bar.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 09:04

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