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Hazel Duke Thanksgiving Dinner at Laconia Congregational Church

LACONIA — As the holidays approach, the Congregational Church of Laconia, UCC has much to celebrate in their continued mission to give back the greater community. This year, the annual tradition of serving Thanksgiving dinner will be prepared in a totally renovated church kitchen. The renovation is a part of multi-phased project funded by donations from a capital campaign to make church programs more accessible. The first phase kitchen improvements were completed earlier this year, in time for the 46th Annual Hazel Duke Thanksgiving Dinner.

As a beloved Laconia elementary school teacher, Hazel Duke believed all people who might otherwise be alone should have a place to share fellowship and a meal on Thanksgiving Day. Join us at the church at 69 Pleasant Street at 11:30 a.m. November 27. Those planning on attending should call the church office at 524-0668 and put their name on the list so we have an idea of many we will be serving.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:50

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Start and Grow Your Business workshop on Dec. 4

PLYMOUTH — Michael Tentnowski, Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP), will offer methods and tools to help build and grow a small business as he presents Start and Grow Your Small Business on Thursday, December 4, from 8-10 a.m., at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth.

Attendees will learn the fundamentals of a simplified business plan, pricing strategies, and cash flow as Michael teaches simple, cost-effective tips to help move a business forward while sharing his insights and knowledge from 20 years of experience assisting entrepreneurs. Discover why you are the right person for the venture and what it takes to be successful.

This seminar is part of the educational programming for small business owners and entrepreneurs presented by the Enterprise Center at Plymouth and sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank. This event is offered at no cost to attendees.

Space is limited, so be sure to 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. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:59

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Hart’s Turkey Farm restaurant continues its tradition of Mae Hart Thanksgiving Dinner


MEREDITH — Thanks to the generosity of the Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant the Annual Mae Hart Thanksgiving Dinner will once again be served on Thanksgiving Day for those in Meredith and surrounding towns who are alone or who simply wish to celebrate this meaningful day with new friends. This special meal is a long-time tradition thanks to the generosity of Mae Hart, the family matriarch, who promoted community spirit and believed no one should eat alone on Thanksgiving. Her generous family has continued this tradition since the mid 1970's.

Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant has partnered with the Meredith Parks and Recreation Department to provide this wonderful meal which will be served at the Meredith Community Center at 12:00 noon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Anyone wishing to volunteer to help serve the meal should contact volunteer coordinator Kristen Eldgidge at 279-5568.

Anyone wishing to attend the meal at the Meredith Community Center or to receive a home delivered meal should contact Terri Thompson at the Meredith Parks & Recreation Department at 279-8197 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:38

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Laconia Congregational to host 90th Annual Christmas Fair on Saturday

LACONIA — The Congregational Church of Laconia is busy working on all the goodies for their 90th Christmas Fair, to be held  on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The morning will start with free coffee and goodies when shoppers enter the hall, which will be decorated with lights and a Christmas tree. The fair will feature a cookie walk and country pantry, stocked with tasty treats and homemade pies made and baked the day before. There will also be jams and jellies, among other offerings.

The needlework experts have been working on mittens, hats and more. Some have been working all year on the handmade quilted Advent calendars.

Local businesses and church members have donated items for a silent auction. Shoppers will also find the popular book corner, plant corner, jewelry table and the "nice as new" table.

Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The church is located at the corner of Pleasant Street and Veterans Square in downtown Laconia. Parking is available and the church is handicap accessible.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 10:25

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