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LRPA-TV Presents Community Heritage Workshop: March 1 & March 5 on Channel 26

BELMONT — A collaboration of Laconia and Belmont Heritage Commissions featuring experts from the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources (NH-DHR) and New Hampshire Preservation Alliance (NHPA) for a first regional confab, will be shown on MetroCast channel 26 on Saturday, March 1 at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Among presenters were Jennifer Goodman, Executive Director of the NHPA and Peter Michaud, National Register, Preservation Tax Incentives and Easements Coordinator for the NH-DHR. Their topics considered code issues for National Register properties, and special New Hampshire preservation incentives including barn easements and community revitalization tax credits. Shanna Saunders, City of Laconia Director of Planning, Zoning and Code Enforcement, presented a local example of innovative land use, detailing a unique partnership with the School District and Taylor Home, using storytelling to help direct architectural ordinances.

The Community Heritage Workshop was fittingly held in Belmont at the Corner Meeting House, built in 1899-1900 as the Full Gospel Assembly Church and known for years as the Advent Christian Church, before purchase by the Town for community meeting use. Heritage and Historic District Commissions, Historical Society and Museum representatives and several educational leaders attended from Concord, Canterbury, Sanbornton and Moultonborough along with sponsoring communities and organizations.

Laconia Heritage Commission Chairman Pamela Clark, planned the January 10 meeting with Belmont Heritage Commission members, including Linda Frawley and Priscilla Annis. Brenda Kean, Laconia Museum and Historical Society Executive Director videotaped the session, for availability to other preservation groups, and LRPA-TV will provide archive copies for Laconia and Belmont Library collections.

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Candidates Night in Gilmanton March 6

GILMANTON — Gilmanton School's Student Leadership Team will be hosting Candidates Night on Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m.

The event will take place in the cafeteria at the Gilmanton School. The public is invited to come and learn more about each candidate before voting at the polls.

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Cup of Joe event set for March 6 in Alton

ALTON — The Cup of Joe event for Joe Kenney has been rescheduled to March 6 at 9:30 a.m. at Amilynes Corner Market in Alton Bay.

The public is invited to come and enjoy a coffee and meet Joe Kenney, Executive Council District One candidate. For more info: 603 781-5695.

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Meredith Cabin Fever Promotion Offered By GMP in March (554) NOTE to run on 3-1

MEREDITH — Amazing discounts, special offers, fun-filled events and a chance to win a prize filled sap bucket hand painted by a local artist are being offered in the Meredith Cabin Fever Promotion by the Greater Meredith Program from March 1-29.

Giving residents and visitors a reason to get out and about during March, the GMP is offering a Passport Game Card and Events Guide found at participating businesses throughout the village. Visit ten of the participating businesses, get the passport endorsed and drop it off in the entry box at Mame's Restaurant by 5 pm on Saturday, March 29 to be entered in the "Cabin Fever" Grand Prize Drawing at 5:30 pm. You do not need to be present to win.

The following retail offers from participating businesses include a Bracelet Bonanza from Adornments, buy any bracelet and get another of equal or lesser value for a $1. Bonita D. Story Antiques and Estate Jewelry is offering a 20-25 % off all furniture, glass, china and miscellaneous items. Win a chance at a One-Room Design Raffle from Consignor's Avenue when you spend $15. Cozy Cabin Rustics is offering a 10% discount on furniture with free delivery and set up. On Fridays only in March, buy any pearl necklace from Lady of the Lake and get a second piece of pearl jewelry for a penny. Threads, A Fashion Forward Boutique is offering 10% of entire purchase, even clearance items during March.

Food offers from local restaurants include a small coffee & muffin or scone for $2 from Kara's Café and Cakery. Mame's Restaurant is offering the Cabin Fever Cure, buy one entrée and get the second of equal or less value ½ off. The Mug and Bay Restaurants are also half off the second lunch or dinner order. Waterfall Café will also give ½ off a second lunch item.

Keep yourself fit in March by visiting Sacred Waters Yoga and purchase any six, eight, or ten class card for half price. Visit the Fitness Edge and receive a tour and a free day pass.

The following events will also be offered in March throughout the town. There will be a Mardi Gras Party with live music at Laconia Harley Davidson on March 1 from 12-2 pm. From March 5-9 take a tour and sip a complimentary beverage at the Ballard House Inn. The Meredith Bay Colony Club is offering A Night of Music with Two Old Friends on March 12 at 6:30 pm. The Frog Rock Tavern will host a St. Patty's Day Special on March 16 & 17 featuring Corned Beef and Green Beer. Edward Jones Investments will offer a Sweet Spring Ice Cream Social on March 22 from 12-3 pm. Luau- A Bike Week Countdown Party at Laconia Harley Davidson will be on March 22 from 12- 2 pm and feature live music. On March 27 from 4:30-7:30 pm Consignor's Avenue invites you to a Ladies and Gents' Masquerade Social.

Celebrate Meredith Cabin Fever and the month of March by getting your passport at any participating business. Visit ten participating businesses that will initial or stamp your passport and then drop it off at the entry box at Mame's for a chance to be the 2014 Cabin Fever winner.

The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. . For more information about GMP or volunteer opportunities, call 603.279.9015, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website at www.greatermeredithprogram.com.

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