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Friends of Meredith Library holding book sale

MEREDITH — The Friends of the Meredith Library will host a book sale at the Meredith Public Library on Friday, May 16  from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Members of the Friends of the Meredith Library are invited to preview the sale on Thursday, May 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to purchase a new membership with the Friends will also be invited to the preview event and will receive an attractive canvas book bag which can be filled with books free of charge. Memberships may be updated on any day of the event but are required for entrance to the preview.
Book dealers may attend the preview for a $50 yearly membership. Scanners are permitted at any time during the sale. For more information or to volunteer, contact Jean Dougan, Book Sale Chair, at 279-3059.
The mission of the Friends of the Meredith Library is to promote library involvement in the community and community involvement in the library. Funds are raised to support the library's children and adult programs; provide passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Castle in the Clouds and various other museums; help fund guest speakers from the New Hampshire Humanities Council, among other activities.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 11:29

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Lakes Region SCORE offers Meet Your Support Team event

LACONIA — SCORE Lakes Region will offer a "Meet Your Support Team" workshop  on May 14 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, to assist business owners with identification of areas of concern in the fields of insurance, legal and regulatory, accounting and banking.

This workshop will be hosted by Lakes Region SCORE. SCORE mentor will facilitate presentations by area professionals including Attorney Michael Persson from the firm of Lawson, Persson & Weldon-Francke, Randy Eifert from Cross Insurance and Brian Chalmers from Meredith Village Savings Bank, who will share insight from their areas of expertise. This is an opportunity for you to meet, hear from and network with professionals familiar the local business environment.

Discussion topics during this session include:
• Insurance; how much and what lines; property, liability, motor vehicle, umbrellas, workers compensation, health & life. What's at risk if you go without?
• Forms of business structure; business registration & regulations; labor considerations. Why does it pay to have a lawyer? What does it cost to not have one?
• Taxes & record keeping, financial statements & management reporting, breakeven analysis & ratios. Do I need a bookkeepers or a CPA?
• Business lending requirements; how accounting ties the story together, financial forecasts, startup needs, supporting data for loan application and servicing requirements once financing is in place . What is your information compared to when risk is assessed?

Advance registration tuition is $25 per person. Registration will be available at the door the night of the event from 5:00-5:30 p.m. for $30. Advance registration can be done by sending your $25 check with your contact information; name, email, phone number and street address to SCORE Lakes Region, 383 South Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Or you can preregister online at http://lakesregion.score.org/localworkshops.


Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 11:25

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Belknap County GOP will hear Hemingway, Innis at meeting on Wed.

BELMONT — The Belknap County Republican Committee will meet Wednesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd in Belmont.

The Committee will have two guest speakers, Andrew Hemingway of Bristol, a candidate for Governor, and Dan Innis of Portsmouth, a candidate for Congress in the 1st district. They will each discuss their reasons for deciding to run for public office, and will share with the Committee their philosophies and their positions on the issues affecting the state of New Hampshire. They are both facing primaries, so their appearance at this month's meeting will offer Committee members the opportunity to ask questions to help them decide who to vote for on September 9.

Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. Per their usual meeting format,those interested in having dinner and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5 p.m.

The Committee once again reminds everyone planning to attend to bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 11:14

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I-L Class of ‘64 to be honored at alumni brunch

MEREDITH — Inter-Lakes Class of 1964 will be the honored guests at the Annual Meredith/Inter-Lakes Alumni Association Brunch on Sunday, June 1. In addition to the brunch, the class has scheduled a series of festivities that will take place over the course of the weekend.

On Friday, May 30, the class will be holding a Meet and Greet at Harts Turkey Farm beginning at 6 p.m. An afternoon barbeque will commence on Saturday, May 31, at Carolyn Schoenbauer's house. The festivities will wrap up on Sunday, June 1, with a deluxe brunch buffet in the Winnipesuakee Ballroom at Church Landing. The social time will begin at 10 a.m. and the buffet will be served at 11:15 a.m.

In honor of this milestone year the Association has sent out a "90 for 90 Challenge" to local business owners to donate $90  to the Alumni Association. This donation will be used to continue the awarding of three $1,000 scholarships, maintaining and engraving the Alumni Loyalty Cup, and supporting the Annual Alumni Event open to all alumni. The following business owners have answered the 'Challenge' thus far. They include: J.W. Electric, Landscapes By Tom, Pacquette Signs, Grand View Home Inspection LLC, Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, Moulton's Farm, Cerutti Contracting LLC, R. Joseph Dever Services, Bryant Paving, American Pride Landscape, and Real Green Lawn Care.

Other guests at the annual brunch will be the three recipients of the Alumni Scholarships from the Class of 2014, and the recipient of the Alumni Loyalty Cup, also a member of the Class of 2014. The Loyalty Cup is the longest presented award that the school gives out each year, as it was started by the Alumni Association in 1929.

The special "90th Anniversary" cost for the buffet this year is $19.24 per person. Reservations and pre-payments are needed by Tuesday, May 20. Reservations are to include the class individuals attended school with, the name requested to be on ones tag, and the individuals maiden name: Meredith/I-L Alumni Assoc., PO Box 1076, Meredith, NH 03253. Specific seating requested should be included in the reservation ahead of time.

For more information call Nancy Morrill at 279-6657 if you have any questions.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 11:10

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