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Melcher & Prescott Helps Boys and Girls Club Obtain $1,000 Grant

LACONIA — In support of their fundraising efforts to establish a permanent home, the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region was awarded $1,000 through the Community Grants Program of Co-Operative Insurance Company. Melcher & Prescott Insurance facilitated the transaction.
"We think the Boys and Girls Club does great work for the youth of the Lakes Region," said H. Thomas Volpe, President, Melcher & Prescott Insurance. "We're proud to support their efforts."

"We greatly appreciate this thoughtful gift as we build toward our future," said Cheryl Avery, Executive Director. "We couldn't succeed in our endeavors without the support of community partners like Melcher & Prescott."
Co-operative Insurance Companies' Community grants Program was established in 2004 to assist with community projects across Vermont and New Hampshire. Through this program, Co-op partners with its agents and directors to provide funds for capital campaigns throughout the two states.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:30

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Pruning demonstration offered March 29 in Gilford

GILFORD — On Saturday, March 29 UNH Cooperative Extension will hold a pruning demonstration at the home of Dr. Douglas Scott at 45 Gilman Drive in Gilford from 10 a.m. to noon.

Bill Lord, Extension Fruit Specialist Emeritus, and Kelly McAdam, Belknap County Food & Agriculture Field Specialist, will lead this workshop for home gardeners. Emphasis will be on pruning apples, peaches, pears, and small fruit such as blueberries and raspberries. Varieties suitable to grow in central New Hampshire, how to maintain plantings and manage pests such as deer and voles will also be discussed. 

Pre-registration for this event is not required. A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested. Please come dressed for the weather, as this event will be held rain/snow or shine.  For more information or if special accommodations are needed, please call UNH Cooperative Extension Belknap County at (603) 527-5475.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:09

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Sidore Lecture Series at PSU presents Chuck Collins on Inequality Matters

PLYMOUTH. — The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at Plymouth State University will present Chuck Collins, senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Collins will speak in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Collins says the gap between rich and poor is the widest it has been in a century, and that our national conversation about how to address this challenge is polarized. He will discuss the impact of inequality and a path toward an economy that works for everyone.
Collins directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the institute, and is well known for his efforts to bridge the national debate on wealth inequality and taxes. He is cofounder of Wealth for the Common Good and the Patriotic Millionaires, two efforts to organize members of the "1 percent" to advocate for fair tax policy.
He is co-author with Bill Gates Sr of ''Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes'', and co-author of ''The Moral Measure of the Economy'', about Christian ethics and economic life. His most recent book, published in 2012, is ''99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It.''
The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series was established at PSU in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the university each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time. The series is named for humanitarian and New Hampshire businessman Saul O Sidore.
The theme for this year's series is "Whatever Happened to Ethics." The Sidore Series suggests that, "from hunger and the financial crisis in the U.S. and abroad to global warming, there is an ethical component to our failure in dealing with these issues." Series speakers discuss the ethical and moral expressions of the problems of today, and potential solutions.

The final speaker in the 2013–14 series will be author and retired educator and biologist Thomas F. Lee, addressing The Promises and Perils of the New Biology, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at the Silver Center.
All Sidore Lectures are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. A reception follows each lecture. Tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:05

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Friends of Belmont Football Football, Tilton Senior Center Holding Fundraiser at Applebees Saturday

TILTON — Friends of Belmont Football has teamed up with the Tilton Senior Center to serve breakfast on this Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Tilton Applebees.

For a donation of $10 guests will be served all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, milk, juice and coffee.
Tickets can be purchased at: Tilton Town Hall, The Vault in Belmont, Tilton Senior Center on Wednesday 7-9 p.m.and Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Or call Emily @ 491-8547 also Iris @ 286-9925. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Money raised will benefit both the Tilton Senior Center and Friends of Belmont Football.
Friends of Belmont Football is dedicated to bringing the sport of football to Shaker Regional School District Athletes. Their members are currently working very hard with both their superintendent and their school board to help create a cooperative football team with the Gilford School District.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 09:58

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