LACONIA — Fusion, a non-profit organization promoting civic engagement, education, and strategic relationship-building, will hold its first "Inspired by Fusion" Non-Profit Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Belknap Mill.
The purpose of the event is to assist leaders and volunteers in the various groups in matching up, allowing them to blend their talents in an area they are passionate about. By gathering a diverse array of Lakes Region non-profit organizations, Fusion hopes to encourage community members of all ages to find out what the Lakes Region has to offer and learn about the non-profits that could use a helping hand.
Opportunities for involvement may vary between spontaneous volunteer shifts or events, ongoing volunteer service, and board and committee service.
Participants at the fair will include the Belknap County Economic Development Council, the Circle Program, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) NH, the Faith, Hope, and Love Foundation, the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center, Hands Across the Table, the Belknap Mill Society, the Laconia Historical and Museum Society, Laconia Kiwanis, Laconia Muskrats, Lakes Region Community Services, Lakes Region Municipal Volunteer Opportunities, Leadership Lakes Region, Network for Educational Opportunity, New Beginnings, NH Humane Society, New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, People Investing in Community and Kids (PICK), Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, the Rich Velasquez Youth Sports Equipment Foundation, the Santa Fund, ServiceLink, and the WOW Trail.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 09:58
GILMANTON — Read Across America is an annual reading program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Seuss, who died in 1991, wrote and illustrated over 44 children's books. His books have been translated into more than 15 languages. Over 200 million copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world.
The Gilmanton Corner Library has over 25 Dr. Seuss books to bring reading excitement to children. For the celebration the library has free Dr. Seuss hats, tattoos, badges, recipes and activity pages. Dr. Seuss DVDs are: The Lorax, The Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who!
For more information call 267-6200 or drop by the Gilmanton Corner Library.
Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 10:30
GILFORD — Applications for the Nathan J. Babcock Nathan J. Babcock Scholarship are currently being accepted. Application forms must be turned in to the appropriate Guidance Departments in either Laconia or Gilford by Monday, April 28.
Nathan J. Babcock was a senior at Gilford High School when he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that claimed his life on September 28, 2005. His wish was to go to college, and planned to attend the University of Rhode Island, but he never got the chance. The purpose of the Nathan J. Babcock Scholarship fund is to assist students with their endeavors towards post-secondary education.
Babcock was known for his positive demeanor, his great enthusiasm for life, and his ability to light up a room. Those who knew him best remember him for all these things, but more importantly, for his extremely kind and giving nature, his constant reaching out to others in need without any concern for acknowledgment. It is these qualities The Nathan Babcock Fund is most interested in. The concepts of kindness and compassion in one’s daily life and how one contributes to others are the key criteria used in awarding the scholarship.
Students who are graduating from Gilford, and Laconia high schools are eligible to apply, if they are planning to attend a post-secondary educational program in the fall of 2014. Post- secondary educational programs include, but are not limited to, 4 year college, 2 year college, apprenticeship, and technical programs. Students who have graduated in past years from one of the two high schools listed, and who are still pursuing an education, may apply.
All scholarships will be awarded at the 2014 Awards Night at each high school by a member of the Babcock family.
Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 10:18
PLYMOUTH – The Enterprise Center at Plymouth is pleased to present the second workshop in the Small Business Legal Series with Devine Millimet: Identifying and Protecting Your Intellectual Property on Thursday, February 20, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth.
Kim Peaslee, of the legal firm Devine Millimet, will present information about how to identify Intellectual Property (IP) you may already have, and help you determine how to capture any IP you create so that you can make a conscious decision to protect it or not.
Following this workshop, a Devine Millimet lawyer will be available for consultations at the ECP.
As a member of Devine Millimet's Patent, Trademark and Licensing practice group, Kim Peaslee assists clients with a wide range of intellectual property matters. Her years of experience in both patent and IP litigation legal departments for firms in Boston, Nashua, and now Manchester, contributed to Kim's experience with patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and litigation matters. As author of several articles on intellectual property law, Kim is affiliated with Arthur Gajarsa Inn of Court, Boston Intellectual Property Inn of Court, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Boston Patent Law Association, and winner of the Merck Patent Fellowship award 2006-2009.
Upcoming workshops in the Small Business Legal Series will meet on the third Thursday of the month from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Conference Room at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth. Topics include: NH Taxation for Small Business Owners in March, Employee vs. Independent Contractor in April, Raising Seed Money in May, and Fair Use in Copyright and Trademark in June.
Winner of the 2013 New Hampshire Small Business Champion of the Year awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Devine Millimet's team encompasses extensive experience and a broad range of legal skills working hard to build strong relationships with clients and solid foundations for their businesses. Their lawyers live and invest in the communities in which they work and maintain an energetic passion for cutting-edge issues and topics revealing their deep understanding for the businesses they serve. Established in 1947, Devine Millimet has grown to its premier status as one of the largest business and litigation law firms in northern New England with offices strategically located in Manchester and Concord, NH. For more information about the business launch program, please visit their website at www.DevineMillimet.com.
This program is sponsored by the NH Community Development Finance Authority, Plymouth State University, and the Economic Development Councils of Belknap and Grafton Counties.
Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 10:09
- Health Insurance Marketplace Information Session
- Catholic Parish to Host Retreat with Renowned Speaker
- Comfort Food Buffet cancelled
- Lakes Region Camera Club Presentation by Alan MacRae on 'Portraits of Laconia'
- Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative meeting next Friday
- Athletic Dept. & Coaches Council re-instating Laconia Hall of Fame