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Granite State Glass gave $10,000 to Children’s Auction

LACONIA —  Granite State Glass recently presented a $10,000 check to the 2014 NH1 Children's Auction in support of the annual five day event held every December in Laconia with the help of countless volunteers and donors who have helped turn it into a major campaign on an annual basis since 1982.

"We've supported the Children's Auction for years and this year we really wanted to take it to the next level" said David Ryan from Granite State Glass who was on hand with Drew Marcotte to present the check. "This was a great opportunity to give back to the communities who have supported GSG over the years and join so many other organizations who help make this event possible."

Local companies and volunteers support the WLNH Children's Auction by providing cash donations, sponsorships, and staff, allowing employees to serve the community at the WLNH Children's Auction during what would normally be work hours. Binnie Media, Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook, MetroCast, Franklin Savings Bank, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Bank of New Hampshire, Laconia Athletic and Swim Club, Patrick's Pub and Eatery and many other organizations contribute their priceless support.

Everything for the event is donated; phone service, trees, lights, auction items, computers, the location where the auction is held. Even the food is donated by local restaurants which provide meals for the all volunteer staff throughout the week.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 10:33

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Annual Art Walk in Meredith is Thursday

MEREDITH — The Meredith Village Galleries will be holding their fifth annual Art Walk on Thursday, Dec. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., in partnership with The Greater Meredith Program which will be hosting a Christmas Stroll in the Village.

The Meredith Village Galleries include Gallery 51 (51 Main St.), the lakes gallery at chi-lin (17 Lake St.), Bleu Waves Gallery (38 Main St., Unit 3) and VynnArt Gallery and Art Supplies (30 Main St.).

Gallery 51 will feature original art of owner Christine Hodecker-George. Gallery 51 also features custom framing and private art instruction.

Share the Holiday Spirit with gifts from International Non-profits at the lakes gallery at chi-lin. Owner, Suzanne Lee also features fine art from several artists, custom framing and group workshops.

VynnArt Gallery is featuring more than 80 small paintings by 40 members of the Lakes Region Art Association. VynnArt also features fine art from dozens of local artists and art supplies.

Carole Keller, owner of Bleu Waves Gallery, will be celebrating her grand opening. Bleu Waves features Carole's fine art, commissions and lessons.

For questions or more information on this Holiday event please contact Vynnie Hale at 279-0557.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 10:28

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Local water quality activist receives Spirit of NH Volunteer Service Award

NEW HAMPTON — Janan Hays, who has devoted considerable time to water quality issues in the Meredith, New Hampton and Center Harbor area, has been honored by the State of NH with a Spirit of NH Volunteer Service award.

The announcement of Hays' selection was made by Deb Corr and Dave Reilly, cochairmen of the Waukewan and Winona Watershed Protective Association.

The Spirit of New Hampshire Volunteer Service award is given annually by Volunteer NH in collaboration with the Office of the Governor. Spirit of NH awards honor outstanding contributions to volunteerism in New Hampshire that strengthen communities and improve the lives of citizens of NH.

Hays, the vice chairman of the Waukewan and Winona Watershed Protective Association, was recognized for her exemplary contributions to volunteerism and to the betterment of life in NH for her work in environmental protection and education and the numerous environmental projects she has undertaken over the past few decades. A sampling of her environmental endeavors includes spearheading, conducting and often funding environmental protection and education projects in cooperation with local and state government and agencies.

She began and continues a NHDES VLAP program for Snake River, served on a board where she worked to stop development along Snake River, helped bring a lake host program to Waukewan and continues as a volunteer lake host, developed a weed watcher program with NHDES for Waukewan, and conducts annual training sessions which she expanded to include other water bodies in the Waukewan/Winona watershed; has been an active LPC volunteer since the mid 1980s.

"It takes tremendous energy and dedication to be an environmental steward of Janan's caliber," according to Ms. Corr. "Janan has dedicated her life to the often difficult and contentious work of protecting the environment for current and future generations. We consider ourselves very lucky to have her participation in our organization" said Dave Reilly.


Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 10:22

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Dog obedience classes beginning in January in Laconia

LACONIA -- The next dog obedience class offered by the Laconia Parks and Recreation Department, will begin Jan. 7, and run through Feb. 11.

Classes will take place every Wednesday at the Laconia Community Center, 306 Union Av. Beginner classes will be held from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., and advanced classes from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.  The cost will be $70 for the six weeks.

Dogs must have all of their shots before joining our class. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

Those with questions about the classes or who wish to register can go to the Laconia Parks & Recreation Department's office at the Community Center at 306 Union Ave., or call 524-5046.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 10:17

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