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Gilford High Holding Annual Craft Fair

GILFORD — More than 130 craftsmen and artists will take part in the annual Craft Fair at both Gilford Middle and High School on Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be a wide variety of crafts, jewelry, crystal, baked goods, fudge, gourmet popcorn, gift baskets and holiday decorations.

Food will be available at the food court located in the middle school cafeteria.

The Gilford High Senior Class of 2014 will raffling off gift certificates and selling coffee, hot chocolate, donuts and meatball grinders to help raise money to help offset the cost of graduation, senior yearbook dinner and their class trip.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:46

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Cash and Cans Set for 27th Fundraising Year

FRANKLIN — Mix 94.1fm, along with Northeast Communications Radio Stations 106.9 WSCY and 100.1 The Planet, presents its 27th annual Cash-and-Cans money and food drive for the holidays December 6-13.

The fundraiser, started by Mix 94.1fm's Fred Caruso in 1987, raises food and money for ten central New Hampshire charitable organizations, from food pantries to soup kitchens to toys-for-tots programs. Caruso, along with morning co-host Amy Bates, will be accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations with 100% of the proceeds from Cash-and-Cans staying right here in our central New Hampshire area.

"We live in a wonderful area, neighbors helping neighbors, friends helping friends, people helping folks they've never even met. That's what Cash-and-Cans is all about," said Caruso. "Through the organizations Cash-and-Cans donates to, literally hundreds of families, kids and the elderly will enjoy the holidays because of the generosity of the people and businesses who donate to Cash-and-Cans." Look for the Northeast Broadcast Van at the following locations to make your donation:

Friday 12/6: 3:30-6 p.m., Santa & His Workshop in Downtown Franklin

Saturday 12/7: 7:30-9:30 a.m., Pines Community Center Northfield's Christmas Breakfast.

Monday 12/9: 5:30-10 a.m., George's Diner, Meredith; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Funspot, Weirs Beach; 2-5 p.m., LR Jewelers/Sal's Pizza, Belmont.

Tuesday 12/10: 5:30-10 a.m., McDonald's Tilton; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., HK Powersports, Laconia; 1-3 p.m., The Wine'ing Butcher, Gilford; 4-6 p.m., Belknap Subaru, Tilton.

Wednesday 12/11: 5:30-8 a.m., Willow Hill Food & Beverage, Franklin; 8-10 a.m., Stafford Food & Beverage, Tilton; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Kramer & Hall Goldsmiths/Franklin Savings Bank/Prescott's Florist, Downtown Laconia; 2-4 p.m., Irwin Motors, Laconia; 5-8 p.m., Tilt'n Diner, Cash-and-Cans spaghetti dinner. At the dinner, NY Yankees minor leaguer and former Winnisquam High School standout Jordan Cote will be on hand to sign anything you'd like from 6-8 p.m. for a donation to Cash-and-Cans.

Thursday 12/12: 5:30-10 a.m., Park-N-Go Market, Northfield; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., T-Bones, Laconia; 2-5 p.m., Franklin Savings Bank, Upper Central Street Branch; 5-7 p.m., Ciao Pasta, Northfield.

Friday 12/13: 5:30-10 a.m., McDonald's Franklin; 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Benson Auto,m Franklin; 2-5 p.m., Grevior Furniture, Franklin; 5-7 p.m., Chrissy's Paw Spa, Franklin.

Donations can also be made through the mail. Please make checks payable to Cash-and-Cans and mail to Mix 94.1fm, PO Box 941, Franklin, NH 03235. Look for special events during Cash-and-Cans week online at www.mix941fm.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:32

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Irwin Automotive Supports Local Food Pantry with Fill Up the Pick-Up

LACONIA —  With the holidays comes the spirit of giving and helping others. Irwin Automotive has teamed up with the Citizen newspaper to support the local community this holiday season. Both businesses will be helping the local food pantry in their mission to collect non-perishable food items for families in need. Help us fill up the pick-up at Irwin Automotive with food items for those less fortunate this season.

This food drive will run December 4 through December 23 and people can drop items off at the Irwin showroom located at 59 Bisson Ave in Laconia.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:27

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Gilford Historical Society Taking Part in Craft Fair Saturday

GILFORD — Gilford's Historical Society will once again have a table at the Gilford Middle High School Fair on December 7 at the usual place in the hallway near the food court in the Middle School. Members have made and will be selling many attractive evergreen swags in various sizes and with different colored bows.

There will also be the unique Gilford throws which include the gazebo, covered bridge and many other Gilford landmarks on it; they come in burgundy, forest green and slate blue.

"The History of Gunstock Parish", a book that tells the history of Gilford, will also be available.

The Historical Society is looking for people to participate in the second annual Candlelight Stroll on Saturday, December 14th from 5-7 p.m. The Historical Society's three historical buildings will be open for tours and volunteer help is needed to have volunteers in each building for a one-hour segment. Volunteers will not be giving a formal presentation, but will be available to answer questions. Contact Kathy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 524-3390 if interested.

The Candlelight Stroll Committee is trying to get more musical groups, either singers or musicians, to perform near the bonfire by the gazebo in the Village Field, or to stroll the candlelit street.

If interested in volunteering in any way, shape or manner, contact Kathy for the Historical Society or Dee at 527-4732 for the Candlelight Stroll Committee.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:14

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