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Sen. Forrester holding apple crisp social in Ashland

ASHLAND — Sen. Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, will host a meet and greet in Ashland at the Common Man Commons at 48 West Street (across from the Comfort Inn) on Tuesday, October 28th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

"As the state senator for District 2, I believe it is extremely important to listen and be accessible to constituents. This event is just one more way I am continuing this focus all while having a little fun too," added Senator Forrester.

The apple crisp social is free and open to the public. RSVP's are appreciated by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 279.1459. RSVPs received by October 26th will be entered in a free raffle.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:41

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Gilmanton awarded N.H. the Beautiful grant

GILMANTON — Gilmanton was awarded $800 to assist with the purchase of a 40 Yard Open Top Roll-Off Container for use at the Gilmanton Transfer Station.

The Transfer Station has two 40 yard containers, used for construction and demo collection, that are old and in need of repair due to rust and large holes. With the purchase of this new container, the town will be able to swap out the older containers and send them out for repair. Once the construction and demo containers have been repaired, the new container will be used to collect lite iron and metal to be sent out for recycling.

The award was presented to Arthur Capello (Town Administrator), and Ed Lang (Solid Waste Manager) by Marilyn Weir of Northeast Resource Recovery Association, John Dumais of NH Grocers Association/NH the Beautiful and Larry Melanson of Coca Cola Co./NH the Beautiful. NH the Beautiful applauds the Town of Gilmanton for continuing to improve the efficiency of its recycling program.

NH the Beautiful, Inc. (www.nhthebeautiful.org) is a private non-profit charitable trust founded in 1983 and supported by the soft drink, malt beverage, and grocery industries of New Hampshire. By offering municipal recycling grants (over $2.5 million) and signs, anti-litter programs, and technical assistance to recycling programs, NHtB is a unique organization that represents a voluntarily-funded alternative to expensive legislation intended to achieve the same end results. New Hampshire the Beautiful, Inc. is now supporting the NRRA School Education Program (the Club). The Northeast Resource Recovery Association (www.nrra.net) is administrator for the New Hampshire the Beautiful programs.

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Genesis Behavioral Health Holds 48th Annual Meeting & Fundraising Auction

LACONIA — The Board of Directors of Genesis Behavioral Health will hold their 48th Annual Meeting, "Changing Perceptions, Building Support," on Tuesday, October 28, at 5:30 pm at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia.

John T. Broderick, Jr., former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court and Dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, will provide the keynote address. He is the current Executive Director of the Warren B. Rudman Center and Warren B. Rudman Chair.

"Mental illness knows no barriers, follows no rules, and impacts families and the community," said Maggie Pritchard, Executive Director of Genesis Behavioral Health, "The reality of the illness is hard to imagine for those who have not lived it. We are honored to have John Broderick join us to deliver this message. New Hampshire is fortunate to have him as a champion for mental health awareness."

As is its tradition, Genesis Behavioral Health will present the 2014 Helen Holbrook Leadership and Service Award and the Dr. George "Pete" Harris Community Service Award at the Annual Meeting. The Holbrook Award is given to an individual who leads by example and gives of themselves to strengthen the cause of mental health in the Lakes Region, while the Harris Award is presented to an individual who promotes increased awareness, sensitivity, understanding and acceptance of mental health issues in the Lakes Region through educating the public.

Genesis Behavioral Health will also showcase its 4th annual fundraising and awareness auction at the event. "Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 to support mental health programs and services for over 3,600 Lakes Region residents," said Kristen Welch, Director of Development & Communications, "Auction items will be on display at the annual meeting and mobile bidding will be available for on-site bids. We are grateful for the support and generosity of our many donors and bidders. This event is not possible without our sponsors, including 98.3 LNH, WEMJ, 104.9 The Hawk, Bank of New Hampshire, Northway Bank, Proforma Piper Printing, and LWSI."

The auction runs online 24/7 and ends on October 29 at 10:00 pm. To view the items, make a bid or cash donation, sign up for email updates or refer a friend, visit www.biddingforgood.com/genesisbh.

Members of the community who wish to attend the Annual Meeting should RSVP to Kristen Welch at 524-1100, ext. 445 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Genesis Behavioral Health is designated by the state of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties. A private, non-profit corporation, Genesis serves over 3,000 children, families, adults and older adults each year. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 603-524-1100 or visit the website at www.genesisbh.org. Find Genesis Behavioral Health on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates and information.

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Worry Free Property Management and RE/Max Bayside hosting Business After Hours on Wednesday


LACONIA — The owners, staff and agents of Worry Free Property Management and Restoration and RE/MAX Bayside Real Estate are joining together to welcome the community to Business After Hours on Wednesday, October 29th. The event will be held at their Laconia offices located at 423 Main Street in the heart of downtown from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For several years RE/MAX Bayside and Worry Free have occupied the building at the junction of Route 106/Main Street and Routes 3 & 11(Court Street/Union Avenue).

Chris Kelly, co-owner of RE/MAX Bayside said, "Our companies share more than just a business location. Our businesses both focus on serving the community by providing assistance to residential and commercial property owners with property maintenance, real estate sales and rentals, restoration services, and much more. Our companies have established a fantastic working relationship which benefits all of our clients. "

Tim Doucette, owner of Worry Free Property Management and Restoration added, "Worry Free prides itself on being property owners one source for all their commercial or residential property needs. Whether it's cleaning, restoration, building, or general maintenance, we do it all. Our team of dedicated, certified professionals works directly with clients to ensure their property is well cared for and partners with businesses, like RE/MAX Bayside, to provide services for their clients as well."

For more information, contact the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 524-5531. Registration is now open on the Chamber's website at www.lakesregionchamber.org.

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