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McIninich Foundation Supports Mill Business Plan

LACONIA — The Belknap Mill Society has received operational funds from the McIninch Foundation for the development of a sustainable business plan.

The Mill trustees have been engaged in developing a new strategic plan and a development plan to increase membership and funding as well as to support a full-time executive director, responsible for implementing the two plans. In July, the Society hired Denise Sharlow as development director, subsequently naming her the Mill's executive director.

Sharlow has been involved with non-profit organizations since her migration to New Hampshire in 1996. She brings a background in entrepreneurial enterprise, arts and entertainment development and management, banking, and economic and community development.

The Society also has made a significant investment in capital improvements over the last few years, addressing structural issues, window improvements, fitting up office space, and restoration of the iconic cupola and the flagpole that has been an identifiable fixture in Laconia for many years.
Funds from the McIninch Foundation will support the Mill's efforts to collaborate within the Lakes Region and secure funding for relevant projects that support its mission and the community's commitment to sustain a creative economy.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 10:39

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Kandi Edson Opens New CPA Office in Gilford

GILFORD — Kandi J. Edson is proud to announce the opening of Kandi J. Edson, CPA, PLLC at the Village West II plaza, 36 Country Club Road, Suite 823 in Gilford.

After relocating from Andover, Massachusetts over nine years ago, Kandi now resides in Gilford with her husband, retired law enforcement now working in real estate; and, their three teenage children, one heading off to college this fall.

When not counselling clients, Kandi enjoys meeting new people; family boating on Lake Winnipesaukee; hiking the Lakes Region; traveling to visit her retired, yet adventuresome, parents living in Nicaragua; and, spending time with her new border collie. She has 25+ years' experience in tax preparation, strategic planning, professional mentor coaching and year-round assistance.  For more information see www.kjecpa.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 10:34

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Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Hosts Volunteer Informational Sessions

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice will be holding two information sessions for anyone interested in becoming a Hospice volunteer. The information sessions will outline the expectations of volunteers who choose to work in this rewarding area and the training curriculum requirements.

The free training is especially geared towards people interested in helping individuals and families deal with end-of life issues, bereavement and loss. The training and class materials are free and open to the public.
Pre-registration is required.
DATES:

Thursday, February 6 at 10 a.m., Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Wolfeboro Branch 240 South Main St. Medical Arts Bldg at Huggins Hospital

Tuesday, February 11 at 12 noon Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Corporate Office 780 North Main Street, Laconia

Central New Hampshire VNA& Hospice encourages anyone who wants to learn more about end-of-life choices and the Hospice experience to attend the information sessions. Contact Pamela Littlefield, Volunteer Coordinator, to sign up for any of the dates. For more information call 524-8444 x2348 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 10:30

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Zeke Martin and the Oracle Jazz Band performs at Pitmans on Jan. 30

LACONIA — Zeke Martin and the Oracle Jazz Band will perform at Pitman's Freight Room on Thursday, January 30 at 8 p.m.

Born in Brussels in 1973, Zeke Martin entered the world with a pair of drumsticks in his hands. Members of the band include Zeke Martin-Drums/Band Leader, Brian Eggleston - Keyboard, Pat Loomis - Sax, Joe Sumrell - Bass. The Zeke Martin Project has performed in many locations throughout the northeast region, including the Berklee Performance Center, The House Of Blues in Boston, The Black Repertory Theater in RI, Minton's Playhouse and Sweet Rhythm, in NYC and tours Malaysia yearly.

Additionally, The Zeke Martin Project has shared the stage with such star performers as The Neville Brothers, The Funk Brothers, Ali-Ollie Woodson from the Temptations, three time Grammy nominee Ski Johnson and Regina Bell. The Zeke Martin Project also just won New England Urban Music Award Best Jazz CD 2010. Currently, The Zeke Martin Project resides in Boston, MA and continues to perform along the east coast and in Asia.
Admission is $12 per person doors open at 7:30 p.m. BYOB. www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 10:29

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