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Laconia Historical and Museum Society Plans Antiques Appraisal Day on Nov. 23

 

LACONIA — Laconia Historical and Museum Society will present their quarterly Antiques Appraisal Day hosted by The Laconia Antique Center on Saturday, November 23, from 2–4 pm.

This quarterly program and fundraising event will utilize the talents of local appraisers Doug McGowan, Linc Fournier and Greg Peverley as well as David Wiggins, Art Appraiser, to determine the value of participants' items. They will use the "team" approach to determine a value and share information with the audience that is unique to each item.

These appraisers are experienced with stoneware, clocks, coins, toys, silver, rugs, jewelry and general antiques, and with the assistance of David Wiggins are able to add art appraisals. The cost is $5 per appraised item with all proceeds to benefit the Laconia Historical & Museum Society.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 09:18

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Tioga River Water Company Partners With EPA's WaterSense Program

GILFORD — Tioga River Water Company, the owner of Gilford Village Water System and Tioga River Water System, has teamed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense program to help customers save water for future generations and reduce costs on their utility bills.

WaterSense aims to save water by focusing on reducing water wasted indoors and outdoors. WaterSense is unique in that the program not only promotes easy water-saving practices, but the program also includes a product certification program. When a WaterSense label is advertised on the packaging of a water fixture, customers are guaranteed that the product has been tested to ensure the product uses 20% less water and performs the same or better than similar models.

To kick-off its partnership with the WaterSense program, Tioga River Corporation will soon be releasing details about a high-efficiency showerhead change out program to be offered to customers. "By offering WaterSense labeled showerheads to customers we are helping to ensure enough water for future generations and helping the community save money and resources", said Norman Harris, III, Water System operator.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 09:15

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Buy Local, Give Local Effort Underway in Wolfeboro

WOLFEBORO — Wolfeboro merchants have a lot invested in the community and they give year round to various non-profit organizations.
Winnipesaukee Chocolates, for example, gives 10% of their profits year round to a variety of worthy organizations such as Squam Lake Science Center, the Castle Preservation Society, Perform It! Young People's Stage Company and the Loon Center.
Gatherings by Stellaluna, on the other hand, is currently working to get a $10,000 grant for the Food Pantry.
Now many of Wolfeboro's merchants are working together to give to local non-profit organizations through the months of November and December by doing Buy Local, Give Local.
For the next two months a percentage of what is spent in Wolfeboro will be given to a variety of organizations.
Winnipesaukee Chocolates has pledged to split 5% of their sales between GALA and Appalachian Mountain Teen Project.
Stellaluna is going to continue to give to the food pantry.
Sarah Copplestone, at Artisans Corner, has six jars on her counters with the names of non-profits. After customers make a purchase, Sarah is giving them money back to put in the jar of their choosing.
Additionally, there are drawings weekly in these stores for Wolfeboro Bucks. These bucks will be redeemable at all participating merchants and will increase in value as the New Year approaches. Make sure you register each week!
So do your Christmas and other shopping at the following stores and let some of your money go to the many non-profits supported in the Wolfeboro area: Artisans Corner, The Country Bookseller, Black's Gifts, Sandy Martin Gallery, Granite State Goodies, Sprouts, Flags over Winnipesaukee, Penny Candy, Butternuts, Emma Taylor, Marie's Treasures, Gatherings by Stellaloona, The Art Place, Champagne Taste, Winnipesaukee Chocolates, Made on Earth, Mari's Treasures.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 09:07

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Kiwanis Club presents a donation to the Christmas Fund

Meredith Kiwanis presented $1,000 to the Inter-Lakes Christmas Fund this year. The IL Christmas Fund provides toys, clothing stocking stuffers and food baskets during the holiday season to members of community with children in the Interlakes School District. Those interested in joining the Meredith Kiwanis should call 581-8413 for more information. In the image (left to right), Wendy Bagley, Kiwanis Member; Nancy Howe from the IL Christmas Fund & Stephen Gasco, Kiwanis Member and current President. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 09:02

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