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Festival of Trees Benefits Child Advocacy Center

BARNSTEAD — Sticks & Stones Farm of Center Barnstead will be hosting the Annual Festival of Trees event Friday, November 22-Sunday, November 24.

Join local businesses throughout Belknap County to vote for your favorite decorated tree. This fun-filled, family event includes sleigh rides, hot cocoa/hot cider, marshmallow toasting, baked goods, carolers and pictures with Santa on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 per person or $20 max per car. 6 and under free.
Proceeds will benefit the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center (GLCAC) of Belknap County. The Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit that serves children between the ages of 2 and 18 who have been victims of crime; specifically sexual abuse, physical abuse and witnesses to violence.

The GLCAC provides direct service forensic interviews, coordination of child abuse investigations, referrals to medical/mental health treatment and community outreach through awareness and prevention trainings.
To purchase a tree for your business call 524-5497. Trees are $45 and decorating times are November 21 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and November 22 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information visit Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreaterLakesCAC.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:13

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Breast Cancer and Beyond group to meet

LACONIA — The November Breast Cancer and Beyond gathering will be on Monday, November 25,  from 4:30-6 p.m.

Brian Paterson, ND of the Holistic Health Center will provide an overview on the benefit of relaxation techniques to promote health and enhance physical functioning.

There will also be an opportunity to participate in the practice of "Guided Imagery". The remaining time will be used for socializing, sharing and support.

The gathering will be held at the Women's Imaging Center located at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia.

RSVP appreciated but not required. For more information on the Breast Cancer and Beyond Support Program, contact Ginny Witkin ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) at 527-2940.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:09

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Bolduc Park hosting cross country ski program

GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department will be offering four weeks of Cross Country Ski Lessons at Bolduc Park this winter. Lessons begin on Saturday, January 4 and will continue through January 25 (in the event a day is cancelled because of poor weather, it will be made up the week(s) following January 25). Lessons begin at 10 a.m. and rental skis may be picked up at 9 a.m. at Piche's Ski Shop.

Registration forms are available at the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department, Bolduc Park and Piche's Ski Shop. Mail, fax or drop off registrations directly to Piche's Ski Shop.

Cost is $70 per person including rental equipment, $40 per person if using your own equipment.

For more information contact Bob or Pat Bolduc at 524-2068.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:06

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Social Security and Estate Planning Sessions Offered

FRANKLIN — To educate Central New Hampshire individuals and families on their retirement options, Independence Financial Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Savings Bank, is offering complimentary educational sessions. Learn about Social Security & Estate Planning on Thursday, December 5, at the Bristol Office of Franklin Savings Bank (350 Lake Street) from 6–8 p.m.

To seek knowledge of Social Security options with an additional focus on Medicare, an additional session is being held on Tuesday, December 10, at the Tilton Office of Franklin Savings Bank (61 Laconia Road, near the Tilt'N Diner) from 6–7 p.m.

Seating is limited. To make a complimentary reservation, call Pam Hannan at (603) 934-8372 or 1-800-821-1776.

Independence Financial Advisors has been serving the financial management needs of northern New England residents, businesses, and non-profit institutions since 1995. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Savings Bank, IFA provides expertise and resources primarily from their Main Office shared with FSB at 387 Central Street in Franklin.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:03

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