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Patrick's Pub is hosting the next Business After Hours on March 26

GILFORD — Patrick's Pub & Eatery of Gilford will host the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on March 26 from 4-6 p.m. at the restaurant located in Gilford. Jeff and Allan Beetle, co-owners of Patrick's and in their 20th year, invite chamber members and guests to their restaurant.

Opened in 1987 by Walter Kelleher and named after his father from County Cork, Ireland, Patrick's was an instant hit in the Lakes Region. Seven years later, Patrick's was sold to brothers Jeff and Allan in 1994, instilling a new spirit of quality, enthusiasm and service and has now been in operation for a total of 26 years.

Since that time, Patrick's has established itself as a quality restaurant that gives back to their community. They have been recognized with several prestigious awards including Restaurant of the Year (New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association), New Hampshire Good Neighbor Award (National Restaurant Association), the Corporate Soul Award (Belknap County EDC) and most recently the Beetle family received the Irwin Award, recognizing their community leadership.

Guests attending this event will enjoy a delicious variety of appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. Craft beer and wine sampling will be available for the beer and wine enthusiast. The evening will also feature live music beginning at 5 p.m. Several door prizes will be raffled including a pass for 4 to play 18 holes upstairs at the indoor golf club. Guests are welcome to visit the indoor golf club that afternoon as Callaway will be featuring their latest golf equipment for the upcoming season.

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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 09:04

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New Scholarships Available For Fire Science Students at Lakes Region Community College

LACONIA — The Community Colleges of New Hampshire Foundation has announced that a new scholarship fund is now available for students in the Fire Science Programs at Lakes Region Community College.

The Frank Fernald Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to carry on Fernald's legacy of firefighting and informing the public about fire protection and fire science. The Frank Fernald Scholarship Fund is for students who are enrolled part- or full-time in fire technology, fire protection, or fire science at Lakes Region Community College. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2015.

Fernald was a firefighter who retired from the Portsmouth Fire Department with the rank of captain. He passed away in 2011. During his time as a full time, active duty firefighter, Fernald attended classes nights and weekends to earn his degree in Fire Science from Lakes Region Community College.

After his retirement from the fire service, Fernald continued his passion for firefighting by photographing fires battled by many New England departments. These photographs became a resource for training and investigations. He also became well known by sharing these images through slideshow presentations throughout the State and region.

Fernald understood the importance of civil service. Upon his passing, many people spoke of what a great influence he had on their lives. He inspired many people to become firefighters in Portsmouth and the surrounding Seacoast area. He encouraged people to follow their dreams with his contagious smile, great sense of humor and an expectation of success.

Frank's family and friends have joined together to establish an endowment fund in his memory in the hope of enabling others to pursue their passion for a career in firefighting. The Community Colleges of New Hampshire Foundation website features the scholarship application and a donation page for friends who wish to contribute to the scholarship fund: www.ccsnh.edu/foundation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:41

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Cabin Fever Reliever dinner at Meredith church Saturday

MEREDITH — The First Congregational Church is holding a supper which organizers are calling a Cabin Fever Reliever Dinner on Saturday, March 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dinner selections will include chicken and biscuits, macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, baked beans, various casseroles, scalloped potatoes, bread and rolls, salads, pies and beverages.

The cost of the meal is $8 for adults, and $4 for children under 12.

Reservations can be made by calling to 253-6845. Reservations are appreciated but not necessary.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:37

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Melcher & Prescott Helps Boys and Girls Club Obtain $1,000 Grant

LACONIA — In support of their fundraising efforts to establish a permanent home, the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region was awarded $1,000 through the Community Grants Program of Co-Operative Insurance Company. Melcher & Prescott Insurance facilitated the transaction.
"We think the Boys and Girls Club does great work for the youth of the Lakes Region," said H. Thomas Volpe, President, Melcher & Prescott Insurance. "We're proud to support their efforts."

"We greatly appreciate this thoughtful gift as we build toward our future," said Cheryl Avery, Executive Director. "We couldn't succeed in our endeavors without the support of community partners like Melcher & Prescott."
Co-operative Insurance Companies' Community grants Program was established in 2004 to assist with community projects across Vermont and New Hampshire. Through this program, Co-op partners with its agents and directors to provide funds for capital campaigns throughout the two states.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:30

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