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Applications now being accepted for Dancing with the Lakes Region Stars

MEREDITH — The 5th Dancing with the Lakes Region Stars is slated for Friday, November 14 at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium. Community members interested in taking part in Dancing with the Lakes Region Stars November 2014 can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday, September 10th.

Laura Brusseau and Ashley May Halsey's four events have raised over $30,000 for Lakes Region's non-profits. Each event features four men and four women are selected to be the "stars". The winner will receive 50% of the shows proceeds donated to his/her charity. The other seven cast members will split the remaining proceeds. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:32

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Grand Exhalted Ruler to visit local Elks Lodges on Sept. 23

LACONIA — John D. Amen, the national leader of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, accompanied by his wife Marcia, will visit the New Hampshire State Elks and their Lodges on Tuesday, September 23.

Grand Exalted Ruler Amen, a native of Denver, Colorado, and now the highest ranking officer of this organization which has close to 1 million men and women in its ranks, is coming to New Hampshire as part of a tour through New England during the month of September.

His trip to the Granite State will include a luncheon at the Laconia Elks Lodge #876 at 1:30 pm and a reception-banquet given in his honor at the Plymouth, NH Elks #2312 which will start at 6 pm. In Plymouth,  Amen will speak on his objectives and goals for the Order. Elks from all over New Hampshire will be in attendance to meet John and his wife Marcia.

The Elks, who contribute millions of dollars in the form of philanthropic programs every year, are best noted for their work with veterans, youth and the promotion of many youth activities. Through the Elks National Foundation, the organization sponsors numerous scholarships, youth projects, drug education and awareness programs, a national "Hoop Shoot" basketball free throw contest, a youth soccer shoot off contest and assistance for children through major projects of some of the State Associations.

The Elks have ldges in 14 New Hampshire towns and cities with a statewide membership over 7,000 members. The Elks provided over 36,908 hours of volunteer help in the Granite State last year. Members and their helpers also traveled 209,774 miles in New Hampshire in conjunction with the Order's programs. The Elks total contribution to the state of New Hampshire last year amounted to $1,357,608.02

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:29

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Guys’ Night Out to hear from UPS supervisor

GILFORD — The first Guys’ Night Out program since the spring begins on Thursday, September 18 at 6 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church, located at 19 Potter Hill Road. 

Tony DeBlasie, IE Supervisor for UPS, will be talking about the UPS system that moves packages from businesses to homes. He will address how UPS has had to re-invent itself in order to accommodate the increase in online ordering and will explain how UPS manages the Christmas season with its inclimate weather.

The evening will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and then the program by Mr. DeBlasie. The cost for the evening is $12. Resevations are requested before Monday, September 15. To RSVP call 524-6057 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. t. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 09:04

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Sanbornton Baptist Church holding benefit dinner & auction on September 20

SANBORNTON — The Second Baptist Church will hold a benefit dinner and auction in Laconia on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. to raise funds for the renovation of the 200-year-old church.

The event, which will feature antiques, gifts and certificates, will be held at the Grace Capitol Church in downtown Laconia. Tickets for this event are $25 per person. This donation will help rebuild an old church that has a heart for serving our communities. Included with this ticket is an opportunity to take home some terrific bargains and enjoy an Italian buffet-style dinner catered by Contigiani's of Laconia.

Auction items include paintings and prints, boating and fishing excursions, restaurant gift cards, pottery and baskets, furniture and tools, amusement tickets, and crafts.

Donations are greatly appreciated, say event organizers.

The Silent Auction starts at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m., with the Live Auction scheduled to start at 6:15 p.m.

Early ticket purchase recommended as seating is limited. Information about tickets is available by contacting Sandy Leighton at 524-5992.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:10

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