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GotLunch! seeking Ashland donations

ASHLAND — It has been determined that  it takes $110 to feed one child for the 10 summer vacation weeks that the GOT LUNCH?  program provides food for the children of Ashland and Holderness.
This program seeks to provide healthy lunches each week for children in the elementary grades.  Sign up will begin at
both Ashland and Holderness schools shortly.  Only healthy foods, including a protein source and fresh fruit and vegetables are put into each week’s lunches  In addition, milk vouchers are also provided.
 Volunteers pack lunches in tote bags each Monday during the summer at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Ashland and drivers from Ashland and Holderness deliver them to the children’s homes.  The bags must be returned to the drivers each week for re-filling the following week.   
Food prices are rising and every effort is being made to keep costs down and still provide the quality food that GOT LUNCH? requires. None of this would be possible without the generous help of our faithful donors.  Would you or your business become a donor this year?
Checks may be sent payable to:

Got Lunch – Ashland and Holderness,  c/o Anne Lamson, 3 White Mountains Court Apt. 6, Ashland, NH

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 09:54

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Meeting set to air plans for proposed dog park

LACONIA — The next meeting for the proposed Happy Tails Dog Park will be held on Tuesday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center at 306 Union Avenue.

The meeting is open to all Lakes Region residents who are interested in learning more about the organization and the plans for the park. All plans for the proposed park will be available for viewing. Volunteers are welcome.

For more information visit www.htpdnh.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 09:40

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Police Institute director to address Plymouth area Democratic Party group on Wednesday

PLYMOUTH — Jeff McLynch, the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI), will be the featured speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Plymouth Area Democrats on Wednesday, May 21, at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center on Depot Road in Plymouth. McLynch's presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience at its conclusion.
With the minimum wage a central topic of debate in Concord, many local business owners are interested in the impact such a change might have, particularly on smaller businesses. McLynch has spoken in favor of legislation to restore and to increase New Hampshire's minimum wage, recently stating, "Today, far too many in New Hampshire go to their jobs, put in a full day's work, and return home to a life of need, because it is all but impossible to make ends meet on the current minimum wage." He believes that restoring and increasing the minimum wage will help families "to put food on their tables, clothes on their back, and heat in their homes."

In 2011, the Legislature repealed New Hampshire's minimum wage law. Now determined by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the minimum wage in New Hampshire is the lowest in New England.

The NHFPI is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to exploring, developing, and promoting public policies that foster economic opportunity and prosperity for all New Hampshire residents, with an emphasis on low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

McLynch manages the NHFPI's operations and oversees its research, communications, and outreach efforts. He previously served as State Policy Director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, where he helped coordinate its efforts to provide policymakers and the public with accurate and timely information on tax systems across the United States. McLynch also served as the Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and on the professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University.

The Plymouth Area Democrats welcome the public to attend their meetings, which start at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck supper and social hour, followed by a brief business meeting and featured event. For further information, call 536-2856.

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Lakes Region Symphony’s spring concert is Sat.

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra as we welcome Spring on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, where the auditorium will be filled with the glorious sounds of Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms.

The concert will open with Beethoven's Egmont Overture, and our season will conclude with Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Two veteran LRSO performers, oboist Kenda Corcoran and violinist Jann Sparks will perform J.S. Bach's lyrical "Concerto in C minor for violin and oboe," accompanied by our chamber orchestra.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students college-age and under and can be purchased on-line at www.LRSO.org/tickets or by using the mail order form on the web page. Tickets are also available at: Innisfree Bookstore and the Mobil station opposite the town docks in Meredith. They can also be purchased at Greenlaw's Music in Laconia, Bayswater Books in Center Harbor, and at the door, if still available on the evening of the concert.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 08:45

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