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Bank of New Hampshire Supports NH Humane Society's 'Paws for a Cause'


LACONIA  — Bank of New Hampshire is proud to be a "Silver Paw" sponsor for the NH Humane Society's "Paws for a Cause" Comedy Night & Auction event which will be held on Thursday, August 7th from 6 pm – 9 pm at Church Landing in Meredith.

The animal welfare agency based in Laconia will host their annual auction to benefit the cats and dogs at the shelter. New this year will be Paul Gilligan and Cristine Hurley, two comedians who will keep you laughing long after the live auction. There are many wonderful items up for auction including sports memorabilia, lawn sculptures, a golf getaway for four, a trip to Ireland, and jewelry just to name a few.

"Community support helps us complete our mission each and every day, finding forever homes," stated Marylee Gorham NHHS Managing Director. "Pledged to provide medical, behavioral, spiritual and emotion rehabilitation for all the Lakes Region's lost, abandoned, abused and simply unwanted creatures requires immense resources, both monetary but also human capital. With an active board of directors, staff and countless volunteers, we can affect a positive outcome for so many who arrive at our doors – but only with the support of our friends."

Tickets to the event can be purchased by calling 603-524-3252 x 309, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Passed hors de' oeuvres are included in the ticket price of $65 per person.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:56

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LRGHealthcare Golf Classic on Aug. 11 features several hole-in-one prizes

LACONIA — A new car, tractor, and big night out in the Lakes Region are just some of the prizes which will be awarded during the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic on Monday, Aug. 11 at Laconia Country Club.

This two-flight scramble format competition with 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. shotgun starts will feature golf, meals, fun contests and raffles, and prizes. Proceeds from the day's event will benefit the LRGHealthcare HealthLink Program.

Golfers could win a fabulous prize if they sink a hole-in-one, including a car from the Irwin Automotive Group; a Kubota BX1870 tractor with loader and mower deck from MB Tractor & Equipment courtesy of Dr. Paul Racicot and Family; or $2,500 to either Fratello's Italian Grille or Patrick's Pub & Eatery thanks to our two favorite local restaurants.

For the sixth year LRGHealthcare is honored to welcome Bank of New Hampshire as Presenting Sponsor of the Golf Classic. Other generous sponsors include Gold Sponsor DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders Inc.; Silver Sponsors Brennan & Pike and Cross Insurance; Golf Ball Sponsors Cerner Corporation and FairPoint Communications; Bronze Sponsors Giguere Electric Inc., Landmark Benefits; Meredith Village Savings Bank, and MetroCast Business Services; Cart Sponsors Franklin Savings Bank and LRGHealthcare Board of Trustees; and Corporate Sponsors Electric Connection, Golden View Health Care Center, Gragil Associates Inc., Humana MarketPOINT Inc., HVAC Unlimited, Jackson Lewis LLP, Melcher & Prescott Insurance, Northern Peabody LLC, Nuvasive, Stanley Elevator Company Inc., Stewart's Ambulance Service Inc., and The Foundry Financial Group. Taylor Rental joins us once again as a major in-kind donor of the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic.

Foursome spots and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information and ways to support please contact the Office of Philanthropy at LRGHealthcare, 527-7063 or visit our website: www.lrgh.org.

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6th Annual ForMatt Foundation Golf Tournament to be held on August 15

MEREDITH — The 6th Annual ForMatt Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, August 15 at the Derryfield Country Club in Manchester.
The ForMatt Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to honor the joyful spirit, generous heart, and adventurous spirit of Matthew Choiniere ,who passed away in November of 2008 at the age of 22. He was the son of Julie and Vint Choiniere of Meredith and a 2004 graduate of Concord High School.
The ForMatt Foundation provides grants for children making it possible for them to participate in healthy activities that would not normally be within their means. These activities may include programs such as music, art, theater, dance and sports.
Through participation in fun and engaging activities children build positive childhood memories that will last a lifetime. Research shows that when children have positive experiences at a young age, they are better able to manage adversity later in life. The foundation has awarded many grants during the past couple of months to many young people in the Lakes Region for a variety of activities.
It is currently recruiting players and sponsors for the annual tournament.
It is accepting registrations for $100 on or before August 1 or $125 after August 1. Fees are per player and include green fees, golf, cart, and luncheon. Go to www.formattfoundation.org to download player registration and sponsor form or call Vint Choiniere at (603) 707-4736 for more information.

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Former Plymouth resident returns with new book

PLYMOUTH — Author and former Plymouth resident Jennifer Wixson will read from her newest book at a reception on Friday, Aug. 1, from 4-6 p.m. at the Pease Library.

Wixson's new novel, "The Songbird of Sovereign,"  tells the story of the town's most popular person, the retired music teacher Miss Hastings, age 88. The book weaves back and forth from the 1940s to the present day revealing how the self-centered teenager, Jana Hastings, becomes a small town's most beloved resident.

Wixson writes about small towns, something she knows a lot about after having lived in Plymouth (and several other small New England towns) from fifth through 12th grades. She left Plymouth in 1976 and eventually settled in central Maine, where she now lives with her husband tending her Scottish Highland cattle in the spring and summer and writing books in the winter. To date, she's published three books in a series of novels that celebrate small-town living. The Sovereign Series will eventually number four novels, all set in the fictitious farming community of Sovereign, Maine.

"Sovereign is a combination of all the small towns I've ever lived in," Wixson says, "including Plymouth. Small towns taught me the true caring nature of people, and the importance of looking out for one another."

The public is invited to attend the Pease Library reception. Autographed copies of all Wixson's books will be available for purchase.

For more information on the Plymouth event visit http://www.peasepubliclibrary.org/pease/. Those who are unable to attend the Aug. 1 library reading and discussion you can purchase autographed copies of all Wixson's books and learn more about The Sovereign Series at http://www.thesovereignseries.com/

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 10:38

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