Family Resource Center Offers Welcome Baby! for New Parents

LACONIA — Welcome Baby! an initiative of the Family Resource Center (FRC) of Central New Hampshire provides Belknap County families with a beautiful tote of gifts as well as valuable parenting information, safety items for the home, books to promote literacy, and a community resource directory.

Welcome Baby! supports new parents at a critical time in their family's development, increasing their knowledge about what to expect and where to go for help. During a short visit with families, FRC volunteers deliver information on a variety of programs and services in the community. Families who would like a Welcome Baby! visit can enroll in the program at (click on the Family Resource Center link) or contact the Family Resource Center, 719 North Main Street, Laconia at 603-524-8811.

Welcome Baby! volunteers provide information on programs and services available in the community and offer time getting to know the family. A pair of volunteers visit families in Belknap County registered with the program to deliver a beautiful tote of gifts and valuable parenting information and resources. The time commitment is just a few short visits per month. Those who are interested in volunteering can contact Katherine Peringer at Lakes Region Community Services Family Resource Center This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-524-8811.


Free DAK Halloween Cook Out

MEREDITH — DAK Financial Group will be hosting their annual Halloween Monster Meal at the DAK Financial Group building in Meredith on Friday, Oct. 31. Everyone is invited for hot dogs, chips, hot apple cider and coffee from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

There is no charge. The address is 328 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, NH 03253. We welcome all scary monsters prior to their trick or treating.

Painted palette auction Thursday night in Plymouth

ASHLAND — Twenty-three palettes created by the artisans of Artistic Roots will be auctioned off on Thursday, October 23 at the Common Man in Plymouth. The evening will start at 6 p.m. with appetizers and the live auction will begin at 7 p.m. with auctioneer, Bob Gannett.

The palettes show the how varied the creativity and imagination is among the artisans. Their visions include: a felted palette showing autumn apple picking, felted birds in flight, a Shaker tray in the shape of a palette, a beaded embroidery necklace using the theme, a stain glass window with dragonflies and crafted in a tiger maple frame; a photograph of a loon swimming underwater, folk art designs, a mosaic of cosmos, fused glass, watercolors, acrylics and oils used to paint various New Hampshire scenes, wood, metal and pottery and glass. The bidding on all pieces will start at $100.

The Gallery would like to thank their sponsors where the palettes have been on display for the past month. The sponsors include: Ashland: Meredith Savings Bank, Wholly Tara; Bristol: Whipple House Bed and Breakfast, Earthly Treasures, Renaissance Florists, Cardigan Mountain Store, Twin Designs; and Holderness: Walter's Basin; Plymouth: Rand's Hardware, Meredith Savings Bank, Dresser's Unlimited, Red Gate Gallery, Suzan Gannett Creations at Artistic Roots, Peppercorn Health Store, Children's Dentistry of the Lakes Region in Plymouth , M and M Scoops, CADY, Harris Brothers Furniture, Northern Exposure, Baker Valley Floors, Artistic Roots, True Colors. These sponsors supported this endeavor of the Gallery and its desire to share the profits with the "Keep the Heat On Program".

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Artistic Roots, 73 Main Street in Plymouth and at the door that evening.

I-L White Team in lead after first math meet of season

MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes White team led for small schools in the first meet of the season with 132 points. They were followed by Belmont with 99 points and Newfound White with 94 points. Top scorers for the team were Autumn Carlson and Cam Daly with 14 out of 18 points each. They were followed by Parker Caswell, Joshua Schmalle, Trevor Colby and Sam Otis with 12 points each. Remaining scorers on the White team were Ben Jacques with 10 points, Isabel Cunningham and Liam Donohoe with 8 points each, and Jonah Steiss with 6 points.
The Blue team finished 5th out of 7 teams with only 6 out of 10 possible members and a score of 61 points. Top scorer was Johnny Cox with 14 points. The remaining team members, who are all new to math team this year, included Tyler Taggett and Kylie Dickenson with 8 points each, Ian Daly with 6 points, and Ambrose Bean with 4 points.
The teams are coached by Diane Mega and Bob Marcoux.