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Sen. Forrester hosting minimum wage talk on April 16

PLYMOUTH — Senate Finance Chairman Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, will host a panel discussion on Wednesday, April 16 to 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the
Pease Public Library in Plymouth to discuss the state's minimum wage and proposed legislation coming before the Senate later this session. Senator Forrester will be joined by David Juvet, Senior Vice President at the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, Jeff McLynch, the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, and Bruce Berke, of the Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group, who represents a number of small New Hampshire employers, including businesses in the tourism, lodging, retail, and restaurant industry. Time will be allotted for a question and answer period following the panel.

The panel discussion is open to the public but seating is limited. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Liz Sheil at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 271-4980 by Monday, April 14 at noon.

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Nursery Guild Holding Spring Boutique

LACONIA — The LRGH Nursery Guild will be holding their Annual Spring/Summer Children's Boutique on Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center. Those who are looking for quality, gently used Spring/Summer clothing, shoes, toys and furniture (no cribs or car seats) will find this is place to come. The semi-annual clothing boutiques are the biggest fundraisers for the Guild. Proceeds raised from these event are given back to the Lakes Region communities.
For those are interested in consigning or donating, items will be accepted during the following times. Wednesday, April 9, 6-9 p.m. and Thursday, April 10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center. Items we are accepting are Spring and Summer children's clothing (newborn to size 16), toys (no stuffed animals) and children's furniture (no cribs or car seats please).
For more information email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 524-3211 ext.3018.

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Elks Hoop Winners Announced

CONCORD — The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held their New Enlgand Regional Hoop Shoot in Gorham, ME. on March 22. President Ed Norway along with the officers and members of the New Hampshire State Elks Association are proud of and congratulate the following who represented New Hampshire.

8-9 Year Old Division: Grace Cardin – Nashua Lodge #720, 6th, Trevor Lebrecque – Nashua Lodge #720, 4th

10-11 Year Old Division: Leia Brunt – Plymouth Lodge #2312. 3rd; Aidan Kane- Derry-Salem Lodge #2226 6th

12-13 Year Old Division: Delaney Ross – Laconia Lodge #876 5th, George Welch – Derry-Salem Lodge #2226 4th.

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Annalee Thorndike Art Competition winners will be announced on Thursday

LACONIA — A sure sign of spring in the Lakes Region is the Annalee Thorndike Art Competition, currently on display at the Belknap Mill. Annalee Thorndike set up this merit scholarship in the year 2000, when she made a generous donation to the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, establishing an endowment fund. Each year since then, this fund has helped many Lakes Region High School graduating seniors with their plans to major in art and continue to develop their artistic goals. In this way, Annalee's love of the arts is perpetuated.
This year, nine student artists from Lakes Region High Schools have submitted examples of their work. They are Kelsey Burbee, Kristen Jarvis, Emily Wernig, Michael Xioa, Brandon Sheppard, Holly Smith, Alyssa Woods, Lydia Swedberg and James Horne.
Well-known area artists Mary Ellen Boudman, Jeri R Bouthamy, and Roger Gagne will judge the artwork.
The public is invited to view this display at the Mill, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Winners of the Annalee Thorndike Art Awards will be announced at a reception at the Mill on Thursday, April 10, beginning at 7 p.m. Members of the Thorndike family will also be in attendance.

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