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Carey House Needs Washing machines

LACONIA — The Salvation Army Carey House homeless shelter is looking for a donation of two new or gently used washing machines. The shelter provides on average 750-800 bed nights each month. All residents have access to free washer/dryer services 3 times a week while staying at the house. In addition the Carey House also provides free laundry services to outside social service agencies with clients in need.

The Carey House usually has 4 washers that are available, but due to general wear and tear we are currently down to only 2. This has forced us to stop all outside laundry services. If you or someone you know has a washer and would like to make a tax deductible donation please contact the Carey House ASAP. The sooner there are more washers, the sooner we can continue reaching out to those beyond our doors.

Contact Amanda Lewis- Shelter Director Monday-Friday at 528-8086 with any questions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 10:07

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Trio Veritas performing at PSU’s Silver Center for the Arts on September 21

PLYMOUTH — Violinist Sasha Callahan and cellist Leo Eguchi will join PSU Professor Dan Perkins at 1 p.m. September 21 at Plymouth State University, as Trio Veritas performs works by Shostakovich, Haydn and Stookey at the Silver Center for the Arts.
Callaghan and Eguchi, who are husband and wife, are known to regional audiences as New Hampshire Music Festival (NHMF) artists. Perkins is professor of music and director of choral activities at Plymouth State and also serves as principal guest conductor and director of choral activities for NHMF.
The trio will perform Piano Trio in E minor, op. 67 by Dmitri Shostakovich, Joseph Haydn’s Piano Trio in A, and a relatively new work, Piano Trio No.1 by Nathaniel Stookey. Perkins says Shostakovich composed the selected piano trio in 1943-44 as a lamentation for the death of his close friend, musicologist Ivan Sollertinsky and victims of the Holocaust, the news of which did not reach the U.S.S.R. until the liberation of the concentration camps began. “It is edgy and cynical, employing scales and rhythms of Jewish folk music,” Perkins states.
The Haydn trio is a mature work and unique in its two-movement form, the first of which Perkins describes as “an elegant adagio.” The second movement contrasts the first with “a rollicking, vivace dance.”
Stookey’s piano trio was commissioned by The Lee Trio and premiered in 2009 at Berkeley. It is dedicated to the Lee sisters (Angela, Lisa and Melinda), in honor of their maternal grandmother, Shih Kwok-Shing, who celebrated her 100th birthday last year and has been a very important and constant figure in the sisters’ lives. Each of the three movements is named for one of the sisters, using the Chinese names given to them by their grandmother, and prominently features their chosen instrument.
Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 10:04

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Free First-time Homebuyer Seminar


LACONIA —  The Laconia Area Community Land Trust (LACLT) has educated hundreds on all the ins and outs of buying a home. On September 20, a new group of would-be homeowners will learn everything they need to know about buying a home in a full-day seminar offered by LACLT, a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, and sponsored by Northway Bank.

So far, 300 (known) first-time homebuyers have graduated from LACLT's program, representing more than $44 million in local home purchases.

The seminar, to be held at the Northway Bank at Belknap Mall in Belmont, takes place on Saturday, September 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Topics include:

§ Credit and Budgeting

§ Qualifying for a Mortgage

§ Working with a Realtor®

§ The Home Inspection Process

§ The Closing Process

The First-time Homebuyer Seminar is free and open to the public; advance registration is required, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Register by calling Debra Drake, LACLT's Homeownership Director at (603) 524-0747 ext. 105 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . LACLT's full seminar and workshop schedule is available online at www.laclt.org.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 09:55

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Loon Center hosting program on protecting Peru's macaws

MOULTONBOROUGH — On Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough, the Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will present a program about "Winged Rainbows: Protecting the Macaws of Peru," with LPC Biologist Dr. Tiffany Grade.

Journey into the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, where researchers are investigating the ecology and life history of macaws as they work to protect them from increasing human threats. Biologist Tiffany Grade worked for three months as a volunteer researcher studying about a half-dozen species of macaws and about a dozen kinds of parrots and parakeets. She will introduce you to the macaws and the efforts to preserve these magnificent birds. Like loons, macaws have low reproductive rates, which complicates their survival.

The Tambopata Macaw Project is a long-term research project on the ecology and conservation of macaws and parrots in the lowlands of southeastern Peru. The forest there has the highest concentrations of avian clay licks in the world. A range of animals come to satisfy their need for salt along the river banks, but the biodiverse region faces an imminent threat from the paving of a highway. The project seeks to understand what the impacts may be for one of the forest's major icons.

The Loon Center is located on Lee's Mill Road; follow the signs on Blake Road from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School, or from Rte. 109 turn on to Lee Road and turn left on Lee's Mill Road. Refreshments will be served.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 09:51

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