LACONIA — Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items, will open its first store in Laconia at 163 Court Street, Suite 5, close to State Farm Insurance, today.
Company officials said they chose this location for the store because it's convenient to where their customers live and shop as well as the garages where they take their vehicles for repair.
David Armstrong is the new general manager and works with five other team members at the new Laconia location. A 15-year veteran of the automotive and retail sales industries, Armstrong has been with the Advance Auto Parts Team about three years.
The new store offers customers a wide range of parts and recognized national brands as well as several free services. Store team members will provide free installation for new windshield wipers and also offer a complimentary check of the vehicle's electrical system and old battery, as well as provide free installation of a new battery with purchase on most vehicles. The store offers fast parts delivery to local commercial customers such as professional mechanics and garages. During regular store hours, customers may drop off used motor oil and batteries for recycling – ensuring that these materials don't end up in landfills where they could harm the environment.
The store is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 09:08
NORTHFIELD — From Monday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 31, those who donate non-perishable food items for local food pantries to Hall Memorial Library can clear their fines.
Drop off items at the circulation desk and wipe your slate clean. Fines does not include payment for lost items. Only current or past due fines accrued can be forgiven. When donating please consider the total of the fines, and donate in good conscience. There are many people in need in this challenging economy and the pinch is felt more acutely during the holidays.
The library is closed on December 24 and 25 and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 31.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:43
MEREDITH — VynnArt Gallery and Art Supplies is pleased to present the very first exhibition of unique photography by the Richard Heroux. The show will run from Saturday, December 14 through Sunday December 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 o.m.
In this show Richard Heroux presents photographs that represent how he feels about his passion: Photography. In 2007, Richard began photography with a group of friends in Rhode Island. It didn't take him long to realize that it was more than just a hobby to him. He moved to New Hampshire in 2010. There his work became focused on New England landscapes and wildlife.
Richard has displayed his work at several shows throughout Rhode Island, Massachusettes, and New Hampshire. He belongs to the Lakes Region Camera Club and is affiliated with the Lakes Region Art Association.
Join the artist on Saturday, December 14, from 2-5 p.m., during a free reception at VynnArt Gallery located on 30 Main Street, Meredith. Richard will be available to discuss his work. For more information call VynnArt at 279-0557.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:38
WOLFEBORO — The inaugural Abenaki Ski-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, January 25 at 4:30 p.m. at Abenaki Ski Area.
The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Friends of Abenaki and construction of a new Ski Lodge at Abenaki Ski Area. The event is co-sponsored by Wolfeboro Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Abenaki.
The Ski-a-Thon will be a 60 minute endurance skiing event between up to 50 skiers and snowboarders to see who can ski the most laps in that hour. Participants may ski on any trail and the hill will be closed to the public during the event. Spectators are welcomed and encouraged to come cheer on the skiers during this exciting event. Prizes will be awarded for most laps skied and most money raised per lap. First place award for most laps will receive a $75 gift card to Ski Works.
The event is for ages 5 and older. Adults are encouraged to participate. The $10 participation fee helps cover costs of the event. Each person participating is asked to fill out a donor pledge form. Each pledge is per lap completed during the 60 minutes of the Ski-a-Thon. For example, a donor can pledge $3 per lap, and for each lap completed by the participant the donor would owe them $3. Thus, if 7 laps are completed then the donor would owe the participant $21. Each participant will need to collect at least 5 pledges of at least $1 per lap each in order to participate. Minimum pledge is $1 per lap. All donor pledge forms will need to be turned in on the day of the event. Participants do not need to collect money from donors. Friends of Abenaki will mail them their bill following the event. All proceeds go towards the construction of the new Abenaki Lodge in 2015.
The music will be cranking and food, burgers, hot cocoa and more will be available for sale. Young and old alike are encouraged to sign up to take part in this event that will also include the annual Christmas tree bonfire from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and will be followed by a Kingswood varsity hockey game from 7 to 9 p.m. To register for the event visit www.wolfeboronh.us/abenaki.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:40