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Rago, Smith to talk to Belknap County GOP


BELMONT — The next monthly meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30 pm at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd. in Belmont.

 This month's meeting will feature State Senate District 7 candidate Kathy Lauer-Rago, and Keynote Speaker US Senate candidate Bob Smith. Lauer-Rago will be facing incumbent Democrat Senator Andrew Hosmer in November, while Smith is vying in the September 9th primary for the opportunity to face incumbent Democrat US Senator Jeanne Shaheen in November.

Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. Per their usual meeting format, if you're interested in having dinner (at your option) and/or wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5 pm.

The Committee once again reminds everyone planning to attend to bring a non-perishable food item to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

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Business Luncheon Seminar: Solutions for Small Businesses

PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce  will offer a seminar on Smart Solutions for Small Business for its next Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar on Thursday, August 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at Pease Public Library.

Joyce Thorman and Matt Snow of Primerica will present an overview of financial concepts related to overcoming the most common financial challenges that business owners and employees face.

Attendees will learn basic money-management concepts and how to: build a retirement nest egg, mitigate expenses associated with long-term care, and protect themselves from life's everyday legal situations.

This presentation will assist the business owner to find the right program to match their company's needs and size. By helping employees with their financial futures, employers can provide them with something more valuable than money, peace of mind. As a result, businesses may find their employees more productive and loyal; a level of commitment that is priceless.

There is no charge for this event, but seating is limited, so reserve a spot by calling the Plymouth Regional Chamber at 536-1001 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

As a District Leader with Primerica (PRI), Joyce Thorman is licensed to guide individuals, businesses, organizations, and institutions through the complexity of "How Money Works". Joyce serves as the navigator/mentor/coach through the processes of establishing and implementing systems for the successful accomplishment of goals. By offering customized education and consultation to every individual who wants to improve their situation, Joyce is able to promote financial literacy and security among working Americans.

Matthew Snow is a Regional Vice President and Investment Adviser Representative with Primerica, Inc. Since 2005, Mr. Snow has been working to promote financial literacy and security among working Americans by partnering with businesses and organizations of all sizes to offer customized education and consultation for their respective associates.


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DQ/Orange Julius to partner with Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region to host Alex's Lemonade Stand

LACONIA — In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, DQ/Orange Julius of Laconia will join the middle school club members from the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region to host an Alex's Lemonade Stand on Wednesday, August 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This summer has been a "summer of service" for the Club's middle school members. Participants have engaged in a number of service projects to benefit a variety of recipients. Projects like making cards for hospitalized, beatification of a community members property and free car wash are a few of the projects the members have had the opportunity to take part in.

While developing the idea for a lemonade stand the middle school members were very optimistic and excited about the possibilities. After some discussions, DQ graciously offered their location for the event. Middle school members were very happy to learn that one of their favorite places in Laconia was willing have them as guests.

In addition to buying lemonade from the stand, there are three more ways to contribute. The Boys & Girls Club has set up a web page that you can make a donation to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, as well as texting the word "lemonade" to the number 1116925 to donate $10. The Boys & Girls Club is also selling paper lemons you can write your name on and have hung in the club entrance. If you would like to donate using a check, you can make it out to "Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation".

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Stone wall builder to speak in Meredith on Aug. 21

MEREDITH — Community Garden Club of Meredith and the Altrusa International Club of Meredith proudly announce a co-hosted Cultural Arts Program to be held August 21 at 7 p.m. at Meredith Community Center.

"The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls", will be presented by Kevin Gardner. He will explore the history, aesthetics, and philosophy of working with stone. The presentation will engage both the armchair craftsman as well as the beginning wall builder. The program cost is $10 per person. Reservations strongly suggested, call 253-3120.The air conditioned Meredith Community Center offers ample parking and is handicap accessible.

Kevin Gardner is a writer, teacher, tradesman, and a lifelong resident of Hopkinton. For nearly forty years he has built, repaired and restored stone walls as part of a family business widely known for traditional New England stonework, particularly for historic restoration of antique structures. He has also published poetry, songs, and essays as well as the anthology, Where The Mountain Stands Alone.

Don't miss the opportunity to explore the New England fascination with the simplicity and endurance of stone walls that seemingly wander through our woods and farms border our roads and tell a story of hard work, dedication, and beauty. Kevin will share tips and techniques that will demystify and simplify wall building.

Tickets will be available at this event and all garden club gatherings for the 2014 Summer Raffle. This season featuring: the Home Tweet Home barn board bird house created and designed by a local Meredith artist. Winning ticket will be drawn at the closing luncheon on Thursday, October 2. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for local students studying horticulture and environmental sciences

The Community Garden Club of Meredith is dedicated to promoting horticultural education, community beautification and conservation through volunteerism and friendship. For more information, visit: www.meredithgardenclub.org

Altrusa International of Meredith NH Inc. is a 501 (c)(4) nonprofit volunteer organization that creates a better community through service, partnerships, and leadership. Fundraising proceeds are dispersed by the Altrusa International Foundation Meredith NH Inc., a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, that supports the Inter-Lakes Christmas Fund, the Moultonborough Santa Fund, area food pantries, scholarships, and other Altrusa initiatives.
For more information, visit: www.altrusameredithnh.org.

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