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Ballard House Inn Honored by Tripadvisor

MEREDITH — The Ballard House Inn has been recognized as one of the top Bed and Breakfasts and Inns in the country through TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor.com is a travel website providing directory information and reviews of travel-related content.

The Inn was one of 25 properties receiving the 2014 Travelers' Choice award, which is based on reviews and opinions from travelers throughout the world.
Brian and Lynn Krautz are the owners and innkeepers of the Ballard House located on Parade Road in Meredith. They purchased the Inn in May 2012. For more information, visit their website www.ballardhouseinn.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:56

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Mountain Lake Chorale in Concert at Taylor Community

LACONIA — The Mountain Lake Chorale (MLC) returns to Taylor Community Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Woodside Building. The group will perform a number of selections with a Valentine's Day theme.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required to ensure seating. Call 524-5600, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The MLC was started in April 2009 and now has 14 members under the direction of Leslie McDonnell. Members of the group collectively travel about 575 miles to rehearse each week. They hail from nine different states originally and live in 10 towns throughout the Lakes Region.

Five members have bachelors of music or music education degrees and two have masters of music degrees. Ten members play a total of 14 instruments. The group has performed in 14 different states and 29 foreign countries. They bring a love of singing to their weekly rehearsals and hope to share that love with the audience Feb. 11.

Taylor Community is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community whose mission is to provide the highest quality retirement living options to support the independence, health and dignity of community residents. Visit www.taylorcommunity.org and check us out Facebook to keep up with all our events.

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Irwin Automotive to Give Away Roses on Valentine's Day

LACONIA — Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Irwin Automotive hasn't forgotten. All day on Friday February 14 the dealerships will be handing out roses to any woman they see.

Irwin constantly looks to give back to the community and this is just another way of showing their appreciation and saying thanks. Stop in at any Irwin location for a special Valentine's gift.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:50

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Belknap County Republican Committee Monthly Meeting with former Cong. Frank Guinta

BELMONT — The next monthly meeting of the Belknap County Republican Committee will be held on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Top of the Town Restaurant, 88 Ladd Hill Rd in Belmont.

This month's guest speaker is former Cong. Frank Guinta of Manchester. Cong. Guinta has decided to challenge current Cong. Carol Shea-Porter in an effort to win his seat back and return to Washington, DC. However, to do so will require Cong. Guinta to first win the Republican primary vs. former Dean of the UNH Business School Dan Innis. Cong. Guinta will share his thoughts about the current environment in Washington, and his plans for the future if the voters return him to our nation's capitol.

In addition, Sen. Joe Kenney, the Republican candidate for the District 1 Executive Council seat of the late Ray Burton, will be attending. For anyone who hasn't met Joe yet, this will be your last opportunity to hear from him at a Belknap County GOP meeting prior to the March 11 Special Election.

Also, introducing himself to the Committee will be the current Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, Aaron Day.

Belknap County GOP meetings are open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. Per their usual meeting format, those interested in having dinner or who wish to socialize before the meeting, plan to arrive as early as 5 p.m.

The Committee is stepping up its request for food pantry donations. With the onset of very cold and snowy weather and increases in propane and oil prices, it's straining the financial resources of those who are less fortunate. The committee asks each attendee to please remember to bring non-perishable food items to the meeting for distribution to local food pantries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:49

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