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Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Holds Tree of Memories Ceremony at Moulton Farms

LACONIA — Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice held the first of five Hospice Tree of Memories events this past Saturday, December 7 at Moulton Farms in Meredith. With over 50 memorial doves dedicated to friends and loved ones, a crowd of hospice supporters gathered around the "Tree of Memories" to sing, read names and celebrate the life of those being honored.

The Hospice Tree of Memories, one of the most meaningful and expressive events of the holiday season, celebrates its 18th annual commemoration this year. This occasion provides opportunities for family, friends and neighbors to remember a loved one by placing an inscribed porcelain dove, a symbol of serenity, peace and tranquility, on one of the five evergreen trees.

This event brings people together to share feelings of hope and love in a serene setting as participants celebrate lives well lived, lives that will be missed. Those who participate in this beautiful and moving ceremony often experience a deep sense of renewal and a new feeling of unity and closeness to their remembered loved one.

Additional Tree of Memories ceremonies will be on Saturday, December 14 and will include morning services (11 a.m.) in Wolfeboro at Huggins Hospital and in Ossipee at the Ossipee Main Street Building on Moultonville Rd., afternoon services ( 1 p.m.) will be in Wakefield at the Town Office and in Alton at the Town Office. All are invited to attend, for those who would like more information or wish to inscribe a porcelain dove ornament to memorialize a loved one inquire at 569-2729.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:07

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Help Available for Signing Up for Obamacare

LACONIA — The Service Link Resource Center will be co-hosting an Affordable Care Act Enrollment Fair on Saturday, December 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lakes Region Community College - CAT Building.

Certified counselors will be on hand to assist people in signing up for insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace. This service is free and is open to the public. For more information, call the Belknap County Service Link Resource Center at 603-528-6945.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:27

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FairPoint expands high-speed internet access

LACONIA — More residents in the Granite State can quickly e-mail photos, download music and surf the Internet now that FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband service to more than 325 additional homes and businesses in Laconia. FairPoint high-speed Internet is available for the first time to the eligible customers living in the areas described below.

Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $200 million in its communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England, including building thousands of miles of new fiber across the region. FairPoint's new fiber-based, high capacity network offers customers a better, faster way to communicate.

"Broadband access opens doors to the world for the residents and businesses in New Hampshire and is fundamental to the state's future economic growth," said Pat McHugh, FairPoint's New Hampshire state president. "Our employees are working every day to build more broadband across the state. We are pleased to announce we have expanded the availability of high-speed Internet to more homes and businesses."

This expansion is part of FairPoint's plan to increase broadband access to 95 percent of its service areas in New Hampshire. High-speed connection areas include portions of the following streets/roads in Laconia: Aberry Lane, Admirals Lane, Alpine Circle, Birdie Way, Captains Walk, Cardinal Drive, Carol Court, Carriage Lane, Chipper Lane, Clover Lane, Constellation Drive, Constitution Way, Cow Path Drive, Crane Circle, Crimson Drive, Craft, Davidson Drive, Deerfield Turn, Drew Lane, Drummer Trail, Duffers Drive, Eagle Drive, Exeter Place, Fells Way, Fern Lane, Foliage Lane, Fox Crossing Lane, Freedom Lane, Gables Drive, Garden Circle, Golf View, Hackberry Lane, Hampton Court, Harvest Lane, Hemlock Circle, Heron Trace, Hidden Cove, High Point, Hummingbird Lane, Independence Way, Lantern Circle, Liberty Run, Long Bay Drive, Loon Lane, Molly Lane, Mulligan Court, Outerbridge Drive, Parade, Patriots Drive, Ponds View Lane, Prides Point Way, Race Point, Rockport Drive, Rose Point, Songbird Lane, Surry Lane, Sweetbrier Way, Tartan Hollow, Teddington Way, Williamsburg Circle and Yale Place.

To find out if you are eligible for FairPoint's high-speed Internet and to obtain information about prices and bundled plans, residential consumers can call 1-866-984-2001 and 1-866.984.3001 for businesses or visit www.FairPoint.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:21

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Alton Masons Holding Breakfast Buffet

ALTON  — On Sunday, December 15 from 7-11 a.m., the Masons of Winnipisaukee Lodge in Alton will be hosting their monthly Breakfast Buffet, open to the public, at the Lodge on Rte 28, a quarter mile south of the Alton Circle.

With fresh fruit, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, omelets, bacon and sausage, home fries, beans, pancakes, french toast, coffee and juice being served, all for $10, it is a perfect time for family and friends to sit down and enjoy an all you can eat breakfast buffet.

For more information, go to www.winnipesaukeemasons.com, or contact Walter Gibbs at 387-2538.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 10:16

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