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Roche Realty Group Reports Sales in Excess of $103 Million for 2013

MEREDITH — Roche Realty Group, Inc. with offices in Meredith and Laconia, has reported sales volume in excess of $103 million for the 12 months ended December 31, 2013.

The firm enjoyed an increase of 30% in sales volume and unit sales compared to the previous 12 months. The company had a total of 395 transaction sides, making this one of the strongest years on record since 2004.
Frank Roche, president, commented, "I attribute this exceptional year to our professional realtors and our dedicated support staff. Their commitment to superior service and their hard work day-in and day-out certainly made things happen." The company averaged over $1.98 million in sales volume per week over the 12 month period.
He continued, "We spent a significant amount of our budget promoting our listings on a regional basis, and we completely revised and upgraded our website RocheRealty.com, our internet optimization, and our marketing presence on over 32 national and international real estate websites. Through our worldwide connections with LuxuryRealEstate.com and other national portals we increased our market reach immensely."

The company produced a very strong showing in waterfront sales where it was ranked one of the top firms in the state in unit sales. The semi-retirement and second home markets produced strong results with a large number of cash transactions fueled by a slowly recovering economy.

Communities such as South Down Shores, Long Bay, Nature's View, Willow Pond, and other water access communities throughout the Lakes Region showed exceptional activity. Roche Realty Group, Inc. specializes in residential, waterfront sales, vacation properties, condominiums, single-family subdivisions and PUD's, as well as new construction, commercial sales, and investment properties.

Roche Realty Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent family owned real estate companies in New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 09:35

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Pancake Breakfast in Belmont on Sunday

BELMONT — The Robert Leroux Council Knights of Columbus Council 10943 is hosting a Pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 19 at St. Joseph Church. Breakfast will be served following the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. masses.

The breakfast menu will include but is not limited to: pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausage, juice, coffee, and milk. Tickets will be available at the door on the morning of the breakfast. The cost of admittance is $7 per person or $28 per family of 4 or more.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 04:00

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Interlakes Theatre Brings Nunsense A-Men

MEREDITH — The Interlakes Summer Theatre is staging yet another "off-season" production, this time with the hilarious Nunsense musical "NunsenseA-Men".

There will be two performances, Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 9 at 3 p.m.

The cast will feature Dan Pivovar and Mikey LoBalsalmo, (two favorites from The Full Monty); AEA actor Kenney Greene, (2013 director/choreographer of Ain't MisBehavin), and newcomers Marc de la Concha and Gregor Smith, all of New York City. Adam Tilford will musical direct, with Kasey Sheehan and Adam Bates as Lighting & Sound Designers.
"This show is so funny", says producer Nancy Barry. "I've wanted to do it for a long time and after catching a production in Portsmouth, I just had to put it on the schedule, especially because I knew I had perfect talent to fill the roles. The show has all the comedy and warmth of the original with the hilarious twist of the characters being played by men. I was also so impressed by the work of Director/Choreographer Patrick Dorow of Patrick Dorow Productions and knew I had to get him to join our team." Patrick will be joining the cast to rehearse in NYC, before coming to Meredith.
If you are familiar with the original Nunsense musical, you will be familiar with the characters, Sister Mary Regina (Reverend Mother), Sister Hubert (Second in Command), Sister Robert Ann (the troublemaker from Brooklyn), Sr. Mary Amnesia (who can't remember who she is and channels a lot through her puppet Sister Mary Annette), and Sister Mary Leo (the Nun Ballerina).
All tickets are $25 and are assigned. Tickets can be purchased online at interlakestheatre.com or by telephone to avoid convenience fee, at 1-888-245-6374. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:26

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Adult Ed offers Daytime HISET Classes

LACONIA — Daytime HISET (High School Equivalency Tests) preparation classes are held at Laconia Adult Education on Monday through Thursday from 8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. These classes run through June and are free/

The The HISET Test offers adults an alternative to complete a secondary education. It is a HISET Certificate and not a High School Diploma. A HISET Certificate enables you to attend a Vocational-Technical or Community College or apply for a job where a High School education is required. The HISET Test is given by appointment only. Anyone under age eighteen must be enrolled in a HISET Options Program in order to take the HISET Test. Information can be obtained by calling the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.
The HISET Test covers Reading Comprehension in the subject areas of Science, Social Studies and Literature and the Arts. The Math section requires students to be proficient in basic Math, Fractions, Decimals, Percentages in addition to Algebra and Geometry. The Writing section of the HISET Test covers Grammar and Punctuation and a Written Essay. The HISET Test is written at a 10th grade reading level.
For more information about the daytime or evening HISET Preparation classes or the HISET Test, call the Laconia Adult Education office at 524-5712 or drop by Room #108 at Laconia High School.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:00

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