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Enjoy Doo-Wop Music with the Rockin' Daddios June 11

LACONIA — The Rockin' Daddios will bring you back to a simpler time with songs from the 1950s and 1960s when they perform at Taylor Community June 11 at 6:30 p.m.

You'll be guaranteed to smile, tap your feet and sing along with the true American sound of Doo-Wop as memories of Sock Hops, Drive-In Theatres and Malt Shops run through your mind.

This free event is open to the public and will be held at Taylor's Woodside Building. RSVP by calling 524-5600 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , to ensure seating.

The Rockin' Daddios are comprised of Angelo Gentile, Bo Guyer, Jim Rogato and Drew Seneca. The men formed the group after singing together in numerous musical reviews written by famed director and producer Irene Deschenes. When not performing as the Rockin' Daddios, each member performs individually in various theatre productions across the state, including "Les Miserables," "Spamalot" and "Little Shop of Horrors" to name just a few.


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Wesley Woods hosting the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on June 12



GILFORD — Wesley Woods Homes in Gilford is excited to be hosting Lakes Region Chamber's Business After Hours. Come join the street party and share in the fun, food and music the afternoon of June 12 from 4-6 p.m.

Wesley Woods is a maintenance-free community for people age 62 or over. Guests will learn more about what makes it a great place to live and meet the folks who have created a neighborhood of caring friends while getting to see the variety of house designs and learn how to prepare to have one built for you or someone you know.

Wesley Woods takes care of all the yard work (unless you want to do it yourself), snow removal, trash removal, inside maintenance and outside
maintenance, leaving you with more time to do what you want.

Wesley Woods Homes in Gilford is part of Deaconess Abundant Life Communities, a not-for-profit organization serving people as they age since
1889. Deaconess communities in Massachusetts - Rockridge in Northampton, Newbury Court in Concord, Seashore Point in Provincetown - employ and serve more than 900 people through a range of housing and service options. For more information, call 603-528-2555, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wesleywoodsnh or visit the website at www.wesleywoodsnh.org.  Register to attend this event on the Chamber
website www.lakesregionchamber.org or Facebook.

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Meredith Garden Club Luncheon, Tour at Moulton Farm

MEREDDITH — Moulton Farm will host the Community Garden Club of Meredith under the tent on Thursday, June 19 for a Farm Inspired Luncheon and Guided Tour at noon.

Members and guests will enjoy a special menu from the farm kitchen and bakery prepared by Chef Jonathan and the Moulton Farm staff. The cost is $20 per person. Reservations are required. Call 279-8828.

The Summer Raffle will kick off under the tent. A hand made barn board bird house created and designed by a local artisan will be showcased. Tickets will be available at all the garden club gatherings. Winning ticket will be drawn at the closing luncheon on Thursday, October 2.

Following the luncheon and social gathering, it's "all aboard" for a guided tour of the farm, gardens, and greenhouses.

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Granite United Way Delivers $14 Million in Support to local communities

LACONIA — Granite United Way's Board of Directors have announced that $14 million in support will be delivered to local communities throughout New Hampshire and Windsor County, Vermont this year. This impressive figure is a result of the recently completed grant funding process led by more than 140 volunteers across the state, including many of them here in the Central region where they committed 500 volunteer hours to the process.

Statewide, the grant funding process and donor designations awards $4.6 million to more than 500 non-profit programs that provide important services. Additionally, Granite United Way initiatives provided $1 million in community investments such as literacy initiatives, tax preparation assistance, 2-1-1 NH and other critical services across the state.

"Granite United Way continues to work with local volunteers in identifying needs within each of our regions, including the Central Region," said Gary Long, Chair of Granite United Way Board of Directors. "Our local volunteer decision-making teams are embracing the strategic goals we've set as a Board of Directors to further the impact we've seen happening with donor investments."

In addition to the volunteer-led grant funding process, Granite United Way has played a key role in several critical initiatives that combined bring in $8.7 million into the community. Examples of these initiatives are the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program that returned $6.3 million in federal tax refunds this year to struggling families throughout New Hampshire and Windsor County, Vermont. Granite United Way also worked closely with its 2-1-1NH initiative and programs like Familywize to secure more than $2 million in prescription drug savings for New Hampshire residents.

"Our deliberations this year were no less challenging than in the past. The applicants, as always, are high impact programs with excellent leadership. They provide critically needed services and are highly valued partners in our efforts to reduce poverty by 20% by 2020 in Belknap County. We worked through decisions focusing on our poverty reduction goal and ensuring we invest in necessary and sustainable social service that will provide maximum return on donor dollars. After site visits and interviews with the programs leadership, we had numerous heart felt conversations, laboring over limited funding dollars." said Maryann McCormack, Granite United Way Board Member and Community Impact Committee member.

Programs like the Lakes Region Child Care Services are among the non-profit programs that will be awarded funding this year.

"Granite United Way funding allows Lakes Region Child Care Services Inc. (LRCCS) to fulfill our mission to provide high quality, affordable, child care. This is a critical work support and provides great value to business and communities. High quality child care changes the trajectory of each child's life. The Nobel Prize winning economist, James Heckman, estimates a seven to ten percent, per year, return on investment in early childhood. This number is based on increased school and career achievement as well as reduced costs in remedial education, health, and criminal justice system expenditures. This return on investment out performs the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 index." said Marty Ilg, Executive Director of Lakes Region Child Care Services.


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